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Velde Ford in Pekin, IL is Proud to Celebrate Our 59th Year in Business! All Thanks to YOU!

Since opening our doors in 1957, Velde Ford has proudly served the Pekin community. During this time, we have been humbled by the continued business of our Ford customers – many of which return to us time and time again! It is these loyal customers that we have to thank for our success.

To learn more about how Velde Ford came to be and why we remain dedicated to our Ford customers, click the link below.

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Velde Ford Offers New and Used Cars and Great Customer Service in Pekin, IL.

Although Velde Ford is proud the offer a great inventory of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs and crossovers, we believe the thing that sets us apart from others is our fantastic customer service.

Throughout the entire Ford car buying process, we will remain committed to your complete satisfaction. After all, Velde Ford believes we are in the business of making lifelong friends as opposed to simply selling a car or truck and sending you on your way.

To learn more about our company culture and why Velde Ford is so unlike any Ford dealership you’ve ever visited, click the link.

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A Letter From Tim Saurs, President & General Manager of Velde Ford in Pekin, IL

As the owner of Velde Ford, I am extremely proud of my employees and their dedication to our customers. My father and Lynn founded this dealership on the idea that the customer’s satisfaction comes before the sale of the vehicle. I am proud to carry out this belief at Velde Ford today.

We believe our customer’s satisfaction should be our number one priority. It is because of this belief that we strive to provide unparalleled customer service. Only at Velde Ford will you be treated with such care and attention.

I guarantee you’ll enjoy your time spent at Velde Ford. When you stop by our dealership in Pekin, IL, please don’t hesitate to introduce yourself and say ‘hello’ to my family and myself.

I look forward to seeing you at Velde Ford soon.

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At Velde Ford, we are changing the Ford leasing experience and making it more enjoyable and beneficial to our customers. We offer unparalleled customer service, great Ford leasing deals, and knowledgeable Ford representatives that are on hand to walk you through the entire Ford leasing process.

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At Velde Ford, we are dedicated to providing you with a great experience – no matter the reason for your visit!

If you’re here for car or truck service, we encourage you to take advantage of our Velde Ford Service Center. We are proud of our ASE Certified Service Technicians and their ability to work quickly and efficiently.

Additionally, our Velde Ford Collision Center is full of experts that can take your totaled car and make it look like new once again.

No matter the service you require – oil change, tire rotation, full body repair – we are happy to serve you. We service all makes and models, both foreign and domestic. So please don’t hesitate to bring your car or truck to Velde Ford today!

We are proud to be the Ford dealership of choice for the Pekin, IL community. In addition to Pekin, we happily serve customers from Peoria, Tremont, Morton, Bartonville, Washington, Peoria Heights, East Peoria, Bellevue, Marquette Heights, Creve Coeur, and Canton.

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Our Favorite Ford Displays from NAIAS - 01/23/2017

PEKIN, Ill., – As the North American International Auto Show in Detroit wrapped up yesterday, many car enthusiasts went home with visions of the Ford Mustang racing through their heads. For more than a century, Detroit, the home of Ford, has been the host of this prestigious event, bringing the latest in auto technology and concepts to the public eye. This year boasted many impressive new concept vehicles, technology improvements, and fun exhibits. Here are a few of our favorite Ford Displays from NAIAS:





Ford GT

Our Favorite Ford Displays from NAIAS

Ford's aerodynamic supercar brought a large crowd. The same model, as seen below, brought victory to Ford Racing at the 2016 Le Mans race.

Ford Fiesta

Our Favorite Ford Displays from NAIAS

The fun, small hatchback appeared at the auto show this year with its sporty, red brake calipers, proudly holding its place in the Ford Performance Family.

Ford F-150

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The well known, and well loved Ford F-150 wowed auto show-goers. This heavy-duty crowd favorite has been part of the best selling family of trucks for 40 years! 

Ford Escape

Our Favorite Ford Displays from NAIAS

Ford's Five-Star Safety rated SUV attracted show visitors with its sleek design and updated technology features.


Ford Mustang

Our Favorite Ford Displays from NAIAS

The #1 sports car for 45 years, was not surprisingly, a crowd favorite at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. 


Ford Le Mans Race Car 

Our Favorite Ford Displays from NAIAS

The real-life, Ford supercar that brought Ford Racing its latest win at the 24 hour Le Mans race in 2016 attracted an audience.

The NAIAS is always an exciting event for car lovers, and we're happy to share our favorite Ford displays from NAIAS! Be sure to check out our inventory of 2017 Ford vehicles and utilize our coupons page before your next service appointment

Located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554, Velde Ford of Pekin is committed to providing customers outstanding service. We want you to enjoy your car buying experience. If you have any questions or concerns, be sure to stop by the dealership or visit our website at www.VeldeFordPekin.com. You can also reach us at (888) 221-2804. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Introducing the 2018 Ford Mustang - 01/18/2017

PEKIN, Ill., – For more than 50 years, the Ford Mustang has been an icon of power and performance. Today, it remains the worlds best-selling sports coupe. So what do you do when you have something historically great on your hands? If you're Ford, you take that thing and make it better! Introducing the 2018 Ford Mustang, the most customizable, advanced Mustang to date.

Introducing the 2018 Ford Mustang




Design


The new Mustang was designed to look more athletic and refined. The entire line of 2018 Mustangs will include all-LED lights for the first time, and a dual tip exhaust comes standard with the EcoBoost model, while the GT gets a standard quad tip. Customize your wheel design by choosing from 12 different styles and colors and you can also choose from a new line of interior design palettes to match your taste.

Introducing the 2018 Ford Mustang


Technology


A 12-inch digital screen in the dashboard and Mustang MyMode with memory are few features buyers can look forward to. MyMode allows drivers to save their favorite drive preferences and store them in the vehicle's hard drive. Ford SYNC Connect with FordPass will be available for the first time in a Mustang, allowing drivers to start, lock, unlock, and locate their car remotely. Also for the first time, the 2018 Ford Mustang will come with Ford driver-assist technology features, like Pre-Collision Assist and lane-departure warning.

