Monthly Archives: May 2016

What You Need to Know from Your PONTE'S AUTOCARE Service Advisor

What You Need to Know from Your PONTE'S AUTOCARE Service Advisor

Wilmington drivers may feel intimidated when they take their vehicles to a service center. They have questions but aren't sure how to ask. They don't want to feel embarrassed about their lack of knowledge. They don't want to make the service technician feel that they don't trust him.If your service advisor at PONTE'S AUTOCARE uses a term you don't understand, just ask him to explain. Remember, they are the auto service experts. If they came to your place of work, they probably wouldn't understand the jargon, either. When you take your vehicle in to be serviced, make sure you understand the financial issues up front. Ask about payment policies, warranties and, of course, the cost of the work being done.It helps to understand basic services your vehicle needs. Know the difference between a quick check-up and a thorough inspection, which you are getting and which you are asking for. Understand that diagnosing a problem takes time, and time isn't free. If you have concerns about cost ... read more

Automotive Tips from PONTE'S AUTOCARE: Wiper Blade Options

Wiper blades are critically important to Wilmington drivers for good driving visibility and safety. When it’s time to replace your wiper blades, there are a number of different wiper blade designs and grades. Wilmington drivers should always use at least the design or grade that came with their vehicle. If you live in Delaware where there is a lot of wet weather, flying insects, or you do a lot of highway driving, you may want to upgrade to a more advanced design or premium quality wiper blade. Your friendly and professional PONTE'S AUTOCARE service advisor can share the options available for your vehicle and help you decide which wiper blades are optimal for you.Give us a call.PONTE'S AUTOCARE2401 Concord PikeWilmington, Delaware 1980330

Training Received by Technicians in Wilmington, Delaware

Training Received by Technicians in Wilmington, Delaware

When your vehicle breaks down in the Wilmington, Delaware, area, or just needs some routine service, it can make you a little nervous. Because your vehicle's so important to your life, you need to be back on the road as soon as possible — with the problem fixed right the first time.We've been checking into some of the training our Wilmington, Delaware, technicians receive, and we're very impressed. It's amazing how much knowledge and skill goes into diagnosing and repairing a modern vehicle. So it's not like when your uncle worked on his hot rod over the weekend.Today there are four-cylinder engines around Wilmington that make more power than the V-8's in luxury cars did 20 years ago. A new V-6 Toyota Camry could beat Sonny Crocket's Ferrari in a race to 60 mph/97 kph.Our engines are more and more powerful. And they're so reliable. This is all due to engineering. But the benefits come to Wilmington drivers at the price of simplicity. Modern cars are so much mo ... read more

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Maintenance

Fuel System Cleaning the Professional Way at PONTE'S AUTOCARE

Your fuel system needs to be clean to do its job properly. When it gets dirty, the results are lower engine performance, reduced fuel economy and impaired safety. It can even lead to costly repair bills for Wilmington drivers. So keep your fuel system clean as part of your routine preventive maintenance.Fuel injectors have replaced carburetors in most of today's vehicles. These injectors deliver better fuel economy than a carburetor, but they can be compromised by rust, dirt and other contaminants. They need to be clean to maintain the correct pressure, spray pattern and volume of delivered fuel so that the vehicle engine can run at peak efficiency.There are products on the market that Wilmington vehicle owners can add to their gas tank that will help keep your fuel injectors clean. These products will keep a clean fuel system clean but have trouble cleaning a system that has already gotten gummed up.If your fuel system needs a major cleaning, PONTE'S AUTOCARE can help ... read more

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Fuel System

Let PONTE'S AUTOCARE Help You Extend the Life of Your Car

If you haven't shopped in the Wilmington area for a new vehicle recently, you're likely to experience some sticker shock. It seems everything is costing more these days. And when you consider the price of auto financing in Wilmington, and insurance, the idea of hanging on to your old vehicle for a few more years gets even more attractive.On the plus side, vehicles these days are engineered to last for 150,000 miles (250,000 km) or more. So why don't they? Usually it's because Wilmington drivers don't stay on top of preventive maintenance. Good vehicle care at professional automotive service centers like PONTE'S AUTOCARE in Wilmington is the key to getting the most mileage out of your vehicle.Too often, Wilmington vehicle owners are inclined to wait until their vehicles develop an obvious problem and take them in for repairs instead of maintenance. Repairs can be expensive, but allowing routine vehicle maintenance to ... read more

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