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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Android Auto Overview

Android Auto advertises as being an app that allows you to do more while driving. It’s all that and more! It allows you to use your Android phone or device (tablet) while continuing to drive safely down the road. Your vehicle must be compatible with Android Auto, and most newer vehicles are compatible.

Once you connect your Android device to your vehicle, your wireless internet will pick up Android Auto, and all your phone’s apps will show up on your heads-up display. You can get directions to the mall, make phone calls, send texts, use the navigation system…

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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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Why You Should Choose the Nissan Sentra in Wilmington

There are many reasons that the Nissan Sentra is a great choice, including its efficiency and its comfort. It also gives you a great deal of safety and tech features, especially for the price. At Cox Auto Group, we want to go over some of the highlights. 

All three of the available Sentra trims move around beautifully with a 149-horsepower four-cylinder engine. Another thing all of the new models have in common is an efficient continuously variable transmission. The Sentra is a front-wheel-drive vehicle. 

 

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Nissan Rogue Interior Features

The Nissan Rogue has enough room for five people. There is also enough space to handle the unexpected cargo that you may encounter. It has a divide and hide system. It will give you six different ways to organize the cargo space. You can choose the best temperature for your car with the tri-zone automatic temperature control. There are three different settings that can be selected. This vehicle has hands-free access. You can open your vehicle by kicking your foot underneath the bumper.

The Dual Pane Panoramic Moonroof allows you to bring the sun in so that you can have…

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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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