The New Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

A 707-horsepower SUV that carries five PLUS all of their camping gear?  Yes, it’s true.  The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is considered one of the most ridiculous creations in the automotive universe, and for great reasons.

Motor Authority says it’s the most vicious Hellcat you can buy. Under the hood, you’ll find a 6.2-liter Hemi V-8 with a 2.3-liter supercharger pushing 11.6 pounds of boost to create the horsepower.  That thrust is routed through a strengthened all-wheel-drive system, delivering 0-6 mph in just 3.5 seconds and blasting through the quarter mile in a mere 11.6 seconds.  Oh, and it reaches a top speed of 180 mph.  Wowza.

While most Hellcats are LOUD, this baby isn’t, thanks to mufflers borrowed from the Dodge Durango SRT.  The idle isn’t loud, either. You only get the Hellcat roar when you bury the throttle.

At Pine Belt Chrysler Jeep, we’re especially impressed with how much the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk can haul, no matter the situation.  It can tow up to 7,200 pounds of whatever you have, including a race car or a boat.  And it might be even faster than the race car.  Seriously.  About the only thing it can’t do is provide you with fuel economy.  The Trackhawk is rated at 11 mpg city/17 highway and 13 combined. However, there is an ECO mode that enabled by a button on the dashboard, but it feels like you’ve ripped off the claws out of a Hellcat.

 

The Best Car Dealerships in NJ

The Pine Belt dealerships are the best Lakewood car dealers.  At Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep, we invite you to come in and learn more about the new 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, or any other model, for that matter.  You can check out our inventory online, and even make a service appointment there.  Whether you want to drive a beast like the new Trackhawk, or you’re interested in a subcompact, we find find the right vehicle to fit your lifestyle and your budget.

 

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

How To Give A Car As A Christmas Gift

If you’re like most people, you love the idea of being able to give a loved one a special gift during the holiday season.  Probably the most fantasized gift is presenting your significant other or teen with a brand new car, complete with a giant bow in the driveway.  If you happen to be one of the lucky few who actually want to do this for the holidays, the time to start is now, because it takes a lot more planning than most people realize.

First, depending on state laws, it can be tricky to buy a car for someone else if you want the vehicle titled in their name.  Another issue is the financing.  If you’re wanting to gift the down payment but have the recipient actually make payments, you’ll have to work with one of the finance experts at Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru or Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep.  Sometimes you can buy the vehicle in both names and have the recipient sign the paperwork following the gifting, but not always.  Our Lakewood car dealers finance experts can help you navigate these issues.

Most importantly, you’ll have to let the dealership, your auto insurance company and family know to keep it a surprise.  You don’t want the car dealership leaving a voicemail about delivery on your home phone and spoiling the surprise!

It’s also important that you know what kind of vehicle your loved one would want.  Nothing spoils the surprise more than gifting a vehicle in a color or model that the recipient doesn’t care for.

 

Visit The Pine Belt Dealerships

Don’t bother going to any other car dealerships in NJ.  Head over to a Pine Belt dealership and we’ll help you make that special holiday gift possible—including the big red bow!  Just don’t wait until the last minute.

 

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

Car Maintenance Tips From Pine Belt Chevrolet

Do you think all car maintenance is too difficult and requires a trip to your local mechanic?  Not so fast.  There are still a few easy repairs and simple maintenance tasks you can do yourself, according to our service experts at Pine Belt Chevrolet in Lakewood, the #1 Chevy dealer in NJ.  With just a few tools and a little research on the internet, you can save money and accomplish some easy maintenance, which can save you money.  Always a good thing!  Here are two of the easiest car troubles to fix on your own.

 

Head Or Tail Lights Burned Out?

If you’ve got a tail light or headlight out, you need to fix it as soon as possible or you can get a ticket.  The first step is to look online or in your Chevrolet owner’s manual for the type of replacement bulb you need. Then head to an auto parts store or get the part from Pine Belt Chevrolet. Lights are usually easily removed by popping them out of the back side of their housing.  Just unplug the old bulb and slide the new one in.

 

Got A Dead Battery?

There’s nothing more frustrating than going out to start your car and the battery won’t turn over.  Before you buy a new battery however, you’ll want to test it to make sure it’s completely dead.  You can use your own tester or charger, or you can take it to one of many auto part stores that will test it for free. It’s also smart to clean off any corrosion that is present with a metal brush.

