• It Pays to Take Care of Your Transmission at PONTE'S AUTOCARE

    Tuesday 30 May 2017

    If you've been paying attention, you've noticed that vehicle engines are getting more and more powerful in Wilmington. At the same time, they are getting better and better fuel economy. I've gotta tell 'ya, most of that's because of technological advances in transmissions. To get a better understanding of why that is, let's talk bicycles.You've probably seen plenty of cyclists on Wilmington roads. Perhaps you ride yourself. Then you know that a cyclist's cadence is the number of... read more

  • A Cool and Smooth Transmission in Wilmington

    Friday 12 December 2014

    When it comes to preventive maintenance on our vehicles, most of us Wilmington drivers remember to get our oil changed. But services that occur at longer intervals — like transmission service — sometimes get overlooked. Yet transmission service is part of car care. A poorly maintained transmission will fail and lead to repairs.The transmission transfers power from the engine to the drive wheels. When it's clean and well-lubricated, it gives maximum fuel efficiency. But when it gets d... read more

  • Gear Up: Transmission Service at PONTE'S AUTOCARE in Wilmington

    Tuesday 04 November 2014

    The transmission system in your vehicle allows you to change gears. Lower gears are power gears. They get your vehicle moving and get it up hills. Higher gears get the vehicle up to speed and get it rolling faster. If you have a standard transmission, then you have to do the work of shifting gears yourself. But with an automatic transmission, the vehicle shifts gears on its own. It automatically starts out in low gear and automatically shifts to high gears as it gets rolling. Again, it will auto... read more

  • Transmission Service at PONTE'S AUTOCARE in Wilmington

    Tuesday 06 May 2014

    Let's talk about transmission service. It can be easy for Wilmington drivers to forget about getting their transmission serviced because it doesn't need it very often. It's easier for people in Delaware to remember to change the engine oil - you know, every 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometers. But proper transmission servicing keeps your vehicle running smoothly and helps you avoid repairs down the road.The transmission undergoes a lot of stress. The grit you can see in used transmission fluid... read more

  • The PONTE'S AUTOCARE Guide to Caring for Your Transmission

    Friday 28 March 2014

    Most vehicles have automatic transmissions, yet a lot of Wilmington drivers only have a fuzzy understanding about what a transmission does. Think back to the last time you rode a bike in Wilmington. You started out in a lower gear and shifted to higher gears as you went faster. Down shift for hills, stuff like that. Think of your legs as the engine – there's an ideal speed you can pedal and you change gears to leverage the work you're doing.Lower gears for power... read more

  • Smooth Shifting in Wilmington, Delaware: Transmission Service

    Tuesday 08 January 2013

    So you have some exciting plans for the weekend. You're going to take some of your friends out on the boat for some water skiing. Of course, you've gotten the boat all ready. And you haven't forgotten about your tow vehicle. You've gassed it up and even vacuumed it out. However, there is something even more important than the cleanliness of the interior: you want to make sure that your vehicle maintenance is up to date. Think about it – heavy traffic on the way out of Wilmington... read more

  • Transmission Care in Wilmington, Delaware

    Friday 17 August 2012

    Do you have any plans around Wilmington, Delaware, for the weekend? Maybe you and some friends are taking the boat up to the lake. Maybe you'll be having a lot of fun water skiing and doing a little fishing.You got the boat all ready. It's all gassed up. You packed lots of snacks and the cooler's stocked – ready to go.How about your tow vehicle? It has plenty of gas and you've even vacuumed it out, but is your auto maintenance up to date?Stop and think. You'll have some heavy traffic on yo... read more

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