MONTHLY ARCHIVES: AUGUST 2015

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Chevy Silverado

So you have recently decided to up the appearance of your Chevy Silverado. Maybe it is because you want to change the way it sets or "rakes," or you just want to experience what it is like to have bigger tires below you. If such is the case, then one of the best ways to augment your Silverado is to get a new lift kit. With a new lift system in place, you can enjoy numerous benefits.

One thing to keep in mind is that, when selecting a lift kit system, your budget is a major player. Factors to consider include replacement tire cost, suspension, wheels, and fuel expenses. You should also remember that, since you will be fitting a lift under your ride, raising it inside your garage may no longer be an option.

After considering these components critical to lift kit system buying, you can now begin your search for the right one.

 

Leveling Kits

If you just want to give your Silverado a ôlevel look, which allows you to set it up with a slightly larger set of tires, you won't be spending a lot. In most cases, it works great for owners of 2007 Silverados or newer. If your truck is one of these, you can install tires as tall as 33 inches.

When you purchase a basic leveling kit, you do not have to be a rocket engineer to get used to it. Since it only adds a gap beneath your ride's shock tower, it is very easy to use, and will already lift your Chevy Silverado's front end about 2 inches. lifting the front end up right around 2. You can do this in your driveway and be finished within a couple of hours.

Leveling Kits and their Advantages

With a levelling kit, you can put a slightly more air under the ride so you can fit it with larger tires. These products are also on the inexpensive side, so you do not have to worry too much about busting your budget. Furthermore, their operation is quite simple, so even if you are a newbie in the world of mechanical vehicle tweaking, it will be easy for you to get accustomed to using it.

Leveling Kits and their Potential Pitfalls

Before you invest in a levelling kit, you should know that your Chevy Silverado's mileage may be affected, but this is only a possibility when you want to raise the tire size. In addition, you also need to consider the expenses associated with alignment. Alignment is basically the process having the front end of your truck lifted, and once it has, the camber is going to be altered.

Body Lifts

Body lifts are basically spacers designed to separate a truck's frame from its suspension. In most cases, these are made from composite plastic. They are usually found in 2-inch or 3-inch sizes. You install these spacers in the area of the bolts connecting the body to the frame.

Body Lifts and their Advantages

Next, let us talk about body lifts. Like basic leveling kits, these are also on the affordable side, and they really do not have any negative impact when it comes to steering geometrics or comfort. You can also fit tires with heights of up to 33 inches.

Body Lifts and their Potential Pitfalls

With body lifts, though, the separation of the body from the frame affords a visible gap at your rear wheels. Fortunately, this can be countered by wheel liners, but you need to spend a bit more for them.

Suspension Lifts

Lastly, is the suspension lift. This is the way you should go if you want to really personalize your Chevy Silverado with your preferred tire and wheel size. However, going for a major tire and wheel alteration may compromise your ride's overall comfort, so proceed with caution when considering suspension lifts.

Suspension Lifts and their Advantages

The great thing about suspension lifts is that you can virtually install any tire and wheel size. They also afford greater suspension articulation.

Suspension Lifts and their Potential Pitfalls

Suspension lifts are the most expensive of all three, so if you have a limited budget, you may find this too expensive. Also, since it raises your Silverado dramatically, you may find it a bit hard to climb in and out of your ride after some time.

All in all though, your choice should still be based on what you really want your Silverado to look and feel like after the enhancement.

So if you are looking to purchase a new lift kit for your Chevy Silverado truck, it will do you a lot of good to work with industry pros. At BAIERL Automotive, you can learn more about the various options you have of enhancing your Silverado, whether in terms of functions, beauty, or luxuries.

At BAIERL Automotive, you can rest assure that all members of the staff are more than happy and willing to provide you with the assistance you need when it comes to your ride, including top quality lift kits. So whether you are from Pittsburgh, Wexford, or Cranberry, go and pay them a visit to ensure you purchase the correct lift for your magnificent vehicle.

 

Baierl Automotive is located in Wexford, Pennsylvania. Serving North Hills, Franklin Park, Sewickley, Coraopolis, Cranberry, Mars, Zelienople, Butler and all of Greater Pittsburgh, PA. Driven to be better!


