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Why a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle Might be Your Best Bet

You’ve been searching and searching for the perfect vehicle. The brand-new one that has all of the features you’re looking for is just a little out of our price range, but, you’re afraid to buy a pre-owned vehicle, because you’re not sure of the vehicle’s condition, even though it might have every feature you’re looking for.

A Certified Pre-Owned vehicle might just be the answer you’ve been looking for.

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A Ford Certified Pre-Owned vehicle has been through Ford’s rigorous 172-point inspection, including a comprehensive vehicle history report, including maintenance performed, a full road test, interior and exterior features examined. An underhood, underbody and diagnostic system analysis is also conducted, ensuring that the vehicle’s condition is up-to-par.

Additionally, a limited warranty, covering you for 12 months/12,000 miles, including the transmission, engine, and more, plus a powertrain limited warranty are included, and 24-hour roadside assistance are available to you, when you purchase a CPO vehicle.

In order to be a Certified Pre-Owned vehicle, the vehicle must be less than 6 years old, have fewer than 80K miles on the odometer, a and a CARFAX report must be conducted to ensure there are no issues that do not meet Ford standards.

To learn more about Certified Pre-Owned vehicles, visit us online.


A New Look: 2018 Ford Expedition

The Ford Expedition has always been a favorite amongst our customers, but now, with the fresh redesign, we can’t help but to love the changes that have been made.

Similar to the new F-150s, the 2018 Ford Expedition is now lighter than ever with the aluminum body, making it 300 lbs lighter than the 2017 model.

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The 3.5 liter turbo V-6 XL, XLT and Limited trim styles received an increase in horsepower to 375, and the Platinum trim style was given an even bigger boost, to 400 HP. Ford updated the transmission to a 10-speed automatic, to replace the older 6-speed. If that wasn’t enough, the 2018 Ford Expedition can now tow as much as 9,300 lbs, giving you the ability to tow almost anything you need, while still enjoying all the comforts of your SUV.

On the interior, you’ll love the features that have been added. Between the additional power outlets, sliding seat belts, and flip-out floor tray that turns into a table in the rear cargo area, creature comforts are sure to persuade your purchase. Additionally, a loading lip, perfect for catching those run-away groceries has been included on the 2018 model.

Although these are just a few of the features added, we couldn’t wait to share them with you. Check out our inventory of 2018 Ford Expeditions, by visiting us online, or, contact us to schedule your test-drive, today!



Tailgating Hacks for your Ford F-150

There is nothing better than going to a Washington Redskins game with your family and friends, enjoying the atmosphere, the smell of hamburgers and hot dogs cooking, and the all-around good time you have, even before the game starts.

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We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite tailgating tips that you are sure to love, and you can put them to great use in your brand new Ford F-150 this year!

  • Keep a toolbox in the back of your truck, stocked full of cooking utensils, silverware, trash bags, condiments and other essentials that are easy to forget when rushing to the game. Having these items available to you without having to pack them each time will save you a ton of time.
  • Cut up and prepare all of your fixings beforehand—shape your burger patties and refrigerate between wax paper sheets, cut up all lettuce, tomato and onions so that they’re ready to go before you head to the game. Pack all of your perishable items into a cooler with plenty of ice, and load it into your F-150.
  • Throw a large plastic bin into the back of your F-150 to bring back used dishes and trash that may not have made it to a garbage can. Fill an old laundry detergent jug with water to use as a hand sanitizing station.
  • Keep a metal bucket in the back of your F-150 to throw potentially hot grilling ashes into, rather than leaving them in the grill or on-site.
  • Buy an inexpensive set of plastic drawers and keep them in the back of your truck. Keep the drawers stocked full of essentials like cooking spray, aluminum foil, plastic cups or utensils, and paper plates.

Keeping all of these items in the back of your F-150 might not seem ideal, but, with a cover on the bed of your truck, you’ll hardly even know they are there.

