Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Year-End Deals All Throughout the Uftring Auto Group!

You Just Can't Beat an Uftring (Year-End) Deal!

Whether you're a fan of Chevy, Ford, Chrysler, Nissan, Jaguar Land Rover or Subaru, one thing remains the same - you're going to get a GREAT deal from the Uftring Auto Group. With eight different locations to shop at around Central Illinois as well as thousands of vehicles to choose from, you're sure to find your dream car this holiday season. And with the year coming to an end, we've decided to throw away the book! 

The Christmas and Year-End savings have never been better. We're offering THOUSANDS off of MSRP on new vehicles - that includes cars, trucks and SUVs of high class and quality. We're not trying to get rid of cars here. We specifically ordered more so that our customers could pay less on something they love. 

Visit our website or stop into one of our locations today! We look forward to helping you find your dream car. 

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

3 Easy Tips for Driving in the Snow | Uftring Auto Group Blog

Believe it or not, winter is back in Central Illinois. Gone are the days on the lake, the early rounds of golf and the pool days with the girls. Don't worry, we'll make our way around the Sun again, and we will be wishing it was cooler before we know it! In the meantime, here are some tips for driving in the winter.

1. Take Time to Defrost Your Windshield

Before you even hop on the road, you'll want your vehicle to be warmed up and thawed out. Starting your car about ten minutes before you usually leave will allow time for clear windows and a warm cabin! Plus, it's highly unsafe to scrape a small area on your windshield so you can see "enough" of the road. Don't want to stand in the cold longer than you have to? Purchase an automatic start! Our parts departments at any of our locations will be happy to install one for you. That way, you don't even have to step outside!

2. Drive Slow - Drive Safe

You should always follow the speed limit, but especially so in the winter! With the temperatures being as low as they are, you never know when there might be a patch of ice on the road. And, just because you see it, doesn't mean the person in front of you does. With that said, it pays to drive slow, keep distance between other drivers, and remain attentive at all times. 

3. Make Sure Your Tires Are Up to Date

What's one of the most important winter driving factors? Having a good grip on the road! Good grip comes from good tires. And good tires come from routine service. So, before we get too deep into the winter, visit your local Uftring service department and get those tires checked! You'll be glad you did. 

Of course, there are many other steps you can take to handle the roads in the winter, but these three are the most basic and the most important! Stay safe out there these next few months! If you have any questions, give your closest Uftring dealer a call, or visit for more information. 

Friday, September 28, 2018

Final Days of the Deal of a Lifetime!

Central Illinois - Only Two More Days to Save

Have you been looking for a new Chevy, Ford, Nissan, Chrysler, or Jaguar near you? Are you looking for the best sale that will save you cash? Well, if you haven't yet heard, we've been offering the Uftring Deal of a Lifetime for the past two months! Gary Uftring, our Dealer Principal, has challenged his team to sell 1,501 cars in 60 days. How are we going to do that? That's the part you'll want to hear.

Uftring Deal of a Lifetime Peoria

You Won't Save Like this Again!

For those of you looking for a new or used car deal in Peoria, Washington, Morton, Pekin, or Bloomington, you don't need to go anywhere further than the Uftring Auto Group. For the next TWO DAYS, you'll find the best deals you've ever come across. We're SO CLOSE to reaching our goal, and to do so, we are throwing away the book! 

If you've had your eyes on that Silverado in Washington, that F-150 in East Peoria, or that Wrangler in Pekin, now is the time to buy! You will save thousands on your new or used purchase these next couple of days. Get the BEST deal near you at the Uftring Auto Group in Peoria, East Peoria, Washington and Pekin. We look forward to seeing you today! 

It's the Uftring Deal of a Lifetime! Click here to view all of our inventory.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Don't Miss Your Chance to Get the Uftring Deal of a Lifetime!

There's Still Time to Save More Than Ever Before

We're so close to hitting our goal of 1,501 cars in 60 days! And the deals are only getting better. Whether you drive a Chevy, Ford, Jeep, Nissan or Jaguar, we're sure to have the vehicle for you. The Uftring Auto Group is in the business of finding its customers an affordable car while offering a great buying experience! That's what the Deal of a Lifetime means to us. Right now, you'll save more than ever before on that truck, van, SUV or sedan that you've had your eye on. So, stop into one of our eight convenient locations and help us reach our goal of 1,501!

