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The Fourth of July is a day set aside to celebrate the day our great country was unified as a nation. Many spend the day with family and friends, showing their American pride through food, fun, and, of course, fireworks! Check out this list of pure American fun to be had this Independence Day:

Learn About the Flag

The stripes on the American Flag represent the 13 original colonies, and the stars represent all 50 current United States. It is a way for our country to portray itself to the rest of the world. Let’s raise a flag this 4th of July to show our pride and freedom for our country! Click here to learn more about the flag and its importance.

Dress in the Colors of the American Flag

What better way to show your patriotic spirit by dressing in red, white and blue on Independence Day! Patriotic gear is available at many local stores and online. Get the family together and take a family picture on this great holiday.

Attend a Parade/Festival

One of the top things to do on the 4th of July is to attend the local parade. Expect to see proud veterans, color guard, fire trucks, ice cream, marching bands, and more at the celebration of our independent nation. Let’s cheer them on to show our patriotic spirit! It’s a symbol of pride and freedom.

Barbecue

Who doesn’t love a good hamburger or hot dog on a hot summer, day especially on the Fourth of July? Invite family and friends over for a patriotic barbecue in this Independence Day celebration tradition.

Backyard Games

July 4th is the perfect time to plan some outdoor fun for the family! To cool off from the summer heat, fill some water balloons, make teams, and have a water balloon fight or douse each other with squirt guns. Amp up the competition with a prize for the winning team! Add a relay race to promote healthy living with some physical fitness.

Red White Blue Desserts

Grab the kids for a family fun activity in the kitchen creating patriotic desserts. Let’s get baking! From red, white and blue M&M brownies and sugar cookie pie, to angel food pudding cake with berries. Patriotic pie, cake, Jello, cookies and cupcakes; there are lots of recipes available that’ll get you baking. You won’t regret any of these options! Click here for recipes.

Attend Fireworks

What would Fourth of July be without fireworks?! it’s a tradition to see fireworks on this holiday. Michigan offers an abundant array of spectacular firework displays across the state. Take the family and enjoy the holiday with some patriotic fireworks. Click here to find local fireworks near you!

 

Finally, have fun and be safe. Enjoy the family time, and the freedom that we have today! Eat a bunch, hang out with friends and family, dress like a flag, see fireworks, go to the parade, and recognize all veterans and current active members! Happy Fourth of July, from our family to yours.

 

This month we are celebrating 30 Days Of Dad at LaFontaine to show our appreciation to all fathers on Father’s Day. Since Father’s Day is near, let’s show dad how much you love him and his ride. Here are the top 10 gift ideas for your car-loving dad this Father’s Day!

1. Ztylus Stinger USB Emergency Escape Tool – $22.00

Ztylus Stinger USB Emergency Escape Tool

The Ztylus tool has multiple uses including life-saving USB car charger, spring loaded glass breaker, razor sharp seat belt cutter, quick charge USB and its always within reach.

2. Logitech ZeroTouch Phone Mount – $30.00

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Zerotouch is the only car mount with voice control and Alexa integration. ZeroTouch allows you to be hands free in-car connectivity solution to your digital world. Continue Reading…

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Contact: Carlito Mojica
LaFontaine Automotive Group
248-887-4747
LaFontaine Ford of Birch Run
11661 S. Beyer Rd. Birch Run MI 48415

Birch Run, MI – April/13/2017LaFontaine Automotive Group is pleased to announce the newest member of the Family Deal: LaFontaine Ford of Birch Run. The brand new, state-of-the-art dealership is located on 19 acres along I-75, between Shiawassee Harley Davidson and Birch Run Expo Center.

LaFontaine Ford Birch Run is very proud to be recognized as the Ford Motor Company’s only Gold LEED Certified dealership in the world. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a certification program through the U.S. Green Building Council for buildings and communities that guides their design, construction, operations and maintenance toward sustainability. It’s based on prerequisites and credits that a project meets to achieve a certification level: Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum. The LaFontaine Automotive Group has achieved LEED Certification in four storefronts: Gold Certified Cadillac Buick GMC of Highland, Gold Certified Ford of Birch Run, Silver Certified Volkswagen of Dearborn, and Silver Certified Chevrolet of Dexter. The LaFontaine family is proud to participate in this program and remains committed to ensuring their facilities are designed with a positive customer experience in mind, all while being extremely environmentally and resource efficient.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Carlito Mojica
LaFontaine Automotive Group
248-887-4747

LaFontaine Ford of Birch Run
11661 N. Beyer Rd. Birch Run MI 48415

Birch Run, MI – December 4, 2016 – LaFontaine Automotive Group is pleased to announce the opening of a new state-of-the-art Ford facility in Birch Run. The new facility, is located on 19 acres along I-75, between Shiawassee Harley Davidson and the Birch Run Expo Center.