This entry was posted in Baierl Automotive and tagged Baierl Automotive, Wexford Chevy, Wexford Chevy Silverado, Wexford Silverado, Wexford Trucks on 08/25/2015 at 3:49 PM

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Chevy Silverado

There is no doubt about it: pickup trucks have now gotten bigger. Aside from the significant change in their size, many of them are now also sitting higher above the ground. This is particularly true for trucks equipped with lifts. Many Chevrolet Silverado owners take pride in their trucks, especially those who have seriously lifted rides. So if you are thinking about equipping your Silverado with a lift, make sure you also invest in nerf bars.

Nerf Bars - What Are They?

Nerf bars, also usually referred to as step bars or side steps, not only add functionality, but also style and appeal to pickup trucks. There are plenty of options for you to choose from, such as the sleek black powder-coated variants, the attractive stainless steel bars, and the modern chrome selection. They also come in many different styles and shapes, including oval steps, tube steps, and LED-lit steps.

These ride enhancements are sold in pairs. They usually come as bolt-on, which you attach to the truck's existing holes. Since these bars are designed for all truck sizes, you can rest assure you will find some for your Chevrolet Silverado, whether you have the crew cab, extended cab, super cab, king cab, quad cab, or full-size.

You may not be familiar with the term ônerf bar itself, but it is highly likely you have already seen them. These are usually the painted or chrome finished accessories used just right below a truck's driver and passenger doors. Their primary function is to serve as a step up, so that drivers and passengers can easily access the inside of the cab.

A Short History

Traditionally nerf bars were used in raced tracks. Technically a nerf is a minor ônudge or ôbump, something that offered an easier pass on asphalt oval racing tracks.

Nowadays though, these are used by motorists for a wide variety of vehicles, usually SUVs and trucks. All in all, they make access in and out of the ride easier and faster. In addition, they also contribute to the protection of rocker panels. They also protect the bottom parts of doors when vehicles are driven off road.

Selecting Nerf Bars for Your Chevrolet Silverado

Once you have decided to equip your Chevrolet Silverado with nerf bars, it is critical that you take your time in making your selection. Keep in mind that these enhancements are available in a multitude of styles, designs, and finishes, so you may experience a bit of confusion at first. However, as long as you understand the basics, and you know exactly what you want, your chances of securing one that offers the greatest return on investment are higher.

Sizes of Nerf Bars

The term ônerf bar size actually pertains to the accessory's shape. Hooped, round, and oval are the three primary nerf bar shapes.

Hooped bars are those that have steps that crop out below them, and have a u-shape. Their typical sizes are usually referred to as one, two, and three step sizes.

Here are some of the other sizes:

  • Tube. Traditional round 3-inch and 4-inch tubes.
  • Oval. 4-inch, 5-inch, and 6-inch tubes.
  • Specialty Hoop Style.

Material and Finish Options for Nerf Bars

As for the materials and finishes, nerf bars are typically available in aluminum, steel, stainless steel, black powder-coated, polished stainless steel, and chrome. Of course, this should depend on your personal preference and the current design or theme of your Chevrolet Silverado

Types and Lengths Nerf Bars Are Available In

Once you have decided which shape to get for your Silverado's nerf bars, the next thing to consider is the type and length. There are some brands that only offer truck- or SUV-specific nerf bars, but you will easily find aftermarket products that may suit you better.

Here are the three primary types and lengths of nerf bars you can get for your Chevy Silverado:

  • Sports bars. Get this if you want the bars to be for the entire length of your cab.
  • Bed access. Aside from being full length in size, these also have a support step for easier access to the bed.
  • Wheel to wheel. This type of nerf bar runs from the pickup cab all the way to the rear wheel.

The Bottom Line

All in all, investing in a nerf bar for your Chevrolet Silverado should be based on your preference, functionality, aesthetics, and presentation.

So if you are looking to purchase new nerf bars for your Chevy Silverado, seeking the advice of pros is important. At BAIERL Automotive, you can expect the staff members to provide you with the assistance and guidance you need so that you can make the right choice when shopping around for Silverado enhancements.

