Tips for Memorial Day Travel

Memorial Day Weekend is just around the corner, and many folks will be setting out to kick off the summer for the long weekend.

If you’ve traveled on this holiday in the past, you know that planning is key to a seamless, relaxing trip, and we’ve got just the list to keep you organized this year!

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  • Stay Connected – Download the latest travel apps for your phone before you hit the road—Spotify is a great channel for music, Waze will help with traffic, and Citymapper will be your best-bet for navigation!
  • Travel Late or Early – Instead of sitting in a huge mess of traffic this year, leave in the middle of the night, or early in the morning to avoid traffic jams—you’ll get to where you’re going much faster, and your passengers will thank you… especially if you have kids!
  • Pack Wisely – Make sure to bring temperature-appropriate clothing, shoes, and coats, especially if you’re heading north or to the mountains!
  • Have Your Car Serviced – Make sure that all of your fluid levels are topped off, your brakes, lights work properly, and that your car is up to date on all routine maintenance including oil changes and tires. Contact our Service Department to set up an appointment to have your car prepared for your road trip!
  • Have Travel Documents on Hand – Be sure to carry your Insurance Card, Roadside Assistance information, and any other vital information, in case of emergency.
  • Make All Stops at Once – If you have children, it might be challenging trying to travel with the constant stopping for bathroom breaks, food, and drinks, but, if you stop in a place where you can use the restroom, grab a sandwich and a bottle of water, all in one place, you’re guaranteed to save time instead of loading and unloading everyone into and out of the car at each place.

 

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Top 3 Reasons to Test-Drive the 2018 Ford F-150 Diesel

1. Its Best In-Class Tow and Payload Ratings Overshadow Its Competitors

The 2018 Ford F-150 Diesel delivers the highest level of in-class tow and payload ratings. It provides 375 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of torque, which is the best compared to its competitors. The new Ford F-150 Diesel’s aluminum alloy also reduces its weight and increases its payload, which achieves a best-in-class rating. Come in today to take a test drive and experience the 2018 Ford F-150 Diesel’s power for yourself as well as to test its unparalleled torque.

If you’re in Alexandria, MD, Clinton, MD or Annapolis, MD come in to Waldorf Ford today and test-drive the 2018 Ford F-150 Diesel to experience its towing power.

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2. Its Auto Start-Stop Technology Saves Gas

Auto Start-Stop Technology comes equipped on the 2018 Ford F-150 Diesel. This system involves shutting off the engine when you come to a stop and restarting the engine after you release the brake. Auto Start-Stop is also designed with smart technology that allows it to deactivate itself when not necessary, like when the new Ford F-150 Diesel is using its towing power to haul a trailer or when your truck is in 4-wheel drive. This innovative system allows the 2018 Ford F-150 Diesel to achieve better fuel economy.

3. Its Pro Trailer Backup Assist Makes Backing Up a Trailer Easy

The new Ford F-150 Diesel offers class-exclusive Pro Trailer Backup Assist. This technology assists both veteran drivers and novice drivers while they are backing up a trailer. This system allows the driver to turn a knob in whichever direction you need the trailer to move, allowing for more control while in reverse.

Tow like a pro. Visit Waldorf Ford in Southern Maryland today to test-drive the 2018 Ford F-150 Diesel today.

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Get Your Ford in Tip-Top Shape this Spring

We’re nearing the beginning of Spring, and soon spring cleaning will be on everyone’s minds.

But spring cleaning isn’t only for your home or office.

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Take the time this year to make sure you properly clean your car, and get it looking it’s best for spring and summer, with these few tips:

  • Organize the glove box, and consoles. Sort through all of the paperwork in your glove box, and remove old insurance cards, vehicle registrations, and any other objects that you no longer need to cart around every day. Create a folder for your current vehicle registration and insurance card, and neatly place the important documents back inside of your glove box, to ensure that everything is there and easy to find when you need it!
  • Clean the windows—inside and out.  Wintertime driving can be pretty trying on the exterior of your car. Clean the windows extra, both inside and outside, with a clean towel, to ensure your visibility is never compromised.
  • Remove clutter from your trunk. Sort through all of the clutter in your trunk, and take out anything you might not need this summer (snow brushes, ice melt, gloves, etc.) and store them away for next year. While your trunk is clean, verify that your spare tire is in perfect, working order, just in case!
  • Scrub the exterior.  Winter time can leave salt and road grime all over the exterior of your vehicle. Be sure to scrub off the salt, especially on the lower half of your vehicle, and make sure your paint stays looking brand new!

If you’re in need of service for your vehicle, to ensure it’s running its best before you venture out for your spring and adventures, contact our Service Department, today!

Top Reasons to Test Drive the 2018 Ford EcoSport at Waldorf Ford

Not many people can say they own the debut model of a brand-new vehicle making its first appearance in the U.S. That’s what makes the all-new 2018 Ford EcoSport unique. While the new EcoSport has been transporting drivers throughout South America since 2003, this year marks the first time the subcompact crossover arrives in the United States.

