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Why to Take the Check Engine Light Seriously

Whenever the check engine light comes on, drivers have come to expect an expensive repair. Since they expect an expensive repair, they tend to ignore the light until they can’t ignore it anymore. Even if your vehicle is driving like normal, you still shouldn’t ignore your check engine light. Here’s why: Possibly a Minor Issue […]

5 Overlooked Car Maintenance To-Dos

Whether you’re using your car to ride around the city or want to take it on a road trip, it’s always a good idea to make sure your car is well maintained. Properly maintaining your car is one way you can ensure that you prevent problems down the line. And while some drivers think that […]

Should I Use Premium Gas?

When you pull up to a gas station, do you know what you’re actually getting? You may be used to putting a certain type of gas in your vehicle, but how do you know if it’s the best type of gas for your vehicle? Some drivers opt for premium gas, but is it really the […]

How Often Should You Change Your Auto Filter?

Your vehicle has all types of filters. Every one of them is important for your vehicle to run smoothly. When they become clogged or dirty, it can cause a wide variety of problems. Take a look at the types of filters your vehicle has and how often you should replace them. Air Filters A vehicle’s […]

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. […]

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