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Deep Clean Your Fuel System At Buckley’s Auto Care Posted on: 2/15/2013

Today we’re talking about fuel system cleaning. The first thing to know is how important it is to have a clean fuel system. You need fuel to go, and the cleaner your fuel system, the more efficiently the fuel will burn. That means more power and better fuel economy. A clean fuel system saves money at the pump. We guess you could say, it all starts and ends at the pump. One of the most important things you can do to keep your fuel system clean is to buy good quality gas. Major brands have detergents that keep gum and varnish from rapidly building up in the fuel system. So buying cheaper gas can actually cost you in the long run. Now, most cars on the road are more than five or six years old. That means they’ve had time for some dirt and rust to start accumulating in the fuel tank. This junk needs to be filtered out of the fuel before it hits your engine. That’s the fuel filter’s job. When the fuel filter is clogged, the dirty fuel will bypass the filter and go on up to the engine where it can clog fuel injectors and get into the cylinders. That could do some damage. So you should have your fuel filter changed when recommended. Check your owner’s manual or ask your service advisor if your fuel filter is due for replacement. The fuel then goes up into the throttle body. This is another area where varnish and gum can accumulate. A professional fuel system cleaning will use a combination of special cleaning chemicals and old fashioned swabbing to clean out the throttle body. Now, the fuel injectors are the last stop in the fuel delivery system. It’s real important to keep those fuel injectors clean. The fuel injectors need to deliver a precise amount of fuel, at exactly the right time, in a particular spray pattern. They just can’t do that if they’re dirty. Dirty fuel injectors really rob power and waste fuel. It is important for the fuel system proper, but there are a couple other things that will help keep your engine clean as well. Of course, air is mixed with the fuel before it’s burned. Dirty air means dirt gets into your engine, so you need to replace your engine air filter when it’s dirty. The PCV value routes unburned fuel that escapes into the lower engine back up into the intake system to be burned. A sticky PCV valve needs to be replaced to make sure that system is working properly and the breather filter needs to be replaced if it’s dirty as well. Do all these things and your engine’s air and fuel will be as clean as possible. You’ll get much better fuel economy and better power.

Wilmington Customer Detective Work Posted on: 2/15/2013

One might say the most challenging part of being an automotive service technician at Buckley’s Auto Care in Wilmington Delaware is diagnosing a problem before it can be fixed. Cars are made up of a bunch of complex systems. There usually could be a number of reasons for any given symptom. So it’s challenging to track down the actual cause of the problem. And it can be frustrating for the vehicle owner because it can take time and money to get to the bottom of a problem. If it’s not something obvious, it’s easy for the customer to focus on the fixing and not the diagnosing. Let us introduce you to something we’ll call Customer Detective Work – that is helping your Wilmington Delaware technician find clues to what’s wrong. We start with the detective basics: What, Where and When. Play along with me. You come in to Buckley’s Auto Care and your car is making a funny sound.

Q: Where’s the sound?
A: Around the right front wheel.

Q: What kind of sound?
A: Kind of a clunk, clunk sound.

Q: When do you hear the sound?
A: When I turn and accelerate.

Q: Right and left? Forwards and back?…
Do you see where we’re going? You’re gathering additional information to help your Wilmington Delaware technician know where to start. Based on your car and the tech’s experience, he’ll know where to look and can start with the obvious suspects.
You can see how that would be more helpful than dropping the car off with a note that says “making a funny noise”. When you think you need to bring a vehicle in, make some notes about the problem. Rather than just saying “it’s leaking”, tell the tech the color of the fluid, and approximately where under the car you see the puddle. Things like ‘the car is stalling or sputtering’ are often very hard to diagnose because they’re intermittent. They may not happen every time you drive and usually aren’t happening when you actually bring the car in. So, it is a big help for you to describe what’s happening in as much detail as possible. Your Wilmington Delaware technician at Buckley’s Auto Care will need to be able to duplicate the problem if possible so he needs to know details, like ‘it stalls after it’s been driven for about 20 minutes and I go over 50 miles an hour’. If the tech can experience the problem personally, he’s better able to make a diagnosis and repair. And, then test to see if the repair solved the problem.

