The Ford Motor Company is arguably the largest family-owned automaker in the world. Founded by Henry Ford in 1903, Ford has grown to become one of the most dominant forces in the automotive industry. Last year, it was ranked in third place overall in the list of top-selling car brands in the world.
Ford is known for its ‘Ford Blue Oval badge’ emblem, which is one of the longest-running emblems in the industry. It has been revised a few times over the years, but its basic design and presentation has remained the same. This speaks volumes about the consistency of Ford as a company. Americans and people around the world have grown to trust the dependability and dedication to quality that Ford has consistently demonstrated over the years.
Ford’s first success story was the Ford Model T that was introduced in 1908. In 1916, it is said that 55% of the vehicles of the road in the US were Ford Model Ts. Ford sold 16.5 million units of this car between 1908 and 1927. From then, Ford has had several top sellers like the Ford Escort passenger car (1968-2002) that sold over 18 million units worldwide, the Ford Fiesta (1976-present) which has sold over 16 million units worldwide, and the Ford Focus (1998-present) that has sold over 13 million units since its launch. Ford’s F-Series trucks, however, are far and above the most successful of Ford’s creations. Initially launched in 1948, the Ford F-Series trucks have sold over 40 million units up to the present day.
Owing to the popularity of most Ford vehicles, it is easy to get Ford parts and accessories in most auto shops around the country. The same is also true for older Ford models thanks to Ford’s involvement in rallying and motorsports. The thriving Ford car-tuning culture has also spurred the growth of the Ford aftermarket parts and accessories industry. Therefore, you are unlikely to have a hard time getting parts and accessories like seat covers, floor mats, or wheel/engine upgrades. You can get many of these accessories and parts right here at GrokAuto.com.