Top 5 Barbecue Tips for Grilling in Pittsburgh

Looking to do some grilling in Pittsburgh this summer? Shults Ford South is providing you with its top 5 barbecue tips to make your cookout the envy of the neighborhood.

Tip 1: How to make picture-perfect burgers

You may have noticed while grilling in the past that your burgers puff up in the middle. Their rounded shape then makes it harder to keep toppings in place. Before you grille, use the back of a spoon to press down on the middle of the patties. After some time on the grill, they’ll be nice and flat.

Tip 2: Populate your skewers

Whether you’re making meat kabobs, veggie kabobs or a mix of both, don’t skimp on the ingredients. Make sure whatever ingredients you are using are nicely tucked together. If they touch, they’ll stay juicier longer. Just don’t cram them into each other.

Tip 3: Oil your veggies

Are your veggies drying out and sticking on the grill? Lightly coat them with olive oil before grilling them. This is particularly useful for bell peppers, onion slices, sliced squash and asparagus.

Tip 4: Be gentle with the rub

Rubbing seasoning into the meat before it goes on the grill is a great way to add flavor. However, make sure not to overdo it. You should apply the rub gently. If you do it too hard, it can damage the meat fibers and ruin the texture — not to mention over-season the food.

Tip 5: How to tell when chicken is ready

You should never undercook chicken, especially when grilling it for your friends and family. To check if it is ready, take one of the thickest pieces from the grille and look at the color of the meat near the bone or at the center. If it is still pink, it’s not yet done. Better yet, use a food thermometer to check the internal temperature reaches at least 175 degrees.

Next time you host a barbecue, think of your friends at Shults Ford South! We’re not saying you need to invite us or anything, but maybe bring some leftovers to the showroom if you have any.

tips for grilling

Running Down the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Trims

The Ford Mustang Mach-E is going to change the game when it arrives later this year, and Ford wants you to be a part of its electrifying movement. With an affordable starting price and plenty of options to sweeten the deal, the Mustang Mach-E is an all-electric vehicle made for everyone. The different 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E trims prove as much, favoring everything from value to efficiency to performance.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Select

If you want bang for your buck, the Mach-E select starts under $44,000 MSRP and is even more affordable with an available federal tax credit (not to mention fuel and maintenance savings over time).* It stands to be a wise investment, offering an estimated 230-mile range** and 255 horsepower*** in addition to its undeniable style. It’s also quite well equipped with standard next-generation SYNC® with Connected Navigation, a 15.5-inch touchscreen display, and Ford Co-Pilot360™ 2.0.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium

The emphasis is on premium with the Mach-E Premium, adding high-end must-haves like a panoramic fixed-glass roof, heated front-row seats and steering wheel, and a 10-speaker B&O sound system. Not only that, but the Mustang Mach-E Premium is available with an extended-range battery option, which increases max driving range to over 300 miles with rear-wheel drive.***

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E California Route 1

Like the famous road for which it’s named, the California Route 1 is made for cruising. With special badging, stylish 18-inch aluminum wheels with aero inserts, and features like a 360-degree camera and Active Park Assist 2.0, the Mustang Mach-E California Route 1 will put you in a coastal state of mind even while driving through Pittsburgh.  

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT

The prized pony in the Mustang Mach-E corral is the GT, which lives up to its name with incredible performance capabilities. Despite offering up to 250 miles of range,** the Mustang Mach-E GT is expected to go from 0-60 mph in around 3.5 seconds with permanent-electric dual motor all-wheel drive, an extended-range battery, and added performance options.*** If you want the ultimate thrill as only the Mustang can deliver, you’ll want the new Mach-E GT

Expect more information on the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E trims closer to launch, which should happen later this year. If you’re interested in reserving a Ford Mustang Mach-E, contact the team at Shults Ford South in Pittsburgh.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E trims

*MSRP for base vehicle. Excludes destination/delivery fee plus government fees and taxes, any finance charges, any dealer processing charge, any electronic filing charge, and any emission testing charge. Optional equipment not included. Starting A, Z and X Plan price is for qualified, eligible customers and excludes document fee, destination/delivery charge, taxes, title and registration. Not all vehicles qualify for A, Z or X Plan. All Mustang Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT350R prices exclude gas guzzler tax. Vehicle image shown is for illustration purposes only and may not be base vehicle.

