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6 Signs of Suspension Problems

6 Signs of Suspension Problems

Your suspension system is what gives you a smoother ride on the road. Suspension components like springs, shocks and struts are designed to balance the weight momentum of the vehicle while you drive. If you have suspension problems, your safety as a driver could be at risk. You may experience trouble with handling, which makes the car harder to control. Suspension problems can also lead to other automotive issues with the brakes, axles, differential, wheels and tires. At the first sign of a suspension problem, you should get your vehicle checked out by a professional mechanic to determine what's wrong. Here are a few common signs of suspension issues to look for: 1. Super Bumpy Ride When your suspension starts to fail, you can usually feel it while driving. Things may feel extra bumpy or bouncy. This might also be an issue with your wheels or tires. 2. Continued Bouncing You alway ... read more

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Don't Wait for Minor Auto Repairs to Become Major Problems

Don't Wait for Minor Auto Repairs to Become Major Problems

One common mistake made by many vehicle owners is waiting too long to deal with necessary maintenance or repairs. The check engine light is on (or some other warning message/light) or something just doesn't feel or sound right when driving. You know you probably should take it in for service, but you put it off. It's getting you where you need to go, so what is the rush? Why You Shouldn't Wait Too Long Unfortunately, this can be a bad way of thinking. We understand nobody really wants to deal with car trouble. It's a little inconvenient and it may cost you some money to take care of the maintenance or repairs. However, there is a different way you need to think about it. Would you rather spend the time and money now to address a minor problem with your vehicle, or would you prefer to wait until it develops into a major ... read more

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Why Is My Car Vibrating When I Brake?

Why Is My Car Vibrating When I Brake?

As you run into traffic or slow down for a stoplight or stop sign you might notice a shake or vibration when pressing down on the brake pedal. This is called a brake shudder and if not addressed soon it could escalate and become dangerous. A brake shudder can be felt from the pedal if there is a problem with the rear wheels. On the other hand, if the vibrations are felt from the steering wheel then the issue could be with the front braking discs. Potential Causes of a Brake Shudder Generally, a brake shudder is caused by an issue with the brake rotors, pads, vehicle alignment, or suspension. Since an average driver uses their brakes over 75,000 times a year it's no wonder that these parts can get worn down or even broken. Here are the most common causes of brake shudder. Uneven Rotors Through daily use, brake rotors can become warped over time due to the heat and friction from braking. As a result, brake rotors can wear down unevenly. When uneven rotors come in contact with the ... read more

Jaguar Owner Only Trusts His Cars with Fox Run Auto

Jaguar Owner Only Trusts His Cars with Fox Run Auto

Jandre drives a Jaguar, and naturally he is very particular about who he has work on his luxury performance vehicle. His check engine light came on recently with an unclear error code. Jandre has been taking his cars to Fox Run Auto for years, so knew he could trust our service team to run diagnostic tests, inspect the vehicle, reset the code and take care of any necessary repairs.  "I recently took my 2013 Jaguar XFR to Fox Run Automotive for a default engine code," Jandre says. "Like so many times before, I was met with a friendly staff who handled everything from the check-in to the pickup with true courtesy and professionalism." Once the Jaguar was in our shop, our service team ran diagnostic tests to determine the source of the problem. A physical inspection was also performed to confirm the issue. Thankfully for Jandre, it didn't turn to to ... read more

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7 Car Maintenance Tips for Better Fuel Economy

7 Car Maintenance Tips for Better Fuel Economy

It's no secret gas prices have been through the roof lately. Even as they start to come down a little, they are still pretty insane. The good news is there may be some simple car maintenance tips you can use to improve your vehicle's fuel economy. Some tasks you can do yourself and others may require professional services from a mechanic, but all will save you money at the pump over time. 1. Healthy Tires = More MPG You should be rotating your tires every 5,000 miles or so to keep the tread wear even. This extends the lifespan of the tires and can also help with fuel efficiency. In addition, you should check your tire air pressure regularly and keep them inflated at the recommended PSI. This can also help increase your average miles per gallon. 2. Keep Your Wheels AlignedWheel alignment is another thing that ca ... read more

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