At Richmond Ford Lincoln, we're proud to be the oldest, most award-winning Ford dealer that's a short drive from the Richmond, Ashland, and Mechanicsville area. However, when it comes to our customers, we try to be as helpful as possible, especially when it comes time for them to buy a new Ford vehicle. Whether you're interested in SUVs like the Ford Expedition or the Ford Explorer, or sedans like the Ford Focus or Ford Fusion, there are a few steps that you need to take to get the most out of your experience. At Richmond Ford Lincoln, we're simply happy to help you on your journey. 

Used Car Buying Tips 

Step 1: New Car Research

When you're shopping around for your next Ford, it's very important that you conduct some research to get the most out of your purchase. As a Ford dealer that was voted the best by Virginia Living's, we try to continue our devotion to our customers by offering free research materials that can be used to find the best vehicle for you. Step one in your car-buying journey should be to conduct new car research. We've outlined a few materials our team has readily available on our website to help make this process easier:

  • Want to learn more about a specific Ford model? Our vehicle reviews go in-depth and show you the engine power, style, comfort, features, amenities, and safety. 
  • If you're not sure how Ford vehicles compare to the competition, our car comparisons are helpful in showing you the differences between your favorite Ford models and similar vehicles from a different automotive brand. 
  • Are you a tech guru? If you want to learn more about the amenities, our technology reviews give you a closer look at the impressive features like the SYNC® system and other optional features

Step 2: Take a Test Drive

After you've had a chance to check out some of our reviews and comparisons, you probably have a solid idea of which Ford model is more your style. When you're ready, stop in and see us at Richmond Ford Lincoln. Our team will go to great lengths to provide you with more information to help you decide in person which model is the perfect fit for you. Of course, one of the best ways to see which vehicle is right for you is by taking a test drive.

  • During the test drive, you'll want to pay close attention to how the Ford handles in terms of acceleration, braking, and turning to make sure the car fits your driving needs. 
  • Determine if the interior provides you with enough comfort. 
  • Get a closer look at the featured amenities and see if they're easy to access. 

Step 3: Get the Right Financing

After test driving your new Ford and narrowing down the car that fits your personality, driving habits, and the necessary amenities to get you from point A to point B comfortably, consider the financing options you have available. Do you drive over 10,000 miles in a year? Purchasing a car may be a better option for you than leasing. Leasing a vehicle, however, is an excellent option for individuals who drive less than 10-12,000 miles in a year and want to pay less monthly.

After you've decided which financing option suits your budget and lifestyle, visit our finance team to apply for credit or even value a trade-in.

Learning More After Purchase

If the test drive ended with you loving the car, obtaining the right financing terms and signing the deal, that's great. We hope you're loving your new Ford. We'll also help you learn even more about it. Our team offers New Owner's Seminars for our customers looking to learn more about your Ford. Here's what you'll learn:

  • Our New Owner's Seminar will give you important information about your new Ford. 
  • You'll learn about the impressive features and we'll even show you how to use them. 
  • We encourage questions, because we're always thrilled to be a resource to our drivers. 

At Richmond Ford Lincoln, we're not just the only performance Ford dealer in central Virginia, but we're also a staple on West Broad Street that has been helping drivers for more than 100 years. Stop in today to find more about how our dealership, a short drive from the Richmond, Ashland, and Mechanicsville area, goes out of the way to help you find the right new Ford.

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Richmond Ford Lincoln

4600 West Broad Street
Directions Richmond, VA 23230

  • Sales: (804) 474-0531
  • Service: (804) 474-0572
  • Parts: (804) 254-9290


  • Monday 9:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Tuesday 9:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Wednesday 9:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Thursday 9:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Friday 9:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Saturday 9:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Sunday Closed