Monthly Archives: February 2013

Tracking True in Delaware: Wheel Alignment in Wilmington

The biggest issue for Wilmington area drivers is always safety. When your vehicle wheels are out of alignment, the vehicle will pull to one side, which could lead to an accident. When you're vehicle is out of alignment, you should have it taken care of right away at PONTE'S AUTOCARE in Wilmington. When undergoing an alignment service at PONTE'S AUTOCARE, your vehicle is put on an alignment rack where the tires, steering and suspension parts are checked for damage. Then the alignment is charted and checked against the factory settings.Precision adjustments are made to bring the wheels back into alignment. This gets all four wheels going in exactly the same direction.Wilmington drivers should be aware of the signs of alignment problems. These include the car pulling to one side. Also, the steering wheel may not be centered when you're going straight. If you see the edges of one or more tires rapidly ... read more

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PONTE'S AUTOCARE: Good Service and Good Fuel Economy

Most Wilmington auto owners want to save on gas and seek our advice on improving economy. At PONTE'S AUTOCARE, we are frequently asked, however, if it is really worth the extra effort. Just how much money can Wilmington drivers actually save?In today's PONTE'S AUTOCARE article, we're focusing on the things you can do to improve your vehicle’s economydriving around Delaware. We'll tell you the potential savings per gallon of gas at $3.50, and we'll show a chart that also shows the savings at $3.00 and $4.00.   DOLLARS PER GALLON $3.00 / $3.50 / $4.00 TUNE UP 4%.12.14.16 The next item is replacing a clogged engine air filter. Your engine needs enough air to burn fuel efficiently for the best mileage. A clean air filter means you get plenty of air. The fact that the air's clean protects your engine. That can save you up to 10 percent or 35 cents a gallon.   DOLLARS PER GALLON$3 ... read more

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Serpentine Belt Service at PONTE'S AUTOCARE in Wilmington

Don't you hate it when you hear that squeal from under the hood when you're zipping down a busy Wilmington road? It usually means there is a problem with the serpentine belt. The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine accessories. It runs the alternator - which charges the battery; the water pump - which cools the engine; the air conditioning and the power steering pump. All are pretty important parts. It is called a serpentine belt because it snakes around a bunch of engine components. Serpentine belts are amazingly tough. They can last for years and go long distances. Like all moving parts, however, they eventually wear out. If your belt breaks while you are driving around Wilmington, everything will come to a halt within minutes. You need to stop the vehicle immediately or it will overheat, potentially causing engine damage. You can be sure that it won't happen at a convenient time or place. (As if there was a convenient time or place!) You might even need to get yo ... read more

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