Vehicle Spotlight: 2017 Ford SuperDuty

The 2017 Ford SuperDuty is the perfect truck for hard working men and women that are just looking to get the job done, and it’s one of our favorite vehicles here at Waldorf Ford.

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With 430lbs-ft of torque, a V-8 engine, and 385 horsepower, the 2017 SuperDuty is perfect for any trailer you want to tow or load you want to haul. The 6.2-liter engine and rear-wheel drive makes driving a treat, no matter what condition the road is in. The lightweight aluminum body helps to keep fuel mileage low, while still performing where it needs to be.

The 2017 Ford SuperDuty comes with a 3 year, 36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty, 5 year, 60,000-mile power-train warranty and roadside assistance. With coverage like that, how could you go wrong?

With multiple trim styles available both with 2 doors and 4-doors, this truck is perfect for a single person, or for a family of four, and contains all of the same features you love in Ford Trucks.

So what are you waiting for? Contact us today to learn more about the 2017 Ford SuperDuty. We’re sure you’ll love it!

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.

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.

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.

 

Saturday, October 25th is #PinkDay at Waldorf Ford!

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Join us Saturday, October 25th, 2014 for #Pink Day at Waldorf Ford!  

If you visit us during business hours and wear pink you will receive a FREE GIFT!  

Plus every vehicle purchased during this time we will donate $50 to the Johns Hopkins Cancer Research Center!  

Join Waldorf Ford, Saturday, October 25th, 2014 for #PinkDay to show support & help raise awareness and funds for Breast Cancer Issues. 

Here are some photos from last year’s #PinkDay at Waldorf Ford

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Waldorf Ford is located at 2440 Crain Highway

in Waldorf, Maryland 20601

Call 310-843-2400 or visit us online at http://www.waldorfford.com

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.

 

New Ford F-150 – First Truck to Offer Tougher, Brighter, More Efficient LED Headlamps  

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  • Segment-first LED headlamps available for all-new Ford F-150 will last more than five times longer than conventional bulbs
  • Use of LED technology in F-150 headlamps picks up on lighting trends in smartphones, tablet computers and TVs
  • Ford engineers subject LED headlamps to extreme heat and saltwater baths, and pummel with rocks, rock salt and ice to prove lamp toughness

WALDORF, MD, 2014 – When the assignment is to reinvent the Ford F-150 while maintaining its heritage of being Built Ford Tough, even the headlamps matter. Until now, headlamps often needed to be replaced long before the end of a vehicle’s life. For the all-new 2015 Ford F-150, Ford wanted extremely durable headlamps. The Ford team found the answer in a lighting technology called lightemitting diodes, or LEDs.

No other light-duty pickup truck on the road today has LED headlamps. LED lamps use 63 percent less energy than the halogen bulbs seen in competitor trucks, and the light quality and aesthetics of the technology are superior. Most important, the LED headlamps in the new F-150 are more durable than conventional lights, and are made to last more than five times longer.

“Ford fires stones at this headlamp, expose it to extreme sun, soak it in saltwater, shoot rocks, rock salt and ice – it’s very tough to crack,” said Greg Basiliko, General Manager of Waldorf Ford.

LED is the fastest-growing segment in lighting technology, according to trade magazine LED Inside. Applications include smartphones, tablets, computers, TVs, luxury sedans, industrial, commercial and outdoor lighting. Even supermarkets incorporate LED lighting to make produce look fresher. What sets F-150 LED technology apart is how the headlamps are made, and how different they are from what the industry has traditionally used. To develop this cutting-edge headlamp technology, Ford leveraged the expertise of its longtime lighting developers OSRAM and Flex-N-Gate.

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With the LED lighting system available for the new F-150, Ford lighting experts had more freedom with the lamp design, because LEDs are smaller than typical headlamps and are easier to package.

The new Ford F-150 LED headlamp unit uses semiconductor chips to control the light. The technology helps make LED lights more durable and therefore longer-lasting.

Ford designers created a unique lens for the F-150 LED headlamp with special machines that carve out 16 precision optical surfaces and 80 facets on the lens face to spread the light evenly.

The innovative design magnifies the light, allowing Ford to better illuminate the road for the new F-150 driver using just a single LED per lamp.

The crowning touch for the lighting on the all-new F-150 is another first for the auto industry. Ford designers outlined the LED headlamp with a thin LED tube to create a signature appearance for the new truck that can be spotted from great distances at night.

“Remember the craze in the 1980s with truck light bars?” said Greg Basiliko. “It looks so cool. I’m telling you, this LED light tube is going to be the next big thing. Our new F-150 owners will be longing for dusk every day, just to show off their trucks in dramatic lighting.”

For more information visit Waldorf Ford at 2440 Crain Highway in Waldorf, MD 20601.  We can also be reached at 301-843-2400 or online at http://www.waldorfford.com.