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4 Reasons to Get Your Transmission Serviced

4 Reasons to Get Your Transmission Serviced

Next to your engine, there is nothing more important than the transmission system. The engine provides power to the vehicle, but the transmission is what actually makes it move. Like the engine, your transmission also needs periodic maintenance to stay healthy. The good news is transmission service isn't required as often as oil changes. Still, it is something that must be done when the time comes. How Often Should I Have My Transmission Serviced? This will vary somewhat from vehicle to vehicle and driver to driver. The general rule of thumb is somewhere between every 30,000 and 60,000 miles. Some older vehicles or those that are driven harder than average (up steep hills, carrying/towing heavy loads, etc.) may require transmission service more often. Other cars that aren't pushed too hard may be able to go a little longer in between transmission maintenance. At the very least, you will want to have your transmission fluid checked with every service vis ... read more

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Preparing Your Car for the Rainy Season

Preparing Your Car for the Rainy Season

The fall season is here and that usually means more rain in Northern Delaware. We will even encounter some ice and snow as the winter season approaches. Bad weather can impact your visibility as a driver, as well as the vehicle's handling. It's important to be safe and keep your car running right no matter what the weather brings. Here are a few automotive services to consider this time of year: Tire Care You depend on your tires to effectively grip the road. Wet or icy conditions can severely compromise your traction when you need it most. Make sure your tires are in good shape with healthy, even treads. Get them rotated regularly and replace them if the tread levels are getting too low. Brake Service Obviously, your brake system is extremely important in bad weather conditions. You need to be able to stop and slow ... read more

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First-Time Customer Recommends Fox Run Auto

First-Time Customer Recommends Fox Run Auto

Sharon recently visited Fox Run Auto for the first time after a recommendation from her niece. Her car needed repairs and she wanted an honest assessment from a trustworthy mechanic. Our team took the time to inspect her vehicle and walk her through a detailed inspection report before proceeding with any repair services. That is our standard process at Fox Run Auto. "They provided very professional and timely service," Sharon says. "Rob [Hurt, Lead Service Advisor] took time to explain everything and helped me understand my options. My niece referred me here as I live in MD but work in DE." The initial vehicle inspection is the most important step in the process at ... read more

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5 Benefits of Tire Rotations

5 Benefits of Tire Rotations

Oil changes and tire rotations are the two most common types of automotive maintenance services. They are generally done at the same time. That makes it easier to remember and you can kill two birds with one stone during your vehicle maintenance visits. Some people like to do their own oil changes at home if they know what they are doing. Rotating the tires can be a little trickier without a proper lift. What is a Tire Rotation? The idea behind rotating the tires is pretty simple. You switch the wheels and tires around. In most cases, the rear tires will be moved to the front (generally switching sides, as well) and the front tires will move to the back. Most mechanics will follow standard tire rotation patterns based on the vehicle's drive system. In other words, an all-wheel drive car or 4x4 truck may have a different pattern than ... read more

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What To Do When Your Car Engine Overheats

What To Do When Your Car Engine Overheats

With the weather still hot in Delaware, there are a few things that you should be on the lookout for when it comes to your car. Extremely hot temperatures can put stress on your engine and cause it to overheat. If you don’t take the right steps, you can bring about extensive engine damage. So if you are looking for information on what to do if your vehicle overheats, you’ve come to the right place. Fox Run Auto is here to provide you with the necessary steps to take when your engine overheats: 1) Turn the Air Conditioning Off and Heat On The initial step you can take when you notice your car engine running hot is to turn off the air conditioner. While it may sound odd at first, switching to the heater can be useful as it will carry the hot air away from the motor. Whereas, having the A/C on can worsen the overheating. 2) Pull Over If the engine continues to stay hot or gets hotter, you may need to pull over. At this point, you might even see steam or smoke coming out fr ... read more

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