Child Passenger Safety Tips


When you test drive a vehicle from Sansone Jr.’s 66 Automall and you have children, be sure the vehicle has child safety built into it, such as rear door child locks and the LATCH system for child seats. These items will make your job of keeping your child safe in the vehicle easier. Because it’s Child Passenger Safety Week next week, we’d like to share some important safety reminders.

Car Seats

You need certain types of car seats for your children based on their ages; and the seats need to be installed properly, whether they are a combination seat that works for newborns through the booster seat stage, a rear-facing seat, a front-facing seat or a booster seat. Since different brands may hook up differently, be sure to read the installation instructions carefully for each seat you use.

When you use the vehicle’s seat belt, it should fit across the child’s shoulder, not his or her neck; and the lap portion of the belt should lie across the child’s thighs.

Remembering Your Child

Though no one thinks they could possibly forget their child in the car, it can happen to anyone. To avoid this, place a reminder in the front with you, such as one of your child’s toys. An even better reminder is to put your purse or any other item that you have to take with you in the back seat so that you have to open the back to get what you need. This way, you will see your child and will be less apt to forget the child in the vehicle.

Door Locks and Window Locks

Just like you have to child proof your house, your vehicle needs to be child proofed. Be sure to lock the child locks on the rear doors. If your vehicle has window locks, use the window locks so that your child can’t roll the window all the way down.

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September Events You Don’t Want to Miss Near the Jersey Shore


September is one of the best months for visiting the Jersey Shore. The busy summer crowds are gone, but the warm temperatures and sunny skies remain. Even better, the Shore is still bustling with outdoor activities and festivals you don’t want to miss. Hop in your vehicle and cruise to the Jersey Shore for these must-visit September events.

Labor Day Weekend Fireworks Spectacular

Head to Wildwood on Friday, Sept. 4, for the Labor Day Weekend Fireworks Spectacular. The fireworks will be blasted off of the beach at Pine Avenue at 10 p.m., so find a spot nearby to watch the extravagant end-of-summer show.

BBQ and Craft Beer Festival

Barbecues and beer are integral parts of Labor Day weekend festivities, and you can enjoy them together at the Oceanport BBQ and Craft Beer Festival on Sept. 5, 6 and 7. The event will take place from 11:30 to 5 p.m., each day, and will feature tons of craft beers, delicious barbecue food vendors (and others) and plenty of live music at the Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport.

Asbury Park Oysterfest

The fun doesn’t end after Labor Day Weekend. Head to Asbury Park on Sept. 11, 12 and 13, for the annual Asbury Park Oysterfest. It’s one of the town’s largest free festivals, which turns Asbury’s scenic Cookman Avenue into one giant pedestrian mall. Tons of oysters, additional food vendors, arts and crafts vendors and live music will be present for all attendees to enjoy.

Atlantic City Seafood Festival

The annual Atlantic City Seafood Festival will take place on Sept. 12 and 13, this year. Come with an empty stomach, because you’ll enjoy even more mouthwatering seafood dishes than ever before. The two-day-long festival will feature live entertainment, a chowder cook-off, eating contests, sand sculpting, a triathlon, shopping and so much more.

September is also one of the best times of year to find an unbeatable deal on a new or used vehicle from Sansone Jr.’s 66 Automall in Neptune, N.J. Stop in and see us six days a week.


The 2016 Forte Sedan


If you are in the market for a new vehicle and you’ve decided you want a Kia, but are not sure which model, stop by Sansone Jr.’s 66 Automall to test drive a couple of Kia models, including the 2016 Kia Forte sedan. This model is affordable, plus has tons of features and excellent fuel mileage.

Mechanical Features

The 2016 Kia Forte features a 1.8-liter engine backed by a six-speed automatic transmission. This front-wheel drive model features a battery with run-down protection, electric power-assist steering, stainless steel exhaust, four-wheel ABS disc brakes, vented front discs, hill hold control, brake assist and a 90-amp alternator.

