Tips for a Seamless Thanksgiving Road Trip

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, along with the busiest travel holiday of the year!

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.

Visit us online to schedule your appointment with our Service Department, to ensure your vehicle is up-to-par for your Thanksgiving travel. Buckle up, and enjoy the ride!

Vehicle Spotlight: Ford Explorer

The Ford Explorer has been one of the most popular mid-sized SUV’s in America, since 1991. 15 years later, it’s still turning heads, and we understand why completely.

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The 2017 Ford Explorer is one of the leading mid-sized SUV’s in America, and anyone that owns one can tell you why.

The 2017 Ford Explorer comes standard with a 3.5L V-6 290hp engine, 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, a telescoping steering wheel, an emergency communication system, remote key-less entry, side seat mounted airbags, safety canopy system curtain, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd row overhead airbag, passenger knee airbag, airbag occupancy sensor, 18″ aluminum wheels, cruise control, driveline traction control, AdvanceTrac w/Roll Stability Control electronic stability.

7 passengers fit comfortably in the Ford Explorer, with split-bench 3rd row seating, and with 5 trim styles available, you’re sure to find the vehicle that you love.

With an estimated 24 MPG on the highway, and 17 in the city, the 2017 Ford Explorer is not only sleek and practical, but it’s fuel efficient.

Stop in to Waldorf Ford, and try your new Ford Explorer on for size.

The 2017 Ford Mustang: Your Dream Awaits You

The Ford Mustang has been around for 51 years, with the first Mustang produced in 1965. Since then, generations of Ford lovers have come to cherish the sporty car, at car shows, with collector’s editions, and with memorabilia.

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Here at Waldorf Ford, we love the Mustang, and we’re sure that you’ll fall in love, if you haven’t already. With models that acquire 31 highway miles per gallon, and 22 in the city—the 2017 Ford Mustang is nothing short of spectacular.

You’ll have the option to purchase your new Mustang with a 6-speed select shift manual transmission and a 2.3L EcoBoost Engine, or a 6-speed automatic transmission and a 5.0L V8 Ti-VCT engine, your ride will never be boring. We have a wide variety of colors and trims to choose from, as well as both convertible and hard-top models to choose from.

If you’ve had your eye on a Mustang for a while, but weren’t quite sure whether or not the Mustang lifestyle is for you, we have the perfect way to help you decide.

On Saturday, September 10, Waldorf Ford will be hosting the Southern Maryland Mustang Club Show. Stop in, mingle, check out the beautiful cars on display and decide for yourself. We’re sure you won’t regret your decision, that is, if you choose to buy one.

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

Vehicle Spotlight: Ford Escape

The 2017 Ford Escape is one of our favorite vehicles of all-time, and it’s been turning heads left and right, recently.

With the new, sleek and sporty style, and 21 city MPG and 29 highway MPG, the crossover is one of our top selling vehicles, and we completely understand why.

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There are three trim styles available; the Ford Escape S, Ford Escape SE, and the Ford Escape Titanium. All three of the models include 6-Speed SelectShift, power windows and door locks, a storage bin under the floor, touch controls on the steering wheel, and flat-fold rear seats. In addition, a 6-speaker AM/FM radio with a CD player, MP3 and auxiliary input, as well as a communication and entertainment system are included on the Ford Escape.

All models are standard equipped with front and rear anti-lock brakes, AdvanceTrac with roll stability control, and a rear-view camera. Advanced safety technologies include adaptive cruise control, a lane keeping system, and enhanced active park assist.

The Base S Trim comes with a 2.5L, 4-Cylinder Engine with 168hp that gets an EPA estimated 22 MPG in the City and 31 MPG on the Highway. The SE and Titanium come standard with a 180hp 1.5-Liter EcoBoost engine, with an optional 245hp 2.0L EcoBoost I-4 engine available instead.

The two EcoBoost equipped Escapes come with Auto Start-Stop Technology which will help fuel consumption and vehicle emissions during city driving. The S Trim can only be purchased as a two-wheel drive but the other two models give you the option of four-wheel drive.

Also available is SYNC Connect, which allows you to start, lock, unlock and locate your vehicle from virtually anywhere using your smartphone.

