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!

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.

 

2014 FALL SOUTHERN MARYLAND MUSTANG CLUB CAR & TRUCK SHOW

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FOR MORE INFO CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE SOUTHERN MARYLAND MUSTANG CLUB’S WEBSITE!

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CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTOS FROM LAST YEAR’S SHOW! 

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. 

TAKE THE WHEEL WITH FORD: WALDORF FORD AND LOCAL COMMUNITY TO RAISE AS MUCH AS $6,000 FOR MT. HARMONY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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TAKE THE WHEEL WITH FORD:  WALDORF FORD AND LOCAL COMMUNITY TO RAISE AS MUCH AS $6,000 FOR MT. HARMONY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

-Exciting test-drive fundraising event will generate much-needed money for the enhancement of technology within the school, helping support the local community.

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WALDORF, MARYLAND – Ford Motor Company and its dealers have launched a new program called Drive 4 UR Community, which is designed to help raise much needed funding for local community groups and nonprofit organizations. Drive 4 UR Community is very similar in concept to Ford’s successful Drive 4 UR School initiative, which has raised more than $20 million for local schools since its inception in 2007.

Waldorf Ford is bringing Ford Motor Company’s Drive 4 UR Community program to the Owings, Maryland community in an effort to raise up to $6,000 for Mt. Harmony Elementary PTA. For every person who takes the wheel and test-drives a new Ford vehicle at MOUNT HARMONY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 900 WEST MOUNT HARMONY ROAD, OWINGS, MD 20763 on Saturday, September 6th, 2014, WALDORF FORD and Ford Motor Company will donate $20 to MT. HARMONY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL’S PTA the funds will go toward the enhancement of technology within the school. 

“We know funding for community programs is hard to come by, and we want to do our part to help make sure these programs remain available,” said Greg Basiliko, General Manager at Waldorf Ford. “We’re excited to raise money for Mt. Harmony Elementary Schools PTA.”

The event, which will be held from 10 AM to 2 PM, will feature many vehicles from Ford’s impressive line-up. “Whether you are looking to test out our fuel efficiency vehicles, like the Fusion or Focus, or are more interested in an electric vehicle, like the C-MAX, we will be able to put you behind the wheel of your favorite Ford vehicle,” said Greg Basiliko. Dealership staff on site will be able to assist with all Ford vehicles and provide additional information about each vehicle available for test-drive.

To participate in this exciting event and get behind the wheel of your favorite Ford vehicle, please visit 900 West Mount Harmony Road, Owings, MD 20768 between 10 AM and 2 PM on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH, 2014.

Participants must be 18 or older and have a valid driver’s license. There is a limit of one test-drive per household.  All test-drive will last approximately 7-10 minutes.

For more information visit http://www.waldorfford.com

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.