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Yearly Archives: 2022

Why is my heater blowing cold air?

Why is my heater blowing cold air?

Why is my heater blowing cold air? It’s 7:50 AM in the winter and you run out in the frigid cold to get your car started before you leave the house. You finish getting ready and run back out to your car getting hit with the warm and toasty sensation as you shut your car door. Or at least that’s how it should be… Is your heater blowing cold air? Now is NOT the time of year for that.  The 3 most common reasons your heater is blowing cold air 1. There isn't enough coolant in the engine 2. There is a problem with your heater core 3. Your thermostats are not working correctly 4. Your heating controls are broken 5. You may have water leaks   What should you do? Never let your heater fail! Set up a car heater repair appointment ASAP. If y ... read more

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Air Conditioning

Why Are My Brakes Squeaking?

Why Are My Brakes Squeaking?

Why are my brakes squeaking? There are many reasons your brakes could be making a squeaking sound. Don’t jump to conclusions! It could be a result of something you never even thought of. One very common reason this is happening is because of the dew or moisture on your brakes.   Temperatures are dropping and the harsh winter is coming our way. That means extra moisture! Since most cars are left sitting overnight, the water from dew, rain, or snow can gather to the surface of your brake rotors.    Here’s what you’ll notice when braking: 1. Squeaky noise 2. Thumping sound 3. Physical impressions of light rust on the brake rotors How can you prevent this? 1. Before you hit the road, warm your car up! Most of the time your brakes will only squeak for a short while until they build up heat and get progressively warmer when you apply the brakes a few times.    2. By adjusting, cleaning, or lubricating the part, our mechanics ... read more

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Brake Repair

How Do I Prepare My Car For Winter?

How Do I Prepare My Car For Winter?

Winter is here! Have you Winterized your vehicle? Here’s what should be on your radar.   Heating, Wipers & Lights? It’s going to be a cold one this winter! Keep warm and make sure you’re able to see out your Windshield! Check your heaters, defrosters and wipers. Consider winter wiper blades and use cold-weather washer fluid. As a general rule, wiper blades should be replaced every six months.You also want to check and see that all exterior and interior lights are working for your vehicle. Tires & Brakes Check your tire tread depth and tire pressure on all your tires, including your spare! During winter, tire pressure should be checked weekly. IMPORTANT: Confirm that your brakes are working properly. The braking system is the vehicle’s most important safety item. Gas, Oil & Filters We recommend keeping your gas tank at least half full throughout the cold weather to prevent moisture from forming in gas lines and possibly freezing! You wa ... read more

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Auto Maintenance

Part 2: Holiday Road Trips & Tips

Part 2: Holiday Road Trips & Tips

Sorting out trip logistics like getting gas, keeping an eye on the traffic, and packing lists can help you dedicate more of your time and energy to the people and traditions that matter most. Wherever you're headed this holiday season, a fun and safe adventure starts with the basics. Here is Part 2 of our Holiday Road Trips & Tips! Track the Weather The weather can be quite unpredictable this time of year. Your visibility of the road may be restricted due to fog that tends to usually occur in the early morning. There’s always the chance of rain or snow as well. Make sure you keep an eye on the forecast, so you can manage expectations better. Also, check to see if your windshield wipers are in good shape! Don’t Forget to Rest If you are going on a long road trip, make sure you are well-rested and alert for the long period of concentration. It doesn’t hurt to pull over to take a quick break if you are tired. Make Sur ... read more

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Auto Maintenance

Part 1: Holiday Road Trips & Tips

Part 1: Holiday Road Trips & Tips

As the holidays are quickly approaching, many of us will be hitting the road to visit family and family or going away for an extended vacation. If you are one of the many people who will be doing extensive travels, there are certain precautions you should take to ensure you get to your destination safely without any trouble. Frank's Servicenter is happy to provide you with the following road trip tips: Get a Pre-Trip Inspection One of the best ways to keep you and your loved ones safe on the road is to get a pre-trip inspection. This ensures your car, SUV, or truck is in tip-top shape for the extended trip. When you bring your car to Frank’s Servicenter for a trip inspection, we can check your fluids, top off your fluids, check tire pressure, test your battery, and more. Check Traffic and Routes with your preferred App To help you be more prepared on the road, we recommend inputting your destination in the GPS first. Most apps n ... read more

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Auto Maintenance