Planet Ford Closes Temporarily For Hurricane Harvey

Due to Hurricane Harvey and flood danger, Planet Ford in Humble on Hwy. 59 will be closing for the remainder of the day. This also affects our Quick Lane Tire and Auto Center locations in Humble and Porter.

Planet Ford will open as soon it is determined to be safe to do so for all of our employees and for our customers.

Please follow all suggested precautions to stay safe.  Planet Ford, serving the Humble, Kingwood, Atascocita, Katy, Conroe and Houston areas, will post updates on our website, blog and social media in an effort to keep all informed.

For those with vehicles at our facility, at this time, we are not experiencing flooding, but will continue to keep all updated.

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Planet Ford Celebrates Employee 50th Anniversary, Milestones

David Curtis receives his 50th anniversary trophy from John Center, World Class Automotive.

Happy 50th David Curtis!

Each month, Randall Reed’s Planet Ford team come together to celebrate special milestones, including birthdays and anniversaries.  This month was very special. We celebrated the 50th anniversary of David Curtis.

For five decades Mr. Curtis has been serving the automotive needs of our community. He has a passion not only for automobiles but for people. That is why he was also named Employee of the Month.  He shows how much he cares in the effort he puts forth every single day, and we are thankful for his hard work.

Planet Ford has a truly blessed to have such a wonderful and dedicated team. That is why our dealership is the highest award-winning dealership in the Houston area and a five-time consecutive winner of Ford’s top award, the Triple Crown.

Happy birthday and anniversary to all of our Planet Ford team celebrating these milestones this month.

Want to experience the Randall Reed difference for yourself, we invite you to take the short drive on Hwy. 59 to the sign for savings, selection and award-winning service.!



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Planet Celebrates Ford Truck Turns 100 Years Old

Randall Reed’s Planet Ford in Humble is “salebrating” 100 years of our favorite vehicle on the road today… The Ford truck. One hundred years ago today, Ford introduced its first purpose-built truck, the 1917 Ford Model TT. It forever changed the auto industry – and the very nature of work itself.
A century later, Ford trucks remain among the most iconic vehicles in the world. F-Series is America’s best-selling truck for 40 consecutive years and best-selling vehicle for 35 straight years. In Canada, Ford F-Series has enjoyed 51 consecutive years as best-selling pickup and now marks seven straight years as best-selling vehicle.

Over the past 100 years, Ford continuously has worked to improve its trucks by listening to truck owners and developing new innovations that improve their ability to get the job done. These innovations give today’s Ford truck owners greater towing and hauling capability, advanced engines for improved efficiency, and driver-assist technologies that make it easier and more convenient to operate.

Birth of a legend

Nine years after the first Model T saw Ford customers asking for a vehicle that could haul heavier loads and provide greater utility for work and deliveries. On July 27, 1917, Ford responded with the Model TT, which retained the Model T cab and engine. The Model TT came with a heavier-duty frame capable of carrying one ton of payload. The factory price was $600; 209 were sold that year.

Similar to the Fordson tractor introduced in 1917, Henry Ford envisioned a chassis that could accommodate third-party beds, cargo areas and other add-ons to deliver the increased functionality needed to get work done. It was a formula for success. By 1928, Ford had sold 1.3 million Model TTs before replacing the truck with the more capable Model AA with a 1.5-ton chassis.

Henry Ford marketed his early trucks heavily in rural areas, according to Bob Kreipke, Ford historian. “Model AA trucks in particular had a certain class to them,” he said. “Customers could use them on the farm, yet still take them to church on Sunday.”

Like the Model TT, the Model AA was available exclusively as a chassis cab offered in two lengths, with new powertrain and axle options for greater capacity. To stay ahead in what had become a hotly competitive business, Ford replaced the Model AA with the even more capable Model BB in 1933. Many were outfitted as mail and freight vehicles, ambulances and stake trucks. Two years later, Ford introduced the 1935 Model 50 pickup, powered exclusively by its famous Ford Flathead V8 engine.

