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Don't Let Car Problems Ruin Your Summertime Fun

Don't Let Car Problems Ruin Your Summertime Fun

Summer is a time for fun, friends and family. Even if you don't get your full summers off like when you were a kid, you still want to make the most of these warm weather months. Whether that's taking a family vacation or just enjoying a weekend at the beach, there are so many ways to enjoy the sunshine. One sure way to have a bummer of a summer is when you are dealing with car problems. If you can't get yourself where you want to go, it's hard to have a good time. Fortunately, Fox Run Auto is here to help all Northern Delaware residents and Mid-Atlantic travelers with their automotive repair and maintenance needs. Here are a few tips to help you avoid car trouble this summer: 1. Don't Forget Preventative Maintenance In the auto repair industry, we call it "preventative maintenance" for a reason. These are proactive services you can have done that will help prevent automot ... read more

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Is Your Radiator Leaking Fluid? Fox Run Auto is Here to Help!

Is Your Radiator Leaking Fluid? Fox Run Auto is Here to Help!

Your vehicle has many important fluids that keep it running right. If you notice any fluid leak under your car, truck or SUV, it is certainly cause for concern. This is especially true if you notice any radiator coolant leaking.  How to Identify Radiator Fluid Radiator fluid (also known as coolant or antifreeze) is typically very easy to identify because it is bright greenish/yellow in color and any leaks will likely be noticed when you look under the hood or somewhere under the front of the vehicle. If you have a sports car or another vehicle with a rear-mounted engine and cooling system, then a radiator coolant leak would obviously be back there instead. Common Sources of Coolant Leaks Once a radiator fluid leak is identified, it's important to determine where the leak is coming from. Is it coming from the radiato ... read more

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Customer Drives Up from Maryland Just to Visit Fox Run Auto

Customer Drives Up from Maryland Just to Visit Fox Run Auto

Angela has been a longtime customer of Fox Run Auto. She knows that any time she has automotive questions or needs repairs, she can count on the Mikes and Rob to provide the help she needs. Recently, Angela was nice enough to share her thoughts about our Northern Delaware auto shop in an online review. "Fox Run Auto is always a great experience!" Angela says. "They are fast, thorough, and HONEST. In the past, one of the Mikes showed me a part that was worn and explained how this part impacted my car." Education is a very important part of our service approach at Fox Run Auto. We take the time to make sure our customers understand exactly what is wrong with their car and what needs to be done to repair it. Whether it's minor maintena ... read more

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6 Ways to Tell if Your Transmission is Slipping

6 Ways to Tell if Your Transmission is Slipping

One of the most common transmission problems that you can encounter is a slipping transmission. This means that it is not shifting smoothly from gear to gear or that it is not staying fully in gear as you drive. This can be the sign of internal damage or it may just mean you are due for a standard transmission service to replace the transmission fluid, filter and pan gasket. As with any automotive problem, you will want to deal with it as soon as you can to hopefully avoid major repairs. The longer you put it off, the more likely the damage will compound and cost you even more to fix. That's why Fox Run Auto has put together this list of common "symptoms" to let you know that your transmission may be slipping: 1. Vehicle Feels Sluggish If the car feels very sluggish or is not accelerating as quickly as usual, it could ... read more

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5 Signs That You Need New Tires

5 Signs That You Need New Tires

Sometimes, it's pretty obvious that you need new tires on your car or truck. Still, there are warning signs you can look for to let you know that one or more of the tires is ready to be replaced. Here are X signs, according to the auto repair and tire experts at Fox Run Auto in Bear, DE: 1. The Penny Test If the tires are really bald and almost devoid of tread, then you can plainly see that it's time for new ones. However, if you are not certain, you can always try the penny test. Take a penny and place it upside-down between the treads of each tire. If there is any space between the top of the tread and the top of Mr. Lincoln's head, then that means the treads are dangerously low. Ideally, you want at least some of Honest Abe's face covered up. 2. Not Holding Air Pressure Another sign that the tires are getting too old and worn out is if they aren't holding air p ... read more

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