New 2015 Ford F-150 to Hurt Ford Profits?

Some say Ford is taking a big risk with its introduction of the aluminum alloy body, others think it’s a genius idea to make America’s favorite truck 700 pounds lighter.  Regardless of your opinion, Ford has recently stated that the production of the newest Ford F-150 will probably take a toll on profits for the short term.

To prepare for the newest edition to the F-series family, Ford is shutting down its Dearborn Truck Plant in Michigan for 11 weeks and the Ford Kansas City Assembly Plant in Missouri for 2 weeks.  In these 13 weeks, no Ford F-150’s will be produced, more than likely causing profits on the #1 truck to dip.

Ford isn’t expecting to have another record-setting year like they did in 2013 due to closing down those plants for over two months, but rest assured, there will be plenty of Ford F-150’s in supply during the retooling process.  With the F-150 being 31% of the 2013 Ford sales in the United States, they will work to make sure those trucks are still available while they prepare for the new 2015 Ford F-150.

We know that the idea of closing a couple of manufacturing plants for a couple of months can be a little nerve wracking when it comes to truck enthusiasts, but at Shults Ford of Harmarville, we will be sure to keep our Ford F-150’s in stock to keep up with the high demand of America’s favorite pickup!

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‘Tis the Season to Purchase a Christmas Tree!

Shults Ford Christmas Tree Sale

Looking for that perfectly symmetrical, full, luscious, green Christmas tree to decorate and set in your house for the holiday season?  Look no further!  The DVE Christmas Tree Sale to benefit Junior Achievement is this Saturday, December 7th at Shults Ford of Harmarville, starting at 8:00 a.m.!

The first 102 people to buy a tree will receive a pair of tickets to the Three Rivers Classic Games on Friday, December 27th at the Consol Energy Center.  This year, the Three Rivers Classic Games will feature hockey teams from Robert Morris, Penn State, Boston College, and Bowling Green State University.

But that’s not all!

Also going to the first 102 Christmas tree purchasers will be a $40 gift certificate from ESSpa Kozmetika and a coupon for 3 free pretzels from the Philly Pretzel Factory!   McDonald’s will also be providing breakfast sandwiches to those looking to purchase a tree, while supplies last.

Remember, all proceeds from the Christmas tree sale will directly support the Junior Achievement Programs in schools all across western Pennsylvania, so not only will you benefit, but you will be helping a worthy organization at the same time!

So grab the family, your favorite Christmas tunes, and your holiday spirit and hurry on down to Shults Ford of Harmarville this Saturday and be one of the lucky people to not only take home a beautiful and affordable tree for the holidays, but also receive a pair of tickets, a spa gift card, and pretzel coupons!

A special thank you to Musser Forest in Indiana, Pennsylvania for providing us with the beautiful trees this year, as well as all of our amazing sponsors that are helping to make this event possible!

Enter the Built Ford Touch Sweepstakes and Win a Ford F-150!

2013 Ford F-150Okay all you diehard football fans out there, now’s your chance.  Going on now, Ford is offering one lucky winner and three friends the chance to win a VIP trip to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival in Canton, Ohio.  But that’s not all.  The winner of this particular contest will be able to drive off in their very own Ford F-150 with EcoBoost!

The lucky football fan will win a trip for themselves and three of his or her closest friends.  So what does this include exactly?  Well, besides the chance to be a VIP at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival in Canton, the winner will also have their airfare, spending money, and accommodations taken care of, VIP access to exclusive enshrinement events, and of course the Ford F-150 with EcoBoost!

So grab your favorite team’s jersey, your ideal refreshing beverage, and three of your best friends and enter the Built Ford Tough Pro Football Hall of Fame contest today!

Need more details on the Ford F-150 with EcoBoost, or just want to shop around for other Ford vehicles?  Check out our new and used inventory at Shults Ford of Harmarville!

Shults Ford Yee Haw Contest Winners

The day has finally come! Last night at midnight, voting closed for our Yee Haw Contest. Shults Ford of Harmarville would like to personally thank each and every one of you who participated in our contest. From those who entered, to those who were loyal voters and even those who followed us on Facebook, its fans like you who make our job fun. Now, without any further ado, blow is our list of Yee Haw Contest winners!

Contestant Votes Prize Money
Nathan P

3,998

$5,000

Gina H

3,875

$500

Kelly Hartman

700

$500

Brandon Gamble

595

$500

Carlene M.

533

$500

Fire and Ice All Stars 5 Alarm

470

$400

Brian Sayre

321

$300

Zach Birckbichle

253

$200

Nichole Hardina

214

$200

Mark W

213

$200

Leo Tarentum

204

$200

Robyn Miller

202

$200

Dan Witucki

120

$100

*Harmarville winners are in bold.

Winners must pick up their prize money at Shults Ford of WEXFORD on Monday, November 25th at noon. If you have any conflict, please email John at JohnH@ShultsFord.com with subject line “Yee Haw Contest Pickup Conflict” and he will be happy to accommodate you.

Again, THANK YOU to everyone who participated in our contest. We love keeping our customers happy, so make sure to look out for more competitions coming your way. We appreciate the support and understanding of all of our contestants and hope that our cash incentives will help with some holiday shopping!

Thank you!

 

Preparing for Winter Weather

Preparing for Winter Weather

Snow on the windshield already?

Whether we like it or not, winter is well on its way. While we love building snowmen, cozying up by the fire, drinking hot chocolate and the holiday season, winter is not necessarily our car’s favorite season. Lucky for you and your car, Shults Ford is here to help prepare you for winter weather.

  • Check the engine coolant: You car’s coolant is designed to keep your engine from overheating as well as protect it from corrosion. It’s important to make sure the coolant has the proper mix of water and antifreeze before the weather gets too cold.
  • Check the oil: Typically when the temperature outside changes, the internal temperature of your engine changes as well. Since weather around Pittsburgh drops below freezing in the winter, you will want to switch to a thinner, less viscous oil. It will help protect internal temperatures.
  • Check the battery: Batteries can be sneaky little parts. They don’t give us much notice before dying. During the winter, cold temperatures can reduce car battery life up to 50 percent. Have a mechanic test your battery before the cold weather really hits.
  • Check your tires: When the roads get wet, snowy and icy, properly inflated tires will help guarantee better traction. If you’re really worried about the roads this winter, consider snow tires.
  • Check windshield wiper blades and fluid: Nothing’s worse than getting in the car, it starts pouring, and your wipers do nothing but smear water around the windshield. Make sure that you not only check the condition of the blades, but also make sure wiper fluid is full.

As always, Shults Ford is here to make sure your car is all ready for winter weather.  Bring it in today and have one of our certified mechanics give it a good inspection and replace anything that needs done. See you soon!

Yee Haw Contest

What if we told you winning $5,000 at Shults Ford of Harmarville was as easy as… Yee Haw! That’s right! At Shults Ford, you can enter our Yee Haw Contest for the chance to win $5,000!

To enter, stop by our Harmarville dealership. We will record you giving your best “Yee Haw! Go Shults Ford!” Then, the videos are uploaded to our Facebook page. In order to win, your video must have the most number of votes by November 19th.

How do you win, you ask? Well you can vote once a day, every day, until the 19th. So go get all your friends and family members to ‘like’ our page and vote once a day! It’s that easy!

Vote for your favorite videos at http://shultsford.pgtb.me/4RBSXc. Good luck, Yee Haw, and Go Shults Ford!!

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