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!

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!

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!

Vehicle Spotlight: 2017 Ford SuperDuty

The 2017 Ford SuperDuty is the perfect truck for hard working men and women that are just looking to get the job done, and it’s one of our favorite vehicles here at Waldorf Ford.

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With 430lbs-ft of torque, a V-8 engine, and 385 horsepower, the 2017 SuperDuty is perfect for any trailer you want to tow or load you want to haul. The 6.2-liter engine and rear-wheel drive makes driving a treat, no matter what condition the road is in. The lightweight aluminum body helps to keep fuel mileage low, while still performing where it needs to be.

The 2017 Ford SuperDuty comes with a 3 year, 36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty, 5 year, 60,000-mile power-train warranty and roadside assistance. With coverage like that, how could you go wrong?

With multiple trim styles available both with 2 doors and 4-doors, this truck is perfect for a single person, or for a family of four, and contains all of the same features you love in Ford Trucks.

So what are you waiting for? Contact us today to learn more about the 2017 Ford SuperDuty. We’re sure you’ll love it!

Football Tailgating Hacks for your Ford F-150

Pre-season football is already in full swing, and the regular season will be starting in just a couple of short weeks.

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

The Brand New 2015 F-150 Driving Experience

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Leading up to the 2015 Ford F-150 Drive the Future of Tough Event at Waldorf Ford on Friday, November 7th , 2015 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM one of our Sales Managers had the opportunity to test drive and experience the Brand New 2015 Ford F-150 in Las Vegas, Nevada for the Annual Ford Dealer Meeting.

Look below to see exclusive photos of the Brand New 2015 Ford F-150 and read our Sales Manager Thomas’s experience!

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I had the opportunity to sit behind the wheel of a 2015 F-150 King Ranch earlier this month.

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Loaded with cameras and LED lights to enhance my overall experience, the new F-150 was everything I expected it to be and more!

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Its ride was smooth and quiet.  Coming in at 700 lbs lighter than the previous F-150’s, I expect to be able to tow/haul more than I ever have and I will be surprised if my fuel economy does not improve drastically.

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The F-150 has been America’s best-selling truck for 37 years but it feels like Ford is just getting started!

Waldorf Ford also looks forward to seeing everyone at Waldorf Ford’s 2015 F-150 Consumer Tour on Friday, November 7th 2014 from 5:30PM to 8:30PM.  Register now because slots will fill up quick! www.f150drive.com/waldorfford

Waldorf Ford is located at 2440 Crain Highway in Waldorf, MD 20601.  Visit us online at www.waldorfford.com or call 301-843-2400 for more information!

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.