Introducing the 2018 Ford Mustang


Performance


New shock absorbers on all models provide better ride control, and stabilizer bars offer better response and handling for drivers. A new performance package called MagneRide damper technology will be available to enhance handling and the GT model 5.0-liter V8 engine has been redesigned. It revs higher than any of it's predecessors and the manual transmission system has been updated to provide better torque.

Introducing the 2018 Ford Mustang

The 2018 Ford Mustang will become available for purchase in the fall of 2017. If you can't wait until then, you can read more about the most advanced Mustang yet on the Ford Motor Company media page. Or, you can stop by Velde Ford and test drive one of our in-stock 2017 Ford Mustangs! Don't forget to take care of your current vehicle by utilizing our coupons to save on service!

At Velde Ford, we're committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Stop by the dealership located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or visit our website: VeldeFordPekin.com for more information. Be sure to check out all of our latest videos on YouTube, where you can learn about our visions and values and meet our staff!

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Ways to Live Your Best Life in 2017 - 01/17/2017

PEKIN, Ill., – We're a little more than two weeks into the New Year. Enough time has passed to make (and potentially break) resolutions, and sometimes that means feeling down on yourself. But we're here to tell you that you can make 2017 great, without all of the "New Year, new me" type of talk. Here are some ways to live your best life in 2017.

Ways to Live Your Best Life in 2017

1. Don't take your health for granted

If you're lucky enough to have relatively good health, you're not living with a chronic illness or pain, then don't it for granted! This can mean different things for different people. Whether it's going for a daily walk, traveling to a place you've never been, or exercising more often, use this year to take advantage of your physical health.


2. Eat good food

Life is way too short to be spent eating bad food! This doesn't mean you have to take your diet to the extreme. Allow some space for indulgence, eat fresh fruits and vegetables, prepare your own meals, and try to spend less time in the drive through.


3. Keep your mind active

Pick up that book you've been meaning to read or set aside some time to write down your thoughts each day. Taking care of your mental health is just as important as your physical health. Do a crossword puzzle or read the newspaper. Your brain will thank you.


4. Put the phone down

How much time do you spend staring at a screen? If you work on a computer all day, odds are you're spending at least 8 hours looking at an electronic device. Add in the time spent scrolling social media on your cell phone and most of your waking hours are gone. Set aside some time each day to disconnect from your electronics.


5. Spend time with yourself

It's important to have time to reflect on your inner thoughts. This can be tough with a busy work schedule or family life, but even a few minutes a day spent completely alone is enough to make you feel reenergized and ready to take on the world. Set aside time to do things you love and don't feel bad about it!


6. Spend time with people who are important to you

This can mean different things for different people, but if you can't remember the last time you saw your best friend or your parents, maybe it's time to focus on the people in your life rather than your work or household duties.

If all of these things sound a little overwhelming when combined, that's okay! Take it one step at a time and start by focusing on little things. Baby steps will lead the way to living your best life in 2017. Does your car need a little TLC in 2017 as well? Be sure to take a look at our Winter Car Care pages to help you keep up with your routine vehicle maintenance!

Located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554, Velde Ford of Pekin is committed to providing customers outstanding service. We want you to enjoy your car buying experience. If you have any questions or concerns, be sure to stop by the dealership or visit our website at www.VeldeFordPekin.com. You can also reach us at (888) 221-2804. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Hearty and Filling Winter Soup Recipes - 01/11/2017

PEKIN, Ill., – What better time than the middle of winter to whip up some delicious homemade soup? There's nothing better than a house filled with the aroma of chicken noodle soup simmering on the stove! Warm your belly and and your kitchen with these hearty and filling winter soup recipes to try this season!

French Onion Soup


Hearty and Filling Winter Soup Recipes

If you're looking for an easy, throw it in the pot, kind of soup, this is NOT it. But you'll definitely be satisfied with the reward if you're willing to put in the work.

Roasted Cauliflower Chickpea Soup


Hearty and Filling Winter Soup Recipes

This soup is perfectly hearty and creamy, great for a chilly winter day! You'll need to have an inversion blender or food processor on hand to blend the ingredients!

One-Pot Tomato Tortellini Soup


Hearty and Filling Winter Soup Recipes

One-pot soup means way less clean up for you! This soup is simple and delicious, and would go great with a grilled cheese sandwich!

Chipotle Chicken & Corn Chowder


Hearty and Filling Winter Soup Recipes

Really warm up with this chipotle chowder! The potatoes make it filling and you can leave out the hot peppers if you're not a fan of spice.

Smoked Sausage, Kale, & Potato Soup


Hearty and Filling Winter Soup Recipes

Everything you need in a meal, get your protein, carbs, and veggies all in one delicious soup! The smoked sausage gives the broth a great flavor, as well. 

Hearty Barley Soup


Hearty and Filling Winter Soup Recipes

This soup is the epitome of filling and hearty! The barley will keep you full, and the veggies are deliciously healthy! 

One-Pot Chicken Orzo Soup


Hearty and Filling Winter Soup Recipes

No list of soup recipes would be complete without a chicken noodle variety! The orzo is a nice change from regular pasta and the chicken broth will certainly warm you up!

Give these hearty and filling winter soup recipes a try this season to help stay warm! We think you and your family will love how they taste and how they make you feel, too! Make sure your car is getting some TLC during these cold months by taking a look at our Winter Car Care pages! We have tips to help you with things like tire care, windshield wiper replacement, oil changes, batteries, and brakes

At Velde Ford, we're committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Stop by the dealership located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or visit our website: VeldeFordPekin.com for more information.

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Big News from Ford Motor Company - 01/09/2017

PEKIN, Ill., – In the midst of the North American International Auto Show comes multiple exciting news announcements from Ford Motor Company. We learned of the revival of two popular Ford vehicles and were introduced to Ford's "City of Tomorrow." It also appears that the Ford-owned ride sharing app, Chariot, will continue to grow during 2017. We're happy to report on the big news for Ford Motor company, and are excited to see what the next few years have in store!

The Ford Bronco fell off the map in the late nineties and has been rumored for a revamp in the past few years. With little details to share, we can officially confirm, the Ford Bronco will be back in 2020! It was introduced at the auto show as "a no-compromise midsize 4x4 utility for the thrill-seekers who want freedom and off-road functionality, with the space and versatility of an SUV."

