Our Top Pick for the Best Car for College Students: Ford Focus

Here at All Star Ford Lincoln, we understand that as a parent of a college student you are looking for a vehicle that is reliable, safe, stylish and most of all…inexpensive! That is why our top pick for the best car for a college student is the Ford Focus is the perfect vehicle for a college student. Whether they are commuting to and from school and home or just doing errands for their parents around town, this is a great vehicle with good features!

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The Ford Focus is a compact vehicle that is available in a sedan and a four-door hatchback body style. College students will love the Ford Focus because of how fun it is to drive! With nimble handing that doesn’t come at the expense of ride comfort, the Focus is sure to surprise you! Parents of college students will also love the Ford Focus because of its great price point and also because of all the awesome features Ford offers in this vehicle! From the SYNC 3 touchscreen interface, rear view camera plus seven airbags to help protect the driver and passengers, parents will feel good about putting their college kids in this vehicle!

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Without a doubt, it is very easy to see why college students and parents will love the Ford Focus! Easy to drive, great gas mileage at 26 city/36 highway, loads of safety features and stylish are just a few of the many reasons the Ford Focus is a winner in both students and parents’ books! View our Ford Focus inventory here!

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All Star Ford Lincoln is a proud member of the All Star Automotive Group, and carries the Ford and Lincoln line of products; which are some of the most reliable and dependable vehicles in the world. We serve the Baton Rouge and New Orleans areas as well as Denham Springs, Walker, Addis, Central, Baker, Prairieville, Gonzales, Hammond, Port Allen, Plaquemine, White Castle and Lafayette. If you are in the market for a Ford or Lincoln, come by our Dealership at 17742 Airline Hwy in Prairieville and experience Sales, Parts, Service and Collision that is really All Star!

Let our team at All Star Ford Lincoln will help you find just what you are looking for! We have a large selection of new and used vehicles to choose from. There is something for everyone. Click here to see our inventory!

Our staff is qualified and able to assist you with any vehicle needs, concerns or questions you might have. We assure you that you will not be disappointed in our team! Come on over to All Star Ford Lincoln to receive All-Star service!

WE ARE #LOUISIANASTRONG!

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The flooding in South Louisiana that has taken place on August 13th has impacted thousands of people right here in our home town. Thousands of Louisianans are coming together to help strangers evacuate their homes and bring them to shelters. Families have been ripped apart, homes have been flooded to the rooflines with water and cars have been flooded and lost in 10 foot waters. But this will not stop the citizens of Louisiana. We will come out stronger than ever all while helping each other out more than ever. Here at All Star, we pride ourselves in supporting our local communities and truly believe that together we the people of Louisiana are an “ALL STAR FAMILY.”

Our entire staff is working very diligently to get our locations that have been effected, back up and running as soon as possible. Here is a list of all of the current standings of our locations:

All Star Chevrolet – OPEN!

11377 Airline Highway, Baton Rouge, LA 70816

To view our current inventory, click here

To schedule a Service Appointment, click here

All Star Chevrolet North – OPEN!

9352 Plank Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70811

To view our current inventory, click here

To schedule a Service Appointment, click here


All Star Ford and All Star Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram of Denham Springs

Friends, customers, and coworkers, many of you have been contacting us about replacing your vehicles. As of right now we still cannot get to the dealership. We are in the process of obtaining replacement inventory from both manufacturers as well as bringing pre owned vehicles from other locations. With a little luck we are hoping to be able to begin assisting customers by this weekend.

All Star Ford Lincoln – OPEN!

17742 Airline Highway, Prairieville, LA 70769

To view our current inventory, click here

To schedule a Service Appointment, click here

All Star Hyundai – OPEN!

10313 Airline Highway, Baton Rouge, LA 70816

To view our current inventory, click here

To schedule a Service Appointment, click here

All Star Kia of Baton Rouge – OPEN!

