Auto Repair Blog

Do Not Ignore the Check Engine Light

No one likes when their check engine light comes on, and we know you just want to ignore it, but we’re here to tell you that you shouldn’t. There are many reasons that your light may have come on, and as a professional Maryland auto-maintenance specialist, we’ve seen them all. We wanted to take some […]

When is the Best Time to Get a Transmission Service?

Your transmission is an essential part of your vehicle, and you need to make sure that it’s running properly. A complete rebuild of your transmission could cost between $3,000 and $5,000, but as the old adage goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. You should have your transmission serviced regularly, but […]

Helping Beat Breast Cancer With Brakes for Breasts

Every year there are nearly 290,000 new cases of breast cancer reported, and that number is just way too high. Cancer, and illnesses in general, is a fact of life, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything we can do about it. Here at Ken’s Automotive & Transmissions, we will be doing our part to […]

Why is a Brake Flush Important?

Most people have difficulty completely grasping a problem if they can’t see it, or if its effects won’t be felt for some time. It’s just human nature, we’ve evolved to take care of our immediate problems and deal with everything else later, but a little bit of foresight can do a lot of good. Some […]

What is That Squeaking Noise When I Apply My Brakes?

Sometimes there’s no worse sound than a squeaking brake; it really sounds like fingernails being pulled down a chalkboard. Not only is it a piercing sound, but it’s also an alarming one. Something must be wrong if your brakes are making those kinds of sounds, right? A squeaking brake could mean a lot of things, […]

How Do I Keep My Car in Safe Driving Condition?

A car is essentially just a tool, and like any other tool, it needs to be maintained. Modern vehicles have so many moving parts and each one needs to be maintained. Failure to properly maintain your car could prove to be disastrous, and that’s why it’s so important to perform regular maintenance. Here are just […]

My Car Will Not Come Out of First Gear

Delaying or having to change your plans due to an automotive malfunction is a pain. Trust us, nothing can throw a wrench in your day like not being able to drive your car. The transmission is an essential part of your vehicle, but sometimes they can break down, and leave your car stuck in first […]

How Important is Air Pressure in My Tires When Traveling?

How often do you actually check the air pressure in your tires to make sure they are inflated properly? Some newer vehicles allow you to see the pressure level of each tire on the electronic dashboard or monitor, but we know it can seem like a time-consuming task to manually check each tire with a […]

My Air Conditioner in My Car is Not Working

Now that the hot, sun-filled days of summer are here, your car’s A/C unit is essential. There’s nothing worse than baking in a hot car while stuck in traffic. Sometimes the unit goes on the fritz and you have no idea why. “It was working fine yesterday, wasn’t it?” you’ll ask yourself. There’s a number […]

What Can I Do to Keep My Car From Overheating?

Summer is nearly here and with summer comes scorching hot temperatures. For the most part, hot weather shouldn’t bother your vehicle, but if you haven’t maintained it well over the years, you might run into some issues. Overheating is a common problem in the summer, but here area few ways that you can protect your […]

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