Top 3 Reasons to Test Drive the 2017 Explorer | Waldorf Ford

Top 3 Reasons To Test-Drive The 2017 Explorer

If you are looking for an SUV that is capable, tech-savvy and stylish, consider the 2017 Explorer at Waldorf Ford in Southern Maryland.

1. The 2017 Explorer Has The Capability To Keep Up With Your Active Lifestyle

The new Explorer has 3 engine options – the standard 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 engine, the available fuel-efficient 2.3L EcoBoost i-4 engine and the available 365-horsepower 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine.

2. The Explorer Is Filled With Cutting-Edge Technology

Now it’s easier than ever to stay connected to your social world. The 2017 Explorer’s available SYNC®3 voice-activated technology allows you to access your favorite mobile apps, stream music and make hands-free calls.

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The New Explorer Has More Personality Than Other SUVs

The 2017 Ford Explorer’s 5 trim levels give you many interior and exterior options to choose from. The new Explorer near Alexandra offers a sleeker design and a more sophisticated look than its main competitors – the Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia, Honda Pilot and Jeep Grand Cherokee.

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Learn More and Test-Drive the 2017 Explorer

Prepare Your Vehicle for Memorial Day Travel at Waldorf Ford

Memorial Day is just around the corner, and as many of us prepare for a 3-day weekend, millions of families will hit the road on the first mini summer vacation of the year.

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Needless to say, your vehicle should be in tip-top shape, before you hit the road.

Schedule an appointment with our Service Department, before you set out on your journey. Whether it’s an oil change and tire rotation that you need, or, you just want to have our technicians double check that everything is in proper working order, we’ve got you covered.

If it’s a replacement part that you’re in search of for your vehicle, contact our Parts Department. Our experts are standing by, waiting to find the perfect part to make your vehicle as good as new.

So, contact us today, and make sure that you’re putting your family in the safest vehicle possible, before you set out on your mini vacation.

Give Your Graduate The Gift of a Lifetime

Whether it’s a high school or college graduation that you’ll be celebrating this year with your graduate, it’s a milestone, nonetheless. 

Show your graduate how proud you are of them, with the gift of a lifetime—a car!

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Waldorf Ford has plenty of options to get your graduate moving this summer, no matter their style. And being able to choose the vehicle that’s safest for your student, will give you peace of mind, as a parent!

Our New Car Department has plenty of options available, including the 2017 Ford Fiesta, 2017 Ford Focus, 2017 Ford Fusion, and the 2017 Ford Escape.

If a new car is a little out of reach, Waldorf Ford Pre-Owned Center has a wide variety of makes and models, perfect for every taste.

If you have something specific in mind, visit us online to give us the details of what you’re looking for, and we’ll do our best to find the vehicle of your choice, with our CarFinder tool.

Graduation is an awesome milestone, and we can’t wait to help you celebrate! Visit us online, or contact us today to find the vehicle of your student’s dreams!

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!

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!

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!

Our Favorite Holiday Recipes

Christmas is only 9 days away! Many families have traditional dishes that they prepare for the holidays, and between the shopping, wrapping, and decorating, it’s tough to find time to find new recipes to bring into your traditions.

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This year, we have you covered! We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite recipes, to give you some ideas!

  • Peppermint Brittle
    • Ingredients:
      • 2 Pounds of White Chocolate
      • 30 Small Peppermint Candy Canes
    • Directions:
      • Line a large jellyroll pan with heavy-duty foil.
      • Place white chocolate in microwave-safe bowl. Heat in microwave on medium setting for 5-6 minutes. Stir occasionally, until chocolate is melted and smooth.
      • Place candy canes in a plastic bag, or between two pieces of waxed paper. Using a mallet or rolling pin, break the candy canes into small chunks. Stir peppermint into melted white chocolate. Spread evenly in pan, chill until set (about 1 hour). Break into pieces by slamming pan onto counter.
  • Christmas Brunch Casserole
    • Ingredients:
      • 1 Pound of Bacon
      • 2 Onions, Chopped
      • 2 Cups of Fresh, Sliced Mushrooms
      • 1 Tablespoon of Butter
      • 4 Cups of Frozen Hash Brown Potatoes, thawed
      • 1 Teaspoon of Salt
      • ¼ Teaspoon Garlic Salt
      • ½ Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
      • 4 Eggs
      • 1 ½ Cups Milk
      • 1 Pinch Dried Parsley
    • Directions:
      • 1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
        Directions:
      • Place bacon in a large skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain and set aside. Add the mushrooms and onion to the skillet; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent and the mushrooms are tender, about 5 minutes.
      • Grease a 9×13-inch casserole dish with the tablespoon of butter. Place potatoes in bottom of prepared dish. Sprinkle with salt, garlic salt, and pepper. Top with crumbled bacon, then add the onions and mushrooms.
      • In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs with the milk and parsley. Pour the beaten eggs over the casserole and top with grated cheese. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
      • Preheat Oven to 400 Degrees
      • Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour or until set
  • Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes
    •  Ingredients:
      • 4 Russet Potatoes, Sliced into ¼ Inch Slices
      • 1 Onion, Sliced into Rings
      • Salt and Pepper to Taste
      • 3 Tablespoons Butter
      • 3 Tablespoons all-purpose Flour
      • ½ Teaspoon of Salt
      • 2 Cups Milk
      • 1 ½ Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
    • Directions:
      • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Butter a 1-quart casserole dish.
      • Layer 1/2 of the potatoes into bottom of the prepared casserole dish. Top with the onion slices, and add the remaining potatoes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
      • In a medium-size saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Mix in the flour and salt, and stir constantly with a whisk for one minute. Stir in milk. Cook until mixture has thickened. Stir in cheese all at once, and continue stirring until melted, about 30 to 60 seconds. Pour cheese over the potatoes, and cover the dish with aluminum foil.
      • Bake 1 1/2 hours in the preheated oven.
  • Green Beans with Almonds
    • Ingredients:
      • 2 Pounds Fresh Green Beans, Washed and Trimmed
      • 2 Slices of Bacon
      • ¼ Cup Sliced Almonds
    • Directions:
      • Remove both ends of beans, break in half, and wash thoroughly.
      • Place in a large pot and add water 3 to 4 inches from the top. Add bacon and cook until tender.
      • Remove bacon from cooking water and discard. Remove beans and place in a large bowl, add almonds and toss. Serve Hot.

We hope you enjoy these recipes—share a photo of your finished product with us.

Happy Holidays from your friends at Waldorf Ford!