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Sustainable Holiday Wrapping And Decoration Ideas

Sustainable Holiday Wrapping And Decoration Ideas

With the holidays wrapping up and the new year upon us it’s important to turn over a new leaf in terms of sustainability for 2022. Frank’s Servicenter is always environmentally conscious and wants to give you some Christmas waste tips for a sustainable end of the holiday season. Sustainable Holiday Ideas Frank’s is proud to be a sustainable auto shop. Schedule your service today! Everyone loves to make over their home and living spaces for the winter season. It’s a wonderful way to increase the level of cheer, but what happens to all those little lights and tinsels when all is said and done? Try donating decorations to a local senior center or after-school program to reduce the amount of Christmas waste heading to the landfills. Recycling Holiday Lights This can be a tricky subject. There are older style Compact Fluorescent lights that can’t be just tossed into a recycling bin out the back door. G ... read more

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How To Get Your Car Towed To A Mechanic

How To Get Your Car Towed To A Mechanic

In our daily lives we’re on the road a lot. Whether it’s for work or fun, we have a lot of places to go. So what do you do if your car stops working!? Don’t panic. You just need a tow and Frank’s has all the info you need to get your car in for service and back on the road again. How To Get Your Car Towed Car not working? Call Frank’s to have your questions answered! (215) 355-8877 Maybe you got in an accident, maybe you have a car that’s been sitting awhile or maybe your car just won’t start; either way Frank’s Servicenter is here to guide you through the process. Our auto techs and service staff have seen the whole gamut of car issues and can walk you through what needs to be done step by step. Even after hours you can call us and our 24-hour answering service will help you reach the option you need. Should You Drive Your Car To A Mechanic Instead Of Towing? If you’re thinking, “How can ... read more

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How to Test Your Suspension With the Bounce Test

How to Test Your Suspension With the Bounce Test

Has the handling and comfort of your vehicle felt a bit off lately? If so, you are most likely facing a problem with your suspension system, specifically with your struts and shocks. If you want to be sure before making an appointment with our suspension repair shop in Southampton, PA, you can test it right at home using the bounce test.  What Is The Bounce Test? How To Tell Your Suspension Needs Repair The bounce test is a quick and easy test that does not require additional equipment, tools, or skill, for that matter. Please follow these steps to do the bounce test: Make sure your vehicle is parked on a flat and even surface. Start by heading to one of the corners of your car. (You're going to do one corner at a time) In a swift motion, push down on the corner as hard as possible with your body weight and then lift off it.  Observe how your car responds after step 3. If it jumps once, then the shock has some wear. It will re ... read more

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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