April is National Car Care Month

April is National Car Care month, and in effort to help you ensure you’re taking the best care of your car possible, we’ve created a brief checklist of all the things that may get neglected throughout the year, especially during the busy winter months:

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  • Check Vehicle Registration Expiration Date – Now that we’re in a new month, and 4 months into the new year, double check your Registration on your vehicle to ensure the expiration date has not passed.
  • Verify Your Automobile Insurance Coverage – Request a copy of your Insurance Declaration Page to ensure your coverage limits are where you want them to be, and that your premium is paid up-to-date.
  • Check All Lights on Exterior of Vehicle – Ask a friend to help you ensure all your lights are working properly. Be sure to check your headlights and tail lights, brake lights, tag lights, and turning signals. If you’re in need of a replacement bulb, contact our Parts Department, and leave the searching to us!
  • Check Brakes and Tires on Vehicle – Take the coin test to your tires. Be sure that you have the proper amount of tire tread on all four of your tires, and that all your tires are wearing properly. Schedule an appointment with our Service Department to ensure that your brakes are in tip-top shape, or if you’re in need of new tires or even just a rotation or balance. Our team of experts are waiting for your call.
  • Check Fluids and Battery on Vehicle – Schedule an appointment with our Service Department to ensure all your fluid levels are where they should be, and that your battery is in proper working condition.
  • Clean Windows, Inside and Outside – The winter months can be especially brutal on your vehicle, between the salt, dirt and grime that gets splattered onto your vehicle, all winter long, this is a great time to ensure your windows are clean, inside and out!

At any point in time, our fantastic teams in our Service Department and Parts Department are available to help. Visit us online, or contact us today to schedule your appointment, and make sure your car is spring-time ready!

Maintenance & Repairs | Waldorf Ford Service Department

Why Waldorf Ford is the Best Service Center

If you are looking for expert Ford vehicle service and maintenance, search no more! Waldorf Ford Service Center  will exceed all your expectations with specific knowledge of your Ford vehicle. Whether you have a F-150, Escape, Explorer or Focus our experienced and professionally trained team will perform superior maintenance and repairs in a timely manner. We know your time is important, so don’t spend it waiting for repairs at another service center.

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Experienced Professionals Make all the Difference

We know that the key to a superior service center is hiring superior people. At Waldorf Ford Service Center by Annapolis, our award-winning and charismatic staff is committed to providing the highest-quality service, helping to make your experience easy and convenient. With years of experience in satisfying customer needs, we have earned a total of 15 President’s Awards from Ford.

Why trust non-experts with your Ford vehicle, when you can bring it to the professionals at the Waldorf Ford Service Center near Alexandria? We are familiar with the mechanics and parts of your vehicle and our service center is tailored to specialize in all Ford vehicles. Don’t waste your time waiting around at other service centers, go with the experts and get your Ford vehicle serviced quickly and correctly today!

Schedule Service at Waldorf Ford Service Center today!

 

Proud Recipient: 2016 Triple Crown Award – Waldorf Ford

Waldorf Ford is excited to announce their recognition from Ford Motor Company of the very prestigious Triple Crown Award. The award was presented in result of exceptional customer service and satisfaction throughout the year of 2016.

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In addition to receiving the Triple Crown Award, Waldorf Ford was also awarded the Presidents’ Award, and is a member of the Ford Premier Club. This award is granted to dealers that exhibit exceptional customer service, and have ranked in the Top 100 Ford Dealers nationwide in regards to sales.

This is the 10th time that Waldorf Ford has been awarded the Triple Crown Award, and is one of two Ford Dealers in the Eastern Region being recognized, among 24 Ford Dealers, nationwide, this year.

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Steve Raley, the General Manager of Waldorf Ford stated “We’re so proud of our team for acquiring such a prestigious award as a result of their outstanding customer service, for the 10th time! It’s a huge honor, and we couldn’t be more impressed with our staff.”

Congratulations to our outstanding team, and thank you to our extremely supportive community, for helping us achieve such an awesome award!

The 2017 Ford F-250 is Calling Your Name

Pick-Up Trucks are one of the most popular vehicles, all across Southern Maryland. Between the farmers, tradesmen, and boaters, not having a truck in our area, almost seems crazy!

The 2017 Ford Super Duty F-250  is one of our most favorite pick-up trucks, and we completely understand why it’s one of our top sellers!

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The exterior of the 2017 Ford Super Duty F-250 displays a muscular appearance, with a rugged style, strong body lines, and an overall masculine approach, you’ll be questioning why you don’t already own this truck.

With a 6.2L 2 Valve Gas V-8 engine, 4-wheel drive, a TorqShift 6-speed automatic transmission, 17” argent painted steel wheels, this truck is perfect for whatever the road throws at you!

Some of the standard features of the 2017 Ford Super Duty F-250 include:

  • Driver Seat Manual Lumbar Support
  • Outside Temperature Display
  • Trailer Sway Control
  • Tow Hooks
  • Locking Removable Tailgate w/ Lift Assist
  • Hill Start Assist
  • SOS Post Crash Alert System

Numerous other features are available on this outstanding vehicle. So, what are you waiting for? Visit us online or contact us today to set up your test-drive. We know you’ll fall in love; just like we did!

