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Can Seasonal Cooling System Checks Prevent Overheating Issues?

The cooling system that resides under the hood of your vehicle is responsible for keeping the temperature conditions in your cylinders under control. The many parts of this system all suffer from the cumulative effects of wear and tear, but at the same time, they decline at different rates. Because of this phenomenon, it can be hard to predict which part will fail and cause overheating issues at the worst possible moment.

The good news is, you can prevent many cooling system issues by giving your system regular cooling network checks. One of the best time to have your radiator…

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Keeping a Closer Eye on Your Car Tires When the Tire Pressure Light is Illuminated

By taking a more proactive approach to the health of the tires on your car, you will help to reduce the likelihood of serious issues if the tire pressure lights become illuminated.
  • During the winter, the cold weather can cause the tire pressure to drop in each tire, setting off the indicators.
  • During the summer, the heat can cause the pressure to actually increase in the tires and set off the indicators again.
  • Look to see if the tires have uneven wear spots, this is also an indication that the tires could fail at high speeds.
  • Make sure there is…
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Collecting Kids' Food Basket Wish List Items

All Month Long: Fox Motors is Collecting Items for Kids’ Food Basket!

From March 1st through 31st, we will be collecting wish list items for Kids’ Food Basket! Items collected will go directly toward attacking childhood hunger in our community.
Wish List Items Needed

Snack-size zipper bags
Bulk pretzel twists
Toasted oats cereal (Cheerios)
Cheese and cracker packs
Granola bars
Fruit or applesauce cups/pouches
#KFBGoOrange: Friday, March 23

Join us and Kids’ Food Basket…
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Is All Brake Fluid the Same?

Brake fluid is a highly compressible hydraulic oil that resists heat buildup. Brake fluid is responsible for moving brake parts within your car. Without brake fluid, you cannot stop your vehicle.

Brake fluid comes in two formulas. The oldest on the market is glycol based. Glycol formulas have worked well for decades. Today, glycol brake fluid is used in cars that do not have ABS braking systems.

The other type of brake fluid is silicon-based. The fluid has a slicker property than the glycol formulated braking fluid. The silicon-based braking fluid was developed for the ABS.

Once you...

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What Does Your Vehicle's Alternator Do?

Your car battery lasts far longer than either your phone or laptop battery. Why is that? We here at Fox Kia in Grand Rapids are here to tell you why your vehicle's alternator is the key to answering that question.

An alternator generates electricity when your car is on and driving. This electricity is then used to recharge your car battery so that it is able to start your car the next time you go out for a drive. Most automotive experts agree that an alternator can last upwards of 150,000 miles or up to seven years, whichever…
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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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Trying To Save Money? Don't Skimp On Your Gas Tank This Winter

Although it’s tempting to only add the amount of gas you need, that is not a great practice for your gas tank. Especially during the winter months when temperatures fluctuate. Here are the important reasons that keeping your tank full through the winter months is vital to your car’s health and your spending budget.
  • Cars and trucks with fuel tanks filled below half tank tend to freeze, because of the air filled with water vapor.
  • The frozen water melts and enters the fuel line causing damage all the way to your engine.
  • Water that has mixed with the…
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Tires Inspected on a Regular Basis can Reduce Wear

The reason your car tires wear so fast and you are spending so much on new tires too frequently could be because you are not getting the tires inspected often enough. Here are just a few of the reason to get the car to Fox Kia so the team can properly rotate those tires and get you on your way.

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Are You Confused About 4WD and AWD?

At Fox Kia in Grand Rapids, we understand that 4-Wheel Drive and All-Wheel Drive can sound pretty much the same. Don't worry about it. We're here to help you decide which option would be best for you.

The first thing that you have to look at when deciding which option would be best for you is to understand the weather that you would be driving in regularly.

Why Get a Car with a 4-Wheel Drive?

For starters, if you are living in climates where there's snow, then it would make much more sense to purchase a vehicle…
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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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