• Time for Differential Service at PONTE'S AUTOCARE?

    Monday 20 November 2017

    Hello Wilmington - let's talk differentials. If you have a rear-wheel drive vehicle, your differential is on the back axle. With front-wheel drive cars, the differential is up front. All-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive vehicles have three differentials - front, rear and in the middle. So you see, you've got a differential (or two or three) and it needs service now and then.What does your vehicle differential do? Well, it compensates for the differences in speed between you... read more

  • Differential Service at PONTE'S AUTOCARE

    Sunday 16 July 2017

    Here at AutoNetTV, we have national viewers, like your neighbors in Wilmington, who write to us with questions or feedback. One common question we're asked is: "What is a differential and what does it do?" You may have been told by your PONTE'S AUTOCARE service advisor that your differential needs serviced, or it's seen it as an option up on the service menu. Differential service at PONTE'S AUTOCARE covers a lot of things, so let's first... read more

  • Drive Train Service in Wilmington at PONTE'S AUTOCARE

    Friday 03 April 2015

    The drive train in your vehicle includes all the components that transfer power from the transmission to the wheels. Those components differ depending on what type of vehicle you drive, namely, front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. The preventive maintenance your driveshaft needs will also differ by what type of vehicle you drive.Let's start with front-wheel drive. In this vehicle, the transmission and the differential are... read more

  • Vive la Differential at PONTE'S AUTOCARE in Wilmington

    Tuesday 28 October 2014

    There are a lot of drivers in Wilmington who are due for a differential service, but had never heard of a differential before.With front-wheel drive being so common in Delaware these days, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most Wilmington folks don't even have to think about it. And rear-wheel drive differentials don't need to be serviced for years, so it's understandable that it's not something on the top of your mind. It's not uncommon fo... read more

  • Differential Service in Wilmington, Delaware - What You Need to Know

    Tuesday 23 July 2013

    Scratching your head? Don't worry, if you don't know what a differential is – you will in a moment. That fact is that if you drive a car anywhere in Wilmington, Delaware, you have a differential. Whether your vehicle is front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, you have a differential. Some Wilmington vehicles might even have two or three.Not surprisingly, a differential's job is to compensate for differences; specifically, they're the differences in wheel speed when tu... read more

  • What Is a Differential and Do You Have One?

    Wednesday 19 September 2012

    With front-wheel drive being so common these days in Wilmington, Delaware, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most Wilmington drivers don't even have to think about it. And rear-wheel drive differentials don't need to be serviced for years, so it's understandable that it's not something on the top of Wilmington customers' minds. It's not uncommon for drivers to not know they have a differential let alone know that it needs service. Call PONTE'S... read more

  • Drive Train - What You Need to Know in Wilmington

    Thursday 25 August 2011

    One Wilmington automotive service issue that doesn't get much attention is driveline service. Drivelines don't get talked about very much around Wilmington, but they're very important. First let's define what the driveline is:Taking a small step back, the power plant is comprised of the engine and transmission. The driveline starts there and includes all of the components that transfer power from the transmission to the wheels.That's not really a lot of components, but they handle the full force... read more

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