Cov­ing­ton Ford a pil­lar of lo­cal auto busi­ness

The Covington News - - Business -

In busi­ness for 67 years, Cov­ing­ton Ford is one of the city of Cov­ing­ton’s old­est busi­nesses and most well known car deal­er­ships.

Lo­cated on U.S. High­way 278, Cov­ing­ton Ford was first opened right off of the Cov­ing­ton Square in 1941. The deal­er­ship is owned by Wen­dell Crowe whose fa­ther orig­i­nally be­gan the busi­ness.

Sammy Pad­gett, sales man­ager for Cov­ing­ton Ford, said the deal­er­ship has ap­prox­i­mately 175 Ford cars and trucks in stock in­clud­ing 100 new ve­hi­cles.

Pad­gett, who has worked for the deal­er­ship for the past 10 years, said that amount of in­ven­tory is av­er­age for this time of year.

“We’ve got a full ser­vice depart­ment, body shop and parts,” Pad­gett said.

Pad­gett said smaller cars with greater fuel ef­fi­ciency are in high de­mand with cus­tomers. The Ford Fo­cus and the Ford Fu­sion are es­pe­cially pop­u­lar he said.

The pop­u­lar Fo­cus SYNC Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and En­ter­tain­ment Sys­tem is op­tional in the 2009 Fo­cus SE and stan­dard in Fo­cus SES and SEL.

The cars’ state-of-the-art, voice-ac­ti­vated sys­tem in­te­grates Blue­tooth-en­abled mo­bile phones and dig­i­tal me­dia play­ers. The sys­tem al­lows you to con­trol your en­tire mu­sic li­brary of your con­nected MP3 player by voice.

The deal­er­ship of­fers Ford in­cen­tives to cus­tomers in­clud­ing 0 per­cent fi­nanc­ing and re­bates of up to $7,500.

Mandi Singer/The Cov­ing­ton News

Built Ford Tough: Cov­ing­ton Ford Sales Man­ager Sammy Pad­gett stands on the lot be­side a 2008 Ford Mus­tang Tues­day.

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