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How To Check Your Car's Tire Pressure | Southampton Auto Service

How To Check Your Car's Tire Pressure | Southampton Auto Service

There are a few tasks every driver should be able to do. Checking your tire pressure is one of them. Don’t worry though! Frank’s has a step-by-step guide to help you through it.  How To Check Your Car’s Tire Pressure Need help with your tires? Make an appointment with us online! Measuring tire pressure is an important skill to have in case of an emergency. You never want to be stranded on the road and making sure your tires roll smoothly is an important part of that. Proper tire pressure is vital to fuel economy. A tire pressure gauge isn’t very expensive and can be purchased at most auto parts stores. It’s a good idea to have one in every car, even though modern cars have tire pressure sensors and a warning light to let you know when you’re running low. How To Check Tire Pressure With A Gauge The first step to checking tire pressure is to be sure you’re in a safe place with y ... read more

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Tires

What Is A Sway Bar On A Car? Signs for Repair

What Is A Sway Bar On A Car? Signs for Repair

There are a lot of parts on your car. You may not really mind what they all are. If your mechanic is telling you a new sway bar is needed for your vehicle though, you may want to learn how this little metal rod affects your driving. What Is A Sway Bar On A Car? Need a new sway bar? Call Frank’s at 215-355-8877 Whether it’s a disconnected sway bar, a sway bar mount, or even a bushing for your sway bar, Frank’s Servicenter can help you out. First of all, a sway bar is a metal bar that is usually roughly U-shaped and connects from one side of your suspension to the other under your car. Some cars have a front and rear sway bar depending on the style of suspension. The sway bar is also commonly referred to as a stabilizer bar. Sounds simple enough, but this prevents your car from leaning to one side as you steer through a turn.  How Does A Sway Bar Work? Without a sway bar your vehicle would shift weight unbalanced and ... read more

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Auto Maintenance

What are the Symptoms of Clogged or Dirty Fuel Injectors?

What are the Symptoms of Clogged or Dirty Fuel Injectors?

In order for your car engine to operate smoothly, it needs the proper balance of fuel. The fuel injection system allows the fuel to be mixed with a right amount of air before entering the engine chamber. With constant use over time, fuel injectors become clogged or dirty. It will eventually need to be replaced. Here are some symptoms to look out for to know if your fuel injectors are getting bad:   Signs Of Dirty Fuel Injectors   Engine stalls or fails - If the amount of fuel needed to power the car is insufficient, the regular revolutions per minute (RPM) won't be met and the engine will stall   Engine vibrates - A dirty injector can stop the correct cylinder from firing. As a result, you may feel shakes as your car struggles to get power.   Engine misfires - A clogged injector can cause the vehicle to misfire.   Check engine light on - One of the most noticeable signs that there is a problem with your injectors is when the check engine light ill ... read more

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Auto Maintenance