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January 16, 2018
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Essential Steps to Take After Being in a Car Accident

After the post-collision smoke has cleared, it’s important to take the proper steps in order to best prepare for an insurance claim. Do you know what you should do to simplify the process? Whether you need an auto body shop in Salem to help with your collision repairs or just some insightful words of wisdom, we’re here to help. This collision damage repair article will hopefully take some of the stress off your shoulder during this traumatic time.

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December 14, 2017
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The 2018 Ford Explorer is Perfect for Winter in Salem, VA

As all of us in Salem, VA, know, winter can be rough not just for our toes and fingers, but also for our vehicles. Thankfully, there’s one winter-ready SUV to break the trend: the 2018 Ford Explorer. Loaded with features that will help you make it through the winter, the new Explorer is spacious, powerful, and safe for the whole family. Here are a few reasons why you should make a 2018 Explorer your next SUV.

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Great Performance & Power

A 3.5L EcoBoost engine comes standard on the 2018 Explorer Sport and Platinum. Both models also offer intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System and Hill Descent Control. The 3.5L EcoBoost engine produces 365 horsepower and 350 pound-foot of torque, the latter of which is essential when traversing those sometimes-sloppy Roanoke roads during January.

Explorer reviewers at said it best: “Unlike other models dubbed “Sport,” the 2017 Explorer Sport is indeed sporty, thanks to its turbocharged 3.5-liter V6, stiffer suspension tuning, quicker steering and our test vehicle’s optional summer performance tires. The result is lots of speed and impressive handling and braking.” 

Massive Towing Capabilities

If you’re looking to tow a snowmobile or ATV north of Roanoke, VA, this winter, then you need a vehicle with plenty of towing power—like, 5000 pounds’ worth of power, which is what you get with a properly equipped Ford Explorer. AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control comes standard on the Explorer Sport Edition and detects trailer sway before helping you counter it. The Class III Trailer Tow Package also comes standard on the Sport edition; this package includes an engine cooler, wiring harness, and tow hitch.

Safety Features

You want to keep your family safe and protected while traveling in the winter, and Ford has some of the best safety features to keep you from worrying.

The Ford Safe and Smart Package comes with driver-convenience features that are a must-have. Rain-sensing wipers, auto high beam headlamps, adaptive cruise control, and forward collision warning with brake support are just a few of the features added to the Explorer’s list. An optional lane-keeping system also helps detect when your vehicle begins to drift over patches of black ice, then corrects course if able.

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Spacious & Roomy

The 2018 Ford Explorer has enough space to comfortably seat up to seven people. The PowerFold third-row seats flatten at the push of a button to create additional cargo room (81.7 cubic feet, to be precise). The front seats are wide and offer great lumbar support, which carries over to both the second- and third-row seats. Passengers can enjoy immense legroom in any row, too!

The Newest Technology

It always helps to be surrounded by the newest technology during any trip.

The 2018 Ford Explorer allows you to use FordPass with SYNC Connect to track your location and start, lock, and unlock the SUV. When you’re ready to hit the road during those chilly months, you can use FordPass to schedule a remote start in the morning. You can also use SYNC3, which is voice-activated technology that connects to your smartphone, to keep you entertained and on track to arrive at your destination unscathed. Some other features that you may find handy on the 2018 Ford Explorer include a quad-tip exhaust, side roof rails, hands-free foot-activated liftgate, and a 180-degree camera with a built-in lens wiper.

Test the New Explorer at Our Salem Ford Dealership

What if we told you the perfect winter SUV is right in your backyard? At Berglund Ford, that’s exactly the case thanks to our inventory of new 2018 Ford Explorers for sale in Salem, VA. Come check the Explorer out before the flurries start flying!

Contact us at (540) 389-7291 to schedule a test drive or stop by when our Salem car dealership’s lights are on. We’re conveniently located at 834 East Main Street and offer some of the area’s best Ford deals in Roanoke and Blacksburg. Shop and save on a new car at Berglund Ford today.




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November 9, 2017
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Get Ready for Virginia Winters with These Ford Models

As the year comes to an end, you’re probably thinking about the snow and ice and what-have-yous that come with winter. To get ready for the inclement weather, check out these new 2017 and 2018 Ford vehicles for sale and lease at our Salem Ford dealership.

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October 17, 2017
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The Best Sites & Sights on Virginia’s Blue Ridge Parkway

“America’s Favorite Drive” is more than just a 469-mile stretch of land that lures in tourists. The Blue Ridge Parkway is a place where dreams are made, where ideas are forged, where love blossoms. It also happens to be one of the most beautiful destinations in Virginia, let alone all of America. If you’re planning a fall road trip through this Virginia Parkway, here are the must-see sites and must-stop locations to seek out. Anything less and you’ll be doing yourself a disservice.

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September 14, 2017
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Meet Your Next Best Friend, America: The 2018 Ford F-150

As America’s best-selling pickup truck for 40-some-odd years, the Ford F-150 has a lot going for it. Now in its 13th generation—wow, time flies—the all-new 2018 F-150 is here to continue that trend. But how do you differentiate its good qualities from its really-good qualities? Let’s see what the industry’s critics think of this all-new F-150, which is available for sale and lease right now at our Ford dealer near Roanoke, VA.