At BAIERL Automotive, all staff members will be more than happy to help you out with your Chevrolet Silverado augmentations. Whether you are from Pittsburgh, Wexford, or Cranberry, the pros here will make sure you pick the right nerf bars for your impressive ride.


This entry was posted in Baierl Automotive and tagged Baierl Automotive, Wexford Chevy, Wexford Chevy Silverado, Wexford Silverado, Wexford Trucks on 08/24/2015 at 3:47 PM

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Ford F-150

Shopping around for a 2014 F-150 does not have to involve complications and confusion. While it can be overwhelming, seeing that there are just so many options and choices to select from, especially when it comes to models, cab sizes cab types, and box sizes, you should know that all of them are good picks. In fact, all these options provide you with the chance to personalize your F150 and ensure that the outcome is the truck that really suits you, your needs, and your wants.

So to help you choose the most appropriate 2014 Ford F-150, here are the things you need to keep in mind:

2014 F-150 Models

Of course, the first thing you need to consider is the model itself of the 2014 Ford F-150 you want. All in all, you got 10 different options. There is the XL trim, the STX trim, the XLT trim, the FX2 trim, the Lariat trim, the FX4 trim, the King Ranch trim, the SVT Raptor trim, the Platinum trim, and the Limited trim.

Each of these models is equipped with varying features and minor differences in terms of design, so establish what you really want your F-150 to look like first, before you begin your shopping expedition. Furthermore, keep in mind that, there is quite a considerable gap between pricing of the XL models and the Limited choices.

2014 F-150 Cab Sizes

Once you have figured out the exact model you want to go for, next is to decide on the size of the cab. The primary consideration here is the number of people who will be joining you for your drives on a regular basis.

If you usually just carry with you three other passengers, then the Regular Cab may already be enough. If you typically have six other souls with you, then the SuperCab or the CrewCab are better choices.

2014 F-150 Box Sizes

There are, in total, three different box sizes to choose from for the 2014 F-150. There is a 5.5-foot box, which is the smallest. There is also a 6.5-foot option. Lastly is the 8-foot box.

2014 F-150 Engine Options

All in all, you have four different engine options when it comes to the 2014 Ford F-150. Keep in mind, though, that there are certain types of engines only available for some models and trims, and not all. However, in most cases, many of the models offer three to four engine options.

First off, is the 3.7L V6 engine. This one is capable of generating up to 302 horses. Then, there is the.5L twin-turbocharged V6 engine, which can spout of up to 365 horses. You can also opt for the 5L V8 engine, which can produce up to 360 horses. Lastly, is the 6.2L V8 engine, which can get you up to 411 horses.

Once you have made your choice of which engine type to equip your 2014 F-150 with, the next decision you have to make is whether to get a 2WD or a 4WD. In the event that you have big plans for your ride, like taking off road trips, then it may be better if you invest in the 4WD variant.

Engine Power

When buying a Ford F-150, an additional question will arise, and this is whether you should stick to the traditional 5.0L V8 engine or try out the turbo V6 EcoBoost version.

In terms of prices, you can expect the latter to be more expensive, as it offers quite a number of more impressive features than the tried and tested 5.0 V8.

There is no need to worry though: the V8 powertrain has a rating of 380 pound-feet of torque, which is typically adequate for most, except if you want something really faster. It remains smooth and quiet, but for some, it may be a little too slow to their liking.

However, the 5.0L V8 engine's payload and rating are still impressive, with it having the power to drag up to around 10,000 pounds of weight.

The Bottom Line

Again, the final decision is still dependent on your specific needs, driving preferences, and what you want when it comes to aesthetics. However, you can rest assure that all models of the 2014 Ford F-150 are designed to meet the different requirements of each pickup truck buyer, so, it won't be long till you find the perfect one for you.

In the event that you have finalized your decision, and you want to purchase a Ford F-150, then make sure you seek further advice from the experts. At BAIERL Automotive, you are guaranteed to be in the presence of highly trained, experienced, and knowledgeable staff members. They will help you make the right choice when shopping around for a 2014 F-150.

So what are you waiting for? Head to BAIERL Automotive now and experience exceptional customer service, like what the pros there always give their customers from all over Pittsburgh, Wexford, and Cranberry.

