Southampton Auto Repair

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Complimentary Pick Up and Delivery Service

To assist our community we are offering FREE pick up, disinfecting and delivery with your vehicle service. As a small business we are doing everything possible to keep our staff and our customers safe, happy and healthy. You can schedule this service online at Pick up and Delivery Service Now Available www.FranksServicenter.com or reach us

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What is the best way to clean your vehicle to reduce the presence of COVID-19 coronavirus?

Disinfectant wipes work best in your vehicles interior. This is the cleaner used by manufacturers of most automotive interiors today. It takes a brief wipe to clean most germs.Make sure to use disinfecting wipes to clean all the surfaces on the steering wheel. These include the redundant controls for radio, voice control, cruise control, navigation, and paddle shift levers. We also want to clean the gear selector lever and the turn indicator stalks. Also clean the door and center console armrests, display screens, cup holders, storage areas, and air conditioner vents.Be careful with the cleaners that you choose. We have tested Lysol and Clorox wipes with great success. Do not use bleach or hydrogen peroxide on the vehicle's interior. These chemicals will damage to the vinyl, leather and plastics in your vehicle. Also using a ammonia based cleaner like Windex is ill advised as it will also damage the interior surfaces and plastics.Finally, if you find yourself without any disinfectant w ... read more

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Corona Virus COVID-19 Automotive Prevention

Corona Virus COVID-19 Automotive Prevention

The Corona virus pandemic is affecting the world as well as our community at a rapid rate. In order to assist in the efforts we will be utilizing latex gloves as well as sanitizing vehicles before and after service. We will disinfect the door handles, steering wheel and driver controls. Additionally we are offering pick up and delivery of your vehicle at no charge. Please call our office or schedule online. COVID-19 Sanitizing Supplies

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Tire Road Hazard Coverage

Need New Tires? Make sure to ask us about Road Hazard Warranty for your new tires. Road Hazard Warranty Coverage is insurance for your tire purchase. Tires can be expensive and you do not want to pay for new tires twice! With Road Hazard coverage a road damaged tire will be replaced or repaired free of charge

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Wheel Bearings

I remember my dad having the shop "pack the bearings" on the family car. Is this something I need to have done? That is a great question. In the past all wheel bearings were routinely serviceable. This old style of wheel bearing requires periodic service of cleaning, reapplying grease, resealing and adjusting tension. Modern vehicles come with "maintenance free" wheel bearings. The benefit of these bearings is that there is no routine maintenance required during the useful bearing life. When the bearing wears out it must be replaced as an assembly. This improved technology is costly and bearing replacement is more expensive with a sealed bearing than it was previously with serviceable bearings. But what is the bearing for? The wheel bearings in your vehicle make sure your wheels rotate smoothly. This friction and constant rotation generates a lot of heat. The wheel bearing is packed in grease for lubrication. The term "packing the bearings" refers to putting fresh grease around the bea ... read more

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