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Car Problems? Don't Wait Too Long to Get Repairs!

Car Problems? Don't Wait Too Long to Get Repairs!

We all have to deal with car problems at some point. It's just part of modern life. Our vehicles help us get around easily wherever we need to go. Yet sometimes, they they have issues and we have to deal with them. Whether you are in an accident or something just isn't working right, you don't want to put off inspections or repairs for too long. Why You Shouldn't Wait Many major automotive problems begin with one small issue. A loose belt or cable, a worn seal, a small fluid leak—these are little things that are often easy to fix if caught early on. It won't cost much to replace or adjust a minor component that is failing. This is why you should bring your car, truck or SUV to a trusted mechanic as soon as you notice anything unusual. We're talking about strange smells, sounds or feelings that the vehicle isn't running as smoothly as normal. Maybe your car feels a litt ... read more

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5 Tips for Better Suspension System Maintenance

5 Tips for Better Suspension System Maintenance

Your vehicle's suspension system plays a very important role. However, it's one of those things that many drivers don't really think about until it becomes a problem. Your suspension provides you with better handling and safety when driving. It also protects other important automotive systems and components like brakes, wheels, tires, axles, differentials and more. All of these parts are interconnected. A problem with one can snowball into serious issues throughout the car. Taking proper care of your suspension system and its vital components will help ensure the best possible handling performance for your vehicle. It will also extend the lifespan of your suspension and other affected equipment. Here are 5 tips for better suspension system maintenance from the Northern Delaware automotive specialists at Fox Run Auto: 1. Check Your Whee ... read more

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7 Signs of Damaged Spark Plugs

7 Signs of Damaged Spark Plugs

If any of the spark plugs in your car are dead or aren't firing correctly, you will quickly begin to notice some problems. Though small, they play a very important role in the overall performance and health of your vehicle. Your spark plugs should be checked and tested regularly, and then replaced as needed to ensure proper functionality. Here are 7 signs that you may need new spark plugs, according to the automotive experts at Fox Run Auto: 1. Rough Idling When you are at a stop and the engine is idling, you can generally tell when something isn't right. If the idling is very rough or the engine is sputtering, it may be a sign that one or more of your spark plugs is failing. It could also be some other engine problem worth getting checked out. 2. Vehicle Struggles to Start A very common sign of ... read more

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Signs of a Damaged Torque Converter

Signs of a Damaged Torque Converter

All automatic transmission vehicles have a torque converter as a vital part of their transmission system. It is what enables the car or truck to shift automatically between gears while you are driving. Power from the engine is converted into hydraulic pressure. The torque converter is a very important, yet sensitive, piece of equipment that is prone to failure. It is one of the most common causes of internal transmission damage. Once a torque converter starts to malfunction, it can lead to all sorts of other issues.  Transmission fluid problems (too much, too little, too old/corroded) can also lead to torque converter damage, so it is important to maintain your transmission as part of your overall automotive preventative maintenance schedule. At the first sign of any transmission problems, especially torque converter issues, you should get your vehicle looked at by an automotive expert. Here are some of the si ... read more

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Are You Driving with Bad Wheel Bearings?

Are You Driving with Bad Wheel Bearings?

Your wheels and tires are what connect you and your vehicle to the road when driving. Your wheel bearings (or wheel hub bearings) are what connect those wheels to the to the axle. Remember the old song about "the knee bone is connected to the shin bone...?" It's kind of like that. If the wheels are the feet of your car (with the tires being your shoes), then the wheel bearings are part of the ankles. In other words, they are very important to your vehicle being able to move around. What is a Wheel Bearing? The wheel bearing is a critical part of the wheel assembly that connects the vehicle's axles to its wheels. A bearing is made up of a series of lubricated steel balls (ball bearings) or tapers (tapered bearings) held together within a metal ring. The bearing allows the wheel to rotate smoothly with as little friction as possible. Wheel bearings are vital to the performance a ... read more

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