2023 Ford F-150 Heritage Edition Coming Soon to Shults Ford

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The 2023 Ford F-150 is coming to Shults Ford later this year, and it’s bringing the awesome new Heritage Edition with it. This new package, available for the XLT, celebrates 75 years of the Ford F-Series by throwing it back to a classic style.

With the 2023 Ford F-150 Heritage Edition, your truck will get a unique two-tone, A-B-A exterior style that evokes the vibe of trucks from the 1970s and 1980s. Heritage Edition models are available in five different color combinations

  • Antimatter Blue with Carbonized Gray on the top and bottom
  • Area 51 with Agate Black on the top and bottom
  • Atlas Blue with Agate Black on the top and bottom
  • Avalance with Agate Black on the top and bottom
  • Race Red with Carbonized Gray on the top and bottom

This is just the latest addition to the expanding F-150 lineup. Ford has also revealed a new off-road-ready Rattler trim and the amazing 700-horsepower Raptor R as the newest options coming to the F-150 family for 2023.

Interested in getting your hands on a 2023 Ford F-150 Heritage Edition? Contact the team at Shults Ford in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania or start your custom order today.

Ford Named One of America’s Most JUST Companies | Wexford, PA

2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E | Wexford, PA

Ford was the No. 1 overall brand in the automobiles and parts industry in the 2022 Rankings of America’s Most JUST Companies. This accolade reaffirms the Blue Oval’s leadership in environmental causes both in the automotive world and beyond it.

Not only was Ford No. 1 in automotive and 20th overall, but it ranked a full 10 spots ahead of the next automaker on the 2022 Most JUST Companies list. Just Capital, which compiles the list, ranks Ford No. 1 among automakers for climate change initiatives and No. 2 overall for pollution reduction and resource efficiency.

Just Capital notes that Ford uses the highest percentage of renewable energy of any automaker at 10% and also recycles 90% of the waste it generates. By 2050, Ford plans to be entirely carbon-neutral.

To get there, Ford is investing more than $50 billion in electric vehicles by 2026. That includes ramping up production of the mega-popular F-150 Lightning and Mustang Mach-E as well as delivering innovative new EVs yet to come.

“At Ford, our goal is to create a positive impact on people and the planet. Because the future of this company centers on a purpose bigger than building vehicles,” said Mary Wroten, director of global sustainability and ESG at Ford Motor Company.

To see how Ford is changing the world a little bit at a time every day, check out the selection of eco-friendly vehicles in stock now at Shults Ford — your No. 1 Ford dealer in all of Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania.

Ford Continues Water Leadership with Stream Restoration Agreement | Wexford, PA

Ford Restoration | Wexford, PA

Ford is a well-known leader in water conservation, having made the CDP A List for water security multiple times over the past decade. And once again, Ford steps up to help make our planet a better place with a historic new stream mitigation and restoration agreement.

In April, Ford and the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture signed an agreement to restore stream waters running through Lone Oaks Farm on the latter’s campus. The objective is to convert the 1,200-acre facility into a 4-H and STEM Education Center, helping students learn vital skills that will translate into a better tomorrow.

“Every year, UTIA provides valuable life skills as well as STEM education opportunities to nearly 112,000 students across Tennessee,” said UT President Randy Boyd. “Ford’s investment in Lone Oaks will ensure our 4-H programs will be able to expand STEM education to Tennessee students for years to come.”

Ford continually proves itself to be a leader in the auto industry when it comes to sustainability. Not only does the company plan to be fully carbon-neutral by 2050, but it’s investing in the development and production of world-class electric vehicles like the Mustang Mach-E and F-150 Lightning.

Going green is easier than ever now thanks to Ford. Check out the selection of eco-friendly Ford vehicles available today at Shults Ford Wexford in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and contact our team when you’re ready for a test drive.

Winterize Your Car to Stay Prepared

Cold weather can be particularly rough on your vehicle, one reason why it’s important to winterize your car. From routine maintenance to packing an emergency kit, there are a number of things you can do to prepare for the cold. Here at Shults Ford Lincoln of Wexford, we’ve listed some of the best ways to winterize.

According to the DMV, one of the first things you should do is replace or top off fluids. It’s especially important to check your antifreeze/coolant to ensure that it’s at least a 50/50 mix of antifreeze and water. You can find a tester at your local auto parts store. You’ll also want to top off wiper fluid with deicer to help you keep your windshield clear.

Next, check your tires. Cold temperatures decrease air pressure, which means you may need to refill your tires this winter. You’ll also want to check tread with the penny test. Place an upside-down penny in the center of your tire tread. If you can see above Abe Lincoln’s head, you probably need new tires.

Finally, pack a roadside emergency kit. You should include basics like jumper cables and a spare tire kit. You’ll also want a first aid kit, blankets, water, kitty litter or sand (for traction on ice), and an ice scraper. You may also want to spring for a collapsible shovel. These are just some of the things you should do to winterize your car to prepare for winter’s worst.

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Ford Honors Arcelormittal as a Top Steel Supplier

We at Shults Ford Lincoln of Wexford are proud that Ford uses quality material for all their vehicles. This is shown in every final product. Of course, the final quality is highly dependent upon the suppliers’ products used to create the vehicles. That is why Ford works hard to choose a supplier of trust and quality.

This year, Ford honors Arcelormittal as a top steel supplier. This Luxembourg-based steelmaker has received Ford’s highest rating in its annual Business Unit Review for five straight years.