By 1941, Ford had sold more than 4 million trucks. Changing over to war production resulted in the loss of consumer sales but a gain in experience building heavy-duty military truck chassis and four-wheel-drive personnel carriers. A year after consumer production resumed in 1947, Ford leveraged that knowledge to provide even more innovations for its customers.

“After the war, a lot of rural Americans moved to urban and suburban centers looking for work, and many took their Ford pickups with them,” said Kreipke. “Ford saw this as an opportunity, and began work on the next generation of trucks for 1948, what came to be known as F-Series Bonus Built trucks.”

This first-generation F-Series covered Classes 2 through 7 capacities – from the half-ton F-1 to the much larger F-8 cab-over truck. With the arrival of the second-generation F-Series for 1953, Ford increased engine power and capacity, and rebranded the series. The F-1 became the
F-100, while F-2 and F-3 trucks were integrated into the new F-250 line. F-4 became F-350. Class 8 trucks were spun off into a new C-Series commercial truck unit that produced iconic C-, H-, L-, N-, T- and W-Series Ford trucks.

Throughout this period, Ford trucks started looking less utilitarian, sporting two-tone paint, automatic transmissions, and improved heater and radio offerings. New standard features debuted with the 1953 F-100, including armrests, dome lights and sun visors. Lower and with a wider cab, the new truck featured integrated front fenders and a more aerodynamic design.

Then, in 1957, Ford tested out a car-based truck – the Falcon Ranchero. Marketed as “More Than a Car! More Than a Truck!,” this light-duty truck brought car-like amenities to consumers.

Creating the Built Ford Tough brand

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In 1961 – 44 years after the Model TT – Ford introduced its fourth-generation F-Series. Lower and sleeker, it debuted the company’s revolutionary twin I-beam front suspension. An upscale Ranger package appeared in 1967. Ads emphasized improved comfort, value and durability, as Ford trucks now offered power steering and brakes, and a lower chassis profile. A larger SuperCab option introduced in 1974 featured more comfortable seating to attract dual-purpose work and family buyers.

With the arrival of the sixth-generation F-Series in 1975, Ford dropped the popular F-100, replacing it with a higher-capacity F-150 pickup to combat the C/K trucks from General Motors. By 1977, F-Series pulled ahead in the sales race, and 26 million trucks later, Ford hasn’t looked back.

That same year, a copywriter for a Ford truck magazine is said to have written three simple words that would come to define the brand – Built Ford Tough. It is more than a slogan – it’s the F-Series brand promise to its owners and the mantra for Ford’s entire truck team.

Trucks were fast becoming universal family vehicles, in addition to being work trucks, according to Kreipke. Instead of renting a truck for a big job or for towing, people now had ones they could use for work during the week, then hitch a trailer to and haul the family in for weekend getaways. Ford trucks were adapting to the changing, more active American lifestyle.

Premium edition trucks, such as the Lariat package introduced in 1978, offered more comfort features including air conditioning, leather trim, and power windows and locks. In 1982, Ford charted a different course with an all-new compact truck – Ranger. Versatile and efficient, Ranger quickly built a reputation for being tough and capable, leading it to thrive in diverse markets around the world. Now, after a seven-year hiatus, Ford is reintroducing an all-new Ranger in North America in 2019.

Expanding the Ford Tough Lineup

Ford reset the benchmark again in 1998 with the introduction of F-Series Super Duty. Engineered for fleet and heavy-duty work use, Super Duty – from the F-250 all the way up to the F-750 – more clearly defined Ford trucks for a growing base of commercial applications.

With an expanding lineup of F-Series trucks, the company added high-end trim and technology packages to meet customers’ diverse needs. The addition of King Ranch, Platinum and Limited model trucks provided more luxury content along with improved functionality and capability. Features such as premium leather-trimmed seating, SYNC® with navigation, sunroofs and heated seats, along with gross vehicle weight and tow ratings in the 15,000-pound range combined to deliver on the Built Ford Tough brand promise.

