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

Black Friday Sales Event

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Visit us this Friday, November 29th for Waldorf Ford’s Black Friday Event! Get the best deal ever! New Vehicles starting at $11,000! Used vehicles starting at $995! Get up to $1500 in cash from dealer or dozens of gifts! Doors open at 7:30 am!!! Hurry – they will go fast!!! 301-843-2400

Ford Motor Company Launches New Warranty for Ford Genuine and Motorcraft Parts

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  • New warranty provides unlimited mileage coverage for 24 months from time of purchase or installation
  • Parts and labor continue to be covered with any repair completed at Waldorf Ford
  • Ford provides vehicle owners with towing reimbursement for repairs completed at Waldorf Ford

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WALDORF, MD, 2013 – Ford Motor Company announced the launch of a new warranty on Ford Genuine and Motorcraft service parts for unlimited mileage for 24 months from time of purchase or installation.

The Ford backing, clarity of terms, labor coverage and access to Ford’s nationwide network for coverage provides greater value and peace of mind for all customers whether they are general consumers, fleet operators or independent repair facilities.

“Ford is dedicated to constant improvement in all we do. Ford Genuine and Motorcraft replacement parts are approved by Ford engineering,” said Greg Basiliko, General Manager of Waldorf Ford.  “In the unlikely event a part fails, our new warranty demonstrates our commitment to quality, our customers and our intent to provide greater peace of mind and an improved ownership experience.”

Ford also will now reimburse fleets and independent repair facilities up to $150 in labor coverage. Ford continues a No Commercial Exceptions policy as a commitment to fleet customers.

In addition, Ford’s part warranty provides customers towing reimbursement for repairs completed at any Ford or Lincoln Dealership.

How it works

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If a service part purchased under the new warranty happens to fail and the repair is completed at a Ford or Lincoln dealership, the entire repair cost, labor and towing will be covered.  If the repair was completed at an independent installer or fleet facility, Ford would reimburse up to $150 in labor (the towing would not be covered).

In the case of an individual do-it-yourself customer who chooses to install a part themselves, the warranty covers the cost of a replacement part for 24 months and unlimited miles. The DIY’er labor time is not reimbursable.  Labor expense is only reimbursable on repairs completed in a fleet or installer facility.

Ford’s previous service parts warranty was 12 months or 12,000 miles, whichever occurred first, and labor was covered if the part was installed by a Ford or Lincoln dealership. Labor was not covered on parts sold over-the-counter to a fleet or installer.

For more information visit Waldorf Ford located at 2440 Crain Highway, in Waldorf, MD 20601 or call our Service Department at 301-843-2400 or visit us online at http://www.waldorfford.com!

Ford C-MAX Energi, Fusion Energi Overtake Toyota in Plug-In Hybrid Sales

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  • Sales of Ford plug-in hybrid vehicles in October shatter previous record by 45 percent
  • Ford catapults from zero market share to 34 percent in 13 months in the plug-in hybrid vehicle market

DEARBORN, Mich., Nov. 4, 2013 – Ford Motor Company took over the No. 1 spot in plug-in hybrid vehicle sales of the Ford Fusion Energi and Ford C-MAX Energi in October, outpacing sales of the Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid vehicle.

Ford sold 2,179 Fusion Energi and C-MAX Energi vehicles last month, accounting for 34 percent of the total plug-in hybrid market. Toyota sold 2,095 units of its Prius plug-in hybrid vehicle.

It is Ford’s best month ever for plug-in hybrid sales, shattering the previous record of 1,508 vehicles sold in September, a 45 percent increase. Ford’s plug-in hybrid vehicles – Fusion Energi and C-MAX Energi – hit this sales milestone just one year after introduction of C-MAX Energi and less than a year since launch of Fusion Energi.

Plug-in hybrid sales are beginning to gain traction in some key growth markets for Ford across the United States.

California continues to account for 38 percent of all Ford plug-in hybrid vehicle sales, but plug-ins are strengthening in the midwestern and eastern regions. New York, Boston, Detroit, Chicago, Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia combine to make up 32 percent of the C-MAX Energi market. Those same cities make up 34 percent of the market for Fusion Energi. New York alone comes close to unseating San Francisco as the second most popular market for Fusion Energi.

#Fusion Energi sales in October doubled in New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. from the previous month.

Plug-in hybrid sales for the industry are up 32 percent year-to-date. The industry sold 39,083 vehicles through October, compared to 29,526 vehicles in 2012. October plug-in hybrid sales came within 40 units of setting an all-time monthly record for the segment.

Through September, aggregate data collected through MyFord® Mobile show Ford plug-in hybrids are being driven about 203,000 electric miles a day, enough to drive around the earth nearly eight times, or more than 8,400 electric-only miles an hour. These numbers are rapidly increasing as Ford continues investing in infrastructure while features exclusive to Ford plug-ins help improve driving habits.

Through MyFord Mobile and other features such as SmartGauge® with EcoGuide, data show how driving habits evolve and how electric-only miles rapidly accumulate. After six months of vehicle ownership, nearly 30 percent of all trips are taken gas-free, compared to about 20 percent at the beginning of ownership.