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July 26, 2017
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A Sneak Peak at the 2018 Ford Explorer

A Sneak Peak at the 2018 Ford Explorer

Who doesn’t love getting the inside scoop on the newest vehicles in the market? Make sure to check out the 2018 Ford Explorer if you are in the market for a new and improved vehicle. With so many awesome features, you are guaranteed to fall in love. To learn more, read below!

Comfortable Platinum Interior

From the real wood steering wheel to the exciting look of the digital instrument cluster, the 2018 Ford aims to impress. Enjoy unique Nirvana leather with perforated and quilted seats – available in both Ebony and Ceramic. For your next adventure, just slips behind the leather-wrapped heated wood steering wheel. Then open the dual-panel sunroof, turn up the 500-watt Audio System to your favorite song, and enjoy the ride. Some more amazing interior features include, but are not limited to:

  • 10-way power driver’s seat with incredible power lumbar
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Illuminated front scuff plates
  • Heated and cooled front-row seats
  • Available second-row inflatable seat belts

Towing Capability

The 2018 Explorer can tow up to 5,000 lbs. when appropriately prepared. Check out the available Class III Trailer Tow Package,  that includes a wiring harness, engine oil cooler and tow hitch. The Explorer offers many features that make towing easy! The rear view camera provides a crystal clear video of the area behind you, so you always know what is going on. Hill Start Assist helps keep your vehicle from rolling backward when you’re on a slope, hill or incline. The trailer sway control feature involuntarily adjusts engine speed and uses asymmetrical braking to help to keep complete control of your trailer, and vehicle.

Cutting Edge Cruise Control and Forward Collision Warning Support

The available adaptive cruise control of the 2018 Ford Explorer goes above and beyond your idea of conventional cruise control. When its sensors detect traffic slowing, your vehicle also begins to slow down. After traffic has unblocked, your vehicle resumes its original speed. Available forward collision warning on the 2018 Ford Explorer will quickly alert you if it senses a possible collision with the car in front of you with a warning display, which simulates brake lights, and flashes on the windshield. If you do not react in time, the brakes will begin pre-charge in an attempt to increase brake-assist sensitivity to provide full receptiveness.The 2018 Ford Explorer aims to keep you and your loved ones as safe on the road as possible!

Visit Berglund Ford of Salem

Next time you are in the market for any new Ford make sure to come by Berglund Ford, in Salem VA. We have a huge selection of both new and used vehicles for you to choose from, and a friendly sales staff that is always here to help! Here at Berglund Ford, we pride ourselves on being some of the best in the business, from our efficient service center to our expert finical specialists, there is no problem we cannot solve. Come in for a test drive today, we look forward to seeing you very soon!

July 17, 2017
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Catch the Salem Red Sox at Haley Toyota Field

Catch the Salem Red Sox at Haley Toyota Field

Looking for an awesome event that is fun for the whole family? Check out all the activities happening at Haley Toyota Field right down the road, and do not forget to buy your tickets to watch everyone’s favorite baseball team: The Salem Red Sox! To learn more about this summer at Haley Field, read below!

About Haley Toyota Field

Haley Toyota Field at Salem Memorial Ballpark is a minor league baseball park located in Salem, Virginia. Opened on August 7, 1995, it is home to the Single-A Advanced Salem Red Sox of the Carolina League and can seat over 6,000 people! It was built in 1995 and cost of $10.1 million to replace Municipal Stadium. Salem Memorial Ballpark has been the setting for three no-hit games since it’s opening in 1995. The stadium offers an impressive view of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and several awesome amenities! 

Find the Perfect Game

What is better than spending the day at the ballpark? Grab a hot dog, some nachos, and get ready watch a game you will not soon forget. To find a game that works with your schedule, check out the season calendar. Once you find your perfect game, purchase your tickets and then there is nothing left to do but dig out your old baseball glove. When buying your tickets, simply press the small green “T” button attached to the date you are interested in.

Roster and Videos

Want to check out your favorite players? Make sure you take a look at the Salem Red Sox’s roster before heading over the Haley Field. Check out everything from height and weight, to position, to your favorite players birthday! If you cannot make it a game this season, do not worry! Just check under the multimedia tab on the Red Sox awesome website to see videos of whole games, highlights, amazing plays and more!

Summer Camp for the Kiddos

If you are looking for an interactive, hands-on summer experience for your kids, the Salem Red Sox baseball camp is the perfect option. Camp includes lessons from Red Sox players and coaches, tickets to 3 games, a camp t-shirt and FREE lunch! To learn more about summer camp at Haley Toyota, or register for camp, click here!

Visit Berglund Ford of Salem Today

On you way home from your next Red Sox game make sure to stop by Berglund Ford of Salem. We have a huge selection of both new and used vehicles for you to choose from, and our friendly sales staff is always here to help. Here at Berglund Ford we pride ourselves on an efficient service department and knowing the ins and outs of the automotive industry. Come in for a test drive today, we look forward to seeing you soon!

