Now Available: 2018 Ford F-150

We’ve been waiting for what seems like forever, for the 2018 Ford F-150 to arrive here at Prince Frederick Ford, and the time has finally come.

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One of our favorite updates to the refreshed 2018 Ford F-150 is the breathtaking new front grille. The new two-bar design delivers a sleek and classy look, closely resembling last year’s Super Duty truck’s re-design.

To compliment the front grille, the headlamps now have an LED accent border, giving it a timeless look, and we quickly fell in love. Additionally, the tail lights offer a similar LED accent border, a sleek update from the 2017 Ford F-150.

The wheels now offer six different designs to choose from, ranging from 17 to 22 inches in diameter, perfect for any taste.

On higher trim styles, there is now a new horizontal applique for the tailgate, giving a noticeable badge, quickly recognized by Ford enthusiasts on the road, and, if that wasn’t enough, the new F-150 badging across the tailgate will stand out among the competition, giving the rough and rugged look that buyers crave.

Finally, the biggest re-design is the available diesel engine on the 2018 Ford F-150.

To check out our inventory, visit us online, or contact us. We know you’ll fall in love, just as quickly as we did.

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Family Fun This Fall Around Southern Maryland

Fall is a wonderful time of year here in Southern Maryland. Between the fall festivals, corn mazes, hay rides, 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 – 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.
  • 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!

Fall Car Cleaning Hacks

Your vehicle’s interior can get messy, especially when you have young kids riding with you. Between the food, games, and every day necessities that you keep in your vehicle, it can be tough to stay organized.

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Here are a few tips to help you stay organized behind the wheel of your car:

  • Keep collapsible bins in your trunk to utilize for groceries, or every day essentials. When the bins are not in use, fold them up and store them in your trunk so that they are there when you need them.
  • Keep a coupon organizer in your glove box for important papers such as your vehicle’s registration and proof of car insurance.
  • If you have young children, use a remote control caddy to keep activities, small toys, or non-perishable snacks in, by placing it under their car seat, and draping over the sides of the seat.
  • Use a cereal container as a garbage bin, to avoid having garbage lying in the floor board of your vehicle.
  • Use over the door organizers to drape over the back seats (if you drive a vehicle with a hatch back), to keep every day essentials in, such as wet wipes, tissues, paper towels, etc.

Our Favorite Vehicles 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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Prince Frederick 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!

100 Years of Ford Trucks

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.

 

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.

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

If you’ve been in the market for a pre-owned vehicle, but have hesitations just because you’re not the first owner, let your worry stop here.

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When you purchase a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle from Prince Frederick Ford, you’ll love the worry-free experience that comes along with it!

Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles are covered by a 172-point inspection, covering the vehicle’s history and scheduled maintenance performed, a comprehensive road test, exterior and interior features inspected, and an underhood, underbody and diagnostic systems check.

All Ford Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles come with limited warranty coverage, as well as 24-hour roadside assistance.

Shop our Certified Pre-Owned Inventory online, or contact us today to learn more.