5740 Siegen Lane, Baton Rouge, LA 70809

To view our current inventory, click here

To schedule a Service Appointment, click here

All Star Kia East

Please refer to our All Star Kia of Baton Rouge location (5740 Siegen Lane, Baton Rouge, LA 70809) until we are able to get our dealership back up and running.

All Star Nissan – OPEN!

12422 Florida Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA 70815

To view our current inventory, click here

To schedule a Service Appointment, click here

All Star Toyota of Baton Rouge – OPEN!

9150 Airline Highway, Baton Rouge, LA 70815

To view our current inventory, click here

To schedule a Service Appointment, click here

All Star Volvo of Baton Rouge – OPEN!

10101 Coursey Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA 70816

To view our current inventory, click here

To schedule a Service Appointment, click here

Wondering how to help in the community? We have put a list together of just a few of the many ways to help give back to our community, during this time of need.

Many shelters have opened all around Louisiana, to help those that are in need during this historic event. The America Red Cross has stepped in and is currently helping at least 4,700 people in dozens of emergency shelters. Many other places such as churches, schools and event centers are coming together to provide shelter, food and clean clothes.

SHELTER NEEDS:

Lamar Dixon in Gonzales, 9039 S St Landry Ave, Gonzales, LA 70737, is in need of volunteers as well as:

  • Pillows
  • Blankets
  • Towels
  • Clothes – adults and children clothing,
  • Underwear (new in package)
  • Ziploc bags

Lamar Dixon is also providing free housing for animals all the way from horses and goats to cats and dogs. Volunteers are needed to help clean cages, feed, and water these helpless animals.

The Baton Rouge River Center, 275 S River Rd, 70802 Baton Rouge, LA, has been turned into a shelter and is also requesting for pillows, blankets, new children’s clothing from 18 months – 2t and new socks/underwear. River Center is above capacity but is NOT turning away evacuees.

The City of Denham Springs, and Healing Place Church, are working together to establish a distribution center to meet the needs of individuals in our community. Donations for the center can be dropped off at Healing Place’s Denham Springs campus, located in the 600 block of Florida Boulevard behind Whitney Bank. The following items are being are currently being accepted:

  • Water
  • MRE’s
  • Heavy duty contractor trash bags
  • Wheelbarrows
  • Metal scoop shovels
  • Utility knives (cutting carpet/Sheetrock)
  • N95 masks
  • Gloves
  • Crowbars
  • 5 gallons buckets to put tools in
  • Hammers
  • A chalk line to cut out the Sheetrock clean line
  • Tape measure
  • Screw drivers that are interchangeable to from flathead and phillip
  • Push brooms
  • Safety glasses
  • Snow shovels
  • Mops
  • Clam shells
  • Hygiene items
  • Baby items
  • Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Pet food
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Tarps
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Paper products
  • Garbage cans

The Salvation Army is accepting toiletries, water, and monetary donations at the Cortana mall beginning at noon Tuesday, August 16. Other donation items that will be accepted are toothbrushes, toothpaste, toilet paper, soap, shampoo, and cleaning supplies. Please no diapers or used clothing at this time. For more information contact (225) 355-4483.

PETS:

Sherwood South Animal Hospital on South Sherwood Forest Blvd. is offering to house pets. They’ve also got doctors on hand. Residents can call (225) 293-6440 for more information.

A mobile pet shelter has been set up at the Baton Rouge River Center on 275 S River Rd.

The ASPCA has dispatched a disaster response team to conduct animal water rescues. The ASPCA is working with the Louisiana State Animal Response Team (LSART) to coordinate local resources. Residents who need assistance recovering an animal from their flooded home or who need emergency shelter for their animal should contact the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (OHSEP). Their contact information can be found here. More information about the ASPCA’s rescue efforts can be found here.

EBR Animal Control on 2680 Progress Road, Baton Rouge 70807 is serving as an animal shelter.

If you are wanting to foster an animal that has been displaced because of the flooding, click here for the foster application for the Denham Springs Animal Shelter.

