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When Should You Replace Your Brake Pads?

When Should You Replace Your Brake Pads?

Your automobile’s braking system is crucial to your safety. As a driver, you have the ultimate responsibility to ensure your brakes are healthy enough to reduce your speed or stop on time. Without proper maintenance, you could put yourself and others in danger.    A brake component that requires frequent checks and replacement is brake pads. We recommend to all drivers to always inspect the condition of their vehicles. You can check your brake pads' thickness. If it is less than ¼ inches, it is time to change them out. Besides their remaining wear, you can tell when you need your brake pads changed by keeping an eye on the following signs: Grinding Sounds Brake pads have wear indicators that make a loud sound when you push down on your worn brakes. Think of it as an audible cue to replace your brake pads. If you ignore the sound for too long, you may require additional service. Vibration When Braking If your brake pads wear unevenly, you may feel vibrat ... read more

The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift Is Auto Detailing

The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift Is Auto Detailing

If you can’t seem to figure out what to get your mom for Mother’s Day, we’ve got the perfect idea for you! Come to Bock Automotive for exquisite detailing services. No one loves a fresh clean car more than a busy, hard-working working mother.   Mom’s ride rarely stays clean. Now is the perfect time to give back for all the messes you’ve made between carpools, road trips, and meals in the car. We propose that you give her the day off and provide her vehicle with a complete makeover with Bock Automotive’s car detailing services. If you want to go above and beyond, call in a home cleaning squad too. You can't go wrong with the gift of cleanliness, and your mom won’t have to lift a finger!   A car detailing is more than the average car wash. Our professionals get everything, inside and out. Below are the typical services included in a detailing package: Vacuuming – the seats, rear cargo area, trunk, and every noook and cran ... read more

Tips to Increase Fuel Efficiency

Tips to Increase Fuel Efficiency

As you know, a penny saved is worth two pennies earned. Many investors get their investment capital from their savings. But, maybe you are worried about what to save. Worry not, as increased fuel efficiency has provided you with the solution. In addition to saving, fuel efficiency means conserving our environment. Here, you will find various tips to help you increase fuel efficiency in your car. Ensure the tires are inflated correctly Pressure in your vehicle's tires significantly impacts the vehicle's fuel economy. Reduced tire pressure increases the surface area in contact with the road, thus increasing friction. Increased friction reduces the speed and requires you to apply more gas to attain a given speed. Thus, tire pressure inspection will save you a lot. Change your engine air filters. Under normal circumstances, engines operate on a mixture of oil and air. Air filters prevent dirt from getting into the engine. Over time, the air filter may get clogged with dirt, and ... read more

Common Misconceptions About Your Vehicle's Windshield

Common Misconceptions About Your Vehicle's Windshield

Windshields need to be clean and pristine to provide you visibility, safety, and protection from outside elements. Unfortunately, most people overlook the importance of their glass windshield until something goes wrong and it becomes a driving interference. Sadly, there are too many misconceptions when it comes to this car part and auto glass repair. Today, we will discuss these myths and why they're wrong. Myth #1: Windshield can't break People believe that cars are so modernized to the point where the glass on your car is prone to cracking or shattering. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Windshields can be damaged for a number of reasons, including vandalism, extreme temperatures, accidents, and even debris. Myth #2: All windshield damages require a replacement Many drivers think that any auto glass damage requires replacing the entire windshield, which is why they are hesitant and ignore small cracks or chips. However, minor damages with less than 1/2 or 1 inch can si ... read more

What Is the Difference Between Driveline, Drivetrain, and Powertrain?

What Is the Difference Between Driveline, Drivetrain, and Powertrain?

Drivers do not often talk about a drivetrain, and when it is mentioned, it is often used interchangeably with powertrain and driveline. If you go by the book, a drivetrain consists of a vehicle's transmission, driveshaft, axles, and wheels. It works in tandem with the engine to move the wheels when you drive.  Driveline, Drivetrain, Powertrain Mechanics and motorists sometimes refer to driveline, drivetrain, and powertrain as the same thing when talking about the drivetrain system of an automobile. While it is acceptable in a casual setting, there are differences between the three. The powertrain is composed of everything that makes the vehicle move. This term includes everything from the engine to the transmission to all the other parts involved in between.  The drivetrain is the part of a car, SUV, or truck that connects the engine and transmission to the wheel axles. It includes all the driveshafts, axles, joints, differentials, and wheels. The driveline includes ... read more

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