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.

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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

Guest Blogger Keith Wright: Aaron’s Hope Visit

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Editor’s Note: Welcome our guest blogger Keith Wright! He is a Sales Consultant here at the Waldorf Ford , located in Waldorf, Maryland. Although Dr. Keith Wright has been with us for only a year he is a great resource for all your vehicle buying needs because of his experience in education, performance, and research. Originally from Dayton, Ohio where his family still resides, Dr. Wright is not only a student of the Automotive business but he has multiple degrees in music from the University of Cincinnati and a doctorate from the University of Kansas. Currently he is a faculty member at the College of Southern Maryland. There you can see him perform in the CSM’s Latin Ensemble, Ritmo Cache and in the Afro-Cuban Ensemble, Ban Caribe (He is a Flutist). Dr. Wright stays busy with music, software such as Labview, an in Architecture. As you will see in his blog, Keith shows true dedication and heart in everything he does and incorporates the humanities, education, and music into his daily work.

Keith also prides himself on providing his customers with the Best Sales Experience. When asked what his personal philosophy about working with customers he states “I treat customers with the same level of professional service as I expect if I were purchasing a vehicle.” He also states that he has learned a lot about resilience in the automotive industry and that “Tough times don’t last. Tough people do.” So if you are looking for a vehicle at Waldorf Ford Dr. Keith Wright is the (W)right Guy for your Automotive needs. 

 

Aaron’s Hope Visit

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In this picture General Sales Manager Allan Levi and Students from Aaron’s Hope. 

On Thursday, June 5th Waldorf Ford had a scheduled visit from Aaron’s Hope.

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Finance Manager Marsha Johns greets the visitors! 

Aaron’s Hope, Inc. (AHI) is a 501-c3 non-profit organization that provides a 365 day-year round academic and vocational program to prepare its target population for gainful employment within the workforce.

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Internet Manager Kaitlyn Campbell and Finance Sales Manager Tyeshia Lashana Jones

Residential support is provided within a community setting for people with autism and to encourage greater levels of independence by helping each resident maximize his/her highest potential.

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Internet Sales Consultant Jazmin Walker visits with the students.

The students attend Stethem Alternative High School in Charles County.

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CEO, Adraine McCann organized the visit.

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The visit represents Waldorf Ford dedication to excellence and promoting inclusiveness to all individuals in the community.

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This provided an opportunity to meet and greet key Waldorf Ford personnel, explain their role and our processing of customers, tour the facility, and see our large inventory of vehicles.

Waldorf Ford is located at 2440 Crain Highway in Waldorf, MD 20659. We can also be reached at 301-843-2400 or online at 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.

 New LED Headlamps on the 2015 Ford F-150

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.

THE WAIT IS ALMOST OVER! DEALER ORDER BANKS NOW OPEN FOR ALL-NEW 2015 FORD MUSTANG

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MAY 20, 2014 (DEARBORN, MICH.)  Ford dealers can now begin placing orders for 2015 Mustang fastback

2015 Mustang fastback includes many new standard features such as fully independent suspension, push-button start, next-generation SYNC® AppLink™ and a choice of three powerful engines

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All-new Mustang EcoBoost® and Mustang GT available with 50 Years Appearance Package
For Ford Mustang fans everywhere, today they are one big step closer to experiencing the next generation as Ford has begun accepting dealer orders for the 2015 fastback.

Ever since the world got its first look at the all-new 2015 Mustang nearly six months ago, the anticipation has been palpable. Ford engineers have been racking up millions of testing miles, refining each system to make sure everything is just right before the first Mustangs reach customers later this year.

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The All-New Ford Mustang GT

“From the six cities around the globe where we revealed the all-new Mustang, to auto shows to the recent 50-year celebration events, we’ve received an amazing response from people when they finally see the new model,” said Steve Ling, Ford car marketing manager. “This car is all-new with enhanced sophistication and craftsmanship, but it still exudes the essence of Mustang that’s been honed throughout its history.”

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Customers can choose from three available powerplants for the 2015 Mustang, each of which can be paired with an upgraded six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters:

* All-new 2.3-liter EcoBoost®, producing more than 305 horsepower and 300 lb.-ft. of torque and with projected class-leading fuel efficiency
* Upgraded 5.0-liter V8, generating more than 420 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque
* Upgraded 3.7-liter V6, producing more than 300 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft. of torque

In addition to a sleek new design and dramatically improved cabin, each 2015 Mustang adds an array of new standard features:

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* Fully independent front and rear suspension for improved driving dynamics and ride quality
* Eight airbags including front, knee and side-impact protection for driver and front passenger
* Individual tire pressure monitor readouts for each wheel
* Rear view camera system
* High-intensity discharge headlamps with signature lighting
* Illuminated, locking glove box
* Leather-wrapped steering wheel with manual tilt and telescope adjustment
* Intelligent access, enabling the driver to enter without touching the key fob
* Push-button start
* SYNC® connectivity system with next-generation AppLink™ to control smartphone apps with simple voice commands; 4.2-inch color display and two USB ports

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The ample standard equipment list can be further augmented with the availability of advanced technology features such as:

* Eight-inch, high-resolution touch-screen display and navigation
* Blind Spot Information System with cross-traffic alert upgraded with Doppler-effect radar sensors to provide both improved sensitivity at longer distances and better resistance to false alerts
* Adaptive cruise control and collision warning for the first time
* Track Apps provide a variety of on-track performance measurements for drivers
* Selectable drive modes feature lets the driver quickly adjust steering, throttle response, shift control and stability control settings by toggling between normal, snow-wet, sport and track modes
* Mustang GT easy to use electronic line lock and a launch control system that manages engine speed and brakes, giving drivers maximum and consistent acceleration at the track

Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition

A 50 Years appearance package is available for Mustang EcoBoost Premium and Mustang GT Premium models. The appearance package includes a chrome-accented grille, round 50 Years rear badge, 19×8.5-inch alloy wheels with 255/40R19 all-season tires, anniversary floor mats and unique seat and door-trim stitching.

The 2015 Ford Mustang fastback with 3.7-liter V6 starts at just $24,425 including destination and delivery charges in the United States. Mustang will be available from Ford dealers in North America this fall.

Visit Waldorf Ford 2440 Crain Highway, Waldorf, MD 20601 or call us at 301-843-2400 or visit us online at http://www.waldorfford.com.