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Synthetic Vs. Conventional Oil Changes And Your Car

Synthetic Vs. Conventional Oil Changes And Your Car

The most common car maintenance is an oil change, but there’s a little more to it nowadays. What’s the best kind to use? How does it affect your wallet? Here’s a breakdown on conventional versus synthetic oil changes. Why Is A Synthetic Oil Change Important? Time for an oil change? Book online with Frank’s Servicenter! When you’re cruising down the road there’s millions of little explosions happening under your hood turning a huge variety of car parts. Each component interacts with others and under the high pressure and high intensity needed to move your car there’s a lot of wear that can occur. Oil lubricates the components in your car’s motor so that wear doesn’t happen. Over time the oil becomes dirty and needs replacing to keep your motor in the best possible condition. What Is Synthetic Oil For Cars? Synthetic oil is a chemically produced lubricant designed specificall ... read more

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Oil Change

What Is An Engine Diagnostic? Identifying Car Problems

What Is An Engine Diagnostic? Identifying Car Problems

Cars are always an expense. We understand. In order to save our customers in the long run we’re equipped to offer the highest-level engine diagnostic testing. What’s this mean and how does it help you? Let’s take a look. What Is An Engine Diagnostic? Check engine light on? Have Frank’s read the codes! If you have a problem with your car, an engine diagnostic is how we find out exactly what the problem is. It’s true that modern cars have computers with fault codes that help identify issues, but the reality is it just isn’t that simple. Our experienced technicians can work with technology and the best mechanical tools to pinpoint any running problem your car may have. This is a comprehensive process of component and circuit testing which analyzes all aspects of the car’s operation.  When Would I Need An Engine Diagnostic? We’ve all seen the dreaded check engine light on our da ... read more

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Auto Maintenance

Gas Prices Rise In 2021 As Fuel Demand Grows

Gas Prices Rise In 2021 As Fuel Demand Grows

The last two years have been a little rough. Now that we’re all trying to get back to normal there’re plenty of challenges and as far as your car is concerned gas prices are certainly a big one. As a local garage, we want to give you some fuel efficiency tips and let you know what’s the deal with the price of gasoline. Why Is Gas So Expensive In 2021? Not as fuel efficient as possible? Book online with Frank’s! Last year, even with shutdown’s and the pandemic unfolding, gas prices were generally a full dollar per gallon less. CNBC reports that gas costs more than it has since 2014. Why are they up so high now? With public transit less desirable and everyone trying to get out and about, the demand for fuel is much more this year. Another complication is international shipping. Testing and safety measures ... read more

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Auto Maintenance

Do You Need New Windshield Wipers?

Do You Need New Windshield Wipers?

Car maintenance can often seem overwhelming, but here’s one thing that isn’t hard to stay on top of but is an important car part that lets you get down the road: Windshield Wipers. Here’s what you need to know to keep visibility high and traffic danger low. When Do I Need New Windshield Wipers? Whatever your car part or maintenance need call Frank’s Servicenter: 215-355-8877. Chattering on the windshield, bent rubber or rusty metal housings are all signs you need new windshield wipers. On average you should replace this car part every year or even every six months. When a particular season ends and a new one begins ask yourself, “what weather am I going to drive through in the near future” and be sure your windshield wipers are equipped to handle it. If you see streaks or hear any scratching or other noises it's also probably time for replacement wipers. Also - remember - if you replace the front, it may be time to replace the rear wiper as wel ... read more

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Auto Maintenance

Happy October (aka Fall Car Care Month)!

Happy October (aka Fall Car Care Month)!

As we transition into Autumn, we'd like to remind everyone that Fall Car Care Month is here. October is the perfect moment to assess the health of your car and bring it into Frank's Servicenter for high-quality maintenance. Let's be frank; your vehicle has been through ups and downs this past summer. It's probably vulnerable from all the heat in Southampton, PA. You probably took many, many road trips to see friends and family too. Before it gets cold, we highly recommend you come in to get all your systems checked out. Here are our top 10 items to check for fall! Fluids. This includes engine oil, power steering fluid, brake fluid, transmission fluid, windshield washer fluid, and antifreeze/coolant. Make sure there is a sufficient amount in the tanks to get you through the fall and winter. Hoses and Belts. These are fragile parts, and they should not be cracked, brittle, frayed, or loose.  Battery. Your battery has probably suffered the most from the summer h ... read more

Tired of Working Weekends?

