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

The Pine Belt Difference

If you live in the Lakewood NJ area, you’ve probably heard about the Pine Belt Difference.  But what does that mean exactly? When our founder Leon Sickel opened Pine Belt in 1937, he had a clear vision:  “I always want to treat people the way I would want to be treated, with respect and honesty while never forgetting to give everyone the best price possible that is always lower than than our competition.”  More than 80 years late, the Pine Belt dealerships in Lakewood remain committed to the vision of our founder, making sure everyone who buys from Pine Belt receives our very best treatment.

 

When you have service done at Pine Belt Subaru, you know it’s being done right the first time.  Nothing is more important than your safety, and we’ll make sure your vehicle is repaired or maintained to exact standards. You can trust our factory-trained service technicians.

 

If you’re buying a vehicle, we’ll make sure your questions are thoroughly answered and you get the best price possible.  We want you to be completely satisfied with your car-buying experience.  And we backup our pricing with the Pine Belt Guarantee.

 

We also offer a Pine Belt Rewards Program, which includes members-only parts and service pricing, priority service scheduling and more.  We also offer paintless dent repair and free window ding repair when your car needs some TLC.

 

You can trust Pine Belt Subaru, the #1 Subaru dealer NJ.  We are a proud member of the Pine Belt family of Lakewood car dealers.  Come see us soon!

 

Pine Belt Subaru

1104 NJ-88

Lakewood, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.729.0466

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

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

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

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

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

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

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