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

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

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

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

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