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How to Keep Your Car Healthy for Many Years to Come

How to Keep Your Car Healthy for Many Years to Come

Some of us like to get a new car every few years. Then, there are those of us who depend on our vehicles for many, many years. We love our cars and we are content to drive them until the wheels fall off. If you are that type of person, then you will want to read this article. These are some tips from Fox Run Auto to help you extend the lifespan of your vehicle and keep it healthy for as long as you own it. Even if you plan to trade in your car after a few years, you may still want to read this to maximize the vehicle's trade-in/resale value when the time comes. Here are 10 ways to keep your car running well for many years to come: 1. Oil Changes This is the most common maintenance service, but it is also the most important. You want to get your oil changed regularly, usually every 3,000-6,000 miles depending on the make, model and age of the vehicle ... read more

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5 Reasons to Get Your Wheel Alignment Checked this Winter

5 Reasons to Get Your Wheel Alignment Checked this Winter

Proper wheel alignment is always important. It provides better handling and safety, while also protecting important vehicular systems and components like brakes, wheels, tires, suspension and differentials. Having your wheels aligned is even more important during the winter season when the roads are slick and you want to stay as safe as possible. Here are 5 reasons why it's a good idea to get your wheel alignment checked this winter, according to the Northern Delaware automotive specialists at Fox Run Auto: 1. Driver Safety Of course, the number one reason for good wheel alignment in winter is safety. Your vehicle will handle better with tougher road conditions like ice, rain and snow. That makes your car safer to drive, which is beneficial to you, your passengers and ... read more

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8 Signs Your Car is Overdue for an Oil Change

8 Signs Your Car is Overdue for an Oil Change

When your car, truck or SUV is due for an oil change, you should never wait too long. Most modern vehicles will let you know precisely when service is needed. On older vehicles, you may just have to watch the mileage or check the calendar (usually every 3-6 months, depending on how often your vehicle requires service). If you are a Fox Run Auto customer, we'll gladly set you up on a regular maintenance plan with reminders when certain services are due. Here are some of the signs that will let you know when your vehicle is due for an oil change: 1. Low Oil Level Almost all vehicles make it very easy to get under the hood and manually check your oil. Pull out the dipstick and wipe it clean before sticking it back in. On the second check, the first thing you will want to look at is the fluid level. If it is too low, you may be due fo ... read more

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4 Signs of Automotive Emissions Problems

4 Signs of Automotive Emissions Problems

All modern vehicles have an emissions control system that is designed to minimize the amounts of noxious gas expelled into the environment. The fuel tank, engine, crankcase, carburetor and exhaust system can all produce harmful gases and the emissions system (also known as the EVAP system) helps to control how those gases are burned off before any exhaust fumes are expelled from the tailpipe.  The newer the car, the more sophisticated the emissions control system and its various sensors and components will be. As emissions standards continue to get stricter, it's vital that your exhaust system and other emissions controls are working properly. Fox Run Auto is an emissions specialist has identified four common signs that your vehicle might be having emissions system problems: 1. Warning Lights The most c ... read more

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Are You Due for New Tires?

Are You Due for New Tires?

Nobody ever wants to deal with getting new tires for their car, truck or SUV. Like a lot of automotive maintenance tasks, it's just something that has to be done every once in awhile. The more you drive, the more the treads will wear out. Eventually, it becomes quite dangerous to drive on bald tires. Losing Control on the Road When tires lose their tread depth, you minimize the traction between the rubber and the road. You may find the wheels slip upon acceleration or the vehicle drifts a bit on corners. You might not come to a full stop as quickly or easily. Obviously, all of these scenarios can be a little scary when you don't have complete control of your vehicle while driving. You are endangering yourself and anyone else on the roads or sidewalks around you! Beware of Blowouts! The biggest concern of worn tires is that you run the risk of a blowout. A weak tire ca ... read more

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