FOR THOSE IN NEED OF TEMPORARY HOUSING:

Airbnb is waiving service fees for those affected by the flooding across southeast Louisiana who check in between August 14 and September 4. Available homes can be found here.

WAFB has also put together an article that is constantly being updated with new information about how to help with volunteering or donating information. As well as, another article with information about shelter locations and phone numbers for emergency rescue needs.

Thousands of homes, sentimental belongings and precious memories were ripped away from the people of South Louisiana. If there is any way you can volunteer a few hours of your day or donate clothing or supplies to any of these shelters, please do so.

All Star Ford Lincoln is a proud member of the All Star Automotive Group, and carries the Ford and Lincoln line of products; which are some of the most reliable and dependable vehicles in the world. We serve the Baton Rouge and New Orleans areas as well as Denham Springs, Walker, Addis, Central, Baker, Prairieville, Gonzales, Hammond, Port Allen, Plaquemine, White Castle and Lafayette. If you are in the market for a Ford or Lincoln, come by our Dealership at 17742 Airline Hwy in Prairieville and experience Sales, Parts, Service and Collision that is really All Star!

Let our team at All Star Ford Lincoln will help you find just what you are looking for! We have a large selection of new and used vehicles to choose from. There is something for everyone. Click here to see our inventory!

Our staff is qualified and able to assist you with any vehicle needs, concerns or questions you might have. We assure you that you will not be disappointed in our team! Come on over to All Star Ford Lincoln to receive All-Star service!

Back to School for Your Car Too!

Back to School Road Sign with Dramatic Clouds and Sky.

Although it may still feel like summer time outside, back-to-school time is right around the corner. August is always a busy month for parents and kids. Parents are trying to squeeze in last minute vacations and the kids are wanting to play with their friends all day! One item that is not usually on the top of the to-do list when heading back to school is your vehicle maintenance. Whether you’re attending high school, heading back to college or you’re the chauffeur for your family, your vehicle is going to need a little TLC before heading back to school and work!

Up-To-Date

Before your college-bound kiddo hits the road, make sure their vehicle has an up-to-date inspection sticker, car registration, driver’s license and an insurance card. At most colleges, these are the things your child will need in order to purchase a parking tag to be able to park on campus. This may be tedious to check and update, but these are vital things in order to send your child on the road to college!

Know Your Car

Pay attention to your car and familiarize your child with the car as well. Make sure they know where they can find the safety equipment, spare tire and owner’s manual. Familiarize yourselves with the particular noises of your car so you are more aware of anything unfamiliar and different.

Stay Organized

The cars of busy college students and parents with children in school often resemble cargo trucks after the start of school. Books, sports equipment, gym shoes, etc. often find a permanent home in vehicles. So stay organized! There are a number of bags and organizers which can help maximize the space in your trunk. Carve out some space just for your safety equipment so you will always be prepared.

Make sure to schedule a service appointment with one of our certified technicians that will be able to service your vehicle and get you back on the road! Doing routine maintenance on your vehicle will not only ensure your safety on the road, but it will also prolong the life of your vehicle!

All Star Ford Lincoln is a proud member of the All Star Automotive Group, and carries the Ford and Lincoln line of products; which are some of the most reliable and dependable vehicles in the world. We serve the Baton Rouge and New Orleans areas as well as Denham Springs, Walker, Addis, Central, Baker, Prairieville, Gonzales, Hammond, Port Allen, Plaquemine, White Castle and Lafayette. If you are in the market for a Ford or Lincoln, come by our Dealership at 17742 Airline Hwy in Prairieville and experience Sales, Parts, Service and Collision that is really All Star!

Let our team at All Star Ford Lincoln will help you find just what you are looking for! We have a large selection of new and used vehicles to choose from. There is something for everyone. Click here to see our inventory!

