Monthly Archives: February 2018

The Easy Way to Save Cash in PEQUANNOCK

The hottest NJ news story may be different every day, but there's one topic that seems to come up over and over again – the price of gas in PEQUANNOCK. If you feel like most of your paycheck goes into your gas tank, this post is for you. Here are several basic things people in PEQUANNOCK can do to greatly reduce their gas consumption, save money, and help the environment. You can really improve your fuel economy by how you drive – but first, here's a review of things you can do for your vehicle that'll save gas no matter how you drive.The first one for PEQUANNOCK drivers is keeping tires properly inflated. That can save 2 miles per gallon/.85 km per liter. Driving on low tires is like driving through sand – your car just has to work harder. Most PEQUANNOCK service centers will fill up your tires for free, so just ask BOCK AUTOMOTIVE. Also, make a habit of checking your tire pressure whenever you fill up. Many PEQUANNOCK gas stations have an air hos ... read more

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Breathe Deep in PEQUANNOCK With a New Cabin Air Filter

Poor interior air quality is nothing to sneeze at, and PEQUANNOCK auto owners might be interested to know that more and more new cars are coming equipped with a cabin air filter. Check your vehicle owner's manual, but they typically need to be replaced at around 12,000 to 15,000 miles (19,000 to 24,000 kilometers).The filter is usually under the vehicle hood or under the dashboard. Some are a little tricky to get to, so you'll want to have your friendly and knowledgeable BOCK AUTOMOTIVE service advisor take care of replacing them.As we said, many PEQUANNOCK people don't realize they have a cabin air filter and come to BOCK AUTOMOTIVE saying "my vents are smelling bad." It usually turns out to be a dirty cabin air filter. A switch out and they're on their way, smelling sweet.PEQUANNOCK residents who suffer from allergies can really benefit from a cabin air filter as it keeps irritants to a minimum.If you're one of them, you'll want to replace your ... read more

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Cabin Air Filter

Cool Running in PEQUANNOCK

Unless you live in Death Valley, you really don't hear much any more about cars overheating. That's because cooling systems in vehicles have been much improved. That doesn't mean you can't overheat your vehicle engine, though. Without proper preventive maintenance, you could still find yourself on the side of the road in PEQUANNOCK waiting for your vehicle engine to cool down.When you service your cooling system at BOCK AUTOMOTIVE, your technician will check the condition of the coolant. It can become corrosive over time, which can damage a radiator — leading to an overheated engine. Changing the coolant periodically is good vehicle care. Your vehicle owner's manual can give you guidelines on how often to replace it.If your engine overheated, your friendly and knowledgeable service advisor will also check your coolant system for leaks. Check the vehicle radiator for cracks ... read more

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Cooling System

Fall and Spring Checkup in PEQUANNOCK

When I was a kid, my dad always made sure he took the cars in for Spring and Fall checkups. I was telling a friend that it's about time to get into BOCK AUTOMOTIVE for a checkup and he said that he read on the internet that modern cars don't need seasonal service.My friend is (technically) right about some things, but from a practical standpoint, a seasonal check up still makes sense.Back when my dad was teaching me about how to take care of the family vehicle, most of them used a different weight of oil in the winter and in the summer. But most of today's modern engines run the same oil year round. High-tech engines and high-tech motor oils are better able to handle the seasonal changes.Your owner's manual or PEQUANNOCK service advisor at BOCK AUTOMOTIVE can tell you the right oil to use.Of course, you're concerned about the coolant or antifreeze. You don't want to overheat in the NJ summer or freeze up in the wi ... read more

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Maintenance
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