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5 Benefits of Wheel Alignment

5 Benefits of Wheel Alignment

Wheel alignment is one of those automotive things we tend not to think about until it starts becoming a major problem. The simple fact is that wheel alignment is very important to the overall handling, safety and performance of of your car, and properly aligned wheels can help prevent other issues that will cost you time and money to repair.  Fox Run Auto has identified these 5 key benefits of proper wheel alignment: 1. It Keeps Your Tires Lasting Longer Keeping your wheels in good alignment (along with a regular routine of rotating your tires) will make sure they last as long as possible. If your wheels are out of alignment, the tire treads will wear out unevenly and usually more rapidly. Buying new tires can be a pain, so getting your wheels realigned per ... read more

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Is Your Fuel Pump Failing? Look for These 8 Signs.

Is Your Fuel Pump Failing? Look for These 8 Signs.

The fuel pump is an essential component of any vehicle that burns gasoline or diesel fuel for power. It controls the flow of fuel from the gas tank to the engine, allowing the car to accelerate as desired. If your fuel pump or another part of your fuel system starts to fail, you will likely notice some issues. Fox Run Auto has identified these 8 common problems associated with fuel pump failure. At the first sign of fuel system issues, you will want to bring your vehicle into a professional mechanic for proper diagnosis and repairs. 1. Car Won't Start This could be any number of things like a dead battery, weak spark plugs, empty fuel tank, damaged alternator or an internal engine problem. It could also be a sign of fuel system failure. A good auto shop will be able to determine the source of the issue and recommend the necessary repairs. 2. Sputtering Engine A sputtering engine ... read more

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Taking Care of Your Car Battery this Winter

Taking Care of Your Car Battery this Winter

It can be a sinking feeling when you get in your car in the morning and it is struggling to start. This becomes more and more common during the cold winter months, and in most cases it's an issue with the battery itself. Freezing temperatures put a lot of extra strain on the battery and cause it to drain faster. Therefore, it's important to do everything you can to keep your car battery healthy this winter season. Here are a few winter car battery care tips from the auto repair specialists at Fox Run Auto in Bear, DE: 1. Park in Warmer Places When you are leaving your car parked for any extended period of time (especially) overnight, try to keep it out of the snow, rain and wind whenever you can. Not everybody has a garage or covered parking space, but try to find a place where the vehicle isn't fully exposed to the elements. This will help preserve battery life, even if just a little ... read more

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Is Your Car Ready for Winter?

Is Your Car Ready for Winter?

Another chilly Mid-Atlantic winter is already upon us. We hope everyone is staying safe on the roads and driving smart these next few months. A big part of this is making sure you are taking care of your car with the proper winter maintenance. This will improve handling, performance and safety while driving, and you certainly don't want to be stranded on the side of the road if something breaks down! Here are a few winter car care tips from Fox Run Auto in Bear, Delaware: 1. Replace Your Windshield Wiper Blades It's an easy task that we often overlook until it becomes a problem. Make sure you have good visibility with wiper blades, ample washer fluid and a well-functioning wiper system. Keeping an ice scraper and some fresh towels in your car at all times is also a good idea. 2. Check Your Headlights and Tail Lights Be sure that all your headlights, tail lights and runn ... read more

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4 Signs of Power Steering Problems

4 Signs of Power Steering Problems

Power steering systems play a very important part in modern car designs. Power steering has been around for decades and the technology continues to evolve. Many of today's vehicles use a very advanced electronic power steering system as opposed to the traditional hydraulic mechanics that use power steering fluid to create pressure and provide lubrication. Electronic power steering systems don't really require much in terms of maintenance. However, as newer technology with more complex components, they can be prone to problems that will require repairs. Meanwhile, traditional power steering systems do require maintenance and care, primarily when it comes to changing out the power steering fluid when it becomes old, dirty or corroded. Without fresh fluid, the system won't operate efficiently and mechanical problems can develop. It's good to know what to look for in case you do have a power steering issue ... read more

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