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Direct Fuel Injection Update from PONTE'S AUTOCARE

For those of you in Wilmington, Delaware who pay attention to these things, you may have been hearing about the new direct injection engines and want to learn more about them. Some deliver the power of a V8 with the economy of a V6.For example, in one family of engines the conventional V6 makes about 250 horsepower. The direct injection version of the same engine makes over 300 horsepower and gets essentially the same fuel economy. The turbocharged version makes over 350 horsepower.So what are the differences from a conventional engine?The core difference is in the fuel injection system. The system most vehicles use now is called a port injection system. The fuel injector squirts fuel into a port just outside the cylinder where it's then drawn into the engine with the air.With a direct injection system, the injector squirts the fuel directly into the cylinder. The gain in power and economy come because fuel injected directly into the cy ... read more

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Deep Clean Your Fuel System at PONTE'S AUTOCARE

Having trouble with your fuel system? Bring your vehicle into PONTE'S AUTOCARE for a check up.In today's PONTE'S AUTOCARE auto post,we're talking about fuel system cleaning. The first thing to know is how important it is to have a clean fuel system. Wilmington residents need fuel to go, and the cleaner the fuel system, the more efficiently the fuel will burn. That means more power and better mileage .A clean fuel system saves money for Wilmington drivers at Delaware gas stations. We guess you could say it all starts and ends at the pump. One of the most important things Wilmington residents can do to keep their vehicle fuel system clean is to buy good quality gas. Major brands have detergents that keep gum and varnish from rapidly building up in the fuel system.So buying cheaper gas in Delaware can actually be more expensive for Wilmington drivers in the long run. Now, most cars on Delaware roads are more than five or six years old. That means they've had time for ... read more

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Fuel Saving Tip: Fuel System Cleaning Near Wilmington, Delaware

A lot of fuel is wasted in the Wilmington area by dirty fuel delivery systems in vehicles.Let's start at the tank. The gas tank gathers dirt, rust and sediment over the years. That's why there's a fuel filter to clean the fuel after it leaves the tank. A dirty filter will rob the engine of the clean gas it needs to run efficiently.The fuel intake components get coated with gum and varnish over time. This results in fuel being delivered inefficiently and some of that gunk getting into the engine. A fuel system service at PONTE'S AUTOCARE will leave your intake components as clean as a whistle.The big fuel thief is dirty fuel injectors. They deliver fuel to the engine at a specified pressure and in a particular spray pattern. When they're clogged, the fuel doesn't get atomized the way it's supposed to and doesn't get burned as efficiently.See your owner's manual or ask your Wilmington service advisor at PONTE'S AUTOCARE when a fuel system cleaning is rec ... read more

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Keep It Flowing with a Fuel Filter Replacement at PONTE'S AUTOCARE

The function of the fuel filter is pretty self-explanatory. It filters your fuel. The fuel filter is in the fuel line somewhere in between the fuel tank and the engine. Both gas and diesel vehicles around Wilmington use fuel filters. For more information about your fuel filter, visit PONTE'S AUTOCARE at 2401 Concord Pike in Wilmington, Delaware 19803.Please call 302-478-9786 to make an appointment. Generally speaking there's not a lot of dirt in our Wilmington area auto fuel supply, but there is enough that you want to screen it out. The problem actually gets worse the older your vehicle becomes. That's because dirt, rust and other contaminants will settle out of the fuel and onto the bottom of the fuel tank. After your vehicle is five years or older, it can actually have a fair amount of sediment built up.That just means that the fuel filter has to work harder as your vehicle ages. It'll get clogged sooner and need to be replaced ... read more

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Fuel Saving Tip: Gas Caps from Here to There

This fuel saving tip is so simple, no one will believe it. It has to do with your gas cap.The first thing is to make sure it's screwed on tight. If it's loose, gas vapor will be constantly leaking out; wasted gas.This could cause the Check Engine light to come on as well.A worn gas cap can have the same effect. If you constantly smell gas when you walk by your tank, you might need a new gas cap.So, twist your cap until it clicks three times – that means it's on tight. Have your Wilmington area service advisor at PONTE'S AUTOCARE inspect the cap to see if it needs to be replaced.See, I told you it was simple.Don't forget to call PONTE'S AUTOCARE at 302-478-9786 for an appointment to optimize your vehicle for better fuel economy.  PONTE'S AUTOCARE 2401 Concord Pike Wilmington, Delaware 19803 302

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PONTE'S AUTOCARE Often Asked About Premium vs. Regular Gas

Wilmington residents often ask the question: "Will using premium gas make my car run better?" The answer is simple. But first, let's talk about what exactly premium gasoline is.Different grades of gasoline have different octane ratings. Regular gasoline has the lowest octane rating and premium the highest. Most gas stations around Wilmington, Delaware, also carry a mid-grade that falls in between the two. The octane range for the different grades of gas varies by region due to altitude differences.Engines require different octane ratings because of design differences. For example, turbocharged engines usually require premium gas.There's a sticker on your gas tank filler lid that tells you the minimum octane rating your vehicle manufacturer recommends. For help identifying the type of gasoline your engine needs, come by PONTE'S AUTOCARE in Wilmington. PONTE'S AUTOCARE2401 Concord PikeWilmington, Delaware 1980330

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Clean Fuel Makes a Happy Engine in Wilmington, Delaware

If the fuel system in your vehicle is dirty, you will be hurting your engine and losing performance as you drive around Wilmington, Delaware.Unless they drive a vintage car, Wilmington auto owners have fuel injectors which need to be properly maintained. That is why your vehicle owner's manual has a schedule for cleaning your fuel injectors and other parts of your fuel system.Your friendly and knowledgeable service advisor at PONTE'S AUTOCARE in Wilmington has the tools and chemicals to do the job right. PONTE'S AUTOCARE uses a process that gives your car a deep, professional fuel system cleaning. The particles, gum and varnish that build up in your fuel system are removed so that it can run cleanly and efficiently.After a professional fuel system cleaning atPONTE'S AUTOCARE, you'll notice more power, improved and reduced exhaust emissions. We strongly recommend you follow your fuel system cleaning service recommendations to keep ... read more

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