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Are you an Engine or a Muffler? Get your Automotive Horoscope Here

You already know if you are a solid and dependable person, the life of the party, or wise beyond your years. But what you don't know is which part of a vehicle that makes you. Answer just a few fun and simple questions in this quiz below, and find out! Share your results in the comments and let us know if you agree.

 

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SHOP 'n SAVE's $20,906 Check Presentation to Feherty's Troops First Foundation

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(l to r) SHOP 'n SAVE's Rich Haeflein, Jamie Swytalski and Jamie Fincke, Westmoreland County Airport Executive Director Gabe Monzo, Major David A Borden USMC, and Jim Smail.

Major David A. Borden, USMC and Jim Smail accepted a check on behalf of Feherty's Troops First Foundation, as part of a presentation held at the Youngwood SHOP 'n SAVE.

The funds were raised by SHOP 'n SAVE through their "Earn Your Wings" campaign in conjunction with the Westmoreland County International Airshow 2016. Shoppers contributed to the "Earn Your Wings" campaign by giving a $1 donation and writing their name on a pair of wings displayed in the store. The Youngwood location alone raised over $6500 from the local community, the most money in the area, and was selected to be the location of the check presentation.

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SHOP 'n SAVE Advertising Account Manager Rich Haeflein explains the "Earn Your Wings" campaign as Youngwood SHOP 'n SAVE Assistant Office Manager Jamie Swytalski looks on.

Jamie Swytalski, assistant office manager of the Youngwood SHOP 'n SAVE presented the $20,906 check on behalf of the cashiers and employees who went above and beyond in their efforts in collecting donations. "It's always our honor," said Swytalski. "We try our very best every year to raise money for Troops First Foundation. We're very passionate about it, this community, this store. We just rally around this and make it a priority." As a token of appreciation, Jamie Fincke, VP of Jamieson Family Markets, was awarded commemorative 2016 Airshow coins for his employees, as well as a framed Airshow poster signed by Arnold Palmer for display in their store.

 

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Rich Haeflein of SHOP 'n SAVE presents Major David Borden, USMC a small token of appreciation

 

Major Borden was honored to be a part of the presentation and to accept the check on Feherty's Troops First Foundation's behalf. The nonprofit foundation works to provide meaningful assistance to US military service members and their families by developing, operating, and supporting wellness, quality of life and event-based initiatives. 

Borden says the foundation is important to him because they were there for him ever since he received a phone call from David Feherty while laying in his hospital bed recovering from injuries sustained in combat in Iraq in 2008. "It's because of Troops First Foundation, why I am where I am today," Borden says. "Not only did they take care of me, but they took care of my family. They also took care of every other wounded service member at that time. [They] helped me reintegrate into the world that I once knew. Whether it was through hunting events, whether it was through sporting events, specifically golf, or just a phone call from David Feherty or another wounded service member to help get me through a difficult time."

Next year's Westmoreland County International Airshow will be June 24th & 25th and is headlined by the US Navy Blue Angels. SHOP 'n SAVE will be raising funds again for Feherty's Troops First Foundation. Their fundraising goal for 2017? "Higher. Always higher, always higher," laughed Swytalski.


Pokémon Go Sends Monsters and Critters Across Smail Auto Lots!

As the world is firmly in the throws of the Pokémon Go craze, curiosity won the best of me and I decided to join in on the Pokémania. For the uninitiated, Pokémon Go is the latest game in the popular Pokémon franchise where monsters and critters (called: Pokémon) are collected and trained so that they can compete against another person's collected monsters and critters with the goal being to "collect them all." 

So this week Pokémon Go has just been released as a free downloadable app for smart phones. Different than previous versions of the games, this new game sends people out into the real world where their phones can "see" these creatures in the real world for the first time ever. People of all ages are now walking around outside with their noses in their phones, hoping to track down elusive Pokémon to add to their collection.

With ten franchises and plenty real estate here in Greensburg, I decided to explore the lots to see which Pokémon are lurking between our cars. It didn't take long to find a few critters right here in the offices and hallways of the Smail Acura building! Grabbed the female Nidoran, a Spearow, an Eevee, and a Gastly right away.