These awards clearly demonstrate ArcelorMittal’s solid contribution and commitment to providing the best vehicle material and services in the industry.

The steelmaker employs many people in several US locations and areas around the world. “Maintaining the highest level of products, solutions and service for GM, and for all of our automotive customers, is what drives us every day,” said Greg Wells, director of automotive sales for ArcelorMittal North America.

ArcelorMittal plants include mills in Burns Harbor, Indiana Harbor, the New Carlisle I/N Tek and I/N Kote, as well as mills in Alabama and Ontario. These locations make steel for all aspects of every Ford vehicle, especially the Edge, Transit, and Fusion.

ArcelorMittal states that they appreciate Ford’s business and could not accomplish their solid production without all of the team members who work for ArcelorMittal throughout the variety of plants that manufacture, sell, service, or deliver steel to Ford.

We at Shults Ford Lincoln of Wexford love to see the positive business relationships producing quality products for Ford consumers.

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Ford Police Interceptors Achieve Best Police Car Acceleration

Ford vehicles have long been a favorite among law enforcement agencies. For example, you probably think of a police car any time you see a Crown Victoria. Now, agencies all over the country are falling in love with the latest Ford vehicle, the Police Interceptor.

Ford offers two versions—a sedan based on the Taurus and a utility based on the Explorer.

Recently, in an independent test done by both the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department and the Michigan State Police, the Ford EcoBoost Police Sedan achieved the best police car acceleration and fastest lap times.

“We are proud to maintain our performance advantages, and these validate Ford Police Interceptor leadership,” said Arie Groeneveld, Ford Police Interceptor chief engineer, in a statement. “We love the bragging rights, but for these officers, best-in-class performance is a huge safety attribute. Pursuits that end quickly are more likely pursuits that end safely. This team is obsessed with officer safety.”

Despite having a smaller engine, the 3.5-liter EcoBoost-equipped Interceptor was faster than the 5.7-liter Charger and 6.0-liter Chevrolet Caprice. The Ford Interceptor clocked in a 0-to-60 mph time of only 5.8 seconds.

Here at Shults Ford Lincoln of Wexford, we are proud to know that so many law enforcement agencies trust Ford to provide the best equipment they need to protect and serve all of us.

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Real vs. Fake Christmas Trees

If you haven’t already, you are probably planning on putting up your Christmas tree soon. If you and your family are stuck in the real vs. fake Christmas trees debate, we’ll help you put that to rest.

According to the American Christmas Tree Association, “There is no debate. Consumers should feel free to choose either type of tree, or better yet, choose one or more of each! Both types of Christmas trees have very distinctive characteristics and a recent Life Cycle Analysis concluded that neither tree has a significant negative impact on the environment. It really comes down to which kind of tree, or trees, best fits your lifestyle.”

So, there you have it. Discuss with your family and decide if you want to go with a real tree and water it every day and enjoy the natural pine scent, or just put up an artificial one and let it be. With an artificial tree, you have more flexibility with when you put up your tree, since there is no risk of it drying out. You can also use it year after year if you take good care of it. Another reason to choose an artificial tree is if you are allergic to mold and other allergens produced by live trees.

Which type of Christmas tree does your family prefer?

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Gadgets, Gizmos, and Gears: The Future of Ford

As the old adage you may be familiar with goes, “The past is the key to the future.”

Well, if that’s so, we think that the future of Ford looks pretty bright – and, no, it’s not just because of the LED headlights! Henry Ford revolutionized the car-making business with his moveable assembly plant over a century ago. Get ready, because the Ford auto company of today is once again gearing-up to make some huge strides when it comes to mobility.

The automotive company recently debuted investigative and development projects at the new Ford Research and Innovation Center in Palo Alto, California, which included electric bicycles that fold to fit into Ford vehicles; wearable apps mated to cars that can track parking spots, provide driving score data, and give driving stats; and car sharing programs – think Airbnb only for automobiles.

“It can make a material difference in people’s lives by offering more choices and affordable and accessible mobility even if it is not a car,” said Ken Washington, Ford’s new head of research and advanced engineering.

The Ford Motor company – or shall we say Ford mobility company – currently has 25 global mobility projects underway. Stay tuned to Shults Ford Lincoln of Wexford to learn more about future Ford mobility endeavors as they emerge.

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Safe Driving Tips: How to Avoid Hydroplaning

Perhaps one of the most dangerous driving situations for many drivers, hydroplaning can occur when you least expect it. That’s why we’ve put together a list on how to avoid hydroplaning.

According to Discovery, hydroplaning occurs when your tires slide across a wet surface. Essentially, the rubber encounters more water than it can scatter, and water pressure from the front of the wheel pushes water under the tire. This creates a layer, or plane, of water in which the driver loses steering, traction, braking, and, ultimately, handling.

Hydroplaning can occur whenever there is water on the road, but is most dangerous immediately after it rains, when pools of water can be found on the side of the road. The chances of an accident increase when traveling in excess of 35 mph and when weather conditions are poor, including fog, sleet, snow, and obviously rain.

How can you avoid hydroplaning? The best thing to do is reduce your speed when it’s wet outside. You should also avoid large puddles and standing water, and try to drive in the tracks left by cars in front of you. Other tips include: keeping tires properly inflated, avoiding outer lanes (where water accumulates), turning off cruise control, and avoiding hard braking.

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