Get to Know Ford Co-Pilot360™ Safety Technology

Ford Safety | Pittsburgh, PA

Today’s Ford truck and SUV lineup is all about giving drivers confidence, and a big part of that is Ford Co-Pilot360™ safety technology. This suite of advanced features grows by the year, giving you peace of mind by working to protect you and your family on the go.

Ford Co-Pilot360™ safety technology includes features such as

  • Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking: Notifies you when a frontal collision is likely. If you’re unable to respond fast enough, AEB applies the brakes to bring the vehicle to a sudden stop.
  • Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert: BLIS® provides a warning when there’s a vehicle in your blind spot or approaching from the side. Select Ford trucks and SUVs also extend coverage to your trailer for hassle-free towing
  • Active Park Assist 2.0: When you find that ideal parking spot, Active Park Assist 2.0 measures the space using cameras and sensors to ensure an optimal fit. Then, with the press of a button, the system automatically guides your vehicle into that spot, taking a lot of hassle out of parallel and perpendicular parking
  • BlueCruise: This all-new hands-free driving feature works on more than 130,000 miles of highways across North America. When you enter a Hands-Free Blue Zone, your Ford Expedition, F-150, F-150 Lightning, or Mustang Mach-E will notify you so that you can engage the system and take your hands off the steering wheel.

There are so many more features available that make Ford Co-Pilot360™ safety technology one of the best parts of today’s lineup. To learn more about how Ford is making your daily drive safer and easier, contact Shults Ford Harmarville in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Ford Sponsor Our Students Program Making a Difference

Ford Sponsor Our Students Program | Pittsburgh, PA

Ford is driving the future with innovation, and that starts with making sure that there are people in place to make it happen. The Ford Sponsor Our Students program helps empower today’s high school students so that they can help enable the innovations of tomorrow.

Since the launch of the Sponsor Our Students program in April, more than 1,000 Ford and Lincoln dealerships around the country have committed to the mission. The goal is to help at least 5,000 students gain valuable on-the-job work-based experience with mentors, preparing them for the work they’d do if they chose to become a Ford certified technician.

“The average dealer will spend tens of thousands on a technician to be trained in a dealership over the course of 5-8 years,” said Frederiek Toney, vice president, Ford Customer Service Division. “This program and other Ford technician training programs help to reduce the time and cost associated with recruiting and training new hires.”

Ford expects that many Sponsor Our Students participants will go on to take part in the Automotive Career Exploration Program. Students who are hired by the dealerships that sponsor them can gain accelerated training as well as a 20% discount in the Rotunda Technician Tool Program.

Ford is building the future one person at a time. If you’re interested in learning more about career opportunities with Ford or the latest new vehicles coming to our showroom, contact the team at Shults Ford Harmarville in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

2022 Ford Bronco Adds New Eruption Green, Hot Pepper Red Colors

Ford Bronco | Shults Ford Harmarville

In case you missed it, the all-new Ford Bronco has erupted onto the scene as the red-hot must-have SUV of the year. Almost as if to drive that point home, the 2022 Ford Bronco is adding a pair of new colors: Eruption Green and Hot Pepper Red

Ford color and materials manager Barb Whalen explained that Eruption Green was chosen as a way to honor the Mallard Green hue offered on the original Bronco.

“Paint has a wonderful way of evolving because of technology. Eruption Green is a contemporary color, but there’s a connection with Bronco heritage. It’s evergreen-inspired, with yellow highlights that really tie it into nature,” she said.

Eruption Green and new Hot Pepper Red Metallic will be available across the 2022 Bronco two- and four-door lineup. They’ll replace Antimatter Blue, Lightning Blue Metallic, and Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, which will be retired after the 2021 model year.

No matter the colors, the Ford Bronco is an incredible machine with standard 4×4 capability, impressive power, and undeniable presence.

Interested in getting a Ford Bronco in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania? Shults Ford Harmarville can help you make it happen. The incredibly hot Bronco is going fast, so don’t hesitate — contact our sales team to learn how you can lock down your order while you have the chance.

2021 Ford Bronco Sport Named Coolest Car for Dads

2021 Ford Bronco Sport | Shults Ford

This past Father’s Day, Kelley Blue Book put together a list of the coolest vehicles for cool dads. At the top of the list of the 10 Coolest Father’s Day Cars Under $30,000 is none other than the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport — one of the coolest rides around today, bar none.