Our Top Vehicle Picks for Students

It’s almost the end of August, which means only a couple weeks 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?

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Upper Marlboro 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 in itself to drive. 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 rear-view 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!

Ford Trucks: 100 Years and Going Strong

The Ford truck has been one of America’s favorites, and best-selling pickup trucks for the last 40 consecutive years. But, did you know, it’s been around for 100 years?

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July 27, 2017 marked 100 years of production of Ford Trucks, dating back to the first Ford Model TT in 1917. The Ford Model TT was created due to the demand for a vehicle that could haul heavy loads, and provide greater utility for work and deliveries, according to a Press Release from Ford Motor Company. The Ford Model TT was priced at $600, back then, and 209 were sold in that year.

Fast forward to today, the Ford F-150 is America’s top-selling pickup trucks, is the official truck of the National Football League, and is a well-renowned favorite among businesses and retail customers, alike.

To view our inventory of Ford Trucks, visit us online, or contact us to schedule your test-drive.

Tips for Protecting Your Teen Behind the Wheel

The moment your teen turns 16 is exciting, but is also potentially worrisome for parents. As they acquire their driver’s license, they’re well on their path to independence, however, protecting them is still your priority.

But how do you protect them, when you’re not around?

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Here are a few tips to ensure your teen is safe, when they get behind the wheel:

  • Be sure that the vehicle your teen is behind the wheel in is in tip-top shape. Verify the safety ratings on the vehicle, as well as the current condition of the tires, brakes, and engine. Contact our Service Department to ensure the vehicle that your teen will be driving is up-to-par.
  • It might be a good idea to limit the time that your teen is allowed to be behind the wheel; according to an article from esurance, most accidents involving teen drivers occur after 9:00 PM, so, setting curfews could be in their best interest.
  • Limit the number of passengers that your teen is allowed to travel with, to help avoid distractions.
  • Speak with your teen about the dangers of driving distracted, or driving under the influence.
  • Be sure to thoroughly teach your teen about all the features of the vehicle they will be driving, before they get behind the wheel. Ensure your teen knows exactly where to find the switches for the lights, windshield wipers, and hazard lights, in case of emergency.

Driving is an exciting privilege, but could potentially be a very dangerous task. To learn what vehicle might be the best fit for your teen, visit us at, or contact us today!

5 Common Factors Attributed to Accidents

Although driving is a wonderful privilege, it can also be a very dangerous task, regardless of the endless safety features that come on new cars, today.

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To help keep our customers safe behind the wheel, we’ve compiled a list of 5 common factors attributed to accidents, to keep in mind, the next time you get behind the wheel:

  1. Distracted Driving – Driving while operating an electronic device, whether a cell phone, GPS, or any other device, can prove to be a very dangerous distraction. Taking your eyes off the road, even for a split second, can cause you to miss something, that you ordinarily wouldn’t have missed if focused completely on driving.
  2. Drowsy Driving – We’ve all been there. Life gets busy, and sometimes there isn’t quite enough time for sleep, and then you’re back behind the wheel of your vehicle, on to the next task. Driving while sleepy can slow down your reaction time, which could result in a collision, no matter how closely you feel that you’re paying attention.
  3. Driving Without a Seat Belt – No matter the distance you’re traveling, engaging your safety belt is vital when you get behind the wheel. Although cars today are built with air bags to help protect you in the event of an accident, a seat belt could save your life.
  4. Speeding – Regardless of how long you’ve been permitted to drive, or how much experience you have, speeding is a dangerous habit to get into, and according to a Blog from Road and Track, is the second leading cause of traffic fatalities. Be sure to plan ahead, and give yourself enough time to reach your destination, without having to speed to get there.
  5. Being Unaware of Driving Conditions – Whether it’s snow and ice that we’re experiencing, or rain, staying apprised of weather conditions is an important factor in avoiding danger behind the wheel. Attempting to reach your destination before inclement weather starts is your safest bet to avoiding a weather-related collision.