What to Do If Your Car Breaks Down on the Road from Statewide Ford

Your car breaking down on a busy highway or interstate not only puts you at risk, but other drivers as well. With cars, SUVs and semis zooming by, it’s easy to panic. So what should you do if your car breaks down on the highway?

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Change is Good at StateWide Ford

CHANGE: We’ve all heard the expression, “The only constant is change.” It’s not just a clever turn of phrase, it’s a fact. People hear it, tilt their heads, and say to themselves, “Yep, that’s true.” Change is so common and yet we often fear it and try to avoid it. If it is always present, perhaps we should embrace it and decide that Change Is Good.

Some of you may already know about a change that started January 1 of this year. As of that day Brad Greve became half owner of StateWide Ford Lincoln. I sold half of the dealership to Brad and our plan is for him to purchase this over the following 10 years. At the end of ten years he will purchase the remaining stock and become 100% owner.

Though it sounds like a long way off now, the time will fly by and it will be 2027 soon. I will retire from StateWide and the car business following a 36 month “soft landing.” For me that will finish a 45-year career in the car business. I started in 1982 as a car salesman at Warnock Dodge and moved to Van Wert in 1993 to purchase the former Bob Dunn Ford. It’s been quite a ride and I’ve enjoyed every mile.

Brad was born and raised in Van Wert and had the car business in his blood from birth. His Mom and Dad founded Greve Chrysler Dodge and his grandfather founded Lee Kinstle GM Sales & Service. That means Brad will be a third generation auto dealer. I know he is proud of his heritage and excited about his future responsibilities of serving Van Wert and Northwest Ohio with sales & service of new and used vehicles. If you see Brad at StateWide or around town, be sure to congratulate him!

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Shop online at StateWide Ford or come in today for a great deal on a new or used vehicle!

Call 888-694-1963, and speak to our friendly staff today! Learn about our latest Ford Specials, set up an informative test drive, get details on any vehicle, request a brochureschedule a service appointment, discuss your trade-in or even talk financing on your next car. We are here to help you.

Still deciding on which vehicle you’d like to be driving? Searching for OEM factory rebates? Are you comparing lease programs or internet specials? Maybe you simply want our best price on a new or used car? For all of this and more, look no further than StateWide Ford. Our team is made up of professional associates that offer you a no-pressure environment and operate with the quality you’d expect. We look forward to helping you with your next new or used car purchase.

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Get Your Vehicle Tailgate Ready!


Tailgate season is here and you probably find yourself daydreaming about juicy hamburgers and hot dogs and ice-cold beverages. You’re itching to hit the parking lot with your best buds to cheer on your favorite team, but is your car or truck ready, too? Here’s a couple tips to make your tailgate party the best in the lot!

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Vehicle Spotlight: 2013 Lincoln MKX


Every month, we hand select one of the best vehicles from our pre-owned lot to showcase on our blog. This month, the lucky winner is a 2013 Lincoln MKX.  We are pretty sure you will love it as much as we do, but if it turns out this isn’t the car for you then please visit our website at www.statewideford.com to check out our entire new and pre-owned inventory. We are sure to have a vehicle you will love!
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Frequently Asked Vehicle Maintenance Questions

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Routine vehicle maintenance is extremely important to the life of your vehicle. Simply put, having your vehicle serviced regularly helps keep your car running longer and newer. By performing routine maintenance, you’ll prevent bigger car trouble down the road. Each vehicle manufacturer has a maintenance schedule around the specific makeup of your particular vehicle. This maintenance schedule can be found in your owner’s manual. By following the schedule, chances are your vehicle will deliver optimal performance as you rack up the miles, help your parts last longer and save you money on more expensive repairs.

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Finance Your Next Vehicle at StateWide Ford Lincoln!


Purchasing a new vehicle is always a big step, and we at StateWide Ford know that.  If you’ve found the perfect new vehicle or even one of our used vehicles, at our dealership that you want to drive home in, we can help you finance it! No matter your credit history, we will work to customize and create a car loan or lease that meets your individual financial needs. Continue reading

StateWide Ford Lincoln: Van Wert’s Ford and Lincoln Parts Headquarters!

PartsHeadquartersStateWide Ford Lincoln is Van Wert’s Ford and Lincoln Parts Headquarters. Genuine Ford and Lincoln Parts are manufactured specifically for your model year Ford or Lincoln. They’re just like the parts your vehicle was built with, so they’re the best choice in terms of fit, performance, and overall quality. Continue reading

Statewide Ford Lincoln Awards Scholarship to Local FFA Member!

StateWide Ford Lincoln is proud to award Bryce Campbell, an FFA member of the Lincolnview High School-FFA, with a $1000 scholarship through the National FFA Scholarship program!

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