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How To Make Your Battery Last Longer

-Keep it clean-Clean and secure the connections-Avoid depleting the batteries charge, run the car if you will be watching a dvd or listening to the radio-Avoid rapid stops and restarts-Install the correct battery size and rating-Have it checked annually to avoid breakdown Batteries are a major part of modern life. Just think of how many battery powered devices you have.#battery #jumpstart #automotive

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How Long Do Brakes Last?

Brake pad wear and life is different for every driver and every car. Local stop and go driving is far more harsh on brake pad life as opposed to highway traveling. Some heavy commercial use vehicles may only get 20,000 miles whereas highway use vehicles may get upwards of 50,000 miles. A typical suburban driver in our area with a mix of local and distance driving will average approximately 30,000 miles on their brakes before service is required.#brakes #brakepad #brakejob

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How much do new tires cost?

Tires range greatly is cost depending on the size, type and rating of the tire. Tires come in all shapes, sizes and prices. Standard economy cars and sedans are usually the cheapest to replace. If you drive a sporty car, truck or a large SUV, those prices can jump significantly higher.Unfortunately, you can't just install cheap sedan tires on a sports car, just as you can't install passenger vehicles on a large pickup truck. Your best bet to determining exact cost is to contact a local auto mechanic with your exact tire size, along with the year make and model of your vehicle to get a price estimate. The right tire for your car will be selected based on your vehicle manufacturers specifications, your individual driving habits, vehicle use and your expected usage. Many times you can take advantage of a tire manufacturer "sale" or "rebate" to assist in the cost of "tire replacement".#tirecost #tirequote #tiresale

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What is a steering rack?

Also known as a "steering gear" this is an integral component of the modern automobile steering system. The steering rack or "rack and pinion" is the mechanical connection from the drivers hands to the steering wheels of the vehicle. The "rack-and-pinion" is a gearset is enclosed in a metal tube. As the driver turn the steering wheel the pinion rotates to pushes the rack left or right. Each end of the rack protrudes from the tube connecting to a "tie rod". The steering rack unit uses hydraulic fluid for steering assist. A common failure of this item is fluid leaking from wear.#steeringrack #rackandpinion #steering

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What is an axle?

Your axles are the last link in transferring power from the engine to your wheels/tires. They're strong parts that last a long time – but like every other part they can run into trouble. There are different kinds of axles, each with their own potential problems. Most cars today have "constant velocity" drive axles. These axles are constantly articulating and moving as the name implies. You may have heard a service technician refer to CV boots or axle boots. These are the rubber boots that protect the CV joint while you drive. Your Southampton Pennsylvania service technician knows this and checks for things like leaking seals, torn CV boots, and worn axle joints. An inspection will reveal if there are any axle related problems. If there is a concern with an axle,it will be removed and inspected. If the shaft is in good shape, it can be reused. Damaged CV boots are replaced as well. It's important to have Frank's Servicenter Inc. take care of this work as soon as you become aware o ... read more

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