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Here are the top 15 items we recommend keeping in your vehicle at all times:
1. A Charged Cellphone
You’ll probably already have a cellphone with you, but it’s essential to make sure it’s always fully charged. Bring a car charger along for the ride too, so you can charge your phone when the power’s low.
2. Reflective Warning Triangles
Reflective warning triangles will notify oncoming cars to slow down. LED flares are another good option to prevent roadside mishaps when you’re stuck.
3. First-Aid Kit
Always keep a first-aid kit with bandages, gauze pads, adhesive tape, aspirin, antiseptic wipes, and antibiotic ointment in your car.
4. Fire Extinguisher
A fire extinguisher can smother a spark caused by an electrical problem.
5. Jumper Cables
Did you accidentally leave your lights on? Did the battery die? Leave jumper cables in your car so a nearby vehicle can help get your ride running again.
What if the car breaks down in the middle of nowhere at night? Keep a flashlight in your glove compartment, along with extra batteries.
7. A Multipurpose Knife
A standard multipurpose knife will come with a bottle opener, a flathead screw driver, a wire cutter, rescue blade, and glass breaker. It’s a useful tool in any situation.
8. A Poncho
Your car breaks down, you’re checking under the hood, and suddenly it starts pouring. Reach in your emergency kit for your rain poncho and stay dry.
9. Nonperishable Snacks
While you’re waiting for help to arrive, stave off hunger with high-protein nonperishable snacks like mixed nuts and protein bars.
Along with snacks, keeping bottled water in your car is vital.
11. Cat Litter
Use cat litter as a replacement for sand to create traction beneath the tires if you get stuck.
12. An Emergency Radio
Leave a battery-powered or hand crank radio in the car to listen for weather warnings and other important news if your vehicle’s radio or cell phone stops working.
13. Walking Shoes
If your car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, you have no cellphone reception, and you haven’t seen a passing car in hours, you’ll have to start walking to find help. Comfortable walking shoes will make the trek more bearable.
14. A Tool Kit
A tool kit with a Phillips head screwdriver, a flathead screwdriver, vise grips, an adjustable wrench, and a pair of pliers will come in handy if you break down and can fix things on your own.
15. A Fleece Blanket
A fleece blanket will keep you warm if your car breaks down in cold weather or during a winter storm.
Now that you know what you’ll need to pack for your homemade roadside safety kit, take one more precaution. Bring your car down to the New Jersey State Auto Auction.
Give us a call at: 201-200-1100. Our mechanics will make sure your car is working properly so you can drive with confidence.
🚗 Driving On Black Ice
—— 4 Safety Tips
1. Go Slow
Just like driving in snow, you’ll want to go slowly and steadily over patches of black ice. Unlike snow, which still offers a little traction for your tires, black ice is completely smooth, and your tires won’t stick at all. As a result, it can be difficult to stop if you’re going too fast. When you reach a patch of black ice, take your foot off the accelerator immediately.
Additionally, keeping a straight wheel is advisable since you should be able to coast safely over the ice. If you turn your wheel while driving on black ice, you’ll increase the likelihood of losing control of your vehicle. If you start to skid and have to turn, be sure to turn into the skid.
2. Don’t Pump the Brakes
Brakes can be your best friend in many driving emergencies, but not black ice skids. When you approach black ice, let off the brake before your tires make contact. If you’re going too fast and need to brake a little, pump the brakes to avoid going into a full-on skid. Don’t slam on the brakes under any circumstances—you’ll only make your situation worse by doing so.
3. Go With the Skid
One of the biggest mistakes drivers make when driving on black ice is overcorrecting a skid. This can compound the problem quickly by sending the car spinning in the other direction. Gently turn into the skid while pumping the brakes. As the skid breaks, return the steering wheel to normal. Once your tires get traction on the road again, you should find it easy to correct from there.
4. Watch Your Car’s Temperature Reading
Most cars these days come with an external thermometer. Pay attention to the reading during the winter months, and if it drops to freezing (32 degrees F), expect that you’ll run into black ice somewhere. To be extra safe, use caution even when the reading is only near freezing as many car thermometers pick up heat readings from the engine, which can make it seem warmer outside than it actually is.
