Top Apps for Holiday Travel

Memorial Day is just around the corner, and is one of the biggest travel holidays of the year.

This year, instead of fighting through traffic or listening to music from radio stations that you’re not familiar with, download some new apps to take along.

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Here is a list of some of our favorite Holiday Travel Apps:

  • Spotify – For less than $10.00 per month, you can stream unlimited music to your smartphone. By downloading the music beforehand, you can listen to your playlists on or offline, keeping your ears satisfied on your road-trip.
  • Waze – Heading somewhere far away? Download the Waze app, and keep apprised of traffic conditions, speed traps, and potential dangerous road conditions, all free-of-charge!
  • Citymapper – Visiting a new city? Check out Citymapper for more detailed planning information than Google Maps, including real-time departures and disruption alerts, along with Uber integration and cycle routes!
  • Tripit – Flying or taking mass-transit out of town? Download the Tripit app, and keep all of your flight, car rental, hotel, and event bookings in one streamline place, rather than having multiple itineraries!
  • App in the Air – Flying out of town this year? Check out the App in the Air to keep track of your flight departures, with awesome coverage of airlines and airports.

No matter where you’re headed, or how you’re planning to get there, make your holiday travel more enjoyable, just by downloading a few apps!

If you’re headed out of town by car, stop in to our Service Department, and make sure your car is road-trip ready, before you head out.

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Now in Stock: 2019 Ram 1500

If you’ve been holding out on purchasing the new 2019 Ram 1500, wait no longer.

The 2019 Ram 1500 is now in stock at Waldorf Dodge Ram, and we couldn’t be more impressed.

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Features like the automatic tailgate, adjustable rear-view mirrors, perfect for towing, and the bold new exterior are just a few of the reasons you’ll want to see this truck in person.

Some mechanical upgrades, are the implementation of the hybridization with the eTorque system, replacing the alternator with a motor/generator unit that feeds energy into a 48V lithium ion battery pack, standard on the V-6 models, and optional on the V-8 models.

New aerodynamic changes have also been implemented on the 2019 Ram 1500, giving better fuel mileage to the already conservative truck.

To schedule your test-drive, visit our website, or, stop in and see us. We know you’ll be impressed, just like we are.

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Spring Cleaning for Your Car

It’s almost April, and soon spring cleaning will be on everyone’s minds.

But spring cleaning isn’t only for your home or office.

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Take the time this year to make sure you properly clean your car, and get it looking it’s best for spring and summer, with these few tips:

  • Organize the glove box, and consoles. Sort through all of the paperwork in your glove box, and remove old insurance cards, vehicle registrations, and any other objects that you no longer need to cart around every day. Create a folder for your current vehicle registration and insurance card, and neatly place the important documents back inside of your glove box, to ensure that everything is there and easy to find when you need it!
  • Clean the windows—inside and out.  Wintertime driving can be pretty trying on the exterior of your car. Clean the windows extra, both inside and outside, with a clean towel, to ensure your visibility is never compromised.
  • Remove clutter from your trunk. Sort through all of the clutter in your trunk, and take out anything you might not need this summer (snow brushes, ice melt, gloves, etc.) and store them away for next year. While your trunk is clean, verify that your spare tire is in perfect, working order, just in case!
  • Scrub the exterior.  Winter time can leave salt and road grime all over the exterior of your vehicle. Be sure to scrub off the salt, especially on the lower half of your vehicle, and make sure your paint stays looking brand new!

If you’re in need of service for your vehicle, to ensure it’s running its best before you venture out for your spring and adventures, contact our Service Department, today!

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Give Back in Southern Maryland This Year

Here at Waldorf Dodge Ram, our community is the absolute foundation of our success, and the non-profit organizations that assist our community members 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:

Southern Maryland Food Bank and Outreach Services

Special Olympics Charles County

Spring Dell Center, Inc. 

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.

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Keep Your Vehicle at It’s Best This Year

We’re 11 days into the New Year, and most people have already set and are actively working through their New Year’s Resolutions, whether it’s dieting, better organization, or making sure you’re on time for work. But what about bettering your automobile? It’s not too late to set a resolution to keep your vehicle at it’s best this 2018.

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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.

 

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Waldorf Dodge Ram Service Department

Whether it’s routine maintenance that you’re after, or there is a more significant issue at hand, trust the experts in our Service Department to get the job done, right.

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Waldorf Dodge technicians are highly trained and certified to perform whatever work you may need on your vehicle including:

  • General Automotive Repair
  • Preventative Car Maintenance
  • Air Conditioning and Heater Service
  • Cooling System and Radiator Repair
  • Synthetic Motor Oil Replacement
  • Oil Filter Replacement
  • Brake Repair
  • Engine Diagnostic
  • Tune-Up
  • Belts, Hoses, Fluids
  • Air Filters
  • Alternators
  • Batteries
  • Headlights
  • Starters
  • Transmission Services
  • Struts
  • All Fluid Level Checks & Corrections

With convenient hours of operation, our staff is here to help you. With a complimentary shuttle service included, you can leave the stress over your vehicle behind you.

