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Are You Due for New Tires?

Are You Due for New Tires?

Nobody ever wants to deal with getting new tires for their car, truck or SUV. Like a lot of automotive maintenance tasks, it's just something that has to be done every once in awhile. The more you drive, the more the treads will wear out. Eventually, it becomes quite dangerous to drive on bald tires. Losing Control on the Road When tires lose their tread depth, you minimize the traction between the rubber and the road. You may find the wheels slip upon acceleration or the vehicle drifts a bit on corners. You might not come to a full stop as quickly or easily. Obviously, all of these scenarios can be a little scary when you don't have complete control of your vehicle while driving. You are endangering yourself and anyone else on the roads or sidewalks around you! Beware of Blowouts! The biggest concern of worn tires is that you run the risk of a blowout. A weak tire ca ... read more

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Why Oil Changes Are So Important

Why Oil Changes Are So Important

It's time to get an oil change. It seems like you just did it recently, but your car's service indicator light came on or you've notice we've reached the mileage in the little sticker on the window that they put up after the last oil change. It's kind of a mindless routine we all go through as car owners. We get the oil changed when the service is due, and we don't think too much about it. What You Need to Know About Oil Changes Whether you change the oil and oil filter in your own garage, take it to a quick lube place or bring it to a professional full-service auto shop like Fox Run Auto, you may overlook just how important oil changes really are. There is a reason we need to perform this service every few thousand miles. Next time you are due for an oil change, we want you to remember a few important things a ... read more

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Using Your Senses to Detect Car Trouble

Using Your Senses to Detect Car Trouble

When it comes to noticing something is wrong with your car, sometimes all you need is your 5 senses. Well, make that 4 because your sense of taste probably shouldn't come into play! Otherwise, your other 4 senses can tell you a lot. Basically, any time you hear, see, smell or feel anything unusual while you are driving, then it's worth paying closer attention. If the problem persists or gets worse, you should take your vehicle to a professional mechanic for an inspection and diagnosis. Usually if something seems off, there is at least a minor automotive issue to address. In many cases, your senses can detect problems early on, which allows you to get them fixed before they develop into major repairs. Let's look at a few examples, according to the auto repair specialists at Fox Run Auto: Seeing is Believing We depend on our sense of sight more than any other, and there are some automotive ... read more

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Summer Maintenance Tips from Fox Run Auto

Summer Maintenance Tips from Fox Run Auto

Can you believe it's already July? This has been one crazy year and it may get even crazier before we're all said and done. For now, people are trying to enjoy this beautiful summer weather while we can. That means road trips and more driving in the summer heat, which will make your vehicle work a little harder (especially for those of us who haven't been driving as much these past few months). This time of year is always a good one to take care of some necessary automotive maintenance procedures. Here are a few we recommend at Fox Run Auto: Oil Change Even if you haven't put as much mileage on your car this year, the oil can still deteriorate when the car sits around. The change of season is always a good reminder to get your oil changed and keep your vehicle running as well as possible when you need to drive it ... read more

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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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