Monthly Archives: April 2017

Tracking True in NJ: Wheel Alignment in PEQUANNOCK

The biggest issue for PEQUANNOCK area drivers is always safety. When your vehicle wheels are out of alignment, the vehicle will pull to one side, which could lead to an accident. When you're vehicle is out of alignment, you should have it taken care of right away at BOCK AUTOMOTIVE in PEQUANNOCK. When undergoing an alignment service at BOCK AUTOMOTIVE, your vehicle is put on an alignment rack where the tires, steering and suspension parts are checked for damage. Then the alignment is charted and checked against the factory settings.Precision adjustments are made to bring the wheels back into alignment. This gets all four wheels going in exactly the same direction.PEQUANNOCK drivers should be aware of the signs of alignment problems. These include the car pulling to one side. Also, the steering wheel may not be centered when you're going straight. If you see the edges of one or more tires rapidly wea ... read more

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Alignment

BOCK AUTOMOTIVE Service Tip: Why Synthetic Oil Is Good For Your Vehicles

Hello NJ! Today's vehicle care topic is: Synthetic Oil vs. Petroleum Based Oil. Synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. If you aren't currently using it, why not? Synthetic motor oil maximizes engine power and fuel economy. To see why, we'd need a microscope, so we'll have to settle for using our imaginations. The molecules of conventional motor oil are long hydrocarbon chains. Synthetic motor oil, on the other hand, has uniform, round molecules. Which is slipperier, a pile of pencils or a pile of marbles?Synthetic motor oil lubricates better because there's less friction. This results in myriad benefits: better wear protection, cooler operating temperatures, more power and better fuel economy. And synthetic oil doesn't sludge up like conventional oil so it prevents those small oil passages from clogging up. (We see that too often at BOCK AUTOMOTIVE in PEQUANNOCK.)Some manufacturers are extending oil change ... read more

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Fluids

Brake Service at BOCK AUTOMOTIVE in PEQUANNOCK

Brakes really aren't optional equipment for PEQUANNOCK drivers' vehicles. And taking care of them isn't optional either.A regular brake inspection is on every NJ driver's vehicle maintenance schedule. At BOCK AUTOMOTIVE, our team will check your brake system and let you know if there are any problems. Of course, if you're having trouble with your brakes, get your car into your PEQUANNOCK service center right away. And watch out for these problems: Low or spongy brake pedal Hard brake pedal A brake warning light that stays on Constantly squealing or grinding brakes Vibrations or clunking sounds when you apply your brakes There are two types of brakes: disc and drum. Disc brakes have a rotor that's attached to the axle. Calipers straddle the rotor, kind of like the brakes on a bicycle. Drum brakes are more common on back wheels. Pads, called shoes, push against the inside of the drum to slow the vehicle.There are several things that need to be serviced on the b ... read more

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Brakes

Keep Your Tires Well Rounded in PEQUANNOCK: Tire Rotation and Wheel Balancing at BOCK AUTOMOTIVE

Taking care of our tires is part of vehicle care for PEQUANNOCK drivers. We know they have to be replaced when they wear out, but tires also require some preventive maintenance. This maintenance will improve and extend the life of the tires, so it's well worth the effort and expense for PEQUANNOCK drivers to get it done. Tire maintenance includes keeping tires properly inflated, rotating tires and balancing wheels.The recommended tire pressure for a vehicle's tires is printed on a sticker on the inside of the driver's side doorjamb. A lot of engineering goes into calculating the correct pressure, so it's an important number for PEQUANNOCK vehicle owners to know. Not following this recommendation can throw off the suspension system and can lead to tire damage. Underinflated tires wear out more quickly than properly inflated tires. Vehicles also get better traction and handling on properly inflated tires. Check your tire pressure at least once a week and add air if necessary.Do ... read more

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Tires and Wheels
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