Monthly Archives: November 2017

Automotive Tips from BOCK AUTOMOTIVE: Alignment Inspection

Uneven tire wear, the car pulling to one side or a steering wheel that is off-center are signs for PEQUANNOCK drivers that their wheels may be out of alignment.When doing an alignment inspection, the service advisor at BOCK AUTOMOTIVE will inspect your tires for uneven wear as well as suspension and steering parts for signs of wear or damage. He?ll also compare your current alignment with the vehicle manufacturer?s settings.Your vehicle owner?s manual will have a recommendation for when to check alignment. Of course, this recommendation is based on normal driving. If you have been in a crash, hit a curb/pothole, frequently drive off-road around PEQUANNOCK, or notice any symptoms of misalignment, have your BOCK AUTOMOTIVE service advisor perform an important alignment check.BOCK AUTOMOTIVE1 IRVING STPEQUANNOCK, NJ 07440973-694-1606http://www.bockautomotive.com

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Alignment

The Right Fluids for Your Vehicle

The Right Fluids for Your Vehicle

The current vehicles in the market have over a century of engineering behind them. They have evolved into complex and powerful machines. Developments in their engines, however, have coincided with advances in many other vehicle components, including the fluids.It's up to people in PEQUANNOCK to always use the right type of fluid for their vehicle. Your service advisor and your owner's manual are resources for auto advice on exactly what types of fluid your vehicle needs. Improper fluids can damage your vehicle and void your warranty.Some of the fluids that have changed significantly in recent years are cooling system fluid, brake fluid, transmission fluid and motor oil. Each of these comes in many varieties now, and it's hard to know exactly which one your vehicle needs.Cooling systems were once made of iron, steel and rubber. One coolant could be used to protect all of these materials. But new cooling systems have components m ... read more

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Fluids

Blind Spot Safety for PEQUANNOCK Driving

Blind Spot Safety for PEQUANNOCK Driving

Blind spots may be a good thing when it comes to a spouse's annoying habits, but when driving an automobile in PEQUANNOCK, they are definitely to be avoided. So, while it's not good marital advice, it's good auto advice to minimize your own blind spots and stay out of other PEQUANNOCK drivers' blind spots, especially when it comes to large, heavy vehicles like trucks and buses.First, minimize your own blind spots. Do this before you pull out of the driveway or parking space. Adjust your rearview mirror so that you see as much of the area behind you as possible. And, no, this doesn't include the passengers in the back seat. The rearview mirror isn't designed to be a baby monitor.Next, lean to the side until your head almost touches the driver's side window. Now adjust the driver's side mirror so that it just catches the side of the vehicle. Then, lean to the middle of the car and adjust the passenger's side mirror in the same wa ... read more

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Safety

PEQUANNOCK Drivers: Get Fresh Air Inside Your Car

Let's talk about air quality in PEQUANNOCK. It's a global issue, but affects us wherever we are. Many decades ago, PEQUANNOCK drivers began to become aware of how air pollution negatively affects health. But what about the air inside your vehicle?Now, it's only been in the last few years that cabin air filters have become common in PEQUANNOCK. You can look in your owner's manual to see if you have one. If you do, there'll be a recommendation for replacing it when it gets dirty. If you live in an area of NJ where there's a lot of dust, pollen or pollution, you may need to change it more often.You can also ask your friendly and knowledgeable service advisor at BOCK AUTOMOTIVE in PEQUANNOCK. How hard is it to change an air filter on a car? It depends on your vehicle. Some are quite accessible; others take some doing to get to them. They're usually in the engine compartment or under the dashboard.Because cabin air filters are so new on the scene, some people haven't h ... read more

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Cabin Air Filter

Winter Tires

What type of technology do you use? Do you prefer an 8-track tape or an iPod? When it comes to winter tires, much of PEQUANNOCK driver's perception dates back to when 8-track was the best way to listen to the Bee Gees.Twenty years ago in NJ, winter tires differed from highway tires only in their tread design. NJ drivers called them snow tires back then, and they had big, knobby lugs that were designed to give good traction in deep snow. They had the same rubber compound as regular tires and they weren't very good on ice, packed snow or wet NJ roads. They were not even very good on dry roads. They really helped in deep or loose snow, but they did a poor job the rest of the time. They were loud and rode hard. People couldn't wait to get them off in the spring.Then all-season tires started to appear in PEQUANNOCK tire shops. All-season tires are really a compromise between summer and winter performance. They have acceptable hot weather ride and tread life and can get NJ drivers through mi ... read more

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Tires and Wheels
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