Thanks For a Great 2017!

The Pine Belt dealerships have been serving Lakewood Township since 1937—that’s 80 years of providing excellent customer service to our valued customers.  As our 80th year comes to a close, we wanted to take a moment to thank all of our customers for making it such a successful year. We’re honored that you chose Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep for your automotive needs.  Whether you bought a new, used or certified preowned vehicle from us, leased a new car or had your vehicle serviced, it’s been an honor to serve you.

 

As we look forward to 2018, we are committed to providing exceptional service from the moment you enter one of our showrooms through the life of your vehicle.  Our factory-trained service technicians will keep your vehicle running beautifully mile after New Jersey mile.  Our finance department will continue to find the right financing options for you and our sales staff will help you find the right vehicle to fit your lifestyle and your budget.

 

As three top car dealerships in NJ, we know you have a choice when you want to buy, finance, trade-in or repair a vehicle.  That’s why we work so hard to get—and keep—your business.

 

We want to be your Lakewood car dealers, whether you’re looking for the first car for your teenager, a luxury car for retirement or a workhorse of a vehicle like a Jeep or pickup.

 

We hope you and your family have a wonderful New Year’s Eve celebration.  Here’s to a happy, healthy, safe and joyous 2018!  Happy New Year from the Pine Belt dealerships!

Pine Belt Chevrolet

88 Ocean Ave

Lakewood, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.482.5920

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

Jeep Is Now An SUV Heavyweight

As a result of the SUV revolution Jeep has become Fiat Chrysler’s dominant big-volume brand.  Combined with Ram, Jeep is now the automaker’s foundation stone, according the Detroit News.

 

“We were a niche brand just a few years ago,” remembers veteran Jeep designer Mark Allen.  Now Jeep has grown to a full-line ute-maker.

 

While Chrysler-Dodge sales have stagnated, Jeep is taking charge of all-wheel-drive ute dominance.  For example, in 1992 Jeep sold 268,724 cars in the U.S.  In 2016, it sold a whopping 926,376. It is also surfing the SUV wave in Europe, South America and China. It’s considered Chrysler’s first international brand.

 

In 2009, Jeep had four plants in the U.S. This year, it has 10 plants in six countries.

 

At Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep, we’re thrilled with the new growth of the Jeep brand, but we’re not surprised.  Jeep offers classic designs and unique looks, provides 4 X 4 capabilities and offers greater visibility on the road, thanks to its height advantage.  It can also be customized and personalized so it’s easy to make it your own.

 

Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep is one of the top car dealerships in NJ.  We’ve got a great reputation, built on the belief that our customers deserve the best in all automotive needs.  We hope you’ll come see us if you’re in the need for a new, used or Certified Preowned Jeep or Chrysler.  We can help you find the right vehicle to fit your lifestyle and your budget. We are part of the Pine Belt Lakewood car dealers family!

 

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

Happy New Year From The Pine Belt Dealerships

Another year is about to go down in the history books and those of us at Pine Belt Subaru, Pine Belt Chevrolet and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep thought it was a good time to count our blessings.

 

2017 was a great year for the Pine Belt dealerships.  We had the opportunity to help valued customers—first time visitors and long-time clients—find the perfect vehicle to fit their family’s lifestyle and budget.  We love helping people find a great used car for their newly-licensed teen, a larger new vehicle to fit the needs of a growing family, or even a zippy little retirement car!

 

We’re grateful to have so many finance and lease options available, so we can make auto ownership possible for our customers—usually that same day! We think our finance experts are the best.

 

We’re also happy to have helped so many drivers keep their vehicles running great.  Our factory-trained service technicians do a great job all year long.  Whether you’re looking for a little advice about the best tires for your Jeep, need a simple oil change or need major repairs, we’re here for you!

 

The Pine Belt dealerships have been a part of the Lakewood community for a long time.  It’s a great place to live and raise our families.  We’re proud to be Lakewood car dealers!

 

The Pine Belt car dealerships in NJ look forward to 2018, we are committed to providing the Lakewood community with the best service from the moment you step into our showroom and for as long as you own your vehicle.  Happy New Year!

 

Pine Belt Chevrolet

88 Ocean Ave

Lakewood, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.482.5920

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

Buying a Car At The End Of The Year: Yay Or Nay?

End of Year Sales Event

You’ve heard it said that the best time of year to buy a car is at the end of December.  But is it really true, or just a ploy by car dealerships?

 

Actually, it’s true.  This is a great time to buy a new vehicle and for lots of reasons.  First of all, there are fewer buyers out there right now.  So why does that matter?  Car dealerships still have sales quotas, and the fewer people shopping, the fewer buyers.  Many consumers are focused on buying holidays gifts and not vehicles.

 

Another reason is weather.  People don’t like to go out in cold, messy weather to shop for a car or truck.  Because it gets dark earlier, they’re also not as likely to shop in the evenings.

 

Many dealerships are trying to get rid of their current model year vehicles and make room for the new models.  That means you can usually get a great deal on a 2017, so they can make room for the 2018s.

 

At the end of December, dealerships and sales teams are also trying to hit two sales goals:  for the month of December and for the whole year.  Many times automakers add extra incentives to help sales team members make their goals and targets.  Once the new year rolls around, those targets are gone and the offers no longer exist.

 

At Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep, we’ve got the best deals of the year.  Whether you’re looking for a new, certified preowned or used sedan, truck, SUV, crossover or hybrid, we’ve got a great inventory and terrific incentives.  It’s worth checking out!  Our Pine Belt car dealerships in NJ have a great reputation for customer service.  And we’re the best 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

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

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

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

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

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