Waldorf Ford Gets #HAPPY!

In honor of International Day of Happiness Waldorf Ford decided to celebrate the #happyday with their version of #HAPPY!

To see how HAPPY we are visit Waldorf Ford at 2440 Crain Highway, Waldorf, MD 20601.  Call us at 301-843-2400 or visit us online at http://www.waldorfford.com!

 

Waldorf Ford was presented with their 8th Triple Crown Award; Customers are the real winners.

Waldorf Ford was presented with their 5th Triple Crown Award

(Waldorf, MD)  Today, Ford Motor Company awarded Waldorf Ford with the prestigious Triple Crown Award.  This is the 8th year that Waldorf Ford has won this award.

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The Triple Crown Award recognizes dealerships that have won the President’s Award and the One Hundred Club Award, but who also ranked high enough to be included in the Ford Customer Service Premier Club.  Ford Motor Company also presented The One Hundred Club Award for 2013, which recognizes dealerships that are in the top 100 in Ford sales for the nation.

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Waldorf Ford is one of only 23 dealerships in the country to win the 2013 Triple Crown Award.  Waldorf Ford is among only 5 select dealerships in the United States to earn the Triple Crown Award for 8 consecutive years.

 “It is quite an accomplishment for a dealership to receive the One Hundred Club Award, but to receive that and take care of the customer well enough to receive the President’s Award as well is exceptional”, stated Ford Motor Company.

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“It means a lot to be recognized with the President’s Award for the 13th time,” said Greg Basiliko, General Manager, Waldorf Ford.  “We earned this award only because of the hard work of all of our employees and their united attention to the best possible service to our customers.  The real thanks for this award needs to go to our customers who have placed their confidence in us.”

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The President’s Award is reserved for Ford dealerships that have made a commitment to deliver exceptional sales and service experiences to their customers.  Ford Motor Company’s President’s Award is reserved for the best of the best – approximately 200 out of the nearly 4,000 dealerships receive this award.

“Our motto is, Dedicated to Excellence, whether it is during or after the sale, our priority is taking care of our customers,” said Basiliko. “We take customer satisfaction seriously and we work hard every day to make sure our customers are taken care of.”

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Waldorf Ford is located on Route 301 North in Waldorf, MD and online at http://www.waldorfford.com or call 888-284-1463.

Ready to Make the Switch?

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In 2014 Ford kicked off The Switch Sales Event!  This event showcases customers who switched to Ford products from compettive vehicles such as the Toyota Camry to the Ford Fusion, the GMC Sierra to the F-150, Honda Civic to the Ford Focus,  and the Honda Pilot to the Ford Escape.

Watch these commercials with customers telling their stories that they are so happy that they switched to Ford!

Kevin switched from a GMC Sierra to the Ford F-150 XLT, and his buddy John approves.

Jason wanted an exciting car, so he switched from an Acura TSX to the Ford Focus ST.

Brandon comes from a Honda family, but after owning an Accord he switched to the Ford Fusion Titanium.

Also check out these photos of some of our very own customers making The Switch too!

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

Polar Vortex at Waldorf Ford and how to properly remove snow from your car

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As you can see Waldorf Ford is battling this historic Polar Vortex in the Washington, DC Region and we remain OPEN FOR BUSINESS!!

How do you ask? Well, first off our General Sales Manager Allan Levi  has been hard at work cleaning off all the snow and ice off of our New Ford Inventory!  He wanted to make sure that our BRAND NEW vehicles were safe to drive and prepared for the roads.  We’ve also attached a few more helpful tips from AAA on how to care for your car and safely remove snow and ice from your car.

Please stay safe and warm!

If you have any questions please contact Waldorf Ford located at 2440 Crain Highway in Waldorf, MD 20601 or call 888-284-1463 for more helpful tips.

You’re Invited to a Plug-In Hybrid Clinic and Drive!

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Watch as Wadorf Ford Sales Consultant Mr. Hall talks about this event

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You’re Invited to a Plug-In Hybrid Clinic and Drive!

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We are inviting our customers, friends, family and the community to this special Ford Fusion Energi and Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in Hybrid Clinic and Test drive that we’re having at Waldorf Ford on October 22nd, 2013! The purpose of this clinic is to allow our customers to learn more about plug-in hybrid vehicles. You’ll be able to ask questions of product specialists and to drive our Energi products versus a Toyota Prius Plug-in.

Test drive the Ford C-MAX Energi or Fusion Energi versus a Prius Plug-in
 Learn how to save gas and time driving a Ford Fusion Energi or C-MAX Energi
 Enjoy life in the HOV lane
 Ask Ford product experts about how a plug-in hybrid works and see if it’s the right vehicle for you
 Experience what it’s like to drive in 100% electric mode
 Learn how you can charge at home using either a standard 120-volt or available 240-volt outlet
 Find out how you can achieve up to 620 miles driving range using both gas and electric mode

Also you have the opportunity to Enter to Win a C-Max Energi 2-year Lease!  No purchase necessary to win!