February is National African American History Month

The month of February has been nationally recognized as National African American History Month since 1976 in the United States, as a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history.

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According to the History Channel, the event itself came about from “Negro History Week”, the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson, and began in 1915, half a century after the 13th Amendment abolished slavery in the United States.

The United States is not the only country that recognizes February as National African American  History Month. In fact, several other countries around the world recognize the month, including Canada, and the United Kingdom.

In the Washington D.C. area, there are several events to celebrate National African American History Month, and we’ve compiled a few events and memorials for you to check out over the course of the month:

2017 Ford F-150 | Award-Winning Truck

Why the 2017 F-150 at Waldorf Ford is the Best Pickup Truck, Ever

Numerous safety awards. Unprecedented durability. Advanced technology features. It’s no wonder the F-150 continues to be named the best-selling vehicle in America. Learn about the innovative features for the new Ford F-150 below and then schedule a F-150 test drive today at Waldorf Ford near Alexandria and Clinton!

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Interior of the 2017 Ford F-150 at Waldorf Ford

Surpassing the Competition with Superior Safety Ratings, Features, & More

With more safety features than the RAM 1500, Nissan Titan, GMC Sierra 1500, and Chevrolet Silverado, the new F-150 earned the NHTSA 5-Star Safety Rating and is an IIHS Top Safety Pick, making it the safest pickup truck in the market.

The new F-150 was Rated Best Pickup Truck for 2017 by Kelley Blue Book:
“For a third year in a row, the Ford F-150 sets the benchmark for pickups
with its blend of capability, competence and innovation,
all available in a wide range of models for every budget.”
Besting the Nissan Titan, GMC Sierra 1500, RAM 1500, and other trucks, the 2017 F-150 comes with the following advanced safety features to protect you and your loved ones while exploring the northeast U.S. roads:

● High-Strength Military-Grade Aluminum-Alloy Body & Steel Frame
● BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert
● Lane-Keeping System
● 4-Wheel Disc and Drum Brakes
● Inflatable Seat Belts
● Electronic Stability Control – includes Roll Stability Control
● Class-Exclusive Park Assist
● Forward Collision Warning with Brake Support
● Pro Trailer Backup Assist™

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Introducing the New, Award-Winning F-150 at Waldorf Ford

Revolutionary safety features weren’t enough for the F-150 engineers – 12,000lbs of towing power, best-in-class payload, 360-degree camera with split-view display, and a LCD productivity screen with Bluetooth capabilities are just a few more of the new F-150 capabilities. Designed to combine safety, power, and comfort behind the wheel, the 2017 F-150 is truly unstoppable.

 

The 2017 F-150 was rated #1 Full Size Pickup Truck by U.S. News Rankings & Reviews:

“The 2017 Ford F-150 is poised to once again be a dominant force on the truck market. Critics praise the F-150 for its powerful available engines and its handling, which they say is more agile than most other trucks’.”

Shop at the dealership that has won 15 President’s Awards from Ford
for delivering the strongest and highest levels of customer satisfaction.

Whether you’re looking for a new F-150 or a pre-owned Raptor, visit our Ford dealership near Alexandria today to experience quality customer service while finding your perfect pickup!

Learn More and Test-Drive the 2017 F-150 at Waldorf Ford today!

Tips for Driving in Winter Weather

It’s January, which means snow, sleet, and ice in our area, are pretty much a given. With temperatures forecasted to drop this weekend, and the expected snow and sleet entering our area this weekend, we thought it might be useful to share some tips for driving in winter weather!

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  • Accelerate and decelerate slowly. Be sure that you gradually ease into the gas or break when the roads are slick, to avoid spin-outs.
  • Drive slowly. Even if the roads aren’t terrible, black ice paired with speed can be a recipe for disaster. Be sure to slow down and take your time when the temperature is below freezing.
  • Increase your spacing between yourself and the vehicle in front of you. Allow for plenty of stopping room, in the event that your car begins to slide.
  • Test your brakes before you get out on the roadway. Come to a few harsh stops in your driveway, before you venture out, to test the road conditions and your brakes with the slippery roads.
  • If you can avoid it, don’t come to a complete stop. If you can safely coast through an intersection without having to come to a stop, or to make a turn, you’re likely to keep traction longer than if you stop completely.
  • Slow and steady wins the race. When faced with a hill, don’t hit the gas too fast and try to gain too much speed. Take your time, drive slowly and steadily until you reach the top of the hill.
  • If you can avoid it, stay inside. Allow road crews to treat the roadways before you get behind the wheel.

Driving in winter weather can be frightening, especially if you don’t do it very often. Take these tips along for the ride, and stay safe, if you can’t stay off the roads.

Contact us today to set up an appointment with our Service Department, to ensure your car is ready for the quickly approaching winter weather!