Family-Friendly Activities for Memorial Day

Memorial Day is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start thinking about what you can do with your family to help celebrate those who sacrificed so much for our great country. Here is a quick list of family-friendly activities for Memorial Day.

Attend a Memorial Day parade. Throughout the Wexford area, you will find many Memorial Day parades happening throughout the holiday’s weekend. Find one near you and enjoy watching the military veterans walking, as well as all the decorative floats. It’s a great family-friendly experience for everybody.

Plan a family picnic. If you would like to celebrate Memorial Day in your own way, then consider gathering up all the makings you need for a picnic and taking your family to your local park. You can enjoy the beautiful May weather, while also enjoying time spent with your family.

Head to Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum. What better way to honor military veterans than to learn about the wars they fought in? In downtown Pittsburgh, you will find the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum, which is considered the largest memorial dedicated to all branches of the military. In fact, the museum is holding a Memorial Day celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 28.

Everybody here at Shults Ford of Wexford hopes you and your family have a memorable Memorial Day.

Family-Friendly Activities for Memorial Day

10th Annual Cupids and Canines Event

Cupids and Canines

Cupids and Canines

Thanks to Valentine’s Day, the month of February has love on everyone’s mind. But Cupid doesn’t just aim for romantic relationships for people. He makes sure that dogs get some love too, as is evident by the generous organizations that aim to take care of pups everywhere. If you love dogs too, you’ll want to join the fun at the 10th annual Cupids and Canines event on February 4th.

casino games

From 7-11 pm, the PNC Park Club Level will be turned into an extravagant Vegas style casino, ready to host a gala that you won’t want to miss. Cupid and Canines is put on by the Animal Rescue League, the Western PA Humane Society and the Bow Wow Buddies Foundation. This charitable event will raise money to benefit all three of these groups which will in turn help animals in need.

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Come dressed up and ready to enjoy some fun mingling and networking. There will be hors d’oeuvres for snacking, plenty of exciting casino games, and live music by The Weathered Band, as well as a silent and chance auction. There will even be a chance to win a trip to Las Vegas or a $10,000 grand prize. Grab your lucky charm and get ready to play and do your part to save animals in need.

Dangerous Roads Around The Globe

There are dangerous roads and then there are dangerous roads. A lot of us may have roads in our neighborhoods or towns that we recognize for their challenging nature. Maybe it’s a particular hidden drive or a poor traffic design compounded by speed and congestion. But beyond those mild concerns, there is a whole other class of dangerous road that exists here and there around the world.

For example, there’s the road that was originally hand-carved by a Russian immigrant. It’s been modernized now, but it remains highly dangerous. Called the Million Dollar Highway by locals, it’s in Colorado and runs between Durango and Ouray. Why is it dangerous? It’s curvy as hell, and most of the time, one side offers only a few feet of shoulder before dropping off into a cliff.

Siberia is known for being a natural prison. Russia sent its prisoners there because they didn’t even have to lock them up–there was nowhere habitable to escape to! Across Siberia stretches the Trans-Siberian Highway. The danger here is the cold. The winter lasts 10 months and average temperatures hover around -37F. Bring a blanket.

Then there is the aptly-named Death Road in Bolivia. The road is unpaved, winding, and ridiculously narrow. It’s carved into a canyon and thus one side drops off sharply to the base, thousands of feet below.

No matter where you are driving, we at Shults Ford Lincoln of Wexford hope you drive safely and responsibly!

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Enjoy the Football Season with an Edge, Escape, or Explorer

The football season is ramping up, and what could be a better way to bond with your family than to bring everyone to see a game?

Taking the family around takes a dependable and capable vehicle, which is why at Shults Ford we recommend the Ford Edge, Escape, or Explorer, depending on how many kids you need to carry around.

Speaking of kids, the North Allegheny High School football team is currently 1-2 in wins-losses. They need all the support they can get! With one of the vehicles mentioned above, you’ll be able to bring the whole family to the game and all the football gear you need if one of your kids is on the team.

