Monthly Archives: October 2017

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Wheel Bearings

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Wheel Bearings

Why are wheel bearings for PEQUANNOCK vehicles important? It's simple: your wheel bearings keep the wheels on your vehicle. In today's BOCK AUTOMOTIVE post, we'll discuss more about wheel bearings and how you can make sure they can do their very job while you drive around PEQUANNOCK, NJ. Wheel bearings are pretty simple parts. They're made of high quality steel and are engineered to last 100,000 miles (160,000)  or more if properly cared for. The bearings do two jobs: First, they allow the wheel to freely rotate with as little friction as possible. Second, they support the weight of the vehicle. For example, if your car weighs 3,600 pounds (1600 kilogram), each wheel has to support approximately 900 pounds (400 kilograms). That's a lot of heavy lifting over those long distances.Even though wheel bearings are pretty straightforward, they need to be in near perfect condition to do their job for PEQUANNOCK vehicles. The bearings are packed with heavy grease to lubric ... read more

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Tires and Wheels

Can Car Scent Keep You Safe on NJ Roads?

Here's a travel tip that'll I'll bet you didn't know, and it might keep you safer...The average American commuter in NJ spends two and a half hours daily in their vehicle.The government says 100,000 auto accidents yearly are caused by drivers who fall asleep at the wheel. (Aggressive driving is the number one traffic safety concern.)So what does this have to do with how your vehicle smells while you're driving around PEQUANNOCK?Well, which scent did you think makes drivers more alert? Is it: A. Strawberry B. New Car C. Pine D. Warm Vanilla Breeze It's C. Drivers are more alert and have less fatigue with pine scent in the vehicle, according to AroMetrics.And, drivers were less angry with overall improved driving performance with strawberry and pine scents.And you thought they just smelled nice. BOCK AUTOMOTIVE1 IRVING STPEQUANNOCK, NJ 07440973-694-1606http://www.bockautomotive ... read more

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Automotive News

Hey PEQUANNOCK Drivers: How Do You Save Gas?

Higher PEQUANNOCK fuel prices aren't going away any time soon. That's not good news for our wallets. A lot of PEQUANNOCK drivers are trying to find ways to cut down on fuel consumption and hang on to some of their hard-earned money.North Americans drive billions of miles less during months of high fuel prices. That's right, billions. Of course NJ vehicle owners can't stop driving altogether, so we still need to find other ways to cut fuel bills.Preventive maintenance at BOCK AUTOMOTIVE in PEQUANNOCK and good vehicle care can actually pay for themselves by lowering our fuel consumption. Here's a real-life example of how that can work.A family planned a four-day camping trip. Before leaving, they took their SUV into BOCK AUTOMOTIVE for an oil change. They flushed the cooling system, serviced all three differentials and cleaned the fuel system. They replaced the PCV valve and breather element. Then they checked the tires to ensure they had enough air ... read more

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Fuel Economy

How to Get Better Gas Mileage in PEQUANNOCK

How to Get Better Gas Mileage in PEQUANNOCK

There is no escaping it: things work better when you take care of them. Something most of us in PEQUANNOCK can relate to is our computers. You've probably noticed how they get slower and slower over time. It takes longer to start up and programs take forever to load. Eventually, many of us just get a new computer at our nearest PEQUANNOCK computer store. But computer experts know that there are things you can do to delay the need for a new computer purchase. You can run utilities that clean off temporary files and clean your memory registry. You can optimize your hard drive and a number of other things.What you're doing is maintaining your computer to make it efficient. It's the same thing with your vehicle. You maintain it to make it more efficient. It works the way it was designed to and that means it uses less fuel while you drive around PEQUANNOCK. And you save money.To help organize our discussion, let's think of things that rob us of fuel economy in ... read more

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Fuel System
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