Category Archives: Service Standards

On Board Diagnostics for Your vehicle

On Board Diagnostics for Your vehicle

Today we're going to talk about on-board diagnostics and the questions we hear from folks around PEQUANNOCK, NJ, who need answers about diagnostic services. They want to know what diagnostics are, what's involved and what the benefits are. They really want to understand the value of diagnostic scans by a trained technician in PEQUANNOCK.These are valid concerns. If you don't understand something it's really hard to know its value. Let's start with some history.Since 1996, all cars and light trucks in PEQUANNOCK, NJ, have been required to use a standardized diagnostic system to help repair technicians determine what's wrong with your vehicle. The diagnostic system works with the vehicle's Engine Control Module – the computer that controls many engine functions.The computer monitors dozens of components and processes. Depending on what the sensors read, the computer will make adjustments to compensate for conditions and minor problems. When there is a condition that it can't adjust ... read more

Service Center Standard and Procedures

Service Center Standard and Procedures

All NJ pilots have checklists for every aspect of flying. They always use their checklists even if they only have two steps on them. They do this simply because a checklist is a great way to not forget steps. It is also how they can assure a predictable outcome. That is why PEQUANNOCK automotive service centers including BOCK AUTOMOTIVE have procedural standards for each service they perform. BOCK AUTOMOTIVE technicians are trained step by step. And they perform the procedures step by step, the same way each time. By training to procedural standards, NJ service centers can assure a quality outcome. The job is done right every time and PEQUANNOCK customers leave happy with how their vehicle performs. Each company trains its technicians to standards. The NJ automotive industry as a whole is very committed to standards of excellence and encourages individual NJ service center operators to apply them to every vehicle they service. An example is how BOCK AUTOMO ... read more

On Board Diagnostics for PEQUANNOCK Motorists

On Board Diagnostics for PEQUANNOCK Motorists

Some PEQUANNOCK vehicle owners wonder why BOCK AUTOMOTIVE and other PEQUANNOCK auto repair shops charge a fee for vehicle diagnostics. Receiving a diagnostic charge at BOCK AUTOMOTIVE for a tricky automotive problem shouldn't be a surprise. In the PEQUANNOCK area, automotive diagnostics can cover quite a range. If you hear a noise in your vehicle brakes when you slow down in rush-hour traffic on a busy NJ road, you pull off at the next off-ramp and take a quick visual check. That is usually enough to know what needs to be done. If you're having an intermittent problem with your vehicle engine, however, a BOCK AUTOMOTIVE diagnosis may be much more involved.Much of the PEQUANNOCK driver's confusion comes when the problem involves the Check Engine light. The Check Engine light comes on when the engine management computer has sensed a problem. There's a common misconception among NJ drivers that the trouble code tells the BOCK AUTOMOTIVE technician exactly what's wrong. They wonder wh ... read more

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