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Antifreeze Leaking Causes

Think your vehicle may be leaking antifreeze? You’ve come to the right place. We at Fred Beans have put together this guide on antifreeze leaks to give you a better idea of why this liquid sometimes leaks from vehicles. Drivers in Philadelphia, Doylestown, Mechanicsburg, and Flemington will also learn about what antifreeze is and how […]

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End of Summer Car Maintenance Checklist

Before you know it, summer will be coming to an end and with it the return of colder-weather driving. Fall is an important time for car owners to prepare for the long months of winter driving ahead by performing routine auto maintenance that will help keep them safe on the road. At Fred Beans, we’re […]

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How to Check Your Power Steering Fluid

Have you noticed your steering wheel taking a bit more effort to turn when driving around the Philadelphia, Doylestown, Mechanicsburg, and Flemington areas? While it could be various problems, the most likely culprit is your power steering fluid. With modern vehicles, we tend not to think about it too much, but power steering is necessary […]

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Why is My Brake Light On?

Drivers in Philadelphia, Doylestown, Mechanicsburg, and Flemington know how important their brakes are to their safety and the functionality of their vehicle. That’s why it’s important to be able to determine why warning lights, like the brake light, come on. To help you diagnose potential problems with your vehicle in order to prevent further damage […]

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What is Road Force Balancing?

Modern, low-profile tires from the manufacturer may not always be perfectly round or evenly set which can sometimes result in a bumpier ride. Road Force Balancing is a process used by technicians to measure their uniformity and detect things like sidewall stiffness and uneven tread wear which might be causing an uncomfortable driving experience. At […]

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Reasons Your Windshield Wipers are Not Working

Your windshield wipers have an important job. Not only do they keep your view of the road clear when it’s raining, they can come in handy when your windshield is dirty and in need of a quick wash while you’re moving. However, there are a few things that can go wrong with your windshield wipers […]

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How Often to Change the Air Filter for Your Car

Drivers in Philadelphia, Doylestown, Mechanicsburg and Flemington might be wondering how often they need to change the air filter in their vehicles. We at Fred Beans are here today to fill you in on everything you need to know about your air filter. Read ahead to learn more about what an air filter is, how […]

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Why Is My Car AC Blowing Hot Air?

With the weather finally warming up, the first thing drivers in Philadelphia, Doylestown, and Mechanicsburg will be doing when they get into their car is turning the air conditioning on. Normally, you’ll be hit with cool, refreshing air. However, what if something is wrong and your car’s AC is blowing hot air instead? We at […]

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Symptoms of a Bad Crankshaft Position Sensor

One of the most important parts of your vehicle is the engine and its parts like the crankshaft position sensor that keep your engine working properly. The crankshaft position sensor has the important job of monitoring the engine’s many moving parts including the crankshaft, engines valves, and pistons. While problems with this part of your […]

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Can You Drive with a Power Steering Leak?

We want our customers to be as knowledgeable about how their cars work as we are, so they can stay safe on the road and enjoy their driving experiences. Many customers try to drive while their car experiences problems, such as a power steering leak. Problems with your power steering fluid can negatively affect your […]

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