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!

 

Ford to Reveal All-New Mustang Dec. 5, 2013

  • Ford to reveal all-new Ford Mustang to the world Dec. 5
  • Mustang is the most “Liked” vehicle on Facebook with more than 5.5 million fans, and more than 1 million photos tagged on Instagram; Ford leverages fans and followers to build anticipation for reveal
  • Fifteen-day #MustangInspires film series features short videos developed by 15 top Instagrammers influenced by photos about what Mustang represents to its fans

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LOS ANGELES, Nov. 19, 2013 – Ford will take the cover off the all-new Mustang Dec. 5, the sixth generation of the iconic pony car that will celebrate 50 years in production next year.

To count down to this highly anticipated moment, over the next 15 days Ford is teaming up with Facebook and Instagram to showcase what Mustang has meant to its millions of fans the last 50 years and how it continues to inspire people around the world.

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“Mustang has come to be much more than just a car for its legions of fans spanning the globe from New Zealand to Iceland and Shanghai to Berlin,” said Jim Farley, executive vice president of Ford global marketing, sales and service and Lincoln. “When you experience Mustang, it ignites a sense of optimism and independence that inspires us all.

“Today, we kick off the countdown to the all-new Ford Mustang,” added Farley, on hand for an event leading up to the Los Angeles International Auto Show. “With a new design and greater refinement, world-class power and performance plus innovative new technologies, Mustang is ready for the next 50 years.”

Ford is counting down to the next chapter in the Mustang story by inviting people to share their photographic stories of inspiration using the #MustangInspires hashtag on Instagram, Facebook and other social media platforms. The tagged photos and videos will appear on http://www.mustanginspires.com/.

“Everybody has a Mustang story, and the emergence of social media has helped the Mustang community share and connect these personal moments in not just words, but photography and video,” said Farley. “Mustang is the most ‘Liked’ car of all time on Facebook, with more than 5.5 million fans. There is no better way to build excitement for what’s next than by encouraging even more sharing of the Mustang story through these very personal, emotional mediums.”

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To build even more anticipation for the all-new Mustang, Ford is using Instagram (http://instagram.com/ford) to release the first image of the new car, giving fans a tease of what to expect on Dec. 5.

Fan-submitted photos will provide inspiration to 15 of the top Instagram video creators from around the world to develop an online short film series.

Ford will share an original #MustangInspires video each day of the countdown film series, culminating in the worldwide reveal of the all-new Mustang.

Click here to view the first video in the series.

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“In April 1964, Ford conducted its first-ever simultaneous international product reveal when the original Mustang was unveiled to media in New York and 11 European capitals,” said Farley. “Since then, Mustang has become embedded in popular culture, with thousands of appearances in film, television, music and video games – and more than 600 owner clubs around the world.”

On Dec. 5, the all-new Ford Mustang will make its debut in six cities on four continents. The reveal events will take place in Dearborn, Mich.; New York; Los Angeles; Barcelona; Shanghai and Sydney.

Ford will spotlight all of the Mustang reveal activities in Europe, Asia, Australia and the United States by sharing photos, videos and stories throughout the day. Fans are invited to follow along at:

•  http://ford.to/FordMustang50

• https://www.facebook.com/fordmustang

• https://www.facebook.com/ford

• http://instagram.com/ford

• https://twitter.com/fordmustang

• https://plus.google.com/+ford/posts

2013 Southern Maryland Mustang Club 10th Annual Fall Car Show at Waldorf Ford

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The annual Southern Maryland Mustang Club Fall Show will be held at Waldorf Ford on Saturday, September 28th, from 9 am to 3 pm.  We wanted to send out a friendly reminder to let everyone know about this fun and fantastic event!   This is a family event that will include a DJ with drinks and food available for purchase.  We have provided information from the Southern Maryland Mustang Club’s Website on the event with registration details.  Please read below and we are looking forward to seeing all of you next Saturday!

You can download the Registration Form here but we have also included the list of details below to save you time and money.

