Monthly Archives: April 2017

The Best Windshield Wiper Blades For Winter

The Best Windshield Wiper Blades For Winter

In Wilmington, DE, wiper blades should ideally be replaced before winter really kicks in. Otherwise, the old ones are likely to break down due to heavy sun, and the corrosive solvents in your windshield wiper fluid. Of course when they do break down, a driver’s ability to detect road hazards will be significantly reduced, thereby increasing his or her accident risk. We’d suggest selecting a pair of blades designed for heavy winter. Wilmington Delware is predicted to have a bad winter for 2015 so get ready. When selecting a new pair of winter windshield wiper blades consider features like silicon rubber blades or blades that are infused with graphite. Rain-x makes a blade designed for winter called the “Latitude“. It’s claim to fame is their graphite coated rubber and no expos ... read more

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Tire Repair – Avoid Blowouts

Tire Repair – Avoid Blowouts

Tire Repair And Maintenance is Crucial Tires are the only part of your vehicle that comes in direct contact with the road; needless to say, they are essential when it comes to safety! The engine and braking system work directly through your vehicle’s tires, making them one of the most imperative safety features. Driving on a set of worn tires puts you at serve risk of a blowout, which could result in an accident. Hydroplaning also happens as a result of bald tires. There’s no tread to redirect the water. This is crucial especially in those wet winter days in Wilmington, De. Proper Tire Service is a must. Tire Repair – Don’t Ignore The Signs If you can’t tell by the way your car is driving, it may help to just take a look. Obviously If your tires look like racing slicks, it’s time to service them. If you’re not sure its time for service consider ... read more

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Not All transmission Repair Jobs Are Expensive

Not All transmission Repair Jobs Are Expensive

Most people shake and shudder like a bad clutch at the thought of needing transmission repair in Wilmington, DE. The good news is, not all transmission repair jobs are expensive undertakings. Let’s take a look at the most common types of transmission troubles and how to tell the difference between the big and the small. Low Fluid Levels and Leaks Transmission leaks will eventually cause your transmission to run low on fluid. This is, by far, the most common need for transmission service. Leaks can be caused by several things and a certified transmission mechanic should be consulted in order to determine the exact cause. How expensive the repair will be is usually dependent on where the leak ... read more

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Driving in Heavy Traffic – What Lane is Fastest

Driving in Heavy Traffic – What Lane is Fastest

You’ve just left Wilmington, and you’re on 95 south. The highway is crawling. You see a Bus pass you on the slow lane while driving in the heavy traffic. You must catch up with the truck, so you consider the fast lane because it’s moving faster. You finally see a gap in the cars, and you merge in. Excellent now you’ll catch up with that darn bus. Wrong! Your new lane becomes slower than a herd of turtles stampeding through peanut butter, and the bus is nowhere in sight. AArrrgg! Losing time like this is irritating. We hope to give you some options on how to approach this problem while driving in heavy traffic. When the speeds slow down, and traffic begins to jam up, which lane should you choose if you want to beat the jam? Many factors impact lane speed when driving in heavy traffic. Here’s a list: Is it a car that needs simple tire service or ... read more

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Auto Repair Timeline! At What Mileage Does Your Vehicle Need…

Auto Repair Timeline! At What Mileage Does Your Vehicle Need…

At Paul Campanella’s Auto & Tire Center and Paul Campanella’s Pike Creek Automotive in Wilmington, DE, we have years of experience providing auto service to vehicles with all different mileage. While some auto problems can’t be planned for, our ASE Certified Mechanics can give you a little insight on the auto repair in Wilmington, so you can plan ahead and keep your automobile running right! Check out the most common auto repair fixes needed at different points in your vehicle’s mileage. Auto Repair Services You Should Consider At The Following Mile Markers 3,000 miles – Oil Change It’s the most standard maintenance service for every car owner. Having your oil changed every 3,000-5,000 miles is essential for keeping the parts of your engine working fluidly and efficiently ... read more