Our staff is qualified and able to assist you with any vehicle needs, concerns or questions you might have. We assure you that you will not be disappointed in our team! Come on over to All Star Ford Lincoln to receive All-Star service!

Write Us A Review!

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Here at All Star Ford Lincoln we pride ourselves on excellent customer service! It’s our number one priority to ensure that every customer that walks through our door or visits http://www.allstarfordprairieville.com/. The All Star Treatment GUARANTEES our customers that we are 100% committed to your satisfaction before, during and after the sale. We always love getting reviews and recommendations from happy customers and whenever we receive a review that especially stands out, we like to highlight it. This week, we’d like to share a 5-star review from a very satisfied customer of All Star Ford Lincoln!

My Review of All Star Ford Lincoln:

Very impressed with the service we received from All Star Ford Lincoln in Prairieville yesterday. The service was fast well done and we were in and out in less than an hour. The even would have washed and cleaned the inside of my car, at no charge, if it had needed it. Thanks guys for a job well done in a very professional manner. If you need service or are looking for a new Ford, Lincoln car or truck drop by All Star and you won’t be disappointed. They work hard to ensure your satisfaction.

Judy Turcotte

This review was just one of many! You can read all of our reviews to hear what our other customers have to say. If you’re a customer that would like to share your experience online, please visit Facebook, Cars.comGoogle, or Yelp. As always, we know you have a choice on where you buy or service your vehicle and we appreciate the opportunity to earn your business.

All Star Ford Lincoln is a proud member of the All Star Automotive Group, and carries the Ford and Lincoln line of products; which are some of the most reliable and dependable vehicles in the world. We serve the Baton Rouge and New Orleans areas as well as Denham Springs, Walker, Addis, Central, Baker, Prairieville, Gonzales, Hammond, Port Allen, Plaquemine, White Castle and Lafayette. If you are in the market for a Ford or Lincoln, come by our Dealership at 17742 Airline Hwy in Prairieville and experience Sales, Parts, Service and Collision that is really All Star!

Let our team at All Star Ford Lincoln will help you find just what you are looking for! We have a large selection of new and used vehicles to choose from. There is something for everyone. Click here to see our inventory!

Our staff is qualified and able to assist you with any vehicle needs, concerns or questions you might have. We assure you that you will not be disappointed in our team! Come on over to All Star Ford Lincoln to receive All-Star service!

5 Vehicle Tips for a Safe Summer Road Trip

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Whether you are heading to the beach with friends, taking a road trip with your family, or commuting back and forth to work, it is important that your vehicle is ready and properly prepared for the summer months. That is why All Star Ford Lincoln has compiled a list of vehicle tips to ensure that you will stay safe this summer!

Get your Vehicle Serviced

Before you get on the road, get your vehicle serviced. Regular maintenance such as oil changes, battery checked and tire rotations will go a long way towards preventing breakdowns. If your vehicle has not been serviced according to Ford or Lincoln’s recommendations, schedule a maintenance checkup with us right away! You can schedule a service appointment by clicking here!

Watch out for Bicycles and Motorcycles

With the warm summer months, more bicycles and motorcycles are on the road and also road workers. Make sure you are keeping an appropriate amount of space between you and a motorcyclist. When going through construction zones, use extreme caution, follow all road signs and look out for pedestrians or workers.

Avoid Overloading your Vehicle

If you’re headed out on a road trip, you may be ready to throw lots of luggage and gear on top and in the back. Be careful not to exceed your vehicle’s acceptable load limit. Check your driver door jamb to find out how much weight your vehicle can hold.

Emergency Kit Prepared

Also remember to pack and emergency roadside kit. Even a well-maintained vehicle can break down or get a flat tire, so it is important to be prepared for any situation thrown your way. Click here to view some awesome emergency roadside kits!

Watch out for Overheating

Overheating can cause serious summer breakdowns. Inspect your coolant system including the radiator and pressure cap to make sure they’re in good shape. You should also check hoses and belts for signs of blisters, cracks, and wear. Keep your vehicle hydrated by checking for proper fuel levels and look for signs of leaks, especially coolant. Consider bringing extra coolant, oil, and fluids along with you, especially if you’re taking a long road trip!

