Monthly Archives: November 2018

Tire Maintenance in PEQUANNOCK

With the recent focus in the PEQUANNOCK area on improving fuel economy, we've been told how important it is to maintain our tire pressure.PEQUANNOCK drivers know that tires wear out, but we want to make them last as long as possible because they're not cheap to replace. In addition to saving gas, properly inflated tires last longer. Underinflated tires will wear out more quickly.Some people in PEQUANNOCK wonder if they should add a few extra pounds of pressure when they fill up their tires. Bad idea. In fact, there are very good reasons not to overinflate your tires. For one, the middle of the tread will wear unevenly because the full tread is not contacting the road properly. That also adversely affects your handling. Stop by BOCK AUTOMOTIVE to see about tire maintenance for your vehicle. BOCK AUTOMOTIVE1 IRVING STPEQUANNOCK, NJ 07440973-694-1606http://www.bockautomotive.com Every vehicl ... read more

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Tires and Wheels

Emergency Items for PEQUANNOCK

Safe NJ travel starts with preventive maintenance and good vehicle care at BOCK AUTOMOTIVE. But there are other things PEQUANNOCK residents can do to prepare for emergencies on the road. Here's some auto advice that can help you plan for emergencies, and just may save your life — or someone else's.First, PEQUANNOCK auto owners should consider keeping an auto emergency kit in their vehicle. The kit should contain items that will allow you to deal with common emergencies on the road.Some items you should carry in your vehicle include jumper cables (or a booster box), flares, a flashlight and some basic hand tools. Other useful items include gloves, two quarts of oil, some antifreeze, water and everything you need to change a tire. You might also consider a can of tire inflator, which is a great temporary fix for minor flats.But taking care of your vehicl ... read more

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Safety

All About Your TPMS in PEQUANNOCK

PEQUANNOCK drivers know that underinflated tires wear out more quickly. Underinflation is also a major cause of tire failure for NJ auto owners. More flats, blow outs, skids and longer stopping distances are all results of underinflated tires.It's hard for many PEQUANNOCK drivers to tell when a radial tire is underinflated. If your owner’s manual recommends 35 pounds of pressure, your tire is considered significantly under-inflated at 26 pounds. The tire may not look low until it gets below 20 pounds.Uncle Sam to the rescue! A recent U.S. federal law required vehicle manufacturer’s to include a Tire Pressure Monitoring System - or TPMS system - in all vehicles. Many Canadian vehicles have them as well.  The system is a dashboard mounted warning light that goes off if one or more of the tires falls 25% below its pressure recommendations.Obviously, all of this doesn't come free for PEQUANNOCK car owners. Gov ... read more

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Tires and Wheels

Breathe Free in PEQUANNOCK: Cabin Air Filter Replacement at BOCK AUTOMOTIVE

There are a lot of new features, both optional and standard, on PEQUANNOCK drivers' vehicles these days. One you may not have heard of is called a cabin air filter. Simply put, its job is to keep the air in the passenger compartment of your car nice and clean.A cabin air filter is similar to the filter you use on your furnace at home in PEQUANNOCK. Cabin air filters can catch particles down to three microns. By comparison, a grain of sand is 200 microns. So cabin air filters are effective against dust, dirt, pollen, mold spores and most pollutants in our PEQUANNOCK area atmosphere. Good news if you suffer from any types of allergies, or if you live in an area in NJ prone to air pollution.Cabin air filters are generally located in the engine compartment or under the dashboard. They can be tricky to access and replace, so you'll probably want to go to your friendly and knowledgeable service advisor at BOCK AUTOMOTIVE ... read more

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Cabin Air Filter
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