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Velde Ford in Pekin, IL is Proud to Celebrate Our 57th 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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Your Velde Ford Dealership Offering New or Used Cars and Great Customer Service

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.

We're Excited To Introduce In 2015 The Velde Automotive Lease Experience

Leasing New Ford Vehicles with the Velde Automotive Lease Experience | Coming in Spring 2015

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.

To learn more about the Velde Automotive Lease Experience at Velde Ford in Pekin, IL – coming in Spring of 2015 – click the button below!

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Ford Auto Service and Body Work in Pekin, IL | Velde Ford Service and Collision Center

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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Meet GMC's 2015 Sierra 1500 Carbon Edition - 09/22/2014

Meet GMC's 2015 Sierra 1500 Carbon Edition
PEKIN, Illi - Available this fall will be GMC's Carbon Edition styling package on the 2015 Sierra 1500, giving the pickup a new head-turning appearance for the fall season. Customers will have the choice between three different Editions on the Sierra 1500, each available on 2WD or 4WD models with a 4.3L EcoTec3 V6 or 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine. 

The three available GMC 2015 Sierra 1500 Carbon Editions are:

Sierra Carbon 22 Edition - Available on both the SLE double and crew-cab trucks, this version of Carbon Edition includes two carbon fiber appearance graphics on the hood and tailgate. The black-painted grille perfectly matches the door handles and mirror caps. The exterior will be upgraded with four-inch black tubular side assist steps, unique 22-inch black alloy wheels and fog lamps. The truck will also have remote keyless start, a Universal Home Remote, a 110-volt power outlet and dual-zone climate controls. Pricing starts at $42,270.

Sierra Carbon 20 Edition - This version, available only on the Sierra SLE double cab, uses the same grille and graphics, but sits on 20-inch aluminum alloy wheels. Pricing starts at $38,275.

Standard Sierra Carbon Edition - As the most basic package, it will contain all of the graphics and ride on the standard 17 or 18-inch wheels. Pricing starts at $33,075.

Looking for a GMC vehicle that will turn heads out on the road? Visit us at Velde GM! At Velde Autos, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde GM is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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Ford Announces Availability of Latest Surveillance Mode Technology - 09/17/2014

Ford Announces Availability of Latest Surveillance Mode Technology
PEKIN, Illinois - Ford Announces Availability of Latest Surveillance Mode Technology; an award-winning surveillance application that was developed to warn law enforcement officers of unexpected approaches from behind the vehicle. Ford is hoping that this multi-patent-pending technology, currently available on the 2014 Ford Police Interceptor, will be adopted globally by various law enforcement officers and military personnel.

With help from InterMotive Inc., Ford has developed this outstanding surveillance mode system using the existing rearview camera and radar to give officer's additional situational awareness and protect them from any possible threats while in their vehicle. If a person approaches the vehicle from behind, the system sounds a chime, rolls up the driver's side window, locks all the doors and flashes exterior lighting. 




This innovative detection system has earned the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executive's Award for development. Ford hopes by announcing availability of their latest surveillance mode technology that there will be expanded adoption throughout the entire industry.

Searching for a technologically advanced vehicle to keep you and your family safe? We can help you at Velde Ford! At Velde Autos, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde GM is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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Cadillac Will Offer "Intelligent & Connected" Vehicle Technologies on 2017 Models - 09/15/2014

Cadillac Will Offer "Intelligent & Connected" Vehicle Technologies on 2017 Models
PEKIN, Illi- Select Caddies will be doubling as a personal chauffeur come 2017 thanks to GM's up and coming "Intelligent & Connected" technologies. We can expect to see the advanced driver assist technology known as "Super Cruise"and vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technology around the same time we will see the 2017 Cadillac CTS.

GM is focused on using innovation to make driving safer by offering "Intelligent & Connected" vehicle technologies on select 2017 Cadillac models. One of the technologies known as 'Super Cruise" aims to provide customers with a completely new type of driving experience whether they are on the freeway or stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic. This will include hands-off lane following as well as braking and speed control in certain highway driving conditions.