Big News from Ford Motor Company

Another sorely missed Ford vehicle will make its return in 2019, the Ford Ranger will be back on the market! This midsize truck promises affordability, functionality, and maneuverability for drivers.

Ride sharing applications have been on the rise in cities across the world. Ford announced that their Chariot app will continue to expand this year. It is already available in San Francisco and Austin, Texas, and is expected to reach 8 more cities in 2017.

Probably the biggest and most exciting news from Ford this week has been the introduction of Ford's "City of Tomorrow." In an attempt to address the growing concerns of mobility across the globe, Ford City Solutions team is working to combat challenges seen in urban settings. This includes solutions for things like gridlock and air pollution, utilizing green space and fully autonomous vehicles. This very futuristic seeming concept plan is not so far off, as Ford expects to introduce autonomous vehicles by 2021.


All of these exciting news announcements from Ford Motor Company come during the North American International Auto Show, happening in Detroit, MI now through January 22nd. You can view more details on Ford's Youtube page, and stay up to date on more exciting things to come at www.NAIAS.com!

At Velde Ford, we're committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Stop by the dealership located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or visit our website: VeldeFordPekin.com for more information.

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Downloadable 2017 Ford Explorer Brochure - 01/04/2017

PEKIN, Ill., – Are you ready to learn all about the 2017 Ford Explorer? Download the electronic brochure to see all that Ford's full-size crossover has to offer you!



Downloadable 2017 Ford Explorer Brochure

Read about the 2017 Ford Explorer by downloading the electronic brochure from Velde Ford! You can learn all about its impressive specs, all-terrain settings, and Ford SYNC 3 connectivity! It's spacious interior and towing capabilities will have you ready to get behind the wheel!

The 2017 Ford Explorer is available in many different trim levels and interior and exterior color packages. This crossover was designed with you and your family in mind. For more information like performance specifications, pricing, vehicle features, and more, be sure to read the downloadable 2017 Ford Explorer Brochure!

We want you make the right decision for your needs and lifestyle! Stop by Velde Ford to schedule a test drive of a 2017 Ford Explorer or any of our new Ford models. Located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554, Velde Ford of Pekin is committed to providing customers outstanding service. We want you to enjoy your car buying experience. If you have any questions or concerns, be sure to stop by the dealership or visit our website at www.VeldeFordPekin.com. You can also reach us at (888) 221-2804. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Downloadable 2017 Ford Expedition Brochure - 01/04/2017

PEKIN, Ill., – The 2017 Ford Expedition is Ford's premier full size SUV! If you're thinking of buying a new utility vehicle, be sure to download the 2017 Ford Expedition brochure to read about the vehicles feature details and performance specifications.


Downloadable 2017 Ford Expedition Brochure

At Velde Ford Pekin, we're excited to offer you the ability to learn all about Ford's great vehicles from the comfort of your home. By reading the downloadable 2017 Ford Expedition brochure, you can learn everything you need to know about this full size SUV! Read about its spacious interior, towing capabilities, and safety features.

The 2017 Ford Expedition is the perfect mix of functional and family friendly!  With tons of cargo space and leg room, it's the ultimate SUV. Pick the trim package that suits your needs and take the Expedition on adventures for years to come!

For additional information, photos, and details, read the entire downloadable 2017 Ford Expedition Brochure from Velde Ford Pekin!

At Velde Ford, we want you to feel right at home! Stop by our dealership to test drive a 2017 Ford Expedition or any of our new Ford models! You can find us at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554. We are committed to providing customers outstanding service and we want you to enjoy your car buying experience. If you have any questions or concerns, be sure to stop by the dealership or visit our website at www.VeldeFordPekin.com. You can also reach us at (888) 221-2804. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Winter Car Care from Velde Ford Pekin - 01/03/2017

PEKIN, Ill., – Winter is in full swing and we want you to do everything you can to stay safe on the road. That's why we created our Winter Car Care pages from Velde Ford Pekin! You can learn maintenance tips and signs of damage for your tires, batteries, brakes, wiper blades, and oil changes! Head over to VeldeFordPekin.com and schedule your service appointment today!

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Tire Care

Winter tires are an important part of Winter Car Care. You can purchase new winter tires at Velde Ford, schedule an inspection of your current tires, or have your tires rotated as part of your Winter Car Care!

Battery Care

You don't want to be stuck in the cold with a dead battery! Check out the battery care page to learn signs that you need a new battery or schedule service to have yours inspected!


Brake Maintenance 

Don't get into a slippery situation this winter! Check out our brake maintenance page for Winter Car Care to learn signs that your brakes need to be repaired or replaced at Velde Ford Pekin.

Oil Changes

Your engine oil is a crucial component in keeping your vehicle running well. Learn how to tell when you need an oil change and schedule an appointment as part of your Winter Car Care.


Wiper Blades

Keeping your field of view clear on the road is an important part of vehicle safety! If your wipers are leaving streaks or not performing well, it's time to replace them! Come have your wiper blades inspected and replaced at Velde Ford!

Bring your vehicle into our service center so our ASE Certified Technicians can inspect and repair faulty components! Winter Car Care at Velde Ford Pekin is important to your safety and the longevity of your car, truck, SUV, or crossover! We want you to stay safe on the road this winter, and all year long! We look forward to seeing you soon!

Located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554, Velde Ford of Pekin is committed to providing customers outstanding service. We want you to enjoy your car buying experience. If you have any questions or concerns, be sure to stop by the dealership or visit our website at www.VeldeFordPekin.com. You can also reach us at (888) 221-2804. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Downloadable 2017 Ford Escape Brochure - 12/28/2016

PEKIN, Ill., – Are you looking for a new crossover vehicle? Be sure to take a look at the 2017 Ford Escape electronic brochure. You can learn about Ford's compact crossover and its great features, and decide if it's the vehicle for you! For photos and performance specifications, download the 2017 Ford Escape brochure!


Downloadable 2017 Ford Escape Brochure

Read all you need to know about the latest Ford Escape when you download the electronic brochure from Velde Ford! With its EcoBoost engine, SYNC 3 connectivity, and multiple safety features, you'll see why this versatile crossover vehicle is perfect for you by downloading the 2017 Ford Escape brochure!