Interior Features

The interior features a tilt and telescopic steering wheel, power windows, front and rear cup holders, remote release for the trunk and fuel hatch, remote keyless entry, illuminated entry, a panic button, illuminated glove box, chrome interior accent, a full floor console with covered storage, 12-volt power outlets, concealed storage in the cargo area, power door locks and air filtration.

Safety Features

The 2016 Kia Forte’s safety features include ABS and driveline traction control, electronic stability control, a low tire pressure warning system, side impact beams, dual stage driver and passenger seat-mounted side airbags, dual stage driver and passenger front airbags, an airbag occupancy sensor, curtain first and second row airbags and rear child safety locks.

Exterior Features

Exterior features include body color heated side mirrors, a spare tire mobility kit, 15-inch steel wheels with covers, a rear window defroster, variably intermittent wipers, light tinted glass and automatic off projector beam halogen headlights with delay off.

Entertainment Features

The Forte’s entertainment features include a radio with speed compensated volume control, an AM/FM stereo, Sirius satellite radio, CD player, MP3 decoder, USB/auxiliary input jacks, wireless streaming and four speakers.

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Sedona Receives J.D. Power APEAL Award


Visit Sansone Jr.’s 66 Automall to test drive the 2015 Kia Sedona to learn why it earned the J.D. Power Automotive Performance, Execution, and Layout (APEAL) Award. The newly redesigned Sedona was created to open a can of worms in the minivan segment. The Sedona is no longer “only” a people hauler, it is stylish and serves many purposes.

The Sedona had a record first half sales performance and received high praise from consumers and the media. Its numbers are 476 percent higher than they were at the half year mark for 2014. Since this model received the APEAL award, it is expected to continue this trend through the second half of the year. Previously, Kia ranked second in the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study, a study that ranks all brands, and was second only to a luxury brand.

The 2015 Kia Sedona is available in several trim levels including the L, LX, EX, SX and SX Limited. Choose from a seven- or eight-passenger configuration. All trim levels feature the 3.3-liter V-6 engine backed by a front-wheel drive six-speed automatic transmission. This combination makes 276 horsepower.

The stylish exterior is created by using a CUV-like appearance combined with a cab forward design. Features available include smart cruise control, a surround view monitor, lane departure warning and blind spot detection. The interior features first class lounge seating, UVO2 infotainment and telematics, and soft-touch materials.

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Versa Note Named One of Kelley Blue Book’s 10 Best Back-to-School Cars of 2015


When you stop by Sansone Jr.’s 66 Automall to test drive the Nissan Versa Note, keep in mind that it has been named as one of the 10 best back to school cars of 2015 by the editors at Kelley Blue Book’s This popular entry-level hatchback also earned a spot on’s 10 tech-savviest cars under $20,000 in 2015 and the publication’s 10 coolest cars under $18,000 in 2014.

In order to be considered one of the 10 best back to school cars, a vehicle has to be about $20,000 or less, and it must be functional, safe, practical and affordable. And, it has to be stylish and fun. The 2015 Nissan Versa Note starts out at about $14,180 MSRP and it was the lowest priced vehicle on the list.

The vice president of Sales & Marketing and Operations, U.S.A., Nissan North America, Inc., Fred Diaz, said that the Versa Note is a great car because of its affordable starting price, its long list of safety and security features, excellent fuel economy, roomy interior and sporty style.

Interior Space

The Versa Note comfortably seats five passengers plus has 18.8 cubic feet of interior cargo space. This sporty vehicle has 40.8 inches of headroom and 38.3 inches of legroom in the rear. And, since the Note has a low cargo lift over height, it’s easy to load and unload bulky items. This model also features a 60/40 split folding rear seat to increase the cargo area when rear seating is not needed, plus it has a Divide-N-Hide adjustable floor.

Trim Levels

Trim levels available include the S, S Plus, SV, SR and SL. All trim levels feature the 1.6-liter double overhead cam engine. The S trim level features a five-speed manual transmission; and the rest of the trim levels feature the Nissan Xtronic transmission. All trim levels get 40 mpg* on the highway.


Some features include Bluetooth, Nissan Intelligent Key, 16-inch aluminum alloy wheels and heated front seats. Available options include a rearview monitor, Around View monitor, navigation and more.