While Ford worked to continuously increase truck capabilities, the company made bold investments in efficiency, too. Powerful, yet efficient EcoBoost® V6 engine technology debuted for 2011, providing customers with better fuel economy and power. This was followed by the industry’s first high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body for the 2015 F-150, providing customers the “and” solution of greater efficiency and more capability. Two years later, 2017 Super Duty trucks also got lighter-weight high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy bodies – a savings Ford reinvested in providing best-in-class towing and hauling capability.

Innovation on the performance front continued, too, with Ford leading the way in the specialty truck segment. Early examples include Harley-Davidson F-150 and F-150 SVT Lightning. Then came Raptor – the first off-road trophy truck from a major manufacturer.

Inspired by desert racing and designed specifically to meet the needs of off-road truck enthusiasts, the purpose-built F-150 Raptor set the bar high for off-road performance. Today’s second-generation 2017 F-150 Raptor features a 450-horsepower EcoBoost V6, 10-speed transmission, and segment-exclusive Terrain Management System with electronic-controlled transfer case and differentials.

When you’re ready for a truck to get the job done, Planet Ford in Humble (serving Atascocita, Kingwood, Katy, Conroe and greater Houston) is your award-winning location for  selection, service and saving. Take the drive on Hwy. 59 to see and save for yourself. Logon anytime at

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Planet Ford Humble Supports Klein Oak Fundraising Golf Tournament

Randall Reed’s Planet Ford in Humble believed in supporting our kids and community. In an ongoing effort to support our young people, the Houston-area Ford dealership is proud to be a supporter of the 23rd Annual Klein Oak Football Golf Tournament.

Join us to support our community & kids!

Photo property of: Augusta Pines Golf Club

Where: Augusta Pines Golf Club

When: Monday, July 31, 2017

Details: Registration, driving range and putting greens open at 11:00 a.m. with a  box lunch served at noon. The Shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. Individuals can play for $125 or put a foursome together for $450.

What an enjoyable way to support Klein Oak Panther Football Team with a round of golf at the beautiful Augusta Pines Golf Course!

To learn more about the tournament, visit: To learn more about Randall Reed’s Planet Ford in Humble (serving Kingwood, Atascocita, Conroe, Katy and greater Houston), visit



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BBB Awards Planet Ford Humble Winner of Distinction

Great award-winning news for Randall Reed’s Planet Ford in Humble, Texas. The Better Business Bureau has awarded the Ford dealership with the Award for Excellence. This coveted award recognizes businesses commitment to excellence in the marketplace and gives consumers greater confidence.

Per the BBB, “This coveted award recognizes your commitment to excellence in the marketplace and gives consumers greater confidence in choosing your company. Your organization should be proud of your success.”

Randall Reed, owner of Planet Ford on Hwy. 59 and World Class Automotive is proud to receive another Better Business Bureau honor. “Receiving the 2017 BBB Award for Excellence in addition to the numerous other customer service awards year after year says a lot about our dealership and our team,” he said. “They are committed to customer satisfaction and they really care about our customers.” not only work hard day in and day out for our customers, they really care.”

Chuck Kramer, GM/OP of Planet Ford agrees.  “This is a family-owned dealership and that resonance in all we do.  Our dealership family believes that we should treat each customer like one of our own,” he said. “Complete customer satisfaction is what we work towards every day. So, receiving a community award like this reinforces that we are accomplishing our goal.”

Planet Ford on Hwy. 59 (serves Kingwood, Atascocita, Conroe, Katy & greater Houston) offers New Fords, Certified Pre-Owned Fords, Used Cars, Service (brakes, tires, batteries, etc.), Parts, Collision Repair Services and a Quick Lane Auto & Tire Center next door.

To learn more about the Ford dealership, shop great Ford specials or find service and parts coupons, visit! The award-winning team is here to help you with all of your automotive needs!

