• Wasteful Thinking

    Sunday 10 June 2018

    With the weather getting colder, you might be tempted to start your vehicle up, let it idle for 15 or 20 minutes and then get in the nice, cozy cabin.  Some vehicles offer remote starting that let you do that from the comfort of your home or apartment.  But is letting your vehicle idle like that good for it? Manufacturers say it doesn't harm the vehicle.  They say it's because modern vehicles are made differently from those in the past.  Just about all newer vehicles employ f... read more

  • Improve Fuel Economy with Proper Maintenance at PONTE'S AUTOCARE in Wilmington

    Monday 05 February 2018

    With Wilmington gas prices being what they are, many of us in Delaware are driving less and looking into purchasing smaller or more efficient vehicles. Wilmington area residents who have to drive a lot, have large families or need four-wheel drive are particularly hard hit by the cost of fuel in Delaware. But there are things all Wilmington drivers can do to save fuel: We can improve our driving habits and stay on top of preventive maintenance at PONTE'S AUTOCARE. These things m... read more

  • Fuel for Thought

    Monday 08 January 2018

    If you're like most people and drive a gasoline-powered vehicle, you need to be up to speed on its fuel-related components.  They're pretty basic: the fuel, the fuel filter and the fuel pump. The fuel's the easy part.  You probably gas up your vehicle yourself and, if you're like most drivers, price is a big factor in what you put in your vehicle. Maybe you think it doesn't matter what kind of gasoline you buy, but one major automobile association has found it does make a big differenc... read more

  • Will Proper Auto Maintenance at PONTE'S AUTOCARE Really Save Gas?

    Sunday 16 April 2017

    Have you ever thought about all the little things we do to keep our lives running smoothly - like vacuuming? It makes a room feel fresher and more comfortable. We may not consider that we're also prolonging the life of the carpet by keeping it clean. But Wilmington drivers don't always extend those good habits into the garage. Our vehicles need regular maintenance just like our rugs need vacuuming. We may not notice a difference in the feel or appearance of the vehicle, but just as cleaning a ca... read more

  • Hey Wilmington Drivers: How Do You Save Gas?

    Tuesday 07 February 2017

    Higher Wilmington fuel prices aren't going away any time soon. That's not good news for our wallets. A lot of Wilmington drivers are trying to find ways to cut down on fuel consumption and hang on to some of their hard-earned money.North Americans drive billions of miles less during months of high fuel prices. That's right, billions. Of course Delaware vehicle owners can't stop driving altogether, so we still need to find other ways to cut fuel bills.Preventive maintenan... read more

  • Good Service at PONTE'S AUTOCARE Equals Good Fuel Economy in Wilmington

    Tuesday 09 August 2016

    Whether we're trying to save money, save gas or save the environment, most of us Wilmington drivers have an interest in decreasing fuel consumption. We've all heard about ways to save money on gas in Delaware, but does it really add up to much? How much can we boost our fuel economy through preventive maintenance and more courteous driving?The US government has a website that actually answers that question. Let's look at some of the data and find out if any of these fu... read more

  • Save Fuel by Watching Your Weight

    Friday 01 November 2013

    Most Wilmington drivers are all talking right now. Better gas mileage. Fewer emissions. Delaware folks want to save the environment and our pocketbooks.And we Wilmington drivers all know — or should know — that preventive maintenance will help maintain maximum fuel efficiency. But is there something more we can do? After all, some of us Wilmington road warriors can't cut back on our driving, and others would like to do more to economize.Weight is one major enemy... read more

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