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

Six Subarus Received Top Safety Pick Designations

Six Subarus Received Top Safety Pick Designations

 

Pine Belt  Subaru, a Lakewood car dealer, is proud to announce that six Subaru models have earned the coveted IIHS Top Safety Pick awards! These coveted awards are presented by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety every year. Twelve vehicles earned Top Safety Pick Plus Awards in 2018 despite increased requirements for this new year. However, more vehicles are expected to be added to this list in future months.

 

In the Midsize category, the 2018 Subaru Legacy and 2018 Subaru Outback both received Top safety Pick Plus designations.

 

In the Small SUV category the 2018 Subaru Forester received a Top Safety Pick designation.

 

The 2018 Subaru Impreza earned the Top Safety Pick Plus award and 2018 Subaru Crosstrek both received Top Safety Plus.

 

The 2018 Subaru WRX also received a Top Safety Pick Plus designation.

 

“Automakers have really come to grips with the fact that safety is an important component of consumer choice, and they are working hard to meet the criteria,” outgoing IIHS president Adrian Lund said. “They want to be known as leaders of safety.”

Lund added that today’s vehicles are now safer than ever.

Come Test Drive Our Award Winning Subaru models

Pine Belt Subaru is a top ranked Subaru dealer NJ.  Our customers know they can expect exceptional service from the moment they enter our showroom for as long as they own their Subaru!  If you’re looking for a new, used or Certified Preowned Subaru, we hope you’ll come see us at Pine Belt Subaru in Lakewood NJ.  We look forward to showing you all of our safety features!

Pine Belt Subaru

1104 NJ-88

Lakewood, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.729.0466

Website: www.pinebeltsubaru.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

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

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

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