Guess What Made Wards 10 Best User Experience List?

On September 11th, Subaru of America, Inc. announced that Pine Belt Subaru’s 2017 Impreza was named to Wards 10 Best User Experience list. Our Subaru dealer NJ is thrilled at the news and wants to tell you more about the awesome honor.

 

What’s WardsAuto?

For the past 90 years, WardsAuto has been serving the industry’s information needs as a world-leading provider of automotive analysis and insights. From tech center to plant floor to showroom, WardsAuto gives a forward-looking perspective on all aspects of the business. For this second annual competition, 23 vehicles were tested and rated on their ability to make technology easy to use and enhance an individual’s lifestyle. That’s where Pine Belt Subaru’s 2017 Impreza comes in.

 

The 2017 All-Wheel Drive Compact

The 2017 Impreza is one of our Lakewood car dealers best selling vehicles so Pine Belt Subaru was not surprised it was recognized. Here’s what made the top of the list:

  • effective driver assistance technology
  • user-friendly multimedia system and interior controls such as infotainment and connectivity
  • overall value

Inside, you’ll notice the design follows our “Dynamic x Solid” philosophy. Everything is bold, clean and refined throughout the cabin. The Starlink multimedia system includes TomTom navigation, rear vision camera, Aha and Pandora, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The main Safety feature to highlight is the available EyeSight Driver Assist Technology. It acts as a second set of eyes for the driver by the use of cameras. It also integrates things like Lane Departure and Sway Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, Throttle Management and Automatic Pre-Collision Braking. The new driver assist technologies that are available for 2017 are High Beam Assist, Reverse Automatic Braking and Steering Responsive Headlights.

 

Get Yours Today At Pine Belt Subaru

The 2017 Impreza is a great vehicle. It was the only other vehicle to win both 10 Best Interiors and 10 Best UX honors this year. If you’d like to add this to winner to your family, don’t hesitate to stop by Pine Belt Subaru to learn more about it.

 

Pine Belt Chevrolet

88 Ocean Ave

Lakewood, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.482.5920

Website: www.pinebeltchevrolet.com

 

Pine Belt Subaru

1104 NJ-88

Lakewood, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.729.0466

Website: www.pinebeltsubaru.com

 

Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep

1400, Ocean Ave, Route-88

Lakewood Township, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.993.7792

Website: www.pinebeltchryslerjeep.com

Beware If You’re Looking To Buy Used

At Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep you can be confident that we have one of the finest fleets of preowned vehicles for sale in New Jersey. But sadly, that’s not always the case. Buyer beware, in the next few months the used market will be flooded with flood-damaged vehicles that might be as frightening as the waters from which they came from.

Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep expects that hundreds of thousands of storm-ravaged vehicles will be hitting the market following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. There are an estimated one million vehicles in Texas alone that fell victim to the waters. Carfax, a vehicle history report company, estimates about half of the vehicles damaged by flood waters will end up back on our roadways. Our Lakewood car dealers doesn’t want you to become one of the many Americans at risk of buying a “flood car”, which tend to rot from the inside out, a huge problem following Hurricane Katrina.

 

Things To Look Out For

Interior clues – Make sure to take note of any musty or foul smells inside the vehicle. Check for signs of water or mud by pulling back carpeting. If there are power locks and windows, Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep suggests you make sure they work. If a vehicle was submerged there will most likely be water in the head- and taillights so check those as well.

FSBO – Owners might try to sell on their own after detailing the vehicle to try and reel in an unsuspecting buyer. Our car dealerships in NJ has even seen people move the vehicle to another state to escape suspicion so when in doubt, have a mechanic do a pre-purchase inspection.

Bogus or forged documentation – Tampering with title records is a way sellers try to trick buyers into thinking the vehicle is in better condition than it is. Definitely compare what they show you to the Carfax records to ensure you’re not getting scammed.

 

Quality Preowned Vehicles You Can Trust At Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep

If you’re looking for a preowned vehicle but don’t want to fall victim to a “flood-car,” head in to see us at Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep. We assure you you’ll find top quality with any of our options.