What It Means to be "The One"

All month long, we've been talking about "the one" that helps us get to 1,501. But, what does that mean? Is it one person? Is it the one car they purchase? To the Uftring Auto Group, "the one" is the has many different meetings. It's "the one" family that upgrades from a sedan to an SUV. It's "the one" nervous mother buying a pre-owned car for her 16 year old. It's "the one" whose life was made easier by getting the Deal of a Lifetime on their new vehicle! 

Visit our website at or stop in and see us at one of our stores. We look forward to helping you find your dream car! 


Thursday, August 2, 2018

The Uftring Deal of a Lifetime is BACK!

Another Challenge From Gary Uftring 

Last August and September, Gary Uftring challenged us (his team of sales consultants) to sell 1,500 vehicles in 60 days - and we did! Thank you to all of our customers who contributed to us reaching our goal. Given the success of last Summer, Gary Uftring decided to raise the stakes! The Uftring Deal of a Lifetime is BACK, and it's BIGGER. This year, we aren't trying to sell 1,500 cars. This year, our goal is to sell 1500... and one. 1501 cars in 60 days! Can we do it? With your help we can! 

What Makes this the Deal of a Lifetime?

In order to sell 1501 cars in 60 days, we have to provide deals around the Peoria area that are too good to pass up. Some would call them "Deals of a Lifetime!" You won't believe how much you can save on your favorite cars, trucks and SUVs. It's amazing! There really is no better time to buy than these next 60 days. Visit to check out our group-wide inventory. We look forward to getting you the Deal of a Lifetime! 

Monday, July 9, 2018

Five Tips for Driving in Bright Sunlight

There aren't too many bad things you can say about summer. School's out, the days are longer, and the weather is phenomenal! But with longer days comes a brighter sun and low visibility when driving in the early morning or evening. Did you know that bright sunlight can create visual illusions? As a result of this, the risk of a life-threatening crash is 16% higher during moments of bright sunlight. Luckily, the Uftring Auto Group has some tips for you to stay safe in these sunny conditions.

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1. Purchase/Wear a Quality Pair of Sunglasses

Among the list of items to pay a good price for (shoes, a mattress, a car, etc.) is sunglasses. When you look past the "same style" factor, you'll notice that a nice quality pair of sunglasses improves both the glare response and visibility you receive when driving in the bright sunlight. And, equally as important, they're better for your eye health. If you invest around $150-200 on a nice pair of sunglasses, you'll notice a remarkable difference when you drive in bright sunny conditions. 

2. Use Your Visors - They Work

You know those flaps that come down right in front of your face? Well, they do more than hold your garage door opener. Those are sun visors, and they work! If you're driving straight on the sun is in your eyes, simply angle your visor to minimize brightness. If the sun is to your left or right, your visor detaches on either side. Next time you're out driving and notice you sticking your hand up to block the sun (which is dangerous, everyone!), try your visor instead. You'll enjoy the result. 

3. Drive Slower/Smarter

We understand that everyone has places to be. With that said, however, you aren't going to get there any quicker if you get in an accident due to low visibility. Although you should always drive smart, you really should drive slower and more attentively when bright sunlight is a factor. When driving on the highway or city street, keep more distance between you and the car in front of you. Both of your reaction times will be slower due to brightness. Another useful tip: activate your turn signal much sooner than normal. You must always take into consideration that everyone around you has the same visibility. It pays to drive smart!

4. Get Your Car Windows Professionally Tinted

Having your windows tinted will keep a good percentage of sun rays out of your vehicle, increasing your visibility substantially. And it only costs $200-300. When looking at the big picture, that's a smart investment. Just visit one of the Uftring Auto Group's service centers. We'd be happy to apply a tint to your vehicle's windows! 

5. Try Your Best to Avoid Driving in the Bright Sunlight

If you could opt out of driving in the bright sunlight, we're sure you would! However, that isn't always the option. Sometimes you just have to go where/when you're going. That's understandable. BUT, if you can help it, try to avoid driving right into the sunlight. Sometimes, all it takes is 20 minutes for the worst of it to go away. So, if you're planning a trip to the store, the restaurant, the cookout, etc., wait a few minutes. You'll be putting yourself in a lot safer of a position. 

