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Spring car tips for New Jersey drivers


In the greater Rockaway, NJ area, keeping your vehicle in pristine condition when we have long winters is a difficult task. That's why regular maintenance is key, and there is no better season than spring to start fresh and clean up your car to prolong it's life.

Of course, when you know it's time to trade up, you can stop by John Johnson Select Used Cars for a reliable pre-owned model from…

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Jeep Grand Cherokee Overlander concept thrives in the great outdoors


The luxurious Jeep Grand Cherokee is consistently proving itself to be the king of SUVs, and the Jeep Grand Cherokee Overlander concept designed for the 49th Annual Easter Jeep Safari only proves our point.

The rustic, sage green-colored concept boasts efficiency and off-road power in the form of a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 engine (which gets up to 30 highway mpg) and plenty of performance parts, including 34" all-terrain tires, a 9000-pound winch, and off-road rock. . .

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From Acura to Ford: the Top 10 Vehicles at the Chicago Auto Show

There's certainly no lack of excitement happening here right now, folks, as the 2015 Chicago Auto Show is on and it'll keep going until the 22nd of this month. However, the folks at AutoGuide.com have already chosen their top ten vehicles from the event and, we have to admit, they're some pretty solid choices! Featuring models from automakers like Ford, Acura, and Mazda plus many more, you're sure to see…

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You don't always have to fear high-mileage vehicles!

At John Johnson Select Used Cars we see a wide variety of shoppers coming in looking for a used vehicle to bring home. They may be teens shopping for a budget car, families looking for a second vehicle, auto enthusiasts eager to get a ride to tinker with, or buyers looking for a luxury model at a lower cost.

One thing a lot of people look at with a used vehicle is mileage, and if they want to drive their car for many years it's understandable to see why they may be avoiding selections with high numbers on the…

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The Benefits of Choosing Used Over New


We are a society of want; we want the latest and greatest thing to hit the market, the technology that will blow our neighbor out of the water, the features flooring us in their design and capabilities. We don't want to wait for it to drop in price, even if it means just holding on for a few months longer. We want it now, right then and there. But when it comes to automotives…

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Consider Our Winter Travel Checklist Before Hitting the Road This Holiday Season


Over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house you go this Thanksgiving? If you're planning to join the other predicted 43 million Americans on the road this Thanksgiving, our team at John Johnson Select Used Cars wants to be sure our customers are prepared for the wintery conditions we may face. Here in the northeast, we are no wimps when it comes to winter weather. But now is as good as…

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Save Your Bumpers with High-Tech Parking Sensors

A few inches can make all the difference between a park-job well done and having to leave your insurance information under someone's windshield wiper. Does the thought of having to park your lengthy sedan or bulky minivan along narrow Rockaway, NJ city streets sends you into a full-on panic attack? Do you sometimes circle the block a few times, hoping that a different space will open up, only to drive home without ever getting…

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Invest in a Teen-Friendly Car that Comes with Parental Peace of Mind

Buying the perfect pre-owned car for your new teen driver is no easy task -- especially when they want more horsepower in their ride than what you're comfortable with. And with the holiday season fast approaching, you may be thinking that this is the best time to invest in this practical, memorable gift. The task of finding the ideal blend of nimble performance, fuel efficiency and safety can feel like searching for a needle in…

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Tips for Raising a Confident Teen Driver

Back in August we blogged about what parents should look for when buying their teen a used vehicle. Today we want to focus on tips parents can pass onto their teens that'll help them be better drivers. We especially want to highlight these tips now as report cards will soon be going home and we're sure to see more parents and sixteen year olds flooding in to see us at John Johnson Select Used Cars.

For starters, it's important to make sure your child understands technology laws of the state. For young drivers this means not being…

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There's Nothing "Used" about a Pre-Owned 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee was responsible for ushering in the fourth generation of this all-terrain icon, and its exceptional powertrain options, available features and unmatchable off-road capabilities still hold up after the past few years. If you're in need of a rugged vehicle that withstands the test of time, a pre-owned Grand Cherokee is just what that doctor ordered.


This all-American SUV is certainly a renaissance man, with the chops to climb the…

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