Subaru Supporting American Red Cross

In the wake of the wildfires rampaging through the western United States as well as the recent hurricanes, Subaru of America has donated an additional $100,000 to the American Red Cross.  This is in addition to the $100,000 annual donation made by Subaru to the organization.

 

Subaru is a platinum member of the non-profit’s Ready 365 Giving Program and also had matched its annual support with an additional $100,000.  That brings this year’s total donation to $300,000.

 

“At Subaru, it is part of our Love Promise to help our neighbors in times of need. We strongly believe it is our responsibility to support our communities,” said Thomas J. Doll, president and COO of Subaru of America, Inc. “When we watched the devastation that has hit some of the areas, we knew we had to do more. While we know the need is great, we hope these funds will help to provide some support to those in the areas that need it most.”

 

Subaru also enhanced and extended its existing matching gifts program to establish a way for Subaru employees to help support recovery and relief efforts.  Through the new program, employee donations to eligible organizations  will be matched $2/$1 for all relief efforts through November 30 of this year.

 

The team at Pine Belt Subaru is proud to support the American Red Cross.  So many Americans have suffered great losses during these disasters and this program provides an easy way to help.

 

Come See Us at Pine Belt Subaru

 

Are you looking for a new, Certified Preowned or used Subaru?  We hope you’ll come see us. We’re a premier Subaru dealer NJ, offering great sales, finance and service to our customers.  We are the best among Lakewood car dealers!

 

 

Pine Belt Chevrolet

88 Ocean Ave

Lakewood, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.482.5920

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

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

Subaru – It’s About So Much More Than Vehicles

Subaru

It’s hard for Pine Belt Subaru to focus on vehicle sales when there are so many other things going on in the world. Our Subaru dealer NJ’s automaker, Subaru of America, Inc., has announced how they’ve been giving back in the wake of recent natural disasters. Subaru has donated an additional $100,000 to the American Red Cross due to wildfires charging through the Western U.S.

Aiding Those Impacted

Subaru makes it a goal to donate $100,000 each year to support proactive response to disaster relief efforts for the Red Cross. They are also a platinum member of the Ready 365 Giving Program. After the hurricanes hit, they matched their annual donation with another $100,000 and then tripled—yes, you heard that right, tripled their support in 2017 with another $100,000. Pine Belt Subaru is impressed!

Our Employees Step Up, Too

It’s not just our automaker that donates. The Subaru of America Foundation has created a way for employees like Pine Belt Subaru’s to give back. Employee donations to eligible organizations providing disaster relief will be matched by the matching gifts program. Through November 30th there will be a $2/$1 matching for all relief efforts.

President and COO of Subaru of America Thomas J. Doll said, “At Subaru, it is part of our Love Promise to help our neighbors in times of need. We strongly believe it is our responsibility to support our communities. When we watched the devastation that has hit some of the areas, we knew we had to do more. While we know the need is great, we hope these funds will help to provide some support to those in the areas that need it most.”

Give Back With Pine Belt Subaru

Here at Pine Belt Subaru, we believe that giving back to our community is something you should do everyday, not just when disaster hits. If you’d like to hear more about how you can help, call or visit our Lakewood car dealers today.

Pine Belt Subaru

1104 NJ-88

Lakewood, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.729.0466

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

Does It Matter How Cheap Your Gasoline Is?

Have you ever wondered if saving a few pennies at the pump is putting your vehicle’s engine at risk? The staff here at Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep has. Gasoline is expensive these days and vehicles don’t really require premium gas. Going to an off-brand station for a few cents per gallon is tempting. With the help of Edmunds.com, our car dealers in NJ have done some investigating to see if cheap gas does in fact hurt an engine.

 

The Answer Is – No!

 

With the help of engineers from the American Automobile Association, or AAA, Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep have found that today’s vehicles have very advanced technology and they are able to adjust for variations in fuel. You shouldn’t notice a drop in performance depending on the gas brand. When it comes down to it, the chief automotive engineer with the Automobile Club of Southern California says to, “buy the cheapest gas that is closest to you.”

