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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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The Purpose of Your Vehicle's Gaskets

While issues with your car are never welcoming, it's good to know what can cause common problems so that they can be remedied quickly. Here at Cox Auto Group, we want to help Newark, DE drivers understand how their vehicles work. Your vehicle has hundreds of gaskets, and it's important that they are replaced when needed to avoid costly repairs.

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You Probably Don't Know This About Your Muffler

When it comes to mufflers on a vehicle, one common misconception is that they're a superfluous feature. It can be easy to hear a motorcycle's roar and assume that all cars should sound like that, but this just isn't the case. In fact, your muffler may be far more important than you thought.

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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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The Backup Camera on Your Vehicle Provides You with Extra Safety

Your safety is our top priority here at Cox Auto Group. Federal law requires every new vehicle under 10,000 pounds to have rearview monitoring technology as of May 2018. We want to make sure you are aware that every one of our new vehicles is equipped with a backup camera.

Safety is the primary advantage of having a rear-mounted video camera. It can help to prevent accidents while you’re backing up. The camera gives you a wide image of what’s behind you on a monitor on your dashboard. This helps to eliminate blind spots and gives you…

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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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Making a Winter Survival Kit for Your Car

Avoid the very worst of being stranded in the snow by equipping your car with an emergency kit filled with useful items.

Prepare for a puncture by keeping a tire gauge, portable electric tire pump, foaming tire sealant and necessary tools on hand. Include useful items like duct tape, a flashlight, a tow rope, jumper cables and a fire extinguisher. To keep you from getting stuck, pack a shovel and a heavy bag of kitty litter in your trunk. Not only will the weight of it help keep your car stable, but you can also scatter it on snow or…
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