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August Events on the Jersey Shore


Once you test drive and bring home a new vehicle from Sansone Jr.’s 66 Automall, you’ll be ready to celebrate you new purchase or lease by attending some of the August events on the Jersey Shore during August.

Seaside Heights Fireworks

On August 12, 2015 from 9:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m., Seaside Heights will have fireworks. The fireworks can be seen from the boardwalk or the beach in Seaside Heights. Spend a day at the amusement parks and visiting arcades, shops restaurants and other events, then finish the day off with a bang with the fireworks. There is no admission fee for the fireworks. The Seaside Heights Boardwalk is located at 800 Ocean Terrace, Seaside Heights, New Jersey, 08751.

Ocean City Baby Parade

On August 13, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., watch the 106th annual baby parade. The parade has been marshaled by the likes of Joe DiMaggio and Princess Grace Kelly. This year’s parade route is on the Boardwalk from 6th to 12th Streets. Newborns through age 10 will be eligible for awards in several categories. If you want to participate, pre-register in person at the Ocean City Information Center at Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. For more information call (609) 525-9300.

The Great Magician

On August 11, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Rich Lessig will be showing off his skills. Admission is $10. Mr. Lessig has been performing since 1979 and has entertained people of all ages. The event will be held at the Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Avenue, Cape May, New Jersey, 08204. For more information call (609) 884-9565.

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2015 Kia Forte LX


If you are looking for an affordable sedan, stop by Sansone Jr.’s 66 Automall to test drive the 2015 Kia Forte LX. And you’ll find that not just the initial price – whether you lease or buy – is reasonable, but the cost of ownership is affordable, too. Pick up this model in time to take a road trip before the summer is over.

Convenience Features

The 2015 Kia Forte LX features driver and passenger vanity mirrors, one-touch down windows, heated power door mirrors, illuminated entry, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel, and front and rear door bins and beverage holders.

Entertainment Features

Whether you are driving to work or you are on a road trip, keep entertained with Bluetooth, SiriusXM radio, an MP3 decoder and a CD player. The Forte’s entertainment system also features four speakers ad audio controls mounted on the steering wheel.

Engine and Transmission

The Kia Forte LX features a 1.8-liter engine backed by a Sportmatic mode select six-speed automatic transmission. The engine features variable valve control and a variable intake manifold. This combination makes 145 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 130 pound-feet of torque at 4,700 rpm. The Forte gets 26 mpg* in the city and 39 mpg* on the highway.

Safety and Security Features

Safety and security features include brake assist, ABS brakes, four-wheel disc brakes, traction control, electronic stability control, delay off headlights, a rear window defroster, variably intermittent wipers, a low tire pressure warning system, dual front side impact airbags, an occupant-sensing airbag, dual front impact airbags and an overhead airbag.


The Forte has plenty of room for up to five people. The front features 39.1 inches of headroom, 56.1 inches of shoulder room, 42.2 inches of legroom and 53.8 inches of hiproom. The rear features 35.9 inches of legroom, 53.1 inches of hiproom, 37.3 inches of headroom and 54.9 inches of shoulder room. Additionally, the 2015 Kia Forte LX features 15 cubic feet of interior cargo volume.

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Best Weekend Road Trips from the Shore


If you’re staying at the shore or you live near the shore and want to take a short road trip, consider visiting these small towns. Before you head out, make sure your vehicle’s service is up do date or consider having your vehicle checked at Sansone Jr.’s 66 Automall if it’s not time for service, yet it’s been some time since you last had it checked or serviced.


Visit this historic-looking town and its dinosaur, Hadrosaurus Foulkii. The skeleton was discovered in 1858 and at the time, was the most complete skeleton found in the world. Visit the Indian King Tavern Museum, the English Gardener Gift Shop, Picket Fence, Indulgence Cupcakery, the Apron, The Little Tuna and Zaffron.

West Cape May

West Cape May is a sleepy town of just 1,020 people. As you’re heading out there on Sunset Boulevard, visit the Chattel House Village, Nature Conservancy’s South Cape Meadows, Sunset Beach, The Bread Lady and Willow Creek Winery.