Ideal for young drivers and city-dwellers, the 2018 EcoSport is the smallest SUV produced by Ford Motor Company. While the new EcoSport is smaller than other Ford SUVs, it is agile enough to get around the city and offers enough interior space for comfortable road trips.

Starting under $20,000 and priced less than rivals like the Toyota CH-R, Subaru Crosstrek and the Chevy Trax, the 2018 EcoSport near Annapolis and Clinton, MD will soon be available for lease or purchase at Waldorf Ford near Alexandria, VA.

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Enough Power To Get Up And Go

The all-new 2018 Ford EcoSport comes in 4 trims and gives drivers 2 engine options. Choose from the standard 123-horsepower 1.0L 3-cylinder turbo and an available 167-horsepower 2.0L 4-cylinder with 4WD and a sport-tuned suspension. The base engine offers enough power to get around town and accelerates quickly enough to pass other drivers on the highways. For those wanting a bit more punch, the 4-cylinder option is also available.

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Small SUV. Big Interior Space

The 5-seat EcoSport offers subcompact SUV drivers a load of storage and cargo space. With a lot of space behind the second row, drivers will have plenty of room to store luggage, grocery bags or golf clubs. If more room is needed, drivers can simply fold down the 60/40 rear seat.

In the cabin itself, drivers and passengers will find plenty of nooks and crannies to store drinks, laptops, notebooks and smartphones in addition to its door pockets, center console and cooled glovebox.

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Loads of Tech

The highlight of the 2018 EcoSport’s interior is its 8-inch, high-resolution touchscreen — the largest among all other subcompact crossovers. Drivers or a front seat passenger can also take advantage of state-of-the-art tech features like Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, Bluetooth®, HD and satellite radio.

Test drive the 2018 Ford EcoSport at Waldorf Ford today. We proudly serve drivers in Annapolis and Clinton, MD and Alexandria, VA.

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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.

 

3 Reasons to Drive The 2017 Fiesta at Waldorf Ford

Top 3 Reason to Test-Drive The 2017 Fiesta at Waldorf Ford

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Looking for an economical car that doesn’t skimp on style and technology? Meet the 2017 Fiesta subcompact at Waldorf Ford serving Alexandria, VA. The new Fiesta has everything from fuel-efficient performance to the latest entertainment and safety technologies.

1. The Fiesta Is Stylish

Don’t be limited to just one option. The 2017 Fiesta near Clinton comes in 2 body styles – sedan and hatchback – and it has 4 trim levels – S, SE, Titanium and ST. You can also customize your new Fiesta with available 16-inch Sparkle-Silver painted aluminum wheels, a rear spoiler, leather-trimmed seats and more.

2. The Fiesta Is Economical

The new Fiesta makes driving more affordable. Starting at only $13,660, the 2017 Fiesta has one of the lowest MSRPs in its class, and the savings don’t stop there. The Fiesta’s available 1.0L 3-cylinder engine gets up to 41 MPG on the highways of Southern Maryland.

3. The Fiesta Is Smart

The new Fiesta at Waldorf Ford near Annapolis keeps you connected, entertained and safe. Its available SYNC®3 infotainment system includes a 6.5-inch touchscreen, smartphone connectivity, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio and much more. The 2017 Fiesta also offers an impressive roster of available safety features, such as a Backup Camera, Blind Spot Monitor, Lane Departure Warning and more.

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Drivers in Alexandria, Annapolis and Clinton can test-drive the 2017 Ford Fiesta subcompact at Waldorf Ford. Visit our dealership in Southern Maryland today.

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Top 3 Reasons To Get a 2017 Fusion at Waldorf Ford

If you’re looking for a mid-size sedan that will turn heads, then check out the 2017 Fusion at Waldorf Ford near Clinton. It has upscale available options, such as leather seats, 19-inch aluminum wheels, a heated steering wheel and more.

The new Fusion’s beauty is more than skin deep. It also delivers cutting-edge convenience technologies, impressive performance and advanced safety features.

1. The New Fusion Has High-End Technology

While other sedans have technology features that are difficult to use, the 2017 Fusion near Alexandria makes staying connected on the road simple. Its available SYNC®3 infotainment system easily links to your smartphone so you can stream music, make hands-free calls and much more.

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2. The New Fusion Is Fun-To-Drive & Fuel Efficient

Test-drive the 2017 Fusion at Waldorf Ford and experience the punch you feel when your foot meets the throttle. The Fusion’s 2.5L Duratec® 4-cylinder engine delivers lively performance and offers up to 32 MPG on Southern Maryland’s highways. The new Fusion also has 3 other available engines –the 2.0L 4-cylinder, the 1.5L 4-cylinder and the 2.7L V6.

 3. The 2017 Fusion Helps Keep You Safe

The 2017 Fusion protects you with its smart safety systems and available technologies, such as Front Crash Prevention, Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert and a backup camera. That’s why the 2017 Fusion is an IIHS Top Safety Pick+.

Waldorf Ford in Southern Maryland serves drivers in the Clinton, Alexandria and Annapolis areas. Visit today and take the 2017 Ford Fusion sedan for a test drive.

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