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Yearly Archives: 2022

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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Car Care Tips

Is it Time for New Tires?

Is it Time for New Tires?

Are your tires going bald? Are you slipping and skidding on the roads? Is your vehicle pulling hard to one side or another? New Tires It may be time to replace your tires. This is a good idea as we head in to the winter season where the streets become wet and icy. You want to have good traction and that starts with healthy tires.  Tire Tread Inspection The first step is to check out the tire treads on all four of your tires. You can look at the tread depth. Using is a penny is an easy trick. Put it in the deepest part of the tread with Abe's head facing down. If there is any space between the top of his head and the edge of the tread, you will want to get your tires replaced as soon as possible. This is a sign they are dangerously low.  Wheel Alignment You can also look at the consistency of the tread wear on each tire. Even if you have been keeping up w ... read more

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