 

Then What’s The Difference?

 

It comes down to the recipe. Just like different coffee shops have different tasting drinks. Getting gas station coffee isn’t worse for you than Starbucks, necessarily. It just doesn’t have all the fancy additions the name brand does. All gas isn’t the same. It starts with “base gas” and then additives are mixed in to clean a car’s engine and reduce emissions. Then, companies put their own additives in. Major brands claim they have secret ingredients to make their gas better. That doesn’t mean other fuel is total junk and it won’t hurt your vehicle. In Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep’s opinion, use whatever gas floats your boat!

 

Coming To Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep Matters

 

When it comes to choosing the right vehicle for your needs, the dealership matters. Here at Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep, we strive to provide the absolute best customer service possible. Whether here for service, buying something new or trading in for an upgrade, our Lakewood car dealers won’t let you down. We look forward to assisting you soon!

 

 

Pine Belt Chevrolet

88 Ocean Ave

Lakewood, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.482.5920

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

The 2017 Chevy Impala – Performance & Safety

Impala

U.S. News and World Report ranks the 2017 Chevy Impala as the #1 vehicle out of 11. This four door sedan is not only comfortable inside but it has impressive technology features and an oversized trunk space. But Pine Belt Chevrolet wants to focus on the top notch safety and performance features today.

 

The Safety

 

Pine Belt Chevrolet’s 2017 Impala gets a 5-star overall rating by The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Here are some of the safety features our Lakewood car dealers want to highlight:

 

  • rear, side, rear & side head airbags
  • child safety locks
  • driver & passenger airbags with a passenger airbag on/off switch
  • front and rear tow hooks
  • 4-Wheel ABS with brake assist
  • emergency trunk release
  • front disc/rear drum brakes
  • traction control
  • lane departure warning
  • electronic stability control
  • integrated turn signal mirrors and blind spot monitor
  • rollover protection system
  • auto-on & leveling headlights as well as daytime running lights
  • adjustable pedals

 

The Performance

 

It’s family friendly and won’t let you down performance wise if you’re loaded with cargo and passengers. The 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine is standard and produces an impressive 197 hp. Pine Belt Chevrolet loves the idea of an upgrade to get 305 hp with the 3.6-liter V6 engine. A 6 speed-automatic is also available with both options.

 

Drive One Today At Pine Belt Chevrolet

 

If the 2017 Chevy Impala sounds like something that would work for you, head into one of our car dealers in NJ. We know the staff here at Pine Belt Chevy won’t let you down.

 

Pine Belt Chevrolet

88 Ocean Ave

Lakewood, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.482.5920

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

Pizza In Lakewood That’s Out Of This World

When it comes to one of the best foods ever created, Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep think pizza is close to perfect. It’s one of those foods that you can have for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. It’s tasty hot or cold. Thick or thin. Savory or sweet. Well, if you’re looking for our Lakewood car dealers most favorite place, you’ve got to take a trip out of this world to Mellow Mushroom.

 

The Quirky Atmosphere

 

Funky artwork has been key since they first opened in Atlanta back in 1974. They used to just trade illustrative murals and psychedelic paintings from local artists for beer and pizza. Over the years, the design concept has evolved and each new store brings a unique take on the culture of the community around it. Next time you visit the restaurant in Toms River take note of the fun atmosphere!

 

The Good Stuff

 

Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep knows checking out the artwork will give you the munchies so our car dealerships in NJ recommend starting with pretzel bites or oven roasted buffalo wings. The next best thing to pair with your pie is a fresh salad. When it comes to the main course, we always have a hard time deciding. The specialty pies are usually what Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep chooses from. Some of our favorites include:

 

  • Kosmic Karma – tomato sauce, sun-dried roasted tomatoes, roma tomatoes, spinach, mozzarella and feta cheese topped with a pesto swirl.
  • Pacific Rim – red sauce, bacon, ham, pineapple, jalapenos, caramelized onions and mozzarella cheese.
  • Great White – garlic and olive oil base with roma tomatoes, onions, sun-dried roasted tomatoes, seasoned ricotta, mozzarella, provolone and feta cheese topped with fresh basil.

