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Great Community Organizations Near Upper Marlboro

Here at Upper Marlboro Ford, our community is the absolute foundation of our success, and the non-profit organizations that assist our community members (and pets) are organizations that we hold near and dear to our hearts. Donations from the community are the foundations for success with many of these organizations, and for most, a small donation goes a long way.

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Here are a few organizations that we hold near and dear to our hearts, who you may want to consider donating to this year:

Humane Society of Prince George’s County

Prince George’s Child Resource Center, Inc. 

The Arc of Prince George’s County

Although there are several community organizations that we think the world, of, we thought we’d name a few that you might want to consider sponsoring, the next time you’re looking to give back to your community.


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!



New Year’s Resolutions for Your Vehicle

We’re heading into a New Year, and almost everyone is thinking of a way to improve their life, whether with fitness, organization, or even managing finances. But what about bettering your automobile?

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Your vehicle is most likely one of your most valued and relied on possessions, so, why not take every measure to ensure you’re keeping it in tip-top shape throughout the year?

Here are a few ideas for New Year’s Resolutions, specifically for your automobile:

  • Keep up with your routine maintenance. Your vehicle’s routine maintenance is one of the easiest things to overlook—whether it’s not having the time to have maintenance addressed, or the money. Although it’s easy to neglect, it’s also one of the most important aspects of your vehicle’s longevity and can help you save money and time, in the long run. Schedule an appointment with our Service Department to have your routine maintenance addressed. 
  • Keep your vehicle’s interior and exterior clean. Although it’s tough to maintain the cleanliness of your vehicle, especially in the colder months, you may feel better if you do. Having a clean vehicle may help reduce stress, especially if your vehicle tends to get cluttered easily.
  • Keep up with your neglected maintenance. Have a rattling noise that’s been driving you crazy for a while, but haven’t had it looked at yet? Bring your car in for Service, and let our experts help you pin-point the problem, before it becomes a bigger problem.
  • Schedule regular check-ups. Just like your physical health, it’s important to keep tabs on your vehicle’s health. Schedule regular appointments to have your car checked, to ensure everything is in working order.


Tips for a Seamless Thanksgiving Road Trip

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, along with the busiest travel holiday of the year!

If you’ve traveled on this holiday in the past, you know that planning is key to a seamless, relaxing trip, and we’ve got just the list to keep you organized this year!

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  • Stay Connected – Download the latest travel apps for your phone before you hit the road—Spotify is a great channel for music, Waze will help with traffic, and Citymapper will be your best-bet for navigation!
  • Travel Late or Early – Instead of sitting in a huge mess of traffic this year, leave in the middle of the night, or early in the morning to avoid traffic jams—you’ll get to where you’re going much faster, and your passengers will thank you… especially if you have kids!
  • Pack Wisely – Make sure to bring temperature-appropriate clothing, shoes, and coats, especially if you’re heading north or to the mountains!
  • Have Your Car Serviced – Make sure that all of your fluid levels are topped off, your brakes, lights work properly, and that your car is up to date on all routine maintenance including oil changes and tires. Contact our Service Department to set up an appointment to have your car prepared for your road trip!
  • Have Travel Documents on Hand – Be sure to carry your Insurance Card, Roadside Assistance information, and any other vital information, in case of emergency.
  • Make All Stops at Once – If you have children, it might be challenging trying to travel with the constant stopping for bathroom breaks, food, and drinks, but, if you stop in a place where you can use the restroom, grab a sandwich and a bottle of water, all in one place, you’re guaranteed to save time instead of loading and unloading everyone into and out of the car at each place.

Visit us online to schedule your appointment with our Service Department, to ensure your vehicle is up-to-par for your Thanksgiving travel. Buckle up, and enjoy the ride!

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.

Fun Things To Do This Fall Near Upper Marlboro

School is back in session, and fall is just around the corner, which means there are tons of events around town to enjoy, for all ages.

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With plenty of family-friendly activities near Upper Marlboro to experience, we’ve compiled a list of a few of our favorites for you to try out this year:

  • 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 right here in Upper Marlboro, 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, just a short drive from Upper Marlboro.
  • Navy Football – In nearby Annapolis, enjoy a Navy football game, perfect for all ages, and all interests!
  • Maryland Renaissance Festival – Also 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. Just minutes from Upper Marlboro, your family will love all that the Renaissance Festival has to offer.
  • Fright Fest at Six Flags America – Located right here in Upper Marlboro, Six Flags America holds one of the areas top spooky events, from September 23 – October 29. Enjoy thrill rides, complimented with thrills by day and fright by night.