Best Cars that Retain Their Value

2016 Toyota Tacoma - cars that retain their value
If you are looking for a quality used vehicle, here are some of the cars that retain their value better than the competition.

Even though all cars depreciate over time, some cars keep more of their value for longer than others. If you are looking for a quality used vehicle, here are some of the cars that retain their value better than the competition. These values are based on Kelley Blue Book’s estimates.

  1. Toyota Tacoma. At the top of the list is this sturdy, versatile pickup. KBB estimates that after about five years, a Tacoma will still be worth about 61.1 percent of its original value.
  2. Toyota Tundra. Here is another great pickup truck that can handle tough jobs and keep going. It is expected to retain about 54.2 percent of its value after five years.
  3. Toyota 4Runner. When you need a capable SUV, the 4Runner is one of the best. After five years, its resale value will average 54.2 percent of its original purchase price.
  4. Jeep® Wrangler. If your plans include off-road adventures, there is no better choice than the iconic Wrangler. A five-year-old model is estimated to be worth about 54.1 percent.
  5. GMC Sierra. This sophisticated truck shows off its capabilities by keeping 51.9 percent of its MRSP after five years.
  6. Chevrolet Silverado. The Silverado has long been known for its longevity, which helps it keep 50.4 percent of its sticker price at five years old.

JAB Automotive has plenty of used cars that are worth every penny you pay. Stop by today to see our current inventory.

Take Care of Your Car This Summer: Summer Car Maintenance Tips

Take Care of Your Car This Summer: Summer Car Maintenance Tips
As you take care of your car this summer, bring it in to JAB Automotive to make sure you can drive to your summer destination safely without problems.

Take the best care of your car as the weather starts to heat up by following these simple summer car maintenance tips.

Tires

If it seems like every season brings its own set of worries for your tires, that’s because tires are particularly susceptible to the natural elements. In extreme heat, the air inside the tires will expand, which affects the tire pressure. When you stop at the gas station, make a point to check the tire pressure with a pressure gauge to avoid blowouts. Additionally, if you’re putting heavy miles on your tires this summer, be sure to keep an eye on the tread and don’t delay to replace them if you notice wear.

 

Antifreeze

The most important fluid to keep an eye on this summer is antifreeze, otherwise known as “engine coolant.” Coolant moderates the engine’s temperature and prevents it from overheating. If you will be driving in high temperatures for long distances, be sure to check the antifreeze level before you hit the road.

 

Air Conditioning

No one wants to arrive at the barbeque already sticky with sweat because the air conditioning is out in the car. If you’ve noticed the air conditioning isn’t functioning properly, avoid pit stains by making a pit stop by JAB Automotive’s helpful service center to have your vehicle’s air conditioning system checked out.

 

Hoses and Belts

When the temperature goes through the roof, the sensitive hoses and belts inside your vehicle are at risk of cracking or snapping. Checking the hoses and belts yourself is a complicated process, so bring your car to a professional mechanic for an inspection.

 

As you take care of your car this summer, bring it in to JAB Automotive to make sure you can drive to your summer destination safely without problems.

Best Parks in Old Bridge, New Jersey

Parks in Old Bridge
Going to the park is a great way to burn off some energy and have some fun. Here are some of the best parks in Old Bridge, New Jersey.

Now that summer is here and the kids are home from school, you need to find some ways to fill your days. Going to the park is a great way to burn off some energy and have some fun. Here are some of the best parks in Old Bridge, New Jersey.

  • Old Bridge Waterfront Park. If you want to spend a day at the beach, Old Bridge Waterfront Park is an ideal spot. This beautiful park is accessible via Paul’s Beach, Laurence Harbor, or Pirate’s Cove in Cliffwood Beach.
  • Veteran’s Park. This 33-acre park features softball fields, a walking trail, a playground, a soccer field, two lighted basketball courts, and tennis and handball courts.
  • Raritan Bay Waterfront Park. Spend a day on the water at this park. Along with the beach, you can enjoy a handball court, a basketball court, a playground, and fishing jetties.
  • Geick Park. Pack a picnic and spend the day at Geick Park located on Route 516. The kids will love playing on the playground, or you can play sand volleyball or basketball. This park also has a sensory garden and a concession building.
  • South Old Bridge. This small park is ideal for a quick afternoon outing. It has a small playground and a Community Center.

We hope you and your family have a pleasant, relaxing summer at these parks. For all your summer car care needs or to upgrade to a new ride, visit JAB Automotive.

Let’s Explain Dashboard Light Meanings

Dashboard Light Meanings
We at JAB Automotive LLC are experts on dashboard light meanings and would be glad to help diagnose what’s wrong with your car if you bring it to our service center.

When a dashboard warning light comes on in your vehicle, sometimes it’s unclear what exactly it’s referring too. The best way to avoid this confusion is to consult with your car’s owner’s manual, but you should also have a general idea of what common dashboard light warnings look like. Here’s a short list of common warnings and what they mean.

