It’s A Spooktacular Time Of Year in Lakewood

Lakewood Halloween

The Fall season is always a fun time of year for Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep. Pumpkins, apple cider, a crisp breeze and of course, candy and costumes! Celebrating Halloween is a must for our Lakewood car dealers so we wanted to share a few ways to celebrate the spooktacular holiday.

 

What Are You Going To Be This Year?

 

One of the most important parts of Halloween! Deciding what you’re going to be can be tough. Do you go the DIY route and come up with something creative or head to Target, Party City or Spirit Halloween for a pre-done getup? Maybe you want to go basic this year with a pumpkin or ghost costume. Some of Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep favorites are a Starbucks Frappuccino & Barista for a couples costume, a life size loofa, baby Chewbacca and a Lego character.

 

Give Me Something Good To Eat

 

There’s nothing like a three-day candy rush! Our car dealerships in NJ take a trip to BJ’s Wholesale or Costco for the big bags but there are plenty of options at Walmart, Target, the nearest grocery store or Dollar General. How many pieces do you give out? Do you count pieces, give a handful or let the kids pick what they want?

 

Teal Pumpkin Project

 

FARE created this project to help raise awareness of food allergies. It’s a way to promote inclusion of all trick-or-treaters throughout the Halloween season. All you do is place a teal colored pumpkin on your stoop so children with allergies know they can stop by for a non-food treat.

 

2017 Halloween Parade

 

Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep love the Halloween parade! This year it will be held at 4 pm on October 31 in Lakewood Town Square. There will be Trick-or-Treat candy bags, DJ music, free face painting and a costume parade.

 

Special Treat At Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep

 

Head on over to Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep to choose from one of our special treats at the dealership. We promise it won’t be a spooky selection!

 

Pine Belt Chevrolet

88 Ocean Ave

Lakewood, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.482.5920

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

Strand Theatre is a Gem in Lakewood

At Pine Belt Subaru, Pine Belt Chevrolet and Pine Belt Chrysler Jeep, we love being a part of the Lakewood community.  In fact, we’ve been doing business here since 1937!  There are so many great things to do and experience in our area, and one of our favorites is the Strand Theatre.  If you haven’t been, it’s about time you did!

 

One of the top Jersey Shore entertainment venues, The Strand offers a wide variety of live entertainment.  There are activities for senior citizens, theater camps for teens and children and performances by legendary artists. It’s been a part of the community since 1922, a little bit longer than the Pine Belt dealerships.

 

In November, you can catch, “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m Home For The Holidays,” a production filled with wild and hilarious stories and characterizations about family and friends.  Comedian Steve Solomon invites us to holiday dinner at Grandma’s, where you’re allowed to sit at the children’s table if you’re under 55!

 

In early December, Marshall Tucker is performing with the Magnificent Mancini Brothers. You’ll hear hits like “Fire on the Mountain,” “Heard It In A Love Song” and “Can’t You See.”

 

And the holidays wouldn’t be complete without a performance of a Christmas Carol And Ebenezer Scrooge. This musical plays December 8,9 and 10.  And On December 23, you can catch a performance of The Nutcracker with the Atlantic City Ballet and Garden State Philharmonic.

 

Check Out the Pine Belt Dealerships

 

Is it time for a new vehicle in your life?  At Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler Jeep, we have a great selection of new, certified preowned and used vehicles.  We are the best car dealerships in NJ and tops among Lakewood car dealers.  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

Pine Belt Chevrolet’s 5 Signs You Need Brake Pads

Brake pads

If you want to protect the investment in your car, truck, minivan or SUV, it’s important to take care of routine and not-so-routine maintenance.  You never know exactly how long your brakes and brake pads are going to last.  That’s why the service experts at Pine Belt Chevrolet put together this list of things to look out for when it comes to brake pads.

Squealing

Do you hear a squealing noise when you are driving, even if you’re not braking?  Does the sound go away when you press on the brakes? The sounds you hear are from the “wear indicators.” When the brake pad wears down, the wear indicator scrapes against the rotor, creating that squealing noise.

Clicking

In some vehicles, the brake pads are kept steady with clips, bolts or pins. Should they become loose, they will begin to rattle and create a clicking noise.

Brake Fade

Do you tend to use your brakes over a long distance without bringing your vehicle to a complete stop?  If so, it will take a toll on your brakes eventually. It causes your brake pads to make contact with the rotors for an extended period, which heats them up. That heat reduces friction and you’ll then start to notice your brakes not working as well.