Service Hours


Monday 7:30AM – 7:00PM
 Tuesday 7:30AM – 7:00PM
Wednesday 7:30AM – 7:00PM
Thursday 7:30AM – 7:00PM
Friday 7:30AM – 7:00PM
Saturday 7:30AM – 4:00PM
Sunday Closed
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Be Sure Your Vehicle is Ready for Winter Weather This Year

It’s December, and cold weather has arrived here in Southern Maryland. Make sure your vehicle is ready to face the challenges that cold weather will throw at it, with these helpful tips.

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  • Change Windshield Wiper Blades & Refill Wiper Fluid – Snow, salt, and sludge on the roadways can be problematic, especially if your windshield wiper blades are old or you’re lacking wiper fluid. Be sure both are ready to go this year.
  • Check Tire Pressure – Make sure all of your tires are inflated to the proper weight. Cooler temperatures often leave your tires slightly on the low side. Check your tires often to ensure they’re inflated properly all winter long.
  • Change Your Oil – With the hussle and bussle of the busy holiday season, often times, preventative maintenance may fall by the wayside. Change your oil ahead of time, to ensure you don’t neglect your vehicle’s health.
  • Replace Your Battery – Your battery might seem fine now, but, when was the last time it was replaced? Batteries should be replaced every couple of years. Make sure a cold winter morning doesn’t leave you stranded this year.
  • Check Your Antifreeze Mixture – Make sure your antifreeze mixture is up to par for the winter months to ensure your engine is operating at the correct temperature.

To make sure your car is ready for the winter months, contact the experts in our Service Department. Schedule your appointment, today.

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2018 Ram 1500 is Available Now at Waldorf Dodge Ram

If you’ve been in the market for a new truck, now is the perfect time to buy.

The 2018 Ram 1500 has arrived here at Waldorf Dodge Ram, and we are speechless over this truck.

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With the ability to be outfitted for any occasion, the resilient 2018 Ram 1500 will meet all of your needs. With three cab styles and three bed lengths to pair with the V-6 or V-8 engine, there is a truck to suit everyone.

Choose from a gasoline or diesel powered engine, and the ability to add a Uconnect infotainment system, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto—perfect for those that crave and rely heavily on technology.

Visit us online to learn more about this breathtaking truck.

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2018 Dodge Challenger: Now Available at Waldorf Dodge

If you’ve been in the market for a vehicle, but have been holding out for the 2018 Dodge Challenger, wait no more! After much anticipation, the 2018 Dodge Challenger is finally here at Waldorf Dodge Ram, and we couldn’t be more excited for it’s arrival.

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With seven trim levels available and so many great features, we’re confident you’ll love this car.

  • SXT
  • GT
  • R/T
  • R/T 392
  • SRT 392
  • SRT Hellcat
  • SRT Demon

It is a stunning version of muscle, and we’re so excited to share it with you.

Whether its the exterior style that you’re looking for, or the power and performance, there’s one for everyone, and our talented staff is here to help you find the car of your dreams.

Contact us to schedule your test-drive. The 2018 Dodge Challenger is calling your name!

 

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Tips for Labor Day Travel

Labor Day weekend is just around the corner, and several families in the Southern Maryland area will be headed out of town, whether camping, to visit family and friends, or for a last-minute beach vacation.

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Here at Waldorf Dodge, we want you and your family to have a seamless trip, from the planning stages, to the travel, to the vacation itself. Here are a few tips from our team here at Waldorf Dodge Ram on how to have a safe and fun vacation, this Labor Day weekend.

  • Make a List – Make a list of things to bring with you. Whether you’re camping, at the beach or visiting friends and family, realizing once you arrive at your destination that you forgot something can be frustrating, especially if it is something like medication that you’ve left behind.
  • Ensure Your Vehicle is Road-Trip Ready – Be sure that your tires are in good working condition and are properly inflated, all of your fluids are topped off, and that your vehicle is overall ready to hit the road. Contact our Service Department, and let our experts handle your service needs.
  • Leave During Off-Peak Times – Most families will be hitting the road on Friday afternoon, en route to their destinations. Instead, begin your journey on Thursday to avoid the Labor Day rush on the road.
  • Get Enough Rest – Be sure to get enough sleep before you head out on your road trip. Drowsy driving can be very dangerous.
  • Communicate – Communicate with your family and friends on when you’ll be leaving, what route you’ll be taking, and your estimated arrival time. If you haven’t arrived when expected, your family will at least have an idea of where to find you in the event of an accident.

We hope everyone has a safe and relaxing Labor Day Weekend!

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