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When Should You Replace Your Car’s Timing Belt?

When Should You Replace Your Car’s Timing Belt?

A part of preventative maintenance is the regular inspection of your vehicle’s belts. The timing belt is a belt next to the engine that needs to be maintained in good condition to keep your car running smoothly. You should always replace this belt before it breaks.    The timing belt has a toothed texture. In some cars, it is in a chain form. Both timing belts and timing chains allow the perfect synchronization of the crankshaft and camshaft. The timing belt times the opening and closing of engine valves and prevents the piston from striking the valves.    Rubber belts and chains aren’t resistant to breaking forever. Over time, they can become worn, loose, and eventually break. If you fail to replace the timing belt before it breaks, the engine can fail completely. And your car will not run without a timing belt.    When the timing belt breaks, you may hear the piston and valves striking each other. Depending on how severe the damages are ... read more

Summer Maintenance Checklist for Your Vehicle

Summer Maintenance Checklist for Your Vehicle

Your car needs a little additional care after a season of chilly temperatures, severe weather, and even some road salt. Now that summer is in full swing, get ready for safe, warm-weather driving! Here are some tips for your car maintenance checklist to keep you and your family safer on the road: Get The Battery in Your Car Tested and Replaced, If Needed Your automobile battery can be close to death after the winter. Your battery had to work harder because of the delayed chemical reactions brought on by low temperatures. High temperatures are approaching right now, poised to vaporize necessary battery fluids and hasten corrosion. Plan To Change the Oil and Oil Filter An engine's health is maintained by routine oil changes. Motor oil naturally takes up contaminants as it cools and lubricates the engine. Because of this, routine oil and filter changes are crucial. Your motor oil can no longer do its job and safeguard your engine if it is too old ... read more

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

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