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Quality Auto Service On Kirkwood Highway Is Now Closed. What Are My Warranty Options?

Recently, it seems like auto repair shops are closing all around the Prices Corner, Wilmington area. Another long time center, Quality Auto Service, has closed its doors effective October 28th, 2019. The building located in the Goodwill Shopping Center (Checkers Burger Drive Thru) was originally a quick lube center franchise "Grease Monkey". That changed over the decades when other oil changes centers entered the market, namely, Jiffy Lube.  As time went on, Quality Auto Service became more of a full service auto center and specialized in Jasper Engine Replacements. They continued to serve the Prices Corner area for the past twenty plus years.  We'd like to wish the best to the family of Quality Auto Service all the best in any future endeavors. For all of the clients and guests of Quality, we'd like to invite you to experience our first class service at ... read more

My Local Sears Auto Service Center Is Closed. Where Can I Go?

The iconic brand, Sears, has been going through major changes over the past 4 years. All of their major assets including the DieHard™ brand has been extinguished or sold off. Now, the local Sears Auto Center located in Prices Corner, has closed. The store had been in operation for over 30 years and many locals relied on them for exhaust, batteries, oil change service, tires, alignments. But no more. As of October 19th, they were ordered to close their doors.  Buckley's had a working relationship with the management and service team at Sears Prices Corner over the past 5 years. They would refer us to their base of clients for check engine lights and diagnostics, while we would refer them for front end alignments. However, with their closing, it is leaving a fairly large gap in service for many local residents and small fleets that had depended on the Sears team for vehicle maintenance.  To those many residents, fleets and moto ... read more

Should I Use My Volvo To Jump Start A Car?

You want to be a good Samaritan and help a friend right? They have a car that won't start but you have cables and fairly robust car to handle it. So you think.  This Volvo S40 took a major shock when the cables being used were not correct and not correctly install causing a massive short and fire inside the engine compartment.  You can see by the damage that using the Volvo to jump starting the friends car was not the best thing to do. Unfortunately, the insurance company totaled the vehicle because the fire severely damaged some of the main ignition and electronic module components.  If you really have a need to jump start a car, invest in a jump box. They come in various sizes and shapes to fit comfortably in the trunk or even the glove box area. Use it instead of your car and that way your ride is protected.  To see the real damage caused by this unfortunate situation, take a look at our YouTube video.  https ... read more

But There's Fluid Leaking Under My Car

There are times when you'll look under your car and notice some drips occurring in various areas underneath of the car. Some of these leaks really do (or should) require a trained eye to determine where they are coming from and if they warrant repair. In this particular case, the client had a concern when they noticed a "clearish" fluid leaking from the center of the car. Once we investigated the leak on the lift, we realized right away that the "clearish" fluid was simply water. The A/C system is designed to remove the humidity from the cabin which makes you feel nice and cool. That humidity (moisture) is condensed into water as it passes over the chilled evaporator which rests inside a specially designed box. Once that vapor changes state to water, it fills up that box. The box is designed with a relief tube that allows the water to drain out of the box. If it didn't, the box would fill and you probably would have a damp carpet on the passenger side of th ... read more

Engine Swap On A Ford F150 Engine

Ford F-150 Engine Swap With the loud knocking noise coming from the left bank of this 2010 Ford F150 pick up truck, we knew that ultimately we would have to change out the engine. The owner elected to go with a cost effective, low mileage used motor that would fit their budget.  There are a few different ways to remove and engine from these units, but our tech, Ryan Craner, elected to use the "cab-off" method to save time. This involves separating the front cab and lifting it up and away from the engine and chassis, fully exposing the engine and transmission completely. Take a look at the video we've included in this blog post.  Removing and replacing an engine in a Ford F150 isn't so bad if you can take the cab off. Yes, it does require a lift (for safety and saving time) so I wouldn't recommend this particular procedure if you don't have one. You can take it out through the front (remove a/c condenser, radiator, etc) or via the hood area.  ... read more

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Auto Air Conditioning Tips For Wilmington Delaware

  June through August are typically the hottest months of the year. We all know that hot weather can be a real problem if your car is not in the best of shape. And you need to keep yourself in check as well. Here's a quick clip highlighting some of the do's and don'ts during the heat spell like the one we have now.      Make sure that you take care of your own self, by hydrating properly. As for your car, make sure that it's fluids are in good shape and full as well.   You also want to make sure that no kids or pets are left in the vehicle. Temperatures can rise as high as 138°, even though the temperature outside reads 90°.   Just remember to play it safe, and you'll be okay even in the hottest of times. Let common sense rule. If you need a check up on your fluids, air pressure, etc. please give us a call or just stop in. We'll perform a quick under hood courtesy check just to make sure things are in good shape. &nb ... read more

Cabin Air Filter From Buckley’s Auto Care

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. Buc ... read more

Wilmington Customer Detective Work

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 ... read more

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