 

Baierl Automotive is located in Wexford, Pennsylvania. Serving North Hills, Franklin Park, Sewickley, Coraopolis, Cranberry, Mars, Zelienople, Butler and all of Greater Pittsburgh, PA. Driven to be better!


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Ford F-150

Almost all 2014 Ford F-150 buyers out there will get to the point where they need to take a step back and ask themselves the question: ôShould I stick with the 5.0L V8 engine, or should I invest in the turbo V6 EcoBoost?

This is a really important question you need to ask yourself if you are about to get yourself a 2014 F-150. The main reason behind this is because your choice can considerably impact not only the overall price of your purchase, but the performance of your future ride as well.

Of course, there are other options for you to check out, including the traditional 3.7L V6 and the bigger 6.2L V8 engines. These are your other choices when it comes to powertrains for the 2014 Ford F-150. However, you should still take a closer look at the two most popular, which are the 5.0L V8 and the V6 EcoBoost.

According to many test-drivers and experts, their preference is the EcoBoost variant. In fact, if you read the statistics, around 41 percent of the total number of F-150 shoppers has opted for the EcoBoost option. This means that, ever since the EcoBoost technology was launched back in the year 2010, about 500,000 of these powertrains have already been sold.

This does not automatically mean, though, that you should not bother with the 5.0L V8 variant. While there are, definitely a lot of good things about the newer EcoBoost, the V8 is still an impressive machine. A proof of this is the awesome sound it makes every time you accelerate. Furthermore, it is less complicated and confusing compared to the turbo alternatives. And, as all V8 engines in the past has performed, you can expect it to require less maintenance than your other choices.

More about the 5.0L V8 Powertrain

When you equip your 2014 Ford F-150 with the 5.0L V8 engine, you can get up to 380 pound-feet of torque from it. You can also expect a smooth and quiet ride even if you hit the gas. It may be a bit slow for some, and passing through requires prior planning and adequate space, but all in all, it performs great in normal conditions.

As for the payload and tow rating of the V8 powertrain, it exceptionally drags and handles weights of up to 10,000 pounds. It has also been rated for its piggybacking capabilities of up to 3,120 pounds.

So, just in case you do not want to go for the turbo technology or if you simply want something that has been tried and tested over the years, opting for the 5.0L V8 engine is a wise decision. It is a great buy, all in all.

The EcoBoost Advantage

Let's say you are willing to test out the EcoBoost engine. Is it really worth it? It depends on who is going to use it, but if you are into the technologically innovative side of things, this turbo engine is definitely worth your attention.

First and foremost, you should know that the EcoBoost has been rigorously tested. The results have been properly and extensively documented, and they are far from being mediocre - they are exceptional. With the V6 engine being able to generate up to 365 horses, it stands proud and looks down at the V8. While the V8 sounds better, the fact that it has a rating of 420 pound feet of torque compensates for this. You can expect your 2014 Ford F-150 to be very quick if it is equipped with the turbocharged engine.

Furthermore, the EcoBoost has the ability to tow far greater weights than its V8 counterpart, with its capacity being up to 11,300 pounds - 1,300 pounds greater than the V8's capacity.

Overall, the EcoBoost gives you the feel and vibe of being a small-displacement V8 engine, having he ability to build up speed less the coarseness and hassle. In addition, it delivers power to the entire truck early, which is what you usually expect with diesel. So there is no doubt that you will find the EcoBoost really enjoyable and fun, so make sure you give a 2014 Ford F-150 truck equipped with it a test drive.

The Bottom Line

Both the V8 and the EcoBoost engines are exceptional performers. However, in order for you to truly be able to capture and determine what their individual pros are, it is best you give them a test drive.

At BAIERL Automotive, you are provided with the opportunity to do just that. You can give the 2014 Ford F150 a test drive, both in the V8 version and the EcoBoost variant. You can depend on the highly trained and knowledgeable staff to help you make the best choice when trying to decide which engine option is right for you.

So what are you waiting for? Pay BAIERL Automotive a visit now so you can experience driving both engine versions. Whether you are from Pittsburgh, Wexford, or Cranberry, you can rely on the great customer service of the staff here.

