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What to Do if Your Suspension is Failing

What to Do if Your Suspension is Failing

Your car's suspension helps create a smoother ride for you and your passengers. When it starts to fail, it may seem like you are feeling every single bump on the road. In addition, having a healthy suspension is also a matter of safety. If the suspension isn't working correctly, the vehicle won't perform as well and may struggle with handling. Signs of Suspension Damage First, it helps to know some of the common signs of a failing suspension: • Car lurches forward when coming to a quick stop • Car leans back when you accelerate • Car pulls hard when making a tight corner • Car drifts to one side of the other when driving straight • Car is very bumpy (or vibrates a lot) while you drive These are common symptoms of suspension damage, but there could be other issues at hand such as ... read more

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What to Do if Your Car is Overheating

What to Do if Your Car is Overheating

If you are driving along and your car begins to overheat, it's something you need to pay close attention to. Overheating is a sign that there could be internal engine damage or a problem within the vehicle's cooling system. Fox Run Auto is here to help break down what you need to know (and what you need to do) when your car overheats. Pull Over If you notice that your vehicle's temperature gauge is getting much higher than normal or you have a dashboard warning light come on that indicates an overheating engine, your best course of action is to pull over and let the vehicle cool down completely before getting back on the road. If you see steam or smoke coming out from under the hood, then that means the car is already overheating. Again, pull over and wait for it to cool down before doi ... read more

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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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