**Targeted EPA Range applies to an available configuration. Actual range varies with conditions such as external elements, driving behaviors, vehicle maintenance, and lithium-ion battery age. Final EPA-estimated ratings available in the 2020 calendar year.

***Based on manufacturer calculation using computer engineering simulations.  Your results may vary.  

How to Use Your Tax Refund at Shults

If you are expecting to receive a tax refund this year, you might be planning out how you will spend the money. Paying off debt or starting an emergency fund is a great use of your windfall, especially for young adults just getting started in the real world. Buying new appliances and other essentials are also excellent choices. If you rely on your vehicle, you can also use your tax refund to get more out of it.

  1. Save for a Down Payment: Have you been enviously begrudging your friends and family for upgrading their cars? Does your current vehicle still have a cassette player? Make 2020 the year you finally upgrade your ride. Set aside some of your tax refund money to put a down payment on a new Ford at Shults.
  2. Car Repairs: If our service advisors have suggested a repair or preventative maintenance that you said you’d take care of at a later date, the time has finally come. Now that you have some extra funds, protect your investment by ensuring your vehicle is up-to-date on routine maintenance and in excellent working condition.
  3. Accessories: Shults Ford South offers a number of customization options that are specially made for your Ford car, truck, or SUV. Add a bike rack, remote start, or a tool box with ease by consulting with our parts department.

No matter how you choose to spend your tax refund, Shults Ford South can help you make your money go farther when it comes to your vehicle.

How to use your tax refund

Ford Mustang Shelby Heritage Edition Package for GT350, GT500

Late last year, Ford announced it would be releasing a Heritage Edition Package for both the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT350 and the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT350R models. This special edition package pays homage to 55 years of the Mustang fastback, which originally debuted as a 1965 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 fastback coupe. Soon after its debut, Ken Miles made the Shelby a household name when he achieved victory behind the wheel at Le Mans on February 14, 1965.

The limited run of the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby Heritage Edition models will feature a Wimbledon White color with a Guardsman Blue side and racing strips that ride over the top. According to Ford, this is a tip of the hat to the original 1965 GT350 competition model that was developed by Carroll Shelby.

“Looking back on it, what Ford and Carroll Shelby created back in the mid-’60s was so important to Mustang,” remarked Jim Owens, Ford Mustang marketing manager. “With their authentic exterior livery, unique appointments and performance Ken could have only dreamed of, the Mustang Shelby GT350 and GT350R Heritage Edition Package vehicles are a meaningful tribute to the legacy of the Shelby brand.” Production has already begun on the 2020 Mustang Shelby Heritage Edition. You can order yours while they’re available at Shults Ford South.

Mustang Shelby Heritage Edition

Pittsburgh’s Best Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants

Whether you’re fulfilling a New Year’s resolution or simply wanting to turn over a new leaf ahead of spring, going vegetarian or vegan can yield some great results for your health. Taking up a new lifestyle is easy in the Steel City, which is home to several great restaurants that specialize in meatless fare. Here are some of Pittsburgh’s best vegetarian and vegan restaurants to consider this spring.

Onion Maiden

Onion Maiden specializes in vegetable-based Asian and American comfort foods with a punk-rock, heavy-metal twist. Even if you don’t get the allusions to music and pop culture, you’ll love staples like the Kale ’Em All, Bunn O))), and Aqua Poutine Hunger Force. One of the best things on the menu may very well be the Kimmy Gibbler, a vegan dog topped with house-made kimchi, Korean mayonnaise, and fried onion.

Milky Way

Milky Way is a Kosher and vegetarian pizzeria that offers up healthy takes on classic pizzas. The specialty pizzas alone are well worth checking out — try the Veggie Cheeseburger, Mediterranean, or Spinach Eggplant and see that you don’t want second. But there’s soe much more worth trying at Milky Way, including its “Kicked Up” veggie burgers, entrees like eggplant parmesan and tuna melts, and a range of paninis and sandwiches.