In New Jersey, we’re no strangers to the travails of hurricanes. At the five-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, we’re keeping our neighbors in Houston and Puerto Rico in mind as they grapple with the devastation of recent hurricanes. However, that doesn’t mean we don’t have to stay vigilant right here at home. At our used car dealer in New Jersey, shoppers looking for used cars have to keep an eye out for models that were damaged in recent flooding. Let us tell you what to look for!
Get a More-Than-Once Over
When you’re looking at a used car, truck, van, or SUV, there are some more immediate telltale signs that should send up red flags. A musty smell, rust spots, and a lot of water stains on the upholstery are a few of the cosmetic clues. Put the windows up and run the air conditioner. If the air coming out smells mildewy, ditch it.
Keep in mind that modern cars have a lot of electronic parts and computerized components. It’s more than just power windows at this point. It’s also rearview cameras, climate control, and maintenance monitors. New Jersey used car shoppers would do well to avoid flood cars because those features can be heavily damaged and even disabled by the floodwater. That’s why, when you go for a test drive, test all the electronic features.
The Paper Trail
As difficult as it is to believe, it’s legal to sell flood-damaged vehicles, though its status as a “flood vehicle” has to be clear, by putting those words in the title. However, because that makes a vehicle more difficult to sell, take a look at the vehicle history report for a sign: a series of title transfers in rapid succession in multiple states. That indicates an attempt to bury its status as it traveled from flooded states all the way here.
Visit New Jersey State Auto today, where we provide transparent vehicle histories of every hand-selected model in our inventory. We’ll find a high-quality vehicle for you to drive for years to come!
2015 Toyota Avalon XLE Touring – JUST LISTED FOR SALE
New Jersey State Auto Auction
406 Sip Ave
Jersey City, NJ 07306
This 2015 Toyota Avalon 4dr 4dr Sedan XLE Touring features a 3.5L V6 CYLINDER 6cyl Gasoline engine. It is equipped with a 6 Speed Automatic transmission. The vehicle is Attitude Black with a Black Full Leather interior. It is offered with the remaining extended warranty. – — CALL NOW at 201-200-1100 or visit www.NJStateAuto.com — You can SEE MORE PHOTOS of this vehicle, Free CARFAX Reports and over 300 more Cars, Trucks, Vans and SUVs. AUTO FINANCING is available on most vehicles – All Credit Accepted. — We provide all the paperwork, bill of sale, titles, reassignments and temp tags. BUY RIGHT OFF THE LOT – We Open at 9am everyday.
JUST LISTED FOR SALE: 2008 INFINITI EX35 AWD
New Jersey State Auto Auction
406 Sip Ave
Jersey City, NJ 07306
When football season gloriously returns, it brings a lot of great activities with it. Fantasy football, season tickets, and, of course, tailgating! However, it’s possible to get so caught up in determining which snacks to make or who to invite that one factor may be overlooked: your vehicle’s capacity for tailgating. Our NJ used car dealer has a variety of trucks, vans and SUVs that will help you bring the party this season. Here are a few of our suggestions:
This truck is, indisputably, an industry favorite. No-fuss capability is matched by superior longevity to make a great vehicle. These models are optionally equipped with the RamBox cargo management system, a drainable storage system built into the bed. It doesn’t require extra space, and provides a perfect vehicle for ice and beverages. It’s practically made for tailgaters. A larger bed for lugging coolers, a grill, a table, and chairs and a huge number of bed and cab configurations are all factors that make it possible to find exactly what you need.
A long body and a sizeable liftgate make this SUV a great tailgating vehicle, if only because it’s so good for a lot of other uses as well. Who can argue with three rows of seating that can transform into a huge amount of cargo space? Put the liftgate on your used Toyota 4Runner in NJ to work by using it for shade.
A minivan may seem like an unlikely contender for a tailgating party, but the Honda Odyssey is a spacious choice with a number of safety and practicality accolades under its belt. This is a vehicle that doesn’t sacrifice comfort for convenience, so be prepared to drive a car full of sleeping fans home.
Ready to bring the party? Whether you’re bringing attendees, food, or both, we have a vehicle on our lot that can suit your tailgating needs- just visit New Jersey State Auto Auction to browse our selection. We can’t wait to help you!