 

Mellow It Out With Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep

 

If you’re looking for an out of this world pizza night, head to Mellow Mushroom. If you’re looking for an even better vehicle buying experience, head to Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep. Whether it’s for service, buying, leasing or trading, we know you won’t be disappointed. Can’t wait to see you soon!

 

Pine Belt Chevrolet

88 Ocean Ave

Lakewood, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.482.5920

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

Subaru Enters The EV World

Subaru EV

Pine Belt Subaru is pleased to announce that a new all-electric and plug-in hybrid models will be coming to our Subaru dealer NJ. Our automaker has always been very independent. But to bring the EV dream to life, we’ll gladly take the assistance from Mazda, Denso and Toyota. Here’s what we know so far.

Coming Soon

Toyota and Mazda announced at the end of September that they will be joining Denso in a joint venture. The group will come together to design, test and built various components for a shared EV platform. Well, Subaru felt left out so they will also join in the partnership to acquire basic technology needed to develop our very own EV, coming to Pine Belt Subaru in 2021-2022.

What Will It Be

Even though they are in a joint venture with Toyota, Mazda and Denso, that doesn’t mean Subaru is will to change the Subie look. Pine Belt Subaru top selling models are the Outback, Crosstrek and Forester. We’re thinking one of these will be used as the platform for a new EV. An even better idea is to use the brand new 2019 Ascent, a 3-Row SUV. The  head of Subaru of America Communications, Michael McHale, says “In general, we are pursuing our own program, and will have a vehicle (EV) on the market in the 2020 timeframe.”

Go Electric With Pine Belt Subaru

Pine Belt Subaru isn’t surprised to hear Subaru is in the works of an electric vehicle. Our Lakewood car dealers is looking forward to hearing which model is chosen for the new EV. If you’re interested in getting one of these bad boys, stay connected with us as more information is released. As always, head in to see us if you’re in the market for a new or preowned vehicle!

Pine Belt Subaru

1104 NJ-88

Lakewood, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.729.0466

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

Why Are Oil Changes So Important?

You’ll hear it time and time again, especially at Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep. Never skip an oil change! Routine maintenance is essential for the life of your vehicle, especially for your engine. There are a lot of moving parts inside and without proper lubrication, the engine will be damaged. Oil is contaminated by dust and dirt and breaks down over time. That’s why it’s important to have it changed along with the filter. It will ensure your engine is working properly and prevent more costly future repairs.


Five Reasons Why They Are Important

 

  1. Your Engine Stays Cool – If the moving parts don’t have lubrication, friction occurs followed by overheating. Enough clean oil will prevent this from happening.
  2. Improve Your Gas Mileage – Poor lubrication leads to parts working harder which in turn leads to increased fuel consumption and poor gas mileage.
  3. Keeps Things Clean – Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep hate seeing an engine full of dust and debris. As time goes on, dirt turns to corrosion. The oil will break down and turn into “sludge” so having the oil and filter changed will ensure it’s all removed.
  4. Lubrication Is Key – Parts moving at high rates of speed makes a lot of heat. Without lubrication, the engine will wear down way quicker than Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep want to see.
  5. A Long Lasting Vehicle – No one wants to work harder than normal and neither does your engine. If oil buildup is removed on a routine basis, an engine will last longer which will mean a higher resale value for your vehicle.

 

Your Go-To Service Center Is With Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep

 

Our Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep Service Departments makes it easy to stop in for a quick oil and filter change. Visit our car dealerships in NJ websites to schedule an appointment online or stop in during your lunch break if that’s best. Our Lakewood car dealers look forward to being your go-to dealerships for all of your vehicle needs!