But the Edge, Escape, and Explorer aren’t just great people-movers. They also ensure the utmost safety with active technologies like BLIS® with Cross-Traffic Alert and forward collision warning with brake support. They also get great fuel economy, so all those trips to the local game will barely make a dent in the fuel gauge!

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Ultimate Tailgate: 6 steps to success

Football season has arrived, and that means that tailgating season has arrived with it. Here are some tips that will improve your tailgate experience, making your Saturdays or Sundays even more fun.

Provide a lot of refreshments: It’s not a party without drinks! Be sure to stock a cooler with enough cans of beer to satisfy all your guests. At the same time, though, don’t forget to get some six packs of soda for nondrinkers and under-age partiers. And cheering in the hot sun can leave you parched, so remember to stay hydrated with plenty of bottled water.

Up your food game: A successful tailgate requires awesome food. Grill up some burgers and hot dogs, along with vegetarian options. Have a wide range of tailgating foods available so everyone has a variety they enjoy.

Dress Like A Pro Tailgater: Don’t forget to look the part while playing corn hole! Wear your team colors or your favorite player’s jersey. No matter what, make sure you are enjoying yourself and you are dressed for the weather, warm or cold.

Have a portable TV and radio: A portable TV allows you to enjoy both the pre-game and the game. Want to have some music but don’t have a cordless radio? You can use your car radio while having your open trunk double as additional seating or a food/drink station.

Of course, the most important part of tailgating is doing it in a great car or truck. You can find one of those here at Shults Ford Lincoln of Wexford!

6 steps to success

Customers with Limited Mobility Turn to Ford Transit Connect Wagon

Customers with Limited Mobility Turn to Ford Transit Connect Wagon

Ford Motor Company has recently discovered that the 2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon has proven extremely popular to retail customers with limited mobility. These customers, also participating in the Ford Mobility Motoring Reimbursement Program, turn to the Transit Connect to assist their independent living lifestyle but need assistance transporting their motorized scooters or chairs.

“Transit Connect Wagon offers the right mixture of affordability, interior spaciousness and capability that is appealing to all people,” Explains Andrew Bayer, automotive products manager at Bruno Independent Living Aids, global manufacturer of Ford’s mobility assistance features. “Bruno is proud to work with Ford to ensure people with limited mobility are able to equip Transit Connect Wagon with the upfit options they need to help lead and independent lifestyle.”

The standard Transit connect Wagon features the option of a premium seat that can lower to help passengers easily get in and out of the car, as well as a lift that can accommodate a motorized scooter or chair without any heavy lifting.

The Transit Connect surpassed the E-Series in 2012 to become the most popular retail vehicle for customers in the Mobility Motoring Reimbursement Program, proving they love the easy and accessible features the wagon has to offer. Now with more additions, great performance, upgraded efficiency and more, we will be seeing more and more Transit Connect Wagons on the road than ever before.

 

American Adventures in Pittsburgh

There is nothing more fun than packing up a week’s worth of clothes and getting in the car and going for a road trip. You have the windows down, snacks in hand, just enjoying the company and the road. August is American Adventure Month and there are so many amazing places in the States that you should get out and see.

Although, we understand sometimes time and budget can make that difficult but here is a solution, take just a weekend long trip and explore Pennsylvania!

Here are some destinations that you may want to check out:

  1. Independence National Park and the Liberty Bell
  2. Hershey Park
  3. Philadelphia Museum of Art
  4. Eastern State Penitentiary
  5. Strasburg

So whether you have the time to go on a week or more long road trip or just have time for a short weekend getaway, go out and have an American Adventure. Stop by Shults Ford Lincoln of Wexford to get your perfect vehicle to take you.

American adventure

’65 Ford GT40 Roadster for the Taking

'65 Ford GT40 Roadster up for auctionThe 1965 Ford  GT40 Roadster is an incredible car that made waves when it was introduced into the racing scene is the 1960s.  This car has been kept in a collection by the same owner for over 20 years and it is now being auctioned off to the highest bidder to make their car collection one-of-a-kind.

