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How to Tie Your Christmas Tree to Your Car

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It’s that special time of year again and you just scored big at the Christmas tree farm, now all that’s left is to get it home in one piece. That can be easier said than done, but with these tips and tricks you can safely tie your Christmas tree to your car without any added stress.

1. Measure: Before purchasing your Christmas tree, measure the height of the room where you plan to display the tree to ensure it will fit. Ideally, your tree should be at least six inches below the ceiling or lower depending on the size of your tree topper.

2. Use the Right Vehicle: It’s best to transport your new fir tree on top of a vehicle equipped with a roof rack, but if need be you can use the bed of a pickup truck, or an SUV, van, or minivan that can fit the tree inside with all the doors closed.

3. Protect Your Car and Tree: Most Christmas tree farms provide netting, but if you happen to go to one that doesn’t, shake the tree before wrapping it in an old blanket or tarp to free any loose needles. It’s also a good idea to lay down another blanket on the roof or bed of your truck to protect your car from scratches, and ensure the tree won’t shed as many needles on the way home.

4. Position the Tree: The tree should be placed so that the trunk is facing toward the front of the car. This helps prevent wind damage to the tree and guarantees your beautiful tree you just picked out won’t lose too many needles.

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5. Tying it in Place with Roof Racks: If you have a roof rack, secure the tree to your vehicle by first opening your car doors; if you try to tie the tree down through the windows, you won’t be able to open your car doors. Next, take a piece of rope and knot it to one side of the roof rack. Stretch the rope across the tree, stopping to wrap the line a couple times around the trunk, before tying off the rope to the roof rack on the other side. Wrapping the line around the trunk helps to prevent the tree from sliding under the line and becoming a danger on the road. All that’s left is to repeat this process at the middle and near the tip of the tree to fully secure it to your ride.

6.Tying it in Place Without Roof Racks: If you don’t have a car with a roof rack, you can still get your tree home safely. As with roof racks, remember to tie down the tree with the doors open, rather than going through the windows. Follow the same instructions as above but use a heavier gauge rope so as to not cut into your car door weather stripping and keep your tree in place.

Whether you get your holiday fir from a local lot or a nearby tree farm, these few foolproof tips can help you transport your Christmas tree without risking life, limb, or damage to your vehicle. For more information on all your Subaru can handle, or to find the right ride this holiday season, be sure to contact Subaru of Morristown by calling (866) 910-3466 today!

Seeing the Best of NJ at Our Local Campgrounds

Going camping with your Subaru

When you decided to buy a Subaru, chances are that you had a bit more in mind than just commuting to work on paved roads. If you’re eager to pack up your gear and spend some time exploring the great outdoors, then it’s time to check out some of the Subaru of Morristown team’s favorite camping spots right here in New Jersey!

High Point State Park

One of our state’s best known state parks, High Point is notable for a few reasons. Just like its name suggests, it’s home to the highest point in New Jersey; the view is truly exceptional. Additionally, the Appalachian Trail runs through the park and provides some great hiking.

NJ campgrounds

If you’re looking to rough it, group campsites are available to accommodate everything from single tents up to groups of 25 campers. For those who prefer a little more indoors in their outdoors, the park also has two three-bedroom cabins or a single large group cabin, depending on availability.

Belleplain State Park

With over 20,000 wooded acres in South Jersey, Belleplain has plenty of space for campers to enjoy. Over 150 campsites accommodate tents, trailers, and campers, so you can camp however you like. Each campsite offers basic amenities such as fire pits and picnic tables, while shared showers and toilets provide the creature comforts many campers don’t want to leave behind–roughing it shouldn’t be too rough, after all!

Parvin State Park

Nestled along the south shore of Parvin Lake in Pittsgrove, Parvin State Park is another picturesque destination that you don’t want to miss. With over 50 tent and trailer camp spots, the state park offers a great opportunity for New Jersey’s busy locals to get away, disconnect, and unwind for a night or two.

Ready to hit the road and spend a night under the stars? Reach out to our team by calling (866) 910-3466 today and get into the perfect vehicle for your next adventure!

Grabbing a Bite in Downtown Morristown

Morristown is an exciting place to be in the summer, and the team here at Subaru of Morristown can vouch that there’s plenty to do! On top of the usual shopping, dining, and sightseeing that keeps folks entertained year-round, summer also brings plenty of additional events to Morristown. From live music and comedy to educational family-friendly events and even Civil War reenactments, there’s something for everyone to enjoy here when the weather’s warm.

A big day exploring the town calls for plenty of fuel, and you’ll find just about any craving you have satisfied by Morristown’s diverse array of restaurants and eateries. Our team is happy to recommend a few of our favorite spots.

The Committed Pig

Whether you call it pork roll or Taylor Ham (and whether it’s for breakfast or for lunch), the Committed Pig specializes in it! From breakfast sandwiches to burgers, you’ll find plenty of hearty options here to get your day off to a great start. We highly recommend taking a look at their specialty pork roll sandwiches and choosing whichever one leaps out at you!

The Committed Pig

Macho Nacho

If you’re looking for a quick bite come lunchtime, there’s not much better than Macho Nacho. Right on Morris Street, Macho Nacho offers an array of Tex-Mex specials that are quick, easy, and delicious.

Millie’s Old World Meatballs & Pizza

Looking to make lunch into more of a main event? Drop by Millie’s Old World Meatballs & Pizza! From the first bite to the last crumb of crust, folks fall head over heels for the pizza here. Pasta dishes make this a great spot for later in the day, too, if you’re looking to wind down with a fresh cooked dinner.

South Street Creamery

Of course, you need to end the day on a sweet note! That’s where South Street Creamery comes in. While the deli sandwiches are great if you drop by during the day, the main draw here is, of course, the ice cream! Award-winning ice cream that’s made in-house using fresh, authentic ingredients, this is the perfect ending to a perfect day here in Morristown.

South Street Creamery

To learn more about all Morristown has to offer, or to start your next outing in a brand new Subaru, be sure to contact us by calling (866) 910-3466 today!

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