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

A New Cruze is in Town

Diesel vehicles often invoke the sensory memory with a bad smell, loud noise or being messy when having to fill the tank with diesel fuel. We drove them, however, because they got better fuel efficiency than gasoline fueled vehicles. That was then. Today, Chevrolet engineering has changed all of that.  Today, there is the Chevy Cruze Diesel Hatchback which has better-than-ever fuel efficiency, produces no fumes, is extremely quiet and has a five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

 

Wishing They Had the Chevy Cruze Diesel

Other car dealerships in NJ are wishing they had the new #ChevyCruzeDiesel on their lots. Chevrolet dealers NJ do, however and Pine Belt Chevrolet invites you to check out the new Chevy Cruze Diesel Hatchback at our dealership.

 

How Did Chevrolet Do It

“There were a lot of little things we had to do to make it all add up,” said Craig Weddle, Chief Engineer on the Cruze. A team made up of powertrain engineers and frictions experts made the design, collaborating with specialists on how to make things bigger weigh less.

 

Starting with Chevy’s 1.6 liter, four-cylinder turbodiesel engine with 151 horsepower—it now has a block made of aluminum instead of cast iron. This change shaved off over 30 pounds to improve fuel efficiency. Putting start-stop technology on the Cruze Diesel boosted fuel efficiency by 3%.

 

The drag coefficient of a vehicle is caused by the way it moves through air. Drag slows it down and decreases fuel efficiency. To reduce drag on the Cruze Diesel, Chevy had to find ways to move air around the vehicle instead of the air pushing against the vehicle. A smooth tray covers the underbelly so that air doesn’t create drag from moving against the engine or suspension system. There are new deflectors on both the front and back of the Cruze Diesel so that air moves around the tires smoothly. All of these changes to the Chevy Cruze Diesel increased fuel efficiency to 52 miles per gallon!

 

What are You Waiting For

Come on into Pine Belt Chevrolet and check out our inventory of the amazing new Chevy Cruze Diesel Hatchbacks. Or, check them out on our website.

 

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Pine Belt Chevrolet

88 Ocean Ave

Lakewood, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.482.5920

Website: www.pinebeltchevrolet.com