 

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Once outside, I first encountered a weird looking Bellsprout in front of Smail Honda. Then continued and caught an intimidating male Nidoran in the Bud Smail Motorcars lot, while a cute Weedle was hiding beneath a Mercedes-Benz. I caught a Zubat right in front of the Smail Kia building before being confronted by a strange looking Venonat in front of the Bud Smail Ford Lincoln dealership. 

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I lit some incense to attract more Pokémon to my area, and my friend the Zubat came back quite frequently. He came at me in front of the Buick GMC Cadillac dealership, then I caught a Pidgey at Ford Lincoln before another Zubat showed up.

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All in all, it was a fun experience, even if I confused a few salespeople and passing motorists with my actions. I didn't encounter any high level critters, even though there have been reports of a Charmander at Smail Honda. So if you happen to find yourself at one of our dealerships getting service on your car, or if you happen to have a child with you looking for something to do while you're car shopping, look to Pokémon Go for a fun distraction. Just please remember to be careful and look where you are at all times. There are many cars and vehicles moving about at all times, not only on Route 30, but also on our lots.

Be sure to check out the Pokemon Go, and the Smail Auto Summer Specials.


Summer Driving Safety Tips

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These next few months will see the streets, roads and highways packed with more vehicles than ever before. The weather is nicer, the kids are out of school, vacations are scheduled, summer road trips are planned. But before you hit the road, it is important that you check your vehicle and review summer driving safety tips.

  • Conduct a basic safety check of your vehicle. Check the levels of your fluids: oil, antifreeze and windshield wiper fluid. Check your tire pressure, wiper blades, lights, and A/C.
  • If you have children, be sure you're aware of heatstroke concerns that arise in warm weather. Never leave a child unattended in a vehicle.
  • Remember to share the road with other motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians. It will be crowded out there, so be aware of people who may not see you.
  • Have an emergency roadside kit stocked with a car charger for your cell phone, a first aid kit, flashlight, flares, jumper cables, gloves and blankets, and tools. 
  • Be sure to have an updated GPS on hand (or a physical map or atlas, if you're so inclined) for your designated navigator to guide you safely to your destinations.
  • Don't forget water and snacks, and even entertainment for the passengers. Build a playlist of road trip songs, tablets with downloaded games, and a pillow to stay comfy.

 For more tips and ideas, check out this great interactive guide courtesy of the NHTSA.

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Let Smail Auto Car Wash and Detail Center Clean and Protect Your Vehicle

 

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Smail Auto Car Wash and Detail Center: 868 George's Station Road, Greensburg PA 15601

If you are searching for a quick, effective and affordable way to keep your car clean and protected, then look no further than Smail Auto's Car Wash and Detail Center, conveniently located right off of Rte 30 in Greensburg, PA across from Vallozzi's Restaurant.

The car wash is open from 7AM to 9PM during the week, making it easy for you to stop by before work, after work, or even during your lunch break. And it's open weekends too.

There are three levels of wash, Basic, Deluxe and Ultimate. This quick video breaks down some of the specifics:

 

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Check out this "before and after." This Honda Insight went through the Smail Auto Car Wash. Look at those results!

 

Smail Auto Car Wash and Detail Center
868 George's Station Road
Greensburg, PA 15601

CAR WASH

  • Monday - 7:00am - 9:00pm
  • Tuesday - 7:00am - 9:00pm
  • Wednesday - 7:00am - 9:00pm
  • Thursday - 7:00am - 9:00pm
  • Friday - 8:00am - 9:00pm
  • Saturday - 8:00am - 7:00pm
  • Sunday - 8:00am - 5:00pm

DETAIL SERVICE

  • Monday - 8:00am - 9:00pm
  • Tuesday - 8:00am - 9:00pm
  • Wednesday - 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday - 8:00am - 9:00pm
  • Friday - 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday - 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday - Closed

Visit www.smailautowash.com or call (724) 830-8038 for more information.