To take a look at any #Ford Fusion Energi and #C-MAX Energi vehicle visit Waldorf Ford at 2440 Crain Hwy, Waldorf, MD 20601 or call 301-843-2400!

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 Contributes $5000 to Catholic Charities of the Archdioceses of Washington as part of The Southern Maryland Food Bank

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MECHANICSVILLE, MD, September 25th, 2013– WALDORF FORD & DODGE contributed $5000 to Catholic Charities of Archdioceses of Washington as part of the Southern Maryland Food Bank that provides a local resource center for bulk food to pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and group homes serving those at risk within Southern Maryland area of Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties since 1983.

“We are very proud to support the mission of the Southern Maryland Food Bank as they address the needs of our community,” said Greg Basiliko General Manager of Waldorf Ford & Dodge.

As the need for assistance has grown over the years, the Southern Maryland Food Bank has worked hard to expand it’s memberships, services and products to meet the continuing and increasing need of our valued members, partners and communities.  We are furthering this effort by expanding our program to include our new Snack Sak Project, Senior Care Cases, Food Hotline, Food Policy Council and Agricultural Endeavors.

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Star 98.3’s T-Bone and Heather along with members of the Southern Maryland Food Bank.

“I want to thank Waldorf Ford and Dodge for their generous contribution,” said Brenda DiCarlo, of The Southern Maryland Food Bank.

For more information on how you can get involved visit the Southern Maryland Food Bank at http://www.smfb.somd.com/ or mail donations to

The Southern Maryland Food Bank Mailing Address:
Southern Maryland Food Bank
PO Box 613
Hughesville, MD 20637
The new location warehouse location is:
22A Irongate Drive
Waldorf MD 20602
Contact Information:
Brenda DiCarlo Ph (301) 274-0695 Fax (301) 274-0681

Ford Builds Two Millionth EcoBoost Engine as Consumer Demand Grows in Markets Worldwide

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  • More than 100,000 EcoBoost engines now produced every month, with a target of 1.2 million for 2013, up more than 60 percent from 2012. For the first time, EcoBoost production expected to exceed Ford’s global diesel-engine production
  • Customer demand exceeds projections globally with 90 percent of Escape buyers in North America and 95 percent of Kuga buyers in Asia choosing EcoBoost; in diesel-centric Europe, 39 percent of Focus customers opt for EcoBoost
  • Ford doubled Cologne, Germany, production of 1.0-liter EcoBoost to 1,000 engines per day, and is investing $200 million to build 2.0-liter EcoBoost in the U.S.
  • Ford data shows North American consumers aware of EcoBoost are more likely to buy Ford vehicles than those unfamiliar with the engine technology; EcoBoost awareness also raising opinion of Ford among European and Asian consumers

DEARBORN, Mich., Sept. 17, 2013 – Ford Motor Company today celebrates a manufacturing milestone for its fuel-saving EcoBoost engines: Two million have been produced globally since the 2009 launch of the engine line.

Growing customer demand for EcoBoost-powered vehicles in major markets worldwide is driving engine production higher. Factory output now averages more than 100,000 engines per month, up from 65,000 in 2012.

“Ford EcoBoost delivers great performance with lower fuel bills, a recipe that is proving incredibly popular with consumers around the world,” said Joe Bakaj, vice president, powertrain engineering for Ford. “EcoBoost engines are attracting new customers to the Ford brand every day, and our plants are working hard to keep up with demand.”

To test drive an EcoBoost-powered vehicle stop by Waldorf Ford located at 2440 Crain Highway, Waldorf, MD 20601 or call (301) 843-2400.

Ford Helps Businesses Design Ultimate ‘Billboard on Wheels’ Through New Custom Graphics Tool

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  • Ford helps business owners design, quote, share and purchase custom-designed vehicle wraps through redesigned and simplified Ford Commercial Graphics tool
  • Improvements to the tool include access to more than 5 million images from the library of Getty Images, and an on-call designer to help businesses design their brand image
  • Custom options are available for the all-new Ford Transit family; the tool can be used by both small and large businesses to create a custom “billboard on wheels”

WALDORF, Maryland, 2013 – Entrepreneurs and businesses that want to develop the ultimate “billboard on wheels” now have access to Ford’s redesigned custom vehicle graphics site, http://www.fordcommercialgraphics.com/.

Improvements to the Ford Commercial Graphics tool have made the process of creating, ordering and purchasing vehicle wraps simpler than ever. The tool’s cleaner interface, ability to better customize images visually and streamlined ordering process provides customers with more control than ever to develop their brand image, said Greg Basiliko.

“The site accommodates a variety of designs and budgets – from businesses that operate a single vehicle to larger fleets,” Greg Basiliko added. “Graphics are a tremendous way to make a first impression and the retooling of this site helps customers make a better design more easily.”

For even more choices and inspiration, customers now have the ability to tap into more than 5 million images from the library of Getty Images, a world leader in stock photos. Customers also can upload their own pictures.

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A new service through 3M, the company that produces Ford Commercial Graphics, allows customers to work with on-staff designers to develop a theme for their vehicle, helping businesses enhance their brand.