 

Baierl Automotive is located in Wexford, Pennsylvania. Serving North Hills, Franklin Park, Sewickley, Coraopolis, Cranberry, Mars, Zelienople, Butler and all of Greater Pittsburgh, PA. Driven to be better!


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Ford F-150

The Ford F-150 is one of the greatest, most flexible, powerful, and aesthetically-magnificent pickup trucks on the road today. And thanks to the availability of the vehicle in a multitude of styles, designs, models, cab sizes, box sizes, and colors, you do not have to worry about sticking to something someone else has designed.

Even when you are buying used, there is no need for complications. There is plenty of opportunities for you to personalize and customize your ride, ensuring that you get what you really want.

The thing is, how much does a used Ford F-150 really cost? The answer to this will vary greatly, as there are many different factors that will influence the overall cost of purchasing a second hand F-150.

So take a look below to understand more what you will be dealing with when buying a used Ford F-150.

The Model

One of the factors that will either push the price up of the used F-150 or pull it down is the specific model and trim you purchase.

Say, for example, you are interested in investing in a second hand 2014 Ford F-150. This model year comes with 10 different trim models, with the base being the XL. The other nine, from lowest to highest-end are the following: STX model, XLT model, FX2 model, Lariat model, FX4 model, King Ranch model, SVT Raptor model, Platinum model, and Limited model.

Since the higher-end levels are equipped with more features and amenities, you can expect them to be costlier than the base. However, the base Ford F-150 still comes with a plethora of technologies and safety components, still making it a good choice, even for a used unit.

The Cab Size

The next indicator of how much a second hand Ford F-150 will cost is the size of its cab. The bigger the cab size, the more expensive it is.

When choosing which cab size to get, consider the number of passengers you regularly carry. If you typically just drive alone, or with three other people, then a used F-150 with a Regular Cab equipped is adequate enough. If you need to fit in more souls into the pickup truck, let's say six people, then you should consider investing in either a CrewCab or a SuperCab.

The Box Size

Then, there is the size of the box, which also influences the cost of a used F-150.

Again, if you will be purchasing a 2014 model, you can choose from three different box sizes. Your first option is the 5.5-foot box, which is the smallest. The next size is the 6.5-foot box. Largest of all is the 8-foot variant.

Remember, though, that there are some F-150 model-specific box types, which means that not all three box options may be available for the specific model you are aiming for. If this is true for the box type you prefer, you may have to decide which of the following are most important to you: model, box length, or cab size.

The Engine Type

The next important cost-influencer of a used Ford F-150 is the type of engine it will be equipped with. Almost all models of F-150s come with a number of engine options, so make sure you establish how powerful or fast you want your ride to be.

For instance, the 2014 F-150 comes with four powertrain choices. Your first option is the 3.7L V6 engine, capable of generating 302 horses. Then, there is the 3.5L twin-turbocharged V6 engine that can get you up to 365 horses. There is also the traditional, tried and tested 5L V8 capable of a 360 horsepower output. Last, but not the least is the 6.2L V8 EcoBoost, which can produce up to 411 horses.

2WD versus 4WD

The final factor that contributes to how much a used Ford F-150 is going to cost you is whether it is a 2 wheel drive (2WD) or a 4 wheel drive (4WD).

In most cases, used F-150s with 4WD are more expensive, since these are specifically engineered to be driven in rough conditions. If you are not really going to drive the truck on seriously rough terrains, then a 2WD is still a good option.

Once you have taken these cost influencers into consideration, the next step is to experience for yourself just how even a used Ford F-150 is so capable. You should give one a test-drive, as this is a great way to check the truck's specs.

At BAIERL Automotive, you can learn more about the various options you have of when it comes to the F-150. Here, you can rest assure that all members of the staff are more than happy and willing to provide you with the assistance you need when it comes to your ride, including new and used F-150s. So whether you are from Pittsburgh, Wexford, or Cranberry, go and pay them a visit now to help you decide whether a used F-150 is really suited for all your trucking needs.

 

Baierl Automotive is located in Wexford, Pennsylvania. Serving North Hills, Franklin Park, Sewickley, Coraopolis, Cranberry, Mars, Zelienople, Butler and all of Greater Pittsburgh, PA. Driven to be better!


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