  1. Picture of engine: This warning means that the car has detected something amiss with the engine. To have it diagnosed, you typically need to take your vehicle to a service center, like the one at JAB Automotive LLC, and have them check the engine with a scan tool.
  2. Picture of battery with + and – signs: This icon means that the car’s battery is below the normal charge level and may not be charging correctly. You will want to have the battery checked as soon as possible before it dies completely.
  3. Tire with exclamation point: This symbol means that the car has detected low air pressure within your tires. Sometimes, this warning is tripped by changes in outdoor temperatures, but you will want to check to make sure.
  4. Car with wrench: This indicator light tells you that there is a lighting or electrical problem with your vehicle. You will want to check all the lights; if all appear in working order, it may indicate a traction control issue.

We at JAB Automotive LLC are experts on dashboard light meanings and would be glad to help diagnose what’s wrong with your car if you bring it to our service center.

The Importance of Following the Maintenance Schedule for Your Car

Maintenance Schedule
These days, cars are built to last for a long time—especially if you take care of them following a strict maintenance schedule.

Buying a used car from JAB Automotive LLC is a great way to get the most value for your money. We always have a fresh, wide selection of affordable used vehicles in great condition. These days, cars are built to last for a long time—especially if you take care of them following a strict maintenance schedule.

General Maintenance Needs

No two cars are created equal, but there are some things that every vehicle needs to stay in good condition—oil changes being one of the major needs every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. Alignments should also be performed at these intervals.

In addition to scheduling regular oil and filter changes, it’s good to get into the habit of looking at all of your vehicle’s fluid levels on a regular basis. All vehicles will run through fluids eventually, just like all vehicles will see eventual wear to the battery, belts, and other mechanical parts. Regular inspections under the hood can help you get to know how your vehicle is doing.

Where to Find the Recommended Maintenance Schedule

A manufacturer-recommended schedule for car maintenance specific to your vehicle is right under your nose in the owner’s manual. This is your key to the suggested time or mileage between oil changes and other regular tasks, like belt changes and other fluid flushes.

JAB Automotive LLC has a nine-bay service department ready to assist you in your used car maintenance so that you and your vehicle can have a happy and healthy life together. Call us today to set up an appointment!

How to Buy a Car with Bad Credit

Credit Score
Getting an automotive loan without a great credit score is possible, especially here at JAB Automotive LLC, where our staff is dedicated to offering you finance options that suit your needs and budget.

If you have bad credit, you might be wondering if buying a car is in the cards for you. But, getting an automotive loan without a great credit score is possible, especially here at JAB Automotive LLC, where our staff is dedicated to offering you finance options that suit your needs and budget.

Having a low credit score can limit your auto loan options, but if you’re willing to compromise, it shouldn’t be too difficult to qualify for one.

For one thing, whether you finance through our dealership or apply for the loan yourself at a bank, it’s important to talk to your financer about bad marks on your credit and explain the situation. In these cases, your explanation may have a bigger impact than the number of your score.

You can also opt to accept a shorter loan term, agreeing to complete your payments within, for instance, 36 months instead of 48 or 60 months, which will mean you have a higher monthly payment, so make sure you have room in your budget. You can also take a higher interest rate, which also makes it easier to get a loan but ends in you paying more money by the end of the loan term.

For assistance finding and buying your next car, contact our helpful sales and finance representatives at JAB Automotive LLC.

Welcome to the JAB Automotive LLC Dealership Blog

JAB Automotive LLC Dealership Blog
Welcome to the JAB Automotive LLC dealership blog; it’s a great place to find information about the auto industry, the latest news, and local events.

Welcome to the JAB Automotive LLC dealership blog; it’s a great place to find information about the auto industry, the latest news, and local events. We will also include driving and maintenance tips on occasion. Our goal is to keep you in the loop about all things automotive. Have questions or concerns? Find something interesting? Simply comment on our blog, to stay in touch with us.

JAB Automotive LLC seeks to offer a wide selection of new and used cars to the Old Bridge community. Whether you’re looking for a Chevy, Ford, Toyota, or Cadillac, you can find everything you need at our dealership. We also offer regular specials on vehicles, offering incredible discounts on some of the industry’s best cars.

Nervous about the car buying process? Don’t worry—JAB Automotive is a one-stop location for your vehicle needs. You can find great financing options when you visit; you can also get pre-approved when you visit our Finance page online. Have bad credit or no credit? That’s not a problem—we’ll work with you to find a payment option customized to you. After you buy a vehicle, we encourage you to service it at our reliable service center; our well-trained technicians will help you with any maintenance items, to help keep your vehicle running smoothly.

Feel free to stop by JAB Automotive LLC to test drive one of our vehicles or to ask more questions about financing your next ride. We’ll be more than happy to help.