Available in multiple trim levels, Ford's compact crossover will take you where you need to go! To find out more information about feature details, photos, and vehicle specs, be sure to read the downloadable 2017 Ford Escape Brochure on our website!

Located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554, Velde Ford of Pekin is committed to providing customers outstanding service. Schedule a test drive of a 2017 Ford Escape, or let us show you our other latest Ford models.We want you to enjoy your car buying experience and we want you to leave feeling confident in your buying or leasing decision. If you have any questions or concerns, be sure to stop by the dealership or visit our website at www.VeldeFordPekin.com. You can also reach us at (888) 221-2804. We look forward to hearing from you soon!


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Downloadable 2017 Ford Fusion Brochure - 12/28/2016

PEKIN, Ill., – Are you on the hunt for a new car? The 2017 Ford Fusion is a versatile midsize care, available in multiple models and trim levels to suite your lifestyle. Read more when you download the 2017 Ford Fusion electronic brochure!


Downloadable 2017 Ford Fusion Brochure

Learn everything about the Ford Fusion, Fusion Energi, and Fusion Hybrid models when you download this electronic brochure! It includes details such as vehicle specifications, Ford SYNC 3 technology, and the new rotary gear shift dial!

Designed with safety in mind, the 2017 Ford Fusion will provide a driving experience like no other! Get all the details you need to make a confident buying or leasing decision conveniently online! Read the downloadable 2017 Ford Fusion Brochure to start your buying or leasing process today!

Located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554, Velde Ford of Pekin is committed to providing customers outstanding service. Stop by the dealership to schedule a test drive of a 2017 Ford Fusion, or any of our other new Ford models! We want you to enjoy your car buying experience and leave feeling confident that you chose the right vehicle for you lifestyle and needs. If you have any questions or concerns, be sure to stop by the dealership or visit our website at www.VeldeFordPekin.com. You can also reach us at (888) 221-2804. We look forward to hearing from you soon!


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6 Activities to Keep Your Kids Busy Over Winter Break - 12/27/2016

PEKIN, Ill., – Christmas is over and now the kids are stuck at home for winter break. After they inevitably become bored with their new toys and gifts, keep them out of your hair with these 6 activities to keep your kids busy over winter break! It may seem like they'll never be back in school, but you might have fun with some of these ideas along with them!

Window Art


6 Activities to Keep Your Kids Busy Over Winter Break

This project is fun, easy, and you probably have the supplies at home already. Use food coloring and white glue to create these unique pieces of window art. 

Cloud Dough


6 Activities to Keep Your Kids Busy Over Winter Break

Cloud dough is simple to make using flour and vegetable oil. Its fun consistency allows it to stick together and crumble apart. 



6 Activities to Keep Your Kids Busy Over Winter Break

This activity is simple and clean! Using dish soap and your food processor you can create a fun, foamy, sensory experience. 

Pizza Crescent Rolls


6 Activities to Keep Your Kids Busy Over Winter Break

Winter break means the kids will be at home for lunch! Find recipes that they can create for themselves! These pizza crescent rolls are easy to make and something fun to entertain them in the kitchen.

Paint in the Snow


6 Activities to Keep Your Kids Busy Over Winter Break

Winter break wouldn't be complete without some snow-play time. After sledding and snowman building get boring, use craft paint to create snowy works of art.

Breakfast Sushi


6 Activities to Keep Your Kids Busy Over Winter Break

Another fun recipe for kids to create for themselves is breakfast sushi! It's relatively healthy and cute to look at!

Try these 6 activities to keep your kids busy over winter break! You won't be disappointed, and you might even find a new winter break tradition that you love! Don't forget to take a look at our Ford Crossover Comparison page if you need a new vehicle to get you through the winter! You should also check out our Who is Velde Ford? page if you haven't had a chance yet! 

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Christmas Morning Breakfast Recipes - 12/22/2016

PEKIN, Ill., – Christmas is approaching quickly! It's easy to get caught up in the bustle of gift buying and planning dinner. But have you given any thought to what you'll be enjoying for breakfast? Christmas is a fun time to prepare a special breakfast that you might not otherwise try! Check out these Christmas morning breakfast recipes to make for your family.

Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes


Christmas Morning Breakfast Recipes

If you love pancakes and you love cinnamon rolls, this breakfast recipe is the best of both worlds! Who needs maple syrup when you have warm icing!

Buttermilk Blueberry Breakfast Cake


Christmas Morning Breakfast Recipes

Who says you can't have cake for breakfast? You could always substitute another fruit if you don't have blueberries on hand.

Overnight French Toast Bake


Christmas Morning Breakfast Recipes

Prepare this recipe on Christmas eve to ensure you have a full belly on Christmas morning! The only thing better than regular french toast, is baked french toast.

Cheesy Potato Breakfast Casserole


Christmas Morning Breakfast Recipes

This hearty meal combines all sorts of breakfast favorites into one cheesy, melty, dish!

Breakfast Bombs


Christmas Morning Breakfast Recipes

These mini slider-style breakfast sandwiches are perfect if you're having company for breakfast on Christmas. Finger food is always great for larger groups of people.

Easy Monkey Bread


Christmas Morning Breakfast Recipes

This monkey bread might look complicated and messy, but we promise it's easy and delicious!

Baked Eggs in Toast


Christmas Morning Breakfast Recipes

This twist on a basic breakfast can be altered to please the pickiest of palettes.

Make your family happy and full this this holiday season with these Christmas morning breakfast recipes! Whichever one you choose is sure to be a hit! Don't forget to treat yourself to something special this Christmas. Be sure to browse our inventory of Ford vehicles, and use our Ford Crossover Comparison page to help you make a good decision! You can also learn about our vision and values by checking out our Who is Velde Ford? page!

