• Automotive Tips from PONTE'S AUTOCARE: Air Conditioning ? Common Problem

    Sunday 06 May 2018

    Your auto air conditioning system cools and conditions the air in your passenger compartment when you are driving around Wilmington. It also removes moisture from the air to keep your windows from fogging up.A common A/C problem for Wilmington drivers that visit PONTE'S AUTOCARE is contaminated refrigerant (the gas that cools the air). The inside of the A/C hoses deteriorates over time and tiny fragments of rubber clog passages. This makes the system less efficient and overworks variou... read more

  • To Fix or Not To Fix: That Is the Question.

    Monday 19 February 2018

    No matter what vehicle you drive, when certain things break, you have to make a decision.  Should I get it fixed now, later or never?  Air conditioning is one of those things.  You can certainly live without air conditioning, but it sure is nice to have on a sweltering day. Let's say your air conditioning breaks in the fall and you live in a climate where it gets quite cold in the winter.  Should you get it fixed now, wait until spring since it won't get warm until then or ma... read more

  • Air Conditioning Service in Wilmington

    Monday 02 October 2017

    Hey Wilmington! Let's talk about one of our Delaware summertime must-haves: your car A/C. It's real easy for Wilmington drivers to take their car's air conditioner for granted. Just push the right buttons and out comes cool, dry, clean air. But your air conditioning system needs attention from time to time to help it keep its cool. Do you hear loud noises under the hood when you turn on your air conditioner? Do you only get cool air sporadi... read more

  • Automotive Tips from PONTE'S AUTOCARE: Air Conditioning Inspection

    Saturday 30 September 2017

    Most auto manufacturers recommend an interval for an air conditioning system inspection. The inspection uncovers leaks, worn hoses and assesses the condition of the other components.Environmental laws in some around Wilmington require leaks to be repaired before refrigerant can be added. Also some parts manufacturers require other components to be replaced along with certain failed parts in order to maintain the new part warranty. This is because a given failure may be the result of another... read more

  • Automotive Tips from PONTE'S AUTOCARE: Making Your A/C System Last Longer

    Tuesday 27 September 2016

    Wilmington drivers know that if their air conditioning system isn’t making cool air like it used to, there is a problem. It may be as simple as adding more of the right kind of refrigerant.Your A/C requires special compressor oil, which circulates through the system along with the refrigerant, to lubricate and protect expensive components and keep seals and gaskets from drying out. If refrigerant has leaked out – so has the compressor oil. This oil needs to be replenished whenev... read more

  • Cool Breeze: Air Conditioning Service at PONTE'S AUTOCARE in Wilmington

    Thursday 25 September 2014

    Most Delaware auto owners know that their vehicles need regular preventive maintenance like changing the oil and filters, rotating the tires and refilling the washer fluid. But did you know that your air conditioning system needs routine maintenance as well? Taking care of your air conditioning system can extend its life and prevent costly repair bills.Why is it important for Wilmington area drivers to get routine maintenance on their air con... read more

  • A Cold Day in Wilmington ? Air Conditioning Service at PONTE'S AUTOCARE

    Wednesday 09 July 2014

    Most Wilmington drivers worry about a breakdown or a tire blowout on a busy Delaware highway, but don't worry too much about failure of their air conditioning system. A breakdown on the side of the road can be a miserable and dangerous affair during Wilmington rush hour, but so can a long ride in a hot vehicle.A lot of Wilmington drivers judge their vehicles' air conditioning systems as “non-essential” and so may neglect them in favor of repairs and maintenance... read more

  • Wilmington Air Conditioning Service

    Tuesday 27 May 2014

    Working up a sweat is a great thing to do in a gym around Wilmington, but not in your vehicle. When Wilmington residents' vehicle AC Systems have a problem, they'll often feel it right away. The question is, how long do you put up with it? You know, the old comfort versus cost dilemma. But a more comfortable drive around Delaware has a lot of benefits, and keeping the AC System well maintained can help prevent repairs.A common cause of AC failure is water and air in the system. Th... read more

  • Keep Your Cool in Wilmington: Air Conditioning Service

    Thursday 07 November 2013

    Most Wilmington drivers don't even think about their air conditioner. Now here's a tip for Wilmington vehicle owners: Run your air conditioner every so often during Delaware winters. This circulates the lubricant to help keep the seals from drying out. The air conditioner actually removes some of the moisture in the air. So if you have trouble with fogging on your vehicle windshield during Delaware winters or during a rain storm, running the A/C on the... read more

  • Air Conditioning Maintenance at PONTE'S AUTOCARE in Wilmington

    Friday 23 August 2013

    Warm weather or cold, Wilmington drivers still need to think about their vehicle's air conditioning. Most Wilmington people don't service their air conditioning until after it fails. At PONTE'S AUTOCARE, we can advise you on your vehicle manufacturers preventive maintenance schedules for air conditioning service, just as we do for transmission service, oil changes and so on. Maintaining your air conditioning system means that you always have enough refrigerant to pr... read more

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