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Monthly Archives: June 2022

What Is A Wheel Alignment On A Car

What Is A Wheel Alignment On A Car

Sometimes you know when you need things for your car. It’s not hard to tell if your tires are bald and need replacing, but something that might get overlooked is a wheel alignment.  What Is A Wheel Alignment On A Car? Think you need a wheel alignment? Call us! 215-355-8877 “Does my car need a wheel alignment?” is a common question we hear at Frank’s Servicenter. The answer is simple: ‘Yes’. If your wheels are not properly aligned you could be needlessly wearing down your tires and a wheel alignment cost is always less than having to replace your tires even sooner than usual. Wheel alignment should be checked and adjusted annually. Wheel Alignment Measurements There are three basic measurements when it comes to aligning a car’s wheels: Camber, Caster and Toe. Camber is the angle of the tire relative from the top to the bottom. Picture a car tire leaning in or out from the center. As you drive ... read more

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Wheel Alignment

Can Heat Affect Your Car Battery?

Can Heat Affect Your Car Battery?

With summer around the corner, the heat may have implications for your vehicle. Did you know that hot weather can be destructive to your vehicle battery? To truly understand the damages that can be done to your car battery, you will need to understand how the battery operates. How Does a Car Battery Work Your vehicle’s battery is responsible for storing electrical charges. The battery has a casing to protect the sulfuric acid inside. Within the battery, chemical reactions take place to create the energy necessary to start your car and power other electrical accessories. That is why most people immediately think to check their battery when their cars experience starting problems.   How Does Heat Affect A Car Battery You might be wondering, “how does the summer heat come into play”. Whenever your car sits in conditions higher than 80 degrees Fahrenheit, it is at risk of deteriorating. When it gets too hot, the sulfuric acid inside the battery can evaporate or ... read more

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Car Battery

What Is A Control Arm Bushing | Car Repairs in Southampton PA

What Is A Control Arm Bushing | Car Repairs in Southampton PA

When you’re driving down the road you want to be in perfect control. That’s why you should maintain your control arms and the bushings that connect them to your car’s suspension. What Is A Control Arm Bushing? - Car Repairs Need a control arm replacement? Call Frank’s at 215-355-8877 Your tire is just one component connected to a complex automotive assembly. There isn’t just the wheel and rubber tire, but the brake system, wheel bearing, ball joints, steering tie rods, stabilizer system, shock or strut, and the connection to the vehicle's frame; the control arm. This part is what actually holds your car’s tire/wheel to the rest of the vehicle. Generally a control arm is triangular or wishbone-shaped. At the tire end, there’s something called a Ball Joint. This allows the tire to move in any direction necessary. On the other end is the Control Arm Bushings. The control arm bushing is a round, rubber connection t ... read more

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Auto Maintenance