July 10, 2017
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Celebrate National Ice Cream Day at These Top Spots

Celebrate National Ice Cream Day at These Top Spots

With summer right around the corner, the temperature is just getting hotter and hotter! Make sure to take a break and celebrate National Ice Cream Day on July 16th. Choose from one of these awesome places to get yourself a sweet treat, and to avoid the summer heat.

Champloo Desserts

Visit Champloo Desserts for gourmet rolled ice cream in a variety of flavors. Choose from NY Cheesecake, fruity pebbles, berry blossom, chocolate caramel, classic vanilla and much more. Do not forget to try the Boba tea for a sweet drink to go with your new favorite dessert. Only a little over a year old, Champloo Desserts provides a fresh new face on the traditional idea of ice cream. After your delicious ice cream makes sure to try their Japanese Mochi Ice Cream, French Flan, or Vietnamese Ice Coffee. To learn more about Champloo Desserts, and see pictures visit their Facebook page today!

Salem Ice Cream Parlor

Salem Ice Cream Parlor has been serving up awesome ice cream, subs and soups for years! Along with the deli, there are over 40 flavors of ice cream, you can make them into a milkshake, a sundae, get it on a cone or in a cup! The service is always friendly and family owned! All ice cream served is Hersey brand, and simply delicious. To see there learn more, click here!

Pop’s Ice Cream & Soda Bar

Pop’s is your ideal destination for savory, unique grilled cheeses and handspun milkshakes. With a relaxed atmosphere and family friendly environment everyone feels welcome! On top of milkshakes, they also serve old school sodas and floats. Choose from ice cream flavors like blueberry pomegranate, peanut butter Oreo, lemon crunch or coconut chocolate chip. Click here to learn more.

Kippy’s Kustand

Kippy’s Kustand is an awesome food truck serving up delicious custard. Kippy’s Kustard is open Sundays from 1 to 9 p.m.; Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 12 noon to 9 p.m.; and Fridays and Saturdays from 12 noon to 10 p.m. The stand offers frozen custard, shakes, floats, and sundaes, and more! Prices on the menu range from $2.75 to $4.25, with extra toppings available for a small additional charge. Kippy’s Kustard also offers a Pup Cup, a small vanilla custard with peanut butter dog treats for your puppy! To see pictures and learn more, click here!

Visit Berglund Ford of Salem Today

Make sure to stop by Berglund Ford in Salem on your way home from your next ice cream outing. We have a huge selection of both new and used vehicles for you to choose from, and our friendly staff is here to answer all your questions. Our auto car experts pride themselves on being experts in the automotive industry and knowing the ins and outs of your vehicle. Give us a call or come in for a test drive today! We look forward to seeing you soon!

June 27, 2017
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Celebrate Independence Day at Popular Forest

Celebrate Independence Day as Thomas Jefferson Did

Looking for an awesome family friendly place to celebrate Independence Day, and learn about our nation’s rich history? Look no further than the Independence Day Celebration at Popular Forest in Forest, VA. To learn more about this incredible event read below! This is guaranteed to be an opportunity you will not want to miss! With so many events and activities, everyone in the family is going to have an incredible experience!

Independence Day Celebration

Celebrate the 241st anniversary of the Declaration of Independence at the private retreat of Thomas Jefferson! Come on down to Poplar Forest for the kind of Independence Day celebration that Jefferson himself would have approved of. Enjoy a day of musical performances, children’s activities,  and presentations by period artisans. There will also be colonial militia recruiting, colonial-period entertainment, a dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence, and more!


Admission is only $9 for adults, and the event is free for children under the age of 14. You pay your admittance on arrival – there will be no presale tickets available. Interested in taking a tour of Thomas Jefferson’s villa retreat? Tours are going to be offered all day at a reduced price! With these unbeatable deals, how can you afford not to spend the day at Forest Park?

Event Details

The Independence Day Celebration will be held on July 4th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. The event will take place at Forest Park located at 1542 Bateman Bridge Road, in Forest, VA.  Check out Forest Park’s helpful website for detailed directions!

Popular Forest

Poplar Forest is a plantation house that at one time belonged to Thomas Jefferson! Jefferson designed the plantation and used the property as a private retreat. After inheriting the property in 1773, Jefferson began designing and working on the plantation in 1806. Jefferson is the most famous individual that lived on the property, but it had several owners before being purchased for refurbishment and exhibition in 1984. In 1971 Poplar Forest became a National Historic Landmark. Today it operates as a historic house museum and houses the nonprofit Corporation that helps to continue the ongoing archaeological study and restoration work at the property.

Visit Berglund Ford of Salem

On you way home from the Independence Day Celebration, make sure to stop by Berglund Ford of Salem. We have a huge selection of both new and used vehicles for you to choose from. Our friendly sales staff that is always here to help! Make sure to consider Berglund Ford of Salem for all your service needs. Our efficient auto care experts pride themselves on knowing the ins and outs of your vehicle, and the automotive industry. Come in for a test drive, or just to speak to one of our auto care professionals. We look forward to seeing you very soon!