B52

Open everyday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., B52 is a charming café that offers up a bevy of delish dishes. From thick-cut toast topped with cashew cheese or avocado to latkes to baba ghanouj, you’ll have no trouble sating your appetite at B52. It’s also a great place to get your morning coffee or tea, and it serves up unique house-made sodas like blood orange basil and strawberry fennel. These are just some of the best vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Pittsburgh, but there’s one place you need to go if you’re looking for a new Ford: Shults. Visit Shults Ford South and we’ll introduce you to the latest vehicles Ford has to offer.

Pittsburgh’s best vegetarian and vegan restaurants

Meet the New 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E

The future looks an awful lot like a Mustang.

The all-new 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E has been revealed at last, and it promises to deliver the best of both worlds with superior performance and incredible zero-emissions range. Available to reserve now at Shults Ford South with orders getting underway later this year, the new Mustang Mach-E promises to move as quickly out of the showroom as it will in the 0-60.

“The Mustang Mach-E wholeheartedly rejects the notion that electric vehicles are only good at reducing gas consumption,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford’s chief product development and purchasing officer. “People want a car that’s thrilling to drive, that looks gorgeous and that can easily adapt to their lifestyle — and the Mustang Mach-E delivers all of this in unmatched style.”

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E will be available in standard and extended-range options with rear-wheel drive or electric all-wheel drive. The extended-range options are expected to have an output near 332 horsepower and 417 lb-ft of torque.* There will also be two special high output models available, the GT and GT Performance Edition. The GT Performance Edition is expected to be able to accelerate to 60 mph in the mid-three-second range and have an output near 459 horsepower and 612 lb-ft of torque.* At its most efficient, the Mustang Mach-E should deliver an EPA-estimated range well over 300 miles.

If you want to know more about the exciting new 2021 Mustang Mach-E, visit Shults Ford South and we’ll give you the lowdown.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E

*Based on manufacturer calculation using computer engineering simulations. Your results may vary.

**Based on full charge. Actual range varies with conditions such as external elements, driving behaviors, vehicle maintenance and lithium-ion battery age. Final EPA-estimated ratings available in the 2020 calendar year.

All-New Ford SYNC® 4 Debuts in New Mustang Mach-E

The next wave of connectivity is upon us with the newly announced next-generation Ford SYNC® 4 infotainment system. And what better way for Ford to bring its latest version of SYNC® to market than to debut it in its most exciting new vehicle: the new 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E.

“Next-generation SYNC actively starts adapting to you as soon as you start using it, quickly learning your preferences and making personalized suggestions,” said Darren Palmer, Ford global director for battery electric vehicles. “It can suggest going to the gym if it learns Mondays are workout days or calling home if you do that every day after work. The result is a cloud-connected assistant and interface that’s intuitive, beautiful and ready for the future thanks to fast over-the-air updates.”

There’s a lot to be excited about when it comes to SYNC® 4, including cloud-based connectivity, conversional voice recognition technology, and wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ capabilities.

But maybe the most exciting aspect is the adaptability of the system to a variety of different screen sizes, including a massive 15.5-inch screen. As offered with the Ford Mustang Mach-E, the screen will be vertically oriented and include a tactile power and volume knob in the lower center. This large screen will feature the Adaptive Dash Cards function, which saves recently used and popular features in a horizontal row toward the bottom of the screen, allowing you to switch tasks more easily. And because SYNC® 4 features over-the-air update technology, the system never stops improving. Kind of like Ford, really. To learn more about Ford SYNC® 4 and the exciting new 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E, stop into Shults Ford South.

Ford SYNC® 4

3 Great Thanksgiving Events Around Pittsburgh

Thanksgiving is a great time of year. Not only do you get to eat a ton of great food, but you spend a good deal of quality time with your loved ones. This year, if you want to take your holiday fun beyond the living room, these Thanksgiving events around Pittsburgh should fit the bill.

