The Importance of Emission Testing in Green Bay

By Dorsch Ford Kia | Posted in Automobile Safety, Service, Tips, Vehicle Advice & Tips on Thursday, October 8th, 2015 at 6:29 PM

the importance of emissions testing in Green Bay, WI

There are many beautiful things about living in Green Bay. We have the pleasure of getting to experience the beauty of each of the four seasons in full effect! We are lucky to be in an environment that is overall very clean. In order to keep our community and world clean, it’s important that our vehicles operate properly.

Why test emissions?

Emission testing exists to help control the amount of pollutants that exit your vehicle. These tests check the levels of hazardous materials that may escape through vehicles with combustion engines. In most areas, emission testing is a mandatory practice – especially more urban and suburban areas with higher congestion. They are incredibly important to both you (the vehicle owner) and those around you (the environment).

Help yourself

From the perspective of a vehicle owner, emission testing can hint at possible problems that your car may be having. There are many vehicle parts that help to control emissions, so if you don’t pass the test it’s likely due in part to a problem with one of those parts – catalytic converters, exhaust gas recirculation valves, and positive crankcase ventilation systems help control the release of harmful pollutants.

Help the environment

From an environmental standpoint, proper vehicle care and lowest-possible emissions help keep our world healthy and happy. Obviously it’s impractical to think everyone could stop driving. The technology for electric and alternative fuel cars has evolved, but not quite enough to make them widely adapted. For the time being, the best way to ensure you’re doing your part to help the environment is by keeping up with your vehicle’s maintenance.

At Dorsch, we’re proud to carry vehicles from Ford, Lincoln, and Kia, who strive to manufacture efficient, reliable, high-quality vehicles designed with the environment in mind. Visit our car dealership in Green Bay today to discover fantastic models or have your emissions tested today!

The Stadium Tax in Brown County Has Ended!

By Dorsch Ford Kia | Posted in Dealer Information, Financing, Green Bay on Thursday, October 1st, 2015 at 5:02 PM

no more stadium tax in brown county

As of midnight, patrons at businesses in Brown County are no longer required to pay the 0.5% tax implemented 15 years ago to fund the renovations at Lambeau Field! The improvements made to the stadium are absolutely stunning, but we’re thrilled to now have the ability to help our customers save just a bit extra on the purchase of their vehicle.

Like many other big-ticket retailers and businesses in Brown County, our inventory at Dorsch was much more affected by this stadium tax due to the higher price tag. We pride ourselves on giving our customers the opportunity to save as much as possible on the purchase of their vehicle, and this only helps to reduce the price even more. Consider this: if the purchase price of a vehicle were $40,000, you would’ve paid an additional $200 with this tax. It may not seem like much, but we understand that every dollar counts!

We’ve gone through major changes with our computer systems in order to account for this change. All of our programming in sales, parts, service, and the body shop had to be changed to get rid of the additional sales tax on top of purchase prices for everything we sell.

Ready to start exploring new vehicles? Now is a great time to visit Dorsch in Green Bay. Stop by our East showroom (new and pre-owned) at 2641 Eaton Road or our West showroom (pre-owned) at 2564 Lineville Road to browse our selection of in-stock vehicles today! Our dedicated sales staff will be happy to help you find the perfect car for your needs.

Need Service? Dorsch West Can Help!

By Dorsch Ford Kia | Posted in Dorsch West - Lineville, Service, Tips, Vehicle Maintenance on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 at 10:00 PM

With the official arrival of Fall, it’s time to start thinking about pre-winter maintenance for your vehicle. Yes, it’s sad to say it, but before we know it the snow will be back around. Before the temperatures dip too low, the seasoned maintenance specialists at our dealership and repair center in Green Bay, WI want to help get your car in tip top shape. Here are a few maintenance items you should attend to in the coming weeks!


There’s nothing worse than getting stranded with a dead battery in cold weather. If your battery is more than three or four years old, it’s definitely time to have it checked for power capacity. Even if the battery isn’t old, you should check the connections to be sure everything is securely fastened for optimal use.

Heating and defrost system

You’ll definitely be getting plenty of use out of that heating system, so you’ll want to make sure it’s in great working order. Both front and rear defrost also get heavy use during the winter, so make sure those items will be able to clear your windows.


A thorough inspection of the brake system including drums, rotors, and linings is an important thing to do any time of year, but particularly before the winter months. Safe brakes are extra important during winter since you’ll be driving on icy or snowy roads.

Wiper blades

In addition to the defrost systems, your wiper blades are the main thing to keep your windows free from the inevitable precipitation of all forms. Investing in a great pair of wiper blades will save you a lot of stress and hassle when the ice hits.

