Monthly Archives: November 2015

Automotive Tips from PONTE'S AUTOCARE: Making a Battery Last Longer

One thing all Wilmington drivers can do to extend the life of their battery is to keep it clean. A greasy, dirty battery holds in damaging heat. Same goes for removing corrosion from the terminals. PONTE'S AUTOCARE can help maintain your battery.Allowing your battery to be deeply depleted – like from using your headlights when the engine is off – is very harmful to your battery. Most automotive batteries can only take that about 10 times before they are ruined.Also, making sure you have a full charge every month or so extends battery life. Either an extended drive at freeway speeds around the Wilmington are or using a battery charger will preserve your battery’s ability to hold a full charge.Give us a call.PONTE'S AUTOCARE2401 Concord PikeWilmington, Delaware 1980330

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Battery

Automotive Tips from PONTE'S AUTOCARE: Alignment Inspection

Uneven tire wear, the car pulling to one side or a steering wheel that is off-center are signs for Wilmington drivers that their wheels may be out of alignment.When doing an alignment inspection, the service advisor at PONTE'S AUTOCARE will inspect your tires for uneven wear as well as suspension and steering parts for signs of wear or damage. He?ll also compare your current alignment with the vehicle manufacturer?s settings.Your vehicle owner?s manual will have a recommendation for when to check alignment. Of course, this recommendation is based on normal driving. If you have been in a crash, hit a curb/pothole, frequently drive off-road around Wilmington, or notice any symptoms of misalignment, have your PONTE'S AUTOCARE service advisor perform an important alignment check.PONTE'S AUTOCARE2401 Concord PikeWilmington, Delaware 1980330

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Alignment

Automotive Tips from PONTE'S AUTOCARE: Battery Testing

The simple fact is that 70% of car batteries fail within 4 years. They just need to be replaced at PONTE'S AUTOCARE when they are no longer able to hold a full charge.Batteries are a big ticket item for most Wilmington drivers and it’s tempting to put off buying a new one as long as possible. But a battery that cannot hold a full charge requires the alternator to work extra hard, causing it to wear out prematurely.Your PONTE'S AUTOCARE service advisor can test your battery to see if it should be replaced. Testing is a good idea for Delaware drivers because a battery might still be good, but become dead because of a bad alternator or even a worn serpentine belt and tensioner. PONTE'S AUTOCARE2401 Concord PikeWilmington, Delaware 19803302-478-9786  

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Battery

Automotive Tips from PONTE'S AUTOCARE: When to Replace a Damaged Tire

Repair or Replace? That’s a question Wilmington drivers ask when they have tire damage. Some punctures cannot be repaired because of their size or location. Punctures larger than a quarter of an inch (6.4 mm) are considered too large to be safely repaired. Punctures in the sidewall or near the shoulders may not be able to be repaired. And sometimes there is internal damage revealed on inspection that indicates the tire should not be repaired. Run flat tires should not be repaired. Repairing high performance tires may make them unsuitable for motorsports. Your friendly and professional PONTE'S AUTOCARE service advisor can inspect your damaged tire and tell you if it can be safely repaired or if it should be replaced - and then help you get back on the roads around Wilmington.Give us a call.PONTE'S AUTOCARE2401 Concord PikeWilmington, Delaware 1980330

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Tires and Wheels
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