Now that you know how to handle the road when the sun is shining bright, go get yourself a nice pair of sunglasses and have us tint your windows for you. And don't forget about that visor! 

If you're looking for a new vehicle or need service on your car, visit Stay safe out there! 

Monday, June 25, 2018

4 Tips to Keeping a Cool Car - Uftring Auto Group

Ah, Summer. Trips to the lake, cookouts at the pool, baseball games and ice cream runs. There's nothing quite like it! Although it's fun to see your kids pile in the car, you sometimes wish you wouldn't have to. Peoria area summers can be brutal. Parking your car just about anywhere means that things are going to get hot. Since we know cars at the Uftring Auto Group, we want to give you some tips on keeping them cool!

1. Use a Sunshade and Dash Cover When Your Car is Parked

See if you can recall this scenario. You take your kids/friends to the pool, spend 4 hours there, and have a blast taking a dip and soaking up sun. Then, you get in your car. HOT. HOT. HOT! All the time you've been at the pool, your windshield has acted as a giant magnifying glass. Everything you touch in the car is going to be hot. 

Here's a tip! Buy a sunshade. They're very affordable, and they prevent your car from heating up to the temperature of a burning skillet. You can also cover your dashboard, seats, and even your seat belts to prevent yourself from getting hurt by the heat. Believe it or not, it happens.

2. Find a Spot in the Shade to Park 

No matter where you go, you can almost always find shade to park in. Whether it's a garage, a tree, or an awning, there's always some around. Next time you and the family take a trip, make sure you park smart. Find a nice shady spot so your car doesn't get hot. Will you have to walk a little further to get where you're going? It's possible, but it's also worth it. What's worse? Walking three extra blocks or feeling too hot for comfort. I think you know the answer!

3. Cover your Steering Wheel When Not Using your Car 

Something that always seems to take us by surprise is how hot our steering wheel can get. And it's the part of the car we touch the most! Have you ever sat in your parking spot with the A/C running, touching the steering wheel as though you're checking if it's done cooking? It's not a baked potato! 

Simply cover your steering wheel with a bath towel while you aren't using your car. This will allow you to be able to grip the wheel when getting back in your car. Think about it. If you try to drive while barely holding the wheel, you are a danger to everyone around you. Be smart. All you need is a towel!

4. Keep Your Windows Slightly Opened

Does the heat of your car ever take your breath away? Well, what do you expect? You're basically sitting in an oven with no air circulation! When you go somewhere in public, crack your windows ever so slightly to let some air through. By cracking them just an inch or so, you're allowing air to get in so your car won't be as hot and muggy when you return. 
CAUTION: Make sure you look at the weather forecast before doing this. That last thing you want is to turn your carpool into an actual one!

We hope these tips help you keep a cool car this summer! Remember to throw away food, store valuables, and keep an emergency kit available at all times. The heat can be dangerous, so always plan ahead. And if you're looking to get a new, cool car (a different kind of cool), stop by one of our Uftring Auto Group locations! We'd love to give you more tips as well as help you find your dream vehicle. Enjoy your summer, and stay cool! 

Thursday, May 10, 2018

3 Great Spots in Peoria to Cruise Around with Your Top Down - Uftring Auto Blog

Ahh, Summer. The days are longer, warmer, and more enjoyable. From riverfront concerts to outdoor leagues and races, there really is no better season! And who doesn't love to ride around with the windows (or top, if you're rolling in a convertible) down? Here are three amazing places around the Peoria area where having the wind in your hair is a necessity.

1. Prospect & Grandview Drive

Overlooking the historic Illinois River is a stretch of road lined with houses with the most stunning of views you'll ever see. So stunning, in fact, that this stretch of road was called the "World's Most Beautiful Drive" by our 26th President, Teddy Roosevelt. Off of Knoxville Road by Junction City Plaza sits Prospect Rd. This street leads you down a windy road of head-turning views and beautiful homes. Just when the stretch of uniquely constructed houses ends, a quick turn left will change your perspective forever. Grandview Drive is the name of this turn... and you'll want to make it. While on the right you see more glamorous structures of brick, stone and wood, on the left are the most breathtaking views you'll ever gaze upon. We could explain these views all day, but they're something you'll want to see for yourself.

