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

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

2018 Chrysler Pacifica: A Closer Look

The minivan is alive and well in America, as evidenced by the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica.  With its second and third-row disappearing seats, an unbeatable entertainment system and even an optional plug-in hybrid powertrain, it’s a standout in the category.  In fact, Car and Driver named the 2017 to the 2017 Best Trucks and SUVs list.

It’s got the world’s most clever stowable seating system, as well an an abundance of storage bins and cubbies.  The 2018 includes upgrades to the UConnect infotainment system like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, an onboard wifi with a 4G LTE data connection and more.  There are new wheel designs and body-colored exterior mirrors.  And the Touring L model has chrome roof-rack rails, perforated leather seating surfaces and two new colors:  Ocean Blue Metallic and Copper Pearl Coat.

The Pacifica is also super easy to maneuver for its size.  it rides comfortably, handles well and gives you the power you need for brisk runs to Costco and cross country trips.  At Pine Belt Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM, we think it’s downright peppy to drive. You get a 3.6-litre V-6 with 287 horsepower.  You can hit 60 mph in just 7.3 seconds, which is pretty reasonable for a vehicle of this stature.  You’ll have to power you need to merge into highway traffic and pass others on those back country roads.

 

Test Drive a Pacifica At Pine Belt Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM

As the year draws to a close, there are great year-end deals to be had at Pine Belt Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM.  Whether you want the spaciousness a Pacifica has to offer, are looking for a sporting Jeep Cherokee or even a great preowned Chrysler or Jeep, we’ve got a great selection.  We’d love to help you find the right vehicle to fit your lifestyle and your budget at Pine Belt, the best among car dealerships in NJ.  We have three Lakewood car dealers in the Pine Belt family.  Come experience the Pine Belt difference!

 

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

What Stresses Parents Most on Family Road Trips?

The holidays are upon us and many families will be hitting the road to visit grandma or Aunt Sophie or weird Uncle Joe. Chevrolet recently had Harris Poll conduct a new survey, asking parents what was most stressful during family road trips, and the answer wasn’t the ever-present “Are we there yet?”

Almost two out of three parents say traffic is the most stressful element of a family road trip.  Packing and cost came in second and third as the top road trip stressors.  However, parents believe that in-vehicle technology can improve the family road trip by making gridlock easier to deal with.

 

The All-New Chevy Traverse Can Help

The new Chevy Traverse is jam packed with technology, including WiFi/Internet connectivity, which is rated as a “must-have” for family travel.

“The vehicle is the new family dinner table, where memories are created and bonds grow strong,” said Steve Majoros, director of marketing, Chevrolet Cars and Crossovers. “As families prepare to hit the road this holiday to spend time with friends and family, they can depend on crossovers like the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse and Equinox to meet their needs, from storage space to USB outlets, available 4G LTE Wi-Fi and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.”

 

Test Drive a Traverse At Pine Belt Chevrole

At Pine Belt Chevrolet, your #1 Chevy dealer in NJ, we know family road trips can be stressful.  But buying the right vehicle for a road trip doesn’t have to be!  Come see us at 88 Ocean Avenue in Lakewood.  We’ll help you find the right vehicle to fit your lifestyle and your budget, with no pressure or hassles! The Pine Belt family of Lakewood car dealers is here to serve you.

 

 

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

The New Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

A 707-horsepower SUV that carries five PLUS all of their camping gear?  Yes, it’s true.  The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is considered one of the most ridiculous creations in the automotive universe, and for great reasons.

Motor Authority says it’s the most vicious Hellcat you can buy. Under the hood, you’ll find a 6.2-liter Hemi V-8 with a 2.3-liter supercharger pushing 11.6 pounds of boost to create the horsepower.  That thrust is routed through a strengthened all-wheel-drive system, delivering 0-6 mph in just 3.5 seconds and blasting through the quarter mile in a mere 11.6 seconds.  Oh, and it reaches a top speed of 180 mph.  Wowza.

While most Hellcats are LOUD, this baby isn’t, thanks to mufflers borrowed from the Dodge Durango SRT.  The idle isn’t loud, either. You only get the Hellcat roar when you bury the throttle.