KBB.com’s Matt DeLorenzo says that the Ford Bronco is ideal if “your dad is rugged but doesn’t need a hardcore off-roader.” But don’t let this have you go thinking that the Bronco Sport can’t get down and double dirty. It boasts standard 4×4 capability and a H.O.S.S. suspension, which means it’s more than up for whatever challenge you put in its path.

The 2021 Ford Bronco Sport is a dynamic choice for volleying between driving around Pittsburgh and hitting the trails, offering city-friendly proportions and all-terrain durability. Add that to an iconic, classic style that stands out and a heaping helping of cutting-edge tech, and you’ve got an SUV that’s ideal for any adventure.

Whether you’re a father yourself with kids who you want to share adventures with or looking to give back to your father or father figure for all they’ve done for you, the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport fits the bill. Check out this family-friendly, adventure-ready SUV at Shults Ford Harmarville in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

2021 Ford F-150, Mach-E Earn Top Honors from Green Car Journal

2021 Ford Mach-E | Shults Ford

The all-new 2021 Ford F-150 and all-electric Mustang Mach-E have become quite the formidable duo. Both vehicles have won several major awards since debuting, often taking top honors at the same time. In November, they did it again: Green Car Journal named the F-150 its 2021 Green Truck of the Year and the Mustang Mach-E its 2021 Green Car of the Year.

There’s no denying that the 2021 Ford F-150 and Mustang Mach-E are powerhouses, but both also demonstrate a commitment to electrification. Each balances its impressive capability and speed with game-changing efficiency.

The 2021 Ford F-150 is available with a class-exclusive 3.5-liter PowerBoost™ Full Hybrid V6. When equipped with this engine — which also delivers more torque than any other in F-150 history — you’ll get a best-in-class combined fuel economy of 25 mpg and a max range of 750 miles on a full tank.*

With the 2021 Mustang Mach-E, Ford delivers an electric vehicle for the people. The new Mustang Mach-E boasts pony-inspired styling (and power), a spacious interior perfect for families, and some of the latest tech Ford has to offer. It also crushes range anxiety by delivering a maximum EPA-estimated range of 300 miles on a full charge.** 

The 2021 Green Car Journal Green Car Awards are just some of the major prizes this dynamic duo have taken home in the past several months. If you want to see why the all-new 2021 Ford F-150 and Mustang Mach-E are proven winners, schedule a test drive in either (or both) vehicles at Shults Ford Harmarville in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

*Range calculation based on 30.6-gallon tank and EPA-estimated rating of 25 combined mpg. Actual range will vary. 

**Based on full charge. Targeted range applies to an available configuration. Actual range varies with conditions such as external elements, driving behaviors, vehicle maintenance, lithium ion battery age and state of health.  California Route 1 final EPA-estimated ratings expected in the 2020 calendar year. 

Ford Escape’s Safety Features

Ford Escape's Safety

 

When you need an advanced vehicle to keep you and your family safe on the road, the 2017 Ford Escape can do precisely that. The Ford’s Escape safety features include both protective and preventative measures.

The Escape is available in three trim levels: S, SE, and Titanium. Standard on all Escape models are antilock brakes, traction and stability control, airbags, automatic headlights, and a rearview camera. The airbags will help protect you and your passengers in case of an accident. But where the real protection lies is in preventing an accident from happening in the first place.

Here, the antilock brakes, automatic headlights, stability control, and rearview camera come into play. These features help you stay in control, stay visible, and see what’s behind you before anything happens.

Available on the SE trim are more active features, like rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert. These features come standard on the Titanium trim. Optional for the Titanium model is adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, automatic high-beam control, automatic wipers, lane departure warning and intervention, front and side parking sensors, and an automated parking system.

Stop by Shults Ford of Harmarville today to see the 2017 Ford Escape’s safety features for yourself.

5 Places for the Best Views of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is a beautiful city that’s located on a picturesque landscape of rivers and mountains. To get the best view of this spectacular setting, head to one of these locations where you’ll find the best views of Pittsburgh.

