Columbus Day Weekend in Jamestown, NY: The Lucy Town Run and Tammy Pescatelli

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Columbus Day Weekend is full of fun & laughter this year!

If you’re looking for something fun to do on Columbus Day Weekend in Jamestown and its surrounding areas, we’ve got you covered! There’s always something exciting happening and for this holiday weekend there are a couple different options up in the Pearl City.

Over at the Willow Bay Theater, prepare to laugh at the comical stylings of Tammy Pescatelli. She’s a USO Comedy tour regular and she’s a current featured entertainer on SiriusXM comedy channels. You may have also heard her as a guest on The Howard Stern Wrap Up Show, Opie and Anthony, and Jenny McCarthy’s “Dirty, Sexy, Funny.” Tickets are cheap but the comedy is not, so it’s sure to be a good time Saturday night (October 8th) in downtown Jamestown. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.ticketfly.com/event/1292195-tammy-pescatelli-jamestown/.

If you have a knack for running in honor of great comediennes, then head over to the Lucy Town 5K Run/Walk which was created to commemorate Jamestown native and legendary actress, Lucille Ball. Since its conception in 2013, the Lucy Run (as it’s fondly called) has welcomed amazing talents like Martin Short and Bob Newhart as guests. The race starts on the morning of Saturday, October 8th with the aforementioned Tammy Pescatelli rounding out the evening as a part of the celebrations. More information about the Lucy Town 5K Run/Walk can be found here: http://runwithlucy.com/.

Whatever you decide to do for the holiday weekend, Ed Shults of Warren Subaru hopes you stay safe and have an amazing time!

 

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Subaru Monthly Sales Increase Thanks to Outback and Forester

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The Subaru Forester & Outback hit record breaking numbers!

It’s safe to say that August was a fantastic month, as Subaru monthly sales increased despite other automakers’ struggles. Even without a surplus of incentives, consumers still traveled to dealerships in the search for their new Subarus. The numbers were even record-breaking, with Subaru selling over 60,000 new vehicles including the ever-so-popular Outback and Forester models.

To put this in comparison to the entire auto industry, U.S. auto sales dipped by more than 4% in August while Subaru managed to flip that and increase sales by the same percentage. Not to mention, August of 2016 boasted a 14.7% increase from August of the previous year. So what do all of these numbers mean? It means that Subaru is extending their growth trend by focusing on specific models and selling people the vehicles that they truly desire.

Two of the hot sellers in August were the previously-mentioned  Subaru Outback & Forester, which, with the help of the Crosstrek, accounted for 75% of the month’s sales. Another shining star worth mentioning in the lineup for August was the Legacy.

While some critics might say the auto industry has collectively started to plateau, there may be strong opportunities for individual brands to outshine others by showcasing economical and innovative products.

Subaru’s 3-Millionth American Car Produced in Indiana Last Month

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Subaru’s 3-millionth car, a 2017 Outback in Lapis Blue!

When you take a look at the statistics, it’s clear that Subaru is one of America’s favorite brands. Not only has Subaru been the best-selling brand for all-wheel drive vehicles for the past six years, but 96 percent of Subaru models sold in the past 10 years are still on the road today, which really speaks to their long-term viability.

With regards to the long-term, Subaru has passed a serious milestone, building their 3-millionth car in the state of Indiana. The specific vehicle in question with a 2017 Subaru Outback – in Lapis Blue – built at the Subaru or Indiana Automotive plant on July 28.

This Subaru plant has received an enormous increase in demand in previous years, expecting to produce 394,000 units by the end of the year. This Indiana location builds both the Outback and the Legacy, and soon, it will produce the new Impreza.

Subaru’s 3-millionth car truly represents the dependability and trust that comes with the Subaru name, considering just how many Americans are behind the wheel of one of their innovative vehicles.

To learn more or check out a Subaru for yourself, visit us anytime at Shults of Subaru Warren.

Tips for Driving with Kids on the Way to School This Year

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Have fun while driving kids to school this year!

Now that summer is almost over, your daily commute might be getting a bit noisier with kids piling into the backseat on their way to school, sports practice, and all that good stuff. Driving with one child in the car can be a challenge, but what about when you have a veritable gaggle of children to contend with? Whether you’re just driving your own or perhaps carpooling with a neighbor, here are some tips for driving with kids.

  • Have fresh water and healthy snacks on hand.
  • Consider keeping some books, handheld video games, or coloring books available for children to independently play with.
  • If the kids are acting up and you need to intervene, be sure to pull over safely and cautiously first.
  • Be sure to do a head count before you leave, and again when you arrive at school. Always, always, make sure that you do not leave any children in the car once you get back home.
  • And lastly, even if your route is short, familiarizing yourself with the closest emergency room is never a bad idea.

For more safety tips, or to start the school year out with a new car, visit us anytime at Shults of Warren Subaru.

