3 Reasons Why You Should Test-Drive The 2018 F-150 At Waldorf Ford

If you’re looking for a full-size truck that’s rugged, dependable and capable, you don’t need to look any further than the new Ford F-150. Drivers in Annapolis, Alexandria and Clinton can experience the 2018 Ford F-150 at Waldorf Ford in Southern Maryland in 7 trim levels including the luxurious King Ranch® and high-performance Raptor.

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Ultra-Capable Performance

The new F-150 is always up for the challenge, no matter how grueling it may be. Its 5-engine lineup features everything from fuel-efficient options to asphalt-burning powertrains. The Raptor’s 3.5L twin-turbo EcoBoost® V6 engine, which delivers 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque, generates all the performance you need to beat track records or tame the wilderness. Meanwhile, the 2018 F-150’s all-new standard 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 engine delivers a perfect balance of power, capability and fuel efficiency. When it’s properly equipped, the new Ford F-150 also produces a best-in-class towing (13,200 pounds) and payload (3,270 pounds).

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The F-150 Paves the Way in Innovation

There’s a reason the F-Series has been the U.S.A.’s best-selling vehicle for the past 35 years. It’s because Ford continues to pioneer new innovations, such as the class-exclusive available Remote Tailgate Release and Pro Trailer Backup Assist™. Meanwhile, its available SYNC® 3 infotainment display revolutionizes driving by allowing you to use voice commands to make hands-free calls, stream music, access available navigation and much more.

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Cutting-Edge Safety Features

You like to look after your truck. That’s why you should get a pickup that returns the favor. The new Ford F-150 offers a wide array of available safety technologies such as Blind Spot Information System, Pre-Collision Assist, Lane-Keeping System and more. It also comes standard with a rearview camera, SOS Post-Crash Alert System® and Curve Control.

See why more drivers in Clinton, Annapolis and Alexandria are choosing the 2018 Ford F-150 at Waldorf Ford. Visit us to test-drive the new F-150 full-size pickup truck today.

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100 Years of Ford Trucks

The Ford truck has been one of America’s favorites, and best-selling pickup trucks for the last 40 consecutive years. But, did you know, it’s been around for 100 years?

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July 27, 2017 marked 100 years of production of Ford Trucks, dating back to the first Ford Model TT in 1917. The Ford Model TT was created due to the demand for a vehicle that could haul heavy loads, and provide greater utility for work and deliveries, according to a Press Release from Ford Motor Company. The Ford Model TT was priced at $600, back then, and 209 were sold in that year.

Fast forward to today, the Ford F-150 is America’s top-selling pickup trucks, is the official truck of the National Football League, and is a well-renowned favorite among businesses and retail customers, alike.

To view our inventory of Ford Trucks, visit us online, or contact us to schedule your test-drive.

 

Ford Truck Month at Waldorf Ford

Although Ford Trucks are already our top-selling vehicles here at Waldorf Ford, Ford Truck Month adds to the excitement!

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With a massive inventory containing hundreds of Ford Trucks, Waldorf Ford is your go-to destination for your next truck, whether it’s for work or for play.

Whether you’re in the market, or are thinking of purchasing a new truck in the next few months, now is a great time to buy. Through April 30, take advantage of our Liquidation Sale. With brand-new trucks starting as low as $16,990, you’ll love your new truck, and the price that comes with it!

If it’s a pre-owned truck that you’re seeking, we’ve got plenty of options for that, as well! View our Pre-Owned Inventory, and take advantage of the savings you’ll receive, just for purchasing pre-owned.

So, what are you waiting for? Take advantage of our lowest prices of the season! Contact us today to learn more!

Football Tailgating Hacks for your Ford F-150

There is nothing better than going to a Washington Redskins game with your family and friends, enjoying the atmosphere, the smell of hamburgers and hot dogs cooking, and the all-around good time you have, even before the game starts.

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We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite tailgating tips that you are sure to love, and you can put them to great use in your brand new Ford F-150 this year!

