The 2017 Ford F-250 is Calling Your Name

Pick-Up Trucks are one of the most popular vehicles, all across Southern Maryland. Between the farmers, tradesmen, and boaters, not having a truck in our area, almost seems crazy!

The 2017 Ford Super Duty F-250  is one of our most favorite pick-up trucks, and we completely understand why it’s one of our top sellers!

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The exterior of the 2017 Ford Super Duty F-250 displays a muscular appearance, with a rugged style, strong body lines, and an overall masculine approach, you’ll be questioning why you don’t already own this truck.

With a 6.2L 2 Valve Gas V-8 engine, 4-wheel drive, a TorqShift 6-speed automatic transmission, 17” argent painted steel wheels, this truck is perfect for whatever the road throws at you!

Some of the standard features of the 2017 Ford Super Duty F-250 include:

  • Driver Seat Manual Lumbar Support
  • Outside Temperature Display
  • Trailer Sway Control
  • Tow Hooks
  • Locking Removable Tailgate w/ Lift Assist
  • Hill Start Assist
  • SOS Post Crash Alert System

Numerous other features are available on this outstanding vehicle. So, what are you waiting for? Visit us online or contact us today to set up your test-drive. We know you’ll fall in love; just like we did!

February is National African American History Month

The month of February has been nationally recognized as National African American History Month since 1976 in the United States, as a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history.

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According to the History Channel, the event itself came about from “Negro History Week”, the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson, and began in 1915, half a century after the 13th Amendment abolished slavery in the United States.

The United States is not the only country that recognizes February as National African American  History Month. In fact, several other countries around the world recognize the month, including Canada, and the United Kingdom.

In the Washington D.C. area, there are several events to celebrate National African American History Month, and we’ve compiled a few events and memorials for you to check out over the course of the month:

2017 Ford F-150 | Award-Winning Truck

Why the 2017 F-150 at Waldorf Ford is the Best Pickup Truck, Ever

Numerous safety awards. Unprecedented durability. Advanced technology features. It’s no wonder the F-150 continues to be named the best-selling vehicle in America. Learn about the innovative features for the new Ford F-150 below and then schedule a F-150 test drive today at Waldorf Ford near Alexandria and Clinton!

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Interior of the 2017 Ford F-150 at Waldorf Ford

Surpassing the Competition with Superior Safety Ratings, Features, & More

With more safety features than the RAM 1500, Nissan Titan, GMC Sierra 1500, and Chevrolet Silverado, the new F-150 earned the NHTSA 5-Star Safety Rating and is an IIHS Top Safety Pick, making it the safest pickup truck in the market.

The new F-150 was Rated Best Pickup Truck for 2017 by Kelley Blue Book:
“For a third year in a row, the Ford F-150 sets the benchmark for pickups
with its blend of capability, competence and innovation,
all available in a wide range of models for every budget.”
Besting the Nissan Titan, GMC Sierra 1500, RAM 1500, and other trucks, the 2017 F-150 comes with the following advanced safety features to protect you and your loved ones while exploring the northeast U.S. roads:

● High-Strength Military-Grade Aluminum-Alloy Body & Steel Frame
● BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert
● Lane-Keeping System
● 4-Wheel Disc and Drum Brakes
● Inflatable Seat Belts
● Electronic Stability Control – includes Roll Stability Control
● Class-Exclusive Park Assist
● Forward Collision Warning with Brake Support
● Pro Trailer Backup Assist™

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Introducing the New, Award-Winning F-150 at Waldorf Ford

Revolutionary safety features weren’t enough for the F-150 engineers – 12,000lbs of towing power, best-in-class payload, 360-degree camera with split-view display, and a LCD productivity screen with Bluetooth capabilities are just a few more of the new F-150 capabilities. Designed to combine safety, power, and comfort behind the wheel, the 2017 F-150 is truly unstoppable.

 

The 2017 F-150 was rated #1 Full Size Pickup Truck by U.S. News Rankings & Reviews:

“The 2017 Ford F-150 is poised to once again be a dominant force on the truck market. Critics praise the F-150 for its powerful available engines and its handling, which they say is more agile than most other trucks’.”

Shop at the dealership that has won 15 President’s Awards from Ford
for delivering the strongest and highest levels of customer satisfaction.

Whether you’re looking for a new F-150 or a pre-owned Raptor, visit our Ford dealership near Alexandria today to experience quality customer service while finding your perfect pickup!

Learn More and Test-Drive the 2017 F-150 at Waldorf Ford today!

Tips for Driving in Winter Weather

It’s January, which means snow, sleet, and ice in our area, are pretty much a given. With temperatures forecasted to drop this weekend, and the expected snow and sleet entering our area this weekend, we thought it might be useful to share some tips for driving in winter weather!

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  • Accelerate and decelerate slowly. Be sure that you gradually ease into the gas or break when the roads are slick, to avoid spin-outs.
  • Drive slowly. Even if the roads aren’t terrible, black ice paired with speed can be a recipe for disaster. Be sure to slow down and take your time when the temperature is below freezing.
  • Increase your spacing between yourself and the vehicle in front of you. Allow for plenty of stopping room, in the event that your car begins to slide.
  • Test your brakes before you get out on the roadway. Come to a few harsh stops in your driveway, before you venture out, to test the road conditions and your brakes with the slippery roads.
  • If you can avoid it, don’t come to a complete stop. If you can safely coast through an intersection without having to come to a stop, or to make a turn, you’re likely to keep traction longer than if you stop completely.
  • Slow and steady wins the race. When faced with a hill, don’t hit the gas too fast and try to gain too much speed. Take your time, drive slowly and steadily until you reach the top of the hill.
  • If you can avoid it, stay inside. Allow road crews to treat the roadways before you get behind the wheel.

