• Steering Clear in Wilmington

    Sunday 30 September 2018

    Those who know vehicles believe the steering system may be the most vital component of them all. Perhaps you've found over the years your steering has gotten loose. Or maybe suddenly, your steering wheel has gotten very hard to turn. Let's steer you in the direction of understanding why this may be happening. First, loose steering. This can likely be the result of wear and tear on the components that connect the steering mechanism with the wheels. Those parts can be ball joints, Pitman arms or t... read more

  • Power Steering Service in Wilmington

    Sunday 11 March 2018

    Most Wilmington drivers are too young to remember life before power steering - cranking those great big steering wheels! It was a pretty good workout. Now power steering is standard. Let's look at how it works. The heart of any power steering system is its pump. The pump pressurizes the power steering fluid that provides assist for steering. Most pumps are driven by a belt that is run by the engine; a few are electrically powered. A high-pressure hose passes fluid from the pump... read more

  • Right or Left? PONTE'S AUTOCARE Power Steering Service

    Monday 10 October 2016

    Have you ever driven a vehicle without power steering? If you have, then you probably appreciate how much easier it is to drive today's modern vehicles. Before power steering, all of the force to turn a vehicle had to come from the driver's arms. That's why old cars had such large steering wheels: they needed plenty of leverage to steer. There were some Wilmington folks who had difficulty driving because they just weren't strong enough.Power steering is now standard on all vehic... read more

  • The Straight and Narrow: Power Steering Service at PONTE'S AUTOCARE

    Wednesday 22 January 2014

    Service to a vehicle's power steering system is part of preventive maintenance for  Wilmington auto owners. This system provides power to the steering wheel so you can turn it with ease. Without power steering, all of the power to turn your vehicle's wheels would have to come from you.The central element of most power steering systems is a pump. The pump pressurizes the power steering fluid, and it is this pressure that provides auxiliary steering power. A belt connect... read more

  • Steer Right in Wilmington

    Tuesday 09 July 2013

    Virtually all vehicles come with power steering, so many Wilmington drivers have never driven a car or truck without it. Power steering assists you when you turn your vehicle steering wheel. Without it, it would be very hard to steer. Now this power assist comes in a couple of forms. In recent years, a lot of vehicles have an electric motor that reduces steering effort and helps improve performance and handling. The other kind of power steering is hydrau... read more

  • Defensive Driving in Wilmington, Delaware

    Thursday 11 April 2013

      There was a man in the Wilmington area who learned that most car accidents occur within a mile of home – so he moved. (Just kidding!)When we think of defensive driving, we often focus on our local Delaware highway situations. The fact of the matter is we need to be just as careful close to home in Wilmington, because that's where we do most of our driving. We can't let our familiar surroundings keep us from driving defensively.Defensive driving begins with the proper attitud... read more

  • Stay Headed in the Right Direction, Wilmington

    Friday 09 September 2011

    Power steering is standard on nearly every vehicle in Wilmington, Delaware, these days. Now there are some exotic, new types of power steering systems, but for the most part, the general setup is a pump that's driven by a belt powered by the engine. Contact the automotive professionals at PONTE'S AUTOCARE in Wilmington for questions about your power steering. The pump generates power that assists drivers as they steer their vehicle around Wilmingt... read more

  • Get Where You're Going with Power Steering Service in Wilmington

    Tuesday 10 May 2011

    Today we're going to talk about power steering service in Wilmington. If you took an informal poll around Wilmington you'd probably find that most vehicle owners have never heard of power steering service. That's not surprising. Even though power steering is standard on every vehicle, most people in Wilmington aren't aware that it needs periodic service.If you're younger than a certain age, you've probably never driven a vehicle without power steering. To get an idea of the difference; if y... read more

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