What Does Certified Preowned Really Mean?

Purchasing a New vehicle

When you’re shopping for a vehicle, there are a variety of different choices, from new and used to certified preowned.  But what does certified preowned mean exactly?  At Pine Belt Chevrolet in Lakewood Township NJ we thought we’d take a minute to explain what CPO really means.

 

Get More Than $2,000 in Added Value

 

The Chevrolet CPO program is one of the most comprehensive used-vehicle benefits packages in the industry.  Each CPO Chevrolet is thoroughly inspected and reconditioned before you buy it.  You get two factory-backed warranties and roadside assistance for a period of six years or 100,000 miles, or whichever comes first (from the original in-service date).  These benefits can really add up to a value you can depend upon.

 

When you buy a certified preowned Chevrolet, you get a suite of benefits that surpasses $2,000!

When you buy a CPO, you’re also able to get more “bells and whistles” than you would buying a brand new vehicle.

 

At Pine Belt Chevrolet your #1 Chevy dealer in New Jersey, we always have a great selection of certified preowned Chevrolets from which to choose.  You can view them all online and then come in for a test drive when it fits your schedule.  It’s a terrific way to get more car for your money. Come to Pine Belt Chevrolet, one of the top car dealerships in NJ, today! You can check out our entire inventory online and then come in for a test drive.  Our sales team can help you find the right vehicle to fit your family’s needs, at a price that fits your budget.  We also have terrific lease options, as well.  Come see us at 88 Ocean Avenue in Lakewood today!

 

 

Pine Belt Chevrolet

88 Ocean Ave

Lakewood, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.482.5920

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

 

Don’t Get Stuck in The Snow This Winter

Snow on Windshield

Winter is definitely here in Lakewood Township, and that means more icy, slushy, snowy roads—and more opportunities to get stuck.  At Pine Belt Subaru, Pine Belt Chevrolet and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep, we thought we’d share some tips about how NOT to get stuck this winter.

 

  1. Never Stop. That’s right, don’t stop if you find yourself sliding off the road or headed toward a drift or slush pile. In all likelihood, your vehicle’s momentum can carry you out of the slush and mush.
  2. Don’t Spin Your Wheels. No matter how tempting it is, or how frustrated you are, just stop spinning your wheels, unless you are on solid ground like asphalt or concrete. Spinning your wheels usually just makes it worse.
  3. Don’t Use Too Much Power. Use the throttle sparingly. Use part throttle if too much power is overpowering the tires and snow. A little less power can actually help get you out.
  4. Start Rocking. Use the engine to roll the vehicle forward, then put it in reverse, roll it backward and then shift to drive and roll forward.  If you do this several times, it can build momentum for the vehicle and get it out of the rut it’s stuck in.  Once you’re over the hump and moving in one direction, you can power out of the mess until you get on solid ground.
  5. Try A Little Traction. You can use small rocks, pebbles, dirt, twigs and even kitty litter by your tires to try to get some traction.

 

Come See Us At Pine Belt Lakewood Car Dealers

 

Pine Belt dealerships are the best car dealerships in NJ.  We’re here to help you stay safe on the road. Our expert service technicians can help you find the right winter tires, keep your engine running great and do all large and small repairs you may need.  We get it done right the first time.  You can make a service appointment online, as well.  Come see us soon!

 

Pine Belt Chevrolet

88 Ocean Ave

Lakewood, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.482.5920

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

Family Friendly Fun In December

If you’re looking for some fun ways to celebrate the end of 2017 with your family, look no further than 30 minutes down the road in Asbury Park.  That’s where you and your family can enjoy the Cheers to the New Year Cookie Decorating Workshop. The team at Pine Belt Subaru, Pine Belt Chevrolet and Pine Belt Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM are in the holiday spirit!

