• 2019 Ford Explorer
    Explorer,  Ford

    All-New Ford Explorer Unveiled in Detroit

    Early this year, we got a really good look at the latest update to the Ford SUV lineup, the all-new Ford Explorer. The 2020 Explorer takes the model into its sixth generation. Its new year will also have its broadest model lineup ever. New Trims Ford is adding two new models to the Explorer in the form of the Explorer ST and Explorer Hybrid. With these new additions, buyers will get to choose from six Explorer trims, including the base, XLT, Limited, and Platinum models. An Explorer For Every Adventure “This new generation of Explorer recognizes that every family – and every driver – is unique,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford…

  • Winter Road Trip
    Road Trips,  Winter

    Midwest Winter Road Trips

    After a long winter, we can almost see the light at the end of the tunnel. If you are experiencing some cabin fever, there are some great winter road trips you can take right here in the Midwest. Parke County, Indiana The winter is an ideal time to visit this picturesque county with covered bridges dotting the countryside. Get a map at a local visitors’ center to find all the bridges. Don’t forget to visit the Clabber Girl Museum and Bake Shop in Terre Haute. Chicago, Illinois Spend a wintery weekend in Chicago and visit all the sites. Go ice skating in Maggie Daley Park. Don’t forget to stop at…

  • Ice Fishing
    Fishing,  Quad Cities,  Sports,  Winter

    Ice Fishing Near the Quad Cities

    If you like exploring rugged places in your pickup, then ice fishing is the perfect winter activity for you. Here are some great places for ice fishing around the Quad Cities area. Mississippi River While Tom Sawyer floated on the Mississippi in warmer weather, you can take advantage of the cold backwaters of the Mississippi. In Illinois, Pools 12, 13, and 14 provide great ice fishing because they are typically quick to freeze and take longer to thaw at the end of the season. Lake George While Lake George relies on colder temperatures to freeze, it’s great for fishing when the temperatures are cold enough. Channel catfish, bluegill, and walleye…

  • Reynolds Ford Merry Christmas
    Holidays,  Quad Cities,  Reynolds Ford News,  Winter

    Santa’s Visit to Reynolds Ford

    At Reynolds Motor Co., our goal is to make every customer feel like family. And how did we help achieve this during the holidays? We brought Santa to our dealership! On December 15th, Santa and his helper walked through the doors of the dealership (we have no chimney) and helped spread holiday cheer. Santa didn’t just come to hang out with the staff, though we were so glad to see him! He also came to help celebrate the holiday season with kids and their families. Over fifty families came out to the event and got to take pictures with the jolly man himself. It wouldn’t be a Santa party without…

  • Winter Car Care- Check Your Tires
    Car Care,  Tips & Tricks,  Winter

    Avoid Winter Weather Damage on Your Car

    Here in Illinois, winter can be long and harsh, and we have already seen the first signs. If you want to avoid winter weather damage on your car, here are a few tips to follow. Check Your Tires Tires with too little tread or not enough air pressure, will not have the traction they need when the roads get slick. Inspect your tires regularly to look for signs of wear. You can even consider switching to winter tires to get the best traction. Salty Aftermath The roads around here are regularly salted whenever bad weather comes. This salt ends up all over your car. If left there, it can cause…

  • New Year's Eve
    Holidays,  Quad Cities

    New Year’s Eve Celebrations in the Quad Cities

    Was 2018 as fun for you as it was for us? If you are ready to celebrate this year and look forward to 2019, you need a good party. Here are some of the best New Year’s Eve celebrations in the Quad Cities. Final Say: Free New Year’s Eve Concert Come here a fantastic live band based out of Chicago. They will be performing at the Rhythm City Casino Resort in Davenport, Iowa starting at9:30 p.m. NYE Party at DIGS DIGS Bar & Grill in Bettendorf, Iowa can help you ring in the New Year with a fun castaway-themed party. There will be an island-inspired buffet that includes two complimentary…

  • Family Holiday Dinner
    Holidays,  Tips & Tricks

    Best Ways To Transport Christmas Dishes

    If Christmas simply cannot go on without your famous scalloped potatoes, then you had better make sure that you transport them securely! Use these tips to transport Holiday dishes with success this season. Pad for Protection A good way to secure a dish, whether it be warm or cold, is by placing it inside of a cardboard box. You can then surround the dish with towels if it’s warm or newspaper if it’s cold. These things will help secure it and keep it at its intended temperature. Use the Floor Setting dishes on a car’s seat is a bad idea, even if it’s buckled in! Instead, place dishes on the…

  • Winter Activities
    Quad Cities,  Sports

    Winter Activities In The Quad Cities

    Winter is nigh, and as the cold weather comes into Illinois and Iowa, residents will be spending more time in the cozy indoors. But even in the snowy, icy, frozen winter months, there are plenty of activities in the QuadCities. Take a look at some of the ways you can stay active this winter! Birdwatching You might think that warmer seasons are the best time to spot exciting birds. However, during the winter bald eagles migrate to places like the Quad Cities from Canada. Spend an afternoon along the Mississippi River spotting bald eagles between December and February. Snow Sports at Ski Snowstar Winter Sports Park Bundle up and spend…

  • 2018 Ford Fusion Titanium
    History,  Quad Cities

    History of the Quad Cities

    The Quad Cities area is booming with cities on both sides of the Mississippi River offering great opportunities for its residents. The history of the Quad Cities is rich. In its earliest days, it was inhabited by a variety of Native American tribes included the Sauk and Fox. Native American Inhabitants One Sauk man, named Black Hawk, left his mark on the area by gathering a group of about 1,000 followers and planned an attack on the American troops. There were a few skirmishes, but Black Hawk was eventually captured. This event would become known as the Black Hawk War. Eventually, in 1832, the Sauk and Fox ceded their land…

  • Quad City Golf
    Golf,  Quad Cities,  Sports

    Golf and Sports in the Quad Cities

    The Quad Cities is a vibrant area in Illinois and Iowa that straddles the Mississippi River. And, despite its “quad” name, it consists of five cities: Bettendorf and Davenport in Iowa, and Moline, East Moline, and Rock Island, in Illinois. This area is chock full of fun and adventure, especially if you enjoy sports. Here are some of the best ways to enjoy sports in the Quad Cities. Golfmohr Golf Club Located in East Moline, this club offers a challenging 18-hole course along with a pro shop and snack bar. While membership is not required, they offer a variety of affordable membership packages for frequent golfers. Or, you can pay…