With V2V, General Motors is looking to reduce the amount of traffic collisions and improve traffic congestion by sending and receiving basic safety information between vehicles that are approaching each other. By utilizing basic information such as location, speed and direction of travel between the vehicles, the vehicle can forewarn the driver and activate safety features such as the forward collision warning. 

If you're interested in learning more about the advanced technology that Cadillac has to offer, stop by at see us at Velde GM! At Velde Autos, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde GM is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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All-New VeldeGM.com Website is Now LIVE! - 09/09/2014

All-New VeldeGM.com Website is Now LIVE!
PEKIN, Illi - Velde GM is proud to announce that the All-New VeldeGM.com Website is Now LIVE! We have completely revamped our entire website, making it easier for our customers to navigate and find the Cadillac, Buick or GMC vehicle that you have been searching for! 

Head to VeldeGM.com to do vehicle research, learn about financing or to schedule a service appointment for your Cadillac, Buick or GMC vehicle. At Velde GM it is our mission to provide our customers with the best car buying experience possible, all starting at VeldeGM.com. If you have a question that the All-New VeldeGM.com Website cannot answer, feel free to give us a call at (888) 331-3002 and a member of our staff will be happy to assist you!

Start searching for your next Cadillac, Buick or GMC vehicle at the BRAND-NEW VeldeGM.comAt Velde Autos, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde GM is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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Volunteer at the Central Illinois Food 4All Food Drive on September 20th! - 09/08/2014

Volunteer at the Central Illinois Food 4All Food Drive on September 20th!
PEKIN, Illi- Together we can fight hunger and feed families within our local community.  Help us make a HUGE difference on September 20th from 10 AM to 5 PM at the Central Illinois Food 4All Food Drive. This food drive will benefit all local food pantries through the distribution of goods by the Midwest Food Bank Peoria Division and South Side Mission. 

Volunteer at the Central Illinois Food 4All Food Drive on September 20th with family, friends and co-workers! There are 11 local Kroger stores committed to this event: Peoria - 5 locations, Bartonville, Chillicothe, East Peoria, Morton, Pekin and Washington. There will be two site leaders and 3 shifts of volunteers per location. Click here to get registered: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10c0A44AEAF2EA0FB6-2014/5280093


Volunteer at the Central Illinois Food 4All Food Drive on September 20th!

Volunteer Positions:
  • Greeters at the door of the store who will be passing out "Top 10" listing of items needed.
  • Hosts at the truck collection area who will welcome and thank all shoppers for their donations no matter how big or small!
  • Loaders who will load all of the goods onto the truck.
  • Sorters in the truck who will sort all of the items into the various collection bins. 
Volunteer Shifts: 
  • 9:00 AM to noon - this will include setting up the sites and getting things rolling!
  • Noon to 3:00 PM - prime collection time!
  • 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM - this will include an hour of tearing down the collection area and the truck driver picking up the filled semi truck.
Volunteer at the Central Illinois Food 4All Food Drive on September 20th!

Be sure to arrive early at your store location to meet and greet your team! Also, we recommend bringing water and snacks to have throughout the day. Volunteer shifts are in 3-hour increments, but you'll be having so much fun you will probably want to hang out the entire day! As volunteers, we want to ENCOURAGE our teammates and the shoppers at each our sites to support our community.

Volunteer at the Central Illinois Food 4All Food Drive on September 20th!

If you are interested in learning more about volunteering at the Central Illinois Food 4All Food Drive on September 20th contact food4allpeoria@gmail.com or call Lori (309) 243-2742, Jennifer (309) 676-4604 or Teresa (309) 360-6083. For those ready to sign up, head to Sign Up Genius and get registered: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10c0A44AEAF2EA0FB6-2014/5280093

At Velde Autos, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde GM is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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Central Illinois Food 4All Food Drive on September 20th! - 09/04/2014

Central Illinois Food 4All Food Drive on September 20th
PEKIN, Illi -It is that time of the year to give back to our community and help to fight hunger and feed families all over Central Illinois. Food 4All is teaming up with South Side Mission and the Midwest Food Bank Peoria Division to host a community-wide food drive on Saturday, September 20th from 10 AM to 5 PM!

