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3 Spring Maintenance Tips for Your Car

3 Spring Maintenance Tips for Your Car

Springtime is upon us. The weather is warming up, flowers are blooming and the birds are chirping after a chilly Northern Delaware winter. Now is a great time to take care of some much needed automotive maintenance tasks. You may be ready to do more driving in the spring and summer, so it's smart to get your vehicle ready for the months ahead. Here are some tips from Fox Run Auto: 1. Take Care of the Basics Of course, you should make sure your vehicle's basic needs are taken care of first. Check the oil under your hood. If the level is low or the oil is dark and dirty, you are probably overdue for an oil change. You may also want to check your transmission fluid and radiator coolant while you are at it. It may be time to replace your windshield wipers, tires or anything else that is getting worn out after the winter season. ... read more

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8 Signs Your Car Needs an Oil Change

8 Signs Your Car Needs an Oil Change

An oil change is the most important maintenance service for your car. Motor oil is the lifeblood of your engine. It provides vital lubrication for fast-moving parts inside the motor. If the engine oil is old, it won't work as well. If the oil level is low, it will cause significant problems that could lead to major engine damage. This is why the oil and oil filter need to be replaced periodically to keep your vehicle healthy. Many of us depend on our mechanic and/or our car's computer system to tell us when each next oil change is due. You may have a little sticker on your windshield with the mileage for your next service, which is usually 5,000-6,000 miles from your previous oil change. For some older cars, that interval may be only 3,000 miles. For some modern vehicles, it may be as high as 10,000 miles between services. However, it's important to understand that mileage isn't everything. You may ne ... read more

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5 Signs Your Car Needs a Fuel System Service

5 Signs Your Car Needs a Fuel System Service

It should come as no surprise that your fuel system is very important to the overall health and performance of your engine. From the gas tank to the fuel lines and filter, each component works together to supply clean fuel to the engine's combustion chamber. If the fuel is contaminated, dirty or not flowing properly, your vehicle won't run as well and it can eventually cause significant damage to the engine or exhaust system. So, how do you know when you might have a fuel system problem? Here are 5 common signs you can look out for: 1. Loss of Fuel Efficiency If you notice that your miles per gallon (MPG) have gone down, it could actually be any number of automotive problems including the engine, exhaust system, wheel alignment, tire air pressure and other systems. The fuel system might also be the cause. There could be a clog in one of the fuel lines or the fil ... read more

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5 Tips for a Healthier Emissions System

5 Tips for a Healthier Emissions System

Perhaps you have an emissions test (smog test) coming up to renew your older car's registration. Maybe you want to do your part to minimize harmful emissions in the environment. Or, you would simply like to keep your car healthy for many years to come. All of these are great reasons to take care of your vehicle's emissions system. The emissions/exhaust system is there to expel toxic gases away from your engine and burn off dangerous fumes before they are released out of the tailpipe. It also plays a significant part in fuel economy. A poor emissions system and/or damaged exhaust components can severely impact your vehicle's average miles per gallon (MPG). Here are 5 tips you can follow for a healthier emissions system: 1. Take Care of Regular Maintenance Getting regular oil changes is one way to keep your engine and emissions system in good shape. Rotating tires and keep them at proper air pressures will also help, along with checking fluids and taking c ... read more

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Keep Your Car Safe and Healthy This Winter

Keep Your Car Safe and Healthy This Winter

It's the winter season in Northern Delaware and that means you need to be extra careful when out on the road. Traction can be compromised by ice, rain and snow. Visibility may be limited by shorter days and more difficult driving conditions. One way you can be safer while driving in winter weather is to take care of your vehicle's maintenance needs. If you haven't had your car, truck or SUV serviced yet this winter, it may be time to bring it into Fox Run Auto in Bear for a tune-up or specific automotive maintenance services. Here are a few items to consider: Brakes, Wheels and Tires Where the rubber meets the road is very important to your safety as a driver, as well as for the overall health and performance of your vehicle. Your tires should be in good shape with ample tread. Some drivers may even opt to switch over to winter ... read more

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