Have Fun This Fall in Sauk City

Fun In Fall

You have probably already noticed the slight color changes in the leaves and the crisp feel in the air as you head off to work. These are all signs that fall is right around the corner. Fall in Sauk City means beautiful colors, cool days, and lots of fun. Here are some great fall events to add to your calendar.

  • Fall Festival at Durward’s Glen. On Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., you can peruse the booths of local art vendors, enjoy local food, and even get a tractor tour of the historic grounds. This event is free to the public; however, donations are welcome.
  • Crafts & Drafts. If painting a picture and drinking wine isn’t your thing, perhaps drinking beer and making a hearty project is more your taste. On Sept. 22, the River Arts Center will host its monthly night of fun. Here, you can create your own rustic wood sign to hang in your home.
  • Waggin’ Wine Tour. For those who love a good glass of wine, plan on taking the Waggin’ Wine Tasting Tour to benefit the OccuPaws Guide Dogs. The tour takes place Sept. 24 and starts at 11:30 a.m. at the Sauk City Park & Ride. All transportation will be provided. There will also be appetizers, doors prizes, and more.

Which of these fall events are you most excited about? If you need a new ride for the upcoming cold weather, come visit us here at Courtesy Ford of Sauk City.

Fun Day Trips in Sauk City

fun things to do in Sauk City

Are you ready to have some summer fun? We at Courtesy Ford of Sauk City think Sauk City has a lot to offer. Check out these fun day trips in Sauk City you can take with friends or family.

Wisconsin River

Spend a day on the water of the Wisconsin River. Whether you love canoeing, kayaking, or tubing, you can do it all here. If you want to make it an overnight trip, you can camp out on the river banks.

Bender’s Bluff View Canoe Rentals

If you don’t have you own canoe but still want to enjoy the river, this company will rent out canoes to you as well as give you a specific route to follow along the lower Wisconsin River so that you’re sure to enjoy the scenes.

Wollersheim Winery

If you’re looking for an adults-only getaway, this winery is perfect. It’s both a winery and a distillery, so if you’re not a wine person, problem solved! You can tour the winery and vineyards as well as take part in a wine tasting.

Cameo Antique Mall

If you love antiques, or really if you love shopping, this is the place for you. The Cameo Antique Mall is a large antique store with nearly everything you can imagine, from furniture to old books.

Hop in your Ford today and check out these neat places in Sauk City.

Next-Gen Autonomous Ford Fusion Hybrid Debuting at CES, NAIAS

The Consumer Electronics Show and North American International Auto Show held this week will see this debut of the next-gen autonomous Ford Fusion Hybrid.

The new autonomous Fusion is built on Ford’s previous autonomous platform but features a few upgrades that improve sensing and processing. New computer hardware allows for faster processing speeds, and sensors have been moved and revamped to see around the vehicle more easily.

The Fusion’s new LiDAR sensors were redesigned to have a more targeted field of vision that allows for just two sensors instead of four while taking in the same amount of data. The virtual driver system has also evolved for the new generation.

According to Ford, the autonomous Fusion’s processor will generate a terabyte of data in a single hour, a massive amount that is “more than the average person would use in mobile phone data in 45 years.” The Ford-developed software system then processes the data generated and uses it to tell the car what to do.

Ford’s ultimate goals are to develop a self-driving vehicle that doesn’t require a driver to operate and to make an autonomous vehicle available for sale by 2021. Last August Ford said that unlike most automakers, who believe the auto industry will shift gradually toward autonomous vehicles, Ford believes the entire industry must make the switch in one go.

Next-Gen Ford Fusion

Do You Need Winter Tires?

Depending on where you live and the sort of driving you do, you may or may not need winter tires. Snow tires are great for getting better traction on snow and ice, but they also have their disadvantages.

First of all, if you do live in an area that gets heavy snowfall in the winter, you should seriously consider getting winter tires. Because they’re made of softer material and have specially designed tread to grip onto the slickest surfaces, snow tires can prevent accidents by giving you more stopping power and keeping you from sliding off the road.

Very low temperatures are also a good reason to get winter tires. If you live somewhere northern where it gets extremely cold in the winter, your all-season tires will harden, reducing traction even further. The softer rubber of winter tires stays more pliant.

On the downside, you can’t drive on winter tires all year, so you will have to switch them out when the weather starts to warm up, which can be a hassle. Because of their soft materials, they wear down quickly, and their extra grippiness ruins dry roads.

All-season tires are meant to be driven year-round, and while they aren’t as good as winter tires on snow, they aren’t bad. So—do you need winter tires? If you live in a warmer area or a place with little snowfall, winter tires are probably an unnecessary investment. Otherwise, they’re likely worth the cost.

Do you need winter tires

4 Favorite Restaurants in Sauk City, Wisconsin

Restaurants in Sauk City

Restaurants in Sauk City

When you’re shopping for cars, you can build up quite an appetite! After spending a day test driving at a dealership, a great idea is to gather your thoughts over lunch or dinner at a local restaurant. Sauk City, Wisconsin has many scrumptious eateries within driving distance of Courtesy Ford. Here are some of our favorites.

  • Culver’s: You might have eaten at this fast food chain serving up ButterBurgers and frozen custard, but did you know the first location was founded in Sauk City in 1894? Have a bite of delicious history!
  • Windmill Pizzeria and Sour Dough Co.: Fresh bubbling cheese, unique toping combinations, and perfectly fired crust make this artisan pizzeria a winner. The pizza tastes so good, you’ll actually eat the crust!
  • Dorf Haus Supper Club: Everything—from the food to the music to the décor—is German at this scrumptious supper club. Known for its Friday fish fry and schnitzel, this is a favorite of Sauk City locals.
  • Leystra’s Venture Restaurant: Everyone will feel at home at this casual, family-style eatery. It might not be extravagant, but the home-style grub will make your tastebuds feel like royalty. Save room for pie!

What are your favorite restaurants to eat at in Sauk City?

2015 Ford Edge Named an IIHS Top Safety Pick

2015 Ford Edge Named an IIHS Top Safety Pick

The 2015 Ford Edge has been named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), supplementing the 5-star Overall Safety Score it already earned in testing by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

In the moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraint categories, the 2015 Ford Edge earned a score of “Good,” the highest possible. Though it earned the second-highest “Acceptable” rating in the small overlap front crash test, its overall performance was still good enough to qualify it for the IIHS Top Safety Pick award.

The IIHS noted that drivers involved in a crash while at the wheel of an Edge would be at less risk of serious injuries and enjoy better airbag protection than in most other vehicles.

We’ve always known the 2015 Ford Edge was safe at Courtesy Ford, but it’s nice to have even more numbers to back it up!

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Courtesy Ford Sauk Prairie is located in Sauk City, Wisconsin. As a Ford dealer just outside of Madison who offers great prices, rebates and incentives for new & used Ford cars, vans and SUVs to all of our neighbors in Arena, Black Earth, Cross Plains, Blue Mound, and Dane. Customer satisfaction is crucial to our success at Courtesy Ford Sauk Prairie. Our Expert Service & Parts staff assists our Sauk City, Wisconsin customers to keep their Ford vehicles in great shape.

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