• Trip Inspection at PONTE'S AUTOCARE in Wilmington

    Monday 09 October 2017

    Wilmington area drivers love their vehicles. And one of the most enjoyable things about them is taking a road trip. Freedom from daily schedules, new sights and the open road – it's great! But there's nothing like vehicle trouble to bring the fun to a grinding halt.Now Wilmington drivers can't always avoid problems, but you can take steps to reduce the probability of getting sidelined on your trip. The first step is to look at your trip plan from your vehicl... read more

  • Tracking True in Wilmington: Wheel Alignment

    Tuesday 27 June 2017

    At PONTE'S AUTOCARE, we occasionally see severe tire damage that could have been prevented with proper wheel alignment. During a PONTE'S AUTOCARE alignment service, your vehicle is put on an alignment rack where the tires,steering and suspensionparts are inspected for problems. Then the alignment is charted and checked against the vehicle factory settings. Adjustments are made to bring the wheels back into alignment. This gets all four wheels moving in p... read more

  • Go Straight: Wheel Alignment for Wilmington Automobiles

    Monday 01 August 2016

    Wilmington drivers may have an alignment problem if their car drifts or pulls to one side, the steering wheel's off center, they notice uneven tire wear or the car doesn't feel like it handles right as they drive down Wilmington, Delaware, streets and roads.When all of a vehicle's wheels are lined up exactly with each other, your wheels are in alignment. Running into potholes, smacking a curb or other objects around Wilmington are great ways to knock a car out of alignment. Then one or more of y... read more

  • Automotive Tips from PONTE'S AUTOCARE: Causes of Wheel Misalignment

    Friday 11 December 2015

    When properly aligned, all of your wheels are pointed in the same direction. Your vehicle will track true and handle the way it is designed. Wilmington drivers often associate our wheels being “knocked” out of alignment with an event like a major crash, hitting a pothole, curb or some other object. While these can certainly take your wheels out of alignment, the bumps and bounces of everyday Wilmington driving take their toll on wheel alignment as well. Your car can lose al... read more

  • Automotive Tips from PONTE'S AUTOCARE: Alignment Inspection

    Friday 20 November 2015

    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 wh... read more

  • Automotive Tips from PONTE'S AUTOCARE: Signs of an Alignment Problem

    Wednesday 14 October 2015

    When properly aligned, all of your wheels are pointed in the same direction. Your vehicle will track true and handle the way it is designed. Wilmington drivers often associate our wheels being “knocked” out of alignment with an event like an accident, hitting a pothole, curb or some other object. While these can certainly take your wheels out of alignment, the bumps and bounces of everyday Wilmington driving take their toll on wheel alignment as well. In addition, your ... read more

  • Straight and True in Wilmington: Wheel Alignment

    Friday 10 October 2014

    Most Wilmington folks worry about running out of gas or having a breakdown on the side of the road. That is why we practice preventive maintenance on our vehicles — that and to keep our repair bills down. But one important part of preventive maintenance that may get overlooked by drivers in Wilmington is a periodic alignment inspection. Poor alignment causes tires to wear rapidly, unevenly or both. This means they will have to be replaced early, and new tires are mor... read more

  • Line Them Up: Wheel Alignment Service at PONTE'S AUTOCARE

    Thursday 03 July 2014

    Hello Wilmington! Let's talk about alignment. One of the most important parts of preventive maintenance for your vehicle is keeping the wheels in alignment. Poor alignment causes your tires to wear unevenly, which can significantly reduce their lifespan. This means you will have to replace them more often, which can be costly for drivers in Wilmington.It can even damage your suspension system, which is costly to repair. But even more importantly, uneven tread we... read more

  • Power Steering Service at PONTE'S AUTOCARE in Wilmington

    Wednesday 25 June 2014

    Many Wilmington drivers have been hearing about technological advances in power steering, specifically electric power steering. Some very high-end cars have been featuring electric power steering. Power steering fluid has the necessary hydraulic properties and the ability to lubricate the internal parts. The power steering fluid also protects vehicle components from rust and corrosion.Wilmington car owners should be aware that... read more

  • Tracking True in Delaware: Wheel Alignment in Wilmington

    Thursday 21 February 2013

    The biggest issue for Wilmington area drivers is always safety. When your vehicle wheels are out of alignment, the vehicle will pull to one side, which could lead to an accident. When you're vehicle is out of alignment, you should have it taken care of right away at PONTE'S AUTOCARE in Wilmington. When undergoing an alignment service at PONTE'S AUTOCARE, your vehicle is put on an alignment rack where the tires, steering and suspension parts are checked... read more

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