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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

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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

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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

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Why You Need A PA State Safety Inspection For Your Car

Why You Need A PA State Safety Inspection For Your Car

It’s a little like updating your phone software - just another thing that has to be done and might make you wait. Most people would describe a state auto inspection like this. The good news is: it is definitely worth the effort and you can make it much easier on yourself too! Book a PA Safety Inspection now with Frank’s. Why Do I Need A PA State Inspection For My Car? Ever watched crash test footage, or car accidents caught on tape? When you’re zooming around in your car there’s a lot to consider as far as safety is concerned. The worst-case scenario would be if your brakes failed and you couldn’t stop. All stressors aside though, keep in mind that someone else may be the one whose car malfunctions. So, for your peace of mind and everyone else’s, Pennsylvania mandates a 15-month safety inspection timeframe. See all the exact regulations ... read more

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State Inspection

The Future Of Trucks: 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

The Future Of Trucks: 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

By Tom Smith If ‘game changer’ isn’t a word you want to see attached to a pick up truck - don’t read this blog. The all-new 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro is just that. Crazy torque, speed and all-out work flexibility will make this bad-ass electric truck the new standard for the best-selling vehicle in America. What’s New About The Ford F-150 Lightning Pick Up? The Ford commercial says it best. Aiming for 775 lb.ft. of torque, 0 - 60 mph in 4 seconds and a cargo space revolution is why this electric truck will finally convince the public of the importance of electric vehicles. Driving aside though, this pick up is armed to the teeth with electrical outlets. With a 240v in the rear, a range of 120v’s and USB plugs to boot the Lightning isn’t messing around. It will get the job done. Do you have - or are planning to get - an electric vehicle? Book a service check up online now! Photo/The Ford Motor Compan ... read more