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Monthly Archives: October 2021

Synthetic Vs. Conventional Oil Changes And Your Car

Synthetic Vs. Conventional Oil Changes And Your Car

The most common car maintenance is an oil change, but there’s a little more to it nowadays. What’s the best kind to use? How does it affect your wallet? Here’s a breakdown on conventional versus synthetic oil changes. Why Is A Synthetic Oil Change Important? Time for an oil change? Book online with Frank’s Servicenter! When you’re cruising down the road there’s millions of little explosions happening under your hood turning a huge variety of car parts. Each component interacts with others and under the high pressure and high intensity needed to move your car there’s a lot of wear that can occur. Oil lubricates the components in your car’s motor so that wear doesn’t happen. Over time the oil becomes dirty and needs replacing to keep your motor in the best possible condition. What Is Synthetic Oil For Cars? Synthetic oil is a chemically produced lubricant designed specificall ... read more

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What Is An Engine Diagnostic? Identifying Car Problems

What Is An Engine Diagnostic? Identifying Car Problems

Cars are always an expense. We understand. In order to save our customers in the long run we’re equipped to offer the highest-level engine diagnostic testing. What’s this mean and how does it help you? Let’s take a look. What Is An Engine Diagnostic? Check engine light on? Have Frank’s read the codes! If you have a problem with your car, an engine diagnostic is how we find out exactly what the problem is. It’s true that modern cars have computers with fault codes that help identify issues, but the reality is it just isn’t that simple. Our experienced technicians can work with technology and the best mechanical tools to pinpoint any running problem your car may have. This is a comprehensive process of component and circuit testing which analyzes all aspects of the car’s operation.  When Would I Need An Engine Diagnostic? We’ve all seen the dreaded check engine light on our da ... read more

Gas Prices Rise In 2021 As Fuel Demand Grows

Gas Prices Rise In 2021 As Fuel Demand Grows

The last two years have been a little rough. Now that we’re all trying to get back to normal there’re plenty of challenges and as far as your car is concerned gas prices are certainly a big one. As a local garage, we want to give you some fuel efficiency tips and let you know what’s the deal with the price of gasoline. Why Is Gas So Expensive In 2021? Not as fuel efficient as possible? Book online with Frank’s! Last year, even with shutdown’s and the pandemic unfolding, gas prices were generally a full dollar per gallon less. CNBC reports that gas costs more than it has since 2014. Why are they up so high now? With public transit less desirable and everyone trying to get out and about, the demand for fuel is much more this year. Another complication is international shipping. Testing and safety measures ... read more

Do You Need New Windshield Wipers?

Do You Need New Windshield Wipers?

Car maintenance can often seem overwhelming, but here’s one thing that isn’t hard to stay on top of but is an important car part that lets you get down the road: Windshield Wipers. Here’s what you need to know to keep visibility high and traffic danger low. When Do I Need New Windshield Wipers? Whatever your car part or maintenance need call Frank’s Servicenter: 215-355-8877. Chattering on the windshield, bent rubber or rusty metal housings are all signs you need new windshield wipers. On average you should replace this car part every year or even every six months. When a particular season ends and a new one begins ask yourself, “what weather am I going to drive through in the near future” and be sure your windshield wipers are equipped to handle it. If you see streaks or hear any scratching or other noises it's also probably time for replacement wipers. Also - remember - if you replace the front, it may be time to replace the rear wiper as wel ... read more

Happy October (aka Fall Car Care Month)!

Happy October (aka Fall Car Care Month)!

As we transition into Autumn, we'd like to remind everyone that Fall Car Care Month is here. October is the perfect moment to assess the health of your car and bring it into Frank's Servicenter for high-quality maintenance. Let's be frank; your vehicle has been through ups and downs this past summer. It's probably vulnerable from all the heat in Southampton, PA. You probably took many, many road trips to see friends and family too. Before it gets cold, we highly recommend you come in to get all your systems checked out. Here are our top 10 items to check for fall! Fluids. This includes engine oil, power steering fluid, brake fluid, transmission fluid, windshield washer fluid, and antifreeze/coolant. Make sure there is a sufficient amount in the tanks to get you through the fall and winter. Hoses and Belts. These are fragile parts, and they should not be cracked, brittle, frayed, or loose.  Battery. Your battery has probably suffered the most from the summer heat ... read more