Tips for Carpooling: Sharing Rides Made Easy

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Tips for carpooling can save you money & help you make a new friend!

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.

Exquisite Styling: 2016 WRX Design Borrows from Concept Models

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The 2016 WRX design is certainly something to gawk at.

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

How to Save Gas on a Road Trip

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Save gas on a road trip with these tips!

If you’re taking a cross-country trip soon or driving down to your favorite vacation spot with the family, saving gas will be a big concern – especially with prices on the rise again. Here are some tips on how to save gas on a road trip so you have plenty of extra spending money for your vacation.

First, pack as light as you can. Obviously if you’re road-tripping you’re going to have luggage, but don’t over-pack! The heavier your car is, the more fuel you use. Another great way to save gas is to drive slower. Enjoy the scenery! Cars maximize their fuel use at 60-65 miles an hour, so avoid going over that.

Check your tire pressure before you leave on your trip. If the pressure is low, your car will have more trouble going forward, which uses more energy. You should also avoid using the AC too much, especially at lower speeds, when rolling the windows down is much more efficient.

Finally, do your best to avoid bad traffic situations. Idling drains gas like crazy, so if you’re stuck in highway traffic jams or at long red lights, you’ll be stopping for gas sooner than you want.

Find your next road trip car here!

Subaru Driver David Higgins Wins Third Consecutive STPR at Rally America National Championship Series

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David Higgins wins Rally America National Championship.

David Higgins, a driver for Subaru Rally Team USA, took his third consecutive and sixth all-time win at the Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally (STPR) in early June. The STPR is the fifth round of the Rally America National Championship Series, where Higgins is aiming for his sixth straight Driver’s title.

Higgins, co-driving with Craig Drew, won eleven out of thirteen of the competition stages of the STPR. Higgins and Drew drive a 2016 Subaru WRX STI rally car. Of the race, Higgins said the STPR is “a huge challenge, the nature of the roads with the high speeds and the trees so close means you can’t make any mistakes.” The roads of the track are winding and often slick, and the STPR is considered one of the most challenging courses in the RANC.

Higgins wasn’t the only Subaru driver in the STPR. Teammate Travis Pastrana was unfortunately forced to drop out after he went off-course, but Pastrana and his co-driver thankfully weren’t injured. Higgins will continue on in the next leg of the RANC, the New England Forest Rally, which will take place from July 15 to 16.

Subaru University Program Expands: Ensuring Expertise

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Subaru is ensuring many of its future employees are well-trained thanks to the Subaru University program. Recently partnering with Respond Inc. of Camden, NJ, the Subaru University is expanding to find and train individuals for a future at Subaru retailers around the US, from technicians to salespersons. This is just one more way Subaru is showing its dedication to its customers, providing the best-trained staff in the industry.

According to Subaru, the Subaru University program has been around for several years; however, thanks to a recent partnership in Camden, NJ, the project can expand on the East Coast. In the area, Subaru-U will look for students who want to participate in 90-day internships on a rotating basis, working in repair shops and other training facilities. Successful students will then be able to earn both ASE and Subaru Maintenance Technician Certification.

“We are excited about this new partnership with Subaru University and the opportunities it will open up for Camden residents,” said Wilbert Mitchell, Executive Director of Respond, Inc. “We are also thankful for Subaru’s generosity in equipping our new auto repair shop, which will create jobs and provide a valuable service to the community.”

Looking for unparalleled service? Check out your local Subaru dealership. We offer a trained and professional staff, each member of which is well-qualified to work on your specific car. If you want the experts, come to Ed Shults of Warren Subaru.

Check out Local Farmers Markets in Chautauqua County

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Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Check out one of the many local farmers markets, each of which offers fresh produce and tons of unique products. Not only can you support your community by shopping at a farmers market, but it can also be loads of fun. Plus, you might as well check some essentials off your grocery list while you are at it.

According to the Chautauqua Country website, there are tons of local farmers markets you can visit. This includes comes of the following locations:

  • Abers Acres – Get fresh produce and pick your own fruits and vegetable at this USDA-certified organic farm. Open during the summer form 9am to 8pm, in the spring from 10am to 6pm.
  • Cross Roads Farm – Every Saturday from 9am to 5pm you can find dozens of local vendors gathers to sell crafts, art, supplies, food, candy, and more. This location is open from April 30 through December 17.
  • Downtown Jamestown – Shop a range of produce from 12p to 6pm every Thursday. This includes meat, cheese, baked goods, and more.
  • Reverie Creamery – Need artisan cheese to go along with local wine? Stop by this creamery to get the best local cream, cheese, and other dairy products.

This are just some of the many local farmers markets you can find. Shopping local gives you better tasting food, more nutrition for your money, and added peace of mind. If you know where your food is coming from, it just makes it that much better.