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Why Is My Car Smoking?

Why Is My Car Smoking?

Why Is My Car Smoking? PICTURE THIS: You’re out driving to run around and complete some errands and all of a sudden you smell something off and start seeing smoke. Don’t panic! They say that where there’s smoke, there’s fire. That isn’t always the case with your car! Nevertheless, if you ever notice smoke coming from beneath your hood, here’s what you should do first: Carefully pull over and shut off your car. To feel more secure, get out of your vehicle and stand at a comfortable distance. There are numerous reasons why your car could be giving off smoke.   2 Most Common Reasons Why Your Car Is Smoking External Oil leak - If your vehicle is smoking as a result of some kind of external oil leak, you’ll notice white smoke and typically start to smell a bad chemical like smell. Coolant Leak (Vehicle Overheating) - You will also experience seeing white smoke with this issue as well and there will be a sense of a sweet like syrup smell ... read more

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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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Symptoms Of A Bad Automatic Transmission

Symptoms Of A Bad Automatic Transmission

Symptoms Of A Bad Automatic Transmission Automatic transmission failures are relatively common. Here’s a quick checklist of symptoms that are usually associated with this type of problem. Odd noises when shifting Rough shifting Leaking fluids Burning Smells Trouble Getting Into and Out of Gear Check engine light turns on Slipping gears Unresponsive – Loss of Power What Are The Most Common Issues? A common symptom is a delay in the engagement of the transmission when the vehicle is put into gear. This can often be accompanied by a grinding noise when the transmission does finally engage. Another common symptom is a loss of power when the vehicle is being driven. This can be paired with an abnormal noise coming from the engine bay. If either of these symptoms are occuring, you should have it checked by one of our qualified mechanics to avoid further damage here at Frank’s Servicenter! Frank’s Servicenter Performs Regular Maintenance for Your Vehicle ... read more

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Why Did My Check Engine Light Turned On?

Why Did My Check Engine Light Turned On?

Why Did My Check Engine Light Turn On? It’s a regular day and you’re cruising around running errands. Everything’s cool and your car seems to be running just fine. All of a sudden you notice that the “check engine” light pops up! If your Emissions system is not up to par, it affects your engine therefore affecting your drivability. Let’s take a look at 5 possible reasons why your check engine light turned on.   1. The Fuel Cap is Loose - This is the most common + it’s an easy fix! Safely pull over and make sure your gas tank is screwed on and tightened properly. 2. Are you low on Oil? - Another popular reason your engine light could switch on is due to low oil in your vehicle. You’ll want to have it checked ASAP. 3. Faulty Sensors - If any of your sensors are not working accordingly within your engines standards it could potentially cause more issues. (Don’t wait to ... read more

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Is it time for a Fuel Filter Replacement?

Is it time for a Fuel Filter Replacement?

Filter replacements are a simple and an effective part of any vehicle’s maintenance. There is more to your vehicle than its fluids, there are plenty of filters too! Today, you’ll find out about a fuel filter, how it works, and the impact it has on the performance of your car What is a Fuel Filter? The fuel filter keeps the debris and dirt floating in the fuel from getting into the engine. When the fuel pump extracts the fuel from the tank, it goes through the filter. After some time, the filter will need to be replaced. How Often Should You Replace Your Fuel Filter? If your vehicles manual does not specify, you should aim to have it serviced every 20,000 to 30,000 miles or every 2 years. How Do I Know If My Fuel Filter Is Clogged? Noisy Fuel Pump – The fuel pump will work especially extra when the fuel filter is clogged. If the pump makes unfamiliar sounds, it is worth checking out the filter.  Rough Idlin ... read more

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