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!

The Top 3 Reasons To Test-Drive The 2018 Ford Explorer

Thinking about buying or leasing a new SUV? If you live in Alexandria, Clinton, Annapolis or the surrounding areas, read our top 3 reasons why you should choose the 2018 Ford Explorer from Waldorf Ford!

Then, visit us today and test-drive the new Ford Explorer in your preferred trim to experience everything it has to offer!

1.  Powerful & Efficient

The 2018 Ford Explorer comes equipped with a best-in-class 365 horsepower V6 giving you enough power to tow up to 5,000lbs, when properly equipped.

Plus, with features like Curve Control and Hill Descent Control, you can take on the road with added confidence.  You can also rely on AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™ to keep you steady when you tow your favorite weekend toys.

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2. Spacious Premium Interior

Take everyone along and then some!  Now your whole family can enjoy the adventure in complete comfort with seating for up to 7 passengers and 21 cu. ft. of cargo space.

Need extra room? The second row of seats features a 60/40 split-fold-flat bench and the third row has a 50/50 split folding seat gives you easy access to the back.

Plus, when properly situated, the new Explorer gives you up to 81.7 cu. ft. of cargo space.

3. Stay Safe & Connected

Stay connected wherever you go with the tech you need to make your drive smarter while keeping you focused on the road ahead. The 2018 Explorer’s available Sync® 3 system features voice command options and helpful navigation to make getting to your destination a breeze. You can also access all your favorite tunes and listen through the available Sony® Premium Audio system.

Plus, the new Ford Explorer comes equipped with the latest in safety technology like a 180-degree camera, Lane-Keeping System, and more, so you and your passengers can arrive safely to your destination.

Bonus Reason: Get Your 2018 Explorer For Less At Waldorf Ford

If you need another reason to drive the 2018 Ford Explorer, here it is: Waldorf Ford has it for less!

Schedule your test drive today to lock in your special pricing, then visit us to start saving on our lineup of new Ford Explorers!

We proudly serve drivers from Alexandria, Clinton, Annapolis or the surrounding areas!

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Top 3 Reasons To Test-Drive The 2018 Escape At Waldorf Ford

There’s only one compact SUV that’s built for adventure, commutes and everything in between. The 2018 Ford Escape from Waldorf Ford does it all, and you can get it in 4 remarkable trims in Southern Maryland.

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1. Escape Is Powerful & Fuel Efficient

Choose between 3 innovative engines in the new Ford Escape. Its standard 2.5L 4-cylinder engine delivers an optimal balance of fuel efficiency and power for the average driver. However, if you need to tow a boat, camper or other heavy object, the available 245-horsepower 2.0L EcoBoost® engine may be right for you. Pair it with the Class II Trailer Tow Package to get a max towing capacity of 3,500 pounds. If a gas-sipping engine is more your speed, opt for the available 1.5L turbo EcoBoost, which offers an EPA-estimated 30 MPG on the highways of Southern Maryland.

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2. Escape Has Cutting-Edge Technology

You’re always just a simple voice command away from your friends in the new 2018 Ford Escape. Equipped with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™, voice-recognition and available SYNC® 3 infotainment with touchscreen display, you can make hands-free calls, stream music, access mobile apps and much more.

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3. Escape Is Filled With Smart Safety Features

The new Escape features the latest in cutting-edge safety technology. Available Lane Keeping System, Blind Spot Information System and Forward Collision Warning help you avoid impending accidents while on the road by alerting you or by taking active measures to prevent or minimize danger. Meanwhile, its standard backup camera makes backing out of your driveway or parking spot easier than ever before!

Visit Waldorf Ford in Southern Maryland to test-drive the 2018 Escape compact SUV. Waldorf Ford serves drivers in the Lexington Park, Lexington Park and Alexandria areas.

It’s Not Too Late to Set One More New Year’s Resolution

The clock might have already struck midnight on New Year’s Eve, and almost everyone has a plan in place to improve their life, whether with fitness, organization, or even managing finances. But what about bettering your automobile? It’s not too late to set a resolution to keep your vehicle at it’s best this 2018.

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Your vehicle is most likely one of your most valued and relied on possessions, so, why not take every measure to ensure you’re keeping it in tip-top shape throughout the year?

Here are a few ideas for New Year’s Resolutions, specifically for your automobile:

  • Keep up with your routine maintenance. Your vehicle’s routine maintenance is one of the easiest things to overlook—whether it’s not having the time to have maintenance addressed, or the money. Although it’s easy to neglect, it’s also one of the most important aspects of your vehicle’s longevity and can help you save money and time, in the long run. Schedule an appointment with our Service Department to have your routine maintenance addressed. 
  • Keep your vehicle’s interior and exterior clean. Although it’s tough to maintain the cleanliness of your vehicle, especially in the colder months, you may feel better if you do. Having a clean vehicle may help reduce stress, especially if your vehicle tends to get cluttered easily.
  • Keep up with your neglected maintenance. Have a rattling noise that’s been driving you crazy for a while, but haven’t had it looked at yet? Bring your car in for Service, and let our experts help you pin-point the problem, before it becomes a bigger problem.
  • Schedule regular check-ups. Just like your physical health, it’s important to keep tabs on your vehicle’s health. Schedule regular appointments to have your car checked, to ensure everything is in working order.

 

3 Reasons Why You Should Test-Drive The 2018 F-150 At Waldorf Ford

If you’re looking for a full-size truck that’s rugged, dependable and capable, you don’t need to look any further than the new Ford F-150. Drivers in Annapolis, Alexandria and Clinton can experience the 2018 Ford F-150 at Waldorf Ford in Southern Maryland in 7 trim levels including the luxurious King Ranch® and high-performance Raptor.

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Ultra-Capable Performance

The new F-150 is always up for the challenge, no matter how grueling it may be. Its 5-engine lineup features everything from fuel-efficient options to asphalt-burning powertrains. The Raptor’s 3.5L twin-turbo EcoBoost® V6 engine, which delivers 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque, generates all the performance you need to beat track records or tame the wilderness. Meanwhile, the 2018 F-150’s all-new standard 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 engine delivers a perfect balance of power, capability and fuel efficiency. When it’s properly equipped, the new Ford F-150 also produces a best-in-class towing (13,200 pounds) and payload (3,270 pounds).

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The F-150 Paves the Way in Innovation

There’s a reason the F-Series has been the U.S.A.’s best-selling vehicle for the past 35 years. It’s because Ford continues to pioneer new innovations, such as the class-exclusive available Remote Tailgate Release and Pro Trailer Backup Assist™. Meanwhile, its available SYNC® 3 infotainment display revolutionizes driving by allowing you to use voice commands to make hands-free calls, stream music, access available navigation and much more.

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Cutting-Edge Safety Features

You like to look after your truck. That’s why you should get a pickup that returns the favor. The new Ford F-150 offers a wide array of available safety technologies such as Blind Spot Information System, Pre-Collision Assist, Lane-Keeping System and more. It also comes standard with a rearview camera, SOS Post-Crash Alert System® and Curve Control.

See why more drivers in Clinton, Annapolis and Alexandria are choosing the 2018 Ford F-150 at Waldorf Ford. Visit us to test-drive the new F-150 full-size pickup truck today.

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