Tips for Tailgating in Pittsburgh

It’s almost football season, which means it’s time to start planning for tailgating. If this is your first time tailgating in Pittsburgh, check out these tips:

  1. Know where to go: Generally, before games downtown, people tailgate at surface lots, in parking garages, and in water shuttles. If you aren’t sure where to go, look for groups on social media who may be happy to have you for your first game.
  2. Pack the Cooler Well: Start with pre-chilling anything/everything. When it comes back to pack the cooler, put any beverages at the bottom, and then add a layer of ice and give it a good shake to get the ice to fall between any crevices. Put food, ideally in water-tight containers, on top and pack it full. A full cooler means no warm air sneaks in.
  3. Bring games to play: Tailgating is about eating good food, but it’s always fun to play cornhole or pass the football around.
  4. Dress for the weather: It gets cold in Pittsburgh in the fall and winter, especially in the morning. Bring layers that you can take off as the day warms up.
  5. Bring trash bags: Sure, water, drinks, food, plates, etc. are all important, but if you want to be a good fan, you should always pick up your trash. Bring extra trash bags to pass out to people you see littering. They’ll take the hint.

If you need a tailgate-ready ride, look no further than our great selection of Ford F-150, Ford Explorer, Ford Escape, and Ford EcoSport. They’re all ready to rock and roll right here at Shults Ford Wexford.

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Are You Ready for Some Friday Night Football?

Can you tell that we at Shults Ford Lincoln of Wexford are just a tad bit excited about football season? While we’re enjoying our lazy football Sundays on the couch, we’re also proud to catch some Friday night football as we support our local high school athletes.

Friday nights around here are prime time to see future Steelers go head-to-head with rival schools, seeking to add that ‘W’ to their record for the year. Though high school is certainly different now than when we were students, nothing has changed about the tradition of showing school spirit and making some noise. Probably the only time we get quiet around here during a football game is when the marching band plays the National Anthem and in the .7 seconds before a game-winning play is made.

At the time of this writing, local high schools Pine-Richland and North Hills are currently undefeated, though after the teams play each other, only one will keep a ‘0’ in the loss column.

Nearby North Allegheny High School is also in prime position to make this a great season.

Which local high school teams do your support? Maybe we’ll see you in the bleachers or at the concession stand in line sometime soon!

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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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2015 Ford F-150 Is Perfect for Tailgating

September is finally here, and that means one thing: football season! For many of us football season is the greatest time of the year. What could be better than gridiron battles, decades-long rivalries, and tailgate parties?

One very important part of throwing a successful tailgate party is having the right vehicle and the all-new 2015 Ford F-150 is perfect for tailgating. The 2015 F-150 is going to have some pretty cool available tailgate features, including opening with a remote, one-handed tailgate operation, having 115-volt outlets with 400 watts of power, a retractable ramp to roll your grill right into the back, and a retractable step to help you get in and out of the bed, too.

Watch this short video to see some of the sweet tailgate features for yourself:

Of course, the new F-150 will be perfect for more than just tailgating. The base 3.5-liter V6 will give you 283 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque and provide a towing capacity up to 7,600 pounds. Need more power? Opt for the turbocharged 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 with 325 horsepower and 375 lb-ft of torque. This engine will let you tow up to 8,500 pounds.

The 2015 F-150 will be available with a choice of five models, including the base, F-150 XLT, F-150 Lariat, F-150 King Ranch, and F-150 Platinum. It will be coming soon to Shults Ford Lincoln of Wexford.

F-150 is perfect for tailgating