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Why Is My Car Making a Clicking Noise?

Why Is My Car Making a Clicking Noise?

Why Is My Car Making a Clicking Noise? If your car is making a Clicking or Ticking noise you've come to the right place. First we need to understand what a Timing Belt is! What is a Timing Belt? To simply put it; your Engine will not work without your Timing Belt. In order for your Timing Belt to work your Crankshaft and Camshaft Rotation should live in harmony. With both parts linked properly, your Valves and Pistons will operate smoothly. This in turn allows the intake of air into the engine which then produces energy to start your vehicle. How Often Should You Replace It? Our experts here at Frank's recommend changing the timing belt every 60,000 to 100,000 miles. Over time the belt wears down, and if you don't replace it, it may cause significant losses and total engine failure. However, there are signs that you can look out for to know it's time to replace the Timing Belt. Get your Timing Belt checked if: You hea ... read more

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Auto Maintenance

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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Tires

Can Heat Affect Your Car Battery?

Can Heat Affect Your Car Battery?

With summer around the corner, the heat may have implications for your vehicle. Did you know that hot weather can be destructive to your vehicle battery? To truly understand the damages that can be done to your car battery, you will need to understand how the battery operates. How Does a Car Battery Work Your vehicle’s battery is responsible for storing electrical charges. The battery has a casing to protect the sulfuric acid inside. Within the battery, chemical reactions take place to create the energy necessary to start your car and power other electrical accessories. That is why most people immediately think to check their battery when their cars experience starting problems.   How Does Heat Affect A Car Battery You might be wondering, “how does the summer heat come into play”. Whenever your car sits in conditions higher than 80 degrees Fahrenheit, it is at risk of deteriorating. When it gets too hot, the sulfuric acid inside the battery can evaporate or ... read more

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Car Battery

What Does Brake Pad Repair Cost?

What Does Brake Pad Repair Cost?

You have a simple problem - your brake pads need replacing. Why is getting a price for this basic repair to your car so hard? We get this question a lot, so don’t worry. Here’s what you need to know... What Will New Brake Pads Cost To Replace? There are a lot of factors involved with Brake Pad replacement; what make and model your car is, what kind of pads you want and more. So it’s always better for us to take a quick look at the car for free and find out exactly what we’re dealing with. This no-cost inspection is our way of guaranteeing against unexpected expenses when it comes to having your car repaired.  Have us inspect your car for brake damage for free when you book online.What If My Brake Pads Aren’t The Problem? Obviously you need to be able to stop your car quickly, but the brake pads may not be the root cause of the issue. A brake caliper can be just as troublesome and happen ... read more

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Brake Repair