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Henry Car Care Center Closes

  Henry's Car Care Center Closes I was kind of shocked to hear that another long time, family automotive repair center had closed its doors. Henry DiDonato had operated his repair shop for decades. Henry also operated the Exxon station on the corner of Kirkwood and St. James as well. If memory serves me, his brother Joe operated the old ARCO (then Shell Station) right in Greenville. Joe’s location now boasts a Bank Of America branch. I’ve always considered Henry’s one of the best service center’s in the area because I knew his team always looked out for their customers. They will be missed, I’m sure. With the changes in automotive technology today, I am seeing more and more longtime stalwarts in the automotive service fields, close or simply retire. Automotive repair and operating an automotive center is not easy. It takes a tremendous amount of tools, equipment and skilled technicians to make sure vehicles can operate safely, eff ... read more

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CarMax Of Newark Temporarily Closes Sales And Service During State "Stay At Home" Orders

CarMax Of Newark Temporarily Closes Sales & ServiceApril 2020. Newark, Delaware. CarMax located at Stafford Way and Route 273 in Newark, Delaware, has temporarily closed operations due to the "Stay At Home" orders issued by Governor Carney. Without a doubt this has left many CarMax clients without a trusted resource to take care of their vehicle service needs. CarMax is the nations largest retailer of used cars and any gap in their operations certainly can cause concerns for all of their customers.  At Buckley's, we are very familiar with CarMax as three of our very own have purchased vehicles from CarMax along with a robust&n ... read more

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Swapping An Engine On A Mini Cooper

When you need to swap out engines on a Mini Cooper, you might be surprised to learn that the whole front of the car needs to be removed. The front clip as it's called, is removed to gain favorable access to the engine and all accessories such as the air conditioning compressor, power steering pump, alternator and other pulleys. This gives you a clear view of the entire engine bay.  Once the front clip is off, we remove the belts, hoses, and all fuel lines, a/c lines and air box. The engine will be pulled out straight away from the body. Once we have it out and rested on our movable bench, we begin to dissect it. That means, we're taking off all of the parts that get swapped over to the new (used in this case) one. MINI Parts like spark plug wires, manifolds, pumps, alternators and other pieces necessary to get the engine back in running condition.  After its finally set up, it's re-installed just about the ... read more

Tesla And Ford Have Just Put Lightning On The Road

This week we heard from two of the biggest and innovative automotive companies in the world. Tesla and Ford both introduced their versions of the next big thing for electric vehicles (EV) and their brands. Tesla revealed it's long awaited entry into the truck space with its launch of the Cybertruck. Ford Motor Company wasn't about to let Elon have all of the fun, so it introduced it's latest iteration of the iconic Mustang, the Ford Mach-E, the first SEV (Sport Electric Vehicle) to wear the famed Mustang badge.  There is plenty of tech, torque, muscle and volts to talk about, but that's not the story line. At least for me anyway. What's most intriguing is that these two announcements from two leaders - both originators and visionary - has brought the letter "E" and the technology it represents, into two HUGE markets and two dominating demographics. Trucks, muscle and men.  Make no mistake, this isn't a case of neglecting the female side of ... read more

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

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