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When: September 28, 2013 (Rain Date October 5, 2013)

Where: Waldorf Ford located at 2440 Crain Highway. Waldorf, MD 20601
• Vendors/Exhibitors/Applicants, registration from 9 ‐ 11 am. Registration closes at that time.

• Dash plaques will be awarded to first 80 registered vehicles

• Judging will commence at 11:30 and cease at 1:00 pm. Trophy presentation will begin at 2:30 pm.

• You must be entered to judge.

• All vehicles entered must be powered and bodied/produced by Ford Motor Company.

• Vehicles will be categorized into (A) Early Classics 1964½ ‐ 70, (B) Late Classics 71 ‐ 78, (C) Fox‐bodied 79 ‐ 93,(D) SN95 94 – 98, (E) SN95 99 ‐04,(F) S197 Mustangs 05 ‐ 09, (G) S197 Mustangs 10 ‐ +, (O)Non‐Mustang/LM Car,(T) Truck with trophies awarded in each category. There will be single trophies awarded for Best‐in‐Show, Sponsor’s Choice, and others. Door prizes will be given throughout the event.

• The decisions of the Southern Maryland Mustang Club and affiliates concerning this show are final. No exceptions.

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• No dangerous or immature behavior will be tolerated. (Burnouts, drifting,speeding, etc.)

• This is an alcohol free, family oriented event for all ages. Please act responsible.

• Food and drinks will be available for purchase and a DJ will be present.

• All images taken on show grounds by the Southern Maryland Mustang Club and affiliates are property of the Southern Maryland Mustang Club and affiliates and may be reproduced, posted and/or shared in any manner deemed by us.

• Vendor spots are available for $20 per space (10X10). Contact us at info@somdmustang.org

13ssWaldorf Ford is Located at 2440 Crain Highway in Waldorf, MD 20601.  Please visit our website at http://www.waldorfford.com or call (301) 843-2400!

 

Ford Focus Remains Best-Selling Vehicle Nameplate in the World, Bolstered by Strong Sales in First-Quarter 2013

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  • Based on Ford’s analysis of Polk’s latest global vehicle registration data, Ford Focuscontinues to be the world’s best-selling vehicle nameplate
  • Focus global retail registrations up 18 percent in the first quarter of 2013 compared to the same period last year
  • Focus now produced in nine plants worldwide, giving Ford capacity to build more than two Focus vehicles every minute

WALDORF, MD, September 2013 – Ford Focus, the best-selling vehicle nameplate in the world last year, retains that ranking through the first quarter of 2013 with global vehicle registrations up 18 percent compared to the same period in 2012.

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Focus remains one of our most popular vehicles,” said Greg Basiliko. “It’s a fit for those who seek fuel efficiency, great styling and versatility. We encourage anyone who would like to test drive a Focus or just learn more to visit our dealership any time.”

Based on analysis of Polk’s latest global registration to date, 288,724 Focus vehicles were registered in the quarter ending March 31 – the most recent figures available.

Growth was also seen at Waldorf Ford over the last six months with 162 vehicles sold.

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Globally, strong demand in key markets such as China and Brazil fueled the growth. Focus registrations in China reached 104,065 vehicles, up 153 percent compared to the first quarter of 2012. In Brazil, demand rose 18 percent, with 7,227 vehicles registered during the period.

Focus is available in a range of models depending on market, including sedan, hatchback, wagon, an electric-powered model and the high-performance Focus ST.

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Visit Waldorf Ford located at 2440 Crain Hwy, Waldorf, MD 20601 and http://www.waldorfford.com to learn more.

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!

Ten dad-friendly suggestions from The Ford Collection

Stumped for an appropriate gift for Dad? Well, Ford has issued its Top Ten list that are sold on its Ford Collection Web site.

