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Shocks Vs. Struts: What's The Difference On Your Car?

Shocks Vs. Struts: What's The Difference On Your Car?

Shocks, struts, suspension, coil overs, bumpstops! There’s a lot of words associated with your car’s suspension repair. What do they all mean? Once again, Frank’s Servicenter is here to give you some free knowledge to help you make the best car maintenance decisions possible in Bucks County. What’s The Difference Between Car Shocks and Struts? Feeling some bounce on the road? Book an appointment with Frank’s online! Shocks and Struts serve the same purpose in different designs. A shock suspension has a spring and shock separate while a strut incorporates a spring onto the same strut assembly. In both cases, the spring supports the weight of the car and the shock dampens the suspension movement while holding the tire on the road surface.  Does My Car Need Suspension Repair? Shocks or Struts? There are ways to tell if your auto is in need of suspension items. The absolute best way to know for s ... read more

Original Equipment: What Does It Mean | Manufacturer Car Parts

Original Equipment: What Does It Mean | Manufacturer Car Parts

There are a lot of words and terms used in the automotive industry. One common term and its close partner is ‘OE’ and ‘OEM’. The first stands for ‘Original Equipment’ and the second ‘Original Equipment Manufacturer’, but what’s the difference? Frank’s Servicenter is here to educate you, so you know how to deal with car parts and replacements. The control arm bushings of this Dodge Avenger are starting to crack, they may be OE. What Does Original Equipment (OE) Mean? Need car part replacements? Visit Frank’s Servicenter or make an appointment online. Let’s think about OE first. Original Equipment is a term used to describe the very first car parts assembled on a vehicle at the factory. So if you have a mid- to high-mileage car and your mechanic tells you your car part is ‘Original Equipment’ it means it hasn’t been replaced since the car was first prod ... read more

What Are Octane Ratings?

What Are Octane Ratings?

Unless you hear your engine knocking, buying higher octane gasoline is simply a waste of money. Premium gas costs up to 15-30 cents per gallon more than regular gas. The reality is that many drivers are spending hundreds of millions of dollars each year for higher octane gas they do not need.   Is High Octane Gas Worth It?   It seems like too many people are under the impression that buying higher octane "premium" gas will boost engine performance for their vehicle. However, you should always follow the gas that your manufacturer recommends. If your manual lists that your car needs regular fuel, then don't waste your money on premium. It won't make your vehicle perform better, faster, cleaner. And it certainly won't improve your gas mileage in any way.    Octane ratings are a quantifiable measure of gasoline's ability to resist engine knock. (Engine Knock = a rattling or pinging noise that results from premature ignition of the compre ... read more

The Future Of Trucks: 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

The Future Of Trucks: 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

By Tom Smith If ‘game changer’ isn’t a word you want to see attached to a pick up truck - don’t read this blog. The all-new 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro is just that. Crazy torque, speed and all-out work flexibility will make this bad-ass electric truck the new standard for the best-selling vehicle in America. What’s New About The Ford F-150 Lightning Pick Up? The Ford commercial says it best. Aiming for 775 lb.ft. of torque, 0 - 60 mph in 4 seconds and a cargo space revolution is why this electric truck will finally convince the public of the importance of electric vehicles. Driving aside though, this pick up is armed to the teeth with electrical outlets. With a 240v in the rear, a range of 120v’s and USB plugs to boot the Lightning isn’t messing around. It will get the job done. Do you have - or are planning to get - an electric vehicle? Book a service check up online now! Photo/The Ford Motor Compan ... read more

Get Around With Frank's Loaner Car Program

Get Around With Frank's Loaner Car Program

When we say we’ll get you where you need to go we mean it. Frank’s is better than a dealer when it comes to auto service. Why? Not only do we provide detailed photo reports with pictures of everything you need to know about your car, but we also have a robust loaner car program that keeps you on the road. Schedule your auto service appointment online now. Does Frank’s Have A Courtesy Vehicle For Car Repairs? It’s simple. When you come to Frank’s for service you have the option of taking one of our loaner cars to get you to work or wherever you need to go around Lower Bucks County. So long as you let us know ahead of time we can generally accommodate anyone who needs a courtesy vehicle while their car is being repaired. Frank’s currently has a fleet of six cars just for you, if you need them. They include a Toyota Corolla, Prius, Chevy Impala and a Honda Civic! Can Anyone Use A Loaner Car ... read more