Located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554, Velde Ford of Pekin is committed to providing customers outstanding service. We want you to enjoy your car buying experience. If you have any questions or concerns, be sure to stop by the dealership or visit our website at www.VeldeFordPekin.com. You can also reach us at (888) 221-2804. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Combat the Cold with the 2017 Ford Escape - 12/21/2016

PEKIN, Ill., – The frigid temperatures of winter can sometimes feel debilitating. You know you would rather stay cozy and warm inside than go get into a cold car to head to work. But what if the car wasn't cold and the only time your skin had to touch the freezing air was on the short walk from your door to your vehicle? Thanks to the Ford Extreme Climate Team, these fantasies could be your reality. Combat the cold this winter with the 2017 Ford Escape!



When the polar vortex gripped much of North America in the winter of 2013-2014, it became apparent that new technologies would need to be developed if Ford was going to keep their customers happy and warm. The Ford Extreme Climate Team, which conducts research on driving habits of inhabitants of many extreme climate regions, hosted a customer clinic in northern Canada to listen to what consumers wanted. The outcome was overwhelmingly "Heat everything" and so the team got to work to bring warmth to drivers everywhere.

The result of their research is apparent in the cold weather technology available on the 2017 Ford Escape. Available features include:

  • Heated steering wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated side mirrors
  • All-weather floor mats
  • Windshield wiper de-icer (works in under 10 minutes!)

In addition to these luxurious features, the 2017 Ford Escape is also compatible with the FordPass app, which allows drivers to remotely start their vehicle using ForD SYNC Connect technology. The app gives drivers the capability to not only start their engine, but control the features mentioned above.

With the majority of winter still ahead of us, you may want to consider how you could combat the cold with a 2017 Ford Escape from Velde Ford Pekin. Check out our inventory to find the model that's right for you, or take a look at our Ford Crossover Comparison page to help you choose a vehicle. Feel free to stop by the dealership if you have any questions or need help picking out a new vehicle this winter! 

Located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554, Velde Ford of Pekin is committed to providing customers outstanding service. We want you to enjoy your car buying experience. If you have any questions or concerns, be sure to stop by the dealership or visit our website at www.VeldeFordPekin.com. You can also reach us at (888) 221-2804. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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DIY Mason Jar Gift Ideas - 12/15/2016

PEKIN, Ill., – Struggling to get those last few people checked off of your holiday gift list? We know shopping this time of year can be a major pain. So don't go stand in line or fight with other shoppers, we decided to share our favorite DIY mason jar gift ideas! Mason jar gifts are a creative, cost effective way to show your loved ones you care! They're easy to personalize and there's something that everyone will enjoy. 

Tea Time Mason Jar

DIY Mason Jar Gift Ideas
For the tea lover in your life, fill a mason jar with tea essentials! A small jar of honey, your favorite teas, some small cookies, and anything else you can think of! 


Peppermint Brownies 

DIY Mason Jar Gift Ideas

Compile the ingredients needed to bake these delicious brownies and you've got a pretty sweet gift!

Friendship Soup

DIY Mason Jar Gift Ideas

This tasty soup will keep your friends warm this winter! It will also make a quick and easy meal for your loved one when they're in a pinch.

Spa in a Mason Jar

DIY Mason Jar Gift Ideas

Put together a spa in a mason jar by gathering some hygiene essentials and fun cosmetic goodies, like lotions, scrubs, and nail polish.


Chocolate Chip Cookies

DIY Mason Jar Gift Ideas

Who doesn't love a good chocolate chip cookie? This gift makes homemade cookies easy as can be!

Shake and Pour Pancakes

DIY Mason Jar Gift Ideas

Everyone loves pancakes! Include a small bottle of maple syrup for a sweet, tasty gift.

Hopefully these DIY mason jar gift ideas give you some inspiration to get creative with your gift giving this holiday season. We think your family and friends will love these thoughtful, fun presents. If you're thinking of buying yourself a gift this holiday season, check out our Ford Crossover Comparison page to help you choose the perfect new vehicle! You can see side-by-side comparisons of the 2017 Ford Edge, Escape, and Explorer

Located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554, Velde Ford of Pekin is committed to providing customers outstanding service. We want you to enjoy your car buying experience. If you have any questions or concerns, be sure to stop by the dealership or visit our website at www.VeldeFordPekin.com. You can also reach us at (888) 221-2804. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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New Ford Crossover Comparison Page - 12/13/2016

PEKIN, Ill., – At Velde Ford in Pekin, Illinois, we want to help you choose a vehicle that is perfect for you! That's why we've created our new Ford crossover comparison page to give you the facts you need to know before buying. We compared the 2017 Ford Edge, Escape, and Explorer so you can see sizes, MPG, horsepower, and more, all side-by-side.

New Ford Crossover Comparison Page

If you've already decided to purchase a Ford crossover, you've already made two important decisions about your new vehicle's make and class! Now the details are what will sway your opinion and we want to make sure you're comfortable with the choices you're making. Pick the vehicle with the most room for your growing family, the most horsepower for towing, or the highest MPG for your road trips! We've made it easy to see your options, all in one convenient location.

New Ford Crossover Comparison Page

For all the details to help you choose your Ford crossover, be sure to take a look at our new Ford crossover comparison page at VeldeFordPekin.com. Don't forget to take care of your existing vehicle this winter! Check out our service pages to help you keep your car running smoothly all year long!

Located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554, Velde Ford of Pekin is committed to providing customers outstanding service. We want you to enjoy your car buying experience. If you have any questions or concerns, be sure to stop by the dealership or visit our website at www.VeldeFordPekin.com. You can also reach us at (888) 221-2804. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Ford Employees Set Record For Number of Inventions in 2016 - 12/09/2016

PEKIN, Ill., – So far this year, nearly 1,500 U.S. patents have been granted to Ford and its employees. That number is up 25 percent from last year and is larger than any automaker in the United States. As well as patents, Ford employees have set a record for number of inventions in 2016, as well.

This year, Ford employees submitted more patent applications than any other year since Ford's inception 113 years ago. Globally, 8,000 new inventions were submitted over the course of the year, up nearly 40 percent from last year's number, and 90 percent from 2014.

Among these inventions is one for equipping autonomous vehicles with drones, the Ford eChair for wheelchair users, and On-the-Go H20 condensation collection system. All of these creations will bring new innovative technology to the future Ford line-up. Additionally, of the 5,500 Ford employees who submitted inventions disclosures, 2,200 were first-time inventors.

