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What Is A Coolant Flush? Car Antifreeze Maintenance

What Is A Coolant Flush? Car Antifreeze Maintenance

You probably touched the hood of your car before and noticed that it was or wasn’t hot. Have you ever wondered how your motor can get so hot though and still run? Thanks to your cooling system your car is able to keep operating temperature and get you where you need to go. one of the key elements of the cooling system is the Coolant or Antifreeze. What Is A Coolant Flush? Need new coolant in your car? Book online with Frank’s! After miles and years go by the coolant that was keeping your car from overheating eventually breaks down and gets dirty. The biggest issue is that the PH level of the coolant changes and it becomes acidic. When this happens scaling and rust deposits can build up and deteriorate essential parts of your car’s cooling system. The head gasket, water pump, radiator, and hoses are just a few areas often affected by this. To keep the inside of your motor in tip-top shape the coolant needs to be period ... read more

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What Is Antifreeze In A Car Used For

What Is Antifreeze In A Car Used For

You may not believe it, but everyday you rely on a substance called Ethylene Glycol. What the heck is that? It’s a chemical used to keep your car operating the way it needs to so you can stay on the road. What Is Antifreeze In A Car Not sure if your car needs antifreeze? Come to Frank’s by making an appointment online! When water freezes it expands - you might remember this from a school science lesson. Sometimes that expansion can be a problem though - say if it cracks the engine block of your car’s motor! To avoid this predicament, antifreeze was made and it does just that. It prevents water from freezing in the winter or boiling in the summer.  What Is Antifreeze Used For? In automotive terms, when antifreeze is mixed with water it becomes known as Coolant. This mixture runs through your car’s motor and keeps that temperature needle right in the center, keeping your car at proper operating tempe ... read more

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Driving In Snow and Ice | Winter Road Hazards

Driving In Snow and Ice | Winter Road Hazards

Driving is something you have to take seriously and with all that snow and ice on the roads, what if the worst should happen? Don’t worry! As always, Frank’s Servicenter has the info you need to get you through it all.  Driving In Snow and Ice Need accident repair? Book online with Frank's! When it comes to winter conditions and driving in snow and ice, safety is very important. Here’s a list of tips to get you to your destination without any trouble: 1. No sudden changes: in steering or with speeding up or slowing down. If your tires turn too fast they may lose their grip and braking too quickly can do the same. 2. Momentum is your friend. If you’re approaching a hill you don’t want to speed up or slow down, but use your car’s momentum to carry you through. Adjust your speed carefully to anticipate change in elevation. 3. Test your traction: by using your brakes lightly if no one is behind you. This ... read more

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How To De Ice My Windshield | Winter Car Tips

How To De Ice My Windshield | Winter Car Tips

There’s nothing like adding another ten minutes to your commute, right? Although many are working at home these days, some still have to get going in the cold winter mornings. So here’s a breakdown of things you should and shouldn’t do to get your icy windshield clear before driving to work. How To De Ice My Windshield Need windshield repair? Book an appointment online now! There are a few windshield de-icing tips that require no extra effort. Parking in a garage is an obvious solution, but even getting your car under a carport can really help prevent ice from accumulating. Also, if you do have to park outside on a blustery night, think about what direction the sun is facing when you’ll wake up. Parking so that your windshield faces the rising sun can help to naturally deice your windshield. Snowy Windshield Cleaning Hacks…? Many online are advising the use of rubbing alcohol or vinegar mixtures ... read more

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How Long Should A Car Battery Last | Charging Life Expectancy

How Long Should A Car Battery Last | Charging Life Expectancy

A car can’t start without a battery. Every fuel-powered vehicle needs a battery to operate the starter motor and get you on your way. In general, a car battery should last for 4 to 6 years, but here are some quick tips to get the longest life out of your battery. How Long Should A Car Battery Last?  Can’t start your car? We can help! Call Frank’s at (215) 355-8877. There are many factors that affect the life of a battery. If you leave your car lights on or your alternator isn’t charging your battery correctly you may find you are unable to start your car. A bad electrical connection in a car’s wiring can also cause a car battery charge and lifetime to decrease. Sometimes a battery can even go bad on its own. Don’t worry though, our replacement batteries come with a warranty for 30 months of free replacement!  Can A Car Battery Be Tested? Yes. Whenever we perform a routine servic ... read more

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