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How to Protect Your Vehicle's Battery in the Summer Heat

How to Protect Your Vehicle's Battery in the Summer Heat

Most people are already aware. When summer comes by, that means there's summer heat to deal with. What some people aren't aware of, however, is how summer heat negatively affects their vehicle's battery. Summer heat can definitely kill your vehicle's battery, so you should take several steps to prevent that from happening. What Exactly is Happening to the Battery in the Summer Heat? While you might think the cold is what kills your vehicle battery, the heat is actually worse in comparison. Summer heat can evaporate vital liquids that your battery relies on. Summer heat can also accelerate corrosion and sulfation of the battery. The heat can even cause your battery to overcharge, leading to a decreased battery lifespan. You would definitely want to take steps to prevent that. What Can You Do to Protect Your Battery First, you would want to get into the habit of regularly checking your battery and battery case during the summer. Be attentive to any warning signs you m ... read more

Longtime Customer Appreciates Excellent Service at Fox Run Auto

Longtime Customer Appreciates Excellent Service at Fox Run Auto

Charles has been a longtime customer of Fox Run Auto. He knows he can always count on our team for quality automotive repair and maintenance services, as well as honest customer care. Don't take our word for it, though. See what Charles had to say in his recent online review of our shop. "I've trusted my cars' care with Fox Run mechanics for years," Charles writes. "They always give me an honest appraisal of any issues and always treat me with courtesy and respect." At Fox Run Auto, we believe in giving our customers all the information and advice they need to make smart decisions about vehicle maintenance or repairs. If there is a significant automotive problem, we will perform a thorough inspection and provide you with a detailed inspection report. Our team will walk you through our ... read more

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Do You Need New Brake Pads or a Full Brake Service?

Do You Need New Brake Pads or a Full Brake Service?

Most modern vehicles have disc brake systems. The disc is positioned between a caliper that holds two brake pads on either side. When you press on the brake pedal, the caliper closes and the pads press against the disc to slow the car down or bring it to a complete stop. With all the braking you do as a driver on an everyday basis, it's natural for the brake pads to wear down with time. Is it Time to Replace Your Brake Pads? The most common brake maintenance service is replacing the brake pads. Sometimes that is all that needs to be done. The pads wear out beyond effectiveness. You may hear some screeching or squeaking when you press the brake pedal, or the vehicle just feels like it's taking a little longer to come to a stop. You may just need to get your brake pads replaced, which is a fairly simple an inexpensive service at most automotive repair shops. Other Brake Maintenance Service ... read more

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7 Causes of Poor Fuel Efficiency

7 Causes of Poor Fuel Efficiency

Obviously, it's been a rough year at the gas pump. Fuel prices are higher than ever and every fill-up is a bit painful as you watch the numbers go up so quickly. This is why fuel efficiency is so important. Whether you drive a hybrid or a gas-guzzler, you want to get the most out of every gallon. If you are noticing a dip in your miles per gallon (MPG), there could be a number of different automotive issues hindering your fuel economy. These are problems you might want to be on the look out for and ready to address with necessary maintenance or repairs. Some are simple fixes. Others will need some professional attention from trained mechanics. Here are a few common causes of poor fuel efficiency: 1. Tires You will want to maintain proper air pressure in your tires to help maximize fuel efficiency. If the air levels are uneven or too low/high in all the tires, you may see a dip in your MPG. Tire trea ... read more

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VW Owners Grateful for Honest Service at Fox Run Auto

VW Owners Grateful for Honest Service at Fox Run Auto

Diane and her husband hadn't driven their Volkswagen in months because of mechanical problems. They had taken it two other mechanics to figure out what was wrong, but unfortunately they weren't getting any helpful answers. Finally, they decided to turn to Fox Run Auto. "I had my Volkswagen towed there because it was sitting for a few months and I couldn't get an accurate account of what the problem was from two other mechanics," Diane says. "When I heard back from Mike DeFino [owner of Fox Run Auto], he was very kind, very honest and showed real concern about my vehicle—not to mention that to run a diagnostic test to find out the problem I was only charged half the price of what the other two previous mechanics charged me!!" Once Diane's VW was towed into our Northern Delaware shop, our ... read more

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