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Planet Ford Nominated for BBB Award

Once again, Randall Reed’s Planet Ford in Humble, Texas has been nominated for Houston’s Better Business Bureau (BBB) Award. Wednesday, the Houston-area Ford dealership will attend a special award event recognizing the top customer service businesses in the area.

Chuck Kramer, GM/OP, proudly accepts the BBB Award of Excellence

Chuck Kramer, GM/OP, at a previous year’s acceptance awards for the BBB Award of Excellence.

Randall Reed, owner and Chuck Kramer, General Manager/Operating Partner, are proud to be part of a community of businesses being recognized for their award-winning customer care.

This is not the first time the dealership has been honored by the BBB, the location has previously been award the BBB Award for Excellence.

In addition, Planet Ford (serving Humble, Kingwood, Atascocita, Conroe, Houston) is a 5-time consequtive Ford Triple Crown and President’s Award winner for customer service.

Mr. Reed says this is a huge honor. “Being nominated for this BBB Award says a lot about our dealership and our amazing team,” he said. “They not only work hard day in and day out for our customers, they really care.”

Mr. Kramer agrees.  “Our dealership team believes in treating every person like one of our own,” he said. “We strive to provide total satisfaction and excellence in every area, every day.”

Planet Ford on Hwy. 59 offers New Fords, Certified Pre-Owned Fords, Used Cars, Service (brakes, tires, batteries, etc.), Parts, Collision Repair Services and a Quick Lane Auto & Tire Center next door.

To learn more about the Ford dealership, shop great Ford specials or find service and parts coupons, visit! The award-winning team is here to help you with all of your automotive needs!

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Get Car Maintenance Quick & Save!

Need maintenance for your car, SUV or truck… quick! Let our team at Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center. On Hwy. 59, we have two convenient locations to serve all of your automotive needs.  Tires, brakes, oil changes, alignments, and more.

Quick Lane services all makes and all models with no appointment required. We offer extended hour, so we are here to serve you on your schedule.

In Humble, we’re located at 19206 Eastex Freeway
Humble, TX 77338

Further North towards Porter, visit us at 25415 U.S. Highway 59,
Porter, TX 77365.

Now is a great time to save. You can get $100 off a full Motorcraft Brake Service. Need tires? Save up to $140 off the purchase of 4 new tires.*

Not sure if you need new brakes or tires? Let our highly trained techs perform a complimentary check to ensure your vehicle is running right.  Come experience why life is better in the Quick Lane!




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Planet Ford Humble Proudly Supports Rodeo Youth Participants

At Randall Reed’s Planet Ford on Hwy. 59 in Humble, we believe in and greatly enjoy being part of and supporting our community, schools and youth in Humble and the greater Houston area.

Recently, we sponsored youth at the  Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.  One of the participants sent Chuck Kramer, GM/MP, an exciting story that we wanted to share.

“My name is Paige, and I participated in the calf scramble on March 14 at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and caught a calf.  I wanted to share some pictures with you from that night. I also want to say thank you, I have mailed you thank you letter today in addition to this email. Again Im very grateful for your generous support. I look forward to next year showing my heifer. Thank you again.”

From Mr. Kramer, Mr. Reed and our entire Planet Ford team in Humble (serving Houston, Atascocita, Kingwood, Katy, Conroe) we are proud of Paige and area young people for their accomplishments at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.  To learn more about Planet Ford, visit


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Planet Ford Celebrates 5-Consecutive Triple Crown Awards

Randall Reed’s Planet Ford in Humble is proud to announce, once again, the award-winning team has garnered Ford’s top awards for customer service. For the fifth year in a row, the Houston-area dealership is the recipient of multiple prestigious awards for outstanding service and sales, including back-to-back Ford Triple Crown and President’s Awards. The Planet Ford team is among a select and elite group of Ford dealerships to receive these prestigious recognitions by Ford Motor Company.