 

Pine Belt Chevrolet

88 Ocean Ave

Lakewood, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.482.5920

Website: www.pinebeltchevrolet.com/?ibp-adgroup=SE_Target

 

Pine Belt Subaru

1104 NJ-88

Lakewood, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.729.0466

Website: www.pinebeltsubaru.com/?ibp-adgroup=SE_Target

 

Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep

1400, Ocean Ave, Route-88

Lakewood Township, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.993.7792

Website: www.pinebeltchryslerjeep.com/?ibp-adgroup=SE_Target

Get This Model Before It’s Gone

Did you know that the Grand Cherokee is Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep’s flagship model? It’s also the largest and most expensive model that we offer in our extensive SUV lineup. That is, until the Wagoneer makes its debut. If you’ve had your heart set on this model you might want to think about getting one soon because our car dealerships in NJ should be welcoming a new generation after the 2018 or 2019 model year.

 

It’s The Fourth-Generation

That’s right, Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep’s current Grand Cherokee is the fourth-generation model. It debuted in 2011 and has been impressing our customers with its comfort, engine choices, variants to choose from, technology and of course, off-road capability. The lineup includes a high-performance SRT model, the luxurious Summit model and the 707-hp Trackhawk.

 

Focusing In On The Trackhawk

A cool fact about the Trackhawk is that Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep expects it to be the quickest Hellcat-powered model to hit 60 mph, thanks to its AWD system. It comes standard with yellow four-piston calipers in the back, yellow six-piston Brembo brakes in the front, 20” wheels, premium genuine metal trim, Nappa leather and suede seats and embroidered Berber floor mats. Since this is a special model, the hatch has a “Trackhawk” badge, the front doors get a “Supercharged” badge and the speedometer goes up to 200-mph.

 

Welcome The 2018 At Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep Soon

You can get a 2018 Grand Cherokee soon at our Lakewood car dealers but if you don’t want to wait, come check out our preowned inventory. Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep knows you’ll fall in love with this SUV as much as we did.

 

Pine Belt Chevrolet

88 Ocean Ave

Lakewood, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.482.5920

Website: www.pinebeltchevrolet.com

 

Pine Belt Subaru

1104 NJ-88

Lakewood, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.729.0466

Website: www.pinebeltsubaru.com

 

Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep

1400, Ocean Ave, Route-88

Lakewood Township, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.993.7792

Website: www.pinebeltchryslerjeep.com

Experience Lakewood’s Rock Carnival This Fall

Our car dealerships in NJ knows that if you live in Lakewood, you’ve probably been to the Rock Carnival. If not, Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep wants to answer all of the frequently asked questions so you’re fully prepared for your trip this year.

 

What Is The Carnival, Anyway?

Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep looks forward to this event each year because there’s so much to do. It’s a multi-day carnival for all ages where you can enjoy live music, craft beer, food trucks, pro wrestling, amusement rides, competitions, gaming tournaments, carnival activities and so much more.

 

When And Where Does It Take Place?

Lucky for us and everyone that lives in Lakewood it takes place at the First Energy Park located at 2 Stadium Way. The event is from Friday, September 30th to Sunday, October 2nd. Admission into the area is free if tickets are purchased in advance, which Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep suggests. Tickets can be purchased the day of the carnival show for $15. Pig races, wrestling, food trucks, live music, carnival activities and others are part of the free area but the paid music area, where the headliners will play, require a ticket.

 

Some Other Things To Know

  • pets are not allowed
  • backpacks are allowed after being searched at the gate
  • parking is $20 per car and $10 per motorcycle and is not allowed overnight
  • no outside food or beverages are allowed inside
  • this is a rain or shine event so come prepared
  • there are a total of four stages
  • reserved seating is available for an additional cost but there is a first come, first served picnic area and blankets are allowed

 

Rock Out With Us At Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep

The staff here at Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep sure does know how to rock out. If you’re unable to make the Rock Carnival this year, head to our Lakewood car dealers to take a ride in one of our vehicles. It’s no amusement ride but we promise you won’t get dizzy!

