Pine Belt News
We’ve always said that when you visit Pine Belt Chevrolet, you’re sure to get an outstanding customer experience. But that’s just a claim — one a lot of dealerships make without anything to back it up. Well, we’re incredibly proud to announce that we have been honored by DealerRater.com with one of their inaugural Consumer Satisfaction Awards for the excellent reviews our lovely customers have left us on their web site. This is a huge credit to every single member of our sales, financing and service teams, and we couldn’t be more proud of them and all of their hard work.
In order to qualify for a Consumer Satisfaction Award, dealerships must have gotten at least 25 reviews in 2014 with an average rating of 4.0 or higher. Of those, the top 10 percent receive the award. Pine Belt Chevrolet can say that, across more than 650 total reviews, we have an average score of 4.8 out of 5 and 98 percent of people would recommend us! Those numbers are truly humbling, and we’re thrilled not just to win this award, but to have made so many people in New Jersey happy for so long. Most of all, we’re thankful that so many of you have taken the time to leave your feedback with sites like DealerRater. This feedback in invaluable to us, as it helps us continue to grow and serve our community even better in the future.
This isn’t even the first time around the block for the Pine Belt Chevrolet team — back in 2013, we won one of DealerRater’s Dealer of the Year Awards for general excellence! The specific Consumer Satisfaction Award is brand new, but we definitely hope our continued dedication to service means our first won’t be our last.
Thanks again from everyone at Pine Belt Chevrolet!
At Pine Belt Cars, we love giving back to our local communities. Whether we’re supporting local charities like March of Dimes, helping out local high schools or hosting events like our Memorial Day Event BBQ Bash, we want to fully immerse ourselves in the lives of our customers.
Our support extends to those who’ve grown up around our dealerships too. That’s why we’re so excited to watch Cincinnati Reds slugger Todd Frazier make his first All-Star appearance on June 15! A native of Point Pleasant, NJ, Frazier cut his teeth on the Toms River Little League team and led his squad to glory in the 1998 Little League World Series. He then stayed local for both high school and college, playing ball at Toms River South High School and then playing for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights.
Frazier went on to become a first-round draft pick by the Reds in 2007 and made his MLB debut in 2011 after an exciting minor league career. This year, Frazier is hitting .290 with 19 home runs, 53 RBI and 14 steals while playing first base and third base for the Reds, making his first All-Star game appearance a well-deserved one! Today, Frazier still owns a home in Toms River and has a Little League field named after him, the Frazier Field House.
We did our best to get Frazier to the All-Star game by voting for him all throughout June, and we’re happy to see that current major leaguers think as highly of him as we do! Tune in to watch Todd take on the American League All-Stars tomorrow night at 8:00pm EST and root for a member of the Pine Belt community.
At Pine Belt Chevrolet in Lakewood, we don’t need anyone to tell us how great Chevy vehicles are. We wouldn’t be selling them if we weren’t already confident that our cars are among the highest-performing and most reliable on the road. Even so, it’s always nice when our favorite automaker gets some recognition. That’s why we’re proud to announce that for the second year in a row, Edmunds.com and Parents magazine have named the Chevy Traverse to its 10 Best Family Cars of the year list!
As a parent, one of your primary concerns is most likely safety, and the 2014 Traverse sets the bar high in that regard. One of only two SUVs to earn “10 Best” list honors, the Traverse earned a 5-star rating in government crash testing, with top marks in front and side protection. All Traverse models come standard with safety features including a rearview camera and full-length side airbags for all three rows of seating, as well as optional forward collision alert. The Traverse is also the only SUV in its segment to feature a front seat center airbag that provides additional protection during a collision.
“Traverse’s winning combination blends the capability and roominess of a traditional SUV with the attributes of a crossover, including a car-like driving experience, low step-in height and good efficiency on the highway,” said Steve Majoros, marketing director of Chevrolet cars and crossovers, in a statement.
Another factor in the Traverse’s selection was its wide array of family-oriented luxury features. This year’s Traverse comes equipped with a rear entertainment system, multiple USB ports and a three-person third row bench.
We’d love to show you why the 2014 Chevy Traverse is the perfect vehicle for your family. Stop by our New Jersey Chevrolet dealer and schedule a test-drive today!
The 2015 Subaru WRX STI continued to show its road racing prowess last week when it broke its own four-wheel lap record at the famous Isle of Man TT course, previously set in 2011 by the 2010 WRX STI. Mark Higgins navigated the sharp turns and fast elevation changes of the 37.8-mile course in just 19 minutes and 26 seconds earlier this month, marking an average clip of 116 mph and top speed of 160 mph!
Perhaps most astounding, Higgins raced around the course in a Subaru WRX STI that’s much like the one you can buy at a Subaru dealership today. The only modifications were to the springs and dampers so that the car could survive the course’s high-speed bumps and jumps without significant damage. Even the turbocharged 2.5-liter Subaru Boxer engine comes standard with the 2015 WRX STI.
“It was quite a lap we did today and I am really happy to have another record in the bank,” Higgins said after the race. “The chassis of the new car is so much better it really allowed me to pick up time in each sector in the more technical parts of the course.”
When you pick up your new Subaru vehicle at our New Jersey Subaru dealership in Lakewood, NJ, we don’t recommend that you try to break records like a professional rally car driver. But we do promise the high level of performance that our friends at Subaru give you every time you drive. Come in and speak with a sales representative today!
Last year, the 2014 Chevrolet Impala received rave reviews for its improvements in style, gas mileage and performance. All those qualities are back and more in the new 2015 Impala, which was announced last month and will become available later this summer.
The new Impala will come with a base 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine and will boast popular stop-start technology, which automatically shuts off the vehicle’s engine when stopped. The feature has been common among hybrid vehicles for a while, but Chevy has led the way in including it with its non-hybrid cars, first on the 2014 Malibu and now the 2015 Impala. With the stop-start feature, the EPA-estimated gas mileage has improved to 22 mpg city for the base engine, and the highway mileage remains an impressive 31 mpg.
Need to finish up some work or send an email on the road? The 2015 Impala will also come equipped with 4G LTE connectivity, so you can surf the web on the go with a built-in WiFi hotspot. Chevy is the first automaker to ever include WiFi hotspot functionality on its cars, trucks and crossovers, and it’s a standard feature for the new Impala.
You can get all of these features and more with the 2015 Chevy Impala, and we can’t wait to showcase this vehicle on our lot later this summer. Visit our Lakewood, NJ Chevrolet dealership for more details, or to test-drive another exciting Chevy model!