Fun Things to do This Fall in Southern Maryland

Fall is a wonderful time of year here in Southern Maryland. Between the fall festivals, corn mazes, hayrides, spooky haunted houses, and other autumn activities, you’ll find something for everyone, here in Southern Maryland.

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Here’s just a few of our favorite autumn activities, all local to the residents of Southern Maryland:

  • Bowles Farm – With a corn maze, pumpkin patch, petting zoo, barrel rides and the chance for a picture with Sponge Bob, your family will love all that Bowles Farm has to offer. Located in Clements, Maryland.
  • Montpelier Farms – With a corn maze, animals, hayrides, fun activities for the kids, a pumpkin patch, and more, Montpelier Farms has some of the greatest autumn activities, and is located directly off of Route 301 in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.
  • Maryland Renaissance Festival – In nearby Crownsville, the Renaissance Festival is a favorite among our staff. Travel back in time with your family and immerse yourself in the culture of a 16th Century English Village.
  • Fright Fest at Six Flags America – Located  in Upper Marlboro, Six Flags America holds one of the area’s top spooky events, from September 23 – October 29. Enjoy thrill rides, complemented with thrills by day and fright by night.
  • Vampire Manor – Around for 29 years, Vampire Manor has become a favorite autumn activity to those in Southern Maryland. Put on to benefit the Charles County Dive Squad, Vampire Manor is a haunted house, full of monsters, and zombies alike, and is perfect for those chilly October nights!
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Our Favorite Close-By Travel Destinations

School is out, and the weather is heating up. If you’re thinking of venturing out in the coming weeks for a mini vacation, we’ve compiled a list of a few destinations, well within reach, that you might love to explore with your family.

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All within three hours of driving distance, Southern Maryland is perfectly situated to give you the best of both worlds—whether you’re craving mountains, the ocean, or even history!

  • Ocean City, Maryland – Over 10 miles of sand, waves and salt, this destination is sure to please everyone in your family. With activities like golf, shopping, fine dining, and one of the nation’s best boardwalks, you will have the time of your life. Just a few short hours from Waldorf.
  • Rehoboth Beach, Delaware – If you’re looking for more of a low-key weekend, take a trip to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. You have numerous outlet stores to choose from, along with several fine-dining options, perfect for you and your special someone to escape from everyday life. Just a few short hours from Waldorf.
  • Assateague Island, Maryland – If adventure and gorgeous scenery are on your priority list for your next trip, Assateague Island is the perfect getaway. A small island located at the most-southern portion of the Eastern Shore, Assateague Island is just a few short hours from Waldorf, and comes complete with wild ponies running on the beach.
  • Deep Creek Lake, Maryland – Known mostly for its wintertime ski resorts, Deep Creek Lake, Maryland has numerous outdoor activities to choose from including water skiing, tubing, kayaking, and jet skiing. This is the perfect destination for your family, and only a few short hours from Waldorf.
  • Williamsburg, Virginia – Whether you’re in it for the thrill rides or water rides at two of the best amusement parks around, or you’re looking to learn about the historic side of Williamsburg, Virginia, this destination is sure to top your list. Located just a couple of hours from Waldorf, Williamsburg, VA is a great destination for family-fun.

So, hop into your Ford, or Pre-Owned Vehicle, and set out on an adventure. After all, you’ve been waiting all winter long to set out on a journey, and now you have the perfect opportunity to do so.

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!

 

Get Your Vehicle Ready for Fall at Waldorf Ford

Fall can be a busy time for any family, especially if you have kids. Between the new school year starting, extra-curricular activities, and the busy (and quickly approaching) holiday season, it’s hard to find the time to do anything, let alone prepare your car for inclement weather. Although it’s tough to find the time, it’s very important to do so, to ensure your family is safe on the road.