Back to school time is upon us. With 964 high schools and 62 colleges in New Jersey, there are plenty of teachers, students, and parents alike that may be looking for a fresh ride to get them through the year ahead. Our used car dealer in New Jersey has picked a list of cars that are well-suited to people who want to start the school year off on the right foot!
Return to School in Style
These choices are based on what provides ample safety as well as enjoyable handling and plenty of space to accommodate friends, family members, or band instruments or sports equipment. Here are a few of our favorites:
- Honda Accord: You can find a used Honda Accord as a coupe or a sedan on our New Jersey lot, and we love these models! They’re one of the most reliable vehicles on the road right now, heavy-handed on versatility and handling with plenty of safety features to offer peace of mind to even the most worrisome parent.
- Mazda CX-5: Reliable and hardy, a used Mazda CX-5 is a great choice for shoppers looking for a crossover SUV with an edge. Mazda’s innovative engine setup injects serious fun into every commute, and with plenty of cargo room and the ability to face down the adverse weather faced by locals every winter, the CX-5 is a clear-cut choice. Extra points are added for Mazda’s unique and eye-catching style.
- Subaru Outback: Spacious, comfortable, and rugged, a used Subaru Outback will still have the capacity to clock serious mileage. These wagons are indisputably capable, as any member of its cult-like following will tell you, so you’ll never have an excuse to miss class again, and it’s the perfect size for helping you move into a dorm.
Now that the school year has kicked off, you know exactly what you need to have a productive year ahead. If that includes a new-to-you vehicle, visit New Jersey State Auto Auction. We’re confident that there’s something for you among our inventory of hundreds of used cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs!
As we enter the depths of summer, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to keep cool on the go. Oppressive heat isn’t just uncomfortable- it can pose a danger to you and your passengers. At our used car dealer serving NYC, we want to make sure you stay cool and safe in your vehicle.
A Used Car Full of Hot Air
When many people hunt for a parking space, they’re looking for the closest one. In the summer, you should be looking for the most shaded spot, and then buy a sunshade for your windshield. High-quality sunshades will keep your car cooler, and they’ll also block UV rays, which can damage leather upholstery and fade the interior. When you return to your vehicle, open the doors for a few minutes to let some of the hot air escape.
Cool With Caution
It may be tempting to pop open all the vents and blast your air conditioning when you get into a hot car, but try to avoid the temptation. As you drive your used car around NYC, crack open your windows and close the top vents. Then, turn the fan setting as high as it will go, and let the bottom vents disperse the hot air from the bottom and out of the car.
As you drive, keep the cold air coming until your car reaches a livable temperature. Once you’re more comfortable, switch to the recirculation setting to keep the habitable air flowing through the vehicle. Your car will return to its preferred, far more friendly temperature in no time.
If you’re not sure your vehicle can handle the burden of your personal comfort, find a car that makes quick work of it. Visit New Jersey State Auto Auction to browse a selection of dependable vehicles with climate control systems you can depend on.
Car auction establishments are a bit uncommon, and that’s just one more thing that makes our used car dealer in Jersey City stand apart from the rest. Not only do we offer hundreds of vehicles to the everyday shopper, but we also have an auction. But how can you be sure you’re getting the most for your money? Learn more about our auction process.
Trust Our Experts
We are unparalleled authorities in our field, which helps us to better serve you. We put our knowledge to good use when hand-selecting the vehicles that later go to auction or get sold on our lot. We inspect every vehicle meticulously and take its reputation into account when we’re considering bringing it to our establishment. Is this a model that’s known for certain mechanical problems? Does it have a history of recalls? If that’s the case, we forego it in favor of a more reputably reliable car, truck, van, or SUV.
When a vehicle makes it past our stringent standards, we then check its CarFax history. This will divulge past accidents that will help us determine whether we want to move forward. We want shoppers at our Jersey City used car auction to drive off in a top-of-the-line vehicle at a fantastic price, and it starts with our selective buying process built on a foundation of expertise.
Fresh and Clean
Once the vehicle ends up on our lot, we begin the process of freshening it up to make it even more appealing. After all, that “new car” smell is more than attainable with the right detailing—like the one done by our crew. Once you’ve won the auction and get behind the wheel of your new-to-you vehicle, it will be fresh, clean, and ready to conquer whatever the road throws your way.
