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Gas Prices Rise In 2021 As Fuel Demand Grows

Gas Prices Rise In 2021 As Fuel Demand Grows

The last two years have been a little rough. Now that we’re all trying to get back to normal there’re plenty of challenges and as far as your car is concerned gas prices are certainly a big one. As a local garage, we want to give you some fuel efficiency tips and let you know what’s the deal with the price of gasoline. Why Is Gas So Expensive In 2021? Not as fuel efficient as possible? Book online with Frank’s! Last year, even with shutdown’s and the pandemic unfolding, gas prices were generally a full dollar per gallon less. CNBC reports that gas costs more than it has since 2014. Why are they up so high now? With public transit less desirable and everyone trying to get out and about, the demand for fuel is much more this year. Another complication is international shipping. Testing and safety measures ... read more

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

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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30k, 60k, 90k - Major Mileage Maintenance For Any Auto

30k, 60k, 90k - Major Mileage Maintenance For Any Auto

There are a lot of vehicles on the road. Whether you’re just looking to get from point ‘A’ to point ‘B’, or are a total automotive enthusiast, Frank’s Servicenter wants to keep you informed about your car. Here’s a quick breakdown of major car maintenance items every vehicle owner should have in mind when they hit mileage like 30k, 60k and 90k. These are rough estimates though, as every manufacturer and model has varied needs and are different from routine - though just as important as maintenance - like tire rotations, brake repair and the like. Also, Frank's does a complete vehicle inspection with EVERY SERVICE for FREE! This way you'll know if something out of these ordinary repairs is coming up.   If you need milestone maintenance for your car, make an appointment online.   What Maintenance Does My Car Need At 30k Miles?   Every 30,000 miles most cars need to have both the ... read more

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Why You Need A PA State Safety Inspection For Your Car

Why You Need A PA State Safety Inspection For Your Car

It’s a little like updating your phone software - just another thing that has to be done and might make you wait. Most people would describe a state auto inspection like this. The good news is: it is definitely worth the effort and you can make it much easier on yourself too! Book a PA Safety Inspection now with Frank’s. Why Do I Need A PA State Inspection For My Car? Ever watched crash test footage, or car accidents caught on tape? When you’re zooming around in your car there’s a lot to consider as far as safety is concerned. The worst-case scenario would be if your brakes failed and you couldn’t stop. All stressors aside though, keep in mind that someone else may be the one whose car malfunctions. So, for your peace of mind and everyone else’s, Pennsylvania mandates a 15-month safety inspection timeframe. See all the exact regulations ... read more

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