The highly coveted honors distinguish the top-dealerships that have excelled in automotive retailing by providing exceptional customer service and satisfaction. The Triple Crown is garnered by only one percent of dealerships nationwide that must qualify by first winning the President’s Award for customer satisfaction, the Ford Top 100 and the ESP Premier Club award for customer service.

“This is incredible!” said Randall Reed, owner of Planet Ford in Humble. “To win these accolades once is a huge accomplishment, but to win them year after year for five years straight shows the never-ending daily commitment this team had to deliver the best customer experience for our community,” he added. “The simple fact of the matter is that this these award are even more special because they are a result of the feedback from the people we value most – our wonderful customers.”

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Ford Award-Winning Flashback: Ford Motor Co. team members present multiple awards to Shelby Reed, co-owner and Chuck Kramer, GM/OP of Planet Ford in Humble in 2015

In addition to winning the Triple Crown, the President’s Award and Ford Top 100 for Sales, Planet Ford is also recognized with the Partners in Quality Award and Elite Dealer status for 2016. Many of these honors are generated by surveys from the costumer’s service experience. For example, in order to achieve the President’s Award, a dealership must exceed customer expectations in every single department.

“To achieve this incredible level of customer satisfaction consistently for so many years requires a team who truly cares, is passionate, tenacious and delivers 100% every single day,” said Chuck Kramer, General Manager/Operating Partner. “Our Planet Ford dealership family has all of those qualities, and it is shows in the high level of customer service they continue to provide.”

These elite Ford Motor Company awards salute top-performing Ford dealerships, including Planet Ford in Humble, that embrace these philosophies and achieve these excellent levels of customer satisfaction – in both sales and service.

“We’re so very thankful for both our customers and our team that helped us attain this high level of achievement,” said Sherry Reed, co-owner. “The Reed family and our dealership family feel blessed to receive these recognitions and to have the opportunity to assist so many in the community with their automotive needs.”

Planet Ford in Humble is family owned by the Reed family who believe in treating every customer like one of their own. “All of our sales and services are backed by our 25-year-plus reputation and impeccable A+ Better Business Bureau record,” said Mr. Reed. “We look forward to continuing to provide the same stellar, award-winning automotive service for many years down the road.”

About Randall Reed’s Planet Ford in Humble
Planet Ford in Humble is located at 19000 Eastex Freeway, Humble, TX 77338. Planet sells new Fords, Certified Pre-Owned Fords and pre-owned vehicles. Planet Ford provides on-site parts, service and collision departments and the nostalgic Mustang-inspired, full-service Cruiser’s Café. In addition, the location has a Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center, which all makes and all models and doesn’t require an appointment. Planet Ford is known for its quality service, selection and dedication to customer satisfaction. They are also strong proponents of community sponsoring many local schools, charities and non-profit organizations. For more information, visit
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Ford Ups Entertainment Options with Streaming, Wi-Fi

One thing we know about our customers at Randall Reed’s Planet Ford in Humble  (serving greater Houston, Kingwood, Atascocita, Katy, Conroe) is that they always want to be on the leading-edge of auto technology.  So, they will be excited to learn about how Ford Motor Co. is reinventing how drivers and passengers will be consuming entertainment on the road. The American auto maker is offering new ways to wirelessly stream live TV and listen to music in its newest SUVs.

These new features are a result of shifting trends toward streaming services, whether for television shows, movies, music, podcasts and more. For example, one in three U.S. consumers currently listen to streaming music, according to trade association IFPI, with Generation Z and Millennials streaming at a more frequent rate.

“Increasingly, our on-the-go customers are streaming music and television to their personal devices,” said Michael O’Brien, Ford SUV Group Marketing manager. “We’re meeting this demand in our biggest and smallest SUVs.”

The all-new Expedition, available this fall, will offer an available Wi-Fi hotspot supports as many as 10 devices at once – up to 50 feet from the vehicle – while an available dual-headrest rear seat entertainment system provides a next-generation video experience that allows passengers to watch live TV via SlingPlayer on either of two video screens. The system represents the first time SlingPlayer – which connects to a user’s home Slingboxaccount – is offered in an automobile.