To remove the old battery, simply unbolt the negative terminal, first, and then the unbolt the positive one. Some batteries have a ground wire that also needs to be unplugged. Once done, simply reverse the steps for putting in a new battery.

If you’ve got other maintenance issues, don’t hesitate to bring your vehicle to Pine Belt Chevrolet.  Our factory trained service experts can solve any issue quickly—and we get it right the first time.  We’ll keep your Chevy running great for as long as you own it!  We hope you’ll come see our Pine Belt Lakewood car dealers soon.

 

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

Pine Belt Dealerships Honor Community Heroes

Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep believe in honoring those who serve our Lakewood Township community.  And what better way than to offer significant savings on a vehicle purchase, the second largest purchase of most people’s lives?

 

If you are one of our community heroes, you’ll receive employee pricing at any of our Pine Belt dealerships. These heroes include:

  • Police
  • Firefighters
  • Paramedics
  • Nurses
  • Teachers
  • Military

 

What exactly does employee pricing mean?  You’ll pay what we paid for the car—plus, we will make your first payment up to $500.  You’ll also receive a 15% discount on any and all service, parts and accessories while you own your vehicle.  Whether you want an SUV, crossover, truck, minivan, sedan, compact, hybrid or electric vehicle.

 

If you are a community hero, all you have to do is fill out an online form at www.pinebeltcars.com to qualify.

 

Pine Belt: For All of Your Automotive Needs

 

Are you looking for the best Subaru dealer NJ?  Or the best Jeep, Chrysler or Chevy dealer in NJ?  Come see us at one of our Pine Belt dealerships in Lakewood Township.  We’ve been serving the community since 1936!  Even if you aren’t considered a community hero, rest assured you’ll also find the very best pricing at Pine Belt.  We shop our market at least once every week and scour the internet to make sure we are offering the best price on any vehicle.  If you happen to find a better deal on an identical vehicle, we’ll pay you $1,000 cash, no questions asked.  Check out all the details on our website.  We want to be your dealership!

 

Pine Belt Chevrolet

88 Ocean Ave

Lakewood, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.482.5920

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

Luke Bryan Teams Up With Chevrolet

Country star Luke Bryan is known for his “Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day” mentality, and now Chevrolet has teamed up with him to create a Suburban Concept for Huntin’, Fishin’ and More.  He recently introduced the Suburban at the SEMA show during the automotive personalization and performance exposition.

 

“Chevy has been part of our family and a part of our work life on the farm for as long as I can remember,” says Bryan. “If you were a Bryan, you drove a Chevy — and I’m a longtime Suburban owner. This partnership is a natural fit for me and this unique Suburban represents everything I and my family want for our outdoor adventures.”

 

Chevy interviewed Bryan to find out his wish list for his ultimate outdoor activities. Bryan’s Suburban concept included more access to open air, a lifted suspension on modified 22-inch Chevrolet Accessories wheels, mounted on 35” tall off-road tires and a roof-mounted equipment carrier with a fishing rod holder, of course.

 

“This concept is all about maximizing the Suburban’s space and utility for a family that truly enjoys hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities,” says Todd Parker, Chevrolet Design director. “There’s plenty of room for all their gear, along with added amenities that make the journey more enjoyable.”

 

At Pine Belt Chevrolet, we hope we’ll be seeing a Luke Bryan “Huntin’, Fishin’ And More” Suburban on our lot soon.  Interested?  Come talk to the #1 Chevy dealer in NJ!  We’re the best among Lakewood car dealers for a lot of good reason.  Come see for yourself!

 

 

Pine Belt Chevrolet

88 Ocean Ave

Lakewood, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.482.5920

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

Celebrate the Holidays In Lakewood Township

December is a time for family and friends to gather and celebrate.  Whether you’re celebrating Santa’s arrival, Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, there are plenty of activities in our area.  A favorite is the Santa Parade that takes place on Saturday, December 9 at 1 p.m. in Town Square. You’ll see the Lakewood High School marching band, choruses from the Lakewood elementary schools, Lakewood High School sports teams and cheerleaders, recreation sports teams and Santa’s elves. The Lakewood Police and Fire departments will assist Santa in distributing gifts, donated by the Lakewood Recreation Department. The first 2,000 children age 10 and under will receive gifts.