Here’s Ford’s official press release:

1. Below are ten dad-friendly suggestions from The Ford Collection (www.fordcollection.com). The Ford Collection was launched in 1997 and now includes more than 750 unique Ford, Lincoln and Mercury branded items. In all, Ford Motor Company manages one of the largest licensing operations in the world, with more than 300 unique licensees. So go on, shop The Ford Collection. Dad deserves it.

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2. Let Him Rock: He sent you to school, so help him enter the school of rock with a new Ford guitar. This Fender® Sonoran acoustic model delivers classic unplugged sound with a stylish blue-burst finish and Ford script. The six string costs $350 and features a solid spruce top, mahogany back and sides, Venetian cutaway, and Stratocaster headstock. Rock on, dad.

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3. Decorate His Den: A treasure trove of poster-ready images chronicling Ford’s history can be found online at Ford ArteHouse through The Ford Collection. From racing heroes to concept cars, Mustangs to Thunderbirds, it’s all there. Prices start at $17.99 and framing is available. Photos of the new Ford Shelby GT500KR are hard to ignore. The car goes on sale next year, but posters are available today.

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4. Empower Him: What dad really needs to get his engine running this Father’s Day is a new engine. Specifically, a 514 cubic-inch, 625-horsepower Ford Racing Performance crate engine. For $8,100, this V-8 monster will show up on his doorstep. Some assembly and installation is required, so make sure you visit http://www.fordracingparts.com before you buy.

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5. Help Him Be On Time: A wristwatch is a safe bet for gifting. The new, Cobra Leather Strap Watch is a favorite among the many distinctive watches available through The Ford Collection. Priced at $85, the stylishmen’s timepiece features a genuine leather strap and Cobra logo. It is delivered in a stainless steel case and includes luminous hands, date function, and is water resistance up to 100 feet.

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6. Make Him Feel Like a Kid Again:Truthfully, he won’t fit. But even so, dad can appreciate the timeless appeal of a great pedal car. This year, consider a classic ’32 Ford. With prices starting at $249, there are six pedal-car models, including a flame-painted hot rod. The official 75th Anniversary ’32 Ford Roadster is a great choice and benefits a good cause. For each anniversary model sold, pedal-car maker Warehouse 36 will donate $10 to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund.

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7. Make Him Feel Like a Kid Again, Version 2.0: Dozens of die-castmodels are available through The Ford Collection, spanning the entire history of Ford Motor Company. Models include a 1913 Ford Model T, a classic Ford F1 pickup, and even a 2006 Ford Fusion. Limited edition is the way to go when your inheritance is on the line, so consider Franklin Mint’s Ford Shelby GT500 die-cast. Only 5,000 will be produced, making it even more rare than the real thing. And prices start at $120, well below the production version.

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8. Fix His Drive: New to The Ford Collection this year is a custom Nike-brand driver with the Ford Blue Oval logo on the grip, an ideal gift for dads that duff. The large head driver delivers high resistance to twisting and the thin-titanium face provides great forgiveness. It slides neatly into any golf bag for just $239.

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9. Beat Him in Pool: Dad loves his rec room and will love it even more with a new pool table handcrafted by Olhausen®, America’s premier manufacturer of professional-quality pool tables. The made-to-order tables are crafted in traditional wood styling of matte mahogany or distressed matte cherry. Each table features unique brass Ford Ovals embedded in the side rails and Ford Script custom carved into the table frame. Mustang-themed tables are offered as well. Prices start at $3,700.

10. Keep Him Warm: The Ford Collection offers a coat closet full of jackets and fleeces, but your dad is probably Built Ford Tough and should dress the part. Priced at $95, the Built Ford Tough Cheyenne Dri Duck®Jacket is a classic quarry-washed canvas work coat that provides maximum warmth and durability. The hooded jacket will stand up to what dad dishes out, thanks to triple knit stitching, a heavy duty metal zipper, and rib knit cuffs.

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Waldorf Ford is located at 2440 Crain Hwy, in Waldorf, MD 20601.  For more information visit us at www.waldorfford.com!  Happy Father’s Day!

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!