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How To Get Your Car Towed To A Mechanic

How To Get Your Car Towed To A Mechanic

In our daily lives we’re on the road a lot. Whether it’s for work or fun, we have a lot of places to go. So what do you do if your car stops working!? Don’t panic. You just need a tow and Frank’s has all the info you need to get your car in for service and back on the road again. How To Get Your Car Towed Car not working? Call Frank’s to have your questions answered! (215) 355-8877 Maybe you got in an accident, maybe you have a car that’s been sitting awhile or maybe your car just won’t start; either way Frank’s Servicenter is here to guide you through the process. Our auto techs and service staff have seen the whole gamut of car issues and can walk you through what needs to be done step by step. Even after hours you can call us and our 24-hour answering service will help you reach the option you need. Should You Drive Your Car To A Mechanic Instead Of Towing? If you’re thinking, “How can ... read more

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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

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How A Dirty Air Filter Affects A Car

How A Dirty Air Filter Affects A Car

Imagine how well your car’s motor would run with stones inside it: not very well at all. A car’s air filter keeps dust and other particles out of your engine which, on a really small scale, could cause a similar kind of damage inside it. This is why it is important to replace parts on your car to keep it in the best shape and prevent extra costs down the road. How A Dirty Air Filter Affects Your Car Need Air Filter Repair? Come to Frank’s by booking online! Decreased mileage, a check engine light, strange noises in your engine compartment and visible dirt are all signs that your motor’s air filter isn’t working and is too dirty. It’s always best to replace parts like this routinely so the damage doesn’t become severe. Fouled spark plugs and a lack of power from your car’s engine can be an effect of needing a replacement part air filter too. How Air Filters Work For Cars An air fi ... read more

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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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How Does Kelley Blue Book Determine Car Value?

How Does Kelley Blue Book Determine Car Value?

If you’re in the market for a new car, or even just curious as to what your car may be worth, you’re probably going to go to this source: Kelley Blue Book. Car values as assessed by KBB are the standard for any American looking to buy or sell a car, but how are the values determined? Could you be saving money by looking for other information? Let’s take a look! KBB Values and Car Repairs? Are Repairs Worth It? When deciding whether or not to make a major repair on your vehicle KBB can be a great tool! Remember the decision you need to compare is the cost of repair versus the cost of the replacement that you would purchase. The resale value of your current vehicle has little to do with repair-vs.-replace decisions. Cars are one of the most widely recycled and reused consumer items. When purchasing a used vehicle keep in mind that the day before your engine / transmission / etc. went bad it was a good used vehicle...   How Are Car KBB Values Decided ... read more

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