2. High View Road

On the East Peoria side of the Illinois River is an inclined bridge that seems as though it's floating over the highway. That bridge leads up to High View Road. This stretch of land, much like Grandview, has a rich history as well. Not only does it hold even more elegant homes and landscaping, but it looks over the famous Peoria skyline. So, whether you're on a Sunday stroll or out Saturday for supper, take a trip up to High View Road and bask in the beauty this wonderful city has to offer. 

3. Trigger Road 

For those of you looking to escape the city, we know the perfect place. Trigger Road, which runs along the Northeast corner between Peoria and Dunlap, is a refreshing two-lane road that gives you views of farmland, dive bars and a minimal amount of structured real estate. The seldom bursts of traffic allow you to cruise right along while you enjoy your company, the fresh air or a moment of simplicity. So roll down your windows and take in the ride! 

Now that you know of some spots to ride around in, go take a drive! And if you're looking for a new car, truck or SUV, stop by any of the Uftring Auto Group locations or visit

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Safety First - 4 Tips to Staying Safe Behind the Wheel

Safety First at the Uftring Auto Group

In this day and age, life moves faster and faster. And, so do we. With national speed limits increasing, cell phones becoming more of a priority, and fickle road conditions, the importance of safety has become all the more prevalent. Here are 4 tips to staying safe behind the wheel. 

#1 - Turn Off/Put Away Your Cell Phone

Why is this the #1 tip on the list? Because it's hands down most important. According to the National Safety Council, cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million car accidents a year. Think about what you do on your cell phone on a day-to-day basis. Is it really more important than getting to your destination safely? Probably not. And if you drive for work, simply link up your phone to hands-free bluetooth. By taking away today's biggest distraction when you're behind the wheel, you are making the roads safer for you and everyone around you.

#2 - Always Wear Your Seat Belt

Whether you're driving two miles or two states over, you should ALWAYS wear your seat belt. Nearly 50% of injuries or deaths caused by motor vehicle accidents could be avoided by simply strapping yourself in. You never know what's going to happen on the road. Make it a habit before you even start your car to put your seat belt on. 

#3 - Don't Speed 

Have you ever passed someone on a city street and then ended up next to them just two intersections ahead? How silly did you feel? Speeding really gets you nowhere. You run the risk of getting a ticket, losing your license, and even getting into a fatal car accident. The faster you move, the harder the hit. Remember that! Speeding is like fighting: it has never solved anything. Make sure you follow the speed limit, pass when you have to, and continue at a safe pace. 

#4 - Focus on the Road and the Road Only

There are many distractions in our everyday lives that we don't even realize stop us in our tracks. Whether it's your breakfast on the go, your lipstick that needs applied, or that one email you need to send on the way to work, it can wait! FOCUS on getting to where you're going. If you look down for even a second, you are putting everyone around you at risk, including yourself. Now, if you have a passenger with you, it's fine to carry on a conversation. Just make sure you know what's most important at that time.  

When you're behind the wheel, safety is the #1 priority! Remember to always use caution, be mindful of your surroundings, and to not get distracted. For more information, or to schedule service or shop, visit our website at, or stop by one of our eight locations. Stay safe out there! 

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Uftring Ford Inventory - More Ford Vehicles to Choose From

From F-Series to Cars and SUVs

At Uftring Ford in East Peoria, we have over 300 new vehicles in stock. Why would we carry such a large inventory? To provide as many options as possible for our customers, of course! Not only do we have the models that you're looking for, but we have a wide variety of different colors, trim levels, and interior choices. Looking for a car for the family? Our Ford SUV selection is unmatched in the area! Need a new truck to get the job done? Over half of our inventory is F-Series models. You'll love what you can find at Uftring Ford.

