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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Our Favorite Close-By Travel Destinations

School is out, and the weather is heating up. If you’re thinking of venturing out in the coming weeks for a mini vacation, we’ve compiled a list of a few destinations, well within reach, that you might love to explore with your family.

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All within three hours of driving distance, Southern Maryland is perfectly situated to give you the best of both worlds—whether you’re craving mountains, the ocean, or even history!

  • Ocean City, Maryland – Over 10 miles of sand, waves and salt, this destination is sure to please everyone in your family. With activities like golf, shopping, fine dining, and one of the nation’s best boardwalks, you will have the time of your life. Just a few short hours from Waldorf.
  • Rehoboth Beach, Delaware – If you’re looking for more of a low-key weekend, take a trip to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. You have numerous outlet stores to choose from, along with several fine-dining options, perfect for you and your special someone to escape from everyday life. Just a few short hours from Waldorf.
  • Assateague Island, Maryland – If adventure and gorgeous scenery are on your priority list for your next trip, Assateague Island is the perfect getaway. A small island located at the most-southern portion of the Eastern Shore, Assateague Island is just a few short hours from Waldorf, and comes complete with wild ponies running on the beach.
  • Deep Creek Lake, Maryland – Known mostly for its wintertime ski resorts, Deep Creek Lake, Maryland has numerous outdoor activities to choose from including water skiing, tubing, kayaking, and jet skiing. This is the perfect destination for your family, and only a few short hours from Waldorf.
  • Williamsburg, Virginia – Whether you’re in it for the thrill rides or water rides at two of the best amusement parks around, or you’re looking to learn about the historic side of Williamsburg, Virginia, this destination is sure to top your list. Located just a couple of hours from Waldorf, Williamsburg, VA is a great destination for family-fun.

So, hop into your Ford, or Pre-Owned Vehicle, and set out on an adventure. After all, you’ve been waiting all winter long to set out on a journey, and now you have the perfect opportunity to do so.

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 2018 Ford Fiesta, 2018 Ford Focus, 2018 Ford Fusion, and the 2018 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!

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!

It’s Back! Cash For Clunkers in Waldorf, MD

“Waldorf Ford Used Car Center is grateful for all the community support we’ve received over the years. We could ship these vehicles off to auction, but I’d rather give back to the community and pass the savings on to our customers. I can assure you, if you want to get a great deal on the vehicle of your dreams, you won’t want to miss this event.” – Allen Levi, General Sales Manager of Waldorf Ford Used Car Center

From Thursday to next Monday, Waldorf Ford is bringing back the Cash For Clunkers sales event from 2009. Originally slated to help boost our economy, Mr. Levi has brought back this once in a lifetime deal to help boost your wallet! Utilize this opportunity to grab the car you’ve always wanted with a down payment that you can afford. We are the only location on the entire east coast that is bringing you this phenomenal event, but it won’t last long!

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He has stated, however, that this will be the final time he brings back the $3,500 Cash For Clunkers sale. So if you missed this jaw-dropping deal the first time around, then run over to Waldorf Ford and take advantage of this bargain. No matter the what the weather might be, we will be open and ready for business during this unbelievable event! We are fully committed to bringing you the best deal in almost ten years, rain, snow, or shine!

Bring in your old trucks, cars, and SUVs and trade them in for a new fuel efficient vehicle and a guaranteed $3,500 trade allowance. Buy a 2012 Nissan Altima for only $299 per month. Grab a 2013 Honda Accord for a mere $299 per month. Get yourself a 2010 Chrysler 300 for just $139 per month. These are just a few of the fantastic deals that you’ll be getting during our five days Cash For Clunkers event. We have a plethora of trade-ins, lease turn-ins, specially purchased vehicles, and company cars. Makes and models including Honda, Jeep, Chrysler, Ford, Chevrolet, Mercedes-Benz, Cadillac, GMC, Nissan, Hyundai, Saturn, Toyota and more will all be available for purchase.

At Waldorf Ford, we believe in helping those who need help back on their feet. That is why special financing and extended terms will be available for appropriate customers during this month. Special lenders will also be on site at our dealership, working to provide funding for those who need it. We will accept your vehicle whether it has been paid off or not. This doesn’t eliminate your debt, but you could get a car with better fuel economy if you want to save some money. Levi added, “The program that stimulated the economy in the summer of 2009, giving consumers a once in a lifetime opportunity to trade up from their old, worn down vehicles and get into a newer, more dependable means of transportation is back.”

This is surely the biggest event of the entire year, but it only lasts five days. That means you should hurry over to Waldorf Ford and trade in your clunker today! We are limiting customers to one trade-in, so make it count and snag $3,500 back on a new car, truck, or SUV. These sweet deals are ending Monday, so don’t waste time!

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.

 

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WALDORF FORD IS LOCATED AT 2440 CRAIN HIGHWAY IN WALDORF, MARYLAND 20601.  WE CAN ALSO BE REACHED AT 301-843-2400 OR ONLINE AT HTTP://WWW.WALDORFFORD.COM.