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Winter Driving Tips That’ll Keep You Safe This Winter

Winter Driving Tips That’ll Keep You Safe This Winter

Winter is here and luckily we have not had any bad winter driving so far. Other areas of the country have already seen more than 5 feet of snow, and Mother Nature is not finished. Although many of us would prefer to stay curled up in front of the fire with a warm cup of hot cocoa when the bad weather hits, for many of us, this is not an option. So, how can you stay safe while braving the winter storms? Tire Tread Gives You The Edge Good tire tread will give you an edge over tires that are bald. It won’t help much with black ice but it’ll help in light snow conditions. They are especially important when ice and snow create low friction conditions, any grip your tires can get will be extremely helpful. Don’t risk it, do the penny test. If your tires fail, we can help. Kitty Litter / Salt / Sand In The Trunk Take note of the color of this bag. You can pl ... read more

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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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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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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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