 

You and your family will enjoy holiday music and kids can even ride in a horse-drawn wagon!

 

Plan Your Holiday Surprise Early

 

Are you planning on surprising a special someone with a new car during the holidays?  That’s great!  However, it’s time to start making the plans for it.  We invite you to come visit with our expert sales teams at Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep, Pine Belt Chevrolet and Pine Belt Subaru.  We’ll get everything in order to make your holiday surprise a real surprise—including getting that giant bow!  If you’re surprising a teen with their first car, we have a great selection of preowned vehicles.  Does your husband deserve a new Jeep for off-roading adventures? We’ve got ‘em.  And if your family needs a little more space to carry all that sporting equipment around, we’ve got you covered.  You can check out our entire inventory online, and then come in for a test drive! We are the best among car dealerships in NJ!  come see the best Lakewood car dealers today. Our finance team can help arrange great financing and lease options, and our factory-trained service technicians can keep your vehicle running great for as long as you own it! Let us help make your holidays bright.

 

Pine Belt Chevrolet

88 Ocean Ave

Lakewood, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.482.5920

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

The Scoop About Driving on Icy Roads

Hey, we live in New Jersey.  Of course we know how to drive on icy roads, right?

 

Not so fast.  Just because you’ve got lots of experience driving on icy roads, doesn’t mean you can drive faster than 45 miles per hour.  That’s right.  Experts say the fastest you can drive on icy roads is 45 mph.  But they actually recommend driving 10 miles per hour.  Because you can slide off the road in treacherous black ice going that slow.  More importantly, you aren’t usually the only one on the road, and while YOU may  be experienced driving on icy roads, the people around you may not be.  They could easily spin out or slide into you, unless you are keeping your distance from them—and driving at a slower speed.

 

At the Pine Belt family of dealerships in Lakewood NJ, we wanted to share a list of safety precautions for driving on icy roads with you.  Here’s what our service technicians recommend:

 

  • If you don’t have to go out on an icy day, don’t.
  • Read the weather forecast so you know what to expect.
  • Wear a seat belt at all times. Each year, there are many road fatalities that happen because someone had a minor accident on an icy road, but a seat belt wasn’t worn.
  • Don’t stop for accidents or stranded vehicles. Yes, it’s nice to be a Good Samaritan, but pulling over to the side of the road on an icy highway can cause other drivers to brake and lose control.  It’s better to call 911 and report the issue and let them handle it.
  • Icy road accidents tend to be in multiples. Once one car spins out or control, other drivers tend to do the same.  that’s why you should leave plenty of room between you and other drivers and drive at a very slow rate of speed.

 

Pine Belt Can Prepare You For Winter

 

Bring your vehicle to Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru or Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep and let us make sure your vehicle is ready for winter.  We’ll check your wiper blades, tires, fluid levels and more. As premier Lakewood car dealers, we are here to help you stay safe on the roads.  No wonder we’re among the top car dealerships in NJ!

 

Pine Belt Chevrolet

88 Ocean Ave

Lakewood, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.482.5920

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

Subaru Supporting American Red Cross

In the wake of the wildfires rampaging through the western United States as well as the recent hurricanes, Subaru of America has donated an additional $100,000 to the American Red Cross.  This is in addition to the $100,000 annual donation made by Subaru to the organization.

 

Subaru is a platinum member of the non-profit’s Ready 365 Giving Program and also had matched its annual support with an additional $100,000.  That brings this year’s total donation to $300,000.

 

“At Subaru, it is part of our Love Promise to help our neighbors in times of need. We strongly believe it is our responsibility to support our communities,” said Thomas J. Doll, president and COO of Subaru of America, Inc. “When we watched the devastation that has hit some of the areas, we knew we had to do more. While we know the need is great, we hope these funds will help to provide some support to those in the areas that need it most.”

 

Subaru also enhanced and extended its existing matching gifts program to establish a way for Subaru employees to help support recovery and relief efforts.  Through the new program, employee donations to eligible organizations  will be matched $2/$1 for all relief efforts through November 30 of this year.

 

The team at Pine Belt Subaru is proud to support the American Red Cross.  So many Americans have suffered great losses during these disasters and this program provides an easy way to help.