These are some great tips to remember if you are about to take a long road trip, or just for your daily commutes to work and doing errands! Summer time is a great chance to spend some much needed time with family and friends, but always remember these tips to stay safe this summer and you will be ready for any adventure thrown your way!

All Star Ford Lincoln is a proud member of the All Star Automotive Group, and carries the Ford and Lincoln line of products; which are some of the most reliable and dependable vehicles in the world. We serve the Baton Rouge and New Orleans areas as well as Denham Springs, Walker, Addis, Central, Baker, Prairieville, Gonzales, Hammond, Port Allen, Plaquemine, White Castle and Lafayette. If you are in the market for a Ford or Lincoln, come by our Dealership at 17742 Airline Hwy in Prairieville and experience Sales, Parts, Service and Collision that is really All Star!

Let our team at All Star Ford Lincoln will help you find just what you are looking for! We have a large selection of new and used vehicles to choose from. There is something for everyone. Click here to see our inventory!

Our staff is qualified and able to assist you with any vehicle needs, concerns or questions you might have. We assure you that you will not be disappointed in our team! Come on over to All Star Ford Lincoln to receive All-Star service!

Featured Vehicle: 2016 Ford Super Duty F-250 SRW Lariat

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If you are in the market for a new truck that is strong, dependable and luxurious, then the 2016 Ford Super Duty F-250 SRW Lariat is the truck for you! This Ford Super Duty F-250 SRW Lariat is loaded down with luxurious features that will make you forget you are in a rugged and tough truck! With 5 person seating capacity, you and your passengers will be comfortable in the spacious cabin and still be able to haul the boat out to the river for a fun day!

Key features in this 2016 Ford Super Duty F-250 SRW Lariat include:

  • Remote keyless entry
  • Navigation System
  • Power moonroof
  • Heated Leather Seats
  • Back-Up Camera
  • Hitch
  • SYNC with MyFord Touch & SYNC Services
  • Black Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Convex Spotter, Power Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
  • 8-Way Power Driver Seat which includes:
    • Power Recline
    • Height Adjustment
    • Fore/Aft Movement
    • Cushion Tilt
    • Power 2-Way Lumbar Support
  • 60-40 Folding Split-Bench Front Facing FlexFold Flip Forward Cushion/Seatback Rear Seat

Safety features in this 2016 Ford Super Duty F-250 SRW Lariat include:

  • Mykey System which includes:
    • Top Speed Limiter
    • Audio Volume Limiter
    • Early Low Fuel Warning
    • Programmable Sound Chimes
    • Beltminder with Audio Mute
  • Advancetrac w/Roll Stability Control Electronic Stability Control (ESC) And Roll Stability Control (RSC)
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags

Regardless of whatever you are hauling or towing, this 2016 Ford Super Duty F-250 SRW Lariat is sure to be able to get you where you’re going. This truck is the best of both worlds; luxurious and strong! For more details about this 2016 Ford Super Duty F-250 SRW Lariat, click here!

All Star Ford Lincoln is a proud member of the All Star Automotive Group, and carries the Ford and Lincoln line of products; which are some of the most reliable and dependable vehicles in the world. We serve the Baton Rouge and New Orleans areas as well as Denham Springs, Walker, Addis, Central, Baker, Prairieville, Gonzales, Hammond, Port Allen, Plaquemine, White Castle and Lafayette. If you are in the market for a Ford or Lincoln, come by our Dealership at 17742 Airline Hwy in Prairieville and experience Sales, Parts, Service and Collision that is really All Star!

Let our team at All Star Ford Lincoln will help you find just what you are looking for! We have a large selection of new and used vehicles to choose from. There is something for everyone. Click here to see our inventory!

