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Why Is My Car's Battery Dead? What Is An Alternator?

Why Is My Car's Battery Dead? What Is An Alternator?

Have you ever felt like you can’t have enough batteries? Whether it’s replacing those in the TV remote or just charging your phone every night, we all need power. So does your car. A car’s battery helps start the motor, but eventually all batteries lose a charge and you don’t want to get stranded when yours does. Why Is My Car’s Battery Dead?  Having trouble starting your car? Call Frank’s at (215) 355-8877. Now that it’s colder outside you definitely don’t want to find out that your car won’t start because of a dead battery. There are a few things that can affect the life of a battery or cause it to lose power all at once. Here’s a quick list: - Lights left on - Alternator isn’t charging - Extreme temperatures - Parasitic Drain (losing electricity to an unwanted part of the car) - Dirty/corroded terminals - Not using your car for an extended period of time Any of these situations may require a jump st ... read more

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How To Jump Start A Car With Cables | Car Won't Start

How To Jump Start A Car With Cables | Car Won't Start

In order to start your car’s engine it needs a battery, but what do you do if your battery’s dead and your car won’t start? One solution is a jump start. So here’s a step-by-step guide to successfully jump starting a car. How To Jump Start A Car This skill is right up there with being able to cook. It’s super useful (and kind of impressive!). So let’s get down to the nitty gritty... What You Need To Jump Start A Car If your car doesn’t start, call Frank’s at (215) 355-8877. A jump start is when you use one car’s battery to give another’s enough power to get it started. All you need is two vehicles and a set of jumper cables to transfer the electricity. Keep in mind though, that there are many kinds of motors with many different batteries. A huge diesel truck’s motor probably can’t be successfully started with the power from a small sedan, but using the diesel truck to start the ... read more

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Why Won't My Car Start | Clicking / No Clicking | Dead Battery Jump Start

Why Won't My Car Start | Clicking / No Clicking | Dead Battery Jump Start

As the days continue to get shorter and the winter season sets in there’s one thing we’d all hate to have happen: your car won’t start. This situation really shows us how much we rely on our vehicles, so how can you handle this scenario and prepare so it doesn’t happen? Why Won’t My Car Start? If your car won’t start, call our service advisors immediately at 215-355-8877. There’s certainly no convenient time to find your car won’t start, but don’t panic! Frank’s can easily arrange a loaner car to keep you moving through your day while we troubleshoot your car. Car Won’t Start: Clicking Probably the most common starting condition that prevents a car’s motor from turning over is a weak or dead battery. If you hear a clicking sound when you turn your key, this could be the case. This sound occurs when the battery doesn’t have enough energy to power the starter. Another sign ... read more

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Car Christmas Gift Ideas 2021 - Decorations, Cleaning and More!

Car Christmas Gift Ideas 2021 - Decorations, Cleaning and More!

When the holiday music starts playing in stores everyone thinks, “what can I get for my friends and family?” If you need car enthusiast Christmas gifts, Frank’s has some ideas for you! Car Christmas Gifts 2021 Winter weather’s coming. Have Frank’s perform a multipoint inspection for your car. Fortunately car’s need attention, so there’s always a car care Christmas gift or additional accessory you can pick up for the motor head in your life. First, in this age of technology a quick music / speaker gadget is a good go-to. Anker sells a Bluetooth adapter that can turn any radio auxiliary port into a Bluetooth receiver for syncing to any device. This can even be used outside of your car - say if you’re flying home for the holiday. Car Christmas Gifts For Dad Sometimes our memory isn’t the best as we get older - but there’s a tech fix for this too! There’s a handy ga ... read more

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When To Replace Car Tires Bucks County

When To Replace Car Tires Bucks County

Driving is a serious business. One of the biggest things people overlook when it comes to car safety is their tires. An insufficient tread depth will decrease traction and could result in some slippery turns on those winding Bucks County roads. So here’s what you need to know when you need new tires. When To Replace Tires Frank’s will gladly inspect your tires! Schedule online now! Why do tires wear down? There are three major factors: regular wear, Age and Exposure to the elements. The treads of a tire are what give you traction, but both front and back tires wear down over time as you drive. Also, the rubber tires are made of will begin to degrade overtime regardless of mileage. Even if it’s just sitting on a shelf, rubber dries out and becomes brittle (like an old rubber band). Sunlight’s UV rays and harsh driving conditions can increase this process. Signs Of Tire Wear Before you look for new tires ... read more

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