5 Reasons Why Getting Stuck In Wilmington, DE is Best Solved by Waze

5 Reasons Why Getting Stuck In Wilmington, DE is Best Solved by Waze

Never Get Stuck In Wilmington, DE Traffic AgainThere’s a free cell phone application allowing you to receive traffic reports in Wilmington, Delaware that are generated from fellow users. The program works on both Iphone and Droid phones and is an absolute game changer when it comes to knowing what’s happening down the road. The software is called Waze and it draws its power from a large and ever growing group of users. These users share what see at their location which in turn helps you become instantly aware of any hazard that may arise. Local radio is a good source for avoiding traffic but can they warn you when there’s tire rubber lying in middle of the road? This system is so powerful that it will warn you of impending rain. You’ll have time to roll up our windows and turn you headlights on before it hits. It’s this by the second information that makes Waze the most valuable phone apps for your automotive driving experi ... read more

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5 Car Sounds that Should Raise the Red Flag

5 Car Sounds that Should Raise the Red Flag

Cars naturally become noisier as they age; however, that doesn’t mean certain sounds are nothing to be concerned with. Here are five car sounds that should raise the red flag, because they signal a more serious problem could be getting ready to happen. #1. Screeching, grinding metal that sounds like the blade of a snowplow on pavementThis noise is likely due to brake pads that have worn completely through, causing them to press directly against the rotors. Worn brake pads could make it difficult to stop your car, and might even lead to rotor damage. #2.Whining or groaning when turning the steering wheel Whining or groaning when turning usually indicates that your power-steering pump is failing. This is serious because it could leave you unable to steer your vehicle. If you notice this noise, stop driving immediately and have your power-steering pump checked. #3.Tapping that sounds like a was ... read more

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Do flex-fuel vehicles save money using E-85 gas?

Do flex-fuel vehicles save money using E-85 gas?

When you drive by the gas pumps and see the option for E85, do you ever wonder what the difference is between cars that can be fueled with E85 and cars that take regular unleaded gasoline? Who can use E-85 to save money on gas cost? E85 is an option for flex-fuel vehicles. Flex-fuel vehicles are specially designed to accept fuel that mixes just 15% gasoline with 85% ethanol. The exact percentages can be adjusted for optimal performance in different climates and different elevations. So the E85 you buy in Delaware might be slightly different from E85 in other states, because it will be customized just for Delaware drivers. Fuel systems have to be modified to accept E85 because ethanol conducts electricity and gasoline does not. The fuel systems in flex-fuel vehicles are created without rubber, aluminum or magnesium parts, and the car’s fuel injection control system is ... read more

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New Cars Need Oil Changes

New Cars Need Oil Changes

Car manufacturers never stop talking about how oil changes are necessary for the long-term functionality of their vehicles, but not many explain why. It turns out that there are indeed very good reasons that cars need regular oil changes even when they relatively new. The most important reason oil changes are needed is because oil becomes contaminated as it is used. Microscopic metal pieces break off of the pistons and other engine parts, and eventually, they accumulate enough to overwhelm the oil filter’s ability to remove them. Once this happens, the abrasive bits keep circulating through the oil and negate its ability to lubricate the engine. Another reason new oil is regularly needed is because the heat and friction generated by the engine breaks down the oil’s viscosity. This makes it lose lubricating power, and eventually, the old oil won’t be able to provide much of a benefi ... read more

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Air bag Safety Tips – See What Happens When You Fail To Respect Their Power

Air bag Safety Tips – See What Happens When You Fail To Respect Their Power

Can air bags have the potential to be dangerous? If you mean capable of causing injury or even death then yes, they are. However, when properly used in combination with seat belts they do save lives. There are a number of reports including this one by the NHTSA that confirm this. Air bag Safety Starts With Understanding their Awesome Power The danger is their speed of inflation. Accidents happen in miliseconds so in order to be effective airbags deploy at speeds of up to 200 miles per hour. This intense speed doesn’t present a danger as long as the airbag is deployed before the passenger comes into contact with it. However, if the passenger isn’t properly seat belted, hard braking before the collision can bring him within striking range of the airbag before it inflates, and this could cause inj ... read more

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