Tire Tread and What You Need to Know

When it comes to car maintenance, one of the most important things to keep in check is how much your tire tread depth is. Replacing your tires when necessary can help prevent accidents and help you drive your vehicle smoothly.

Researchers conducted a study in which they stopped a vehicle that ran 60 mph. During the study trial, they experimented with cars that had either a 10/32-inch tread, 4/32-inch tread and 2/32-inch tread.

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Who buys a car in December? (Spoiler: a lot of people!)

We’ve all seen the ads: a wife surprises her husband (or vice versa) with a shiny new sportscar, topped with a bow, on Christmas morning.


I don’t know about you, but I’ve always been skeptical that people are giving away cars as gifts, especially at Christmastime. I think if you did a poll, you’d find that it is a rare phenomenon.

However, you might be surprised to know that the holidays…

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Happy Thanksgiving from Academy Ford!

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to take stock and remember the things that are important. At Academy Ford, the most important thing to us is you, our customers.


Let’s face it, you don’t buy a car every day. For most people, it’s one of the biggest purchases you make. Buying a car is a huge choice, and you have a lot of options when it comes to dealerships. We are grateful and…

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Ford F-150, Truck Driver's Choice

Trucks are a great fit, even for everyday drivers. They give you the ability to haul large supplies and equipment and even have enough space for a family. With many new features and great overall scores, the 2017 Ford F-150 is sure to impress. This truck is one of the best full-size pickups you can purchase for 2017.

The F-150 comes in crew cab, extended, and regular body styles. The body of this truck is exclusively aluminum and comes with advanced powertrain options. There is also an available 3.5-liter V-6 engine that is turbocharged; it can make more power…
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The 2018 Ford Fusion has Limitless Possibilities

The 2018 Ford Fusion is now available at Academy Ford Sales, and it does not disappoint. This year's Fusion model is more powerful than ever, with six different engines available. The Fusion Sport features an exhilarating 325-hp V6. This midsized, family sedan is roomy enough to fit up to 5 passengers in comfort, with leather trim available.

​The Fusion also has two hybrid models available for the green-thinking buyer. There is even an all-wheel-drive option available, so no matter what your needs are the Fusion has you covered. As available with all Ford models, the...
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Get in the Christmas spirit with Academy Ford!

This year, Academy Ford will be collecting new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots! We've done this for many years and it's a joy to be able to give back to our community. 

If you're stopping into the showroom to look at cars, or bringing yours in for service, consider bringing a toy along with you! Or just stop by to see us and donate a toy. 

We consider it a privilege…
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Find A Like-New Pre-Owned Vehicle with Low-Mileage in Laurel, MD


You don’t stop, so we don’t stop. No matter what time it is. Always Unstoppable. #FordExplorer

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For the Maryland drivers who want to save a significant amount of money on their next vehicle purchase can find a fantastic selection of late model pre-owned vehicles with low mileage numbers on the odometer.

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Should You Buy or Lease Your Next Vehicle?

Buying a new vehicle requires a big investment by the buyer and deciding how to pay for it is an important decision. If you have to money on hand you may decide that you want to pay cash, but if you're like many Americans, you'll probably require financing. The choice to buy or lease depends on your needs. Below are some pros and cons of buying and leasing.

Buying Pros

  • You have ownership…
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Schedule a routine oil change for your car today

Keeping your engine clean is important. Your oil works hard to remove all the contaminants that would otherwise cause damage, friction, and wear on the moving parts of your ride. In order to do its job, your motor oil needs to be clean so it has the capacity to collect all the "bad" stuff.

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Changing your oil regularly here at Academy Ford Sales is important so it doesn't get too saturated to do its

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Is a new or used car right for me?

When buying a car, you have a lot of choices, from color to size and style to options. But first thing’s first: do you want to buy new or used? The answer to this question will shape your entire car-buying process, so it’s important to consider your options.


Why buy new

For some people, there’s nothing like the feeling of getting behind the wheel of a brand new car. No one has…

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