Matthew Dunn at Ford of Birch Run along with Ford Hall and Mark Woodard at Ford of Lansing are specially qualified to meet your unique commercial needs — to ensure the right upfit body or accessory for your application is built and installed to your precise specifications, to make sure you benefit from any financial incentives available, and to get your completed vehicle on the job as soon as possible and working hard for you.
“I pride myself on having ‘Work Ready’ commercial vehicles on the ground as I’ve learned over the years that our customers plan for yesterday, they don’t plan for tomorrow,” said Matthew Dunn, Commercial and Fleet Specialist, LaFontaine Ford of Birch Run. “Having these vehicles readily available at our dealership allows us to be able to react quickly when our customers are in need.”
“From the nimble Transit to the almighty F-750, Ford has the most diverse and capable commercial vehicle lineup available,” said Mark Woodard, Commercial and Fleet Specialist, LaFontaine Ford of Lansing. “We know that no job is the same and we need to be able to offer customers a diverse lineup of options to make sure we customize the vehicle to meet their specific work demands.”
“From the local florist to the heavy-duty hauler, I take great pride in knowing I have a Ford commercial vehicle to help my customers get the job done,” said Ford Hall, Commercial and Fleet Specialist, LaFontaine Ford of Lansing. “Beyond our extensive inventory, it’s the trusted upfit partners and decades of experience that have allowed us to become one of the largest Ford commercial vehicle dealers in Michigan.”
Our LaFontaine Ford dealers are certified experts in finding the right vehicle for your particular application. Among the methods employed is a proprietary Ford software system called Commercial Vehicle Tools (CVT). It provides the GVWR, payload, cargo volume, upfit and other vital specifications we use to match a vehicle to your exact requirements. Commercial vehicles are also available on-site for you to inspect and test-drive.
At LaFontaine, we work with over two dozen trusted upfit partners to make sure we deliver the most robust array of equipment to personalize your Ford commercial vehicle to meet the specific demands of your job.
Beyond making sure your commercial vehicle has the upfits to get the job done, our commercial truck specialists are also knowledgeable about alternative fuel options. A Gaseous Engine Prep Package is available with select engines that allow running on compressed natural gas or liquid propane gas in lieu of conventional unleaded gasoline. The bi-fuel-capable engine can run on either advanced or conventional gas. There are also E-85 flex-fuel gasoline and B-20 biodiesel engines available. Your Commercial Vehicle Center dealer can help you determine the kind of power you need when you order.
Just finding the right vehicle isn’t enough. Having the right financing plan is just as important to your commercial investment, whether you’re an independent owner-operator or a fleet manager. LaFontaine has expertise in finding the best way to finance your investment, with terms that are right for you from the variety of Ford Credit retail and lease plans including the comprehensive Ford Fleet Care program.
In addition, our team clearly understands the benefits of the Section 179 Tax Deduction. Thanks to the 2017 IRS Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, many small businesses that invest in new equipment, including qualifying new vehicles, will be able to write off up to the entire purchase cost of these vehicles on their 2019 IRS returns. This tax deduction is meant to encourage businesses to stay competitive by purchasing needed equipment, and writing off the full amount on their taxes for the current year. The deduction limit for 2019 has been raised to a full $1,000,000. This is a substantial deduction, and means businesses can deduct the full cost of equipment from their 2019 taxes, up to $1,000,000. This can really make a difference to your bottom line at the end of the year. To take advantage of these high Section 179 limits for 2019, the equipment must be purchased by midnight on December 31, 2019.
Put our team to the test! Reach out to Mark Woodard and Ford Hall at LaFontaine Ford of Lansing or Matthew Dunn at LaFontaine Ford of Birch Run and allow them to make your job easier with the right Ford vehicle.
FORD COMMERCIAL VEHICLE CONTACTS:
LaFontaine Ford of Birch Run
Cell: (419) 250-7159
LaFontaine Ford of Lansing
Cell: (517) 441-1500
LaFontaine Ford of Lansing
Cell: (248) 467-7629