Southampton Auto Repair

Operating Hours:Mon - Fri: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Give us a call:(215) 355-8877

Articles:

How Does Kelley Blue Book Determine Car Value?

How Does Kelley Blue Book Determine Car Value?

If you’re in the market for a new car, or even just curious as to what your car may be worth, you’re probably going to go to this source: Kelley Blue Book. Car values as assessed by KBB are the standard for any American looking to buy or sell a car, but how are the values determined? Could you be saving money by looking for other information? Let’s take a look! KBB Values and Car Repairs? Are Repairs Worth It? When deciding whether or not to make a major repair on your vehicle KBB can be a great tool! Remember the decision you need to compare is the cost of repair versus the cost of the replacement that you would purchase. The resale value of your current vehicle has little to do with repair-vs.-replace decisions. Cars are one of the most widely recycled and reused consumer items. When purchasing a used vehicle keep in mind that the day before your engine / transmission / etc. went bad it was a good used vehicle...   How Are Car KBB Values Decided ... read more

Categories:

Auto Maintenance

Get Digital Car Repair Reports At Frank's

Get Digital Car Repair Reports At Frank's

Why should you bring your car to Frank’s? It’s a simple question we’re always trying to let potential customers know. Not only do we provide the highest quality auto service and car repair, but we have a state-of-the-art digital car condition report that gives you everything you need to know.  Why Our Car Repair Reports Are Amazing! Schedule an auto service appointment online now. Why You Need A Digital Auto Report You’re not a car maintenance expert. We get it. You just need your car repaired quickly. When you come to Frank’s though, you can scroll through the digital report we text right to your phone and see for yourself everything we’ve inspected on your auto. This will make it easier for you to remember what you had fixed and is a way more accurate account for your records. What’s A Digital Car Repair Report Look Like? When you open the report the first sect ... read more

Categories:

Auto Maintenance

What To Do In A Minor Car Accident | Fender Bender 101

What To Do In A Minor Car Accident | Fender Bender 101

It might be something you don’t want to think about, but it’s best to consider now. Car accidents are just an unfortunate fact of life and we should all know how to deal with them. Even if you’re the best of drivers and have never had a problem, you’ll want to know what to do if you’re in a minor car accident. So what do you do at the site of this fender bender? Let’s take a look. What To Do In A Minor Car Accident By Tom Smith If you need accident repair, book with Frank’s online now. Believe it or not, these minor bumper repairs cost almost exactly $1,000! Are You Hurt? Is There An Injury In This Fender Bender? First and foremost, look around. Before you put the car in park, are you in any other danger? Is it best to get out of traffic first? Also, strange though it may seem, take a minute to think about how you feel. Even though it’s a short impact, even a minor car accident ... read more

Categories:

Auto Maintenance

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

Categories:

Auto Maintenance

30k, 60k, 90k - Major Mileage Maintenance For Any Auto

30k, 60k, 90k - Major Mileage Maintenance For Any Auto

There are a lot of vehicles on the road. Whether you’re just looking to get from point ‘A’ to point ‘B’, or are a total automotive enthusiast, Frank’s Servicenter wants to keep you informed about your car. Here’s a quick breakdown of major car maintenance items every vehicle owner should have in mind when they hit mileage like 30k, 60k and 90k. These are rough estimates though, as every manufacturer and model has varied needs and are different from routine - though just as important as maintenance - like tire rotations, brake repair and the like. Also, Frank's does a complete vehicle inspection with EVERY SERVICE for FREE! This way you'll know if something out of these ordinary repairs is coming up.   If you need milestone maintenance for your car, make an appointment online.   What Maintenance Does My Car Need At 30k Miles?   Every 30,000 miles most cars need to have both the ... read more

Categories:

Auto Maintenance