LaFontaine Ford of Birch Run Exterior BuildingThe community has been anxiously awaiting the arrival of the LaFontaine Ford Birch Run dealership. The 34,000 square foot building is aspiring to be a Silver or Gold rated Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) facility, complimenting their existing Gold LEED Cadillac/Buick/GMC location in Highland, as well as their Silver LEED Chevrolet in Dexter and Volkswagen of Dearborn locations.

LEED is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. To receive LEED certification, building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification.
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The LaFontaine Family is inviting the community to the 9th Annual LaFontaine Family Fun Fest. The festivities will take place at LaFontaine Cadillac Buick GMC in Highland, Michigan.

9th Annual LaFontaine Family Fun Fest

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On a windy July 1st day, the LaFontaine family and the Hall family signed the paperwork for the sale of Hall Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram to become LaFontaine Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Fenton.

The LaFontaine family is happy to be an even bigger part of the Fenton community by adding this dealership to the LaFontaine Automotive group of franchises. Our outreach to the community with philanthropic efforts and sharing the Family Deal mission with the Hall customers and employees are high priorities.

LaFontaine CDJR of Fenton Grand Opening
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The LaFontaine Automotive Group is excited to announce the expansion of their family with the acquisition of the full-service Hall Chrysler Dodge Jeep and Ram of Fenton. We welcome all Jim Hall’s loyal customers to our Fenton location.

The facility is located at 15123 North Rd, Fenton, MI 48430 on the west side of North Road directly off the US-23 expressway serving the serving Fenton, Linden and the surrounding areas.

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The Fenton location will offer the best new inventory from Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram. Jeep offers models like the popular Wrangler, Wrangler Unlimited, Patriot, Renegade, Cherokee and the Grand Cherokee. Don’t forget to check out the newly reinvented 2017 Chrysler Pacifica.

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LaFontaine Automotive Group is pleased to announce the expansion of their family with the acquisition of the full-service LaFontaine Chrysler Dodge Jeep and Ram of Lansing. We welcome all Bill Snethkamp loyal customers to our Lansing location.

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The facility is located at 6131 S. Pennsylvania, Lansing, MI 48911 on the corner of Miller and Pennsylvania directly off the I-96 expressway serving the Holt and Lansing areas.

The Lansing location will offer the best new inventory from Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram. Jeep offers models like the popular Wrangler, Wrangler Unlimited, Patriot, Renegade, Cherokee and the Grand Cherokee. Don’t forget to check out the newly reinvented 2017 Chrysler Pacifica.

There’s also a large selection of inspected road-ready affordable pre-owned vehicles for your purchase. New and used financing is also available and an experienced finance representative is there to assist you on the best option for any credit level.

Don’t forget our Service and Parts area that is there to serve our community of loyal customers.

One unique benefit of shopping the LaFontaine CDJR of Lansing store is that we offer an experienced Cross Store Specialist that can assist you with the purchase of any new make and model available from any of our stores.

“We expect to be a presence in the community, not just a business in the community. Our New CDJR store is another opportunity for our organization to be a contributor to the Greater Lansing Ingham County Area” –Ryan LaFontaine CEO

Founded in 1980, the award winning and nationally recognized LaFontaine Automotive Group includes 23 franchises in 18 locations and employs over 1,000 Michigan residents.

The “LaFontaine Family Deal” offers customers more than the best price and service on a new or pre-owned vehicle, it incorporates the attitude and approach to business developed and nurtured by the LaFontaine family.

The LaFontaine Mission Statement

Build lifelong relationships that connect families, strengthen communities and personalize the automotive experience.

The Family Deal. It’s not just what you get, it’s how you feel.

LaFontaine Automotive Group is so excited to announce that the Ford Early Bird offer is back! This offer is a great for anyone who is looking to get out of their current Ford lease up to three months early. It pays to be an early bird!

Are you curious to know if you and your vehicle qualify for the offer? Here is everything you need to know.

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Do I Qualify For The Ford Early Bird Offer?  

Getting out of your current Ford lease and into a new 2015 or 2016 model is convenient and easy with this current offer.

If you are looking at leasing or purchasing a new eligible (see list below) 2015 or 2016 Ford vehicle from January 26, 2016, through April 4, 2016.

If you are currently leasing a Ford vehicle and that lease is ending March 1, 2016, through May 31, 2016, you qualify for the program.

It’s that simple.

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Christmas is only a few days away, and if you’re still looking for gifts you’re three months behind. But have no fear! Below are some automotive gifts so hot, you’d think it was summer (which it kind of is…what season is this?)

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