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Keep Your Car Safe and Healthy This Winter

Keep Your Car Safe and Healthy This Winter

It's the winter season in Northern Delaware and that means you need to be extra careful when out on the road. Traction can be compromised by ice, rain and snow. Visibility may be limited by shorter days and more difficult driving conditions. One way you can be safer while driving in winter weather is to take care of your vehicle's maintenance needs. If you haven't had your car, truck or SUV serviced yet this winter, it may be time to bring it into Fox Run Auto in Bear for a tune-up or specific automotive maintenance services. Here are a few items to consider: Brakes, Wheels and Tires Where the rubber meets the road is very important to your safety as a driver, as well as for the overall health and performance of your vehicle. Your tires should be in good shape with ample tread. Some drivers may even opt to switch over to winter ... read more

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3 Resolutions for a Healthier Vehicle

3 Resolutions for a Healthier Vehicle

It's the new year and it's time to make changes for the better. For most of us, our resolutions tend to revolve around living a healthier lifestyle. Maybe you should also think about keeping your car healthier this year—and for many years to come. There are some simple steps that you can take to keep your vehicle in better shape. These tips can help you avoid costly repairs and frustrating breakdowns. Resolution #1: Regular Maintenance The easiest way to keep your vehicle in good shape is to keep up with regular preventative maintenance. Oil changes, brake services, general tune-ups and other standard services are designed to keep everything running right. We call it "preventative" maintenance for a reason. It helps prevent problems that can happen if you don't take care of your car, truck or SUV. Resolution #2: Watch Your Driving Habits Another wa ... read more

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Keep Your Car's Brake System Healthy This Winter

Keep Your Car's Brake System Healthy This Winter

Your car's brake system is already one of the vehicle's most sensitive components. Brake pads and rotors wear out with time and use. Mechanical parts can sustain damage or fall out of alignment. Winter Brake Issues The Northern Delaware winter season will put even more stress and strain on your delicate brake system. Wet, icy roads can kick up moisture, dirt, grease and debris that can affect the performance and health of your brakes. You may hear some extra screeching and squealing this time of year, or you may notice the brakes don't seem to stop you quite as fast as they normally would. Pay Attention to Your Vehicle These issues are common in the winter, but generally nothing to be overly concerned about. It is, however, smart to pay attention to how your brakes are perf ... read more

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Don't Be a Turkey. Take Care of Your Car!

Don't Be a Turkey. Take Care of Your Car!

The entire team at Fox Run Auto would like to wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving! This is the real beginning of the holiday season. Though it's still important to be safe and smart this year, it's exciting to be able to gather more with our family and friends. It's time to enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving Day feast, watch some football and enjoy each other's company. This is a day for giving thanks and being grateful for everything you have. Be Thankful for Your Family Vehicles As your local auto repair shop, we at Fox Run Auto would also like to take this opportunity to remind you to be thankful for your car. We all depend on our family vehicles every day. They take us to work and school. They allow us to run errands, take road trips and get where we need to go.  Winter Auto Maintenance Tips We all know the holiday season can get a little ... read more

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What is a Catalytic Converter?

What is a Catalytic Converter?

Catalytic converters first started being used in U.S. cars back in 1975. They have since become a requirement on all modern fuel-driven vehicles (gas or diesel) with combustion engines. They are part of the vehicle's emissions system, designed to eliminate the most harmful toxins from the exhaust. How Does a Catalytic Converter Work? Inside most catalytic converters is a piece of ceramic that is coated with precious metals such as palladium, platinum and rhodium. These metals are catalysts. As the exhaust gases pass through the converter, the chemical reaction transforms extremely hazardous gases like carbon dioxide, hydrocarbons and nitrogen dioxide into less harmful gases before they are ultimately emitted through the tail pipe and out into the environment. As emissions restrictions continue to get stricter, catalytic converters continue to evolve.  Where is the Catalyti ... read more

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