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7 Signs Your Car Battery is Dying

7 Signs Your Car Battery is Dying

Whether it's the AA batteries in your TV remote or the car battery that powers your vehicle, all batteries will weaken and lose energy over time. As your car battery begins to die, there are several signs you will likely notice. Here are 7 of the most common symptoms of a dying car battery: 1. Warning Light A weakening car battery may trip the check engine light, but there are also specific battery lights that can illuminate to let you know that there is a problem. 2. Car Slow to Start If your car is having trouble starting or taking a long time to start, it is likely a battery issue. It could also be the alternator or a spark plug, so it's a good idea to get it tested by a professional mechanic. 3. Corroded Connections If you look at your car battery and the connections are extremely corroded or crusty, then tha ... read more

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Local Driver Gets Emergency Roadside Assistance and Tire Repairs from Fox Run Auto

Local Driver Gets Emergency Roadside Assistance and Tire Repairs from Fox Run Auto

Mike was driving along when one of his tires blew out. He pulled over to the side of the road and called Fox Run Auto for roadside assistance. Mike wrote a recent online review talking about his experience with our tow truck driver and auto shop. "Thank you so much for your help and quick response to my situation," Mike writes. "Your driver showed up within 20 minutes of my call and immediately changed my tire." Mike then brought his car into Fox Run Auto to see if his damaged tire could be repaired and to have our technicians inspect the rest of his tires. He knew at least a couple of them had pretty low treads. After our team looked over his tires, it was determined that the one flat tire and one of the other tires definitely needed to be replaced.  ... read more

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Why Consumer Reports Article Rates Independent Auto Shops Higher Than Dealerships

Why Consumer Reports Article Rates Independent Auto Shops Higher Than Dealerships

Consumer Reports recently published an article about automotive repair shops. They surveyed 40,000 of their subscribers to get a sense of what types of auto shops people trusted. They also researched whether it was better to go to a dealership for repairs or to turn to a local independent shop. A Sense of Trust The article confirmed what we've believed in at Fox Run Auto for many years. People tend to put their trust more in independent shops compared to dealerships. They feel they can get more personalized service and better prices on parts and labor. Some of the bigger franchise chains rated well with readers, as well, with NAPA AutoCare Centers ranking very high on the list.  NAPA Knowhow At Fox Run Auto, you essentially get the best of both ... read more

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Damaged Engine Mount? Here's What You Need to Know.

Damaged Engine Mount? Here's What You Need to Know.

When you think about all the torque, power and vibrations caused by an engine running at thousands of revolutions per minute (RPM), it's easy to understand how the engine mounts have to take on a lot of stress. The engine mounts (or motor mounts, if you prefer) are the connecting points that keep the engine itself securely bolted to the chassis of the vehicle. Signs of a Broken or Loose Motor Mount Over time, it's fairly common for the engine mounts to weaken. In some severe cases, a mount can even snap. If any of the motor mounts aren't securely keeping the engine in place, it will cause problems and it can make the vehicle very dangerous to drive.  There are some common signs that you will likely notice if you have a weak, loose or broken engine mount. Here are the symptoms you can look for: 1. Impact Noises In the automotive industry, they are usual ... read more

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How Much Do You Love Your Car?

How Much Do You Love Your Car?

Valentine's Day may have come and gone last week, but it's not too late to show your car a little love this February. Fox Run Auto is here to help you with all your automotive repair and vehicle maintenance needs.  Preventative Maintenance Are you due for an oil change, tire rotation or a brake service? These are important preventative maintenance steps you need to take to keep your vehicle running its best. We call it "preventative" for a reason, and that's because minor services now can help prevent major automotive problems from happening down the line. Changing out your oil and filter will keep your engine healthier. Getting your brake pads replaced and tuning up the brake system will keep you safe on the road.  Suspension Repair and Wheel Alignment Does it seem like you are f ... read more

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