Head over to Monmouth County to visit Allentown. Two hundred twenty buildings and homes in this area were built prior to 1860. Walk Main Street from the bridge over Conines Millpond. Visit the library, Swal Dairy, Woody’s Towne Cafe and then drive Route 539 for one of the state’s best scenic drives.

Spring Lake

This town is the Shore’s longest non-commercial boardwalk – and best commercial strips at the same time. 3rd Avenue, otherwise known as Divine Park, goes around Spring Lake. Visit Third Avenue Chocolate Shoppe, Scone Pony and be sure to walk the boardwalk.


Located in Camden County, Collingswood is a popular destination. Visit Kitchen Consigliere – a true Italian Restaurant, El Sitio, Blue Moon to sample 50 kinds of olive oil, The Painted Cottage and the Scottish Rite Auditorium.

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Why You Should Get Your Windows Tinted


When your windows aren’t tinted, you should consider having them tinted by 66 MVP at Sansone Jr.’s 66 Automall to save your vehicle and your hide. The ultraviolet rays from the sun not only makes the interior hot, but will damage interior components.

Protect Your Vehicle

The ultraviolet rays from the sun and the heat produced by the sun will crack the interior components of your vehicle, especially leather and plastic. The dash pad, which can be expensive to replace depending on your vehicle, is usually the first thing to go. Additionally the sun will fade carpets and door panels; and it will fade and crack leather and vinyl.

Reduce Heat

The tint also reduces heat inside the vehicle. This saves energy since your air conditioning won’t have to work so hard to cool the interior when you first turn it on. When you choose a tint with thermal reduction, you can further reduce heat inside the vehicle and save more gas and energy since you won’t have to have the air conditioning blasting the entire time you are in the vehicle. Reducing the heat inside the vehicle also saves certain materials including leather.

Protect Your Things

While tinting is not meant to be a security measure, it does add a measure of security. Tint makes it harder to see inside your vehicle so thieves are less likely to break in and steal your things. Furthermore, tint makes the windows harder to break if someone decides to take a chance that you don’t have anything worth stealing in the vehicle.

Reduce Glare

The tint reduces the glare you get from the side windows when the sun is in the right position, thus making driving less distracting. The tint also allows you to keep your eyes forward instead of glancing sideways every time you see the glint of something shiny out the side mirror.

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July Events on the Jersey Shore


Now is the time to plan for event that are coming up in July, especially if you are planning on attending any of the 4th of July events. Part of planning is making sure your vehicle is going to get you to the event and back home without a hitch. Call Sansone Jr.’s 66 Automall to schedule an appointment for service or to have your vehicle checked before the trip, even if you live close to the Jersey Shore.

Ocean City July 4th

On July 1, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. on the Ocean City Boardwalk, Ocean City, New Jersey, celebrate Independence Day. This is just the start of the celebrations. On July 1 the Ocean City Pops will play patriotic selections and Sousa marches. Todd Thomas and the pops singers will sing. The concert starts at 8:00 p.m. on the Music Pier. Tickets are $15 and $20.

Saturday brings two bike parades. Registration for the parades starts at 9:00 a.m. and the parades start at 10:00 a.m. One starts at the Longport Bridge parking lot and the other starts at Asbury Avenue and 40th. Live entertainment and a kite flying competition will be held later that day; and at 10:00 p.m., there will be a fireworks display.

Cape May County 4-H Fair

On July 16, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at 355 Court House, South Dennis Road in Cape May Court House, New Jersey, the 4-H Fair will be held at the fairgrounds. The fair runs from the 16th through the 18th. Visit for equestrian competitions, 4-H exhibits, fair food and tons of fun. Admission and parking are free. You can also take a shuttle from the Cape May County Technical School to the fairgrounds.

Celtic Festival

Visit the Historic Cold Spring Village, 720 Route 9 South in Cape May for the Celtic Festival. The festival will be held on July 18, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Enjoy a pipes and drums band, traditional music, dancing, demonstrations, family activities and a pub tent. You’ll also view artists, collectibles dealers and crafters with merchandise that is Irish or Scottish in origin.

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