Monthly Archives: December 2014

5 Interesting Holiday Travel Facts

5 Interesting Holiday Travel Facts

At Paul Campanella’s Auto & Tire Center and Paul Campanella’s Pike Creek Automotive, drivers frequently visit us this time of year to make sure their cars are ready to make their traditional holiday trips. Taking care of your automobile is an important Holiday task to remember, because travel and traffic is heavy! Since 1986, our expert mechanics have enjoyed helping our wonderful customers travel safely to see their friends and families by providing quality and reliable maintenance and auto repair in Wilmington, DE. Make Your Holiday Travel A Little Brighter We thought we’d share some of the interesting facts about holiday travel that we discovered. Check out these 5 facts, and visit the friendly teams at either of our two convenient locations before hitting the road this holiday season. 1. The 3 cities in the US visited most d ... read more

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4 Safety Tips For Changing A Tire On A Busy Road

4 Safety Tips For Changing A Tire On A Busy Road

You can’t control when and where you have a blow out, but you can prepare for how you’re going to handle it when it does happen. For instance, if you have to change a tire on a busy road these simple safety tips will get you back on the road in one piece. Safety Tips For Changing A Tire On A Busy RoadTip #1: Get As Far Off The Road As You Can Whether you’re on two-lane blacktop or an 8-lane superhighway, you need to get your car as far out of the way as possible. If you can put the flat tire on the side of the car facing away from traffic then, you’re already much safer than you were moments before. Tip #2: Clearly Mark That There’s An Emergency Putting on your hazard lights will let other drivers know there’s something wrong, but that’s just the start. You should always have road flares in your trunk, along with portab ... read more

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The Ultimate Car Survival Kit

The Ultimate Car Survival Kit

If you have not found yourself stranded on the side of the road this winter, consider yourself lucky. Unfortunately, we are only half way through the cold months and a winter-related breakdown is still a very real possibility. Prepare yourself by creating the ultimate car survival kit for your trunk. Here are some things to include: Items To Include In Your Car Survival Kit Flashlight Freeplay Kito is one of the more durable flashlights on the market. Not only can a flashlight come in handy to assess a problem under the hood when stranded on the side of the road, but it can also be used to flag passing motorists in the event of an emergency. Consider purchasing a flashlight that can be charged using the 12V cigarette lighter socket, or a hand crank model. Don’t bother with batteries. Your car goes through extreme temperature throughout the year and that wreaks ha ... read more

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5 Defensive Driving Tips

5 Defensive Driving Tips

The following defensive driving tips will make you a much better driver. We’ve all seen them: the pileups along I-95. Many of us may have even been involved in such a crash, and were fortunate enough to walk away with minimal injuries.While there is no way to guarantee you can avoid being involved in a car accident, there several defensive driving tips that will minimize the risk. Here are the Top 5 Defensive Driving Tips. Speed metal is never a good choice while driving. #1: Be an in-the-moment driver. Paying attention to your surroundings is one of the main ways to keep yourself safe and accident-free. This means not talking on your cell phone or texting, no daydreaming, and no rifling through or purse or fiddling with the radio. Also make sure you are paying attention to more than just the car in front of you. The more plugged in you are, the faster you can iden ... read more

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