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Superchargers and Turbochargers in Southampton, PA

Here at Frank’s Servicenter we have seen an increase in forced induction engines come into our shop. We are happy to see small 4 cylinder engines that are getting more power and better fuel economy than their 20 year old full sized V8 engine counterparts. We are all caught up on modern vehicle models that now come equipped with chargers straight from the factory.

Anytime you have questions about how to be maintain or repair your super or turbocharged engine, give us a call. Some good advice regarding charged engines to keep you out of the shop longer between necessary service intervals. Charged engine drivers should use the recommended fuel grade by their manufacturers. Fuels with lower Octane grades can cause premature detonation which in turn will cause damage to your engine.

You might be surprised to find out that superchargers and turbochargers do not necessarily require maintenance but it still important to perform regular maintenance on your vehicle such as oil changes. Chargers do wear out like an other parts with time and it is important to have a general idea when you should repair or replace your charger to keep your vehicle running smoothly.

Feel free to drop by our shop, give us a call or conveniently schedule an appointment online for a day and time that works best for you!
For more information about forced induction engines check out this article from NAPA: http://franksservicenterinc.mynapatools.com/2018/01/17/forced-induction

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Fuel System Southampton PA

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Question: What benefit will I get out of a fuel system cleaning?

Answer:

Well, the dirtier your fuel system is, the bigger the improvement you’ll see in performance. But it’s not good to wait until your engine is running poorly, you’ve wasted hundreds of dollars in gas or maybe even damaged your fuel injectors and catalytic converter. Gasoline is a petroleum-based product and will leave some residue, gum and varnish along the way. Some of that can find its way into your fuel injectors and interfere with their job. The fuel injectors do just that – inject fuel into your engine. They spray a precise amount of fuel, at a precise time, in a precise pattern, at a precise pressure. When they are dirty this precision just isn’t possible. So your vehicle engine can run poorly. Also carbon deposits build up on valves and in the combustion chambers.

Fuel economy suffers and performance is degraded.These conditions allow excess unburned fuel to pass out through the exhaust to accumulate in the catalytic converter – which can lead to it overheating and failure. So poor engine performance and the chance of having to replace fuel injectors and catalytic converters – all potential problems for Southampton drivers with dirty vehicle fuel systems. A professional fuel system cleaning in Southampton cleans out deposits, fuel injectors and the air induction system. Southampton drivers get optimal power, performance and and it helps avoid future repairs. Now I said professional fuel system cleaning: this isn’t just pouring a bottle in the gas tank. Cleaner is added into the fuel system with a special tool attached to a vacuum source and there is some manual scrubbing of the throttle body and air induction system. If you are experiencing a rough idle or unusually poor, ask your friendly and knowledgeable pros at Frank’s Servicenter Inc. if a professional fuel system cleaning at Frank’s Servicenter Inc. in Southampton is in order.

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