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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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5 Common Signs of Exhaust System Failure

5 Common Signs of Exhaust System Failure

The exhaust system is one of the most important systems in your vehicle. It controls emissions that can be damaging to the environment. It protects your engine from harmful contaminants. And of course, it keeps deadly exhaust fumes from getting into the passenger cabin. If your exhaust system has a leak or a faulty component such as the muffler, exhaust pipes, catalytic converter, oxygen sensor, manifold gaskets or something else, you do not want to wait on repairs. You need your entire exhaust system running effectively and efficiently. Otherwise, it will affect vehicle performance and even your health. If left unrepaired, a poor exhaust system can also lead to major engine damage that will be very expensive to repair. Here are a few signs you can look for to know if your vehicle might have exhaust system problems: 1. Ratt ... read more

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3 Common Signs of Water Pump Failure

3 Common Signs of Water Pump Failure

A majority of vehicles out on the road have a fluid-based cooling system that circulates coolant from the radiator through vital engine components. This process keeps the engine from running too hot or too cold. If the cooling system isn’t working properly, it could lead to serious engine damage. That’s why it’s so important to recognize signs of cooling system distress early on, especially if you have an older car. That way, you can get them fixed before major problems develop. Some of the most common culprits of cooling system failure include the head gasket, the radiator and various hoses and connections that can weaken over time. However, the water pump is one of the most crucial components of the cooling system, and that's what we want to focus on in this article. When it fails, you will notice problems right away and you will not want to wait to get it repaired or replaced. The water ... read more

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