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How Often Should I Check My Tire Tread

How Often Should I Check My Tire Tread

How Often Should I Check My Tire Tread Your tires are what literally keep you grounded! With the cold air quickly approaching, now is the time to check them out!   Low tread depth makes it harder to stop your car which can be dangerous when driving in the rain, sleet, and snow.   What Are The Reasons Your Tires Have Early or Irregular Wear? Improper Inflation Pressure Out-of-Spec Tire Alignment Lack of Tire Rotation That's why it is so important to maintain regular maintain regular service. Taking care of your tires will not only keep you and others safe on the road but will save you money in the long run as well. Here at Frank's we recommend checking them at least once a month!     If It's that time to Check Your Tires and Service Your Vehicle, brin ... read more

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Tires

Tired of Working Weekends?

Tired of Working Weekends?

Are you an automotive professional tired of working weekends and nights? Do you find yourself thinking that there has got to be another way to do the career that you love and still enjoy your family!?!?  Great News!!! There is another way! At Frank's Servicenter we understand that work is not EVERYTHING! As a locally family-owned business since 1962 we have made changes to make Frank's Servicenter a great place to work.  We work hard to help balance a strong work ethic with time to enjoy family and personal adventures. This is the reason that we are only open Monday-Friday!! Every weekend off, no matter what! In exchange for the enjoyment of not working weekends or nights, we do look for team players that have a strong work ethic to be productive throughout the workday. F ... read more

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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

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Auto Maintenance

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

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Auto Maintenance