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Join us on October, 22nd from Noon to 8pm 

at Waldorf Ford

Located on 2440 Crain Hwy

 in Waldorf, MD 20601

1-301-843-2400

Waldorf Ford & Dodge Employees Race for a Cure

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The Waldorf Ford and Dodge Organization has always been an active member in the Southern Maryland Community and as October Marks National Breast Cancer Awareness Month we also encourage our friends, family, and employees to serve.  This past weekend employees from Waldorf Ford & Dodge’s Internet Department; Kaitlyn Campbell, Amanda Duran, and Amanda Brady decided to show their support and help raise awareness and funds for Breast Cancer issues.   They participated in the 4th Annual Calvert Memorial Hospital 5K Run/Walk that was held on Saturday, October 5th, 2013. 

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Runners Kaitlyn Campbell and Amanda Duran from Waldorf Ford & Dodge’s Internet Department

They made great strides during this event! Not only were Kaitlyn, Amanda, and Amanda racing to find a cure they had a great time!  The funds that were raised during this event went to benefit the Sheldon E. Goldberg Center for Breast Care.

So although October is designated as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Waldorf Ford & Dodge is dedicated to raising awareness about Breast Cancer throughout the year.

For more information on how you can get involved visit these following sites:

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Brand New Alignment Check Machine in Waldorf Ford’s Service Lane!

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Waldorf Ford’s Service Department

Today I was pleasantly surprised to see our service lane transformed.  What was once a very nice and steady service drive lane, here at your local Southern Maryland Ford Dealer, was now an active and exciting place!  It was great to see both service employees and customers actively engaged in their vehicle health!

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Chris conducting a Wheel Alignment

Today was the debut of the brand new wheel alignment check machine. Here is some trivia for you: Did you know that approximately 60% of vehicles are out of alignment?  After hearing that percentage many customers (me included) were definitely taking advantage of this complementary service.  I was asked by Hunter Engineering’s manufacturer representative if I would like a complementary vehicle inspection that only took 3 minutes!  I thought awesome!  Convenient and FREE?  What more could I ask for? I did have some questions though.  It just seemed too good to be true.  Questions like: how were they able to inspect my vehicle in such a short amount of time? How did the computer work? How could it be free?

Well,  Hunter Engineering Company‘s Representative was very excited about the freshly installed alignment check machine and was more than happy to explain how it worked.  He also encouraged me to learn how the process worked.  He first gave me a step by step demonstration on the inspection process and before I knew it; I was able to inspect the vehicle myself!

The Hunter Quick Check Inspection Process is more than just an alignment quick check system; it allows the operator to optimally test key maintenance items like batteries and tires.

Did you know that over 10% of vehicles have battery related issues? Like many of us, the battery is an afterthought but it’s so easy to test. So, the first thing we did was test battery.  During the test we made sure that it was within OEM (Original equipment) specifications.  Luckily mine was Green for Good; not Red for Bad!

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Inspector Chris checking the Battery

Also, did you know that over 20% of vehicles have one or more tires in need of replacement? That’s right, so that’s why we checked for tire tread depth and tire pressure. What was most cool about this was that they let me check the tire tread depth and pressure on my own – it was so easy!  I got to use this super cool Tread-Depth tool that allowed you one or three-point tire readings.

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Tire Tread Depth Tool

Finally, we determined whether the vehicle needed a wheel alignment. Everything was in the green which was good.

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All of this information was taken by a photo capture that then forwarded to the control console.  Which then after calculating was able to create a special customized printout that clearly outlined all my test results!

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This process was super cool and quick. Thank you to Waldorf Ford’s Service Department! The FREE Wheel alignment Quick Inspection definitely gave me piece of mind!

Stop by Waldorf Ford’s Service Department for your FREE Alignment Check!

Looking for a New or Pre-Owned Vehicle? Waldorf Ford has got plenty of resources to help you with your next purchase! #eCatalog

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Looking for a New or Pre-Owned Vehicle?  Waldorf Ford has got plenty of resources to help you with your next purchase! #eCatalog

There comes a point in most everyone’s life that they need to replace their current vehicle. Life changing events such as a new job, a baby, moving to a different area, or significant vehicle repairs are all important factors as to deciding whether or not to purchase a new or pre-owned vehicle. It can be a big task researching and narrowing down the choices.

From beginning your search online in the comfort of your own home on websites such as Kelley Blue Book, AutoTrader, and Edmunds; to finding what you want, and then taking the plunge and making the decision to go ahead and purchase can be scary.

