6 Quick Tips for When You Get Caught in a Snowstorm

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU GET CAUGHT IN A SNOWSTORM In an effort to keep our customers at the top of their driving game this winter we have talked about how to prevent and combat skidding on icy roads and today we look at another dangerous winter-driving scenario: getting caught in a snowstorm. So we … Continue reading

What happens when your lease is over?

If you have a close-ended lease, you are required to pay off the actual amount of any damages that exceed normal wear and tear at the time you return your leased vehicle.  Fortunately, Ford Credit is fairly forgiving when it comes to the amount of wear and tear that is permitted.  For instance, as far … Continue reading


PREVENT Make sure your tires have sufficient tread by testing them with a quarter.  Learn more about winter tire maintenance by reading our past blog post, Pre-Winter Car Care, Part IV. Also, avoid slamming on the brakes, as this may cause your vehicle to skid. If your wheels start to lock up, ease off the … Continue reading

Advantages of Leasing a Ford Vehicle

Ford Credit provides a great variety of lease terms.  With a variety of mileage options, term lengths, and program benefits and options, you’re sure to find a plan that suits your needs.   Mileage Options Ford offers seven mileage options, ranging from 10,500 to 19,500 miles per year.  If you know that you will need … Continue reading

Do You Believe the Mayans?

We are not here to say that we know what is going to happen on 12/21/12.  But, if you would rather be on the cautious side why not get your vehicle prepared for what could be…. either absolute chaos or the holiday travel season.  Call us today to schedule your service appointment at (301) 419-2700 … Continue reading


Kevin has been a part of the Academy Ford family for 5 years today.  He started his career in the automotive industry selling cars, but made the switch to service at Academy Ford.  He has been working here for 5 years as a Service Advisor.  He enjoys working at Academy Ford because of the people. … Continue reading

Leasing Terms You Auto Know

Let’s start out your leasing vocabulary lesson with the two types of leases: an open-ended lease and a close-ended lease and a few terms associated with them. An open-ended lease means that you are planning on purchasing the vehicle at the end of your initial lease term, in which case you pay the difference between … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Mr. Lynch!

Mr. Lynch celebrates a birthday today! While he doesn’t typically like a lot of attention, we couldn’t let the day go by without wishing him a happy birthday and take a look back at his founding of Academy Ford.     After finishing up his education at Georgetown University, he began a career at Ford Motor Company.  It all started … Continue reading


If you think that your vehicle is ready to hit the road as soon as it is delivered to Academy Ford, think again!  When your newly purchased vehicle arrives at our dealership, we perform a meticulous pre-delivery inspection to make sure it is running smoothly.  Our Service Department checks the vehicle’s fluid levels and the … Continue reading

5 Things You Auto Know About Leasing A Car

We are here to tell you that leasing is making a comeback! There are a lot of reasons why including: lower interest rate incentives and the impact of gas prices on a car owner’s cash flow.  Whatever your reasons are for possibly considering a lease we think you auto know a few good things. TOP … Continue reading