Ford Trucks Get the Job Done

Over half of our Ford inventory includes F-Series trucks. From F-150s to F-450s, we have the range of power you're looking for to get the job done right. Whether you need a long bed, short bed, extended cab or standard, we have the choices to help you decide. Remember, every month is truck month at Uftring Ford in East Peoria! If you're hauling houses or trailers across town, our Super Duty selection will help you. If you're making the switch from car to truck, you can take a look at our Sport F-150s. The fact is, we provide options for you - whatever you may need.

Friendly and Knowledgeable Staff

We at Uftring Ford provide you with the knowledge and care you deserve when making such an important purchase. So, to go along with our vast selection of Ford cars and trucks, we have a skilled staff of sales and service representatives. Whether you're in need of an upgrade or a check-up, we are here with a helping hand and a smile, every time. We encourage you to ask any questions about our selection or about your vehicle. We will always be transparent, respectful and accommodating when you visit us. Not only that, but once (and even before) you shop with Uftring, you're considered a friend.

So, stop into Uftring Ford in East Peoria today! Click here to view our inventory, or give us a call at (309) 694-0700. 

Friday, March 9, 2018

Uftring Auto Group - Your Peoria Area Body Shop Stop

From Small Dings to Big Dents

If you need body work done, don't trust just anyone with your vehicle. Trust the Uftring Auto Group! Our factory trained technicians are certified to handle any kind of task. There is no job that is too big or too small for us to handle. From dents and scratches to paint jobs and replacements, we have you covered!

What About the Big Jobs?

Depending on how big of a job your vehicle requires, it's possible we may need to keep your vehicle overnight or even for a couple of days. But, don't worry. We offer free loaner vehicles available by appointment to those who need them. And, not only that, but we offer free estimates also. There's no reason you should have to pay to know what you'll pay. We won't do that to you here. At the Uftring Auto Group, we treat our customers like we would a friend. 100% honesty, 100% of the time.

Quality Work

Like we always say, there is no job too big or small for us at the Uftring Auto Group. All of our repairs are guaranteed for the life of the vehicle. We also use environmentally friendly water-based paints. We will even do aluminum repairs. You'll find with us that we're willing to go the extra mile because we're not your regular body shop. We go above and beyond for our customers. We guarantee quality every time you come in!

Three Different Locations

Whether you're in Peoria, East Peoria, or Washington, there's an Uftring Body Shop right in your backyard! If you were recently in a fender bended caused by the winter ice, or you've been meaning to get a couple scratches buffed out and painted, we're just a short drive away. Stop in and see us at any of our three locations! 

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Uftring Spring Cleaning - The Importance of a Clean Car

Keeping a Clean Car

It is very important to prepare your vehicle for the the springtime. Throughout the last few months, it's worked extra hard to get you where you're going. From all of the snow, ice, slush and salt on the roads, your car has taken a beating! But, aside from the service that needs done, it also is in dire need of a good cleaning. 

A Clean Car is a Happy Car 

When the snow stops falling, it's very easy to notice who still needs to wash their car. Don't be one of those people driving around in April with salt stains from two months prior. Show your car some TLC and go to a car wash near you! Not only will it look great after it's clean, but it's also good for the vehicle. If you ignore the stains on your car for too long, the metal will begin to rust. Think of how upset you'd be if you knew how easy it was to prevent. 

The Inside is Just as Important

Think about all of the times you or your passengers stepped into your car after trudging through the wet snow in the winter. All of the dirt, salt, and snow has now seeped deep into the carpets of your vehicle. So, when you clean your car, remember to get the inside too! By scrubbing and vacuuming all of your floor mats and seats, you'll improve the look, smell, and life of the interior. And if you need a really deep clean of the inside, come get it detailed at one of our locations! We will have it looking good as new for you at a great price. 

As winter draws to an end, consider the importance of a clean car. Click here to schedule service and detailing, or visit Uftring Wash in Washington today. Remember, a clean car is a happy car! 

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Freezing Rain - How to Deal When Behind the Wheel

How to Handle Freezing Rain

When the wet ground freezes over and the rain turns into ice, the roadways can become extremely dangerous. You may lose visibility due to ice on the windshield and windows, and you'll lose traction due to ice on the ground. Here are some tips in dealing with freezing rain and ice on the road. 

