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What Makes A Car Mechanic Good? Certified Auto Techs

What Makes A Car Mechanic Good? Certified Auto Techs

Ever been surprised by your car repair bill? Most have. Although there are a lot of factors that contribute to the final cost of fixing a vehicle, the truth is that it’s easier to know when you’re at a good shop. What Makes A Mechanic Good? Try Frank’s by making an appointment online now! If you’re saying, “How can I find a good mechanic near me?” we have you covered. There are four major things you want from the company fixing your car, Customer Care, Warranty, Communication, and Diagnostics. Good Mechanics Care About Their Customers Why does Frank’s have a fleet of courtesy cars and a super clean facility? We care about our customers and are always willing to go the extra mile to earn their business. Since 1962, we’ve been putting our customers first. One visit to another shop will show you how high quality of a mechanic in Bucks County Frank’s Servicenter truly is.  ... read more

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Mechanic

How Long Do Brake Pads Last On A Car

How Long Do Brake Pads Last On A Car

When it comes to your car you want to get the most bang for your buck. One wear item that you might want to think about are your brake pads. How do these little parts work? How can you save in the long run? Let’s take a look. How Long Do Brake Pads Last Think you need brake repair? Book online with Frank’s! With average driving in the Southampton-area of Bucks County, Frank’s Servicenter estimates how long brake pads take to replace at roughly 25,000 to 40,000 miles. There are a lot of factors at play with brake repair though. If you want to maximize your brake pad lifespan let’s look at two other topics… How Brake Pads Work Friction is the key principle behind a car’s braking system. As the wheels spin the brake pad is pushed into contact with something called a brake rotor which is fastened to the turning wheel. This provides the force that slows down the car. The brake pad is pushed into ... read more

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Brake Repair

Replacing Radiator Hoses In Your Car

Replacing Radiator Hoses In Your Car

Teamwork - that’s how a car’s motor works. Lots of components come together to keep you cruising around. One particularly important piece though is the radiator and the hoses that connect it to the engine block. Replacing Radiator Hoses In Your Car Think you need new radiator hoses? Book online with Frank’s! There are so many things to replace on your car, so you may ask, “Should I replace my radiator hoses?” First, the radiator is where the hot coolant comes out of the motor and is cooled so it can go back into the hot engine and keep it at a proper temperature. Let’s take a closer look at how the rubber hoses leading to your radiator can affect your vehicle though. Signs of Radiator Hose Wear The first thing to consider if you’re wondering if you should change your radiator hoses is if they are worn down. Simply squeezing the hoses (when the motor is cool) is a good way to tell ... read more

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Auto Maintenance

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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Auto Maintenance

Are Antifreeze And Coolant The Same Thing | Car Maintenance

Are Antifreeze And Coolant The Same Thing | Car Maintenance

Antifreeze or Coolant? It may seem worse than a family feud. Which of these words is right to use when you’re talking to a mechanic? Let’s take a closer look at that fluid pumping through your motor. Are Antifreeze And Coolant The Same Thing? Is your car leaking coolant? Call Frank’s at (215) 355-8877. When it comes to the battle between antifreeze and coolant we - unfortunately - have to throw in another word: Refrigerant. Oh no! What could this third thing possibly be? How do these three things work together to help you drive down the road? Don’t worry. Frank’s can explain everything. Coolant Versus Antifreeze Versus Refrigerant Coolant is a substance used to keep excess heat from building up in your motor. It is a mix of water and antifreeze - a chemical that prevents the water from… well… freezing! Refrigerant is a little different. A chemical, generally freon, is stored in your car&r ... read more

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Auto Maintenance