Monthly Archives: May 2019

Air Conditioning Maintenance at BOCK AUTOMOTIVE in PEQUANNOCK

Air Conditioning Maintenance at BOCK AUTOMOTIVE in PEQUANNOCK

Warm weather or cold, PEQUANNOCK drivers still need to think about their vehicle's air conditioning. Most PEQUANNOCK people don't service their air conditioning until after it fails. At BOCK AUTOMOTIVE, we can advise you on your vehicle manufacturers preventive maintenance schedules for air conditioning service, just as we do for transmission service, oil changes and so on. Maintaining your air conditioning system means that you always have enough refrigerant to properly do the job. Small leaks in the vehicle's air conditioning system allow the refrigerant to escape and the system can't cool the air as well. We see that a lot at BOCK AUTOMOTIVE in PEQUANNOCK.The refrigerant also contains oil that lubricates air conditioning components and keeps the seals resilient. Low refrigerant and lubricating oil means that the air conditioning parts will wear out prematurely, and all PEQUANNOCK vehicle owners know that air conditioning repairs can b ... read more

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Air Conditioning

Things Aren't Always What They Seem

If you drive, you know at some point, something's going to go wrong with your vehicle.  And sometimes, it's pretty easy to figure out what's wrong, like a flat tire.  But sometimes your vehicle's symptoms can be really puzzling. One driver in NJ was heading to work on a hot July day and noticed when he pressed the accelerator, sometimes it wouldn't do anything. He also noticed his cruise control wouldn't work and his traction control light was constantly on, very unusual. He was trying to figure it out, but none of it made any sense.  His cruise control had always worked perfectly, his traction light never had gone on before and there was never any issue pressing on the accelerator. It was time to take his car in for a professional diagnosis, and boy, was he surprised that it was a freak accident he'd had the previous WINTER that was the root of his problems.  You see, in January, his car had slipped on ice when he was in reverse and had gently tapped a tree.  ... read more

Treat Your Vehicle to Good Tires at BOCK AUTOMOTIVE

Treat Your Vehicle to Good Tires at BOCK AUTOMOTIVE

When we shop for shoes, most of us know that we can get two pairs of cheap shoes or one good pair for about the same price. And since the two cheap pairs wear out in about the same time as the good pair, there really is no difference in cost. If you like having a closet full of shoes to match your moods and outfits, then cheap shoes can be what you want. But if you spend a lot of time on your feet, you probably know that cheap shoes can come with an added cost of sore feet and other foot ailments. When you add in the benefits of comfort and protection, the more expensive shoes are actually the better value.Buying tires at BOCK AUTOMOTIVE in PEQUANNOCK is a lot like buying shoes, except that PEQUANNOCK vehicles don't have changeable apparel and don't need a closet full of tires to match. Vehicles spend a lot of time on their tires—all the time, in fact—so they need tires that can stand up to the job. Tires are work shoes ... read more

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Tires and Wheels

Vive la Differential at BOCK AUTOMOTIVE in PEQUANNOCK

Vive la Differential at BOCK AUTOMOTIVE in PEQUANNOCK

There are a lot of drivers in PEQUANNOCK who are due for a differential service, but had never heard of a differential before.With front-wheel drive being so common in NJ these days, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most PEQUANNOCK folks don't even have to think about it. And rear-wheel drive differentials don't need to be serviced for years, so it's understandable that it's not something on the top of your mind. It's not uncommon for people in PEQUANNOCK to not know they have a differential, let alone know that it needs service.To better understand what a differential does, think about a track at any NJ high school. There are lanes marked off on the track. For the longer distance races, the starting lines are staggered. The starting lines for the outside lanes are ahead of the starting lines for the inside lanes. That's to compensate for the longer length of the outside lanes. Staggering the starting lines means that each runner ... read more

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Drive Train
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