Ford Employees Set Record For Number of Inventions in 2016

As well as the impressive number of patents and inventions coming out of Ford this year, the company also worked with TechShop to open a facility in Detroit where at-home engineers can collaborate to develop ideas and create prototypes. The shop is equipped with tools and computers loaded with design software.

Ford Employees Set Record For Number of Inventions in 2016

We're proud to let you know that Ford employees set a record for number of inventions in 2016, and we're proud of all the innovative ideas that come out Ford headquarters! While you're busy coming up with your own creative ideas, don't forget to take care of your car this winter! Be sure to check our coupons page to save on your auto service needs!

Located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554, Velde Ford of Pekin is committed to providing customers outstanding service. We want you to enjoy your car buying experience. If you have any questions or concerns, be sure to stop by the dealership or visit our website at www.VeldeFordPekin.com. You can also reach us at (888) 221-2804. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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7 Cookie Recipes to Include in Your Holiday Baking - 12/07/2016

PEKIN, Ill., – The holiday season wouldn't be complete without all of the delicious baked goods and cookies we get to eat! For many families, baking cookies is a Christmas tradition! We gathered these 7 cookie recipes to include in your holiday baking this season. We guarantee they're all delicious. You might eat them all before you have a chance to share them with loved ones!

Cherry Cream Cheese Cookies


7 Cookie Recipes to Include in Your Holiday Baking

These tasty treats are bright and festive with their cherry toppers and they taste just as good as they look! Perfect for sharing with Santa, or friends and family.

Peppermint Mocha Cookies


7 Cookie Recipes to Include in Your Holiday Baking

If you love those peppermint mocha lattes from your favorite coffee shop, you'll be sure to love these fun holiday cookies! Perfect for dunking in your hot cocoa.

Sugar Plum Shortbread


7 Cookie Recipes to Include in Your Holiday Baking

The sugar plums will be dancing in your mouth with this classic recipe! These make a great pair with your morning coffee or tea!

Peanut Butter Ritz Cookies


7 Cookie Recipes to Include in Your Holiday Baking

Crunchy, flaky, peanut butter goodies like this are too good to share! Keep these ones all to yourself!

Lemon Butter Cookies


7 Cookie Recipes to Include in Your Holiday Baking

Gooey lemon cookies are a nice change from your traditional holiday baked goods. The lemon adds a nice tart flavor complemented nicely by the powdered sugar topping.

Melting Snowman Oreo Truffles


7 Cookie Recipes to Include in Your Holiday Baking

These cute truffles are festive and delicious! If you want to stick with the more simple side of things, just hold off on the snowman decorations and add sprinkles instead!

Chocolate Caramel Pretzels 


7 Cookie Recipes to Include in Your Holiday Baking

It doesn't get much better than this salty and sweet combination! The pretzels add a nice crunch!

We hope you enjoy our 7 cookie recipes to include in your holiday baking this season! Whether you try just one, or all 7, we think your friends and family will enjoy these tasty treats! Don't forget to save a few for Santa and his reindeer! While you're busy enjoying time with your family this holiday season, don't forget about your Velde family, too! We're here to meet all of your car care and auto service needs all year round! 

Located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554, Velde Ford of Pekin is committed to providing customers outstanding service. We want you to enjoy your car buying experience. If you have any questions or concerns, be sure to stop by the dealership or visit our website at www.VeldeFordPekin.com. You can also reach us at (888) 221-2804. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Christmas Traditions to Start With Your Family - 12/01/2016

PEKIN, Ill., – December has officially arrived, which means Christmas fanatics everywhere are busting out the decorations and festive music! Maybe you've already started decorating, but have you given any thought to starting new family traditions this year? The beginning of the month is the perfect time to start using an advent calendar or begin picking your favorite cookie recipes! Check out our list of Christmas traditions to start with your family this holiday season!

Elf on the Shelf

Christmas Traditions to Start With Your Family

If you haven't heard yet, the Elf on the Shelf tradition has become popular with young families. You can alter the game to your liking, but simply put, Santa sends scout elves to help manage his naughty and nice list. These sneaky elves move around at night and your kids will have fun looking for them each morning leading up to Christmas.

Advent Calendars

Christmas Traditions to Start With Your Family

There are tons of advent calendars available for purchase to help your children manage their excitement in the weeks leading up to christmas. Some include candy or small toys. It's something fun to look forward to and a fun way to count down the days until Christmas morning!

Book Advent

Christmas Traditions to Start With Your Family

Instead of purchasing an advent calendar, you can create your own advent using books! Purchase a short book for each day of the month and wrap each one for your children to open. They'll be excited to open their gifts and you'll be happy they're reading!

Pick a New Ornament for the Tree

Christmas Traditions to Start With Your Family

Each year before you decorate your Christmas tree, let your kids pick a new ornament from the store. It's a fun way to make them feel involved and a great way to slowly grow your ornament collection.

Christmas Eve Pajamas

Christmas Traditions to Start With Your Family

Who doesn't love a new pair of pjs? Wrap up a fun set of pajamas and have the kids open them on Christmas Eve. Then you can get cozy watching a festive movie or reading a Christmas story.

Christmas Cookies

Christmas Traditions to Start With Your Family

Many people bake cookies around the holidays. Start a tradition with you kids by picking out your favorite recipes to share with family and to leave for Santa! Let your little bakers get busy in the kitchen with you to create memories that will last forever!

We hope you'll give these Christmas traditions to start with your family a try this holiday season and start creating memories with your loved ones! We would also like to invite you to join our Velde Family for any of your car buying or service needs!

At Velde Ford, we're committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Stop by the dealership located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or visit our website: VeldeFordPekin.com for more information.

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Ford, Fisher-Price Power Wheels Smart Drive Mustang - 11/29/2016

PEKIN, Ill., – Ford has been working closely with Fisher-Price to bring Mustang lovers and their children the ultimate Power Wheels experience! The Ford, Fisher-Price Power Wheels Smart Drive Mustang is a fun, battery-operated toy car designed for young enthusiasts, by experienced engineers.