Tired of Working Weekends?

Are you an automotive professional tired of working weekends and nights? Do you find yourself thinking that there has got to be another way to do the career that you love and still enjoy your family!?!?  Great News!!! There is another way! At Frank's Servicenter we understand that work is not EVERYTHING! As a locally family-owned business since 1962 we have made changes to make Frank's Servicenter a great place to work.  We work hard to help balance a strong work ethic with time to enjoy family and personal adventures. This is the reason that we are only open Monday-Friday!! Every weekend off, no matter what! In exchange for the enjoyment of not working weekends or nights, we do look for team players that have a strong work ethic to be productive throughout the workday. Fin ... read more

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Mechanic

Scheduling An Appointment For Car Repair At Frank's

Scheduling An Appointment For Car Repair At Frank's

If you need car repair in the Lower Bucks County area, Frank’s Servicenter is here for you. We’ve been in business since 1962, we have state-of-the-art technology and a fleet of loaner cars to keep you moving. So how do you take advantage of all this? Here are the quickest ways to book your car maintenance with Frank’s! Make A Car Repair Appointment Online The fastest way for you to make a car appointment with Frank’s Servicenter is to go online and book via FranksServicenter.com. We’ll need some information about you like your name, email and phone number to keep you updated. All this can be typed into the simple webpage form. Tell us your vehicle year, make and model and any special reason for bringing your car in for repair. If you need a courtesy vehicle or to be shuttled you can easily check the boxes here, as well as add a valid coupon. Last, we’ll ask you to specify two convenient times and whether or no ... read more

What To Do About A Check Engine Light - Car Fault Codes

What To Do About A Check Engine Light - Car Fault Codes

It’s no longer surprising to find computer chips in places you never thought possible, but one place where they are just as important as ever is your car. A pesky check engine light will quickly dampen your spirits though, so here's what to do if your car's check engine light is making you nervous. What To Do About A Check Engine Light Need a check engine light assessed? Book online with Frank’s. If your check engine light is on, don't panic. Although there is a huge list of possible problems triggering the code, you have to be safe. It is best to limit driving to only the most necessary trips though and bring your car in to Frank's as quickly as possible. We'll check the fault code in your car's computer for free. If it's something super simple, say if your gas cap is loose, we'll send you on your way free of charge! Otherwise you can schedule an appointment online as soon as you see the check en ... read more

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Warning Light

How A Dirty Air Filter Affects A Car

How A Dirty Air Filter Affects A Car

Imagine how well your car’s motor would run with stones inside it: not very well at all. A car’s air filter keeps dust and other particles out of your engine which, on a really small scale, could cause a similar kind of damage inside it. This is why it is important to replace parts on your car to keep it in the best shape and prevent extra costs down the road. How A Dirty Air Filter Affects Your Car Need Air Filter Repair? Come to Frank’s by booking online! Decreased mileage, a check engine light, strange noises in your engine compartment and visible dirt are all signs that your motor’s air filter isn’t working and is too dirty. It’s always best to replace parts like this routinely so the damage doesn’t become severe. Fouled spark plugs and a lack of power from your car’s engine can be an effect of needing a replacement part air filter too. How Air Filters Work For Cars An air fi ... read more

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Auto Maintenance

Shocks Vs. Struts: What's The Difference On Your Car?

Shocks Vs. Struts: What's The Difference On Your Car?

Shocks, struts, suspension, coil overs, bumpstops! There’s a lot of words associated with your car’s suspension repair. What do they all mean? Once again, Frank’s Servicenter is here to give you some free knowledge to help you make the best car maintenance decisions possible in Bucks County. What’s The Difference Between Car Shocks and Struts? Feeling some bounce on the road? Book an appointment with Frank’s online! Shocks and Struts serve the same purpose in different designs. A shock suspension has a spring and shock separate while a strut incorporates a spring onto the same strut assembly. In both cases, the spring supports the weight of the car and the shock dampens the suspension movement while holding the tire on the road surface.  Does My Car Need Suspension Repair? Shocks or Struts? There are ways to tell if your auto is in need of suspension items. The absolute best way to know for s ... read more