Chevy Bolt EV Earns Spot On WardsAuto 10 Best Engines List

The all-electric 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV has earned another industry recognition!  It earned a spot on the coveted 2018 Wards 10 Best Engines Award.  It has an EPA-estimated 238-mile range on a full charge, and with the optional DC Fast Charger customers can get up to 90 miles of range in 30 minutes.

 

The WardsAuto editors evaluate every new propulsion system in production vehicles on sale in the U.S.  The vehicles must have a starting MSRP of less than $63,000.  They score vehicles on torque, horsepower, technology, observed fuel economy, relative competitiveness and noise characteristics.

 

“The Chevrolet Bolt EV is an affordable, world-changing vehicle that delivers on the promise of an electric car for the masses,” said Drew Winter, WardsAuto senior content director. “It is quick and smartly designed and its official range of 238 miles makes it attractive to a wider audience. Its 266 lb-ft of torque delivers thrilling acceleration, which makes it fun to drive every day, and it is available now in dealerships in all 50 states.”

 

“The WardsAuto 10 Best recognition of the Bolt EV propulsion system is an accolade for the entire team behind its design, engineering and manufacturing,” said Tim Grewe, general director for GM Global Electrification programs. “Chevrolet committed to offering the world’s first affordable, long-range EV and delivered. More than 20,000 Bolt EV owners are already benefiting from great range and performance thanks to its state-of-the-art battery and electric motor technology.”

 

At Pine Belt Chevrolet, the 2018 Chevy Bolt EV is one of our favorite vehicles.  We’d love to show you why!  Check out our inventory online and then come in for a test drive.  As the #1 Chevy dealer in NJ, we’ll treat you right.  We’ll help you find the right vehicle to fit your lifestyle and your budget.  We are part of the Pine Belt family of Lakewood car dealers.

 

Pine Belt Chevrolet

88 Ocean Ave

Lakewood, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.482.5920

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

Should Your Vehicle Use Conventional or Synthetic Oil?

Good question! At Pine Belt Chevrolet in Lakewood Township NJ  we hear this question often.  That’s why our service experts decided to share this information with you, so you understand the benefits of each type of motor oil and can make an informed decision.

 

As a rule, synthetic oil is the way to go.  It is better in its form and function than conventional motor oil.  Conventional oil just can’t stand up to extreme high temperatures like synthetic oil can.  However, synthetic oil changes can cost almost twice the amount of conventional oil changes.  The other big difference is this:  when you don’t have to change your oil as much, you also don’t have to dump as much oil.  In fact, you can dump 15-24 quarts of oil less by using synthetic oil.

 

With conventional oil changes it’s recommended that you change the oil every 3 months or 3,000 miles.  With the new synthetic oils, you don’t have to change your oil for 7,500, 10,000 or even 20,000 miles!  That’s a big difference.

 

To confuse things further, there are also synthetic blends, using a mixture of synthetic and conventional oil.  To be safe, it’s best to use what the manufacturer recommends.  You can find out what type of oil is best for your vehicle by looking in your owner’s manual or talking to one of our service experts at Pine Belt Chevrolet.

 

Pine Belt Chevrolet is committed to helping your vehicle run great for as long as you own it.  So whether you need a routine oil and filter change, or a complete engine overhaul, our factory-trained technicians will do the job right for you the first time! As the top Chevy dealer in NJ, we treat you with respect from the moment you walk into our showroom.  We’re part of the Pine Belt Lakewood car dealers and want to be YOUR dealership of choice.

 

Pine Belt Chevrolet

88 Ocean Ave

Lakewood, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.482.5920

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

Incline Club Skatepark Offers Fun in Lakewood NJ

If you’ve got a biker, scooter or skateboarder in the family and live in New Jersey, there’s no better skatepark than Incline Club Skatepark in Lakewood NJ.  It’s the largest and finest Skatepark in the state, and is home of X-Games Gold Medalist Scotty Cramer.  It’s got 22,000 square feet of fun.

 

At Pine Belt Chevrolet, we love the fact that you can become a member for reduced rates and more access, or just come once to check it out. That way, you can see if your kid enjoys the experience before making a longtime commitment. It’s a great place for kids to be active, make friends and gain skills.

 

If you want to host a birthday party or celebration there, it’s an ideal venue.  For a party of 10, you can get two hours of fun at the Skatepark and party room, with 2 pieces of pizza per guest and one can of soda for just $20 per person—plus, the instructor is included!

 

The Incline Club also hosts a Summer Camp and special events like Bike Night, skateboard lessons and practice clinics.

 

Of course, all visitors must sign a waiver.

 

The Incline Club is located at 485 Locust Street in Lakewood.

 

Come See Us At Pine Belt Chevrolet

 

Need a larger vehicle to carry the kids and their gear to the Incline Club Skatepark? Come see us at Pine Belt Chevrolet.  We can help you find the right new, used or Certified Preowned Chevrolet to fit your budget and your lifestyle.  We are the best Chevy dealer in NJ, and part of the Pine Belt family of 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 Chevy Traverse at Pine Belt Chevrolet

Looking for a great SUV?  It’s time to take a closer look at the new 2018 Chevrolet Traverse.  It’s wrapped in bold and refined styling and is completely redesigned, offering technologies that help keep passengers comfortable and connected.

 

At Pine Belt Chevrolet, we love the fact that it has best-in-class third row legroom, maximum cargo room and passenger volume. It’s new look includes chrome accents, LED signature lighting  and two new trim levels:  the sporty RS and luxurious High Country.

 

There is seating for up to eight, with a new second row captain’s chairs and split-folding second row seats that improve upon the Traverse’s former Smart Slide feature.  The new curbside seat can tip and slip forward, even with a forward-facing child seat in place!  There’s also a new Traction Mode Select which allows the driver to make real-time adjustments to the driving mode to adjust to varying road conditions.  You also get LED daytime running lamps, active aero shutters and a tri-zone automatic climate control.

 

Test Drive a 2018 Chevy Traverse At Pine Belt Chevrolet

 

There are so many great features on the new Traverse that you just have to experience for yourself.  If you are in the market for a great SUV, come to Pine Belt Chevy, the best Chevy dealer in NJ.  We are a proud member of the Pine Belt Lakewood car dealers.  We can 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/?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

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

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

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