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Getting to Know the Backup Camera

A backup camera is an unsung safety component on most vehicles. That's the consensus among the team here at Cox Auto Group. Backup cameras are federally mandated on all vehicles under 10,000 pounds, as of 2018. Did you know that? Here are a few other details about backup cameras you may find interesting.

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Covering Small Areas with Paint on Your Car

After finding out the correct color of paint for your vehicle so that you can touch up scratches and imperfections that you see, you need to first use a primer on the area before the paint. Make sure there is no rust on the area that you're painting. If you notice any rust or weak areas, it's a good idea to find an arrestor in Wilmington, DE area or at Cox Auto Group to keep any rust from spreading after you've painted.

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Get Ready for the School Carpool

As those summer evenings get shorter, it's time for families to start thinking about fall and the start of school. If your son's or daughter's school day is packed with activities, you're probably putting a lot of miles on your car. Joining, or setting up, a carpool can help you get some extra years of use out of your vehicle.

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Are Summer Tires Better Than All-Season Tires?

As the temperatures rise, we here at Cox Auto Group in Newark, DE want to be sure that you as an informed car owner know what the best type of tires are to have on your car. While all season tires may be better in some cases, there are many downfalls to them as well.

For instance, in order to last linger, they typically have much less traction than summer tires. 

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The Basics of a Backup Camera

A backup camera is a safety feature used in some vehicles to make backing up your car easier. At Cox Auto Group, a member of our sales team can talk to you about the vehicles we have that come with this added safety feature.

When the camera is turned on, you can see behind your vehicle without turning your head around. 

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Protect Your Car with a Car Cover!

Car covers can be hard to use on a daily basis, but putting it into your routine can save you money and keep your car looking great for years! There are many things that a car cover can protect your car from such as weather, sun damage, rocks, dirt, and rust.

Sun is very damaging to the paint job of any vehicle. It can also damage interior surfaces such as your dash and material on your seats.

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Reasons for a Soft Brake Pedal

When you put pressure on the brakes to stop your vehicle, your brake pedal should have a firm feel to it. If your brake pedal feels soft, or if your brake pedal pushes down far to the floorboard, that is a signal of a brake system problem.

A soft brake pedal has several potential causes. One cause is air in the brake lines. 

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Fact or Fiction: Synthetic Oil

Synthetic motor oil was first introduced in the 1970s. Since then, many inaccuracies about the product have been floating around. We're going to break down a couple of these myths so that you can get the information you need to make important decisions about your vehicle.

One of the most common myths is that synthetic oil causes engine leaks. This myth started because earlier formulas caused rubber seals in the engine to shrink. However, synthetic oil has gone a long way since those days. 

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