1. Scrape/Brush off Your Car

First and foremost, it's vitally important to remove any ice that has formed on your car. The sometimes thick layer will mess with your depth perception/vision, causing you to become a hazard to everyone around you. That's why it's necessary to scrape off your vehicle before driving. You'll want to buy a nice, heavy duty scraper from your local hardware store. If the ice is too thick to scrape, start your car and turn on the defrost about 10-15 minutes before you plan to leave. That way, your car will heat the ice and you can remove it more easily. What would you rather pay for - the extra gas or the repairs to your crashed vehicle? Take the time to clear off any and all ice from every window. 

2. Drive Slow/Give Yourself Extra Time

When there's ice on the roads, you're more likely than ever to skid and slide. This happens when you come to an abrupt stop. Your wheels have no traction whatsoever to catch on the ground. You'll just keep moving forward, risking an accident or going off the road. If you want to avoid stopping abruptly, then simply slow down. You might be running late for work or an appointment, but whoever's involved will understand. To prevent yourself from running late, leave 15-20 minutes earlier than you usually would. You must take into account your surroundings wherever you're going. 

3. Always Be Prepared

Freezing rain can hit at any time. That's why it pays to always be prepared for the worst case scenario. Should you run off the road and get stuck, pack some sand or kitty litter to put under the wheels for added traction. You'll also want to pack supplies like shovels, flashlights, de-icer, and extra gloves and a hat. You never know when you're going to need these things most. 

Hopefully these tips help you in dealing with freezing rain in the future. If you have any more questions, please stop by the Uftring Auto Group location closest to you in Peoria and East Peoria, Pekin, and Washington. We'd be happy to assist you further! 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Show Your Vehicle Some Love - Uftring Auto Group Service

Uftring Auto Group Service 

While you're out and about in the Peoria, IL area shopping for your loved one, don't forget about what's getting you around. This Valentine's Day, stop by one of Uftring's six convenient service locations for maintenance on your vehicle. Whether you need an oil change, your tires rotated, or something else, it's nice to find out with us and not on the road!

It's Still Wintertime in Central Illinois

Although there is some light at the end of this cold tunnel, winter is still upon us! That means that the icy, snowy roads are as well. The last thing you want is to be stranded due to drifting or breaking down when it's ten degrees outside. And every time is snows, more cracks and potholes are formed. That's why it's extremely important that your car is ready to handle it. 

Let Us Take Care of You

At the Uftring Auto Group, we understand that it can be a hassle to bring your car in for service. You kind of need your car. We get it! That's why we provide the most efficient work possible to get you back on the road as quickly as possible. And if you don't have time to wait, let us give you a ride. Our free shuttle service will take you home, back to work, or wherever you came from. And when your car is ready, we will pick you back up! We're here to work with your schedule. 

Before we perform service on your vehicle, we will let you know what needs to be done. Not only that, but we will also get your approval first and foremost. You won't be surprised when we hand you the bill! You don't deserve that. So, whether you walk right in or you make an appointment, we're happy to take care of you. 

Schedule Service

Love is in the air! Make sure it's on the roads too. You'll love your car after having it serviced with the Uftring Auto Group. Show your car you care this Valentine's Day! 

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Monday, February 5, 2018

Uftring Ford in East Peoria - Your Ford Store

We're Proud to be Your East Peoria Ford Dealer

At Uftring Ford in East Peoria, IL, we pride ourselves on our customer service in every department. We are privileged enough to serve such an amazing community like the Peoria area. Looking for a new or used Ford vehicle? Our selection of cars has never been larger! And we have the experts that will provide the knowledge and care you deserve when making such a big purchase. Stop in today and see us! We look forward to helping you. 

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Cars - Trucks - SUVs - We Know Our Stuff

Whether you're in the market for a Ford Focus, an F-150 or an Expedition, we have the experts that will fill you in on what you need to know. Don't quite know what you want? Our salespeople are here to help you figure it out. They will sit down with you, get an idea of your budget, and will learn the necessary things about you to help you make a decision. No pressure; no hassle. 

At Uftring Ford in East Peoria, we have certified Mustang and F-150 experts. What does that mean for you? That means that any question you may have or any suggestion you may need will be provided with an answer. Not only do we know what we're talking about, but we also know how it feels to purchase a car. Although it can be stressful, we do our best to take that away for you. 