In the all-new EcoSport, available in early 2018, as well as in the new Expedition, Ford offers stream-friendly technology including Apple CarPlayand Android Auto capability, SiriusXM radio, an 8-inch touchscreen, and USB ports and power outlets that allow customers to connect and charge their many devices and listen to or watch content on-demand.

These media experiences are bolstered in both Expedition and EcoSport by the high-quality audio of the available Ford-exclusive B&O PLAY Premium Audio System.

Live TV viewing experience coming to all-new Expedition
When the 2018 Ford Expedition rolls into the showroom later this year, your passengers will be able to use the available dual-headrest rear seat entertainment system monitors to watch movies and video – even TV shows and live sporting events – streamed from a home cable or satellite system.*

The system, called EVO by developer VOXXHirschmann Corp., includes two 8-inch monitors integrated into the back of the front-seat headrests, a secure, in-vehicle wireless network hub that enables passengers to connect using a mobile device, and a host of sources by which to view content – including an industry-first SlingPlayer that lets them connect to a home cable or satellite system and watch live TV on the road.

SlingPlayer is software embedded into the entertainment system that lets passengers connect to a home-based Slingbox system to watch and control the TV signal.

Passengers will be able to use additional sources to view content, including a DVD player, HDMI, USB and SD card. Passengers can watch content from their Android®-based smartphone equipped with Miracast streaming. They can also stream video to the displays using the entertainment system app’s SmartStream function on compatible iOS® or Android devices.

Using a downloaded app on their smartphone or tablet, third-row passengers can connect to the network and watch non-restricted content. The system enables video playing on either headrest monitor to be viewed on up to three mobile devices simultaneously.

This connectivity isn’t limited to time in the vehicle. The wireless signal – when using the available Wi-Fi hotspot in Expedition – has a range of about 50 feet.

In addition to watching TV shows and movies, the system allows gamers to plug in to the HDMI port and play. And the USB plug doubles as a charge port – the seventh port available in the all-new Expedition – for mobile phones.

The system includes two wireless headsets, either of which can be paired with either monitor. Each monitor is equipped with a standard headphone jack for additional viewers. When everybody is watching the same program, the sound can be channeled through the vehicle’s audio system – including the available 12-speaker B&O PLAY premium system.

There are three ways to control each of the monitors:

  • Touch buttons, located along the bottom of each screen
  • Two remote control devices
  • Remote control via mobile app – available on any iOS or Android device

Front-row occupants can stay in command of what is playing using the touch screen mounted on the center stack when their mobile device is connected with the entertainment system app through Ford SYNC® AppLink. A parental block function gives them power to disable all second-row and mobile remote commands.

Music streaming the norm in all-new EcoSport
In a compact SUV like EcoSport, drivers can go small while living big as every inch of interior real estate is treated as a valuable and utilized resource.

With Millennials preferring streaming and subscription music services over CDs, Ford is replacing the CD player in the EcoSport with available technology that allows more on-demand choices while freeing up interior space to hold mobile devices or other personal items.

According to the 2016 Nielsen Mid-Year U.S. Music Report, overall consumption of digital music – downloaded and streamed combined – is up 15 percent. Meanwhile, physical album sales, including CDs, are down 10 percent, against a sustained surge in vinyl.

By 2021, IHS Automotive projects 46 percent of vehicles sold in North America will not have a CD player.

Instead of a CD player, EcoSport will now feature a unique horizontal storage bin over the glove box for storing smartphones within reach, while also allowing for a more upright touch screen. EcoSport also offers an available Wi-Fi hotspot and SYNC Connect® with FordPass®.

To learn more about Ford’s current and forth-coming technology, visit Planet Ford on Hwy. 59 in Humble, TX. Shop online anytime at

*Additional Slingbox hardware connected to home cable or satellite system and a home internet connection are required.

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