Our staff is qualified and able to assist you with any vehicle needs, concerns or questions you might have. We assure you that you will not be disappointed in our team! Come on over to All Star Ford Lincoln to receive All-Star service!

Summer Heat Tech Tips

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We all know how blistering hot it can get in Louisiana during the summer time, and getting into a hot car is no fun. You burn your legs on your hot leather seats, you feel like you need to wear oven mitts to touch your steering wheel and your dripping sweat before you even start your car! Summer can be tough on cars, especially during high temperatures when heat can destroy batteries and stress the cooling system and tires. As a precaution, these vehicle components should be checked periodically during summer to help avoid breakdowns and car problems. All Star Ford Lincoln is here with some awesome summer tech tips to make sure your car is in perfect condition for the hot Louisiana weather.

Keep you vehicle’s leather cool. Leather seats and steering wheels can get so hot they can cause burns! To avoid a hot seat, you can sit on a towel or use a cloth seat cover for the summer months. This will ensure your legs do not get burned, and you are protecting your leather from the hot summer sun!

Cars are designed to run hot, but there’s a limit to how hot they should run. But if an engine is allowed to get too hot, moving metal parts can actually start to melt and fuse together, causing a variety of internal problems for your engine. Luckily, all modern cars have an ingenious cooling system that uses a chemical coolant, called antifreeze, and a series of pumps, hoses, thermostats and fans to keep the car at its optimal running temperature. But any problems with this system – low coolant levels, cracked hoses, lose or broken belts, a leak in the radiator or even a loose or missing radiator cap can cause your car to overheat and break down.

  • The summertime is tough on cooling systems. Sitting in traffic on a hot day is one of the quickest ways to overheat your car. This is because there’s no air flowing across the engine to help keep it cool. A well-tuned cooling system can take long idles in hot weather, but if you have low coolant levels or a busted fan belt, your engine temperature is going to go up, and fast.
  • Check under the hood and make sure that your coolant levels are fine. The general rule is to flush your radiator and add new coolant at least every two years. Flushing the radiator is done with a special chemical that cleans debris and build-up on the inside of the radiator. For summer driving, coolant should be added as a 50/50 mixture of antifreeze and water. You can even buy premixed coolant so you don’t have to bother with the measurements!

Don’t leave items in the car. We all know not to keep perishables in the car, but the sun can also affect CDs, DVDs, laptops, cell phones, and toys. Put the items in the trunk or better yet, take them out if you won’t be using them regularly!

All Star Ford Lincoln is a proud member of the All Star Automotive Group, and carries the Ford and Lincoln line of products; which are some of the most reliable and dependable vehicles in the world. We serve the Baton Rouge and New Orleans areas as well as Denham Springs, Walker, Addis, Central, Baker, Prairieville, Gonzales, Hammond, Port Allen, Plaquemine, White Castle and Lafayette. If you are in the market for a Ford or Lincoln, come by our Dealership at 17742 Airline Hwy in Prairieville and experience Sales, Parts, Service and Collision that is really All Star!

Let our team at All Star Ford Lincoln will help you find just what you are looking for! We have a large selection of new and used vehicles to choose from. There is something for everyone. Click here to see our inventory!

Our staff is qualified and able to assist you with any vehicle needs, concerns or questions you might have. We assure you that you will not be disappointed in our team! Come on over to All Star Ford Lincoln to receive All-Star service!

Employee Spotlight: Mike Kleinpeter

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Here at All Star Ford Lincoln, we love to introduce our All Star Team to the rest of our All Star Family! Meet Mike Kleinpeter! Mike has been working at All Star for 5 years and is originally from Baton Rouge, LA.

We asked Mike to tell us what he loves about working at All Star and he said,

“I love the people I work with!”

Mike also enjoys working with the customers!

In his free time, Mike enjoys golfing.

A fun fact about Mike is he has a good sense of humor!

A hidden talent Mike has is he can yo-yo!

