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5 Signs Your Car Needs a Wheel Realignment

5 Signs Your Car Needs a Wheel Realignment

Having your wheels properly aligned is very beneficial. It will make your car easier to control and safer to drive. It will protect and extend the lifespan of your brakes, wheels, tires, suspension system and other components. It can even help improve fuel efficiency.  You should have your wheel alignment checked as part of your normal automotive maintenance routine. If a realignment is recommended, you will want to listen to your mechanic. Otherwise, there are some common symptoms and signs that you may be in need of a wheel realignment service. Here are a few issues you can look for as a driver: 1. Pulling Hard to the Side If you are driving and the vehicle is pulling hard to one side or the other, your wheels are probably out of alignment. A simple test is to drive on a straight road without any other cars around and let go of the wheel for a couple seconds. A slight drift is probably no big dea ... read more

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Cooling System Maintenance Tips for the Summer Season

Cooling System Maintenance Tips for the Summer Season

We're in the midst of the hottest months of the year in Northern Delaware. One common concern for drivers is overheating. If your vehicle is prone to overheating on hot days or you just want to make sure it never happens when you are out on a summer road trip, there are some maintenance and inspection tips you can take to keep your car's cooling system healthy. Here's what we recommend at Fox Run Auto: 1. Check the Coolant Level When the vehicle is completely cooled down, you can safely and carefully remove the radiator cap and inspect the coolant. Check to make sure it's filled to the proper level and also look at the coolant itself. If it appears thick, discolored, milky or dirty, you may be overdue for a cooling system service. If the level is just a little low, you can top it off with some fresh radiator coolant and/or dis ... read more

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7 Tips to Prevent Your Engine from Overheating

7 Tips to Prevent Your Engine from Overheating

The weather is starting to heat up in Northern Delaware and we have some hot and humid summer months ahead. Engine overheating can be a serious concern for many drivers this time of year. It is something you want to avoid as excess heat can cause significant damage to the engine itself. In most cases, the cooling system is to blame when the engine overheats, but it could be something else that needs to be repaired.  Here are a few simple tips from Fox Run Auto to help you keep your engine from overheating this summer: 1. Keep Up with Oil Changes There are many reasons why an oil change is the most common preventative maintenance service for all automobiles. You want to keep your engine oil fresh and healthy to avoid engine problems like overheating and internal damage to components that rely on the oil for important lubricating ... read more

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6 Signs of Suspension Problems

6 Signs of Suspension Problems

Your suspension system is what gives you a smoother ride on the road. Suspension components like springs, shocks and struts are designed to balance the weight momentum of the vehicle while you drive. If you have suspension problems, your safety as a driver could be at risk. You may experience trouble with handling, which makes the car harder to control. Suspension problems can also lead to other automotive issues with the brakes, axles, differential, wheels and tires. At the first sign of a suspension problem, you should get your vehicle checked out by a professional mechanic to determine what's wrong. Here are a few common signs of suspension issues to look for: 1. Super Bumpy Ride When your suspension starts to fail, you can usually feel it while driving. Things may feel extra bumpy or bouncy. This might also be an issue with your wheels or tires. 2. Continued Bouncing You alway ... read more

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Don't Wait for Minor Auto Repairs to Become Major Problems

Don't Wait for Minor Auto Repairs to Become Major Problems

One common mistake made by many vehicle owners is waiting too long to deal with necessary maintenance or repairs. The check engine light is on (or some other warning message/light) or something just doesn't feel or sound right when driving. You know you probably should take it in for service, but you put it off. It's getting you where you need to go, so what is the rush? Why You Shouldn't Wait Too Long Unfortunately, this can be a bad way of thinking. We understand nobody really wants to deal with car trouble. It's a little inconvenient and it may cost you some money to take care of the maintenance or repairs. However, there is a different way you need to think about it. Would you rather spend the time and money now to address a minor problem with your vehicle, or would you prefer to wait until it develops into a major ... read more

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