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Uftring Ford Service - Getting the Most Out of Your Ford 

The winter months do a number on the roads. All of those cracks and potholes can do some real damage to your vehicle. It starts with your tires, but when those get hurt, your entire vehicle eventually suffers. That's why it's important to have routine maintenance done on your Ford vehicle. Here at the Uftring Ford Service Department, we will keep you in the loop with information on your car because it is your car. Any questions you have will be answered fully and honestly. And we won't move forward with service unless you want us to. Obviously, we will provide our suggestions based on the shape of your vehicle, but we are simply here to serve you. So, stop in today and have us take a look. You'll be happy you did!

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Friends Helping Friends

When you're here, you're considered a friend. Why? Because friends help one another. That's why we offer the best service and care at a competitive price. We aren't here to leave you in the dark or give you the run around. You wouldn't return if that's what we were about. We wish to offer you continued business. So, we will go above and beyond for you, because that's what friends do. 

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We hope to see you soon at Uftring Ford, your East Peoria area Ford store apart of the Uftring Automall. Click here to see our full inventory of new vehicles. 

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Uftring Auto Group - Making Friends and Selling Cars Since 1982

Excellent Service Since 1982

Gary Uftring started his auto group in 1982 with one goal in mind. That goal was to sell quality vehicles to customers all around Central Illinois. 35 years and eight locations later, he's carried out and exceeded that goal, serving generations of families with the knowledge and care they deserve. That knowledge and care has been passed down to his over 500 employees in sales, parts, service, body shop and more! How has that knowledge been continued? Through Gary Uftring's simple yet effective philosophy: "Make a friend. Sell a car."

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We're Here to Help You

The well-known motto of Gary Uftring that has been passed onto each and every employee is centered around the idea of providing genuine, transparent service to each and every customer. What does this mean? No one will be left in the dark or lied to when it comes to buying a new vehicle or having service done on their current one. Any question you may have about a new or pre-owned car will be answered fully and honestly. If you come into one of our locations for service, we will provide suggestions before and after work is conducted and will not move further without your consent. When you buy from us, you can expect a friendly, helpful experience - just the way Gary Uftring wants it.

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Best Possible Price

We obviously don't want to sell you a single vehicle and then never see you again. That's why we offer the best price we can! We will never push the most expensive car on you. We will get to know you, your budget and your preferences, and based on those factors, we will help you by showing you the cars we think you'd like. And we will remain patient and knowledgeable, because we realize how big of a purchase you're making.

No Pressure Whatsoever

Not the best time to buy? That's ok! We are here when you're ready. And after you purchase your vehicle, have one of our excellent service departments keep it running for as long as possible. Like Gary Uftring says, when you work with us, you'll be treated like a friend. We will never pressure into anything. Stop by one of our eight locations today for any of your vehicle needs, or just go to

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

2019 Chevy Silverado - New Look, Same Dependability

Moving Forward

Since its unveiling a couple of weeks ago at the Detroit Auto Show, the 2019 Chevy Silverado has many truck fans talking about it - and for the most part, good things have been said. This all-new, redesigned pickup features a revamped front end with "squinted" headlights and a more refined grille and bumper. It also features rounded fenders and smaller, more distinguished rearview mirrors. 

The more modern look of this classic truck falls responsible to a more modern designer. 32-year-old Tyler Moffett had the "squinty" face in mind to portray a more serious look. This look symbolizes both paying respect to the legacy as well as moving forward in the best possible way. The young designer grew up around Chevy trucks his whole life and wanted to maintain a similar idea while adding his own touch of today's style.

There's Something About a Truck

The all-new redesigned 2019 Chevy Silverado has truck lovers excited for a few reasons. This full-sized pickup comes with eight trim options as well as a lighter frame and roll-formed aluminum bed. What the body loses in weight, however (450 lbs), it makes up for in strength. Get ready for a new 3.0-liter Duramax diesel inline-six engine! Ready to really get the job done? This will allow you to do so.