The next question is – who do I buy it from? Like many us of; Google has become our yellow pages and you can almost always find your local dealer there. But also, don’t forget to check your local newspaper for auto advertisements and #Deals. Then after reading customer satisfaction reviews on Google or DealerRater.com you’ve finally found the place!

Then the communication with the dealer begins; negotiating a price, deciding on an extended warranty or accessories? Then its on to financing, do I use my own bank or the dealer, 60 months or 72 months? So many things to consider. I don’t know about you but it can become overwhelming.

But not to worry! Waldorf Ford is here to save the day! Waldorf Ford’s Motto is; Dedicated to Excellence; whether it is during or after the sale, our priority is taking care of our customers. In addition to making sure that everyone is completely satisfied we love to provide our customers with the most up-to-date information on our huge selection of new and pre-owned inventory, sales incentives, special events and most importantly #Deals!

One of our many resources is Waldorf ford’s eCatalog. Here customers can browse for current specials, updated inventory, and awesome deals every two weeks! Also, don’t forget to check your local newspaper for Waldorf Ford’s bi-weekly ad! It is your source for a great #Deal! Serving all of Maryland, Virginia, and surrounding areas.

So during your search don’t hesitate to visit Waldorf Ford at 2440 Crain Hwy located in Waldorf, MD 20601, call us at 888-284-1466, or visit us online at http://www.waldorfford.com!

Join us for Waldorf Ford’s Customer Appreciation Day! Saturday, June 8th, 2013!

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Who: Everyone is welcome!  Current customers, friends, family, children, and anyone in the community! Come one, come all!!!

What: Please Join us for Waldorf Ford’s 13th Annual Customer Appreciation Day Event!!!

When: Saturday, June 8th, 2013! From 10 am to 2 pm!

Where: Waldorf Ford, located at 2440 Crain Hwy, Waldorf, MD 20601.

Phone: (301) 843-2400.

Why:  The annual Customer Appreciation event was created in 2000, as a way to give back to our community and give THANKS to all of our customers and all the children.

“It is our way of saying thanks to the community by providing a free service to parents to safeguard our children.  During Customer Appreciation day we provide a free DNA life print for kids all while making it fun for the whole family.  We provide food, games, activities, and prizes to give thanks and to show our customers how important they are to us,”  said Greg Basiliko, General Manager of Waldorf Ford & Dodge.

What to expect:  There will be food, clowns, games, karaoke, prizes, Free DNA Life Print for children, visits from the Humane Society of Charles County, and lots more!

Come rain or shine!  We look forward to seeing all of you there tomorrow and THANK YOU!

Waldorf Ford is located at 2440 Crain Hwy in Waldorf, MD just 15 minutes south of Washington, DC.

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Ford Fusion Energi Earns Top Vehicle Safety Rating from NHTSA

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  • 2013 Ford Fusion was also named Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the highest recommendation the organization has for vehicle safety
  • In addition to top safety marks, Fusion Energi also achieves EPA-rated fuel economy of 100 MPGe combined, including 108 MPGe city/92 MPGe highway

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Waldorf, MD, 2013 – The 2013 Ford Fusion Energi has earned the highest possible “five-star” Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The five-star rating is the U.S. Government’s highest-possible safety rating and is determined only after severe testing procedures as part of NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program (NCAP), which combines vehicle performance in frontal and side-impact crash tests and resistance to rollover.

The Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid joins the Ford Fusion and the Ford Fusion Hybrid which already received five-star safety ratings. NHTSA has elected to test plug-in vehicles separately from vehicles powered by gasoline internal combustion engines as the market share of electrified vehicles is increasing. April marked Ford’s best hybrid sales month ever with Ford’s EV market share hitting an all-time high of 18 percent, up from 3 percent last April.

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“The Fusion Energi combines the highest possible safety ratings from NHTSA and great fuel economy, two things we know customers are looking for in their vehicles,” said Greg Basiliko of Waldorf Ford. “Our strategy is to provide our customers with a range of powertrain options in our vehicles, while still leading in fuel economy in every segment that we compete.”

The Fusion Energi gets an EPA fuel economy rating of 108 MPGe, which is five MPGe better than the Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid.

The NHTSA five-star rating for the Fusion Energi comes in addition to the 2013 Fusion being named a Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in December. The Top Safety Pick + designation is the highest rating the organization has for vehicle safety.

The Fusion Energi also features the Personal Safety System™ with safety belt technologies and front impact airbags. The Personal Safety System™ is a network of components that work together to tailor the deployment of the front airbags during frontal collisions. Other driver assist technologies available on the Fusion Energi include:

•Lane Keeping Assist

•Adaptive Cruise Control

•Rearview Camera

•Hill Start Assist

•Electronic Parking Brake

To check out The Ford Fusion Energi visit Waldorf Ford at 2440 Crain Highway, Waldorf, MD 20601.  Or visit us online at http://www.waldorfford.com!