Check out what your trade is worth, and then stop in and test drive one for yourself—you won’t regret it!

 

Get Your Student Driving in Style for the 2016-2017 School Year at Waldorf Ford

It’s the end of July, which means only about a month left until school starts in the Southern Maryland area.

 

Parents of high school and college students are not only preparing to buy all of the clothes, shoes, and school supplies to get your kids off to a great start, but what about a new car to keep them driving safely to and from class?

Waldorf Ford is the go-to destination for back-to-school vehicles for the 2016-2017 school year. With a wide variety of Ford models, you’re sure to find your student’s new car, for a great price!

The Ford Fiesta, Ford Focus, and Ford Fusion make wonderful first cars. From the unbeatable fuel efficiency to the unmatched drivability, you’ll find a car that makes both you, and your pocket-book happy!

The Ford Fiesta is an attractive sedan, that is a treat to drive in itself. With 28 city miles and 36 mpg highway, how could you go wrong?

Slightly larger, the Ford Focus is also an awesome pick for a first-time buyer. With the newly re-designed style, 27 city miles and 40 mpg highway, you’re sure to love this car. Buyers have the option to choose between three designs, with options of including 15, 16, 17, and 18 inch wheels.

The Ford Fusion is one of America’s favorite cars. The redesigned look of the Ford Fusion makes it a sleek, clean and beautiful choice for a first car. With optional technology such as a rearview camera, satellite radio, all-wheel drive, active park assist, blind-spot monitoring, heated and cooled seats, heated steering wheel, a navigation system and the amazing lane keeping system, your student is sure to love their new car.

If you’re looking for something a little more spacious, why not try the Ford Escape? This beautiful small SUV is the solution to your problem if you’re looking for something larger but that won’t break the bank in fuel efficiency.

So, what are you waiting for? Your student’s dream car is just a click, call, or visit away!

Treat Yourself to a 2016 Ford Focus at Waldorf Ford

The 2016 Ford Focus earned a Consumers Digest Best Buy recommendation, come to Waldorf Ford and find out exactly why! With prices starting at just $12,995, Waldorf Ford is the place to be to when comes to buying a 2016 Ford Focus in Washington area. Available in three different models; the S, the SE, and the Titanium. The Focus has a variety of features across that selection of models, there is a Focus out there that will meet the needs of you and your family.

Fuel economy is still one of the big hot button issues when it comes to buying a car. The SE gets you 27 MPG city and 40 MPG highway, the S gets 26 MPG city and 36 MPG highway, while the Titanium gets you 26 MPG city and 38 MPG highway. Whichever model you pick gets you where you need to go at a level of fuel efficiency that is financially sound. The Focus has a few different engine options, depending on what you need out of your car; the regular unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122, the intercooled turbo regular unleaded I-3 1.0 L/61, and the intercooled turbo regular unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122.

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What is on the the outside is another reason why the Ford Focus is the car to buy in 2016. A beautiful look, from interior features such as the leather-trimmed seats and the telescoping steering column that leads up to a gorgeous leather-wrapped steering wheel to the sleek exterior that is guaranteed to turn heads as your cruise down the street in your new 2016 Focus.

The 2016 Titanium comes standard with a rear view camera, which transmits an image to your MyFord Touch 8-inch screen when your Focus starts to back up. If your mirrors happen to not catch something while you’re backing up, the rear view camera should be able to. Avoid the hassle and legal issues of using your phone while you’re drive with the available voice-activated SYNC technology. This technology keeps you connected with hands-free calling and music search.

The Focus has a number of crash-avoidance technology features that work to keep you safe, such as our lane-keeping system and our reverse sensing system, while the ultra high-strength boron steel-reinforced safety cage construction, driver’s knee airbag, standard front seat-mounted side airbags, and the Safety Canopy side-curtain airbags are there to protect you.

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Active park assist is available as well for the Focus Titanium, using ultrasonic sensor to help you parallel park. The Titanium can not only scan for available spots, but it can also parallel parks itself, needing the driver only to shift, accelerate, and brake. So come to Waldorf Ford and find out why the 2016 Focus was one of the 48 vehicles, across 13 classes, to earn that Consumers Digest Best Buy. We have some of the best deals on Focuses in all of the D.C. area!