Used Cars For Sale In Wilmington Delaware Posted on: 2/15/2013

When you need a great used car, make sure you check out our brand new site, www.MotorVehicleConnectors.com. Buckley’s Auto Care now offers a listing and advertising service for customers who have good, well maintained cars, trucks, SUV’s and vans they wish to sell. The vehicles that we advertise come from the people we know and their cars that we service. History records are available and each car has our 120 point inspection performed BEFORE we list it. All conditions are noted and both buyer and seller made aware. At Buckley’s Auto Care, our goal has always been to get you the most miles out of your vehicle. With our partnership with MotorVehicleConnectors, we’re now able to assist you in getting the most equity out your well maintained and gently used vehicle. Why trade it in for near nothing of it’s real street value? That’s what dealers want you to do so they can make the money off of your years of investment. That’s not fair and you now you have an option. MotorvehicleConnectors only lists vehicles from the most qualified, independent repair centers from across the country. They know the marketplace and realize that quality repair centers like Buckley’s Auto Care always has customers who may be at the end of their time with the vehicle they’ve driven for years. Their mission is to place a quality used car from one quality owner, into the hands of another quality vehicle owner. It’s that simple.

Your Well Trained Technician At Buckley’s Auto Care Posted on: 2/15/2013

When your sedan breaks down, or just needs some routine service, you might get a little nervous. Your car’s so important to your life in Newport, you need to back on the road as soon as possible – with the problem fixed right the first time.
If you’ve ever checked into some of the technician training Buckley’s Auto Care professionals receive, you may be surprised at how much knowledge and skill goes into diagnosing and repairing a modern car. Let me give you some perspective. Today there are four cylinder engines that make more power than the V-8’s in luxury cars twenty years ago. I mean a new V-6 Toyota Camry could beat Sonny Crocket’s Ferrari in a race to sixty.

Our engines are more and more powerful and at the same time their fuel economy keeps inching up – even with steep Newport gas prices. And they’re so reliable. This is all due to engineering. But the advances come at the price of simplicity. The modern cars driving around Newport roads are so much more complex from a mechanical standpoint that it makes your head spin – not to mention the electronics.
Some cars have several networked computers controlling most of the engine functions and many other vehicle functions as well. Newport motorists take all of this sophistication for granted – but somebody has to fix it when it breaks. It’s a real challenge for Buckley’s Auto Care technicians to keep up, but we work hard to stay ahead of the technology. It requires a high level of commitment on the part of the technician and the Newport service center as well.
In addition to the training, there’s the financial commitment to purchase the diagnostic and repair tools. Buckley’s Auto Care technicians receive training through a combination of formal classroom training, training provided at Buckley’s Auto Care by parts and equipment manufacturers, on-line courses and home study courses.
There are many independent certifications available at Buckley’s Auto Care all the way up to Master Technician. The ability to repair your sedan requires a strong combination of training and resources. No one can know everything, so Newport auto service centers subscribe to data services, technical libraries and even on-line communities that can help them when they run into a difficult problem.
It’s like those medical diagnosis shows on TV. Here are the symptoms – what’s the diagnosis and treatment? Diagnosis is every bit as much an art as a science. At Buckley’s Auto Care, we want everything to be simple, straightforward and cheap – but sometimes it just isn’t.

Cabin Air Filter From Buckley’s Auto Care Posted on: 2/25/2013

A very dirty cabin air filter

What is a cabin air filter?
Is it:
A filter for a house in the middle of the woods? A fresh, piney scent? A filter for the passenger compartment of your car? Clever you, it’s 3.
A cabin air filter cleans the outside air before it comes into the passenger compartment. It filters out dust, pollen, spores, bacteria, pollutants, sparrows, exhaust gas and odors.
These high tech filters can block particles larger than 3 microns. By contrast, a grain of sand is about 200 microns.
Now not all vehicles have cabin filters. They are fairly new on the scene. About forty percent of new vehicles come with cabin air filters, but the number is growing every year.
Cabin air filters can make for a very nice driving environment. Your car can be a haven during allergy season with very little dust and pollen getting into the cabin. However, the filter eventually gets clogged. When this happens, your heating and air conditioning flow can become restricted. The filter can even get kind of smelly.

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1604 E. Newport Pike
Wilmington, Delaware 19804
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Check your owner’s manual for recommended replacement intervals. Often, the owner’s manual forgets about the cabin air filter, so ask your service technician for a recommendation. It’s usually every year or 12,000 miles/ 19,000 kilometers. Change it sooner if you drive in dusty conditions or if you start to notice an odor from your ventilation system.
So keep your cabin air filter clean. It may not help with your brother-in-law in the backseat, but it will make your driving experience more enjoyable.