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Monthly Archives: February 2018

What Are the Costs to Keep Your Current Car Versus Buying a New One?

What Are the Costs to Keep Your Current Car Versus Buying a New One?

We recently came across this video produced by Brian Hunnicutt from the Automotive Training Institute (ATI). The goal was to compare the true cost of ownership for a vehicle you already own versus buying another new or used vehicle as a replacement. The ultimate question is, if you already own a car and it is in good overall shape, how much will it cost to keep that car maintained instead of buying another vehicle and maintaining it? The results are quite interesting. Cost of Ownership for a 5-Year Period Brian crunched a bunch of numbers and ran multiple calculations to get to his final cost of ownership figures. For comparison’s sake, he set the total mileage at 75,000 miles (based on 5 years at an average of 15,000) and used a standard model Honda Accord as the median passenger car. He listed out all the standard maintenance costs to maintain a vehicle o ... read more

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Car Care Tips

Are You Familiar with Your Car's Different Fluids?

Just like your body has blood and other vital fluids pumping through it to keep you alive, so does your car. There are several different types of fluids that you will find in any vehicle. Some are more important than others, but all need to be maintained for performance and dependability. Let's take a look at the standard fluids in your vehicle in order of importance. This guide will help you with fluid maintenance and if you find a fluid leak, this list will help you identify what it might be: Fuel With the exception of fully electric vehicles, all cars and trucks require fuel to power the engine. Whether your vehicle uses gas, diesel or alternative biofuels, you probably already know when and how to refill the fuel tank at the service station. So, we don't need to spend much time on this. Engine Oil This is the other fluid most people are familiar with because regular oil changes are a routine ... read more

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Fox Run Auto Helps Longtime Customer with Two High-Performance Engine Installations

Tom is a longtime customer of Fox Run Auto in Bear, DE. He knows he can trust the Mikes and everyone in our shop to help him with his automotive service and repair needs. A little while back, we helped him with some custom upgrade work on two different cars. Tom came to us looking to have our team install new engines in his high-performance cars. This is not work he would trust to just any shop.  "Well Mikes, you just finished installing another engine, in two different high-performance cars for me (Infiniti G37 and BMW M4)," Tom wrote in his online review of Fox Run Auto. "The quality of work, customer service and cost is why you'll have a customer for life." Thanks for sharing your feedback, Tom. We always enjoy a good challenge and working on your vehicles is definitely a pleasure. Installing a new engine can be tricky business, especially in cars like these. That's wh ... read more

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Transmission and Drivetrain Repairs at Fox Run Auto

The transmission is one of your vehicle's most complex systems. It transfers power from the engine and controls the overall movement of the vehicle as that power is sent out to the wheels. The system that connects the transmission to the wheels is better known as the "drivetrain," and it is also a very intricate system of vital components including differentials, axles, wheel bearings, u-joints and more.  What to Do if You Have Transmission Problems If you have transmission or drivetrain problems, your car may not run properly or it may not move at all. At the first sign of transmission issues, you'll want to get the vehicle inspected by a professional technician as soon as possible. The good news is that Fox Run Auto in Bear, DE has you covered for all your transmission and drivetrain repair needs. Because these vehicle systems are so complex, there are any n ... read more

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