 

Pine Belt Chevrolet

88 Ocean Ave

Lakewood, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.482.5920

Website: www.pinebeltchevrolet.com

 

Pine Belt Subaru

1104 NJ-88

Lakewood, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.729.0466

Website: www.pinebeltsubaru.com

 

Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep

1400, Ocean Ave, Route-88

Lakewood Township, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.993.7792

Website: www.pinebeltchryslerjeep.com

Your Dream Dealership Experience Is At Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep

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If you’ve ever driven down Ocean Avenue you might have noticed our Lakewood car dealers. Here at our family owned Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep, we know what it’s like to treat everyone like family. All of our staff members go above and beyond to help our customers find the vehicle of their dreams, whether it’s one of our new or preowned options. Thanks to our exquisite service and exceptional team, we take pride in continuing to have a positive reputation.

We Love Testimonials From Our Customers

You can find a plethora of testimonials on Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep’s website that show the quality of our car dealerships in NJ. One of our guests says, “I would highly recommend purchasing a car from Pine Belt Chrysler Jeep. This was my first time buying a car and the whole process went so smoothly. Mike was very professional and knows so much about the cars. Mike personally went to another dealership to pick up my Jeep Compass Limited. Ryan made all the paperwork easy and helped us get a great price, which made the experience that much better. These guy sure make a great team and I will recommend them to anyone I know that is looking to purchase.”

Buying a new vehicle can be stressful, especially when it comes time for the money talk. The Finance Team at Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep is top notch. Another guest wrote, “I came in with poor credit and the team made it happen. I never once felt embarrassed or like I was wasting their time. I got the Jeep I wanted and an opportunity to improve my credit. Great job.” We want everyone to leave knowing they made the right decision. Your experience and our service is a top priority.

See For Yourself By Visiting Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep

The team here at Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep is dedicated to making your experience a positive one, no matter what your needs may be. Whether your vehicle needs service or you’re in the market to buy, lease or trade in for something new, please don’t hesitate to come in for a visit. We know you won’t be disappointed.

Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep

1400, Ocean Ave, Route-88

Lakewood Township, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.993.7792

Website: www.pinebeltchryslerjeep.com/?ibp-adgroup=SE_Target

The 2017 Chevy Cruze – Top Safety Ratings

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Pine Belt Chevrolet wants you to think about what you compare between models and brands when shopping for a new vehicle. It’s safe to say you look at comfort, performance, technology, fuel efficiency and safety features. In an incredibly popular compact sedan market, it’s hard to stand out. But if you’re looking for something affordable that hits all the sweet spots on your list, our car dealerships in NJ recommend checking out the 2017 Chevy Cruze.

Active Safety Technologies & Innovative Safety Features

The safety rating for Pine Belt Chevrolet’s 2017 Cruze are impressive. Safety is our number one priority so we’re proud to report about the advanced technologies the Cruze is equipped with. They help you protect, prevent and respond when an accident occurs.

The prevention systems to highlight are lane keep assist, side blind zone alert, rear park assist, a rear vision camera, forward collision alert and rear cross traffic alert. It also has antilock brakes, stability control, teen driver technology and many more features.

New Pine Belt Chevrolet wants to give you the lowdown on the safety features. If you’re ever in an accident, you as well as your passengers will be protected thanks to the high-strength steel safety cage. There are also 10 standard airbags in the Cruze. The available OnStar system offers automatic crash response help if you ever need it. If you’re not able to respond the system will automatically relay vital information to a trained OnStar advisor on the other end. They’ll then be able to request emergency assistance for you.