To schedule your own appointment and learn more about the Dorsch West Service Center in Green Bay, click here. We’re here to help make sure your car is running well for the upcoming season!

It’s SUV Season at Dorsch in Green Bay!

By Dorsch Ford Kia | Posted in Ford, Ford Escape, Green Bay, Vehicle Leasing on Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 at 10:14 AM

Ford suv leasing specials at Dorsch in Green Bay, WI

When it comes to shopping for an SUV in Green Bay, we say the bigger the better! When you visit Dorsch East, you’ll find America’s best-selling lineup of sport utility vehicles at fantastic prices. Head on over to our dealership to check out our lineup of Ford SUVs and take something for a test drive!

It’s the Ford SUV Season Sign & Go Event!
No money down on America’s best-selling lineup of sport utility vehicles

That’s right – $0 down, $0 due at signing, and $0 first month’s payment.


Small in stature, big in capability. Tied for Highest Ranked Compact SUV in initial quality by J.D. Power & Associates, the 2015 Ford Escape is the perfect vehicle to transition seamlessly from commute to adventure and everywhere in between. Get down to business and up to no good in a new Ford Escape!

Ford Edge

Innovation is the name of the game, and that’s shown beautifully in the redesigned 2015 Ford Edge. The bold styling catches your eye and the powerful motor and drivetrain reel you in. Armed with technology that lets you keep moving, you can focus on the road and stay safer. A standard EcoBoost engine gives you the efficiency of a 4-cylinder engine with the power and performance of a 6-cylinder.


Pack up the whole gang and head off on an adventure! The incredible new 2016 Ford Explorer is comfortable, convenient, and capable. With a best-in-class highway fuel economy rating of 28 miles per gallon, it won’t be hard on your wallet, either. Whether you’re a weekend warrior looking for a powerhouse vehicle to help you explore or an on-the-go family with the need for ample room, the Ford Explorer is a great option.

Visit Dorsch East in Green Bay to find a huge selection of in-stock SUVs to choose from! Don’t miss out on these incredible savings – get yourself into a great new SUV for no money down today during the Ford SUV Season Sign & Go Event!

It’s the Kia Sign It & Drive It Sales Event!

By Dorsch Ford Kia | Posted in Green Bay, Kia, Kia Cadenza, Kia Optima, Kia Sorento, Vehicle Leasing on Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 at 1:07 PM

kia sorento sign and drive in Green Bay, WI

Now that the school season has started back up, it’s back to the calendar and the hustle and bustle of sports, activities, and extra curriculars. As you continue carting everyone around, you may be thinking about how much you could use a new vehicle. The staff at our Green Bay Kia dealership are excited to share some fantastic new lease specials, of which you can take advantage during the Kia Sign It & Drive It sales event!
Sign on the line and drove off in a brand new Kia!

No money down. No first payment. Zero due at signing.

2016 Kia Sorento LX – Just $279 per month*
Stock #G1349

When it comes to getting the family from A to B, the Sorento is the perfect companion. With a strong, sleek exterior and roomy, comfortable interior, the whole gang (and their gear) will have plenty of space for a smooth ride.

2015 Kia Optima LX – Just $239 per month*
Stock #F9797

For smaller families, a sedan is a great option! Safe, stylish, and comfortable, the Kia Optima has become a force to be reckoned with. It blows the competition away with advanced technology, a powerful drivetrain, and affordable price tag.

2015 Kia Cadenza Premium Limited – Just $379 month*
Stock #F1187

Want something a bit more luxurious? The Kia Cadenza Premium Limited stands out in many ways. An artful, eye-catching design fused with luxury performance and technology makes for a driving experience that defies expectations.

Here are some other great deals on Kia vehicles to check out during the Kia Sign-n-Drive event.

#F1164 2016 Kia Rio LX $219 per month
#F1245 2015 Kia Forte LX $209 per month
#F9937 2015 Kia Sportage LX $299 per month

Visit our Kia dealership in Green Bay to learn more about these phenomenal lease specials going on now during the Kia Sign-n-Drive Sales Event! Get into the brand new vehicle you want for no money down and a low monthly payment today.

*Disclaimer: All Sale Prices and Payments reflect all applicable rebates including Manufacture Finance Bonus Incentives, Military, College Graduate, Owner Loyalty or Competitive Bonus Rebates as applied. Sale Prices are on in-stock units only. Additional fees may apply for locating similar vehicles. 36 month 30,000 mile lease. No Money Down, no first payment, tax, title, license, and fees are due at signing for a total of *$ Zero due at signing. Must qualify for all applicable rebates for Price and Payment including Competitive Bonus or Owner Loyalty, Military and College Grad. To preferred qualified credit. Offer expires September 30, 2015

Kia Has Done It Again!