29th Annual YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh Turkey Trot

Get Thanksgiving off to a great start by signing up for the 29th Annual Pittsburgh Turkey Trot. There are a variety of races to choose from including a 5K, a 1-mile family fun run, a 5-mile run, and the Double Gobble (5K followed by 5-mile). No matter what you pick, you’re sure to burn off plenty of calories before you dig into the stuffing.

Thanksgiving Tradition with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

The weekend after Thanksgiving, head to Heinz Hall for the Thanksgiving Tradition concert with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. This year’s music will include favorites of the Strauss Family like waltzes and polkas. Tickets start at $20, making this event an affordable choice for a lovely time with your family.

Friendsgiving Trivia at Zone 28

If you love the show Friends, gather your friends and head to Zone 28 on Tuesday, November 26th. They will be hosting a Friends trivia night called “The One with Friends Thanksgiving Episodes.” Gather your team and register in advance, then catch up on all the Thanksgiving episodes to make sure you’re ready. Make sure you carve out (get it?) enough time ahead to do some binging so that your team comes out on top. From the family at Shults Ford South to you and yours, have a most happy and healthy (and filling) Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving events around Pittsburgh
Family having traditional holiday dinner with stuffed turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, vegetables pumpkin and pecan pie.

Ford Introduces the Sporty Ford Ranger FX2 Package

Few things are more satisfying than driving a truck that’s customized to your driving demands. Now, you can take your two-wheel-drive Ranger to the next level with the FX2 Package.

This available package adds ruggedly handsome styling and upgrades the truck’s capabilities with an electronic-locking rear differential, off-road-ready tires and tuned suspension system, a front underbody guard, and an off-road cluster screen that shows you the truck’s pitch, roll, and yaw in real time. It also deletes the air dam, giving it an even more distinctive appearance.

“FX2 expands Ranger’s options for customers who want tough, off-road style with the functionality of a locking differential but don’t need four-wheel drive,” explained Brian Bell, Ford Ranger marketing manager.

The new package is designed to give urban customers the best of both worlds — tough styling alongside fuel-efficient 2WD performance.

If you’re looking for more customization options, check out the Sport Appearance Package, Chrome Appearance Package, STX Appearance Package, the Trailer Tow Package, and the FX4 Off-Road Package. With so many options, it’s easy to get the Ranger that’s right for you.

Best of all, you don’t have to wait — you can order the FX2 package now. Deliveries will begin in late 2019. Ready for an FX2 Ranger? Place your order at Shults Ford South today.

Ford Ranger FX2 Package

Welcome to Your Shults Ford South in Pittsburgh

Shults Ford, the No. 1 Ford dealer in Pennsylvania, is making the trip to the south side of the three rivers. We’re proud to welcome you to Shults Ford South, our new showroom at 900 Regis Avenue Pittsburgh, PA, 15236. Here, you’ll find the largest stock of new Ford vehicles anywhere in Pittsburgh — our inventory includes over 1,700 vehicles and it only keeps growing.

Shults Ford is the home of the Shults Ford Best Price Guarantee.* We encourage you to try any other Ford dealer in Western Pennsylvania and see if they’ll offer you a better price. We’re so confident that you’ll get the better price here that we’ll pay you $500 in cold-hard cash for any price we can’t beat. That’s because Shults Ford thrives on the ethos of Fair and Consistent Pricing, not to mention a hassle-free shopping experience catered toward making you feel comfortable.

Shults is owned by Richard Bazzy, who has been in the business of selling cars and putting smiles on faces for over 30 years. What’s more our management team offers over 100 years of combined experience, so you know that you’re in the right hands when you come to Shults Ford South for a new vehicle.

And because we’re so proud of our city of Pittsburgh, we love to give back any way we can. Some of our community initiatives include backpack drives for local schools and turkey giveaways that help folks in need around the holidays. If you have an idea for how we can give back to our community, we encourage you to knock on our door and give us your insight.

We love serving Pittsburgh and the surrounding communities, and we look forward to doing it right here at the new Shults Ford South showroom. Hope to see you soon!

*Excludes Lincoln Navigator, Ford Mustang Shelby, Ford F-150 Raptor, Ford Mustang Bullitt

Shults Ford South in Pittsburgh
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