• Exhaust Service at PONTE'S AUTOCARE in Wilmington

    Sunday 10 December 2017

    Whenever they hear the term "exhaust service," most Wilmington residents think about exhaust pipes and mufflers. Well, actually, exhaust service at PONTE'S AUTOCARE is a lot more comprehensive these days. For example, catalytic converters were mandated in 1976 and on-board emission control computers in 1990. Governmental emissions requirements have forced manufacturers to come up with much more sophisticated ways to comply with environmental regulations.Exhaust service has really become exhaust... read more

  • PCV Valve: What Is It?

    Monday 19 December 2016

    Most Wilmington drivers know something about preventive maintenance on a vehicle. We know we should routinely replace the oil and wiper blades and other fluids. But have you heard of a PCV valve ? This little car part needs to be replaced regularly or it can cause some serious problems in your vehicle engine.PCV stands for Positive Crankcase Ventilation. The crankcase holds your motor oil and is located at the bottom of your engine.When fuel is burned in your en... read more

  • PONTE'S AUTOCARE Automotive Tips: Diagnostic Service

    Tuesday 22 November 2016

    Imagine waking up one morning with a stomach ache. You pick up the phone, call the doctor’s office and say, “I’ve got a really bad tummy ache. How much will it cost to make me feel better?” Of course you wouldn’t do that. You know that there could be a lot of reasons for your symptoms and that the doctor will have to examine you, ask some questions and probably run some tests before she can tell you what’s wrong and give you treatment options. This same scenar... read more

  • Positive Crankcase Ventilation ? PCV Valve Service at PONTE'S AUTOCARE

    Monday 15 August 2016

    Hello Wilmington! Did you know that the first federally-mandated emissions control device was introduced in the 1960's? The Positive Crankcase Ventilation valve, or PCV valve, has been installed in Delaware vehicles since 1964 and represents the first legislation by the United States government to regulate harmful emissions as well as to improve performance in the country's vehicles.The PCV valve, as you can probably guess, is located on the crankcase. The crank... read more

  • Exhaust Service at PONTE'S AUTOCARE: Passing the Smell Test

    Thursday 12 February 2015

    The exhaust system on a vehicle is more complex than most Wilmington residents realize. It contains everything from old-fashioned pipes and clamps to sophisticated computers and sensors. All Delaware folks know a properly functioning exhaust system is good for the environment, but sometimes we forget that a damaged exhaust system can be deadly. That's why preventive maintenance on your exhaust system is so important. We can help you with that at PONTE'S AUTOCARE... read more

  • PONTE'S AUTOCARE Service for Your Exhaust System

    Thursday 11 September 2014

    Your vehicle's exhaust system is more than just a tailpipe and a muffler. In fact, it is one of the most complex systems on your vehicle. The manifold is attached to the vehicle engine. It collects exhaust from the cylinders and directs it into the exhaust pipe. Gaskets seal the connection of the manifold to the engine and to other joints. A cracked or loose manifold or a leaking or damaged gasket can allow dangerous gases to enter the passenger compartment of a vehicle. One of... read more

  • Wilmington Exhaust and Emissions Service

    Thursday 09 August 2012

    Many Wilmington residents don't realize that there is more to exhaust system maintenance than just tailpipes and mufflers, if you can see smoke or if it's too loud. Exhaust service at a full-service automotive center like PONTE'S AUTOCARE is really a lot more comprehensive these days.For example, in the U.S., the federal government required catalytic converters for all cars in 1976 and on-board emission control computers in 1990. Delaware and federal emissions requirements have forced manufactur... read more

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