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Maintaining Your Diesel in PEQUANNOCK

Maintaining Your Diesel in PEQUANNOCK

Diesel engines have been used extensively in Europe and Asia for many years. They haven't been as common in the PEQUANNOCK area because of the high sulfur content in our diesel fuel. But the government is now mandating lower sulfur content and, as a result, we are going to see more PEQUANNOCK diesel-fueled vehicles on the road, especially in passenger cars and SUV's.Diesels are popular in NJ because they get better fuel economy than gas-powered engines. They also last longer. Modern diesel engines are quiet and powerful. And if you associate diesel engines with black smoke, then you're not up with the times. That smoke is a thing of the past.Diesels don't produce any more pollutants than gasoline engines. The pollution standards for diesel-powered vehicles are as strict in NJ as for other vehicles.Also, diesel engines can run on bio-diesel fuels as well as fossil fuels. Diesel fuel can be produced from vegetable oil or from cellulosic ... read more

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To Save Gas Around PEQUANNOCK: Keep up with Your Scheduled Service

To Save Gas Around PEQUANNOCK: Keep up with Your Scheduled Service

  One topic that hits the news in NJ on a regular basis is the price of gas. The answer for some NJ drivers is to buy a vehicle that gets better fuel economy. For those of us in PEQUANNOCK who don't want to add a car payment to our monthly expenses, we need to improve our fuel economy any way we can.Following recommended service intervals by coming into BOCK AUTOMOTIVE is one of the best ways people in PEQUANNOCK can keep their vehicle running efficiently. That means better fuel economy. When you give it some thought, it only makes sense. Dirty oil or transmission fluid can't lubricate or clean. That means more drag which reduces fuel economy.Keeping up with scheduled oil changes and transmission services will save gas for NJ drivers.Dirty engine air filters are another efficiency pirate. They rob your engine of enough air to effectively burn the fuel, so you need more gas to get the job done. Replacing a dirty air filter can pay for itself in fuel savings before the next oil chan ... read more

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Service to Improve Fuel Economy

Service to Improve Fuel Economy

The price of gas in NJ has got people in PEQUANNOCK talking. It seems that PEQUANNOCK folks who need a bigger vehicle to carry family and gear, or provide four wheel drive, are hit especially hard. That is why we thought it would be good to review some things that anyone can do to improve fuel economy. First let's start with how we drive around NJ. People in PEQUANNOCK may not realize that they can really save on gas by just changing a few driving habits. One of the biggest is jackrabbit starts - you know, flooring the gas as soon as the light turns green. That really wastes a lot of fuel. Building up your speed at a slower pace uses less fuel and is easier on your engine and drive train. And don't drive with one foot on the brake. That's also a drag on fuel economy, and it wears out your brakes faster, too. Another thing PEQUANNOCK drivers can do is drive more slowly - but only when it's safe. Sometimes on the freeway we drive an extr ... read more

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The BOCK AUTOMOTIVE Guide to Saving Fuel: Get Rid of Dirty Oil

A lot of us drivers are asking ourselves the same question lately: how can we save on fuel? PEQUANNOCK area residents are all cutting back, if not in fuel consumption, then in other areas of our lives. Preventive Maintenance Preventive maintenance is an important way people in PEQUANNOCK can conserve fuel by improving fuel economy. And one of the easiest and most effective ways to do that is to keep the oil in our vehicle adequate and clean.Oil lubricates your vehicle engine and keeps it running smoothly. If you're running low, there is increased friction in your engine. Friction creates drag, which means it takes more fuel to keep the vehicle motor running. This all translates to lower fuel economy.Check your oil to make sure the engine is getting all it needs. Your owner's manual and service advisor at BOCK AUTOMOTIVE will tell you the proper weight and type of oil for your vehicle. Responsible Car Care Dirty oil grits up your engine, which also ... read more

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Fuel System Cleaning the Professional Way at BOCK AUTOMOTIVE

