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Why Is My Car Smoking?

Why Is My Car Smoking?

Why Is My Car Smoking? PICTURE THIS: You’re out driving to run around and complete some errands and all of a sudden you smell something off and start seeing smoke. Don’t panic! They say that where there’s smoke, there’s fire. That isn’t always the case with your car! Nevertheless, if you ever notice smoke coming from beneath your hood, here’s what you should do first: Carefully pull over and shut off your car. To feel more secure, get out of your vehicle and stand at a comfortable distance. There are numerous reasons why your car could be giving off smoke.   2 Most Common Reasons Why Your Car Is Smoking External Oil leak - If your vehicle is smoking as a result of some kind of external oil leak, you’ll notice white smoke and typically start to smell a bad chemical like smell. Coolant Leak (Vehicle Overheating) - You will also experience seeing white smoke with this issue as well and there will be a sense of a sweet like syrup smell ... read more

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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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Why Are My Brakes Making A Grinding Noise?

Why Are My Brakes Making A Grinding Noise?

Why Are My Brakes Making A Grinding Noise? You know what sound we’re talking about - the one your car makes when stopping abruptly. No need to panic! Discovering the issue is the first step. Your Brakes are one of the most critical features on your vehicle. When it comes to your Brakes, be prompt and take action to ensure your safety to avoid any complications or accidents on the road. The grinding you’re hearing during a sudden stop is most likely due to your ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System). This automatically will activate to prevent Skidding and Wheel Lockups. Once your foot is off the pedal the grinding noise should stop. If it continues, you’ll want to schedule a break repair ASAPhere. This could be a sign your vehicle has Worn Brake Pads. Still as ... read more

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Brake Repair

How Often Should I Check My Tire Tread

How Often Should I Check My Tire Tread

How Often Should I Check My Tire Tread Your tires are what literally keep you grounded! With the cold air quickly approaching, now is the time to check them out!   Low tread depth makes it harder to stop your car which can be dangerous when driving in the rain, sleet, and snow.   What Are The Reasons Your Tires Have Early or Irregular Wear? Improper Inflation Pressure Out-of-Spec Tire Alignment Lack of Tire Rotation That's why it is so important to maintain regular maintain regular service. Taking care of your tires will not only keep you and others safe on the road but will save you money in the long run as well. Here at Frank's we recommend checking them at least once a month!     If It's that time to Check Your Tires and Service Your Vehicle, brin ... read more

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Tires

What Does My Car's Water Pump Do? Southampton PA Engine Repair

What Does My Car's Water Pump Do? Southampton PA Engine Repair

What Does My Car's Water Pump Do?     A water pump plays a significant role in a vehicle’s cooling system. If a water pump fails, your engine will be at risk of overheating and suffer from serious damage. To stay on top of your cooling system’s condition, we recommend bringing your car to the trusted team at Frank’s Servicenter for inspections. Our team can prevent any unwanted breakdowns and keep you and your family safer on the road.   Worried about your water pump? Call Frank's at (215) 355-8877.   A water pump is a cooling system part that retrieves water and coolant from the radiator to and from the engine. The pump moves coolant throughout your vehicle so that the engine can stay at stable temperature. After years and years of driving, you notice your water pump breaking down. '   Signs To Replace Your Water Pump Coolant Leaks - If you notice a colorful puddle that smells s ... read more

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