Monthly Archives: July 2011

Battery Replacement for Your vehicle

Modern vehicles in and around Wilmington run on 12 volt electrical systems. 12 volts is enough to get the job done for Wilmington drivers without having so much power that there is danger of electrocution. But today's vehicles have more electrical components and do-dads than ever before. This really strains your electrical system, making it hard for the battery to keep up. Think about it: electric seats, seat heaters, power locks windows and sun roofs. And then us Delaware drivers have all the power outlets for our cell phones, computers and DVD players.We also have navigation systems and powerful stereos. Plus there are all the engine and transmission computers, traction control, stability control, anti-lock brakes, sensors and on and on. Even the security system is running off the battery while the car is turned off.Fortunately, battery technology has given Wilmington drivers resilient batteries that are able to meet these strenuous requirements. But the fact is, batteries just ... read more

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Parts

Does Your Car Have A Recall Item?

No matter how well they're made, vehicles are bound to have problems with their design or manufacturing. Think of all the moving parts. When the government thinks a problem is really serious, they require the vehicle manufacturer to issue recall notices to Wilmington residents and to fix the affected vehicles free of charge. The they try to contact all Wilmington residents who own that type of car so they can have it taken care of at their Wilmington service center. To find out if your car has any recall issues, give us a call: PONTE'S AUTOCARE2401 Concord PikeWilmington, Delaware 19803302-478-9786 These recalls always affect safety, so Wilmington residents would be wise to take them seriously. It's really easy to find out if a vehicle is being recalled. For links to government sites, look in the AutoNetTV website. Other website include: carfax.com; autobytel.com; and dmv.org. All of these sites have free recall searches.Recalls are pretty serious for Wilmin ... read more

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Maintenance

Odometer Rollback on Your Wilmington, Delaware Vehicle

  How do Wilmington drivers know if an odometer is telling the truth?Well, back in '86, Congress passed the Truth-in-Mileage Act to protect Delaware consumers against mileage fraud. It says a Delaware seller must certify the mileage reported is the actual mileage.To have your odometer checked in Wilmington, Delaware, stop by PONTE'S AUTOCARE: PONTE'S AUTOCARE2401 Concord PikeWilmington, Delaware 19803   If it isn't, the seller must say why; for example, maybe the odometer is past its mechanical limits. Some older odometers only go to 99,999 and then start over at 0. Or, the odometer has been tampered with, broken or replaced.If the seller tells you the mileage isn't accurate, there's not much chance of putting a good number to it. And there's the unscrupulous seller who claims the reading is true, but it isn't. What can Wilmington vehicle owners do?You can go to www.CarFax.com, where, for a small fee, they ... read more

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Older Vehicles
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