• The Best Test

    Sunday 24 June 2018

    Would you buy a jacket without even trying it on? Probably not, but it might surprise you that one study shows about half the people buy a vehicle after a short test drive around the block or none at all.  If you're in the market for another vehicle, make sure you check out the most important things so you'll know if that's the right vehicle for you. Check out the gadgets.  Love a good sound system? Then turn it up loud.  Does it have enough bass for you? See how you like its navi... read more

  • Battery Maintenance Tips From PONTE'S AUTOCARE

    Monday 18 June 2018

    When it comes to your vehicle, it all starts with the battery. Proper battery maintenance is important for two reasons:First, your vehicle won't start or run without it. Second, it is the key to the long life of your auto electrical system. If your battery isn't working efficiently, your alternator has to work overtime to make up for it, and other electrical components can suffer as well.A number of years ago sealed batteries were introduced to the local Wilmington, Delaware, market. They were h... read more

  • Wasteful Thinking

    Sunday 10 June 2018

    With the weather getting colder, you might be tempted to start your vehicle up, let it idle for 15 or 20 minutes and then get in the nice, cozy cabin.  Some vehicles offer remote starting that let you do that from the comfort of your home or apartment.  But is letting your vehicle idle like that good for it? Manufacturers say it doesn't harm the vehicle.  They say it's because modern vehicles are made differently from those in the past.  Just about all newer vehicles employ f... read more

  • Wasteful Thinking

    Sunday 10 June 2018

    With the weather getting colder, you might be tempted to start your vehicle up, let it idle for 15 or 20 minutes and then get in the nice, cozy cabin.  Some vehicles offer remote starting that let you do that from the comfort of your home or apartment.  But is letting your vehicle idle like that good for it? Manufacturers say it doesn't harm the vehicle.  They say it's because modern vehicles are made differently from those in the past.  Just about all newer vehicles employ f... read more

  • Regular Schedule or Severe Service Schedule at PONTE'S AUTOCARE?

    Wednesday 06 June 2018

    Today's PONTE'S AUTOCARE article focuses on severe service maintenance. Many Wilmington drivers are not aware of them and yet there are also very vocal advocates in Delaware who think that severe service schedules apply to everyone. Somewhere between a complete lack of awareness and the dire blanket statements lies a reasonable approach to severe service maintenance at PONTE'S AUTOCARE.To back up a little, vehicle owner's manuals have schedules for preventive maintenance: things... read more

  • Things Aren't Always What They Seem

    Sunday 27 May 2018

    If you drive, you know at some point, something's going to go wrong with your vehicle.  And sometimes, it's pretty easy to figure out what's wrong, like a flat tire.  But sometimes your vehicle's symptoms can be really puzzling. One driver in Delaware was heading to work on a hot July day and noticed when he pressed the accelerator, sometimes it wouldn't do anything. He also noticed his cruise control wouldn't work and his traction control light was constantly on, very unusual. He was... read more

  • Things Aren't Always What They Seem

    Sunday 27 May 2018

    If you drive, you know at some point, something's going to go wrong with your vehicle.  And sometimes, it's pretty easy to figure out what's wrong, like a flat tire.  But sometimes your vehicle's symptoms can be really puzzling. One driver in Delaware was heading to work on a hot July day and noticed when he pressed the accelerator, sometimes it wouldn't do anything. He also noticed his cruise control wouldn't work and his traction control light was constantly on, very unusual. He was... read more

  • Let PONTE'S AUTOCARE Help You Keep Your Vehicle Another Couple of Years

    Tuesday 22 May 2018

    Wilmington area residents may remember when the U.S. government's “Cash for Clunkers” program made a splash on the news scene. People were offered incentives to trade in old vehicles for new, in the interest of better and improved air quality from reduced emissions.But a lot of Wilmington drivers want to hang onto their old clunkers. They're dependable and they're paid for. Owners would love to see the odometers on those vehicles turn past 200,000 miles (320,000 km)... read more

  • Fuel Injectors

    Monday 14 May 2018

    The last new American vehicles sold in Wilmington with a carburetor rolled out of the Delaware dealerships in 1990. Since then, all new vehicles here in Wilmington, and nationally, have had fuel injectors. In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your engine. Your engine control computer tells the fuel injector how much gas to deliver as well as the precise time it should be delivered. Of course this happens thousands of times a minute. Fuel i... read more

  • Automotive Tips from PONTE'S AUTOCARE: Air Conditioning ? Common Problem

    Sunday 06 May 2018

    Your auto air conditioning system cools and conditions the air in your passenger compartment when you are driving around Wilmington. It also removes moisture from the air to keep your windows from fogging up.A common A/C problem for Wilmington drivers that visit PONTE'S AUTOCARE is contaminated refrigerant (the gas that cools the air). The inside of the A/C hoses deteriorates over time and tiny fragments of rubber clog passages. This makes the system less efficient and overworks variou... read more

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