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What Is A Control Arm Bushing | Car Repairs in Southampton PA

What Is A Control Arm Bushing | Car Repairs in Southampton PA

When you’re driving down the road you want to be in perfect control. That’s why you should maintain your control arms and the bushings that connect them to your car’s suspension. What Is A Control Arm Bushing? - Car Repairs Need a control arm replacement? Call Frank’s at 215-355-8877 Your tire is just one component connected to a complex automotive assembly. There isn’t just the wheel and rubber tire, but the brake system, wheel bearing, ball joints, steering tie rods, stabilizer system, shock or strut, and the connection to the vehicle's frame; the control arm. This part is what actually holds your car’s tire/wheel to the rest of the vehicle. Generally a control arm is triangular or wishbone-shaped. At the tire end, there’s something called a Ball Joint. This allows the tire to move in any direction necessary. On the other end is the Control Arm Bushings. The control arm bushing is a round, rubber connection t ... read more

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How To Check Your Car's Tire Pressure | Southampton Auto Service

How To Check Your Car's Tire Pressure | Southampton Auto Service

There are a few tasks every driver should be able to do. Checking your tire pressure is one of them. Don’t worry though! Frank’s has a step-by-step guide to help you through it.  How To Check Your Car’s Tire Pressure Need help with your tires? Make an appointment with us online! Measuring tire pressure is an important skill to have in case of an emergency. You never want to be stranded on the road and making sure your tires roll smoothly is an important part of that. Proper tire pressure is vital to fuel economy. A tire pressure gauge isn’t very expensive and can be purchased at most auto parts stores. It’s a good idea to have one in every car, even though modern cars have tire pressure sensors and a warning light to let you know when you’re running low. How To Check Tire Pressure With A Gauge The first step to checking tire pressure is to be sure you’re in a safe place with y ... read more

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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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