• Upgrade Shocks for Better Handling in Wilmington

    Thursday 17 August 2017

    Many Wilmington drivers probably don't think of their shock absorbers as an important safety system; but that's just what shocks and struts are. They're all about ride control – keeping your vehicle tires in contact with the road and managing body motion.Every time you hit a bump or pothole on a Wilmington road, your tire wants to bounce up. The bigger the bump, the higher the bounce. Your shocks or struts push down on the tire to maintain the traction you need to start, s... read more

  • Suspension Service in Wilmington at PONTE'S AUTOCARE

    Monday 21 March 2016

    When they hear the word suspension, many drivers in Wilmington may think back to those energetic days of grade school. Well, your vehicle's suspension is actually a good thing because it keeps your vehicle up off the road and helps provide a comfy ride around Wilmington. Its job is to keep your wheels firmly planted over bumps and through curves. Your suspension system has many parts. If you look under your vehicle, it's basically everything that connects your wheels to the vehicl... read more

  • When Do My Shocks Need to Be Replaced?

    Friday 12 June 2015

    A good suspension system gives a vehicle a smooth, even ride while providing Wilmington drivers with good handling and control. But like any system on your vehicle, parts of the suspension system can wear out, leading to a lower ride quality and safety concerns. So it's a good idea for drivers in Wilmington to remember their suspension system in their schedule of preventive maintenance. Springs do most of the work of the suspension system. The most common types of springs are coil and leaf, but... read more

  • Bouncy Bouncy ? Are My Shocks Bad?

    Thursday 14 May 2015

    When Wilmington drivers think about preventive maintenance, what usually comes to mind is oil, fluids and brakes. We don't generally think about our shocks or struts, but these auto parts keep our tires on the road.Wilmington drivers don't think about shocks as often as oil changes because shocks and struts last a long time and wear out slowly. They don't need to be checked as often as our brake pads or air filters. By the time your shocks have 50,000 miles (80,000 kilometers) on... read more

  • Check Your Shocks and Struts at PONTE'S AUTOCARE

    Wednesday 21 May 2014

      Today we're talking to Wilmington drivers about shocks and struts. They're so easy for Delaware folks to forget about because they last so long and wear out so slowly. But your shocks are really responsible for keeping your tires on the road – so they're very important.Without shocks, your wheels would be bouncing over bumps and lifting on corners. The shocks push the tire down to the road to maximize traction. Good shocks equal good ride quality and safe handling for ... read more

  • Suspension Service at PONTE'S AUTOCARE in Wilmington

    Wednesday 07 March 2012

    During an inspection at PONTE'S AUTOCARE in Wilmington, your friendly and knowledgeable automotive service technician will check for worn, broken or missing parts. Here's a quick rundown of suspension system components: There are the springs which hold the weight of your vehicle. There are several varieties of springs. Springs are heavy duty parts that rarely break or wear out. Shock absorbers work in conjunction with springs to smooth out the ride and help keep the ti... read more

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