Santa from 2015's Jamestown Christmas Parade

Jamestown Christmas Parade is December 2nd

Santa from 2015's Jamestown Christmas Parade

Shults Auto Group is once again the official transportation sponsor for the Jamestown Christmas Parade.

There are many reasons to be proud of living in the Jamestown area. At this time of year, the biggest one might be the community’s way of ushering in the Holidays together with a bang. The annual Jamestown Christmas Parade and Holiday Celebration is coming up on December 2nd. This event has continued to serve as a great way for the Jamestown community to come together each year and celebrate the season. Put on by The Resource Center, it also coincides well with their Toys for Tots program which collects Christmas gifts for children who would otherwise go without.

Events begin at 6:30 p.m. on Third Street. The parade will line up earlier than that—usually around 5 p.m. Participants in the parade are encouraged to decorate their floats and costumes according to the year’s theme, “Gift Exchange.” This year’s parade will be full of present shaped floats, colorful wrapping paper and pretty bows. In addition to the parade, festivities include the arrival of Santa followed by a fireworks display above the Spring Street parking ramp. The Jamestown Christmas Parade and Holiday Celebrations also includes the traditional lighting of the tree with the Mayor.

Last year’s “Tinseltown” theme brought lots of creative Hollywood-themed costumes and displays, and this year’s theme promises to be just as much fun. Applications for parade participation are available online. Get your float ready, put on your walking shoes and join in on the holiday fun!

Image of Pets from Ed Shults Subaru's Subaru Loves Pets Event

Subaru Loves Pets Event: Improving Animal Wellbeing

Image of Pets from Ed Shults Subaru's Subaru Loves Pets Event

We had a great crowd of supporters for the event on October 22, including these guys.

Believe it or not, more than half of Subaru owners are pet owners. This is one of the major reasons the brand regularly celebrates the Subaru Loves Pets event. As part of this event, the brand participates in multiple programs to help animals in need. These include pet supply drives and local animal organizations. As part of the family, pets deserve fair treatment and safe environments.

According to Subaru, throughout October the brand and its retailers worked with animal organizations to hold a range of pet supply drives. Groups collected items such as food and treats, as well as toys, beds, and grooming supplies. Such supplies not only improve welfare, but they also increase the chances that animals will be adopted. Subaru even gave out 2017 Impreza dog toys to a limited number of supporters, including many at our own Jamestown dealership during our Subaru Loves Pets event on October 22nd.

“Subaru Loves Pets is all about showing our pets the love that they show us each and every day,” said Thomas J. Doll, President and COO of Subaru of America, Inc. “We are very pleased to partner with organizations like Pilots N Paws, The Pet Philanthropy Circle and many local animal welfare groups, to help improve the health and well-being of animals across the country and help them to find new homes.”

Subaru also partnered with Pilots N Paws, a program that rescues shelter animals around the country. Pilots work to transport at-risk animals, including those at kill shelters, moving them to no-kill shelters. Last year the program was able to rescue over 220 animals. These are just some of the many ways Subaru is working to improve the lives of animals around the country.

Shiny New Subaru Tire - Subaru Equity Shield

Subaru Equity Shield: Added Coverage for Peace of Mind

Shiny New Subaru Tire - Subaru Equity Shield

Don’t you want to keep your tires as nice as the day you bought them? The Subaru Equity Shield will do just that.

Looking for the best way to protect your vehicle? Consider getting the Subaru Equity Shield. This program includes a range of protection packages, including Tire and Wheel Protection, Dent and Ding Protection, and Windshield Protection. For drivers who appreciate added peace of mind, Subaru Equity Shield is perfect for you.

According to Subaru, the Equity Shield primarily provides GAP coverage. This insurance program is for new vehicles, providing drivers with added peace of mind. Should you total your vehicle, GAP coverage may pay for the difference between the balance of your loan/lease and what your insurance pays. By covering this “gap,” the Equity Shield ensures you get as much money as possible for your vehicle in the event of a serious wreck.

Other benefits include Tire and Wheel Protection. This may cover things like structural damage, repair or replacement of damaged tires, and more. This protection plan isn’t limited by occurrences, mileage, or claims, and it is also transferable should you choose to resell your vehicle.

Dent and Ding protection covers a range of issues that might occur to the exterior. This includes door dings and minor dents, and there are no limits on mileage or service calls. Windshield protection is also available to cover cracks and chips caused by road hazards.

Subaru Equity Shield is great for any driver. If you are looking for GAP coverage or a range of other benefits, this program is perfect for you.

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The 11th Annual Saints and Sinners Tours in Jamestown, NY

cemetery headstones

The 11th Annual Saints and Sinners Tours will give you a glimpse into the lives of past Jamestown residents and provide a spooky backdrop for getting into the Halloween spirit!

Jamestown, New York is a city with plenty of history. That history comes to life during Halloween more than any other time out of the year. For the 11th year in a row, the Fenton History Center of Jamestown is putting on a special event to celebrate the history of Jamestown’s community during the spookiest time of the year. The 11th Annual Saints and Sinners Tours will be held this year on October 1st and October 8th.