Be one of the 400+ volunteers who help to support 200+ food pantries through distribution of goods by Midwest Food Bank and many families through South Side Mission at the Central Illinois Food 4All Food Drive on Saturday, September 20th from 10 AM to 5 PM. Central Illinois Food 4All has partnered up with EVERY Kroger location in the area, giving us a total of 11 locations collecting food for those in need!


Central Illinois Food 4All Food Drive on September 20th

How can you help?
PROMOTE: Getting involved is as easy as word of mouth! Help us by sharing and talking about the food drive to friends, family and co-workers. 

PARTICIPATE: Stop by one of the 11 Kroger locations (Peoria - 5 locations, Bartonville, Chillicothe, East Peoria, Morton, Pekin and Washington) and donate dry or canned goods!

Here are some donations items we suggest: 
Mac & Cheese, Hamburger Helper, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Cereal, Oatmeal, Pop Tarts, Canned Vegetables, Canned Fruit, Pasta, Rice, Beans, Pasta Sauce and Canned Tomatoes. 


Central Illinois Food 4All Food Drive on September 20th

VOLUNTEER: As massive as this event is, volunteers are always needed! Sign up with your family and friends to help out at a collection site by visiting www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10c0A44AEAF2EA0FB6-2014/5280093! Keep a look out for more information about being a volunteer from Velde Autos!

The food drive is timed specifically to help these families with back-to-school expenses when resources are already drained. Through the Central Illinois Food 4All Food Drive on September 20th we can help the 26.1% of residents that are living in Peoria in poverty. For more information about the food drive, please feel free to contact food4allpeoria@gmail.com or call Lori (309) 243-2742, Jennifer (309) 676-4604 or Teresa (309) 360-6083.


Central Illinois Food 4All Food Drive on September 20th

At Velde Autos, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde GM is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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"Food-Spiration" for Back-to-School Lunches - 09/03/2014

PEKIN, Illi - After a few weeks of the same old sandwich and juice box, the kids will need something exciting AND nutritious to look forward to at lunch time. Need some new ideas? We are here to help with some "Food-Spiration" for Back-to-School Lunches!

Spicing up the kid's lunch boxes can be a breeze with a little preparation and creativity. All of these lunches can be prepared the evening before, saving you TONS of time and stress in the morning! You can visit our Pinterest page for more craft, decor and food inspiration!

Peanut Butter & Banana Roll-Ups
"Food-Spiration" for Back-to-School Lunches

Corn Dog Muffins
"Food-Spiration" for Back-to-School Lunches

Sandwich Kabobs
"Food-Spiration" for Back-to-School Lunches

Fruit, Cheese & Cracker Tray
"Food-Spiration" for Back-to-School Lunches


DIY Pizza Kit
"Food-Spiration" for Back-to-School Lunches

Breakfast for Lunch
"Food-Spiration" for Back-to-School Lunches

Tortilla Roll-Ups
"Food-Spiration" for Back-to-School Lunches

Meat, Cheese & Cracker Tray
"Food-Spiration" for Back-to-School Lunches

Velde Autos wishes everyone a great start to the brand-new school year! Be sure to share your "Food-Spiration" for Back-to-School Lunches with us by commenting in the box below! At Velde Autos, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde GM is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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Velde Ford Pekin's BRAND-NEW Website Has Gone LIVE! - 08/28/2014

Velde Ford Pekin's BRAND-NEW Website Has Gone LIVE!
PEKIN, Illi - We are thrilled to announce that Velde Ford Pekin's BRAND-NEW website has gone LIVE! Head to VeldeFordPekin.com and take a look around! With this new design, it is our goal to make researching and buying a new vehicle as easy and enjoyable as possible.

Visit VeldeFordPekin.com  for ANY of your automotive needs. Whether you are looking for more information on a new or used vehicle or curious about vehicle financing, you can depend on VeldeFordPekin.com! At Velde, we go above and beyond for our customers, starting right on our website. If you have a question that our website cannot answer, feel free to contact the dealership at (888) 221-2804. 

You can start car shopping from the comfort of your own home now that Velde Ford Pekin's BRAND-NEW website has gone LIVE! At Velde Autos, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde GM is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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