Brake Turning

Did you know that brake pads don’t always wear out at the same rate? Your vehicle can actually be prone to one side wearing out quicker than the other, which causes your vehicle to pull slightly in either direction when you apply the brakes. If you sense a pull to one side or the other, take your car to a service expert as soon as possible.

Vibrations

Is your brake pedal shaking whenever you step on it? If so, you need to get your pads checked out immediately. Brake pads are held together with binding resin and as the brake pads wear down, the adhesive gets hot and smears across the rotor. If the adhesive spreads unevenly, it results in vibrating and you’ll need to get it fixed.

Visit Pine Belt Chevrolet Today!

If you are noticing any of these issues, our service experts at Pine Belt Chevrolet in will gladly check your brake pads for you.  We are the best Chevy dealer in NJ, as well as among Lakewood car dealers.  We want to make sure you are safe on the road, so feel free to bring your vehicle in for a brake check.

Pine Belt Chevrolet

88 Ocean Ave

Lakewood, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.482.5920

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

Subaru BRZ Highlights from Pine Belt Subaru

Subaru has always been known for backroads and outdoor adventure. When Subaru introduced a Subaru without AWD in 2012, heads turned as this new track-honed model was built with only the blacktop in mind. At Pine Belt Subaru, the best Subaru dealer NJ, we want you to know about this amazing vehicle.

 

The Subaru BRZ has 205 horsepower and 156 lb-ft of torque. This agile two-seater hits 60 mph in approximately 6.2 seconds. While these numbers may seem familiar a new, limited 2018 Subaru BRZ model brings something new to the table in terms of suspension.

The 2018 BRZ tS model actually expands on the upgrade found in the 2017 chassis. For 2018, the car borrows wheels, front and rear SACHS® dampers and coil springs and V braces from its model-mate, the STI.

 

The tS model also stands out from other BRZs with a carbon fiber spoiler. You can even fine-tune the spoiler’s rear downforce manually. In addition, the tS stands out with Cherry Blossom Red accents at the front grill, a signature rear bumper and a tS badge.  As if the spoiler wasn’t enough already!

 

Newer BRZ models lightened the clutch weight and continue to refine the stellar shifting. You can slip through the 6-speed manual like a knife through hot butter!  As the engine revs and the G-forces pull you back in your seat, you’ll love the power and torque, as well as the brilliant audible feedback from the racing exhaust.

 

The Subaru BRZ models are truly a performance enthusiast’s dream. If you want to test drive the best sports car around, you’ll want to come to Pine Belt Subaru.  The new limited edition models are arriving and they’ll go fast!

You can check out our inventory online at www.pinebeltsubaru.com, and also make a service appointment.  Among car dealerships in NJ, no one beats Pine Belt Subaru!

Pine Belt Subaru

1104 NJ-88

Lakewood, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.729.0466

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

Tips For Safe Winter Driving

In Lakewood NJ and the surrounding areas, we know that winter can wreak havoc on roads and driving conditions.  With winter on its way, the team at Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler Jeep thought it was a good idea to remind our friends and customers about how to stay safe while driving in inclement weather.

It’s Raining

  • It’s best to slow down by 5-10 miles per hour.
  • If your vehicle starts to hydroplane, try not to panic. Lift your foot off the gas pedal and let your vehicle slow down until it feels stable again.
  • Try to avoid driving through flooded areas, because it’s hard to determine the depth of water. Water can stall your engine.
  • After you’ve driven through a puddle or deep water, feather your brakes and take your foot off the gas.

It’s Foggy

  • As you approach fog, turn on your fog lights. If you don’t have them, be sure to use your low beams.
  • Pump your brakes before you enter a fog bank to alert drivers behind you to back off.
  • Slow down before you head over the top of a hill. You don’t know if a car has stopped on the other side of the hill because of the fog.

It’s Snowy or Icy

  • Drive 10 miles per hour below the speed limit to reduce the chance of sliding.
  • Slow down as you approach stop lights and stop signs, just in case there is black ice.
  • Be sure not to tailgate and give yourself plenty of room to stop in case the driver in front of you tries to stop suddenly.
  • Don’t use your brake while turning.
  • If you start to skid, turn into it so your car can correct itself and go straight.

Winterize Your Vehicle at Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler Jeep

The service experts at the Pine Belt dealerships in Lakewood, NJ suggest that you bring your vehicle in for a winter maintenance checkup before the weather gets nasty. We are the best among car dealerships in NJ, and committed to providing you with the best customer service. We are the premier Lakewood car dealers—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

Get Lost In A Corn Maze With Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru And Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep

Corn Maze

It’s that time of year folks! You know Fall has arrived when all you hear about is pumpkin spice this and caramel apple that. Well, Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru And Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep has the perfect activity that’s fun for everyone in the family. Head to one of these farms near our Lakewood car dealers to make memories you’ll cherish forever.