Ford, Fisher-Price Power Wheels Smart Drive Mustang

Available in blue or pink, created from real Ford data, the Power Wheels Smart Drive Mustang incorporates advanced technology and safety features, just like your real pony-car. This computer-controlled powertrain, ride-on toy features:


  • Traction control - for those slippery grass slopes and rocky driveway turns. Wheel slip is monitored to adjust motor speeds.
  • Stability monitoring - for those sharp turns and intense races! The tilt sensors detect angles, and turn off the motors to prevent rollovers.
  • Speed control - in case your little speed demon is going a little too fast. Set a top speed from 1 MPH to 5 MPH.
  • Battery monitoring - so your mini racer never runs out of charge on the road! Check the battery level on the LED touch interface.
  • Built-in sound system - because no sporty car would be complete without an awesome stereo and auxiliary input to play your own music.



The Ford, Fisher-Price Power Wheels Smart Drive Mustang will go on sale next month! It sounds like the perfect Christmas gift for the little one in your life! With all of the safety features, what parent could protest! Don't forget to stop by Velde Ford of Pekin this holiday season to see what it's like to be treated like family! You can learn more about us on our Who is Velde Ford? page!

Located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554, Velde Ford of Pekin is committed to providing customers outstanding service. We want you to enjoy your car buying experience. If you have any questions or concerns, be sure to stop by the dealership or visit our website at www.VeldeFordPekin.com. You can also reach us at (888) 221-2804. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Introducing the Ford EcoSport - Go Small, Live Big - 11/22/2016

PEKIN, Ill., – If you haven't heard, Ford's smallest SUV is here, and it's packing a big punch. Introducing the Ford EcoSport - Go Small, Live Big with this compact SUV. The word's first ever Snapchat vehicle reveal took place last Monday, presenting the EcoSport at a Hollywood pop-up event.

Don't be fooled by the vehicle's small appearance! The tagline "Go Small & Live Big" is meant to encompass the SUV's small size, while simultaneously showing buyers that you can still "live big."


“More people are choosing to spend their time and money sharing experiences with friends and family instead of buying more stuff,” Chantel Lenard, ‎executive director, Ford U.S. marketing said. “EcoSport fits perfectly into this growing lifestyle. It’s our smallest SUV, packed with features and personality.”

Introducing the Ford EcoSport - Go Small, Live Big

Features of the Ford EcoSport Include:

  • B&O PLAY audio system, including 10 speakers
  • HD Radio Technology, and SiriusXM satellite radio
  • SYNC 3
  • 8-inch infotainment display screen
  • SYNC Connect with FordPass mobile app
  • 12-volt power outlet
  • Available 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with Intelligent 4WD
  • 30 stowage pockets, bins, and hooks
  • Cargo management system
It's exciting to be introducing the Ford EcoSport - Go Small, Live Big campaign! Ford's newest, smallest SUV won't be hitting the lots until early 2018, so while you're waiting, be sure to check out all of our other Ford models at Velde Ford Pekin

At Velde Ford, we're committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Stop by the dealership located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or visit our website: VeldeFordPekin.com for more information.

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Delicious Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes - 11/21/2016

PEKIN, Ill. – After many hours of cooking, cleaning, and shopping, we finally made it to Thanksgiving. The meal with your family was delicious and everybody complimented you on the stuffing this year. But now you have all of these leftovers piled in your fridge, and there’s no way you’re eating the same thing for the next week. We have a solution for you, though! Try these delicious Thanksgiving leftover recipes and make something new with the old.

Delicious Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes



Delicious Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes


Delicious Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes


Delicious Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes


Delicious Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes


Delicious Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes


Delicious Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes


Delicious Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes


Don't feel like you're stuck eating the same thing everyday for a week after Thanksgiving! Embrace those leftovers and try out these delicious Thanksgivng leftover recipes! Be sure to check out our Who is Velde? page this holiday! We want to show you what it's like to be treated like family during your car buying or auto service experience!

Located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554, Velde Ford of Pekin is committed to providing customers outstanding service. We want you to enjoy your car buying experience. If you have any questions or concerns, be sure to stop by the dealership or visit our website at www.VeldeFordPekin.com. You can also reach us at (888) 221-2804. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Best Travel Times to Avoid Thanksgiving Traffic - 11/17/2016

Best Travel Times for a Stress-Free Thanksgiving

PEKIN, Ill. –– Are you planning to travel this Thanksgiving? Many Americans take to the roads each November to visit family members and enjoy Thanksgiving dinner, but this holiday can be a rough one if you haven't planned your trip ahead of time!

Last year an estimated 46.9 million Americans took to the road to enjoy turkey and stuffing somewhere away from home, according to AAA. It's safe to assume many of the families who squeezed into cars for those trips found themselves squeezed between other vehicles caught in bothersome traffic jams.

But after two years of monitoring traffic conditions around the holidays, Google uncovered a few insights that could potentially keep you out of the gridlock game throughout your holiday travels. If you're planning on crossing state lines this year to enjoy your feast, take a look at these best travel times to avoid Thanksgiving traffic.

Best Travel Times to Avoid Thanksgiving Traffic

  • If possible, avoid making travel plans for the day before Thanksgiving. According to Google's data, Wednesday is the worst day of the week to travel on before Thanksgiving. It's no wonder seeing as everyone else in America is also scrambling to get to their Turkey Day destinations. If your plans require you to travel on Wednesday, try to leave before or after the timeframe of 3–5 p.m., which is considered the worst time on the worst day to travel.

Best Travel Times for a Stress-Free Thanksgiving

  • It might sound crazy, but the best time to travel for Thanksgiving is, well, Thanksgiving Day. Thursday tends to be the day with the least amount of traffic all week, and since typical Turkey Day feasts take place between 12 and 2 p.m., you're less likely to run into any traffic during this time.
  • If you're heading to a new destination for the first time this Thanksgiving, prepare for your trip with directions from more than one source––don't put all of the pressure on Siri. We recommend using reputable map sites like Google maps and MapQuest, plus GPS technology of some kind. And, of course, it never hurts to bring along a more dated yet still handy technology, the road map. 
  • So you've reached your destination, consumed more turkey than you should have, and packed up the leftovers. It's the day after Thanksgiving and you're probably thinking you can beat traffic by heading home early on Saturday. Unfortunately, this idea runs through just about every other traveler's head. Traffic can be up to 40% worse on Saturday, so spend a little extra time with those long-lost family members and head back home on Sunday instead.

