Check Engine Light

  • Dash Light On? We Can Fix It

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    Diagnostics are an important aspect of modern vehicle maintenance and repair. Your car or SUV is equipped with an array of computers and sensors which monitor your engine activity, and flag anything that isn’t operating as it should. At Hoff's Automotive, Inc. in Hackettstown, we are experts in performance and luxury automobile repair - and when diagnosing the problem is sometimes the most difficult part of the process, an expert is what you need. For cars like Audi, Porsche, BMW, VW, MINI, and Subaru, selecting the right shop is key to correctly diagnosing and correcting any sort of malfunction.

  • Dash Warning Lights to Watch For!

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    It doesn't matter if you are driving a car or truck, jeep or SUV, a diesel 4x4 or a classic when those dash warning lights go off the first thing you do is think "how bad is it?" and "how much will it cost me?" followed quickly by "when was my last service visit?"!!  Driving your vehicle longer safely is all about getting it serviced based on what your vehicle manual recommends and these warning lights are alerting you to a situation that requires your attention. 

    While not all warning lights are a sign that disaster is imminent, no warning indicator light should ever be ignored!

  • ECU problems and reprogramming

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    If you drive a performance or luxury vehicle made by manufacturers like BMW, Mercedes, Subaru, Land Rover, Porsche, etc., you’re probably no stranger to state of the art electronics, sensors, and control systems. At Hoff's Automotive, Inc., our technicians have the right knowledge, ability, and equipment necessary to keep your car or SUV in top-notch condition.

  • Give Your Car that Extra Boost with a Performance Engine

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    It may be time to retire your old engine, or perhaps you’re looking to boost your vehicle’s performance. Either way, you need a high-performance engine installed, and you need it done right. From bolt-in crate engines to professionally modified motors, Hoff's Automotive, Inc. in Hackettstown has a team of expert mechanics you can trust to do the quality job you’re searching for. We specialize in engine repair and replacement for high-performance automobiles like Porsche, Audi, BMW, VW, and Subaru.

  • How Do I Choose the Right Repair Shop?

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    There are many factors that go into making Hoff's Automotive, Inc. in Hackettstown, NJ a repair shop that’s above the rest.

  • How Do You Maintain Your Engine?

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    No matter what type of car, truck, or SUV you drive, maintenance is the key to giving your engine a long life. At Hoff's Automotive, Inc. in Hackettstown, NJ, we focus on keeping your engine running strong.

  • Is it time to replace your engine?

    At Hoff's Automotive, Inc. in Hackettstown, NJ, we know it isn’t always easy deciding what to do next when it comes to major engine repairs. Fortunately, that’s what we’re here for - to help you make the best decision for your situation.

  • It’s time to replace an engine...should you just replace the vehicle?

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    With all fleets and commercial vehicles, there comes a time you have to decide - do we fix this vehicle, or replace it? At Hoff's Automotive, Inc. in Hackettstown, NJ, we’re here to help you figure that out.

  • Looks Like A Problem? YES!

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    Sometimes it is EASY to see if your car or truck needs to come into our shop for professional repairs! 
    1.  You see steam rising from the engine!
    2.  The Check Engine Light is on!
    3.  The engine starts, but there is an odor that is not right.
    4.  You hear grinding or thumping noises.

  • Remanufactured Engines…Just Asking For Trouble?

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    Has the day finally come to replace your engine? If your engine is tired, worn out, and problematic, we can help at Hoff's Automotive, Inc.. First, let's take a look at remanufactured engines; what they are, what ‘remanufactured’ means and why they’re a great way to give your car a new life.

  • Sometimes it is obvious, others we have to hunt for it!

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    Here at Hoff's Automotive, Inc. in Hackettstown we often do diagnostics and sometimes the problem is obvious after hooking the car up to the computer and reading the codes.  However, sometimes it isn't obvious during a test drive or after hooking it up to all those computer programs!  You know there is a problem and a Check Engine Light is on with the fleet customer telling you the car has been having issues starting and the light has been going off and on depending on several factors.  No pattern, no simple answer but the problem becomes obvious when you start following the "threads of the issue" thanks to all that ASE Technician training.

  • Take care of it or high repair bills? Which do you prefer?

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    We see this with our fleet customers, our regular Hackettstown car pool drivers and our diesel truck drivers so it isn't just one type of driver that ends up with a nightmare on their hands costing thousands of dollars to repair, asking about the costs of a JASPER replacement engine!  The fact is your driving habits and maintenance habits can easily avoid this issue!  6 EASY STEPS - Service, Tires, Don't Ignore Service Engine Lights, Keep it Clean & Stop Driving Crazy!

  • The ABS Light - why is it on, and what should you do?

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    Have you ever noticed your dashboard ABS icon lit up? If you have it means there is an issue that needs to be diagnosed, ABS issues don’t need to be ignored long. The anti-lock braking system, or ABS, is an important feature on every modern car, truck, or SUV. It has been legally mandated since 2013 in the US but was standard on almost every vehicle even prior to that. Here’s what you need to know to make sure your ABS system doesn’t fail, from Hoff's Automotive, Inc. in Hackettstown, NJ.

  • What does the PCV System do & why is it important to you?

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    On modern vehicles, the PCV system (Positive Crankcase Ventilation System) is essential to ensuring your car or truck is ready to go when you are and remains a long-lasting, reliable vehicle. It’s much more than just emissions control - your PCV system serves multiple purposes and is quite interesting! How does it work, and what are those purposes?  Here at Hoff's Automotive, Inc. in Hackettstown, NJ, we have those answers for you!

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Hoff's Automotive, Inc.

700 Grand Ave Suite A
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
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