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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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Damaged Engine Mount? Here's What You Need to Know.

Damaged Engine Mount? Here's What You Need to Know.

When you think about all the torque, power and vibrations caused by an engine running at thousands of revolutions per minute (RPM), it's easy to understand how the engine mounts have to take on a lot of stress. The engine mounts (or motor mounts, if you prefer) are the connecting points that keep the engine itself securely bolted to the chassis of the vehicle. Signs of a Broken or Loose Motor Mount Over time, it's fairly common for the engine mounts to weaken. In some severe cases, a mount can even snap. If any of the motor mounts aren't securely keeping the engine in place, it will cause problems and it can make the vehicle very dangerous to drive.  There are some common signs that you will likely notice if you have a weak, loose or broken engine mount. Here are the symptoms you can look for: 1. Impact Noises In the automotive industry, they are usual ... read more

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Transmission Fluid Leak? Here Are Some of the Most Common Causes.

Transmission Fluid Leak? Here Are Some of the Most Common Causes.

A transmission fluid leak is no joke. Even if it's a small leak on the outside, it could be a sign of a bigger internal problem. Oftentimes, it's something relatively minor. The important thing is to catch it early and deal with repairs before major transmission damage occurs. One tiny fluid leak can lead to complete transmission failure if left ignored. If there is not enough fluid running through the system, parts will lose vital lubrication and bad things will happen inside the transmission. Transmission fluid is usually red in color and is fairly easy to identify. With different types of transmissions out there, however, you want to be careful about just refilling the fluid yourself. You want to make sure and use the right transmission fluid for your vehicle. Also, simply refilling the fluid that's leaking out is just a temporary fix th ... read more

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5 Ways to Keep Your Cooling System Strong Throughout the Winter Season

5 Ways to Keep Your Cooling System Strong Throughout the Winter Season

It’s been a really cold winter here in the Mid-Atlantic, and this kind of weather takes a toll on many of your car’s different systems. The cooling system is definitely put to the test when it’s so chilly outside. Many people hear the term “cooling system” and think it only applies to keeping the engine from overheating in the warmer summer months. However, the radiator, coolant, water pump and other components of the cooling system also serve very important purposes during the winter season. It keeps the engine from seizing up and regulates the running temperature of the vehicle. Therefore, it’s important to take care of your vehicle’s cooling system all year long. Fox Run Auto is here to help. Here are a few cooling system maintenance tips that you can follow: 1. Keep the Fluid Level Maintained Radiator coolan ... read more

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New Year. New Automotive Resolutions.

New Year. New Automotive Resolutions.

2019 is already well underway and people are settling back to life as usual after the hectic holiday season. Many of us have made our New Year's Resolutions, and some of us have been able to stick with them so far. Most resolutions center around personal health and wellness, and that's a great goal to focus on.  What Are Your Automotive Resolutions? However, it's not too late to make some automotive resolutions. Is this the year you get a new car? Or, do you want to make sure you get the most out of your current car? That means taking care of your vehicle's health with professional maintenance and repairs at Fox Run Auto. The Fox Run Auto team is here to help you with all your automotive needs. If you resolve to keep your vehicle in the best shape possible, bring it into our shop in Bear for a full inspection and diagnostic review. We can run diagnostic tests and make sure all the ... read more

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