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Fuel Economy Low Down | Are MPG's Worth Your Money?

Fuel Economy Low Down | Are MPG's Worth Your Money?

You’re not trying to send a fleet of tractor-trailers around the globe, you just want to get around Lower Bucks. Wouldn’t it be great to save money while you do it though? What if every trip to Neshaminy Mall could be dollars in your pocket? Just passing by either Street Road Wawa will tell you gas is becoming increasingly costly at the moment. Here’s the low down on Fuel Economy for folks looking to preserve those precious MPG’s. Why Is Fuel Economy Important? Do MPG's Matter? There’s two major factors in the Miles Per Gallon (MPG) question. The first is saving money, but the second is our impact on the environment. Maybe you’re not worried about pollution. Keep in mind though, that fuel economy is also a good way to judge the wear and tear on your power train too. That’ll add into the budget equation if nothing else. Worried about fuel economy? Schedule a tune up for your car right now online ... read more

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Buying A Car The Smart Way

Buying A Car The Smart Way

Buying A Car The Smart Way By Tom Smith So, you live in Bucks County and you’re in the market for a new car - or maybe you aren’t. Either way, there’re some simple things to consider when you need to buy a car or if you’re just able to take advantage of the vehicle market. Definitely read this before hitting the Route 1 or Street Road dealers - or any car seller in Bucks. Do You Need To Buy A New Car? If you read our last blog, you know that your car’s market value is important to keep in mind in terms of selling, but - also realize - your car is an asset and if it’s depreciating too fast you could be losing in the long run. If your car is too old (even if it is paid-off) it may be approaching major maintenance and be better for you to sell and get into some nice and spiffy new before the value falls more. Did you know Frank's does new car evaluations? Before you buy a ... read more

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When To Sell Your Car

When To Sell Your Car

When To Sell Your Car? by Tom Smith Almost every car on Earth is losing value. That's just the nature of wear and tear to get from point A to B. Even for us in Southampton, PA, boy, is this true. A car is a necessity of life for all of us in the Lower Bucks-area though, so how can you take advantage of this situation? Know when to sell your car - that’s how! Does My Car Cost Me More Than It Is Worth? Probably the most important thing to consider when selling a car is your financial situation. This may seem obvious. The truth is though, it doesn’t matter if you’re headed to Na Brasa in Horsham for top-of-the-line steaks or just to Wendy’s on County Line in Southampton - if your car costs you more than half your annual income you need to rethink it. At that point you’re not helping yourself in the long term. Remember, with a car loan, you’ll have to pay interest on something that is actually depreciating from use. What Is The Value Of ... read more

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Kinds of Fluid Leaks That Need Car Repair (or don't!)

Kinds of Fluid Leaks That Need Car Repair (or don't!)

By Tom Smith   It’s never a good feeling to see fluid sitting in the driveway as you pull in or take off to go about your day. There are many things that may cause a fluid leak and result in having your car serviced. That’s why Frank’s Servicenter is here to give you the rundown on the kinds of fluids that may be leaking from under your car…   Kinds of Fluid Leaks That Need Car Repair (or don't!) A 2002 Toyota MR2 Spyder with a fluid leak. What could be causing it? Clear Water Leak From Under Your Car: As another heat wave hits Philly, we know you’ve been running your air conditioner. If you see water drip under your car, or a puddle that quickly evaporates you can relax. It’s not a fluid leak at all. Condensation is perfectly normal around AC compressor units and is nothing to worry about.   Blue Fluid Leaking From Your Car: Often times windshield washer fluid is blue in color and can end up in some strange places. If yo ... read more

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Why Won't My Car Start? What's Happening? (Or Not Happening?)

Why Won't My Car Start? What's Happening? (Or Not Happening?)

By Tom Smith   Dut, Da, DA! Uh-oh. You just sat down in your driver seat, put the key in the ignition and your car won’t start. What do you do?! Don’t worry. Frank’s Servicenter is here for you!   Make an appointment online now!   Why Won’t My Car Start? A car has a lot of parts; some mechanical, some electrical. So, ignition failure can mean a few different scenarios, but here’s a quick intro to the parts involved and how they’re supposed to function.   The corroded battery of a Nissan Altima.   Is My Car Battery Bad? Even if it isn’t an electric vehicle, a modern car or truck isn’t just a gasoline motor. There’s a complex electrical system running throughout the entire body. It allows you to see in your trunk, listen to the radio and - most important - start your car. The battery is the central point in this circuit. It powers the starter w ... read more

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