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Maintenance Tips to Save Gas

When taking care of your vehicle, you need to make sure the tires have the proper pressure in them. When one or more of your tires has issues with the amount of air in them, it can impact the way the vehicle handles on the road, leading to more fuel usage when you're driving in Wilmington, DE.

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Importance of Belt and Hose Maintenance

Of all the parts that make up a vehicle, belts and hoses are probably the smallest parts. However, despite their size, they play an important role in keeping your vehicle safe and operational on the road. We offer a full line of belts and hoses at our shop and encourage you to come to Cox Auto Group for tips on hose and belt maintenance.

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Proper Battery Service and Replacement

If you're experiencing battery issues, we offer this post for you today at Cox Auto Group. Do not let battery problems linger. This issue requires your attention before you wind up stuck in a Newark-area parking lot.

Let's begin by determining whether you actually need a new battery now.

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Gripping the Road

When you're at Cox Auto Group to get your tires changed, you might have questions about whether summer tires are better for your vehicle than an all-season design. You're going to have better traction with summer tires as they are designed to drive on wet and dry roads. 

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Why is Brake Fluid Important?

One of the most important parts of your car is the brake system that is of great importance to you when you arrive at a stop sign or your destination. Here at Cox Auto Group, we do not want you to suffer from any brake failure to make sure you are helped to come to a stop by the brakes you have maintained successfully. 

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Avoiding Tire Blowouts Keeps Everyone on the Road Safe

Proper tire maintenance can go a long way toward avoiding a blowout. Ideally, you will do a tire pressure check prior to leaving the house each day, and you should immediately pull over when the low tire pressure indicator comes on. From there, either call for help or use a portable inflation machine to add sufficient air to the tire.

It is also important to avoid putting too much air in a tire. This can increase the chances that it will pop or tear while driving at high rates of speed. If you notice that a tire is worn or…

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Vehicle Dynamics and the Difference Between Oversteer and Understeer

Understeer and oversteer are issues associated with vehicle dynamics. These are issues that motorists typically can feel and recognize. Oversteer occurs when a driver uses a steering wheel to turn and the vehicle moves more broadly than anticipated. Understeer occurs in a situation in which a motorist commands the steering wheel and a smaller than anticipated turn occurs.

Understeer steer is associated with a front-wheel drive car. It happens when the engine sends power to the wheels. A driver can't feel the grip any longer when this powerup occur.

 

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How to Prevent Sliding on Icy Roads

Despite the beauty of winter, icy roads are a major concern for many drivers because they’re a major cause of accidents in the winter. We at Cox Auto Group want you to be prepared for winter driving and the possibility of sliding. We have some great tips to share with you to help make winter driving a little easier.

Drive for the weather. Don’t expect to be able to drive at the same speed as in the summer. If you feel yourself sliding on ice, avoid hitting the brakes because it will make you slide even more. Steer…

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How Temperature Extremes Affect Your Battery

Weather extremes are hard on many systems in your car, especially the battery. Vital for providing that first spark that gets your engine running, your battery can leave you stranded unexpectedly when it fails. Regularly servicing it and getting an inspection when you're headed into the winter and summer seasons will keep it running smoothly.

Winter's harsh temperatures affect the electrolyte fluid inside your battery, causing it to freeze if it is already weakening and demanding more than it is capable of delivering when running multiple systems in subzero temperatures. In the...

 

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