  • Keep a toolbox in the back of your truck, stocked full of cooking utensils, silverware, trash bags, condiments and other essentials that are easy to forget when rushing to the game. Having these items available to you without having to pack them each time will save you a ton of time.
  • Cut up and prepare all of your fixings beforehand—shape your burger patties and refrigerate between wax paper sheets, cut up all lettuce, tomato and onions so that they’re ready to go before you head to the game. Pack all of your perishable items into a cooler with plenty of ice, and load it into your F-150.
  • Throw a large plastic bin into the back of your F-150 to bring back used dishes and trash that may not have made it to a garbage can. Fill an old laundry detergent jug with water to use as a hand sanitizing station.
  • Keep a metal bucket in the back of your F-150 to throw potentially hot grilling ashes into, rather than leaving them in the grill or on-site.
  • Buy an inexpensive set of plastic drawers and keep them in the back of your truck. Keep the drawers stocked full of essentials like cooking spray, aluminum foil, plastic cups or utensils, and paper plates.

Keeping all of these items in the back of your F-150 might not seem ideal, but, with a cover on the bed of your truck, you’ll hardly even know they are there. Visit us online to discover bedcovers and liners to get your F-150 ready for football season

Fourth of July Sales Event

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Waldorf Ford wants to invite you to celebrate our great nation this Fourth of July with some of the best selling Ford brands across America. We are offering bargains such as 0% for 72 months plus the $1,000 Smart Bonus plus the $1,000 military/first responders bonus. Take the Ford F-series for example, which has been the leader of American trucks for decades and you can count on us to be one of the top Ford dealerships in Maryland to purchase the F-150 for work or home.

For almost 40 years, the Ford F-Series has been the king of American trucks and Ford customers know why. Not only is the Ford F-Series the best selling truck across America but Waldorf Ford is the best Ford dealership in Maryland to grab that 2016 F-150 that fits the needs of you and your entire family.

With front and rear shocks that are gas-pressurized and brakes that feature power 4-wheel anti-lock vented discs, the F-150 keeps the driver in control. These features assists you in going anywhere behind the wheel of your 2016 F-150, as offroading will be an absolute breeze. Summer is your time to get away and the F-150 allows you to go anywhere you want.

We are also thrilled to announce that the 2017 Escape has arrived. Escape this Fourth of July season in your new 2017 Escape. With two new powertrains available, the Escape has a new engine design. The Escape SE and Escape Titanium are equipped with a new 180-horsepower 1.5-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder.

You are also able to purchase your 2017 Ford Escape with an optional 2.0L twin-scroll turbocharged EcoBoost four-cylinder that grants the Escape 245 horsepower. These different engine options have six-speed automatic transmissions and paddle-shifters that are available in the SE and Titanium models.

So come visit your favorite Ford dealership in Maryland, Waldorf Ford, at 2440 Crain Hwy Waldorf, MD 20601 to take part in the Fourth of July fun. You can also give us a call at (888) 709-3528 to ask about what festivities we have planned for the Fourth of July!

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From Acid Baths to Power Hop Hill, 10 Ways Ford Torture-Tested the 2015 F-150

 

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  • Ford to increase durability testing to 10 million cumulative miles for 2015 F-150

 

  • Extensive testing proves this all-new F-150 lives up to Built Ford Tough standards

 

  • Ford went to new extremes – from  mountaintops to frozen lakes – to put the truck through its paces

 

WALDORF FORD, MD, 2014 – The all-new 2015 Ford F-150 has already scaled the highest points of the Continental Divide and experienced the most extreme weather conditions as Ford has set out to engineer its toughest truck yet.

 

Before the first 2015 F-150 rolls off the assembly line, it will have been subjected to 10 million miles of combined real-world and simulated durability testing.

 

“We wanted to build the toughest, most capable F-150, while making it as much as 700 pounds lighter,” said Greg Basiliko, General Manager of Waldorf Ford. “We challenged the team to torture the truck harder than any F-150 before it.”

