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6 Reasons to Stay on Top of Your Routine Maintenance

6 Reasons to Stay on Top of Your Routine Maintenance

Getting regular maintenance done to your vehicle improves its overall performance and keeps you safe on the road. Here’s 6 reasons to keep in mind why it’s important to stay on top of your car's maintenance schedule. 1.    Saves money When it comes to taking care of your vehicle, you have to spend money to save money. By following a routine car maintenance schedule, you’ll avoid bigger issues down the road. Regular servicing ensures problems get caught early. This will improve the efficiency and lifespan of your vehicle, no matter how old it is. And that is money well spent! 2.    Minimizes heavy vehicle repair Lack of repairs or maintenance can potentially cause your vehicle to become unsafe on the road. Preventative vehicle maintenance helps reduce breakdowns, allowing you to make the most of your vehicle safely! 3.    Improves performance Keeping up with your regular maintenance will keep your vehicle operating ... read more

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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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How to Plan for a Successful Road Trip from Bucks County PA

How to Plan for a Successful Road Trip from Bucks County PA

With warmer weather headed our way, many of you all are sure to have some travel plans in mind. To stay safe and comfortable on the road, you should plan to do the following tips!   2022 Road Trip Tips Hitting the road? Come to Frank's for a vehicle inspection.   Get Plenty of Sleep the Night Before Driving while sleepy can be just as dangerous as drunk driving. It is extremely imperative that you get a good night's rest the previous night to remain alert at all times.    Eat and Hydrate If you have a longer trip, make sure to pack some snacks to cure your hunger. Furthermore, please bring plenty of water for everyone so that you're nice and hydrated.   Plan for Breaks Speaking of water, you're inevitably going to need a pit stop here and there. Try looking at the map and planning where would be best to stop along the way. Even if you don't ... 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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A Fluid Situation - Identifying Engine Fluids Under Your Hood

A Fluid Situation - Identifying Engine Fluids Under Your Hood

If that annoying light on your dashboard is on again, you might be thinking, "Oh great! How do I deal with this now?" Don't worry! Frank's is here to help. One of the most common things that will trigger a warning light is a low fluid level and there are several types of fluids that a car or truck needs regularly to operate. They include Wiper Fluid, Engine Oil, Engine Coolant, Brake Fluid and Power Steering Fluid. So what are these mystery liquids? How do you know what you need when and how do you solve it? Let's take a look, in a very simple way, at how these all work... Under the hood of a 2015 Kia Forte. Can you tell where all fluid reservoirs are? Keep reading to find out. More or less the only fluid that you may want to change yourself is your wiper fluid level. When you get in your car on a pollen-filled day or are driving down a briny winter road you know you have to use the wiper wash feature on your car to clean the windshield. That little mist of watery ... read more

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