At Pine Belt Chrysler Jeep, we’re especially impressed with how much the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk can haul, no matter the situation.  It can tow up to 7,200 pounds of whatever you have, including a race car or a boat.  And it might be even faster than the race car.  Seriously.  About the only thing it can’t do is provide you with fuel economy.  The Trackhawk is rated at 11 mpg city/17 highway and 13 combined. However, there is an ECO mode that enabled by a button on the dashboard, but it feels like you’ve ripped off the claws out of a Hellcat.

 

The Best Car Dealerships in NJ

The Pine Belt dealerships are the best Lakewood car dealers.  At Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep, we invite you to come in and learn more about the new 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, or any other model, for that matter.  You can check out our inventory online, and even make a service appointment there.  Whether you want to drive a beast like the new Trackhawk, or you’re interested in a subcompact, we find 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

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

Pine Belt Dealerships Honor Community Heroes

Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru and Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep believe in honoring those who serve our Lakewood Township community.  And what better way than to offer significant savings on a vehicle purchase, the second largest purchase of most people’s lives?

 

If you are one of our community heroes, you’ll receive employee pricing at any of our Pine Belt dealerships. These heroes include:

  • Police
  • Firefighters
  • Paramedics
  • Nurses
  • Teachers
  • Military

 

What exactly does employee pricing mean?  You’ll pay what we paid for the car—plus, we will make your first payment up to $500.  You’ll also receive a 15% discount on any and all service, parts and accessories while you own your vehicle.  Whether you want an SUV, crossover, truck, minivan, sedan, compact, hybrid or electric vehicle.

 

If you are a community hero, all you have to do is fill out an online form at www.pinebeltcars.com to qualify.

 

Pine Belt: For All of Your Automotive Needs

 

Are you looking for the best Subaru dealer NJ?  Or the best Jeep, Chrysler or Chevy dealer in NJ?  Come see us at one of our Pine Belt dealerships in Lakewood Township.  We’ve been serving the community since 1936!  Even if you aren’t considered a community hero, rest assured you’ll also find the very best pricing at Pine Belt.  We shop our market at least once every week and scour the internet to make sure we are offering the best price on any vehicle.  If you happen to find a better deal on an identical vehicle, we’ll pay you $1,000 cash, no questions asked.  Check out all the details on our website.  We want to be your dealership!

 

Pine Belt Chevrolet

88 Ocean Ave

Lakewood, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.482.5920

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

The Scoop About Driving on Icy Roads

Hey, we live in New Jersey.  Of course we know how to drive on icy roads, right?

 

Not so fast.  Just because you’ve got lots of experience driving on icy roads, doesn’t mean you can drive faster than 45 miles per hour.  That’s right.  Experts say the fastest you can drive on icy roads is 45 mph.  But they actually recommend driving 10 miles per hour.  Because you can slide off the road in treacherous black ice going that slow.  More importantly, you aren’t usually the only one on the road, and while YOU may  be experienced driving on icy roads, the people around you may not be.  They could easily spin out or slide into you, unless you are keeping your distance from them—and driving at a slower speed.

 

At the Pine Belt family of dealerships in Lakewood NJ, we wanted to share a list of safety precautions for driving on icy roads with you.  Here’s what our service technicians recommend:

 

  • If you don’t have to go out on an icy day, don’t.
  • Read the weather forecast so you know what to expect.
  • Wear a seat belt at all times. Each year, there are many road fatalities that happen because someone had a minor accident on an icy road, but a seat belt wasn’t worn.
  • Don’t stop for accidents or stranded vehicles. Yes, it’s nice to be a Good Samaritan, but pulling over to the side of the road on an icy highway can cause other drivers to brake and lose control.  It’s better to call 911 and report the issue and let them handle it.
  • Icy road accidents tend to be in multiples. Once one car spins out or control, other drivers tend to do the same.  that’s why you should leave plenty of room between you and other drivers and drive at a very slow rate of speed.

 

Pine Belt Can Prepare You For Winter

 

Bring your vehicle to Pine Belt Chevrolet, Pine Belt Subaru or Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep and let us make sure your vehicle is ready for winter.  We’ll check your wiper blades, tires, fluid levels and more. As premier Lakewood car dealers, we are here to help you stay safe on the roads.  No wonder we’re among the top car dealerships in NJ!

 

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