 

The new F-150 towed trailers over mountain passes in temperatures above 120 degrees, withstood frame-punishing terrain on an off-road course and conquered a frozen lake at minus 40 degrees. It endured high-humidity chambers, salt vats and riverbeds. The F-150 towed heavy loads up grueling, steep roads. Robots slammed its doors and tailgates, and dropped heavy objects onto the bed of the truck. It persevered through twisting and shaking from multiple directions.

 

Some Ford tests are so extreme that a five-day period equals 10 years or 150,000 miles of abuse by the roughest customers. Greg Basiliko is quick to remind customers that the extreme tests Ford runs are conducted in controlled settings. “I discourage anyone from trying to create their own top 10 list,” he said. “Leave the testing to us.”

 

The all-new F-150 has been through hundreds of torture tests. Here are the 10 toughest:

 

  1. Seven-channel input: Ford built a special torture rack that violently twists and shakes the truck seven ways – simultaneously – for five days, simulating the equivalent of 225,000 miles. This testing isn’t random. After running a fully instrumented truck through durability courses, engineers recorded the forces the road surface put on various vehicle components. Those forces are replicated in seven channels – four up and down, two side to side and one lengthwise down the center. The frame and body are stressed to see how well the truck performs in situations that might bend the frame.

  1. Silver Creek: The famous Silver Creek durability course in Romeo, Mich., combines two extremely rough roads. One section of the route has 15 distinct types of chuckholes, while the other is made from broken pieces of concrete. Test drivers beg off this route after one pass because the pounding and speed is so intense. Imagine hitting a crater-sized pothole every five feet for miles – going 20 mph. With this road surface, 500 miles is equal to 20,000 miles on the country’s roughest roads.
  1. Power Hop Hill:This washboard Ford test track in Romeo was created to replicate a steep, off-road dirt trail in the Hualapai Mountains of northwest Arizona. The severe 11 percent grade – steeper than the final section of most ski jump ramps – stresses engine and transmission components when the wheels lose contact and then return to the surface.

  1. Drum drop: Ford engineers dropped 55-gallon drums into the bed of the truck on an angle, making sure all of the force came down on the sharp rim of the drum. Engineers in Dearborn, Mich., then measure the impact and make adjustments until the cargo box floor is suitably tough.
  1. Corrosion bath: The 2015 F-150 is the first high-volume vehicle with a high-strength steel frame, and body panels made of high-strength, aluminum alloy – the same material used to make armor-plated tanks and navy warships. An advantage aluminum has over steel is that it doesn’t produce red rust. So Ford had to go beyond the usual tests that include driving vehicles through countless salt baths and soaking them in high-humidity chambers. The company developed a modified corrosion test using an acidified spray to be more aggressive on the high-strength, aluminum alloy. After simulating 10 years of exposure, the aluminum material showed virtually no signs of degradation.
  1. Davis Dam: Run a half-marathon at Olympic-sprinter speed while carrying a 600-pound duffel bag in 120-degree temperatures. Then do it 250 more times. That’s the Davis Dam durability route that stretches from just outside Bullhead City, Ariz., to the top of Union Pass. The F-150 climbed for 13 miles at posted speeds (varying from 35 mph to 65 mph) while pulling maximum trailer loads and running the air conditioning full blast in the heat of an Arizona summer.
  1. Stone Peck Alley: There’s a special place in Romeo where paint jobs come to prove their mettle while testers work to protect the metal. To test paint for the all-new F-150, engineers drove the truck 150 miles over gravel roads, then another 150 miles over pellets of extremely jagged scrap iron that is first passed through a blast furnace. Oversized tires spray the stones and scrap iron at every surface of the truck.
  1. Engine thermal shock: F-150 engines are first placed in a special cell and hooked to equipment, called a dynamometer, which simulates pulling a heavy trailer at full throttle up a steep grade.  Next, thermal shock testing takes engines from the coldest polar vortex to extreme heat in just seconds. The engine coolant and oil are quick-cooled to minus 20 degrees in as little as 20 seconds, then the engine runs at maximum powerwhile coolant and oil temperatures stabilize, first at 230 degrees and then at 270 degrees, before being chilled again. This process is run 350 times over more than 400 hours to prove the durability of the engine block, seals, gaskets, cylinder heads and liners.
  1. Rock and stop: Serious off-roaders navigate difficult terrain using the same drive/reverse/drive technique many drivers use to get unstuck from snow. Ford performs 500 aggressive starts on a stand specially designed to torture rear axles. The stand creates impacts at nearly 2,000 lb.-ft. of torque. This is more torque than the truck is capable of making – 130 percent more and then some – just to be certain the rear axle and all of its parts can withstand the abuse.