Your fuel system needs to be clean to do its job properly. When it gets dirty, the results are lower engine performance, reduced fuel economy and impaired safety. It can even lead to costly repair bills for PEQUANNOCK drivers. So keep your fuel system clean as part of your routine preventive maintenance.Fuel injectors have replaced carburetors in most of today's vehicles. These injectors deliver better fuel economy than a carburetor, but they can be compromised by rust, dirt and other contaminants. They need to be clean to maintain the correct pressure, spray pattern and volume of delivered fuel so that the vehicle engine can run at peak efficiency.There are products on the market that PEQUANNOCK vehicle owners can add to their gas tank that will help keep your fuel injectors clean. These products will keep a clean fuel system clean but have trouble cleaning a system that has already gotten gummed up.If your fuel system needs a major cleaning, BOCK AUTOMOTIVE can help ... read more

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Professional Fuel System Cleaning

Professional Fuel System Cleaning

Getting adequate fuel to your engine is very important for performance, fuel economy and safety. In order to accomplish this, your fuel system needs to be clean.Today's production cars have fuel injectors, rather than a carburetor. The injectors need to be cleaned from time to time in order to deliver the fuel with the correct pressure, spray pattern and volume.PEQUANNOCK drivers can buy fuel system cleaners that you pour into your gas tank to help maintain an already clean fuel system; however, they can't do a major cleaning. For that, you need to see BOCK AUTOMOTIVE in PEQUANNOCK. We have the tools and chemicals to do the job right. Our friendly and knowledgeable team at BOCK AUTOMOTIVE can remove particles, gum and varnish from your fuel system and get those injectors running cleanly and efficiently. You'll find BOCK AUTOMOTIVE at 1 IRVING ST in PEQUANNOCK, NJ 07440. Or just give us a call at 973-694-1606 to schedule an appointment. You'll enjoy more power, better fuel economy and r ... read more

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Introduction to Diesels for PEQUANNOCK, NJ

Introduction to Diesels for PEQUANNOCK, NJ

Something you're going to be hearing a lot about around PEQUANNOCK, NJ, is diesel engines. We're not talking about semi-trucks and buses; we're talking about diesel engine cars, pick-ups and SUVs.Most people in NJ are surprised to learn that around half the cars on the road in Europe have diesel engines. Nearly all import brands offer a range of diesel engines abroad – even the ultra-luxury brands like Mercedes and BMW. For the most part, these diesel engines haven't been available in PEQUANNOCK, NJ. But that's about to change.In the past, North American diesel fuel has had a much higher sulfur content than European fuel. Recent environmental laws have required changes in diesel formulation and emissions standards here in PEQUANNOCK, NJ, so we are now ready to start seeing more diesel options offered over the next few years.Why are so many PEQUANNOCK drivers interested in diesel engines? Well first off, diesel fuel is more energy dense. There's more power in a ba ... read more

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How Do You Save Gas in PEQUANNOCK, NJ?

How Do You Save Gas in PEQUANNOCK, NJ?

No one in PEQUANNOCK, NJ, likes to spend a chunk of change at the gas pump. Rising NJ fuel prices, however, have spurred PEQUANNOCK drivers to focus on how to improve their fuel economy. North Americans literally drive billions of miles/kilometers less each month during times of high fuel prices. But we still need to drive (we love our vehicles, after all!), so it makes sense to try and increase our fuel economy however we can.Let's look at a real life example. This man has one of those really big SUVs. Lots of kids and horses to haul around, you know. His family was planning a four day camping trip. Here's what he did to cut his fuel costs:First, he installed a new, high flow engine air filter. Then he had his service center change his oil, flush his cooling system and service his front and rear differentials along with the transfer case. He also had a fuel system cleaning, replaced his PCV valve and breather element. He also made sure his tires were ... read more

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Fuel Saving Tip: Dirty Oil in Your PEQUANNOCK Vehicle

Fuel Saving Tip: Dirty Oil in Your PEQUANNOCK Vehicle

If you're a quart low in your vehicle, there isn't enough motor oil to lubricate your engine properly. The extra friction causes drag that reduces fuel economy while you're driving around the PEQUANNOCK area.The same goes for dirty oil; it doesn't reduce friction properly. The result is you get to watch those numbers at your local PEQUANNOCK gas pump rolling higher and higher.The transmission also needs the proper amount of clean fluid to do its work. When it's in need of service, the transmission drags your fuel economy down.So keep it clean at BOCK AUTOMOTIVE  and give yourself a fighting chance. BOCK AUTOMOTIVE 1 IRVING ST PEQUANNOCK, NJ 07440 973-694-1606 http://www.bockautomotive.com

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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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