When you’re interested in an auto auction, don’t settle for anything less than a team of specialists dedicated to providing you with a premium driving experience. Contact us today if you have any more questions about our auto auction!
New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission
6 Points ID Verification
In order to obtain licenses and permits at MVC, you must prove your identity by passing 6 Point ID Verification. Select the documents you will use with one of the following tools:
- Selector de documento verificación de 6 puntos
- Folleto para el Programa de Verificación
de Identificaciones [90k pdf]
6 Point ID Verification was designed to help prevent identity theft by ensuring that licenses are only issued with proper legal documents and verification. This requires you to prepare information prior to visiting an MVC Agency, possibly resulting in special document requests from other state agencies.
Jersey City is well-reputed for its proximity to New York. However, when things heat up in the summer there are plenty of things to do right here at home. Let our Jersey City used car dealer walk you through some of the highlights coming up this season!
Summer Events in Jersey City
- Groove on Grove: This weekly concert series is in its tenth year. For a decade, these Wednesday-night concerts have featured local acts from 6 PM to 9 PM. Be sure to catch a few this summer, as there will be something for everyone!
- Artist & Maker Market: For those with more bohemian tastes, the Artist & Maker Market is sure to please. Working with artists and curators through the greater NYC area, you’ll find this event on Wednesdays and Fridays throughout the summer. Find more information here. It’s the perfect place for people who appreciate vintage work, local art, and handmade goods.
- Farmers Market: Summer is a season for a huge selection of fresh produce. Whether you’re a culinary enthusiast or simply want to get your greens, there’s no better way to support local farming from around the Garden State than the Jersey City Farmer’s Market, going on for 10 years now. Stop here at the Grove St. PATH Plaza on Mondays and Thursdays from 4-8 PM.
This is a small sampling of what this vibrant city has to offer visitors and residents alike. When you come to shop for your next new-to-you car at our dealership, you’ll find our convenient hours ensure that you can sign all the paperwork and drive off in your favorite used car and then finish your summer evening with one of these activities.
You could also visit us on one of your forays into Jersey City, and we’ll be happy to assist you. We offer a number of amenities in our lounges and with a huge selection of hand-picked used cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs, you’ll be glad you stopped. We look forward to seeing you!
Overheating Your car? Not good.
With the boiling-hot summer weather right around the corner, now is the time to brush up on car basics and car maintenance. When your temperature gauge is in the red, your vehicle’s engine is running too hot and that can damage your car or even destroy your engine.
Don’t Let Your Car Overheat.
5 Steps to take when your car is overheating:
1. Turn your engine off.
If your car overheats on the road, the first thing you need to do is turn it off, open the hood and let it cool off.
2. Never remove the radiator cap.
Do not uncap the radiator system or the water system. It will be under high pressure and will blow off and burn you.
3. Let the engine cool off.
If your engine starts to overheat, it will give you plenty of warnings and show yellow and red lights. That’s the time to pull over before you could actually damage anything.
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4. Fill up the antifreeze coolant.
After the car has cooled – open the system up and fill it back up with new antifreeze.”
5. Carefully monitor the temperature gauge.
If the temperature gauge crosses over to hot or red – pull over and turn the engine off.
Overheating can blow-up your engine. Don’t be that guy.
There aren’t many things worse than going somewhere with confidence only to find that you’re unprepared. At our Jersey City used car dealer, we want the car-buying process to be as streamlined and stress-free as possible, and for that, preparedness is key. So what do you need to bring with you when you want to buy a car?
The Necessary Details
Before you hit the road to come see us, make sure you haven’t left these documents behind.
- State ID: Whether you have a driver’s license or some other official form of identification, bring it with you when you come see us.
- Proof of insurance: It’s the law to have auto insurance in New Jersey, so when you want to buy a car, bring along a valid auto insurance card. We actually can’t let you leave the lot without it—it’s how we’re able to print temporary plates for you, so make sure you show up insured! If you need to set up car insurance, we can help! Ask your sales associate for more details.
