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Have Your Cabin and Air Filter Replaced

At Cox Auto Sales, we understand how important regular vehicle maintenance can be. Getting your oil changed, making sure your tires have good air pressure and making sure you have the right amount of fluids are all steps you can take to protect your vehicle, and in turn, keep you safe on the roads around Wilmington, DE. 

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How to Successfully Charge an Automotive Battery

Charging an automotive batter is a crucial skill for Wilmington, DE drivers to learn. The first step is making sure your vehicle's battery is properly prepared. While modern vehicles commonly allow their batteries to be charged in the original location, there are some models that need their batteries lifted first.

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Quick Intro to Belts and Hoses

All too often overlooked, belts and hoses are among the most critical parts in your car. They also tend to be the parts that fail the first and the most frequently. Our service team at Cox Auto Group offers a quick intro to belts and hoses, what they are and what they do.

Belts that Drive Accessories

The power steering, AC compressor and alternator are all accessories in your vehicle that need a belt to help them function, namely the serpentine belt. Aptly named, it 'snakes' around the front of your traditional gas-powered engine. Also in the engine, the timing…

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Routine Suspension Alignments Save You Money

Why should you have Cox Auto Group repair technicians routinely realign your vehicle's suspension? For one thing, proper alignment saves Wilmington drivers money.

Suspension Alignment Explained

An alignment is the adjustment of suspension components, so the tires are parallel to the car's center. On a properly aligned vehicle, the movement of the tires is perfectly synchronized.

When You Need An Alignment

An alignment is needed if your steering wheel isn't centered while the car is going straight, the steering wheel doesn't

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How to Avoid a Tire Blowout

Few things scarier when you’re driving than having a tire blowout. Tire blowouts are not just inconvenient but can also be very dangerous. Here are some helpful tips to avoid having a tire blowout.

Check the air pressure on your tires regularly. Just because they had sufficient air last week is no guarantee it’s good this week. If your tire pressure monitor indicates low tire pressure, don’t ignore it. Your tire’s air pressure can fluctuate in extreme cold or extreme hot temperatures.

 

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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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