By Dorsch Ford Kia | Posted in Awards, J.D. Power Awards, Kia, Kia Cadenza, Kia Sorento, Kia Soul on Saturday, September 5th, 2015 at 3:45 PM

award winning Kia vehicles for sale in Green Bay, WI

Guys, this is huge! We have been talking for quite some time now about the steps the Kia Motor Company has been taking to improve their overall quality, efficiency, and value. Well…the hard work has truly paid off. Just weeks after the 2015 Kia Sorento and 2015 Kia Soul received awards in the J.D. Power & Associates Initial Quality Study, the Kia Sedona snagged the J.D. Power & Associates award for Automotive Performance, Execution, and Layout in the Minivan segment.

And it doesn’t stop there!

Kia has also been honored with a total of 5 awards from AutoPacific. The awards received were:

  • Kia Sportage named Best in Class Compact Crossover Sport Utility Vehicle
  • Kia Soul named Best in Class Compact Car (tied with Volkswagen Beetle and Jetta)
  • Kia Cadenza named Best in Class Large Car

and the ultimate award goes to…

The Kia K900 received two awards: it was named Best in Class in the Luxury Car segment and also received the President’s Award. Receiving the President’s Award is an incredible honor. There are only TWO other vehicles that ever have been given this award. It represents achieving the highest Vehicle Satisfaction Award Score EVER.

As you can imagine, our staff is pretty excited to share this great news with you. We love our Kia vehicles and are proud to carry automobiles made by a company that continues to innovate and improve on their already fantastic products.

To learn more about these award-winning Kia vehicles, visit Dorsch Ford Lincoln Kia in Green Bay. Our staff will be happy to help you find the perfect car for you at a fantastic price!

Lincoln Certified Pre-Owned Autumn Event – Financing As Low as .9%!

By Dorsch Ford Kia | Posted in Dorsch West - Lineville, Financing, Green Bay, Lincoln, Pre-Owned on Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 at 10:30 AM


It’s no secret that a Certified Pre-Owned vehicle from Dorsch is a fantastic option for people who want the benefits of a new vehicle without the retail price tag. To make the deal even sweeter, our Green Bay Lincoln dealership is now hosting the Certified Pre-Owned Autumn Sales Event! Visit Dorsch to learn about fantastic financing offers on wonderful pre-owned Lincoln vehicles.

.9% APR Financing*
Complimentary Maintenance*
3-Month SiriusXM All Access Trial Subscription**

For a limited time only, you can receive special bonuses on the purchase of a Certified pre-Owned Lincoln. Qualified buyers will receive Complimentary Maintenance with rates as low as .9% APR Financing*! What a fantastic way to make the purchase of your new (to you) Lincoln vehicle that much sweeter.

Not sure what Lincoln vehicle is right for you? Here’s a bit of inspiration to help you decide.

Lincoln MKZ

The commuter’s dream! This comfortable, stylish, and luxurious sedan is fantastic for business travelers and weekend warriors alike. With an EPA estimated 33 MPG highway fuel economy, it’s not so bad on the wallet either!

Lincoln MKX

Cart the family around in style! With luxurious finishes and comfortable room for the whole gang, this mid-size SUV features premium quality sound, a smooth ride, and more. We have a number in stock!

If you’d like to learn more about the fantastic offers available on Certified Pre-Owned Lincoln vehicles, visit Dorsch East or West showrooms in Green Bay! Our staff will be happy to help you find the perfect vehicle.

*One-year/15,000-mile Limited Maintenance Plan. Not all buyers qualify for Lincoln Automotive Financial Services financing. .9% for 48 months at $21.65 per month per $1,000 financed, regardless of down payment. Take delivery from dealer stock by 8/31/15. See dealer for qualifications and details.

**SiriusXM audio and data services each require a subscription sold separately, or as a package, by Sirius XM Radio Inc. If you decide to continue service after your trial, the subscription plan you choose will automatically renew thereafter and you will be charged according to your chosen payment method at then-current rates. Fees and taxes apply. To cancel, you must call SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349. See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at All fees and programming subject to change. Sirius, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc.

It’s the Ford Free Ride Sales Event!

By Dorsch Ford Kia | Posted in Dealer Information, Financing, Ford, Ford Escape, Ford F-150, Ford Focus, Ford Fusion, Green Bay on Monday, August 3rd, 2015 at 11:25 AM


Summer’s coming to a close, and we’re keeping things hot with the Ford Free Ride Summer Sales Event at Dorsch! Labor Day’s coming early this year and we have some fantastic financing offers on Ford vehicles at our dealership in Green Bay. Take a look!