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Here are a few tips for safe travel when going into the Fall months:

  • Inspect Your Tires: Fall and Winter usually mean slippery conditions. Between wet leaves laying on the road and rain, sleet, and snow in the winter, you’ll want to ensure you have tires with ample tread to ensure you have good traction.
  • Check Lights: Ask a friend or family member to come outside with you while you turn on and off each light to ensure all are working properly. Fall means less day light. Make sure your lights work good while you still have time!
  • Replace Wiper Blades: Fall and Winter mean sleet, snow, rain, and everything in between. Make sure your windshield wipers can get through anything before the bad weather starts.
  • Make Sure Defroster Works: Check the functionality of your front and rear defroster to make sure they’re working properly to avoid having your windows fog up.
  • Check Your Battery: Nothing is worse than being in a hurry on a cool fall morning, just to find out that your car battery is dead. Hook up a battery tester to your car’s battery to ensure it’s in proper working order.
  • Check All Fluid Levels: Make sure you have enough fluids in your car (windshield, power steering, brake, transmission, and coolant). There’s nothing worse than an overheating car when you’re in a rush to get the kids to school.

Our technicians are ready and waiting to help you get your vehicle fall-ready—make an appointment with Waldorf Ford’s Service Department today!

Get Your Student Driving in Style for the 2016-2017 School Year at Waldorf Ford

It’s the end of July, which means only about a month left until school starts in the Southern Maryland area.

 

Parents of high school and college students are not only preparing to buy all of the clothes, shoes, and school supplies to get your kids off to a great start, but what about a new car to keep them driving safely to and from class?

Waldorf Ford is the go-to destination for back-to-school vehicles for the 2016-2017 school year. With a wide variety of Ford models, you’re sure to find your student’s new car, for a great price!

The Ford Fiesta, Ford Focus, and Ford Fusion make wonderful first cars. From the unbeatable fuel efficiency to the unmatched drivability, you’ll find a car that makes both you, and your pocket-book happy!

The Ford Fiesta is an attractive sedan, that is a treat to drive in itself. With 28 city miles and 36 mpg highway, how could you go wrong?

Slightly larger, the Ford Focus is also an awesome pick for a first-time buyer. With the newly re-designed style, 27 city miles and 40 mpg highway, you’re sure to love this car. Buyers have the option to choose between three designs, with options of including 15, 16, 17, and 18 inch wheels.

The Ford Fusion is one of America’s favorite cars. The redesigned look of the Ford Fusion makes it a sleek, clean and beautiful choice for a first car. With optional technology such as a rearview camera, satellite radio, all-wheel drive, active park assist, blind-spot monitoring, heated and cooled seats, heated steering wheel, a navigation system and the amazing lane keeping system, your student is sure to love their new car.

If you’re looking for something a little more spacious, why not try the Ford Escape? This beautiful small SUV is the solution to your problem if you’re looking for something larger but that won’t break the bank in fuel efficiency.

So, what are you waiting for? Your student’s dream car is just a click, call, or visit away!

2017 Escapes in Waldorf

Trailing only the F-Series and the Fusion, the Escape is one of the top Ford sellers, so come to Waldorf Ford and find out why. The Ford Escape has always been a crossover that customers can rely on, and Waldorf Ford has the Escapes in the Washington area that you need. The 2017 model continues the great tradition of the Escape and adds updated features that are perfect for the modern driver. Waldorf Ford has one of the best selections of 2017 Escapes in the Washington area, all at a price that you can afford.
The new look of the 2017 Ford Escapes lifts styling cues from the Ford Edge, including the visually enhanced grille. That new front fascia serves to cut down on the clutter that was present on the previous model’s front. What seems like a small change actually does wonders for the look and feel of the 2017 Escape, making it simultaneously more luxurious and more sleek. The more upscale cabin accommodates five passengers with a lavish interior.
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The 2017 Escape allows the driver the use of Ford’s newest infotainment software, SYNC 3. SYNC Connect comes with a free, five-year subscription, letting owners remotely start, lock and unlock, check diagnostics, and track vehicle location from a connected smartphone. This Escape is also the very first Ford vehicle to feature both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability. So if you’re technologically inclined, then Waldorf Ford is the place to shop for your 2017 Escape in the Washington area.