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“It’s a true advantage to have design experts take customers through the design process of their vehicle wrap,” Greg Basiliko said. “The business still has control over the design of its graphic, but our team can help them refine their brand image.”

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All production is done in-house, and installation is handled by Waldorf Ford or a specially trained installation company obtained through Waldorf Ford. Designs are covered with a clear over-laminate to add durability to the product and lessen the effects of UV light on the material. Graphics are designed to last from three to five years.

The site also allows customers to share their designs through social media sites including Facebook, giving businesses the opportunity to become even more interactive with their community and receive early feedback on designs.

Operators of the original Ford Transit Connect were among the first to take advantage of customizing their vehicles through this graphics service. Now Ford offers the option throughout its fleet of commercial vehicles so that customers of F-Series Super Duty, E-Series, the new Transit Connect and the upcoming Transit van can raise awareness for their business.

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“One of the strengths of Ford’s commercial vehicles, like the Transit family, is that they are available in several configurations that can be easily customized for small-business owners,” said Greg Basiliko.  “This website mirrors that versatility to allow customers to create their vision of the ideal rolling billboard for their business.”

For more information on this please visit Waldorf Ford located at 2440 Crain Highway in Waldorf, MD 20601 or call (301) 843-2400.

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

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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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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!

Ford MyKey, Now on 6 Million Vehicles, Helps Parents Keep Teens Safe This Summer

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  • MyKey® technology – now in 6 million Ford and Lincoln vehicles on the road nationwide – is there when parents can’t be in the car with their teens this summer
  • Ford’s MyKey technology encourages teenagers to wear their seat belts, keep the radio volume down, watch their speed and pay attention to the road – not their cell phones
  • 2014 Ford Fiesta is the latest Ford vehicle to get MyKey technology, available in dealerships this summer

Waldorf, Maryland, 2013 – There is perhaps no bigger worry for parents than their teens’ safety, including when they get behind the wheel this summer vacation season.

Parents’ concern is more than just instinct – the numbers back it up. Ford’s analysis of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data shows teen driver fatalities increase every month beginning in May before declining in September. So who is there to remind teenagers to buckle up when their parents aren’t around? How will they know when the radio is a distraction, or to slow down?

The answer: Ford MyKey® technology – standard equipment now on 6 million Ford Motor Company vehicles nationwide, including the new 2014 Fiesta, available in dealerships this summer.

“By using our MyKey technology, parents can increase the chances their children will adopt safe driving practices,” said Greg Basiliko General Manager of Waldorf Ford.  “While state laws and educational programs are critical, ultimately, parents are the most critical component to keep their teen drivers safe.”

MyKey equals love, not control

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MyKey was inspired by the determination of Andy Sarkisian, Ford safety planning and strategy manager, to keep his two daughters, along with teens everywhere, safe behind the wheel.

“We were brainstorming at work, thinking, ‘Is there anything we can do to our vehicles – anything we could add – to keep our kids safer?’” recalls Sarkisian, who has been with Ford for 35 years. “At the time, I was living out the scenario at home.”

Sarkisian and his team came up with MyKey after evaluating how teens can still have their freedom while learning to be responsible behind the wheel.

“It’s not about control – it’s not anything that dramatic,” Sarkisian says. “MyKey is about love. It’s about helping your children manage the transition from childhood to adulthood, and keeping them safer while they do it.”

The easily programmable system features several options:

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  • Persistent Ford Belt-Minder® with audio mute sounds chimes and mutes the radio to remind teens to buckle up. A message on the instrument panel is also displayed: “Buckle Up to Unmute Radio”
  • Volume control can limit the audio system to 44 percent of maximum output if the radio is too loud
  • A speed alert chime at 45, 55 and 65 mph will remind teens to slow down. Parents can also limit top speed to 80 mph
  • “Do Not Disturb” helps parents block incoming phone calls and hold text messages on a phone paired with Ford SYNC® when teens are behind the wheel
  • In addition to the typical warnings displayed when the fuel level reaches 25 and 50 miles to empty, MyKey provides an extra warning at 75 miles to remind your teen to fill up

Consumers who would like to test drive a vehicle with MyKey technology can visit Waldorf Ford located at 2440 Crain Hwy in Waldorf, Maryland for a free demonstration.

Distracted driving, a growing concern

Distracted driving is a huge concern for parents of inexperienced drivers, and Ford’s “Do Not Disturb” feature helps minimize the risk. When paired with Ford SYNC, “Do Not Disturb” blocks incoming phone calls or text messages. Calls are diverted to voicemail and text messages are saved on the device for later viewing. Drivers can still make voice-activated outgoing calls, and SYNC 911 Assist® can still make a call in case of emergency.

“‘Do Not Disturb’ is yet another way Ford is helping parents encourage their kids to drive safer,” says Sarkisian. “We are continually listening to our customers and responding to parents’ desire to make sure their kids are paying attention to the road, not their cell phones.”

For more information visit Waldorf Ford at 2440 Crain Hwy, Waldorf, Maryland 20601.  Or visit us online at http://www.waldorfford.com or call us at 1-888-284-1463.