  1. Twist ditch: F-150 customers need to trust their trucks in off-road terrain. The twist ditch is a set of parallel dirt mounds built to create a situation in which one front wheel hangs in the air while the opposing rear wheel leaves the ground repeatedly. Only two small patches of rubber are left to make contact with a slippery surface and maintain traction. These ditches can put incredible stress on the truck’s body and frame.

Waldorf Ford is located at 2440 Crain Highway in Waldorf Maryland.  We can also be reached at 301-843-2400 or online at http://www.waldorfford.com.

 

New Ford F-150 – First Truck to Offer Tougher, Brighter, More Efficient LED Headlamps  

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  • Segment-first LED headlamps available for all-new Ford F-150 will last more than five times longer than conventional bulbs
  • Use of LED technology in F-150 headlamps picks up on lighting trends in smartphones, tablet computers and TVs
  • Ford engineers subject LED headlamps to extreme heat and saltwater baths, and pummel with rocks, rock salt and ice to prove lamp toughness

WALDORF, MD, 2014 – When the assignment is to reinvent the Ford F-150 while maintaining its heritage of being Built Ford Tough, even the headlamps matter. Until now, headlamps often needed to be replaced long before the end of a vehicle’s life. For the all-new 2015 Ford F-150, Ford wanted extremely durable headlamps. The Ford team found the answer in a lighting technology called lightemitting diodes, or LEDs.

No other light-duty pickup truck on the road today has LED headlamps. LED lamps use 63 percent less energy than the halogen bulbs seen in competitor trucks, and the light quality and aesthetics of the technology are superior. Most important, the LED headlamps in the new F-150 are more durable than conventional lights, and are made to last more than five times longer.

“Ford fires stones at this headlamp, expose it to extreme sun, soak it in saltwater, shoot rocks, rock salt and ice – it’s very tough to crack,” said Greg Basiliko, General Manager of Waldorf Ford.

LED is the fastest-growing segment in lighting technology, according to trade magazine LED Inside. Applications include smartphones, tablets, computers, TVs, luxury sedans, industrial, commercial and outdoor lighting. Even supermarkets incorporate LED lighting to make produce look fresher. What sets F-150 LED technology apart is how the headlamps are made, and how different they are from what the industry has traditionally used. To develop this cutting-edge headlamp technology, Ford leveraged the expertise of its longtime lighting developers OSRAM and Flex-N-Gate.

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With the LED lighting system available for the new F-150, Ford lighting experts had more freedom with the lamp design, because LEDs are smaller than typical headlamps and are easier to package.

The new Ford F-150 LED headlamp unit uses semiconductor chips to control the light. The technology helps make LED lights more durable and therefore longer-lasting.

Ford designers created a unique lens for the F-150 LED headlamp with special machines that carve out 16 precision optical surfaces and 80 facets on the lens face to spread the light evenly.

The innovative design magnifies the light, allowing Ford to better illuminate the road for the new F-150 driver using just a single LED per lamp.

The crowning touch for the lighting on the all-new F-150 is another first for the auto industry. Ford designers outlined the LED headlamp with a thin LED tube to create a signature appearance for the new truck that can be spotted from great distances at night.

“Remember the craze in the 1980s with truck light bars?” said Greg Basiliko. “It looks so cool. I’m telling you, this LED light tube is going to be the next big thing. Our new F-150 owners will be longing for dusk every day, just to show off their trucks in dramatic lighting.”

For more information visit Waldorf Ford at 2440 Crain Highway in Waldorf, MD 20601.  We can also be reached at 301-843-2400 or online at http://www.waldorfford.com.