An inspirational quote Mike tries to live by each day is “One day at a time.”

Mike’s favorite movie is Caddyshack.

When asked if he could choose any vehicle for his dream car, Mike replied with,

“The 2016 Mustang GT because it’s sporty and fun!”

Mike and the rest of the team at All Star Ford Lincoln is ready to help you with any and all of your sales or service needs. Stop by today or visit us online at www.allstarfordprairieville.com.

All Star Ford Lincoln is a proud member of the All Star Automotive Group, and carries the Ford and Lincoln line of products; which are some of the most reliable and dependable vehicles in the world. We serve the Baton Rouge and New Orleans areas as well as Denham Springs, Walker, Addis, Central, Baker, Prairieville, Gonzales, Hammond, Port Allen, Plaquemine, White Castle and Lafayette. If you are in the market for a Ford or Lincoln, come by our Dealership at 17742 Airline Hwy in Prairieville and experience Sales, Parts, Service and Collision that is really All Star!

Let our team at All Star Ford Lincoln will help you find just what you are looking for! We have a large selection of new and used vehicles to choose from. There is something for everyone. Click here to see our inventory!

Our staff is qualified and able to assist you with any vehicle needs, concerns or questions you might have. We assure you that you will not be disappointed in our team! Come on over to All Star Ford Lincoln to receive All-Star service!

Featured Vehicle – 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor

ASFL - 2017 Ford F-150 RaptorAll Star Ford Lincoln loves keeping our customers in the loop about anything and everything related to vehicles. Before you know it, all of the 2017 vehicle models will be coming out and we will be saying goodbye to the 2016s. Introducing the new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor!

While many details are still guarded, the second-generation truck will launch in autumn 2016 as a 2017 model under the new Ford Performance banner. So it’s just called the F-150 Raptor now. It’s also more thoroughly engineered as a special vehicle unto itself; Ford has given it a dedicated chassis and power train to go with the special bodywork.

The Raptor’s new boxed steel frame is reinforced from the normal F-150’s and will come in two sizes:

  • The sportier 133-inch-wheelbase SuperCab
  • The roomier 145-inch SuperCrew

Despite the beefier frame, the new truck’s aluminum body, as well as the composite hood and front ­fenders, helps trim 500 pounds from its pred­ecessor’s curb weight.

The 2017 Raptor is EcoBoost only and the first recipient of a second-generation 3.5-liter V-6 with twin turbochargers and direct fuel injection. Ford says the high-powered EcoBoost engines it develops for sports-car racing influenced some of the production V-6’s improvements, including a new aluminum block and updates to the fuel system, cylinder heads, and internals. To further improve airflow, the high-output engine exhales through a true dual-exhaust system with twin outlets notched in the rear bumper. The Raptor’s new turbo six will be more efficient and soundly trump the V-8’s 411 horsepower and 434 pound-feet of torque.

Coupled with the Raptor’s engine will be the first application of Ford’s 10-speed automatic transmission and a new four-wheel-drive transfer case, which will work with a terrain-mode system to configure the truck for varying conditions (mud, snow, rocks, etc.). Controlled via steering-wheel buttons and a menu, the system will tailor the characteristics of the engine, drivetrain, stability control, and more to help weekend warriors get the most from their Raptors without rolling them into the bayou.

All of this means nothing off-road, however, without a proper suspension. New components are particularly robust and wider than before, with monstrous aluminum control arms up front, specially tuned springs (coils in front, leafs in back), and 3.0-inch internal-bypass Fox Racing shocks. The new Raptor will have 17-inch wheels with 35-inch-tall BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2s. This will give a much smoother, more composed ride.

All Star Ford Lincoln is a proud member of the All Star Automotive Group, and carries the Ford and Lincoln line of products; which are some of the most reliable and dependable vehicles in the world. We serve the Baton Rouge and New Orleans areas as well as Denham Springs, Walker, Addis, Central, Baker, Prairieville, Gonzales, Hammond, Port Allen, Plaquemine, White Castle and Lafayette. If you are in the market for a Ford or Lincoln, come by our Dealership at 17742 Airline Hwy in Prairieville and experience Sales, Parts, Service and Collision that is really All Star!

