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Winter Tires vs. All-Season Tires

At Fox Hyundai, we understand how important it is to have the right tires on your car or truck so that you can maximize your traction in any driving conditions. When most cars leave the factory, they are equipped with all-season tires that will provide quality performance in a wide set of driving conditions.

If you drive often in the winter, having a second set of tires to help you maintain control in snow and ice could help you drive with a higher level of confidence...
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How Fast Should I Bring My Vehicle in for a Recall?

Hearing the word "recall" puts fear into the hearts of most drivers. Although you must pay attention to a recall notice, you don't have to panic by no means. A recall simply means that the manufacturer of your vehicle realizes that a part of parts may pose a safety hazard and should be replaced at your earliest convenience.

The repairs done when involved in a recall are generally performed free of charge to you, the owner. This is because the manufacturer is liable for any injuries that could result from the defective part.

Many drivers wonder if they...

 

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Suspension Service


If you are heading down the road in Grand Rapids and you notice that your car is doing something odd when you hit a turn, such as drifting or leaning, it could be indicative of a problem with your suspension. If you are going over bumps or divots in the road and you notice that the car is having issues like going too low or vibrating a bit too much, this is also likely something to do with the suspension.

 
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Why Are Summer Tires Better Than All-Season Tires?


The tire crew here at Fox Hyundai wanted us to pass on the following information about choosing the right tires this season. All-season tires are not ideal for the summer months, summer tires will actually help improve handling, grip, and cornering.

The unique tread patterns of the summer tires were designed to increase handling in various road conditions. One in particular, when the roads are wet. Rain is pushed to the side of the tires and helps reduce the chance of you losing control of your vehicle.

 
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The Fuel Pump is Integral to the Fuel System

The fuel pump is an integral part of the fuel system and has the important function of pumping fuel from the gas tank to the vehicle's engine. If the fuel pump begins to have problems, then sooner or later the vehicle will stop running because the fuel is not getting to the engine.

A possible indicator of a faulty fuel pump can be if the vehicle starts to occasionally sputter when you are driving at a constant high rate of speed. This can indicate that the pump is having difficulty supplying a steady stream of fuel. Other symptoms can…

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Do Your Brakes Need to Be Replaced?

Unresponsive or slow to respond brake pedals could put you in danger. Soft brake pedals are a sure sign that something is not right with the vehicle's braking system. There could be air in the brake lines, which is an uncomplicated repair. In other cases, the situation could be more involved.

A hole in the brake line could allow the hydraulic fluid to leak out, causing the brakes to fail. The brake lines or calipers could corrode over time, causing them to collapse, crack or fail. There could also be a problem with the car's wheel cylinders, which…

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What is brake fluid?

Of all the various fluids in your vehicle, brake fluid is undoubtedly one of the most important. Over time, your brake fluid can begin to degrade and absorb water, which can diminish your stopping capability and potentially even lead to brake failure. For this reason, we’ll now provide a brief overview of all you need to know about your car’s brake fluid.

A type of hydraulic fluid, brake fluid is what is responsible for transferring the force from your foot pushing on the brake pedal to your vehicle’s brakes themselves. As well, the fluid works to keep…

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Testing out the 3,000-mile oil change myth


There are drivers out there that are under the impression that they still have to have their oil changed every 3,000 miles. These drivers spend their money and their valuable time at service centers more frequently than they need to.

The 3,000-mile rule is a myth if you have a car that was produced within the past twenty years. The easiest way to test this rule is to look at the sticker that is on your windshield from your last oil change. Note the mileage and then look at your odometer and calculate how many miles it has…
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Signs That Your Brakes May Need Maintenance

There are many important parts on your vehicle. Arguably the most important? The brakes are what makes sure your car can stop safely, and ensures the safety of yourself in addition to others who are driving near you. Unfortunately, as is the case with any mechanical part, the brakes can be worn down or damaged over time by regular use.

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