- Proof of Income: Bring us a recent pay stub or a bank statement to show your current financial statement. This will help us verify regular income to ensure that you can meet the payments when you finance a used car in Jersey City.
- Proof of Residence: An important piece of mail, such as a bank statement, lease agreement, or electricity bill, will show your current address, which is something we need to help you purchase the vehicle. It’s where we’ll send your monthly bill and where we can reach you, if need be.
- Title: If you’re trading in your old car, truck, van, or SUV, no problem! Just bring the certificate of title, which will expedite the process. Otherwise, we’ll have to contact New Jersey Motor Vehicle Services to confirm all the details and proof of ownership.
This paperwork should be easy to get together, and it could save you hours at the dealership. Contact us at (201) 204-9845 to confirm what you need before you hit the road. We look forward to speaking with you!
Just Listed For Sale:
2008 BMW 3 Series 328xi
2008 BMW 3 Series 328xi
New Jersey State Auto Auction
406 Sip Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306
April: the month of showers and tax returns. One will help your garden grow, the other will have the same effect on your wallet! If you’re looking for your next new-to-you vehicle, it’s a better time than ever to head to our used car dealership in Jersey City to take a look at our wonderfully-priced selection!
Check Full of Possibilities
April 18 is your deadline to file, but once you get your refund back, you’ll be unstoppable! So while you wait for that money to show up in your bank account, why don’t you take a look around at our inventory? We have a diverse sampling from your favorite brands, such as Chevy, Nissan, and Ford. For the appreciators of elegance on a budget, don’t worry: your tax return can go towards a down payment on a BMW, Acura, Audi, Lexus, or any number of luxury brands. In fact, if Jersey City shoppers take a look at our used car deals, they’ll find hundreds of cars from brands that fall all over the spectrum specially-priced under $15,000.
Low prices lead to lower down payments…which is great news for recipients of tax refunds of all sizes! That means that if you’ve had your eye on one of our cars, trucks, vans, or SUVs but weren’t sure if you could make the initial down payment, you may be able to put that fear behind you. Our finance experts make it so that once you’ve cleared the down payment hurdle, financing your vehicle at a reasonable monthly rate is not only possible, but standard procedure.
An Irresistible Opportunity
A pre-owned car is a smart investment for a number of reasons beyond the price tag. For example, even if you have bad credit, we will work with you to get you behind the wheel of a car you love from a range of brands on our lot. Can you say the same for your local new car dealership?
Visit us today to take a look at our inventory and pick out what you’ll be driving off in next. With your tax return only a short waiting period away, the possibilities are endless!
Last week, the Garden State welcomed the first day of spring. Sure, it might still be almost-freezing, but warmer temperatures are right around the corner, and with it, fresh and lush landscapes! Our used car dealer near NY has some ideas for the best “green” cars to help you blend in with the scenery- or do your best not to impact it!
Top Picks for Smaller Cars
Thanks to the growing reliability and durability of cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs, it’s a better time than ever to pick up a used hybrid, as that technology is no longer quite as brand new, but still runs reliably. NY shoppers can also check out our selection of green used cars that net over 30 MPG, helping to minimize your carbon footprint on the road. You probably won’t be surprised to find that in today’s eco-conscious landscape, some of the country’s most popular models are hybrids!
For example, the Toyota Prius’s second generation spans the 2004-2009 model years and is a great find at a used car dealership. As America’s best-selling hybrid, you can always count on any generation of Prius to deliver a smooth ride, agile handling, and great gas mileage thanks to its precise engineering. It’s a head-turning vehicle exuding style! A popular alternative is the Honda Civic Hybrid, which sustains an excellent value due to its durable battery.
Get the Purebred Might of a Hybrid SUV
Need a little more space for your stuff? Don’t worry, spacious SUVs aren’t the gas guzzlers they used to be. In fact, the fan favorite Ford Escape has come in a popular hybrid model since before fuel efficiency and carbon footprints were of utmost concern, and it needn’t be late model to achieve fantastic mileage. The 2004-2011 Ford Escape Hybrid nets up to 29 MPG on the highway, which is why they’ve been a top pick for taxi fleets as well.
There truly are hybrids for everyone, so if you’re interested in spending less money at the pump and keeping our planet green to celebrate spring, visit New Jersey State Auto Auction today!