Let our team at All Star Ford Lincoln will help you find just what you are looking for! We have a large selection of new and used vehicles to choose from. There is something for everyone. Click here to see our inventory!

Our staff is qualified and able to assist you with any vehicle needs, concerns or questions you might have. We assure you that you will not be disappointed in our team! Come on over to All Star Ford Lincoln to receive All-Star service!

10 Ideas for Summer Fun

Here in South Louisiana, we know how excruciating the heat can get outside during the summer months. You don’t want the kids to go outside and overheat, but they can’t stay cooped up inside all day without you going crazy! So we have complied a list of some ideas for indoor and outdoor summer fun!

Visit Your Local Park

Visiting your local park for the day is such an easy way to have fun with the kiddos and not shell out any big bucks for amusement rides or park food. Simply pack lunch, a few snacks, and sunscreen. Some local parks also have a water park area so on a hot day your kiddos will love to play in the water! Just make sure to bring towels and extra clothes!

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Have a Water Balloon Fight

Having a water balloon fight is an awesome way to get friends and neighbors involved! If your kiddos are too young/small to participate in the water balloon fight, get a kiddy pool, fill it with water and balloons and let them pop the balloons with their hands; they’ll have a ball!

Build a Fort in the Living Room

Growing up we all used to make forts in our living rooms. Now it is your turn to teach your kiddos how to make the perfect living room fort! Drape some old sheets over kitchen chairs or your couches. Put some sleeping bags and pillows inside and you are set! Eat dinner, watch movies or tell spooky stories! Whatever you do in your living room fort will sure to be some amazing memories!

Have a Luau in the Backyard

Invite friends, co-workers, family and neighbors over for a luau! Have activities such as limbo, make your own totem pole, and a pineapple eating contest! This is a fun way to get family and friends together. The kids can play and the parents and friends can visit! It’s a win-win!

Hold a Car Wash

Park your car in the driveway and let your child give it a good scrub with a pot of water and sponge or with the garden hose. Get the whole family involved for added fun!

Slip N’ Slide

Slip N’ Slides are such an easy way for the kids to have fun and stay cool! Invite friends and neighbors over to enjoy the fun and create so many memories! Make sure the kiddos stay hydrated and reapply sunscreen!

Play Local Tourists

Learn more about your city’s history, local shops and new restaurants. You can ask friends and family for new and exciting places to go around town, or use Virtual Tourist to help you along the way!

Start a Craft Class

Most crafts stores — including chains like Michaels, A. C. Moore, and Hobby Lobby — offer hands-on activities just for kids such as scrapbooking, box decorating, bead stringing, as well as projects using clay, pipe cleaners, and more! Some classes are free; others require a nominal fee — typically $5 or less. For more information about classes, visit Michaels or Hobby Lobby, you can visit your local craft store!

Paint Party

Get huge canvases or and old piece of cardboard and set it up outside for the kiddos to paint on. Do it in the grass so you will not have to worry about paint stains on the concrete. Hang the finished painting to dry then display it in your child’s room or throughout the house!

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Play Twister with Colored Shaving Cream

If you have Twister on hand, this is a fun way to spice the game up! The kids will love it and it is so funny watching everyone slip around! Purchase multiple cans of shaving cream and food coloring. Simply empty the contents of the shaving cream into a bucket, drop as many drops as you want of the food coloring and mix it together. Make sure to keep all four of the colors in separate buckets. Once all of the colors are mixed, scoop out a blob of colored shaving cream onto the correct dot on the Twister board. Then you are ready to play Twister! The food coloring will stain your clothing, so make sure to wear old clothes!

All of these activities are inexpensive and a sure way to make the summer much more fun!

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