Pebble Beach weekend in Monterey, California is a gathering place for car enthusiast and vintage cars. This year’s event will be particularly special due to this auction.  Ford and Shelby only build 100 of these cars to sell to consumers and just four of those were roadsters.  The ’65 Ford GT40 Roadster that is being auctions off is the only one left in existence that is in its original condition.

Besides the fact that there is no other car like this in the world, there are also historic events that make it stand apart from the rest.  This GT40 Roadster got ford to Le Mans four years in a row in the late 60s. It also was personally driven by Carroll Shelby and Henry Ford II at a test and demo event for the board of directors in Las Angeles.

The ’65 Ford GT40 Roadster was consigned to RM Auctions and can be seen in Monterey in mid-August.  The last time a similar vehicle was sold, it went for $7 million, so you can expect similar results if not higher!

Meet the Manager of Shults Certified.com, Adam Abraham!

We would like to introduce you to Adam Abraham, the manager of our newest store, Shults Certified.com!

Adam was born and raised in the state of Washington and moved to Maryland at the age of 16.  He has been in the car business since the age of 19 and is going on 12 years serving each community he has worked in with a pleasant and helpful car buying experience.

He got his start in the automotive business in Maryland as a salesperson at a used car superstore and after 3 years was promoted to a used car manager.  He worked as a used car manager for a year before moving to where he feels he really belongs, Pittsburgh!  He has family ties in Pittsburgh, plus he is a huge Steelers, Penguin, and Pirate fan, so the fit was perfect!

He has dabbled in every aspect of the car buying business, including selling, management, and finance.  He experiences a sincere joy when he is able to help people find a vehicle they love.  Adam strives to make the car buying experience fun and exciting and always follows through, making sure the customer remains satisfied long after the initial purchase.

He has a passion for the automotive business and takes it very seriously.  In his role at Shults Certified.com, Adam is in charge of buying cars for inventory, working with the customers personally, as well as doing the finance paperwork.  From the beginning of your search through signing the papers, Adam will be there to make sure you have a great experience that will make you want to return!

Adam is coming up on his 2nd anniversary with his wife, who is a nurse at Shadyside Hospital, and he also lives with his two pugs, Hendrix and Layla.

Please help us in giving Adam Abraham and his wife a big Shults welcome!  We are so excited to have him as part of the Shults family and we know he will do an amazing job!

Adam Abraham

Richard Bazzy Steps In and Fixes A Unique Situation

How long would you be willing to wait for your car to get fixed?  We are talking maybe a new part or some routine maintenance.  A couple of days tops?  Well, Al Miller, an individual who took his vehicle into a Pittsburgh dealership in December, waited a full 7 months for his catalytic converter to be fixed on his 7 year old car and was given every excuse in the book as to why it was taking so long.  In the end, he was informed that they couldn’t fix it because it was too old.

Miller took his story to KDKA’s Marty Griffin, who made a single phone call that put him in touch with Shults Ford Lincoln in Wexford.  Shults Ford, led by owner Richard Bazzy, previously had nothing to do with Miller’s car until Griffin contacted Bazzy.  Bazzy immediately wanted to help fix the problem.

“I want to get involved Marty, because I don’t want that to represent the brand, how customers are treated at Ford,” Bazzy stated.

He made only a few phone calls, located the part that was needed, and sent one of his employees to the state of Ohio to pick it up.  Ford stepped right in and did what they could to rectify the situation.

In the end, Miller’s car was fixed and he couldn’t be more grateful.  Thanks to getting Marty Griffin and Richard Bazzy involved, Miller was reunited with his car within a week of the initial contact!  If you are looking for a dealership that cares about your needs and are willing to do anything to help, then any of the three Shults locations would be the perfect choice for you!

To see the full news story and the video, click here!

Richard Bazzy

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