Is Radiator Service Important?

As you know, your engine can heat up quickly. Moving parts create friction, and without a way to disperse the heat, your engine can quickly become overwhelmed. There are several systems that regulate the temperature in your engine, including fans and coolant. Your radiator absorbs the excess heat, protecting precision systems from damage.

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How the Hyundai Venue Prevents You From Hitting Obstacles in the Road

Youre driving along or backing out of a parking space, and suddenly an obstacle appears in the road. Maybe it's an animal, a pedestrian, or another vehicle. Whatever the case, these obstacles often pop up so suddenly that we don't have time to react.

For this reason, we frequently recommend the Hyundai Venue at Cox Auto Group. The Hyundai Venue detects any obstacles in your path, even the ones that you can't see, and warns you immediately. It even applies the brakes if necessary. The Hyundai Venue also detects obstacles behind you when you're trying to…

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Accessorize your Nissan Rogue Sport without Limits

The Nissan Rogue’s accessories cover every need from function to style. These innovative accessories can be seen at Cox Auto Group.

  • Roof cargo Adding roof rail cross bars give you the ability to use attachments to transport anything up to 100 pounds.
  • Fresh air all the time Side window deflectors allow you to get fresh air with reduced wind and rain as you ride around Wilmington.
  • Camping in your Rogue The ultimate accessory. The hatch tent attaches to your Rogue’s hatch back or used as a stand-alone tent.
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Transmissions

The transmission of your car, truck, or SUV plays a role in determining how it drives. A manual transmission will require you to use the clutch pedal and a gear shifter to move between gears.

This is uncommon in the US, but more common in Europe. An automatic transmission has mechanisms that change the gears for you. There is also a special type of automatic transmission called a continuously variable transmission, or CVT, that has no proper gears at all-- it has a belt that automatically governs the engine. 

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A Properly Functioning Differential is Necessary for Making Turns

Imagine driving your vehicle without being able to make any turns. It can happen when your differential is not working the way it is supposed to work. Many of the components in your vehicle have a specific function. The purpose of the differential is to allow you to easily make turns by allowing the pair of wheels on either side of your vehicle to rotate at different speeds.

There are three types of differentials. The Open differential is the most common and is used on many different types of vehicles. 

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Discover the Many Ford Escape Amenities

Drivers switching from a car to an SUV often find it difficult to transition. Many drivers choose the Ford Escape, a popular compact sport utility vehicle. There is so much to like about the Ford Escape between its roomy exterior and classy trim to its superb gas mileage. Even better are its many exciting amenities. Stop at Cox Auto Group to check out the Ford Escape and talk to our salespeople.

The Ford Escape is loaded with amenities to keep all the occupants happy and content. 

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Automotive Gaskets: The Basics

Most of us don't hear about automotive gaskets until they blow and it's time to replace them. Our Cox Auto Group service department encounters this scenario daily. People always ask, "What are gaskets and why are they necessary?" Here's the rundown.

Sealing the Deal


Gaskets form seals between components in your vehicle. They prevent fluids from leaking out and keep other fluids, gases and debris from getting into parts. Most gaskets have a five to 10-year shelf life. That's probably why most of us never hear about them. The gaskets you do hear about are usually…
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Using a Clay Bar to Detail Your Vehicle

While you may have just washed and waxed your vehicle, there could still be imperfections that are on the surface. You can't necessarily see them with the naked eye, but you can usually feel them with your hand. If your vehicle's surface doesn't feel as smooth as glass, it might be time to think about using a clay bar to detail your automobile.

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Car Covers Make Life Better

You can only imagine what it would feel like to have your car stolen from you. This is your only means of transportation to get where you need to go, and someone feels that they have the right to take it away from you just because they want to make some money at your expense. 

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