The Saints and Sinners Tour offers residents and visitors of Jamestown a unique opportunity and way to explore the history of the Jamestown Community. During the tours, guests will be guided through the local Lake View Cemetery on a horse-drawn carriage. Along the way, they will hear the personal stories of some of Jamestown’s most intriguing and infamous residents.

Daytime tours will take place on October 8th, while evening tours will take place on October 1st. Both tours cost $18 per person.

Jamestown is a community that has always looked to its past. Now you can discover that rich past in a way that best celebrates the Halloween season. Don’t miss your chance to take part in this educational and eerie event right here in the Jamestown area just in time for Halloween!

 

11th Annual Saints and Sinners Tours

Evening Walking Tours: October 1st from 6-10 PM with tours leaving every 20 minutes

Day Walking Tours: October 8th from 3 – 6 PM with tours leaving every 30 minutes

Cost: $10 for the Public, $5 for Fenton History Center members, $2 for Kids. Tickets are $12 at the door.

Reserve tickets: 716-664-6256

Image of Mars - Challenger Center and Subaru partnership

Subaru and The Challenger Center Take Students to Mars

Image of Mars - Challenger Center and Subaru partnership

The Challenger Center and Subaru partnership is helping students learn about science and technology through the upcoming Mars mission.

Subaru is teaming up with the Challenger Center, a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) organization, to create a professional learning program for teachers. This learning program coincides with the Mars mission launching this fall. By offering students hands-on opportunities to fall in love with science and technology in a tangible way, Subaru and the Challenger Center hope to inspire students to pursue future careers in STEM subjects.

“Challenger Center is extremely proud to be partnered with one of the most innovative and responsible car manufacturers on the planet,” said the president and CEO of the Challenger Center, Lance Bush. “Subaru understands that to build the workforce of tomorrow, we need to capture student imagination early on. The company’s commitment to the education of tomorrow’s STEM leaders demonstrates their clear focus on being a leading employer and car manufacturer long into the future.”

Subaru’s partnership with the Challenger Center doesn’t only help provide training for future scientists. It also is designed to support teachers’ professional development.

To learn more about the Challenger Center and Subaru partnership, be sure to visit the Challenger Center’s website, www.challenger.org. Stay up-to-date with all things Subaru by following us on social media or by subscribing to our blog. Thanks for choosing Ed Shults Subaru.

2016 Subaru Impreza - Best Back to School Car

Subaru Impreza Named a Best Back-To-School Car

2016 Subaru Impreza - Best Back to School Car

The Subaru Impreza’s safety, fuel economy, upgraded technology, and spacious interior helped it win a spot on KBB.com’s 10 Best Back-to-School Cars list!

It’s that time of year again: school’s starting back up and everyone’s returning to their dorms. Subaru knows quite well that it’s school time, considering the Subaru Impreza was named a best back-to-school car. Check out how the Impreza can help you get back to school.

The 2016 Subaru Impreza was named to Kelley Blue Book’s prestigious 10 Best Back-to-School Cars list, and for a reason! KBB.com’s Back-to-School Cars list isn’t easy to make it onto. It takes into account efficiency, technology, space, and safety to determine the best cars for young adults.

The Impreza really impresses on all fronts. It’s got a remarkable fuel economy of 37 highway mpg, so the road trip back to school with be easy and cheap. You’ll be safe, too, thanks to an ample list of standard safety features that has you surrounded with advanced airbags.

Technology is top-notch with SUBARU STARLINK. It’ll give you hands-free connectivity to your phone, music, and navigation so you can keep your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road!

The Impreza’s hatchback design also gives you plenty of storage room for all of your back-to-school materials, so check it out today at Ed Shults Subaru!

kid in classroom with presentation - how to get your car Back-to-school ready

How To Get Your Car Back-to-School Ready

kid in classroom with presentation - how to get your car Back-to-school ready

The new school year comes with a lot of stress. Help prevent your car from being a part of it with these back to school tips!

While you’re getting back-to-school ready, take some time out of your day to get your car back-to-school-ready, too. The last thing you need on a busy school morning is for your car to breakdown mid-way through your carpool. Here are some tips on how to get your car back-to-school ready so both you and your car make it through the day with no major issues:

1. Check Your Fluids:

Your fluids are important; they’re what help your engine function. Make sure you check your oil, coolant, transmission, brake and power steering fluid. You can find all of these in reservoirs underneath your hood. It’s important to top off fluids that are low.

It’s also important to change your oil if it’s old. Topping it off will help if it’s just low, but not if it’s gunky from being too old.

2. Test Your Battery:

Check how strong your battery is to make sure it’s got a good enough charge to keep you going. An especially weak battery should be replaced. You can take it to the dealer to get it checked or use a tool called a voltmeter.

