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3 Winter Oil Change Tips

3 Winter Oil Change Tips

The winter season is almost here in Northern Delaware. The temperatures are dropping fast and cold weather is ahead. It's always smart to think about car maintenance when the seasons change, especially this time of year. Obviously, the most important preventative maintenance step you can take is to change your oil. Whether you do it yourself or have a professional service your vehicle, now is a good time to get your oil changed before things get even colder outside. Here are 3 helpful tips for anyone thinking about getting an oil change this winter: 1. Don't Wait Too Long It's usually best to get your oil changed before the coldest weather starts to set in. This is especially true if you are already due for an oil change anyway. Old oil can cause damage within your engine, and your engine is already getting more stress ... read more

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What Is The Difference Between a Flashing vs. Steady Check Engine Light?

What Is The Difference Between a Flashing vs. Steady Check Engine Light?

The check engine light strikes fear for most Bear, DE residents. Your car is telling you something is wrong with your engine, but you are unsure how to diagnose it. That shouldn't be your concern because we can figure it out for you at Fox Run Auto. Instead, the question you should be asking yourself at the moment is: Is my Check Engine Light blinking or steady? The difference is that one is more urgent than the other.  Non-Flashing Engine Light In some instances, the engine light will turn on but not flicker. This still indicates an issue with the engine; however, it does not require immediate attention. Nevertheless, do NOT wait too long to visit the auto repair shop. The problem can escalate if no action is taken.  Flashing Engine Light A blinking engine light is a significant cause for concern. In these circumstances, the car owner should immediately take their car to an auto repair shop. It may be unsafe for them to drive the vehicle there thems ... read more

Happy Thanksgiving from Fox Run Auto!

Happy Thanksgiving from Fox Run Auto!

It's the time of year to be thankful. Everyone at Fox Run Auto wants to wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving, and we want to give out some thanks of our own. Customer Gratitude We are extremely grateful to have such wonderful and loyal customers throughout the Northern Delaware area. It's hard to believe Fox Run Auto has been in business for almost 30 years now. We started small and have been able to grow throughout the years, but we have never strayed from our original core values. We believe in serving the people of our community. We believe in providing qualify automotive services with a personal touch. We always appreciate hearing feedback from our customers, whether you've only visited our Bear auto shop once or if you have been coming here for years. Feel free to share a revi ... read more

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Customer Gets Throttle Body Replaced at Fox Run Auto

Customer Gets Throttle Body Replaced at Fox Run Auto

Jean was concerned when she was having problems with her car. The check engine light came on, and so did the general repair/maintenance light. Things just didn't feel right and she knew she was going to need a professional diagnosis from a local mechanic. Jean turned to Fox Run Auto in Bear, DE for a proper inspection and recommended repairs. "Engine light and wrench 'yellow' on dashboard, and it felt like the car was not shifting gears correctly," Jean says. "Called and dropped car off that afternoon." Once Jean dropped her car off at Fox Run Auto, we were able to get it in the shop for a full vehicle inspection. One of our technicians ran diagnostic tests to help determine the sources of the dashboard warning lights. Then, we got the car up on the lif ... read more

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5 Ways to Know if You Have an Exhaust System Problem

5 Ways to Know if You Have an Exhaust System Problem

Your exhaust system plays a very important role in the overall health and performance of your car, truck or SUV. It expels harmful gases away from the engine and burns them off so that the emissions are safer for the environment. Exhaust system problems can really cause problems for you. Your engine could be damaged, your fuel efficiency will drop, and a bad exhaust leak could literally be deadly for you and your passengers. Here are some of the most common signs of exhaust system failure or damage: 1. Check Engine Light (or Other Warning Lights) Your check engine light can come on for a variety of reasons. Exhaust system issues are among the most common because you have several sensors that can easily be tripped. Or, the sensor itself can fail. This happens a lot with faulty oxygen (O2) sensors. More advanced vehicles may offer more spe ... read more

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