Take A Cruze With Pine Belt Chevrolet

If the 2017 Cruze sounds like something that would work well for you, head on in to see us at Pine Belt Chevrolet. Our Lakewood car dealers will take you out for a spin so you can see first hand how this gem handles on the road. We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

Pine Belt Chevrolet

88 Ocean Ave

Lakewood, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.482.5920

Website: www.pinebeltchevrolet.com/?ibp-adgroup=SE_Target

What’s Coming For The Future Of Subaru?

Future Models, Technology, New Models

Have you heard of The Subaru Global Platform, or SGP? Pine Belt Subaru’s automaker spent a whopping $1 billion on the new platform that will support all new-generation models. It’s really been a positive move for our Subaru dealer NJ, especially with the new Impreza and 2018 Crosstrek. You’re probably wondering what’s to come with other models like the Legacy and WRX. Well, here’s what we know, along with some info about two new models joining the lineup.

The Future

Forester – The next model to get the SGP, sticking to the 5 year life-cycle Subaru follows. The 2019 will be completely remodeled and will arrive at our Lakewood car dealers sometime towards the end of 2018.

Outback – Our wagon has been selling like crazy, even without a remodel. It will receive the SGP in 2019 and continue to be popular for customers looking for an all-wheel-drive SUV alternative.

BRZ – You’ll have to wait until 2020 for a second-generation of this sports coupe. It will be the second to last model to get the SGP but word on the street is a turbo engine added to the 2.0-liter boxer.

Legacy – The new SGP will come in 2019. Did you know this is the only sedan in America that comes with all-wheel-drive as a standard feature?

WRX & WRX STI – Next up to get the new platform, arriving to Pine Belt Subaru in 2019. A full remodel is expected and although not confirmed, we’re crossing our fingers for a new DA20 2.0-liter DIT power plant as well as the return of a new 5-Door hatch body style.

All New Models

Ascent – A 3-Row crossover coming in 2018. Seating 7-8 passengers, it’s the biggest vehicle Subaru has ever built and will be on a modified version of the SGP.

Plug-in Hybrid – The global debut comes in 2018 on an existing nameplate. It’s not official but Pine Belt Subaru is thinking it could be on the new Crosstrek, attracting Millennials.

Subaru EV – It’s not coming until 2021 or 2022 but it will be an all-electric vehicle built on one of our existing nameplates. Stay tuned for more details!

Stay Up To Date With Pine Belt Subaru

Change can be difficult to embrace but we know these will be all positives for Pine Belt Subaru. If you’re interested in learning more about one or some of these models come visit us today. We look forward to keeping you up to date on what’s to come!

Pine Belt Subaru

1104 NJ-88

Lakewood, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.729.0466

Website: www.pinebeltsubaru.com/?ibp-adgroup=SE_Target

Steak. It’s What’s For Dinner In Lakewood Tonight

Pine Belt, Steak, Restaurants in Lakewood

It doesn’t have to be a special occasion to step it up for dinnertime tonight. The staff here at Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep has a couple of recommendations for you. These are our favorite steakhouses near our Lakewood car dealers.

Estreia Restaurant

When you are going out for a steak dinner you know it’s going to be on the pricey side but Estreia is well worth it. Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep has never had a bad meal at this Kosher restaurant. From the appetizers to the main course to dessert, everything is delicious and the steak is always cooked perfectly to order.

Prime Ninety Five

Another Kosher dining experience enjoyed by the staff here at Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep. Everything is made with local, fresh ingredients. They even have a variety of sushi options if you want to start with that before your steak dinner. We highly recommend getting dessert, too!

Longhorn Steakhouse

Alright, so not every chain restaurant is an A+ but this one is one of our faves. It’s a little bit more affordable, service is great and the food is fantastic. We always get the flat iron steak and a sweet potato on the side. Oh, and get a margarita. They’re fantastic!

Vehicles. It’s What’s For Sale At Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep

That’s right. You might not be able to order a medium-rare steak dinner at our car dealerships in NJ but Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep serve up all sorts of vehicles. Whether you’re in the market for something new or are interested in one of our preowned vehicles, we’re bound to have something to tickle your taste buds. We look forward to seeing you soon for a test drive!

