Auto Repair Blog

What’s the Difference Between Shocks and Struts?

This is a question we get a lot. Many people believe that struts and shocks can be used interchangeably, but that just simply is not the case. Hopefully this blog will be able to inform you on the uses for both shocks and struts, when they need service, and why. What is a Shock and […]

How Do I Know if I Have Shocks or Struts?

This is a great question—and one we get a lot at Ken’s Automotive & Transmissions. Shocks and struts are both integral pieces of an automobile, so it’s never a bad idea to get a little more information on them. Hopefully this guide will help answer any questions you may have and help you determine if […]

The 50th Anniversary of Ken’s Automotive and Transmissions

50 Years in the Making Wow. We’ve been in business for 50 years! A lot can happen in 50 years—a lot can really change. But one thing that hasn’t changed, is our dedication to doing the job right, no matter what. Here at Ken’s Automotive & Transmissions, we have served the Frederick, MD community for […]

What are Shocks?

What are Shocks and What Do They Do? Shocks make your car drive smoother. Shocks, also know as shock absorbers, are an absolutely vital aspect of your vehicle’s continued functionality. Their sole job is to absorb the bumps and imperfections of the road so that your vehicle doesn’t rattle apart going down the road. Sure, […]

What Fluid is Leaking from my Car?

Are you noticing unusual spots that are appearing underneath your car where you park? Occasionally, this could be a sign that something is very wrong with your vehicle. In this case, it’s important to know exactly what fluids could be underneath your car, and you should be aware of how it can affect your driving. […]

Why Are My Headlights Cloudy?

Have you noticed recently that your headlights are cloudy, hazy, or yellowed? You might have even tried to wipe them down, only to notice they seem to be fogged from the inside. Foggy headlights can severely reduce your visibility on the road, creating a dangerous situation. Here’s why your headlights get foggy and what you […]

Are You Ready for Winter Driving?

Regardless of how you feel about winter weather, no one wants to drive in it. Snow and ice might be beautiful, but they hold danger and peril for those on the road, and it takes some effort to combat it. Fighting against nasty driving conditions is no easy task. However, it can be done so […]

How Tires Help with Traction in Snow

Just before it starts getting cold outside, you should be checking all of your tires to see if they need to be replaced. Why? Because ignoring something as important as traction is what will end up causing an accident. It’s far too common to see accidents that were either caused or worsened due to a […]

Why Oil Changes are Necessary

You’ve probably heard you should change your oil every few months, or every 3,000 miles. In fact, your mechanic will usually put a little sticker on your windshield indicating when you should get your next oil change. It’s easy for many of us to ignore this mileage number, though. But it’s important we don’t ignore […]

What Does an Alignment do for My Car?

Tire misalignments occur gradually for a variety of reasons. Bumping into a curb, bouncing over a pothole, or general wear and tear can cause your tires to whittle themselves out of proper alignment. The damage? The tread on your tires can wear down, you could be receiving less gas mileage, and it puts a dangerous […]

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