The new roll-formed aluminum bed isn't the only feature that is drawing attention. The 2019 Chevy Silverado features the first ever truck bed that can be opened by a key fob, cabin button, or hand. So, when you're hard at work, you can open up your truck to load from a distance. No more putting down and picking up again!

Get Ready to Ride Redesigned 

The all-new 2019 Chevy Silverado will be available later this year at both of your Peoria, IL Chevy truck dealers - Uftring Chevrolet in Washington & Uftring Weston Chevrolet Cadillac

Monday, January 15, 2018

Ford News - The Ford Ranger is Back

A Familiar Face

This past weekend at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, many Ford fans saw the unveiling of a new, familiar face. The 2019 Ford Ranger has shades of its full-sized companion with aspects that are true to its own legacy. For seven years, mid-size truck fans have been waiting and wishing for a new Ford Ranger. A year from now, they can hop back into the drivers seat of one. 

No Strangers to the Ranger

Since production of the Ford Ranger stopped in 2011, mid-sized truck fans have wondered if there would ever be a return. Ford focused heavily on the production of the F-150, coming out with new special editions and design updates. But, that still didn't stop Ranger fans from forgetting about their once-favorite Ford model. Given the mix of both demand for mid-sized trucks and suggestions (write-ins, forums, etc.) from consumers in the past few years, Ford finally has an answer. 

The 2019 Ford Ranger is as tough as it is sporty. It features rounded fenders and a definitive frame resembling the F-150. However, the aspects of itself that it carries include its stylish headlights and compressed mirrors as well as its sophisticated grille with the letters R-A-N-G-E-R across the top. Although it does pay respect to the full-sized segment, the new Ford Ranger celebrates its own renowned return. Fans have been waiting for this for over half of a decade, and it seems they are pleased with their reward for their patience. 

Details Regarding the Ford Ranger

The all-new Ranger will come in a crew cab and a supercrew cab option. Both will feature four full-size doors. It has 9 inches of ground clearance as well as four different drive modes depending on the terrain. There is an FX4 off-road package that includes upgraded tires, off-road ready shocks and suspension, and skid plates for when things get a little bumpy. Needless to say, this mid-size truck is ready for both work and play.

The 2019 Ford Ranger will feature one engine: the second generation 2.3-liter twin-scroll turbocharged four-cylinder EcoBoost with 10-speed automatic transmission. It will maintain a steel body, a new fully boxed frame, and a stylish aluminum tailgate. The grille will depend on the trim-level (unique to XL, XLT, and Lariat) and there are optional LED lamps for the headlights. This new mid-sized monster will have eight new wheel choices, and some will match the F-150 to further carry on the legacy Ford has built. It will also be offered in eight different colors with optional sport and chrome appearance packages. 

Although the 2019 Ford Ranger won't be available for another year, there is sure a lot to look forward to. In the mean time, check out the F-150 and Used Ford inventory here. The Uftring Automall, your Peoria dealer for Ford, is excited to offer the next new generation of Ford Rangers! 

Monday, January 8, 2018

Remote Starts - Start Smart With Uftring

Start Your Car Without Stopping Your Day

How great would it be to be able to start your car from your kitchen? You wouldn't have to put shoes or boots on, you wouldn't have to bundle up, and you especially wouldn't have to go out in the cold. Remote start makes that possible! If your car needs thawed in the winter or cooled down in the summer, you just have to be within ample distance (500-600 ft.) of your vehicle with your remote start button handy. It's that easy. So, while you're eating your breakfast or folding your laundry, your car can warm or cool. No more freezing or melting! 

Anywhere - Anytime

You don't have to limit your convenient car-starting capabilities to the comfort of your own home. The amazing thing about remote start is that you can start your car while it's still locked. No need to worry about anybody breaking in or stealing your vehicle. So, if your flight just landed at the airport in the dead of winter or you've just asked your waiter for the check at the restaurant, you go right ahead and start your car! It'll be nice and warm for you.

Start By Taking Action With Uftring

Now that you're excited to get remote start for your car, you're probably concerned about installing. Don't be! Let our experts at the Uftring Auto Group handle it. You can even purchase remote starts at our convenient parts departments. No need to go to three different places for one purpose. We will walk you through everything you need/want to know. Schedule service below at any of our stores and make the change you've been waiting for!

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