Pine Belt Chevrolet

88 Ocean Ave

Lakewood, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.482.5920

Website: www.pinebeltchevrolet.com/?ibp-adgroup=SE_Target

They Paid WHAT For The Baby Driver Subaru?

Baby Driver - Subaru Models

Pine Belt Subaru has been following a specific Ebay listing since it first caught our eye. You might be wondering why our Subaru dealer NJ cares about something on Ebay but it’s because of a famous Impreza that joined the Hollywood scene this year with the release of Baby Driver.

You’ve Never Heard Of Baby Driver?

We might be biased, since the hero stunt mobile used in the making of the movie is a Subaru, but Baby Driver is one of Pine Belt Subaru’s favorite flicks of 2017. If you haven’t seen the film yet, we highly recommend it. The improbable stunts pulled off by this baby in the opening scene were quite impressive. It’s amazing to us that it’s still in one piece, too.

What The Buyer Is Getting

There were 71 total bids made, which eventually ended at $69,100. That’s a pretty hefty price tag considering this vehicle has been through the ringer and is far from mint condition. But even with it’s unimpressive condition and 158,000 miles, it’s famous for goodness sake! Pine Belt Subaru thinks $69k is a steal.

A few adjustments were made to this 2006 Impreza WRX. It started out grey but as seen in the movie, it now struts its stuff wearing bright red. It also said goodbye to all-wheel drive and is now a rear-wheel drive vehicle. One last thing, the seller does admit that it has a few scratches and dings. It also no longer has a warranty package available.

No FOMO At Pine Belt Subaru

A $69K used vehicle might not rev your engines. But don’t worry because Pine Belt Subaru has a wide range of affordable preowned vehicles to choose from at our Lakewood car dealers. The only request we make is that you refrain from driving your new ride like Baby does in the film.

 

Pine Belt Subaru

1104 NJ-88

Lakewood, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.729.0466

Website: www.pinebeltsubaru.com/?ibp-adgroup=SE_Target

Preventing Your Vehicle From Hydroplaning

Everyone has been there, but hydroplaning is one of those phenomena’s that no one likes to experience. It occurs when a vehicle’s tires hit a patch of water and are not able to spread the water fast enough, causing the vehicle to suddenly lose control and spin out. It’s scary and it’s dangerous for everyone involved. That’s why your favorite car dealerships in NJ, Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep, wanted to share a few tips so you can be better prepared for the unexpected.

How To Avoid Hydroplaning

You should always be extra cautious when it’s raining, or if there is standing water on the road from a previous shower, but the first ten minutes of rainfall can pose the greatest risk for hydroplaning. Why, you might ask Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep? The road becomes slippery when the water begins to mix with oil or grease on the pavement. The slippery mess is washed away as more rain begins to fall.  Be sure to follow these tips to help avoid hydroplaning:

  • Remember to regularly inspect your tires. Proper inflation and tread wear can make a huge difference in the rain. If you notice any issues, bring your vehicle into our Lakewood car dealers for maintenance.
  • Leave plenty of space between the vehicle in front of you in case anything happens unexpectedly.
  • Turn off cruise control if it’s on and try not to ride in the outer part of the lane, as that’s where water tends to accumulate.
  • Instead of slamming on your brakes or making sudden stops, slowly press the brake pedal.
  • Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep wants to remind you to NEVER panic if you feel your vehicle hydroplane. Keep steering in the direction the vehicle is traveling, avoid accelerating and pressing the brakes. This will allow the vehicle to safely get out of the slippery situation.

Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep: Your Go-To Service Center

If you notice anything wrong with your tires, come in to see our Service department here at Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep. We’ll ensure they are rotated, inflated and replaced if needed. While you wait, feel free to browse our new and used vehicle inventory!

 

Pine Belt Chevrolet

88 Ocean Ave

Lakewood, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.482.5920

Website: www.pinebeltchevrolet.com/?ibp-adgroup=SE_Target