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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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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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After Hours Car Repair Drop Off and Pick Up

After Hours Car Repair Drop Off and Pick Up

Car trouble is a pain. We know that at Frank's. That's why we have an easy way for you to drop off and pick up your vehicle after hours. Here's how it works… After Hours Car Repair Drop Off and Pick Up If it isn't one thing, it always seems like it's another. Fortunately though, you can drop off your car at any time of night with Frank's convenient night drop system. Just park your car in our lot and go to the front door. Open the black and yellow box to the right of the door and fill out all the information on the slip. Insert your car key into the slip and put it into the lock box to the left through the push opening on the top. In the morning we'll come by and unlock the box to retrieve your keys. How To Pick Up Your Car After Hours The same goes for getting your car when the repairs are complete, but you're not able to run out and pick it up. We’ll safely lock your car key in one of the little lock boxes that are to th ... read more

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How to Plan for a Successful Road Trip from Bucks County PA

How to Plan for a Successful Road Trip from Bucks County PA

With warmer weather headed our way, many of you all are sure to have some travel plans in mind. To stay safe and comfortable on the road, you should plan to do the following tips!   2022 Road Trip Tips Hitting the road? Come to Frank's for a vehicle inspection.   Get Plenty of Sleep the Night Before Driving while sleepy can be just as dangerous as drunk driving. It is extremely imperative that you get a good night's rest the previous night to remain alert at all times.    Eat and Hydrate If you have a longer trip, make sure to pack some snacks to cure your hunger. Furthermore, please bring plenty of water for everyone so that you're nice and hydrated.   Plan for Breaks Speaking of water, you're inevitably going to need a pit stop here and there. Try looking at the map and planning where would be best to stop along the way. Even if you don't ... read more

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Why 3G Shutdown Affects Cars | List and Schedule

Why 3G Shutdown Affects Cars | List and Schedule

It’s always a brave new world when it comes to technology. Updating devices is a familiar thing to most these days, but something many will find shocking is needing to update their car.  Why The 3G Shutdown Is Affecting Cars As our mobile devices become more advanced so too is the network that connects them all. Carriers like Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile have already begun upgrading from a 3G and 4G network to 5G. What’s that mean for you? Well, it means some seriously faster data rates for watching movies and scrolling through your favorite social channels. It also means 3G devices may no longer be operating though and that could include features on your car. Most manufactures are affected including, Chrysler, Dodge, Hyundai, Jeep, Nissan, Toyota, Kia, BMW and many more. Although this may seem annoying there is good news. The 5G network is said to be up to 100 times faster and doesn’t even need cell towers! Wow! Car Features That Use 3G Alt ... read more

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