Monthly Archives: June 2018

BOCK AUTOMOTIVE and the Maintenance Mindset

BOCK AUTOMOTIVE and the Maintenance Mindset

When it comes to their vehicles, some PEQUANNOCKresidents don't have amaintenance mindset. They know they need to take care of their cars, but it just seems really hard to get them to remember to do it. PEQUANNOCK drivers generally accept that many things in life require regular maintenance but just may not have applied it to their vehicles.Here's something that will help: The key to good vehicle maintenance starts with the oil change. Think about it – when you go in for a full-service oil change, your friendly and knowledgeable BOCK AUTOMOTIVE service advisor will check all your fluids. If one of them is low, he can look for the reason. If your serpentine belt is cracked, he'll see it and let you know. Corroded battery cable – they've got you covered. And at BOCK AUTOMOTIVE, we check to see if your vehicle manufactur ... read more

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Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down Around PEQUANNOCK

Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down Around PEQUANNOCK

There's not much we can do about the price of gas in PEQUANNOCK, NJ, but we do quite a bit about how much we use as we're driving on our PEQUANNOCK streets.Our driving habits can dramatically affect our fuel economy.The first thing we can do is watch the 'go-pedal.' Hard acceleration just sucks the gas. Gently leave stop lights and plan lane changes so you don't need to floor it. That can save you hundreds of dollars a year.Go a little slower on the freeway. Once you're going more than 65 miles an hour (105 kilometers per hour), your fuel economy starts to drop dramatically. Leave early so you don't need to rush to be on time. And cruise control is your friend – steady speed uses less gas.Plan errands ahead. Make fewer trips by combining errands.Hey at current gas prices, a lead-foot might as well be a gold foot. BOCK AUTOMOTIVE 1 IRVING ST PEQUANNOCK, NJ 07440 973-694-1606 http://www.bockautomotive.com ... read more

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Fuel System

Coolant/Antifreeze Service at BOCK AUTOMOTIVE

Coolant/Antifreeze Service at BOCK AUTOMOTIVE

Anyone who drives a car in PEQUANNOCK knows that engines get hot when they run. But did you know that engines need to be cooled to keep running? Heat inside an engine can cause the metal parts to expand, which can seize up an engine and make it stop running. It can even ruin the entire engine! Good vehicle care requires keeping its cooling system in good condition.A vehicle's cooling system circulates water and antifreeze (coolant) through the engine where it absorbs heat. It then flows to the radiator where the water and antifreeze are cooled by the air that flows over the radiator. Then it circulates back into the vehicle's engine to absorb more heat.Why shouldn't PEQUANNOCK auto owners just use water? Because water boils at temperatures that are often reached inside of an engine. Steam won't cool your vehicle engine and is hard to contain within the cooling system. The antifreeze keeps the water from boiling.So why do w ... read more

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Cooling System

Severe Service Requirements

Severe Service Requirements

A lot of PEQUANNOCK drivers have asked whether or not they should use their severe service maintenance schedule, which is listed in their vehicle's  owner's  manual. It can be somewhat confusing, so we decided to consult an expert. Cricket Killingsworth is from QMI/Heartland, a manufacturer of automotive products and fluids. She's been in the automotive business for over 30 years and is a speaker, a trainer and a writer. Cricket says there's so much confusion on this topic because, "Most owner's manuals actually have two maintenance schedules. Sometimes these are called 'regular service' and 'severe service.' Sometimes they're simply called Schedule 1 and Schedule 2. A severe service schedule recommends that things like an oil change, air filter replacement and transmission service be done more often: either in fewer miles or in less time." Foreign and domestic vehicle manufacturers create a specific schedule for each vehicle they manufacture ... read more

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Maintenance
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