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How Tire Alignments Save You Cash

How Tire Alignments Save You Cash

You had your car inspected, and the mechanic cautioned that you might need a Wilmington Delaware alignment soon. What does this mean, and how can you tell when it is time to take your car in for an alignment? We’ll help you out with three surefire signs that the time is right to align. Your tires are wearing unevenly – The biggest indicator that you need to have your car re-aligned is uneven wear and tear on the tires. Periodically inspect the tire treads. If the back tires have more wear and tear on the inside, you either carry too much cargo in your trunk or you need to have the vehicle aligned. Your car is pulling to the left or the right – When your car drifts or pulls to one side or the other, it is out of alignment. For many drivers, this can be one of the primary ways that they tell that their car has a problem. Your steering wheel doesn’t drive straight in the str ... read more

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Friendly Auto Repair in Wilmington, DE

Friendly Auto Repair in Wilmington, DE

Shopping For Auto Repair in Wilmington, DE When it comes to choosing an auto repair shop, Wilmington, DE has plenty of options to choose from. It’s important to remember, however, that not all auto repair centers are run the same way. If you do a little research, you could find a place that not only takes care of all of your automotive service needs, but makes the experience easier and more convenient than ever before! At Paul Campanella’s auto repair centers, we are completely focused on our customers. We have two locations in ASE Certified Technicians, and have gone through rigorous trainings and testing to get where they are today. They also keep up with the latest automotive repair trends.We Include a Free Car Wash & Vacuum. When you bring your car in for service, we complete the job by w ... read more

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5 Car Service Repairs That Cost More Now And Less Later

5 Car Service Repairs That Cost More Now And Less Later

Car owners know that regular maintenance and tune up services are crucial for keeping your car running smoothly. However, there are some auto repair services that our skilled experts at Paul Campanella’s Auto & Tire Center can easily identify, and take care of for you, before they cause you a costly breakdown. Our ASE Certified technicians have created a list of 5 car repairs you can have taken care of today, that will save you time and money tomorrow. Timing Belt & Serpentine Belt Replacement Accessing these belts inside your vehicle can be is no easy car repair. If one of your belts is compromised, or needs replacing, it’s beneficial to have them both replaced. The philosophy is the following. You have a bad belt and it must be fixed. It takes added labor hours to get to the belts. You might as well r ... read more

Getting a Tow in Wilmington, Make It Easier

Getting a Tow in Wilmington, Make It Easier

While you might not know when you’re going to towing in Wilmington, DE, there are certain things you can do to better prepare yourself if the situation does arise. Check out these four tips that our expert mechanics and professional tow truck drivers have assembled to make your next tow easier. Know A Couple Towing Companies Make sure you always have the phone number of a reliable towing company as well as a back-up towing company on hand. If your go-to towing company is having a busy night, you could be stuck awhile. Especially if you feel you are in an unsafe area, make sure to call another company to get their estimated wait time. Know your auto repair shops information If you have a trusted auto repair shop that you always visit, make sure you have the name, phone number, and address of the shop written down somewhere in your car. This will save you the hassle of trying to figure it out wh ... read more

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Pre Winter Tire Check List

Pre Winter Tire Check List

Stay Prepared Nature Is Predicting A Cold Winter The Farmers Almanac is predicting that the winter in Wilmington Delaware (north east coast) is going to be nasty. The following lists a few hints from mother nature that predict a tougher winter. Oak trees are producing an abundance of acorns (seems everyone is talking about this one online)Geese and ducks are migrating earlyYellow jacks have made their nests extra deep this year.Squirrel activity is overly activeSpiders are building larger websPines are producing an abundance of pine cones. So what does this mean? Well. first off you should probably take these signs with a grain of salt. Nobody really knows what’s going to ... read more

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Your Warranty And Non Dealership Service

Your Warranty And Non Dealership Service

If you buy your car at a dealer, it’s only natural that you take your car there for auto repair. You may be under the impression that if you don’t get it done there, you’ll lose warranty coverage, or that only dealer mechanics know your car. Neither of these are true. So watch out for them and these three things that dealer mechanics don’t want you to know: 3 Reasons To Consider Outside Sources vs. A Dealership For Car Repair Shop supplies cover anything Dealerships like. This is essentially a miscellaneous charge that can relate to anything that can’t be itemized, such as rags or the cost of recycling fluids. (A car repair shop would build the cost of these supplies into overhead.) If you see “shop supplies” on your bill, ask for what it covers exactly, and see if you can get it removed.Service recommendations are based on severe driving, no matte ... read more

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Why You Should Buy a Used Car

Why You Should Buy a Used Car

You need a new car and you might be wondering what is better: leasing or buying a car. Leasing does not appeal to many people because they would rather own their own car instead of paying people to borrow one. However, once you decide to buy a car, you must think about whether or not you want a brand new car or a used car. There are benefits to both. Here are some reasons to buy a used car. Price. The price of a used car is much cheaper than a brand new one. Many people are unable to afford brand new cars.Certification programs. Many dealerships offer certification programs where they do rigorous testing on vehicles so that they can ensure that you are getting a quality vehicle.Depreciation. The values of cars depreciate each year so when you go to sell your car, you will lose money. However, if you bought it brand new, you will lo ... read more

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Why You Should Lease Your Next Car

Why You Should Lease Your Next Car

You are probably asking yourself what is better: leasing or buying a car. You might have a preference or you might be a bit unsure. It might also come down to what you can afford to pay for a car each month. There are benefits to each, whether you buy a new car, a used car, or decide to lease one.Here are some reasons that you should lease your next car. Cheaper Monthly Payments. Monthly payments are cheaper than if you tried to buy a brand new vehicle. Down payment. Leasing may require no down payment or a very small one. Less Commitment. Leasing is great for people who do not want to commit to a car. You can lease a car for a few months and then take it back and get a different one. Usually you lease a car for a year or more.Warranty. You are not responsible for any mainte ... read more

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Why You Should Buy A Brand New Car

Why You Should Buy A Brand New Car

The time has come to get a new car and you are probably trying to decide what to do. You are probably wondering what is better: leasing or buying a car. Maybe leasing does not interest you at all. However, you still have to decide whether you want to buy a new car or a used car. There are benefits to buying both.Here are some reasons to buy a brand new car. Maintenance. New cars do not need a lot of maintenance because they are brand new. They will only need routine oil changes and small things.Worry free. New cars should be worry free because they are brand new. You will not have to replace anything for a long time such as tires, brakes, or anything else that starts to get old and needs to be replaced.Warranty. New cars often have a very good warranty so, if something does go wrong, you will not have to pay for any of the repairs ... read more

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It’s Freezing and My Car Heater is Broken: Getting Help With Your Wilmington, DE Car Repair

The weather is quickly turning chilly, and it’s a grim reminder that there’s only more cold to come in. Winter can be especially trying if you’re dealing with a broken heater in your vehicle. Those early morning drives to work get pretty miserable at 30 degrees. If you’re having trouble with your car’s heating system, let an experienced mechanic help with your Wilmington, DE car repair. You car’s heater is part of the same system that cools your car’s engine. Coolant circulates through the engine absorbing heat. This created heat gets exchanged with outside air via the radiator. The heater core is a smaller version of the radiator that uses the same hot coolant to warm the inside of the car. If your car is blowing cold air into the cabin, chances are one of two things has occurred. First, the temperature of the engine should be checked. A thermostat or thermal valve opens and closes when it’s cold to restrict the flow of coolant. This allows engines to warm up quickly. If t ... read more

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