Red Wagon Farm Market

Just up the road in Manalapan Township is where you’ll find one of the best pumpkin patches in the area. You can pick from a variety of pumpkins as well as gourds and if you don’t feel like getting dirty in the patch, head to the market. They are priced per pound but big pumpkins are $35 or 3 for $100. Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep love getting lost in the corn maze, which is $5 per person. You can also take pony rides and hayrides for $3 per person.

Battleview Orchards

Peach picking season is over but there’s still lots to do at this Orchard in Freehold, NJ. Pumpkin picking and some apple varieties go until October 29th. Don’t forget to stop into the country store because they have apple cider donuts made fresh daily! You can also get breads, muffins, pies, cider, gift baskets and more. Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep suggests arriving early because it gets busy, especially on the weekends!

Atlantic Farm

Head to Manasquan for hayrides, a corn maze, petting zoo and pumpkin picking! It’s a super cute farm and everyone who works there is friendly. They have goats, sheep, cows, emu, pigs, donkeys and llamas. Great prices and memories to last a lifetime.

Pick Of The Crop At Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru And Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep  

When you’re done picking the perfect pumpkin and wiping the cinnamon sugar from your top lip, head in to see us at Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep. Don’t worry about getting lost in our vehicle maze because the staff is here to help you through our car dealerships in NJ, no matter what your needs may be.

Pine Belt Chevrolet

88 Ocean Ave

Lakewood, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.482.5920

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

Add Vehicle Mechanic To Your Resume To Save Some Money

Everyone dreads it and when it happens the first thing that comes to mind is “how much is this going to cost?” It might only take a couple of tools and little research to save some money by working on your own vehicle. From our car dealerships in NJ, here are two of the easiest things to fix on your own. And as always, Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep wants to remind you to never work on a hot vehicle and please be careful!

Headlights and Tail Lights

Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep suggests checking your owner’s manual if you are looking to replace a headlight or tail light bulb on your vehicle. Once you figure out what kind of bulb you need, head to the parts store. The staff there are typically very helpful and can confirm what you need. To replace the bulbs you simply pop them out of the back side of their housing. Unplug the old and insert the new.

Battery Replacement

Be sure to test your current battery to see if it’s in fact dead. You can use your own tester or charger or take it to an auto parts store and they’ll should do it for free. If it needs replacement, unbolt the negative terminal followed by the positive. If there’s a ground wire, unplug that as well. Once the old battery is removed, connect the new one by simply reversing these steps. While you’re under the hood, Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep suggests using a metal brush to clean off any corrosion.

Feel Comfortable With Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru And Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep

It might be a money saver but if you don’t feel comfortable being your own mechanic or if your vehicle has bigger problems than you can handle, bring it into our trained service technicians at Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep. Feel free to stop on by or conveniently schedule an appointment at our website. You can browse our Lakewood car dealers full vehicle inventory online, too!

Pine Belt Chevrolet

88 Ocean Ave

Lakewood, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.482.5920

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

Remember The Subaru Baja?

Subaru Truck

The Subaru Baja. A compact pickup that hit the North American market after the International Auto Show back in January 2001. It was the successor to the Brat pickup, something a little smaller, and they were both based Subaru’s wagon platform. Well, since Hurricane Harvey and Irma hit Texas and Florida, the market for mid-size pickup trucks is booming. Pine Belt Subaru thinks this is the perfect time for our automaker to bring back the Baja.

Thanks To Harvey And Irma

Hundreds of thousands of vehicles were destroyed in Texas and Florida. Midsize pickup interest has skyrocketed 26% in Houston since Harvey came around, according to data from Jumpstart Automotive Media. Shoppers in Florida have also been looking for pickups since Irma hit. Interest is up 21% across the entire state and 26% in Miami alone. If Pine Belt Subaru learned anything from these disasters, it’s that Subaru could cash in on the explosion of mid-size pickup sales. It only took three weeks to reveal a lot about American’s buying trends, as least in these two states.

If Anything Happens, We’re Hoping For Updated First

If our Subaru dealer NJ was being completely honest, the Baja wasn’t the perfect vehicle. It only held four passengers and was missing a middle seat. Only a small part of the midgate folded down making it hard to haul extra cargo. The back bed was a little smaller than Pine Belt Subaru had hoped for, too. Well, there’s always room for improvement and the explosion of the mid-size pickup market could be the perfect time to resurrect the Baja into something new.