 

Pine Belt Chevrolet

88 Ocean Ave

Lakewood, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.482.5920

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

The 2017 Chevy Tahoe – Interiors, Performance & Safety

Can you believe that, according to U.S. News & World Reports, the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe ranks #1 out of 6 for large SUVs? Pine Belt Chevrolet can! Our Lakewood car dealers knows there’s a big market when it comes to larger sized, three-row SUVs. But our Tahoe is overall more comfortable, quiet, spacious and has better cargo space than our rivals.

 

Jump Inside

 

What’s inside is important. The 2017 Tahoe has an upscale feel with the high-grade materials and soft-touch surfaces you find with the interiors. It comes standard with Bluetooth, an 8” touchscreen for the infotainment system, heated mirrors, a rearview camera, remote vehicle start, satellite radio and 5 USB ports. There’s enough seating for 7-8 passengers and you can even decide between bench seating in the second row or bucket seats.

 

Performance Features

 

Pine Belt Chevrolet knows you’ll be impressed with what this beast has under its hood. You’ll find a 5.3-liter V8 and six-speed automatic transmission. Got a boat? The Tahoe can haul it no problem, even with a full load inside, thanks to 355 horsepower. It drives like a true truck with standard rear-wheel drive but is solid, smooth and quiet on all trips. Two features you want in an SUV, which the Tahoe has, is strong braking and responsive steering.

 

Safety Is #1

 

The 2017 Tahoe is Pine Belt Chevrolet’s favorite option for a safe, reliable and family friendly SUV. It has:

 

  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Driver & Passenger Air Bags
  • Brake Assist
  • Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch
  • Automatic Headlights
  • Side & Rear Head Air Bags
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • 4-Wheel ABS, Disc and Drum Brakes
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Rollover Protection System
  • Emergency Trunk Release

 

Get Yours At Pine Belt Chevrolet

 

If you’re looking to add a 2017 Tahoe, or any other new or preowned vehicle, head in to see us at Pine Belt Chevrolet. Our vehicle inventory is top notch so even if an SUV isn’t in the cards for your family quite yet, our car dealerships in NJ has other new and preowned vehicles to consider. We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

 

Pine Belt Chevrolet

88 Ocean Ave

Lakewood, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.482.5920

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

It’s A Spooktacular Time Of Year in Lakewood

Lakewood Halloween

The Fall season is always a fun time of year for Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep. Pumpkins, apple cider, a crisp breeze and of course, candy and costumes! Celebrating Halloween is a must for our Lakewood car dealers so we wanted to share a few ways to celebrate the spooktacular holiday.

 

What Are You Going To Be This Year?

 

One of the most important parts of Halloween! Deciding what you’re going to be can be tough. Do you go the DIY route and come up with something creative or head to Target, Party City or Spirit Halloween for a pre-done getup? Maybe you want to go basic this year with a pumpkin or ghost costume. Some of Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep favorites are a Starbucks Frappuccino & Barista for a couples costume, a life size loofa, baby Chewbacca and a Lego character.

 

Give Me Something Good To Eat

 

There’s nothing like a three-day candy rush! Our car dealerships in NJ take a trip to BJ’s Wholesale or Costco for the big bags but there are plenty of options at Walmart, Target, the nearest grocery store or Dollar General. How many pieces do you give out? Do you count pieces, give a handful or let the kids pick what they want?

 

Teal Pumpkin Project

 

FARE created this project to help raise awareness of food allergies. It’s a way to promote inclusion of all trick-or-treaters throughout the Halloween season. All you do is place a teal colored pumpkin on your stoop so children with allergies know they can stop by for a non-food treat.

 

2017 Halloween Parade

 

Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep love the Halloween parade! This year it will be held at 4 pm on October 31 in Lakewood Town Square. There will be Trick-or-Treat candy bags, DJ music, free face painting and a costume parade.

 

Special Treat At Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep

 

Head on over to Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep to choose from one of our special treats at the dealership. We promise it won’t be a spooky selection!

 

Pine Belt Chevrolet

88 Ocean Ave

Lakewood, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.482.5920

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