You and your kids can learn the tricks of the cookie trade and ice three amazing and delicious cookies just in time for New Year’s Eve.  You’ll enjoy a step-by-step “how to” demonstration for decorating each of your cookies.  Icing, decorating candy and all supplies are including.  This is a great event for families with children from six year old on up. There’s limited seating, so make your reservations before Dec. 21.

It all takes place at Sweet Dani B at 717 Bangs Avenue in Asbury Park.

 

Get A Sweet Deal At Pine Belt Dealerships

Are you thinking of starting the new year with a new or preowned vehicle?  If so, we hope you’ll come see us at one of the Pine Belt dealerships in Lakewood NJ.  We have the best Subaru dealer NJ showroom, and are the top Chevy dealer in NJ, too!  We can help you find the right vehicle to fit your lifestyle and your budget.  Our service experts can also keep your vehicle running great for as long as you own it! Our dealerships are conveniently located in Lakewood Township. You can also view our entire inventory online at www.pinebeltsubaru.com, www.pinebeltchevrolet.com and www.pinebeltcdjr.com.

 

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 Dodge Jeep RAM

1400, Ocean Ave, Route-88

Lakewood Township, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.993.7792

Website: www.pinebeltcdjr.com

2018 Chrysler Pacifica: A Closer Look

The minivan is alive and well in America, as evidenced by the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica.  With its second and third-row disappearing seats, an unbeatable entertainment system and even an optional plug-in hybrid powertrain, it’s a standout in the category.  In fact, Car and Driver named the 2017 to the 2017 Best Trucks and SUVs list.

It’s got the world’s most clever stowable seating system, as well an an abundance of storage bins and cubbies.  The 2018 includes upgrades to the UConnect infotainment system like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, an onboard wifi with a 4G LTE data connection and more.  There are new wheel designs and body-colored exterior mirrors.  And the Touring L model has chrome roof-rack rails, perforated leather seating surfaces and two new colors:  Ocean Blue Metallic and Copper Pearl Coat.

The Pacifica is also super easy to maneuver for its size.  it rides comfortably, handles well and gives you the power you need for brisk runs to Costco and cross country trips.  At Pine Belt Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM, we think it’s downright peppy to drive. You get a 3.6-litre V-6 with 287 horsepower.  You can hit 60 mph in just 7.3 seconds, which is pretty reasonable for a vehicle of this stature.  You’ll have to power you need to merge into highway traffic and pass others on those back country roads.

 

Test Drive a Pacifica At Pine Belt Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM

As the year draws to a close, there are great year-end deals to be had at Pine Belt Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM.  Whether you want the spaciousness a Pacifica has to offer, are looking for a sporting Jeep Cherokee or even a great preowned Chrysler or Jeep, we’ve got a great selection.  We’d love to help you find the right vehicle to fit your lifestyle and your budget at Pine Belt, the best among car dealerships in NJ.  We have three Lakewood car dealers in the Pine Belt family.  Come experience the Pine Belt difference!

 

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 Dodge Jeep RAM

1400, Ocean Ave, Route-88

Lakewood Township, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.993.7792

Website: www.pinebeltcdjr.com

4 Car Buying Tips From Pine Belt Subaru

The new year is just around the corner and many folks are thinking about starting it with a new vehicle.  However, a vehicle is the second biggest purchase in most people’s lives, behind a home purchase.  Before you dive in, here are a few tips that can make the process easier and save you money.

  1.  Set your budget. It’s super easy to get distracted by new cars with all the bells and whistles, but you don’t want to buy one that puts a strain on your budget.  As a rule, spend 25% or less of your monthly budget for all the vehicles in your household.  This should include auto payments, insurance, fuel and maintenance.
  2. Decide whether you want to buy a new, certified preowned or preowned vehicle.  Yes, a new vehicle is tempting, but you’ll get more bells and whistles buying a used car.  With so many people leasing these days, there are a lot of high quality three-year-old vehicles for sale, and as a certified preowned vehicle, you also get warranty coverage.  Leasing is also a great option and gives you more features for less money.
  3. Choose which vehicles you want to test drive before you go to the dealership.  Visit our website at www.pinebeltsubaru.com and you can find a vast amount of information about every vehicle on our lot.  Once you decide which vehicles you like, come out for a test drive.
  4. Research all available discounts.  This is pretty easy to do.  Just visit our website.  There are often multiple specials available.  Some auto makers offer discounts for students, military personnel and even specific credit union members.  And at year’s end, there are a lot of specials offered, too.

