Ford Service & Repair

Ford Motor Company was founded in 1903 by Henry Ford. Henry Ford didn’t invent the automobile or even the assembly line process, but he used both to make car ownership both affordable and reliable for every family at the time. Ford introduced the Model T in 1908 and revolutionized the car market. The model T was unique at the time being one of the first cars to feature a steering wheel on the left side. It was fairly cheap and most importantly easy to service and repair. Interestingly all early Model T cars were painted black from the factory. As the assembly line process was further refined other colors were offered. Ford continued to grow and prosper over the years.

By 1922 the Lincoln brand became a Ford owned company and was introduced as Ford’s premium luxury brand of vehicles. In 1938 Ford introduced the Mercury brand as their entry level luxury car brand. In 1958 Ford also launched the Edsel brand named after Edsel Ford. The Edsel brand was discontinued in 1960 due to poor sales. In 1979 Ford rescued the Toyo Kogyo brand in Japan by buying a 25% stake in their company. Toyo Kogyo would later become famously known as Mazda. Since 1979 Ford and Mazda have continued to share their technology and automotive innovations even to this day.

Ford became involved in racing motorsports over the years and sparked a feud with one of Italy’s most respected car brands, Ferrari. When Ford wanted to build a car for the 24 hours of Le Mans they turned to Ferrari for help. Seeing how Ferrari was dominating motorsports at the time but struggling with sales Ford offered to buy the Ferrari brand. The deal fell apart in Italy and when the Ford executive team arrived back in Detroit they went to their in house R&D team and requested that they design a car to destroy Ferrari at the 24 hours of Le Mans. This car Ford designed would be known as the Ford GT. Problems plagued the Ford GT so Ford solicited the help or Carroll Shelby. The Ford GT evolved into the GT40. The GT40 was able to eventually beat Ferrari’s P3 models on the track thanks to GT40 driver Ken Miles.

At Silver Arrow Service we are passionate about the history behind all automotive brands. When your Ford needs service or repair come to Litchfield, NH’s trusted independent repair shop. We are located just minutes away from Interstate 93’s Exit 4 for NH-102 toward Derry/Londonderry and close to the Massachusetts border.