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

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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!

Are you a Commercial Fleet Customer? Ford’s new hybrids can you as much as 45 percent in operational costs!

Ford Fusion, C-MAX Hybrids Attracting New Companies Searching for Savings at the Fuel Pump

  • Ford’s new hybrids can save business customers as much as 45 percent in operational costs
  • Ford expects to double hybrid vehicle production as companies procure Fusion and C-MAX for their company fleets, and as model year market share, according to R.L. Polk, has grown 13 percent since 2012
  • Ford C-MAX Hybrid and Fusion Hybrid have been purchased by a variety of companies including Con-way, Esurance, Quest Diagnostics and AT&T for fleet use since their introductions last fall
  • Fleet operations teams can put an average of 24,000 miles annually on a vehicle throughout its service; durability, resale value, technology and cost savings are all major factors in purchase decisions for companies as they evaluate fleet options
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DEARBORN, Mich., April 29, 2013 – Ford’s fuel-saving Fusion and C-MAX hybrids are attracting new commercial buyers searching for ways to save money at the pump.
Con-way, Esurance, Quest Diagnostics and AT&T are among the newest companies to purchase Ford hybrid vehicles for their national fleets. Many of their regional employees drive more than 24,000 miles annually.
“New commercial fleet customers are turning to Ford as they look for fuel-efficient, durable vehicles that can withstand the daily use and duty cycles of their businesses,” said Jon Coleman, Ford commercial fleet sustainability and technology manager. “Ford’s Fusion Hybrid and C-MAX Hybrid give them the tools they need to get the job done, including leading EPA-estimated fuel economy, technology, great quality and durability.”
Many companies are seeing the value in replacing gas fleets with new offerings from Ford’s hybrid lineup, and the savings can be significant – cutting total operational costs by as much as 45 percent. At the same time, hybrid vehicles typically retain higher resale values than their gas counterparts. Resale value is an important factor when companies calculate total operating costs for their business fleets.
Ford has seen rising demand for fuel-efficient vehicles, especially hybrids among fleet customers. These buyers are increasingly choosing Ford’s Fusion Hybrid and C-MAX Hybrid – both introduced last fall – as they look to further their sustainability efforts and reduce operating costs in their national fleets.
Con-way, a transportation and logistics services company with nearly 500 locations in North America, is adding just more than 1,000 Fusion Hybrids to its national fleet this year. The cars are deployed with operations and sales personnel at the company’s Con-way Freight, Con-way Truckload and Menlo Worldwide Logistics operating units. Collectively, Con-way expects to save more than 1 million gallons of gas annually while reducing carbon dioxide emissions by as much as 45 percent using Fusion Hybrid as its primary fleet car.
After an extensive selection process, San Francisco-based Esurance chose 50 Fusion Hybrids for its national claims fleet to provide the latest technology, while also saving fuel and reducing carbon emissions. Esurance expects to save more than 69,000 gallons of gas over the next few years, which translates to a savings of more than $255,000, at a national average of $3.71 a gallon.
Commercial fleet customers continue to move toward more environmentally responsible vehicles to support their sustainability efforts, while providing the latest technology and safety features for their drivers. Ford technology such as SmartGauge® with EcoGuide provides valuable hybrid driving information, including the amount of energy captured through regenerative braking, most efficient trip suggestions for frequently traveled routes, and instant feedback on a driver’s green score via leaves earned for each segment driven.
“Besides the obvious benefits of improved fuel efficiency and reduced carbon emissions, the advanced technologies in Fusion Hybrid are just as important,” said Mitch Plaat, Con-way vice president of procurement. “Ford’s technology suite – which includes lane-departure warning, adaptive cruise control, backup cameras, navigation system and the SYNC® hands-free system – helps Con-way reduce accidents and improve highway safety for employees, their families and other motorists.
“The hybrids’ reduced carbon emissions also complement our sustainability mission and contribute to our efforts to be a good steward of the environment,” Plaat added.
Randy Mullett, Con-way vice president of government relations and public affairs, selected the 2013 Fusion Hybrid for his company car. Mullett is impressed by its fuel economy and advanced safety features. “My Fusion’s advanced technology features, lower emissions, reduced fuel consumption and superb styling all combine for a great car that is inexpensive to operate and embodies the professional image we want to present for our customers,” he says. “It serves as a tangible sign of Con-way’s commitment to sustainability.”
Quest Diagnostics recently added 150 C-MAX Hybrids to support its national logistics requirements. “As the leading diagnostic information services company, we maintain a significant national logistics operation for transporting millions of patient specimens each year for testing at our clinical laboratories,” said Clete Lewis, director, environmental, health and safety, Quest Diagnostics. “Given our scale, the type of vehicles in our fleet can really make a difference to the environment and our business costs.
“The environmentally conscious C-MAX Hybrid is much more fuel efficient and produces less pollution than standard automobiles,” Lewis added. “It is a smart addition to our fleet because it will promote lower fuel costs while also helping us to empower better health in the communities we serve.”
Ford now offers five electrified vehicles:
  • C-MAX Hybrid: EPA-estimated rating of 47 mpg city, highway and combined – up to 7 mpg better than Toyota Prius v – plus 50 more horsepower and 12 class-exclusive technologies
  • C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid: Best EPA-estimated combined miles per gallon equivalency of any plug-in hybrid, Ford’s first production plug-in hybrid vehicle has an EPA-estimated city rating of 108 MPGe and 21 miles of all-electric range – more than triple Prius plug-in’s six miles – and an EPA-estimated gas plus electric range of 620 miles. C-MAX Energi’s “real car” performance includes 195 horsepower (versus Prius plug-in at 134 horsepower), engaging driving dynamics and a quiet interior – all with a leading electric-only speed of 85 mph, more than 20 mph above the Prius
  • Fusion Hybrid: EPA-estimated rating of 47 mpg city, highway and combined, up to 6 mpg better than the Toyota Camry Hybrid
  • Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid: EPA-estimated gas plus electric range of 620 miles, electric-only range of up to 21 miles, and EPA-estimated rating of 108 MPGe city, 92 MPGe highway and 100 MPGe combined
  • Focus Electric: One of America’s most fuel-efficient compact cars, with an EPA-estimated rating of 110 MPGe city, 99 MPGe highway and 105 MPGe combined
More information about Ford’s electrified vehicle lineup can be found at Waldorf Ford located at 2440 Crain Highway, Waldorf, MD 20601.  Or visit us online at http://www.waldorfford.com.  1-888-284-1463