3. Fill Your Tires:

Make sure your tire pressure is correct. Under- or over-inflated tires can cause serious accidents, so make sure your tires have proper PSI. Also, make sure your tires have good tread. If they have significant tread wear, it might be time to rotate them or replace them.

If you would prefer to have our Subaru experts check out your car, stop by Ed Shults Subaru and we will make sure your vehicle is ready to go for the new school year. Good luck with your car and with the new school year!

Exquisite Styling: 2016 WRX Design Borrows from Concept Models

2016 WRX

The 2016 WRX design is something unlike ever before.

The Subaru WRX is known for its impressive performance, but it also has some truly bold styling. Taking design cues from 2013 concept models, the WRX is unlike ever before. With an aggressive fascia, hood, and contoured body, this model is setting new standards in terms of automotive design.

The 2016 WRX design, according to Digital Trends, is derived from a concept model that appeared in 2013. The WRX design features a bold exterior with a wide fascia, LED lighting, a prominent hood scoop, and futuristic appeal. The body is contoured for aerodynamic flow, while black wheels and bright yellow brakes are just some of the options that set this model apart.

Subaru’s chief designer, Mamoru Ishii, promises “the lauded concept’s sporty, aggressive stance will indeed reach production and is due to appear on the all-new Impreza due in 2016, and the WRX that will follow.”

This model also gets a sleek roofline, bulky rear fenders, and a low ride height for better airflow. Under the hood is the standard four-cylinder boxer you would expect from Subaru, generating up to 305 horsepower when you select the 2.5-liter engine. Available all-wheel drive increases handling and performance, and this model does 0 to 60 in 5 seconds when properly equipped. Best of all, the 2017 WRX will share this same general design, a striking look for any vehicle.

Group of People Collecting Cans for Meal on Wheels, a part of Subaru's Love Promise.

Shults Subaru’s Subaru Love Promise Partners

Group of People Collecting Cans for Meal on Wheels, a part of Subaru's Love Promise.

At Ed Shults Subaru we are dedicated to helping our local community, including Meal on Wheels right here in Jamestown, NY.

There are plenty of reasons to love Subaru. Subaru has some of the best standard features in the industry, such as All-Wheel Drive. Subaru vehicles are also ranked among the safest in the entire automotive industry. Nevertheless, the most admirable aspect of the Subaru brand is the work they do in the community.

Over the course of the last 20 years, Subaru has donated more than $50 million and 28,000 volunteer hours toward programs that help the community. Today, Subaru’s efforts to help the community are consolidated into the Subaru Love Promise.

Through Subaru’s Love Promise Campaign, Subaru has created initiatives that support the environment, education, and health in communities around the nation. Each Subaru dealership also helps local charities and non-profit organizations in their own communities. Here at Ed Shults Subaru, one of our Subaru Love Promise partners is the WCA Hospital.

The WCA Hospital’s mission is to provide members of the community with overarching, affordable care. With such a wonderful goal, the WCA Hospital seemed to be the perfect partner for our dealership’s Subaru Love Promise initiative.

Shults Subaru also sponsors the local community Meals on Wheels, which provides various meals to those members of the community who are in need of nutritious food.

Subaru has a long history of helping out with community initiatives, and we here at Shults Subaru are proud to do our part as well!

Tips for Carpooling: Sharing Rides Made Easy

Dog in a car

Tips for carpooling: Your dog doesn’t get you in the carpool lane!

Plan on carpooling in the Warren, PA area? Check out this list of helpful tips for carpooling. Ridesharing is a great way to make new friends, to save gas, save the environment, and simply get around. However, there are some important things to keep in mind when sharing rides.

  1. Meeting Time/Location. Generally, meeting times and locations should benefit everyone equally. It is important to set a “wait time,” which is the maximum amount of time the carpool will wait if you are running behind. Five minutes is a good wait time, but make sure everyone has plenty of time to get to work or school when sharing rides.
  2. Paying for Gas. Many carpools like to switch up drivers an equal amount of times, so paying gas money is not always necessary. However, if you never drive, you should volunteer to pay for part or all of the gas costs. The EPA has an easy fuel-cost calculator that anyone can use for free.
  3. Road Rules. According to NBC News, you should set up rules for the trip, like which radio stations to listen to, who is in charge of the temperature, smoking or nonsmoking, side trips, etc. Most people let the driver or car owner decide, as damage caused by food spills and smoking can be expensive to repair.
  4. Get Signatures. It might sound unnecessary, but having everyone sign a list of rules helps you avoid issues down the road. If someone claims not to have known a rule, or if they disagree with a rule, you can show them their signature on a carpool agreement. Such rules will not be legally binding, but they provide a great way to maintain order.
  5. Have Fun. Carpooling is a great way to get to know coworkers and classmates, as well as neighbors. Spark up conversations and invite people to the ride sharing program that you normally wouldn’t meet otherwise.

These are just some of the basic tips for carpooling. Every carpool is different, so feel free to add or subtract rules as you please.