 

Come to Pine Belt Subaru, Your Subaru Dealer NJ

Pine Belt Subaru is respected among Lakewood car dealers, for good reason!  We offer great sales, finance and service to our valued customers.  Come see us today, and we’ll help you 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

What Stresses Parents Most on Family Road Trips?

The holidays are upon us and many families will be hitting the road to visit grandma or Aunt Sophie or weird Uncle Joe. Chevrolet recently had Harris Poll conduct a new survey, asking parents what was most stressful during family road trips, and the answer wasn’t the ever-present “Are we there yet?”

Almost two out of three parents say traffic is the most stressful element of a family road trip.  Packing and cost came in second and third as the top road trip stressors.  However, parents believe that in-vehicle technology can improve the family road trip by making gridlock easier to deal with.

 

The All-New Chevy Traverse Can Help

The new Chevy Traverse is jam packed with technology, including WiFi/Internet connectivity, which is rated as a “must-have” for family travel.

“The vehicle is the new family dinner table, where memories are created and bonds grow strong,” said Steve Majoros, director of marketing, Chevrolet Cars and Crossovers. “As families prepare to hit the road this holiday to spend time with friends and family, they can depend on crossovers like the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse and Equinox to meet their needs, from storage space to USB outlets, available 4G LTE Wi-Fi and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.”

 

Test Drive a Traverse At Pine Belt Chevrole

At Pine Belt Chevrolet, your #1 Chevy dealer in NJ, we know family road trips can be stressful.  But buying the right vehicle for a road trip doesn’t have to be!  Come see us at 88 Ocean Avenue in Lakewood.  We’ll help you find the right vehicle to fit your lifestyle and your budget, with no pressure or hassles! The Pine Belt family of Lakewood car dealers is here to serve you.

 

 

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

Holiday Shopping Near Lakewood NJ

The holidays are upon us and at Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM, our team was talking about where they like to do their shopping.  The front runner was Ocean County Mall, the area’s only indoor shopping mall.  We love it because there are so many places to shop under one roof, and weather isn’t a factor!  Plus it’s just a few minutes down the road in Toms River.

Whether you’re an electronics nut, fashionista or need a special gift for the kids, Ocean County Mall has it all.  There are 120 stores to shop!

 

All That Shopping Can Make You Hungry

That’s another great reason to shop at Ocean County Mall.  There are lots of different restaurant choices, including favorites like Applebee’s, Ichiban, Bahama Breeze and Stewarts. Plus, you’ll find great holiday special events, as well.  For example, you can get a great pet photo of your dog, cat, bird or iguana with Santa  on December 10.  And when it’s time to create a holiday memory with your little ones, bring them for holiday photos with Santa at the Center Court.  You can register in advance at simonsanta.com.

 

Need a Safe Ride To Grandma’s House?

Is it time to upgrade to a new sedan, crossover, truck or SUV?  Maybe you want to surprise your teen driver with a used compact car?  At the Pine Belt dealerships in Lakewood, we can help!  We have a great inventory on new, certified preowned and used vehicles.  We can help you find the right one to fit your budget and your lifestyle.  You can even view our inventory online!  Pine Belt is the best Subaru dealer NJ and the #1 Chevy dealer in NJ, too!

 

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 Dodge Jeep RAM

1400, Ocean Ave, Route-88

Lakewood Township, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.993.7792

Website: www.pinebeltcdjr.com

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