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Brake Fluid 101


Also commonly known as hydraulic fluid, brake fluid is an essential component of any vehicle's braking system. The various parts of the braking system will not operate without this fluid and the vehicle will not able to stop. The fluid delivers the force of the braking motion to the wheels and it is this pressure that stops the movement of the car.

Although the function and importance of brake fluid are easy to understand, there is a wide variety of fluids on the market today. The two primary types of brake fluid are glycol-based fluids and silicon-based fluids. The…
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Lights And The Alternator


If the alternator in the vehicle does not operate properly, then there isn't enough electrical power in the car for it to move. There are a few signs that you can look for if you suspect that there are issues with the alternator.

A warning light that looks like a battery might illuminate on the dashboard. There could also be letters that look like "ALT." Pay attention to the lights on the car, especially the headlights. Any kind of dimming could be an indication that there is something wrong with the alternator. Sometimes, you can hear whining coming from…
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Join us at the 20th Michigan International Auto Show



Discover what drives you at the 20th Michigan International Auto Show! Check out your next new car, car manufacturers from around the world will bring their finest traveling displays with new vehicles including sedans, vans, SUVs, trucks, hybrids, sports cars and more!

2018 Show Dates & Hours:
Thu, Feb 1: 11am-9:30pm
Fri, Feb 2: 11am-9:30pm
Sat, Feb 3: 10am-9:30pm
Sun, Feb 4: 10am-5pm

Click here for more info or to purchase tickets in…
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Waiting to change your oil makes sense


In the past, automobiles were not as sophisticated as they are now. It was a rule that car oil needed to be changed every 1500 to 3000 miles. However, advancements in the technology of automobile engine, as well as oil chemistry, now allow for vehicles that can now go anywhere from 5000 to 10000 miles without an oil change.

The engine that is presently in your car now is many generations newer than the original engines that were on the market several decades ago. One can quickly see that better oils have been made through the years...
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Why Keeping a Full Gas Tank is Important in the Winter


Some may wonder what all the fuss is about when it comes to whether or not your gas tank is full or close to empty in the winter. Some people have even said that if you have an almost empty tank, your gas mileage will be better. That rumor has been squelched, but there is significance in keeping your gas tank as full as possible during the colder months of winter.

The less gas that is in the tank of your vehicle when it is cold out means that there is more air taking up space. Air harbors moisture which…
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Win tickets to see STOMP - Broadway Grand Rapids

Win a 4-Pack of Tickets to Stomp on Broadway
Fox Motors is a proud sponsor for Broadway Grand Rapids.  We have the opportunity to be giving away three 4-packs of tickets for the first 2018 performances!
                   
Click the button below to enter to win tickets to one of three shows from January 18-20 in Grand Rapids. It takes less than a minute!
                   
                   
                   
                   
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Don't Forget About Your Windshield Wiper Blades This Winter


Many of us vehicle owners and drivers out there generally tend to take for granted one of the most vital parts of our vehicles. In fact, it is usually not until they are directly needed that we even bother to consider them. While not flashy, your windshield wipers are an absolutely crucial part of your vehicle.

On a good weather day, we scarcely think about our windshield wipers and what they do for us. With winter coming in full force, consideration for your wiper blade is extremely important. Regular windshield wipers are made from rubber and are simply not geared…
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How To Travel With Food Over The Holidays

You love to cook, but you are scared to bring your fresh soup in your car. What if it spills while you're driving? A huge container full of soup can be a disaster for your vehicle if it is spilled. Follow these tips if you want to make sure your soup and other food doesn't spill.

Only use containers that have a strong and sturdy lid. After the lid is applied, tape the lid down or tie it down with some string or rope. This will ensure that your food doesn't come out of the container. Strap…
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