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How to Avoid Hydroplaning

Hydroplaning is a potentially dangerous action that occurs while driving on slick roads. The tires become unable to grip the road and glide on the water sitting on the road's surface. We at Cox Auto Sales want everyone to stay safe, so have compiled a few safety tips to avoid hydroplaning.

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Transmissions Overview From Cox Auto Sales

The transmission is the portion of the vehicle that helps you drive around Wilmington, DE efficiently. It takes the power from the engine and transfers them to the wheels. The clutch is the portion that transfers the power from the engine to the wheels. The automatic transmission automatically changes the gears. 

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Giving Another Car a Jump Start

Dealing with a dead battery isn't anyone's idea of fun, including us here at Cox Auto Group in Wilmington, DE. However, this situation doesn't have to be so dire. A battery can be given a jump start if you have a helper vehicle and a set of jumper cables.

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Paying Attention to Exhaust Leak Signs

The exhaust system of your vehicle is important because it aids in decreasing the emissions that come from your vehicle. As with other systems, it's possible that you could have an exhaust leak that develops. A common sign of a leak that you want to get checked by Cox Auto Group is engine noise. 

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Types of Winter Tires

If you live in a place where the weather is cold for many months of the year, then you might be looking for winter tires. Winter tires are specially designed to work well on ice and snow, which is perfect if you have to drive on roads that have been treated with salt! But what types of winter tires should you buy? Well, we're going to answer that question for you.

Type 1: Studded Winter Tires

The first type of winter tire you will want to look at is studded snow tires. Studded winter tires are exactly like regular…

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How to Correct a Slide on Icy Roads

It's winter and we're all worried about our cars getting stuck on ice. If you find yourself in this situation, here are some tips on how to get out of it.

1) You need to figure out what type of car you have before proceeding. A front wheel drive vehicle will require a different method than rear wheel drive or four-wheel drive vehicles. Rear wheel drives will usually be easier to correct because the engine is located at the back of the car which makes it easier for them to push themselves off with their own power.

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Engine Cooling & Radiator Service

Your radiator is designed to help remove excess heat from the engine. It is a part of the vehicle's cooling system. There are several signs that you may notice if it is time for you to get your radiator repaired. You can look at the radiator and tell that something is wrong with it. If it is rusty, then it is time for you to have it repaired. Your radiator develops rust because it is exposed to moisture.

You may also notice a colorful leak coming from your car. Coolant is typically a pink, yellow or bright green color…

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