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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. Thanks for watching, Greg Buckley, Buckley's Auto Care 1604 E. Newport Pike Wi ... 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

Used Cars For Sale In Wilmington Delaware

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 ... read more

Your Well Trained Technician At Buckley’s Auto Care

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. 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 technici ... read more

Deep Clean Your Fuel System At Buckley’s Auto Care

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 wher ... read more