Driving in winter weather can be frightening, especially if you don’t do it very often. Take these tips along for the ride, and stay safe, if you can’t stay off the roads.

Contact us today to set up an appointment with our Service Department, to ensure your car is ready for the quickly approaching winter weather!

Waldorf Ford Named in Top 100 For Sales in 2016

Waldorf Ford is excited to announce that for the year of 2016, their New Car sales ranked in the Top 100 among all Ford dealers in the United States, with 2,174 total cars sold in the year of 2016.

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This is the 13th time that Waldorf Ford has ranked in the Top 100 for New Vehicle Sales, and, will be the 10th time that Waldorf Ford has been awarded the Triple Crown Award, given to Ford Dealers with both exceptional sales and outstanding customer service scores.

Steve Raley, the General Manager of Waldorf Ford stated “We’re so proud of our team for reaching such a challenging goal, and placing us in the Top 100 for Ford Dealers around the nation. It’s a huge honor, and we couldn’t be more impressed with our staff. In addition, we would like to thank our outstanding community for trusting Waldorf Ford with your automotive needs in 2016, and look forward to working with you in 2017”.

Congratulations to our wonderful team! We can’t wait to see what goals we’ll achieve with you in 2017!

 

Our Favorite Holiday Recipes

Christmas is only 9 days away! Many families have traditional dishes that they prepare for the holidays, and between the shopping, wrapping, and decorating, it’s tough to find time to find new recipes to bring into your traditions.

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This year, we have you covered! We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite recipes, to give you some ideas!

  • Peppermint Brittle
    • Ingredients:
      • 2 Pounds of White Chocolate
      • 30 Small Peppermint Candy Canes
    • Directions:
      • Line a large jellyroll pan with heavy-duty foil.
      • Place white chocolate in microwave-safe bowl. Heat in microwave on medium setting for 5-6 minutes. Stir occasionally, until chocolate is melted and smooth.
      • Place candy canes in a plastic bag, or between two pieces of waxed paper. Using a mallet or rolling pin, break the candy canes into small chunks. Stir peppermint into melted white chocolate. Spread evenly in pan, chill until set (about 1 hour). Break into pieces by slamming pan onto counter.
  • Christmas Brunch Casserole
    • Ingredients:
      • 1 Pound of Bacon
      • 2 Onions, Chopped
      • 2 Cups of Fresh, Sliced Mushrooms
      • 1 Tablespoon of Butter
      • 4 Cups of Frozen Hash Brown Potatoes, thawed
      • 1 Teaspoon of Salt
      • ¼ Teaspoon Garlic Salt
      • ½ Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
      • 4 Eggs
      • 1 ½ Cups Milk
      • 1 Pinch Dried Parsley
    • Directions:
      • 1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
        Directions:
      • Place bacon in a large skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain and set aside. Add the mushrooms and onion to the skillet; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent and the mushrooms are tender, about 5 minutes.
      • Grease a 9×13-inch casserole dish with the tablespoon of butter. Place potatoes in bottom of prepared dish. Sprinkle with salt, garlic salt, and pepper. Top with crumbled bacon, then add the onions and mushrooms.
      • In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs with the milk and parsley. Pour the beaten eggs over the casserole and top with grated cheese. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
      • Preheat Oven to 400 Degrees
      • Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour or until set
  • Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes
    •  Ingredients:
      • 4 Russet Potatoes, Sliced into ¼ Inch Slices
      • 1 Onion, Sliced into Rings
      • Salt and Pepper to Taste
      • 3 Tablespoons Butter
      • 3 Tablespoons all-purpose Flour
      • ½ Teaspoon of Salt
      • 2 Cups Milk
      • 1 ½ Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
    • Directions:
      • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Butter a 1-quart casserole dish.
      • Layer 1/2 of the potatoes into bottom of the prepared casserole dish. Top with the onion slices, and add the remaining potatoes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
      • In a medium-size saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Mix in the flour and salt, and stir constantly with a whisk for one minute. Stir in milk. Cook until mixture has thickened. Stir in cheese all at once, and continue stirring until melted, about 30 to 60 seconds. Pour cheese over the potatoes, and cover the dish with aluminum foil.
      • Bake 1 1/2 hours in the preheated oven.
  • Green Beans with Almonds
    • Ingredients:
      • 2 Pounds Fresh Green Beans, Washed and Trimmed
      • 2 Slices of Bacon
      • ¼ Cup Sliced Almonds
    • Directions:
      • Remove both ends of beans, break in half, and wash thoroughly.
      • Place in a large pot and add water 3 to 4 inches from the top. Add bacon and cook until tender.
      • Remove bacon from cooking water and discard. Remove beans and place in a large bowl, add almonds and toss. Serve Hot.

We hope you enjoy these recipes—share a photo of your finished product with us.

Happy Holidays from your friends at Waldorf Ford!

2017 Ford Fusion: The Perfect Choice for Your Next Car

The Ford Fusion has been around for years, and each year it seems to get a little bit better. The 2017 Ford Fusion is no exception.

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Although the 2017 Ford Fusion is sporty and sleek, it serves perfectly as a family sedan, and it’s fun to drive!

With an estimated 21 MPG in the city, and 32 on the highway, this fuel efficient car is perfect as your daily commuting car, or, for taking trips across-town to see the family.

With a 60/40 split-fold rear seat, front bucket seats, and a smart charging USB port, your comfort and convenience were top-of-mind when Ford released this beauty.

Safety is no issue with the 2017 Ford Fusion. With Driver and Passenger knee airbags, dual stage front airbags, front seat mounted side impact and side curtain airbags, your precious cargo will be perfectly safe, no matter where the road leads you.

So what are you waiting for? Contact us today to set up your test-drive. Treat yourself this holiday season!