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Why Do My Headlights Burn Out When the Weather Gets Cold?

Winter weather conditions can be tough on everyone and everything. Your skin becomes drier, trees become dormant, and your health can become affected. Just like everything else, your car can become affected by cold winter conditions. In particular, your headlights can feel the effects of cold weather and burn out. Here is why that’s the […]

What is My Transmission Fluid Supposed to Look Like?

For many drivers, transmission fluid isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when anticipating car problems. However, transmission services are an important aspect of your car’s health. Understanding how to maintain a happy transmission and knowing what you can do to keep your transmission running smoothly can help prolong the life of your car. […]

When is it Recommended to Change My Car Battery?

The best time to replace your battery is before you need to. The truth is that there is not a specific time frame when you should replace your car’s battery. That’s because a car battery’s lifespan depends on things like time, heat, and vibration. You will know when it’s time to have your car battery […]

What Does it Mean to Resurface Brake Rotors?

Brake rotors don’t last forever. They wear down a little bit every time the brake pedal is applied. However, the rate at which your brake rotors wear out depends on a variety of factors like quality of materials, driving styles, and exposure to moisture and road salt. Once your brake rotors are worn down, you […]

What Does ASE Certified Mean?

ASE certification, or Automotive Service Excellence certification, is a certification granted to an automotive technician who has completed the required training and obtained their Automotive Service Excellence Certified Master Technicians requirements. Here at Ken’s Automotive & Transmissions, we take great pride in the fact that all of our technicians are ASE-certified. Keep reading to learn […]

What are the Symptoms of Bad Wheel Bearings?

A wheel bearing is a crucial part of the wheel assembly that connects the wheel and the axle. It is a set of steel balls or tapers that are held together by a metal ring, called a “race”. These wheel bearings are prone to abuse, and your vehicle cannot properly function without these wheel bearings. […]

What Does the Anti Braking System Do for My Car?

Your car’s anti-lock brake system, otherwise known as ABS, is designed to ensure drivers retain control of the vehicle when they brake hard. It’s there to help restore traction to your tires so that you avoid an accident. But, how exactly does your ABS work? Keep reading to find out. What is ABS? ABS is […]

Is Your Car Ready for the Unexpected?

No one ever expects their car to malfunction. However, if you keep your car in good condition through regular maintenance, a car malfunction is less likely to occur. Here’s how you can prepare your car for the unexpected, and prevent an untimely malfunction. 1. Check Tire Pressure  Your tires take on a lot. Over time […]

What is a Cabin Air Filter?

Your car has a lot of moving parts and systems. One important system your car has is its heating and cooling system. As the name suggests, this system is responsible for heating and cooling your car, as well as helps protect passengers from contaminants in the air they breathe. One important component of the heating […]

Should I Trade My Car in?

It’s been a few years since you’ve bought your car, and you start contemplating whether or not it’s time to upgrade it. You have the option of selling your car, but trading it in offers a level of convenience that selling your car does not. When considering when to trade your car, it’s important to […]

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