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What Are Octane Ratings?

What Are Octane Ratings?

Unless you hear your engine knocking, buying higher octane gasoline is simply a waste of money. Premium gas costs up to 15-30 cents per gallon more than regular gas. The reality is that many drivers are spending hundreds of millions of dollars each year for higher octane gas they do not need.   Is High Octane Gas Worth It?   It seems like too many people are under the impression that buying higher octane "premium" gas will boost engine performance for their vehicle. However, you should always follow the gas that your manufacturer recommends. If your manual lists that your car needs regular fuel, then don't waste your money on premium. It won't make your vehicle perform better, faster, cleaner. And it certainly won't improve your gas mileage in any way.    Octane ratings are a quantifiable measure of gasoline's ability to resist engine knock. (Engine Knock = a rattling or pinging noise that results from premature ignition of the compre ... read more

The Future Of Trucks: 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

The Future Of Trucks: 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

By Tom Smith If ‘game changer’ isn’t a word you want to see attached to a pick up truck - don’t read this blog. The all-new 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro is just that. Crazy torque, speed and all-out work flexibility will make this bad-ass electric truck the new standard for the best-selling vehicle in America. What’s New About The Ford F-150 Lightning Pick Up? The Ford commercial says it best. Aiming for 775 lb.ft. of torque, 0 - 60 mph in 4 seconds and a cargo space revolution is why this electric truck will finally convince the public of the importance of electric vehicles. Driving aside though, this pick up is armed to the teeth with electrical outlets. With a 240v in the rear, a range of 120v’s and USB plugs to boot the Lightning isn’t messing around. It will get the job done. Do you have - or are planning to get - an electric vehicle? Book a service check up online now! Photo/The Ford Motor Compan ... read more

Get Around With Frank's Loaner Car Program

Get Around With Frank's Loaner Car Program

When we say we’ll get you where you need to go we mean it. Frank’s is better than a dealer when it comes to auto service. Why? Not only do we provide detailed photo reports with pictures of everything you need to know about your car, but we also have a robust loaner car program that keeps you on the road. Schedule your auto service appointment online now. Does Frank’s Have A Courtesy Vehicle For Car Repairs? It’s simple. When you come to Frank’s for service you have the option of taking one of our loaner cars to get you to work or wherever you need to go around Lower Bucks County. So long as you let us know ahead of time we can generally accommodate anyone who needs a courtesy vehicle while their car is being repaired. Frank’s currently has a fleet of six cars just for you, if you need them. They include a Toyota Corolla, Prius, Chevy Impala and a Honda Civic! Can Anyone Use A Loaner Car ... read more

Remembering The September 11 World Trade Center Victims

Remembering The September 11 World Trade Center Victims

Photo of September 11 Victims From World Trade Center, Pentagon, US Capitol Attacks This powerful collage features the faces of many victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks. It stirs so much emotion to catch a glimpse of the people and lives lost on that fateful day when the World Trade Center, Pentagon and US capitol were targeted by terrorists. This photo is in the public domain and was found on the Wikimedia Commons. Read more about the World Trade Center heritage on history.com

Do You Need An Appointment?

Do You Need An Appointment?

Going to the garage isn’t exactly like going shopping for a new pair of shoes or a hit new electronic. We get it. In order to make the car repair experience as quick and easy as possible though, it’s best for our customers to make an appointment in advance. Then they can get back on the road confidently to Neshaminy Mall or anywhere in Southampton. What’s the best way to make an appointment? For us and for you, FranksServicenter.com/Appointments is the fastest and easiest way for you to schedule auto service in Southampton, PA. If you need emergency service you can always stop on by - we’re here for you! It only takes a few minutes to schedule online though and then you can motor through the process at your own pace. You can easily check the box for a loaner car if you need one and write a brief description of your car’s issue. Then we’ll get in touch if need be, but you can subscribe to text message notificati ... read more