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Defensive Driving in PEQUANNOCK, NJ

Defensive Driving in PEQUANNOCK, NJ

  There was a man in the PEQUANNOCK area who learned that most car accidents occur within a mile of home – so he moved. (Just kidding!)When we think of defensive driving, we often focus on our local NJ highway situations. The fact of the matter is we need to be just as careful close to home in PEQUANNOCK, because that's where we do most of our driving. We can't let our familiar surroundings keep us from driving defensively.Defensive driving begins with the proper attitude. Have in mind that you won't let anyone take your safety away from you. You'll be aware of your surroundings, road conditions, other vehicles and hazards. And the first person to be concerned with is you: start with your own environment.Don't leave without securing all occupants including children and pets. Watch for loose items that can become projectiles during evasive maneuvers.Driving too fast or too slow increases the chance of an accident.Never drive impaired: Alcohol is a factor ... read more

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The Straight and Narrow: Power Steering Service at BOCK AUTOMOTIVE

The Straight and Narrow: Power Steering Service at BOCK AUTOMOTIVE

Service to a vehicle's power steering system is part of preventive maintenance for  PEQUANNOCK auto owners. This system provides power to the steering wheel so you can turn it with ease. Without power steering, all of the power to turn your vehicle's wheels would have to come from you.The central element of most power steering systems is a pump. The pump pressurizes the power steering fluid, and it is this pressure that provides auxiliary steering power. A belt connected to the engine usually powers the pump, although some systems use an electric pump. Some newer vehicles have an electric motor that directly provides the power steering boost.Pressurized fluid moves from the pump to the steering gear through a high-pressure hose. A low-pressure hose returns fluid to the pump. Power steering fluid cleans, cools and lubricates the system.PEQUANNOCK drivers should remember that fluid levels in the power steering system should be checked at every ... read more

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Stay Headed in the Right Direction, PEQUANNOCK

Stay Headed in the Right Direction, PEQUANNOCK

Power steering is standard on nearly every vehicle in PEQUANNOCK, NJ, these days. Now there are some exotic, new types of power steering systems, but for the most part, the general setup is a pump that's driven by a belt powered by the engine. Contact the automotive professionals at BOCK AUTOMOTIVE in PEQUANNOCK for questions about your power steering. The pump generates power that assists drivers as they steer their vehicle around PEQUANNOCK, NJ. Power steering systems use hoses to move pressurized fluid back and forth. These hoses can develop leaks so it's a good idea to have BOCK AUTOMOTIVE inspect them at every oil change. A check of the power steering fluid level is on the list for every full service oil change at BOCK AUTOMOTIVE because low fluid can damage the power steering pump. And the fluid needs to be compatible with the hoses and seals, so it's important to use the correct type – just ask your service advisor at BOCK ... read more

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