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What Is An Engine Diagnostic? Identifying Car Problems

What Is An Engine Diagnostic? Identifying Car Problems

Cars are always an expense. We understand. In order to save our customers in the long run we’re equipped to offer the highest-level engine diagnostic testing. What’s this mean and how does it help you? Let’s take a look. What Is An Engine Diagnostic? Check engine light on? Have Frank’s read the codes! If you have a problem with your car, an engine diagnostic is how we find out exactly what the problem is. It’s true that modern cars have computers with fault codes that help identify issues, but the reality is it just isn’t that simple. Our experienced technicians can work with technology and the best mechanical tools to pinpoint any running problem your car may have. This is a comprehensive process of component and circuit testing which analyzes all aspects of the car’s operation.  When Would I Need An Engine Diagnostic? We’ve all seen the dreaded check engine light on our da ... read more

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Fuel Economy Low Down | Are MPG's Worth Your Money?

Fuel Economy Low Down | Are MPG's Worth Your Money?

You’re not trying to send a fleet of tractor-trailers around the globe, you just want to get around Lower Bucks. Wouldn’t it be great to save money while you do it though? What if every trip to Neshaminy Mall could be dollars in your pocket? Just passing by either Street Road Wawa will tell you gas is becoming increasingly costly at the moment. Here’s the low down on Fuel Economy for folks looking to preserve those precious MPG’s. Why Is Fuel Economy Important? Do MPG's Matter? There’s two major factors in the Miles Per Gallon (MPG) question. The first is saving money, but the second is our impact on the environment. Maybe you’re not worried about pollution. Keep in mind though, that fuel economy is also a good way to judge the wear and tear on your power train too. That’ll add into the budget equation if nothing else. Worried about fuel economy? Schedule a tune up for your car right now online ... 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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