A new Global Platform has been developed for every new-generation vehicles, like the Ascent 3-Row crossover. The larger versions Platform, the Ascent SUV, could also be used as a launching point for a new Baja. Make a few changes to the outside design, cut off the back and voila! You’ve got an awesome 4-door, all-wheel-drive pickup. Manufacture it alongside the Ascent 3-Row in Indiana, offer with the new 2.5-liter direct injection four-cylinder boxer or 3.6-liter 6-cylinder engine. It could be amazing.

Keep Dreaming With Pine Belt Subaru

Pine Belt Subaru might be dreaming but we think a revamped Baja would be a hot-ticket item in the American pickup market to compete with the Nissan Frontier, Chevy Colorado, Toyota Tacoma and Honda Ridgeline. If you’re in the market for a new vehicle, we’d love to show you what we have here at our Lakewood car dealers so head in to see us soon!

Pine Belt Subaru

1104 NJ-88

Lakewood, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.729.0466

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

Get Wrangled Up With Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep

Rubicon Jeep

Get Wrangled Up With Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep

From the hardcore Rubicon to the stripped-out Sport model, the 2017 Jeep Wrangler is one of the best do-anything, go-anywhere type of vehicles. There’s a Jeep for every off-road scenario at Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep so come get wrangled up with us at our Lakewood car dealers.

Wrangler Overview

Some people are just “Jeep purists”. They know what they’re getting and they know they’ll love it. That’s why Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep loves the 2017 Wrangler. Its design is as original as they come. An off-road-friendly SUV available in two- or four-door that doesn’t exactly make compromises for comfort. But that’s no biggie! You can tune into satellite radio or connect your smartphone via Bluetooth but the main mission for the Wrangler is to take you on a journey that no other SUV or crossover can get you.

The best part about the Wrangler is you know what you’re getting. The old-school approach is appealing to a lot of our Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep customers. Our Wrangler lovers expect  a rough ride, tough seating and a loud highway driving. It’s all part of the experience! The charm it has is undeniable and you’ll find it holds its value years down the road. For a throwback that stays true to its history, the Jeep Wrangler is where it’s at.

New Features For 2017

Not many, but that’s not always a bad thing! For 2017 it gets new optional LED headlights and foglights and a Cold Weather package including remote start, all-weather floor mats and heated seats.

Keepin’ It Real At Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep

For Jeep lovers, the Wrangler might be a go-to when it comes to picking out a new vehicles. Well, Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep wants to be your go-to dealership for all of your vehicle needs. Whether it’s maintenance, sales or financing, we are here to provide the best customer service you can get. We look forward to seeing you soon!  We’re the best among car dealerships in NJ.

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

Want To Add A Race Car To Your Collection?

Feel the need for speed but want something more hard-core than the 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE? Well, Pine Belt Chevrolet just might have what you’re looking for. But it’ll cost ya. Chevy and their road racing partners, Pratt & Miller, have recently begun selling the GT4.R Camaro race car to the public and boy is she a beauty.

 

How Hard-Core Are We Talking?

Our car dealerships in NJ is talking about a vehicle so fast it has up to 480 horsepower. Chevrolet Racing developed a dry-sump lubricated 6.2-liter V8 engine under the hood. The engine is bolted to a 6-speed Xtrac sequential gearbox with Magaline pneumatic paddle shifters that really blows Pine Belt Chevrolet’s socks off.

That’s not all Pine Belt Chevrolet has to report about this beast. It also comes with two-way adjustable Ohlin dampers, Brembo Motorsport six-piston front calipers and adjustable antiroll bars. It borrowed the Camaro ZL1 street cars Brembo four-piston calipers in the back, too. The 3,131 pound racer rides on 18” Forgeline wheels.

That’s not all folks. There’s a 21-way adjustable carbon fiber wing on the back, a front splitter and dive planes. The front fascia and doors are constructed with carbon fiber to help shave weight. Inside, you won’t find a fancy infotainment or Apple CarPlay capability. But there is a motorsports steering wheel with adjustment controls for the Bosch Motorsports ECU. It will alter the vehicle’s antilock brake and traction control behavior.

 

How Much Are You Willing To Fork Over To Pine Belt Chevrolet?

Would you give $250,000+ to our Lakewood car dealers for one of these hot rods? It might sounds crazy but it’s actually not too shabby for the ultimate track-going Camaro GT4.R, especially when you can strut your stuff confidently next to a race-prepared Porsche Cayman, Ford Mustang, McLaren 570, Aston Martin Vantage or BMW M3. Schedule an appointment with Pine Belt Chevrolet if you’re looking to up your race car game.

 

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