About Waldorf Ford and Dodge:

Located in Waldorf, MD, Waldorf Ford and Dodge is committed to bringing a wide selection of used and new vehicles to car buyers of the Washington area. With a dedicated, caring staff and competitive prices, they have become one of the premier dealerships in the entirety of the D.C. area.

Get into the New at Waldorf Ford

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It’s a new year and it’s time to get into a new ride at Waldorf Ford.  The time is now to experience America’s Best-Selling brand and it’s more affordable than ever.  Choose a 2015 Ford Focus or a 2016 Ford Fusion or Escape and receive 0% APR for 60 months PLUS $2,000 trade-assistance cash.  All that on top of our already low prices and incentives.

The 2015 Focus comes in seven fuel efficient models, all with a long list of award-winning features and options.  The base S Sedan has a starting MSRP of $17,170 and features a 2.0L Ti-VCT direct-injection I-4 engine with Flex Fuel Capable, cloth front bucket seats with 6-way manual driver’s seat, AdvanceTrac® electronic stability control, Safety Canopy® side-curtain airbags (first and second row) and 15-inch steel wheels with wheel covers.  When you advance through trim levels the options become greater like SYNC® with MyFord Touch®, cruise control, Sony® Audio system with 10 speakers including subwoofer, heated front seats, Intelligent Access with push-button start and much more. The options also come with a higher price-tag, making the Titanium Sedan and Hatch $23,170 and $23,670, respectively.  The ST model boasts a 2.0L high-Output EcoBoost® engine and 6-speed manual transmission and has a starting MSRP of $24,370 and the Electric model, with its 107 kW electric motor and 23 kWh liquid-cooled, lithium-ion battery, comes in at $29,170

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The 2016 Ford Fusion is a thoughtfully designed four-door sedan with a distinctive silhouette and an array of smart technologies.  Five engine options make each fusion unique.  There’s the standard 2.5L i-VCT I-4 engine or the available 1.5L or 2.0L EcoBoost® engine.  The Fusion Hybrid has a 2.0L I-4 Atkinson-cycle powertrain, coupled with electronically controlled continuously variable transmission (eCVT) and electric motor, while the Fusion Energi Plug-In Hybrid has a 2.0L I-4 Atkinson-cycle engine with a state-of-the-art, 7.6 kWh lithium-ion battery.  Eight trim levels include the S, SE, Hybrid S, Hybrid SE, Titanium, Hybrid Titanium, Fusion Energi SE, and Fusion Energi Titanium. Starting MSRP ranges from $22,110 to $35,730.  Awesome features include a standard rear-view camera, SYNC® with MyFord and SYNC® with MyFord Touch®, available Active Park Assist, available Lane-Keeping System, available BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System)* with Cross-Traffic Alert, and much more.

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The 2016 Ford Escape has it all; it is a revolutionary feat in the name of compact SUVs. A 168-horsepower, 2.5L Duratec® engine comes standard with the choice of two EcoBoost engines.  There are three different trim levels to choose from.  The S has a 2.5L I-4 engine, cloth-trimmed front bucket seats, a rear view camera with 4.2-inch screen, SYNC, and 17″ Steel Sparkle Silver-Painted Wheel Covers.  The SE model has all the standard options of the S, but with a 1.6L EcoBoost® Engine and options such as the Class II Trailer Tow Package, SYNC® 3, 18″ Bright PVD/Chrome Aluminum Wheels, and power liftgate.  The starting MSRP of the S and SE are $23,100 and $25,300, respectively.  The Titanium trim has the optional 2.0L EcoBoost® I-4 Engine, Power panoramic Vista Roof®, 19″ Luster Nickel-Painted Aluminum Wheels, and Voice-activated Navigation System.  It comes standard with full leather-trimmed heated front bucket seats and a Hands-Free, Foot-Activated Liftgate.  The starting MSRP of the Titanium trim is $29,505

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Stop by Waldorf Ford today to test drive a Focus, Fusion or Escape. We have the largest inventory, at lowest prices and offer superior customer service!

2440 Crain Hwy Waldorf, MD 20601

(888) 709-3528

http://www.waldorfford.com