  • Duquesne Incline: Take an old-fashioned trolley car up to a panoramic view far above the buildings and rivers. The scenic overlook at the top is beautiful during the day or night.
  • Mount Washington: It’s a relaxing escape from the city and a great place to see the area from a different angle. This area’s Emerald View Park is a favorite for locals.
  • West End/Elliot Overlook: A great place to see sunsets and watch the Allegheny and Monogahela Rivers intersect.
  • Grandview Avenue: Living up to its name, this area has a great view of the area surrounding the city, making it a popular place for weddings.
  • PNC Park: The view of the city and river from the upper seats of the Pirates’ field is worth the price for tickets.

Of course, we think the best way to see Pittsburgh is from the driver’s seat of a new Ford vehicle from Shults Ford of Hamarville!

Best Views of Pittsburgh

Don’t Be A Hero and Other Tips For A Successful Thanksgiving Dinner

As wise men are oft to say, nothing beats planning and organization. Nowhere is this more true than with a Thanksgiving gathering. Throwing something together willy-nilly might work out, but you’re just rolling the dice. Let’s make a plan! Here are some tips for a successful Thanksgiving dinner, courtesy of the Shults family

First things first: the turkey. You have to know how big a turkey you need. Just to be safe, assume each guest consumes one pound of turkey and then overestimate a little. Having ten guests? Get a 15-pound turkey.

Next: thawing the bird. It takes a long time to thaw a turkey. According to the Huffington Post, the expert on all things domestic, it takes 24 hours per four pounds to thaw. It takes three days to thaw a 12-pound turkey!

Make a schedule for your cooking day and the two days before it. This may seem tedious but putting together a Thanksgiving dinner is a major undertaking. A schedule ensures that you have all of your materials and that you’ve set aside the appropriate amount of time to get everything done.

Here’s another thing: don’t be a hero. Ask for help! Create a group text and ask each guest to bring one dish. This way, you won’t end up with 50 deviled eggs.

tips for a successful thanksgiving dinner

Shults Ford of Harmarville Involved in Race for the Cure

Race for the Cure

Recently, the Bierker family was presented a Warrior Quilt by Paul Letso, one of our very own Shults Ford of Harmarville employees.  Rachele Beirker entered to win the quilt for the Mother’s Day Race for the Cure and they are definitely excited to be able to display this Warrior Quilt in their home and know that people are everywhere are fighting for a cure for breast cancer..

So what exactly is a Warrior Quilt?

The Neighborhood Ford Store has partnered with the Pittsburgh Race for the Cure for the Annual Warrior Quilt Project.  Warrior Quilts are made of fabric squares that are decorated at a Neighborhood Ford Store booth at the Pittsburgh Race for the Cure.  The squares are filled with messages of hope and encouragement; they honor breast cancer survivors, as well as remembering loved ones who have passed.  These quilts remind us all how many people breast cancer affects, but they also show us that we are doing everything we can to defeat it.

For Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, there are several quilts donated to across the United States, to hospitals, clinics, and breast cancer treatment centers.

We were so proud to be able to present a Warrior Quilt to Rachele Bierker and her family and if you would like to find out more about how you can help in the fight against breast cancer, visit the Neighborhood Ford Store booth and the Pittsburgh Race for the Cure!

Join Us for Our Memorial Day Spectacular Sales Event

Memorial Day Spectacular Sales EventIf you are looking to purchase a new vehicle, there is no better time than this weekend!  We invite you to join us for our huge Shults Ford Lincoln Memorial Day Spectacular Sales Event!

We have a giant selection of both new and used vehicles at all three Shults locations!  Starting today and going through 5:00 pm on Memorial Day, you can expect 0% interest for up to 60 months, discounts up to $10,000 off new vehicles, and over 1,000 new and used vehicles to choose from!

We have brand new Lincoln MKZ’s that you can lease for only $289 a month with just 10% down!  How about a 2012 Ford Fusion?  We have 20 to choose from, starting at just $14,900.  Or maybe a 2010 Ford Escape is what you are looking for?  We have 15 of those, starting at just $10,900!

We have more than just vehicles too!  Come to any of the three Shults locations and enjoy live radio on Monday from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, or join us for a cook out on both Saturday and Monday from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm!  Contact us to find out what who else will be available for you to meet and what other entertainment you can enjoy!

From all of us at Shults Ford Lincoln of Wexford, Shults Ford of Harmarville, and our newest location, Shults Certified.com, we can’t wait to see you this weekend!

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