• For Brakes' Sake (Brake Rotor Service in Wilmington)

    Sunday 07 October 2018

    Think of how much abuse your brakes take. Day in and day out, they stop your vehicle when it's going fast and when it's going slow. Maybe your vehicle has been vibrating when you brake, or maybe it seems like your stopping distance is a little bit longer than it used to be. Then it's time to get your brakes checked out. After all, you have to be able to stop if you want to be safe. Nearly all newer vehicles have disc brakes on the front, and many have that type of brake on all four wheels. That... read more

  • Give me a Brake (Light)!

    Monday 23 July 2018

    If that little brake warning light pops up on your dash, do you know what it means? Well, if you said no, you wouldn't be alone. You know it has something to do with your brakes, but exactly what? You're not sure. One of the reasons is that it could mean a lot of different things. It could be something simple, like you put your parking brake on and forgot to take it off. Easy fix, you're on the road in seconds. Or, it could mean there's something wrong with your anti-lock brake system. That is a... read more

  • Braking News: Keep Your Stopping Power

    Tuesday 30 January 2018

    Richard Petty once told AutoNetTV, “You've gotta have good brakes. If you've got good brakes you can keep yourself out of a lotta trouble.”That's why a regular brake inspection is on every Wilmington driver's maintenance schedule. An inspection by your service advisor at PONTE'S AUTOCARE will check your brake system and let you know if there are any problems.Of course, if you're having trouble with your brakes, get your car into PONTE'S AUTOCARE in Wilmington right away. He... read more

  • Brake Service at PONTE'S AUTOCARE in Wilmington

    Tuesday 05 September 2017

    Brakes really aren't optional equipment for Wilmington drivers' vehicles. And taking care of them isn't optional either.A regular brake inspection is on every Delaware driver's vehicle maintenance schedule. At PONTE'S AUTOCARE, our team will check your brake system and let you know if there are any problems. Of course, if you're having trouble with your brakes, get your car into your Wilmington service center right away. And watch out for these problems: Low or spongy b... read more

  • PONTE'S AUTOCARE Brake Service for Safe Stopping in Wilmington

    Monday 03 April 2017

    Let's talk about something critical for all Wilmington drivers: your brakes. Your vehicle is heavy, and it takes a lot of muscle to bring it and your passengers to a safe stop – so everything needs to be in good working order. Here's an explanation on how your disc brakes work: The wheel hub keeps your wheel attached to your vehicle. The brake disc – or rotor – is attached to the hub and rotat... read more

  • Automotive Tips from PONTE'S AUTOCARE: Rotor Problems

    Tuesday 13 October 2015

    The brake rotor, or disc, is attached to your wheel. The brake pads rub on the rotor to slow your car when you are driving in Wilmington.Rotors can warp, crack or become misaligned. They can also be damaged by worn out brake pads that scratch grooves into the surface. These conditions result in less contact surface for the brake pads, leaving you with reduced braking power.Over time and miles, rotors can also wear down below safe specifications. It is important for Wilmington drivers to kno... read more

  • Automotive Tips from PONTE'S AUTOCARE: Brake Noise

    Friday 02 October 2015

    Your brake pads are the important parts that rub against the rotor (or disc) to slow and stop your car when driving in Wilmington. They eventually wear down.When your pads are worn too much, they won’t stop your vehicle as well. When the friction material is worn away, metal parts of the pad are exposed and you’ll hear a squeal or grinding sound. That’s when Wilmington drivers should replace their brake pads at PONTE'S AUTOCARE. Not only will new pads restore your stopping powe... read more

  • Hitting the Brakes in Wilmington

    Friday 10 July 2015

    Safety should always be an element of your vehicle care. So even if you don't care about how your vehicle looks, you should practice preventive maintenance to protect yourself — and other Wilmington drivers — on the road. And good safety starts with good brakes.Brakes need a regular inspection. There are  parts that wear out or wear down, and it's best to replace them before you have serious problems. Of course, if you are having trouble with... read more

  • Put on the Brakes: Brake Service at PONTE'S AUTOCARE

    Friday 28 November 2014

    When it comes to preventive maintenance and vehicle care, most Wilmington drivers know how important it is to check their brakes. But brakes are more than just brake pads and shoes. There are a lot of components in the brake system, and they all need to be in good working order.The pads and shoes are known as the friction materials in the brake system. They push together, providing friction which stops the vehicle. It's no wonder they have to be checked regularly... read more

  • Hitting The Brakes In Claymont

    Friday 21 December 2012

    Hello Wilmington, let's talk about brakes. But the mechanical aspects of the brakes themselves are just one issue. There's also the power brake pump and brake fluid. And then there are the tires, which are critical to the effectiveness of the brakes.Let's step back. A new vehicle or truck rolls off a local Wilmington showroom floor. It has brand new brakes with brand new brake pads. The brake lines and pump are filled with fresh fluid and are completely clean inside. And the ti... read more

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