Tips to Trunk or Treat in Old Bridge

trunk or treat in Old Bridge
If you plan on participating in a trunk or treat in Old Bridge, follow these tips to make your car the popular display of the evening.

Trunk or treating has become a popular, safe alternative to the traditional door-to-door trick or treating on Halloween. In Old Bridge, New Jersey, there are multiple of local trunk or treat events your family can attend, including an event at the Shoppes at Old Bridge on Oct. 24, an event at the Friendly’s parking lot on Oct. 13, and events in adjacent towns like Trunk or Treat at the Old A&P Parking Lot in Cliffwood on Oct. 20.

If you plan on participating in a trunk or treat in Old Bridge, follow these tips to make your car the popular display of the evening.

Choose a Theme

Your trunk or treat decorations will really pop if you stick to a theme, like underwater, outer space, witches, or graveyards.

Match Your Costume to the Decorations

Turn your trunk or treat decor into an immersive display by making your costume a part of the themed decorations. Dress up like a character who would live in the setting, and act the part.

Think Outside the Box

Even though it’s called “trunk or treat,” there’s no rule that says you have to keep it all contained within the trunk. Bring tables, chairs, banners, balloons, and whatever you fancy to expand your display into a fuller experience.

Bring Lights

Some trunk or treat events will continue after dark, so remember to include colorful lights in your decorations so that your display can shine throughout the evening.

If you need a vehicle to take to a trunk or treat event, the cars and SUVs we have at JAB Automotive LLC offer lots of trunk space.

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.

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.