0% for 72 months plus $1000 Labor Day Bonus Cash* on all BRAND NEW Ford models

No interest – this is huge! Get yourself into a brand new Ford vehicle at a great price at Dorsch this year. Whether you’re a recent grad looking for a fuel-efficient car for your commute, a family looking for something to carry the whole gang, or a business traveler looking for a comfortable sedan, there is a fantastic Ford vehicle that will suit your needs.

Hurry in – this offer ends September 8th, 2015!

0% for 72 months on the all new 2015 Ford F-150

There’s a reason the F-150 is America’s best-selling truck. With an all-new aluminum-alloy body and high-strength steel frame, it’s the lightest yet strongest F-150 ever. The 2015 F-150 boasts best-in-class towing and payload (12,200lb tow and 3,300lb payload) and an impressive 5-star overall safety rating. Get one today with 0% for 72 months at Dorsch!

0% for 72 months plus $1000 Labor Day Bonus Cash on the 2016 Ford Fusion

With the 2016 Fusion, you can count on comfort and quality for the road ahead. The standard EcoBoost engine provides efficiency without sacrificing power. Take control of your commute with the stylish, sleek sedan drivers love.

0% for 72 months plus $1000 on remaining 2014 Ford F-150, Focus, and Transit

*Available on 2015 Ford Fiesta, Focus, Fusion, Mustang, Taurus, Escape, Edge, Explorer, and Expedition. Requires financing with Ford Motor Credit. To preferred, qualified credit only.

Stay Driven at Dorsch in Green Bay!

By Dorsch Ford Kia | Posted in Dealer Information, Ford, Ford Escape, Ford Fusion on Friday, July 17th, 2015 at 1:54 PM

Ford Escape in Green Bay

The Hokey Pokey thinks he’s what it’s all about. Chuck Norris is his caddy. Times change as he walks by. He has won the Triple Crown in a single race. He is the most interesting man in Green Bay. He drives often, and when he does…it’s a Dorsch Ford.

Shop where the most interesting man in Green Bay shops this summer. Shop with us at Dorsch Ford Lincoln Kia in Green Bay and get leases as low as $219 per month on select trims!

2015 Ford Escape

The Escape’s interior is as stylish and comfortable as it is versatile. With a push button start, innovative design, and sophisticated style, there is nothing not to like about the Ford Escape. The available advanced technology in the Escape can alert you about vehicles in your blind spot or open the hand-free, foot-activated liftgate with a kick under the rear bumper. The Escape also has plenty of towing power- 3,500lb towing capacity!

2015 Ford Fusion

If you’re looking for a smaller vehicle, the 2015 Ford Fusion may be the perfect fit for you. The Fusion offers a bold, hexagonal grille that gives the Fusion a distinct, agile look. With low-profile laser-cut projector headlamps and LED taillamps, the fusion displays impressive & intelligent technology. Heated leather trimmed seats give the Fusion a sophisticated, classy look.

As always, like our automobiles we sell, at Dorsch Ford Lincoln Kia we strive to provide automotive services of unmatched quality. We offer vehicles with great quality, along with customer service and support of even greater quality. Stop in at Dorsch Green Bay today!

Tips for Hot Weather Driving

By Dorsch Ford Kia | Posted in Dealer Information, Vehicle Maintenance on Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 at 3:28 PM

expert mechanics in Green Bay

In Wisconsin, summer doesn’t last very long. When it does come around, the heat can be brutal! Our expert Green Bay mechanics are here to offer a few tips and tricks to make driving in the scorching heat a bit my tolerable. Take a look at these tips and give us a call to schedule your own appointment for a checkup and make sure your car is running in top condition.

Steering Wheel

With the sun beating down on it, your steering wheel can become extremely hot. Try this: before you put the car in park, turn the wheel 180 degrees. When you get back in and straighten out the wheel, you’ll have a cooler part to grasp.


When you start the car, your instinct says to blast the air conditioning. This helps cool down the car, but here’s an extra helpful hint: after you turn on the A/C, roll down the windows for just a bit. This allows the A/C fans to push the hot air out while bringing the cool air in.


There’s a simple way to give your car a fresh scent. Dryer sheets work wonders for freshening and deodorizing. Placing an open box underneath one of the seats is a simple and concealed way to keep your vehicle smelling fresh.

In a few ways, you car is like you! Too much time in the sun can be rough on the paint, tires, and other finishes. Whenever possible, try keeping your vehicle in a covered area out of the sun. From engine maintenance to aesthetic repairs, the expert mechanics at our Green Bay car dealerships can help keep your car in top shape!