In the 2017 Ford Escape, you’ll find the perfect blend of power and safety, a balance that is great for any family. 1,500 pounds for the 2.5-liter, 2,000 pounds for the 1.5L turbo and 3,500 pounds for the 2.0L turbo, any option you choose to go with has the towing capacity you need when it is properly equipped. Blind spot information system, hill-start assist, auto high-beam control, the foot-operated rear tailgate, adaptive cruise control, enhanced active park assist, lane-keeping system, and the driver alert system all serve to keep those inside the new 2017 Escape safe. You can sleep soundly at night knowing your family is safe inside the 2017 Escape.

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Treat yourself to a new 2017 Ford Escape! Waldorf Ford has brought you the best prices on new and used vehicles in the D.C. area for years and this year is no different! If you are looking for a car, truck, or SUV in the Washington area, then there is no better place to do your shopping than Waldorf Ford.

With two new powertrains, the 2017 Ford Escape has a whole new look under the hood as well. The Escape SE and Escape Titanium are equipped with a new 180-horsepower 1.5-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder. You can also order them with an optional 2.0L twin-scroll turbocharged EcoBoost four-cylinder that grants the Escape 245 horsepower. These engine options come with a six-speed automatic transmission and paddle-shifters in the SE and Titanium models.

Spring into a New Ford

Waldorf Ford, one of the top Ford dealerships near Washington D.C., has the vehicles you need to enjoy the springtime. As the weather warms up, so do our sweet deals. Vehicles like the Ford F-150 and the Focus can take you where you need to go at an affordable price, plus they have a boatload of features that make make driving your Ford in spring an absolute breeze!

The F-150s at Waldorf Ford have all the storage space and power you need for completing those tough spring and summertime jobs around the yard. No matter what you’re hauling, you can always count on that best-in-class hauling capacity, maxing out around 12,000 lb of towing power. The new aluminum alloy body gave way to a 700 lb. weight reduction from last year. The F-150 also gets best-in-class fuel economy, allowing you make those long trips to the park, the beach, or wherever you decide to go this spring. You can also count on your family being safe during the trip, as the 2016 F-150 is the safest F-150 to date.

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Fuel efficiency is always a huge aspect to purchasing a vehicle, but with all the traveling that happens once the weather gets warm, fuel economy is more important than ever. The 2016 Ford Focus has the mileage that everyone wants out of a car that they are taking on vacation. It doesn’t matter how far you take your Focus, you can rely on that phenomenal MPG rate to help keep your wallet full. The SE gets you 27 MPG city and 40 MPG highway, the S gets 26 MPG city and 36 MPG highway, while the Titanium gets you 26 MPG city and 38 MPG highway.

Waldorf has a plethora of options to enjoy once the weather gets warm. Take, for instance, Bensville Park in White Plains, just outside of Waldorf. With a playground for your children and pavilion for you to relax in the shade, this park meets all your family’s recreation needs. Open from 8 a.m. until dusk, sports fields like the baseball field, soccer pitch, and football field are all available for use with a permit. If you’re looking to get even more out of your springtime visit to the park, then make your way to White Plains Regional Park, where you’ll find a lighted tennis court, a 15,000 square foot skatepark, and a regionally acclaimed 18-hole public golf course, accompanied by a driving range.

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It isn’t just about where you are going, it’s about how you get there. Ford’s advanced air conditioning systems will keep you cool as the weather warms up. Our engineers have created a limited reheat strategy that keeps the interior of your vehicle as comfortable as possible. We save energy by cooling the air just below the temperature you want and then slightly reheating it. Our auto mode of air conditioning uses sensors to determine and properly maintain the most comfortable level of temperature for you vehicle. What more do you need to hear? If you’re looking for a car in the D.C. area, then come to Waldorf Ford and spring into the Ford that you’ve always wanted!