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What to Do if Your Car is Overheating

What to Do if Your Car is Overheating

If you are driving along and your car begins to overheat, it's something you need to pay close attention to. Overheating is a sign that there could be internal engine damage or a problem within the vehicle's cooling system. Fox Run Auto is here to help break down what you need to know (and what you need to do) when your car overheats. Pull Over If you notice that your vehicle's temperature gauge is getting much higher than normal or you have a dashboard warning light come on that indicates an overheating engine, your best course of action is to pull over and let the vehicle cool down completely before getting back on the road. If you see steam or smoke coming out from under the hood, then that means the car is already overheating. Again, pull over and wait for it to cool down before doi ... read more

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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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