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Last Chance for WNY Nonprofits to Drive Away in New Ford Van

Last Chance for WNY Nonprofits to Drive Away in New Ford Van

Deadline to Submit Ford Friendship Express Applications is March 1, 2011 

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Ford Dealers of Western New York are reminding area nonprofit organizations that the March 1st deadline is quickly approaching for eligible groups to apply for a new van through the 2011 Ford Friendship Express program. Now in its 16th year, the program has already awarded 62 vans valued at more than $1 million.

In 2010, Homespace, Inc. and the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Northtowns took home new Ford vans. Additional past recipients include: Computers for Children, Kids Escaping Drugs, SABAH, Meals on Wheels of Buffalo and Erie County, Friends of the Night People, St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy, Camp Good Days & Special Times, Student Union at SUNY at Buffalo, Goodwill Industries of Western New York, Rural Transit Service, American Red Cross, The Buffalo Zoo and more.

POTHOLE PATROL: We're Looking for WNY's Worst

POTHOLE PATROL: We're Looking for WNY's Worst

Know of any particularly devastating potholes that you would like to warn your friends and neighbors to avoid? Send an email to neighborhoods@wgrz.com with the location and any details you can provide. Attach a photo if you can get one safely.

2 On Your Side's Michael Wooten recently reported on the state of area roads as the melting snow and ice begins to reveal the damage that this winter has wrought. You can see his report here.

Below are the reports we've received from viewers so far, broken out by neighborhood. Scroll down to the Comments section for additional warnings about potholes in your town.

AMHERST

- Corner of Niagara Falls Blvd. at Brighton road on the north side of Brighton turning from the Blvd. 

How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

Dear Tom,

My 2004 Olds Bravada smells hot … really hot. I keep putting in more antifreeze and it seems to disappear (I don't see any wet spots under the vehicle). The overflow keeps emptying, as well as the radiator. Please help!

Janet from Buffalo, NY

Janet,

How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

Dear Tom,

I own a  ’90 Cadillac Brougham. Its knock sensor went out which caused it to run poorly. I have replaced the sensor, but the car still misfires. I had it scanned for codes but there are none in the computer memory. What could be the causing this problem? Could the problem be the ignition coil?

Big Wal from Indianapolis, IN

Big Wal,

How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

Dear Tom,

I own a 2010 Infiniti G-37 coupe. The tires were fine until it got cold outside. Now the tire pressure monitoring system indicates that the tire pressures are low. The tires look fine to me. What’s up with this? 

Delilah from Burlington, VT

Delilah,

Area Manufacturing Company to be Featured on National News

Area Manufacturing Company to be Featured on National News


Surviving the recent recession and thriving in the global automotive business triggered interest by Fox News

 

Jiffy-tite Company will be featured throughout the day on Fox News segments on Wednesday, January 5, 2010.  Among some of the programs that Jiffy-tite owner and Chairman Steve Zillig and other company officials may appear on include America’s Newsroom (9 a.m. – 11 a.m.), Happening Now (11 a.m. – 1 p.m.), America Live (1 p.m. – 3 p.m.) and the popular Your World with Cavuto hosted by Neil Cavuto (4 p.m. – 6 p.m.).  Fox News producers and a film crew will be in the region on January 4th taping the segments from Jiffy-tite’s state-of-the-art, 65,000 square foot headquarters and manufacturing facility in Lancaster.

How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

Dear Tom,

My ’02 Oldsmobile Alero has had the ignition switch replaced four times in the past two years! Each time the switch fails everything seems normal. However, when I turn the key to start the vehicle nothing happens … no cranking, no clicking, it’s just dead. The battery has been replaced. Every time the problem occurs the Olds dealer says the problem is the magnet on the ignition switch, which is part of the security system. Do you know why this is happening?

Rich from Orchard Park, NY

Rich,