If you're staying around the Pekin area during Thanksgiving, stop by our East Peoria area Ford dealer for some incredible auto service! At Velde Ford, we're committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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3 Ford Vehicles Named Most Loved by Strategic Vision - 11/15/2016

PEKIN, Ill., – Strategic Vision is a research-based auto consultancy. They have announced the results of their Customer Love Index survey. The 3 Ford vehicles named most loved by Strategic Vision include the 2016 Ford Mustang convertible, 2016 Ford F-150, and 2016 Ford C-MAX Energi.

By compiling data from over 120 different categories, Strategic Vision computes a CLI, Customer Love Index for each vehicle. The Mustang, F-150, and Energi were the highest rated vehicles in their respective categories.

3 Ford Vehicles Named Most Loved by Strategic Vision

2016 Ford Mustang Convertible - Most Loved Standard Convertible Features:

  • EPA-Est. MPG: 18 city/ 27 hwy
  • 3.7L Ti-VCT V6 engine
  • Rear View Camera
  • Ford SYNC
  • 17'' Sparkle Silver-Painted Aluminum Wheels


2016 Ford F-150 - Most Loved Full-Size Pickup Features: 

  • EPA-Est. MPG: 18 city/ 24 hwy
  • 2.7L V6 EcoBoost engine
  • Max Trailer Tow Package
  • Ford SYNC
  • 17'' Silver-Painted Aluminum Wheels


2016 Ford C-MAX Energi - Most Loved Small Alternative Powertrain Car Features:

  • EPA-Est. MPG: 95 city/ 81 hwy
  • 2.0L Hybrid Electric Powertrain
  • SmartGuage with EcoGuide
  • Ford SYNC
  • 17'' Machined Aluminum Wheels
To learn more about these 3 Ford vehicles named Most Loved by Strategic Vision, visit our model overview pages at VeldeFordPekin.com! Don't forget to check out our latest videos while you're there! We think you'll like what you see on our Who is Velde Ford? page, so come join our family! 

Located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554, Velde Ford of Pekin is committed to providing customers outstanding service. We want you to enjoy your car buying experience. If you have any questions or concerns, be sure to stop by the dealership or visit our website at www.VeldeFordPekin.com. You can also reach us at (888) 221-2804. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Thanksgiving Side Dishes You Want on Your Plate - 11/10/2016

PEKIN, Ill., – Thanksgiving is just two short weeks away! Whether you're hosting the family gathering, or you need a dish to pass at a get together, these are some Thanksgiving side dishes you want on your plate! From carbs, to veggies, it's time to cook up some food we can all be thankful for!

Roasted Potatoes with Crunchy Onions

Thanksgiving Side Dishes You Want on Your Plate
These tasty potatoes are a great alternative to the classic mashed potatoes! The onions give it a nice crunch, you could even add a little cheese to switch things up.

Sweet Potato Casserole

Thanksgiving Side Dishes You Want on Your Plate
This sweet potato casserole is more like dessert than dinner! If you're not a fan of nuts, you can still include the crunchy topping without them! 

Rosemary Garlic Skillet Bread

Thanksgiving Side Dishes You Want on Your Plate
Skip the canned rolls this holiday and bake your own bread! Your family will be talking about this one until you make it again! 

Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Garlic Bread

Thanksgiving Side Dishes You Want on Your Plate
This would make a great side dish with dinner, or an easy appetizer! Who doesn't love spinach artichoke dip?

Roasted Garlic Parmesan Green Beans

Thanksgiving Side Dishes You Want on Your Plate
Spice up this recipe by adding your own seasoning combination, or skip the parmesan and go with a stronger cheese!

Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots

Thanksgiving Side Dishes You Want on Your Plate
Cooked carrots will never be the same after you try these. Sweet and cooked to perfection!

Corn Casserole

Thanksgiving Side Dishes You Want on Your Plate
This corn casserole is similar to cornbread but with more corn and more moisture! (It's basically savory cake.)

Get creative this holiday as you think of which Thanksgiving side dishes you want on your plate! Hopefully you feel inspired to feed your family well and have the most delicious Thanksgiving dinner to date! While you're getting ready to cook your feast, don't forget to take a second to reflect on what you're thankful for! At Velde Ford, we're thankful for our loyal guests and dedicated team members! To see what we're talking about, get a glimpse into the Velde family on our Who is Velde Ford? page!

Located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554, Velde Ford of Pekin is committed to providing customers outstanding service. We want you to enjoy your car buying experience. If you have any questions or concerns, be sure to stop by the dealership or visit our website at www.VeldeFordPekin.com. You can also reach us at (888) 221-2804. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Ford Continues to Support Thanksgiving Day Parade - 11/08/2016

PEKIN, Ill., – America's Thanksgiving Day parade has been a beloved tradition for nearly 90 years. Each holiday season, crowds gather in Detroit to watch the floats and performers make their way down Woodward Avenue. This year, Ford continues its support of the Thanksgiving Day Parade with more than 40 Ford vehicles, including f-Series trucks, Mustangs, and explorers leading the way down Woodward, along with the Ford Mobility One float.

Ford Continues to Support Thanksgiving Day Parade

Ford is also a huge contributor to local community and educational programs in Detroit and in America. This year they are contributing $20 million to Detroit organizations. They also signed a new three-year sponsorship commitment to The Parade Company. In addition, Ford is teaming up with Holiday Meals on Wheels, which helps homebound seniors receive Thanksgiving dinner.

Ford Continues to Support Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Ford Mobility One float is more than 90 feet long and represents the history of Ford Motor Company. It includes a Model-T, Henry Ford, as well as modern students and technology. Tune in as Ford continues to support the Thanksgiving Day parade!  The festivities will take place in Detroit on November 24 starting at 8:45 am.

Ford Continues to Support Thanksgiving Day Parade

Located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554, Velde Ford of Pekin is committed to providing customers outstanding service. We want you to enjoy your car buying experience. If you have any questions or concerns, be sure to stop by the dealership or visit our website at www.VeldeFordPekin.com. You can also reach us at (888) 221-2804. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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