 

Come See Us at Pine Belt Subaru

 

Are you looking for a new, Certified Preowned or used Subaru?  We hope you’ll come see us. We’re a premier Subaru dealer NJ, offering great sales, finance and service to our customers.  We are the best among Lakewood car dealers!

 

 

Pine Belt Chevrolet

88 Ocean Ave

Lakewood, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.482.5920

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

2018 Jeep Wrangler Features Leaked

At Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep, we love a good secret.  And the secret’s out about the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler and its standard features.  It appears that at launch, the JL will only be offered with the tried-and-true 3.6-litre Pentastar V-6.  It appears there is a 3.0-litre diesel V-6 and a “Hurricane” turbocharged four cylinder in the works, but Jeep is keeping mum about it.  The JL does offer a choice of automatic or manual transmission.

There are three different “flavors” of Jeep, so to speak:  the Sport (base), Sahara and Rubicon.  The Sahara is the middle ground, splitting the difference between the Sport and the Rubicon with a mix of off-road-ready gear.  The Sahara and Rubicon both have a 220-amp alternator, standard. By having more amp, you’ll have more breathing room for accessories and tools like light bars and winches.

The Excitement is Building at Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep

At Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep, we’re pretty excited about the new Jeep Wrangler.  But we love all things Jeep. That’s why we carry a full range of accessories and parts.  We’re a family owned and operated dealership with a rich history and tradition of providing exceptional service.  From the moment you step into our dealership, through the sales and finance process and in our service bays, our team is dedicated to providing you with the best service.  We also offer the Pine Belt Rewards Program, that gives you a lot of unique and exciting perks, like free lube, oil changes and filter changes, priority service scheduling and members-only parts and service pricing.

The Pine Belt Challenge

We promise we’ll give you the best deal on your new or preowned Jeep, or we’ll give you $1,000 in cash, guaranteed.  No one can beat Pine Belt’s pricing!

We hope you’ll come see us at Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep. Whether you’re looking for a Certified Preowned Chrysler, a brand new Jeep Wrangler or a great used vehicle, we’re one of the best car dealerships in NJ! Come to your #1 Lakewood car dealer today.

Pine Belt Chevrolet

88 Ocean Ave

Lakewood, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.482.5920

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

How To Make A Winter Emergency Kit

Winter in New Jersey can be tough on drivers.  There’s snow, sleet, rain, wet and icy roads, short days and long nights.  That’s why it’s smart to put together a Winter Emergency Kit for your vehicle.  If your car breaks down or you get stuck in the snow, it’s a good idea to be prepared.  The service experts at Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep put together this list of items that would be helpful if you find yourself stranded during harsh winter weather.

  • .first aid kit
  • windshield scraper
  • a metallic space blanket or wool blanket
  • cat litter, road salt or and for road traction
  • battery cables
  • a cell phone charger
  • emergency flares and a flashlight with extra batteries
  • snacks, like energy bars, nuts, dried fruit or packages of food you can eat hot or cold
  • water
  • extra gloves, a warm hat and socks

As the top car dealerships in New Jersey, the Pine Belt automotive team recommends that you store these items in a plastic bin, in car seat pockets or other storage inside your vehicle, instead of in the trunk.  After all, if you are in an accident and can’t access the trunk, your emergency kit won’t help you.  Plus sometimes trunks can be frozen shut.

If your vehicle is stranded or stuck, call 911.  Let them know your name, phone number, location, number of people that are in your vehicle, your license plate number and make and model of your vehicle.  Come to an agreement with the emergency operator about what you are going to do.  If you do decide to leave your vehicle, leave a note with your name, phone number, time of day you’re leaving the vehicle, which direction your are going in and what you plan to do.  Put the note on the dash of your car—inside, so it can’t blow away or get ruined by rain or snow.  Make sure the note could be read by someone standing outside your car.

Get Winterized at Pine Belt

Now that winter is almost here, why not bring your vehicle into one of the Pine Belt dealerships.  We’ll put your vehicle through a multi-point inspection and make sure it’s winter-ready. If you need snow tires, let us know. As the top Lakewood car dealers, we are here for you!!

Pine Belt Chevrolet

88 Ocean Ave

Lakewood, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.482.5920

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