BEAR AUTO REPAIR

Articles:

When Is It Appropriate to Use Fog Lights?

When Is It Appropriate to Use Fog Lights?

If you've ever driven in dense fog, you should know that you should never turn on your high beams. The higher the lights shine, the more light will bounce back in your direction, making it more difficult to see.  This is where fog lights come to the rescue. As the name of these devices implies, your vehicle's fog lights are made to be used while driving through heavy fog, mist, snow, and even sand and dust.  Fog lights are different from your regular headlights, which have high-beam and low-beam settings. The distinction lies in the shape of light itself. Fog lights are bar-shaped and aimed closer to the ground, and they provide short-range visibility. By contrast, your regular lights aim straight ahead and further in the distance. By lighting the ground at an angle, fog lights can prevent glare and allow you to see better in foggy conditions. Even with fog lights, you should always drive more slowly and carefully when driving through dense mist. Please keep a safe di ... read more

Honda Driver Turns to Fox Run Auto When Check Engine Light Starts Flashing

Honda Driver Turns to Fox Run Auto When Check Engine Light Starts Flashing

Mike's wife drives a Honda. When driving to work one day, her check engine light came on and started flashing. She reached out to the dealership first, but wasn't satisfied with the response they provided. That's when Mike called Fox Run Auto on her behalf. "She made it to work and then called Martin Honda to see what the issue might be," Mike says. "They said not to drive the car, to get it towed to them and they'd take a look and let her know... in two weeks, and with no loner or rental car offered!" The dealership was right in recommending she not drive the car. The check engine light can come on for any number of reasons. It could be something as simple as a loose gas cap or failing oxygen sensor. Or, it could be something much more ... read more

Categories:

Customer Stories

Keep Your Car Safe and Healthy This Winter

Keep Your Car Safe and Healthy This Winter

It's the winter season in Northern Delaware and that means you need to be extra careful when out on the road. Traction can be compromised by ice, rain and snow. Visibility may be limited by shorter days and more difficult driving conditions. One way you can be safer while driving in winter weather is to take care of your vehicle's maintenance needs. If you haven't had your car, truck or SUV serviced yet this winter, it may be time to bring it into Fox Run Auto in Bear for a tune-up or specific automotive maintenance services. Here are a few items to consider: Brakes, Wheels and Tires Where the rubber meets the road is very important to your safety as a driver, as well as for the overall health and performance of your vehicle. Your tires should be in good shape with ample tread. Some drivers may even opt to switch over to winter ... read more

Categories:

Car Care Tips

3 Resolutions for a Healthier Vehicle

3 Resolutions for a Healthier Vehicle

It's the new year and it's time to make changes for the better. For most of us, our resolutions tend to revolve around living a healthier lifestyle. Maybe you should also think about keeping your car healthier this year—and for many years to come. There are some simple steps that you can take to keep your vehicle in better shape. These tips can help you avoid costly repairs and frustrating breakdowns. Resolution #1: Regular Maintenance The easiest way to keep your vehicle in good shape is to keep up with regular preventative maintenance. Oil changes, brake services, general tune-ups and other standard services are designed to keep everything running right. We call it "preventative" maintenance for a reason. It helps prevent problems that can happen if you don't take care of your car, truck or SUV. Resolution #2: Watch Your Driving Habits Another wa ... read more

Categories:

Car Care Tips

Customer Gets Vehicle Safety Inspection at Fox Run Auto

Customer Gets Vehicle Safety Inspection at Fox Run Auto

Steven brought his car into Fox Run Auto for a general safety inspection. He wanted to make sure his vehicle was in good shape and take care of any minor issues that might be needed.  One of our automotive technicians handled the job with professionalism and care. She ran diagnostic tests and inspected the car's important systems from bumper to bumper. From the engine to the exhaust and everything in between, we cover every detail and look for common automotive issues.  "The tech rocked!" says Steven. "During the oil change, she was able to do a safety inspection, check all the car's major systems, change a bad turn signal bulb, and even find clips that matched ones missing from the underbody insulation. All this in under 2 hours!" It's always important to have things like your ... read more

Categories:

Customer Stories
Fox Run Auto Inc. is committed to ensuring effective communication and digital accessibility to all users. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and apply the relevant accessibility standards to achieve these goals. We welcome your feedback. Please call Fox Run Auto Inc. (302) 834-1200 if you have any issues in accessing any area of our website.