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

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

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

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

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

Subaru BRZ Highlights from Pine Belt Subaru

Subaru has always been known for backroads and outdoor adventure. When Subaru introduced a Subaru without AWD in 2012, heads turned as this new track-honed model was built with only the blacktop in mind. At Pine Belt Subaru, the best Subaru dealer NJ, we want you to know about this amazing vehicle.

 

The Subaru BRZ has 205 horsepower and 156 lb-ft of torque. This agile two-seater hits 60 mph in approximately 6.2 seconds. While these numbers may seem familiar a new, limited 2018 Subaru BRZ model brings something new to the table in terms of suspension.

The 2018 BRZ tS model actually expands on the upgrade found in the 2017 chassis. For 2018, the car borrows wheels, front and rear SACHS® dampers and coil springs and V braces from its model-mate, the STI.

 

The tS model also stands out from other BRZs with a carbon fiber spoiler. You can even fine-tune the spoiler’s rear downforce manually. In addition, the tS stands out with Cherry Blossom Red accents at the front grill, a signature rear bumper and a tS badge.  As if the spoiler wasn’t enough already!

 

Newer BRZ models lightened the clutch weight and continue to refine the stellar shifting. You can slip through the 6-speed manual like a knife through hot butter!  As the engine revs and the G-forces pull you back in your seat, you’ll love the power and torque, as well as the brilliant audible feedback from the racing exhaust.

 

The Subaru BRZ models are truly a performance enthusiast’s dream. If you want to test drive the best sports car around, you’ll want to come to Pine Belt Subaru.  The new limited edition models are arriving and they’ll go fast!

You can check out our inventory online at www.pinebeltsubaru.com, and also make a service appointment.  Among car dealerships in NJ, no one beats Pine Belt Subaru!

Pine Belt Subaru

1104 NJ-88

Lakewood, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.729.0466

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

Remember The Subaru Baja?

Subaru Truck

The Subaru Baja. A compact pickup that hit the North American market after the International Auto Show back in January 2001. It was the successor to the Brat pickup, something a little smaller, and they were both based Subaru’s wagon platform. Well, since Hurricane Harvey and Irma hit Texas and Florida, the market for mid-size pickup trucks is booming. Pine Belt Subaru thinks this is the perfect time for our automaker to bring back the Baja.

Thanks To Harvey And Irma

Hundreds of thousands of vehicles were destroyed in Texas and Florida. Midsize pickup interest has skyrocketed 26% in Houston since Harvey came around, according to data from Jumpstart Automotive Media. Shoppers in Florida have also been looking for pickups since Irma hit. Interest is up 21% across the entire state and 26% in Miami alone. If Pine Belt Subaru learned anything from these disasters, it’s that Subaru could cash in on the explosion of mid-size pickup sales. It only took three weeks to reveal a lot about American’s buying trends, as least in these two states.

If Anything Happens, We’re Hoping For Updated First

If our Subaru dealer NJ was being completely honest, the Baja wasn’t the perfect vehicle. It only held four passengers and was missing a middle seat. Only a small part of the midgate folded down making it hard to haul extra cargo. The back bed was a little smaller than Pine Belt Subaru had hoped for, too. Well, there’s always room for improvement and the explosion of the mid-size pickup market could be the perfect time to resurrect the Baja into something new.

A new Global Platform has been developed for every new-generation vehicles, like the Ascent 3-Row crossover. The larger versions Platform, the Ascent SUV, could also be used as a launching point for a new Baja. Make a few changes to the outside design, cut off the back and voila! You’ve got an awesome 4-door, all-wheel-drive pickup. Manufacture it alongside the Ascent 3-Row in Indiana, offer with the new 2.5-liter direct injection four-cylinder boxer or 3.6-liter 6-cylinder engine. It could be amazing.

Keep Dreaming With Pine Belt Subaru

Pine Belt Subaru might be dreaming but we think a revamped Baja would be a hot-ticket item in the American pickup market to compete with the Nissan Frontier, Chevy Colorado, Toyota Tacoma and Honda Ridgeline. If you’re in the market for a new vehicle, we’d love to show you what we have here at our Lakewood car dealers so head in to see us soon!

Pine Belt Subaru

1104 NJ-88

Lakewood, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.729.0466

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

Storing Your Vehicle The Smart Way

If you’re going on a long trip or have a summer Subaru that won’t be used over the winter months, Pine Belt Subaru has a few things to keep in mind. Short-term storage would typically be between 3 and 6 months and long-term would be anything longer than that. If your vehicle isn’t stored properly during long-term storage, your engine and cylinder surface can rust and you’ll also risk fuel and carburetor issues. Before you just park and forget it, try these ideas from our Subaru dealer NJ.

 

Education About Storage

  • Batteries – get a charger or maintainer that you can plug into the wall. They will keep the battery charged long-term and are typically not too expensive. Pine Belt Subaru also suggests disconnecting the battery.
  • Fuel Additives – Adding this will prevent octane loss. Empty the tank as much as you can, add the additive then fill the tank back up. This will maintain octane levels and prevent any rusting from forming inside.
  • Spark Plugs – Have Pine Belt Subaru install better plugs to OE or OE equivalent is the best option before storing your ride.
  • Fogging Oil – Using this oil protects everything from rusting in intake and exhaust inside the cylinder head. It’s very important if you’ll be storing your vehicle long-term.

 

Use The Professionals At Pine Belt Subaru

If you’re not confident to check the above safely, come in to see us at Pine Belt Subaru. The Service Department technicians will prep your vehicle for storage so you can rest assured there will be no damage when you are ready to drive it again. Schedule an appointment online or stop into our Lakewood car dealers today.

 

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

A Lot To Love About Our 2017 Subaru Crosstrek

The new year brought Pine Belt Subaru an updated Crosstrek. Our Subaru dealer NJ says goodbye to the Hybrid and hello to the 2.0i Premium Special Edition. Some things to highlight in the new trim level include rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, and ambient cabin lighting. Let’s take a closer look into the 2017 Subaru Crosstrek.

The Good Stuff

Our Crosstrek is great for the outdoorsy type who isn’t interested in a truck or bigger SUV. It’s also a great choice living in Lakewood come the snowy, slippery, winter months. Pine Belt Subaru calls it the more rugged version of our Impreza but it has a higher ground clearance, trail-ready styling, and beefed-up suspension. A manual transmission choice lets you command your own gear changes, which is super fun. The 2017 offers a lot of great standard features including a fuel-efficient four-cylinder engine, roomy cargo and interior areas and all-wheel drive.

The Model We Recommend

You can probably guess which one Pine Belt Subaru suggests. It’s the new 2.0i Premium. But we’re going to recommend upgrading the touchscreen for the infotainment package and adding the EyeSight safety system. It’s definitely a lot to handle so make sure you’re ready for a manual transmission. This model gives you the most flexibility when it comes to features. The infotainment systems offer voice controls, you get heated front seats and we love the upgraded speakers to kick up the base.   

Trek Into Pine Belt Subaru

We know, this sounds tempting. That’s why you should trek on into our Lakewood car dealers to test drive the 2017 Crosstrek. While you’re here at Pine Belt Subaru, we suggest browsing our other new and preowned Subaru vehicles. If the Crosstrek doesn’t tickle your fancy, we’re confident there’s something else here that will make your eyes sparkle.

 

Pine Belt Chevrolet

88 Ocean Ave

Lakewood, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.482.5920

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