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



Pine Belt Subaru

1104 NJ-88

Lakewood, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.729.0466



Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep

1400, Ocean Ave, Route-88

Lakewood Township, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.993.7792