Welcome to the Fox Run Auto Blog!

Warm up with Mikes!

Thank you for visiting the Fox Run Auto Service Center Blog! This is the first article of what will be many posted on this site. With this blog, our goal is to provide helpful information about automotive care, as well as insight into the way we do business at Fox Run Auto. To stay in touch with our blog, you can follow us here every week or like us on Facebook to receive links to the weekly article posts.

About Us

Fox Run Auto was started over 23 years ago by owner, Michael DeFino. Our shop has been an integral part of Bear and the surrounding Northern Delaware communities ever since. We proudly provide quality automotive service and automotive repair to the people of Bear, Newark, Middletown, Glasgow, Elkton, New Castle, Smyrna and Wilmington. We want to be your trusted resource, whether you simply need routine maintenance or major repairs to your car, truck or van.

Owner Mike DeFino is one of the three friendly Mikes leading the way at Fox Run Automotive. He is joined by Mike Accursi, who is General Manager of the shop and is a true technical wizard. He is an ASE Master Certified technician, L1 Advanced Engine Specialist, Delaware Certified Emission Repair Technician and all around good guy. Mike Riley is the engine that keeps our shop running. He manages the workflow and keeps the communication going between our technicians and our service advisors up front.

Our Services

If your check engine light comes on or you have concerns about your vehicle's performance, bring it into our Bear automotive shop and let our experts take a look. We are a certified NAPA Auto Care Center, linked to a nationwide network of exceptional repair facilities. Our technicians are experts in all facets of automotive repair and preventative maintenance, including brakes, tires, diagnostics, engine repair, transmission service, wheel alignment, exhaust, timing belt, water pump, hoses, radiator, drivetrain, oil changes and more! Most parts and labor are backed by Fox Run Automotive's 2 year, 24,000 mile warranty program.

We often get asked for price quotes over the phone, but automotive repair is rarely a "one size fits all" scenario. Some maintenance services are pretty standard, but other repairs require more information. Fox Run Auto's technicians may need to perform an inspection or run diagnostics to get to the root of the problem. Once we truly know what the issue is, we can then offer our expert recommendations and provide a more accurate price estimate. That way you can make a more educated decision. That's our promise to you.

"Our service philosophy is to provide knowledgeable, honest service at a competitive price," says Mike DeFino. "We believe strongly in helping to create an educated automobile owner, who is empowered to make well-reasoned decisions regarding maintenance or repairs."

A Comfortable Car Care Experience

While your car is in our auto shop, you can relax comfortably in our customer lounge. It features a large flat-screen TV and ultra comfy leather couches. You can enjoy free wi-fi and fresh hot coffee all day long. 

On this blog, we will be posting articles every week on a variety of topics. We'll share helpful car care tips. We'll feature customer stories and testimonials. We'll talk about different automotive services provided by Fox Run Auto, as well as shop news and employee profiles. This blog will give you a chance to learn more about us and how we can help you with all your automotive repair needs.

If your check engine light is on or you need routine maintenance, call Mike DeFino's Fox Run Auto Care Center today at (302) 597-9205 or schedule your service appointment online. Also, be sure to follow us on Facebook and stay in touch. We always love hearing feedback from our customers!


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