Auto Repair Blog

It’s Getting Hotter! Is Your Air Conditioning Working?

As the temperatures continue to climb throughout the summer, not having working air conditioning in your vehicle is a big, big problem. However, breakdowns in the system can present themselves in a few different ways. Let’s take a look at some of the ways that a car’s AC can stop working and what you can […]

Ultimate Vehicle Road Trip Checklist

Before you hop in your car and head out on your next road trip, there are a few things you should have checked. After all, you wouldn’t want your awesome adventure to be cut short by a blown tire or a dead car battery. Take a look at our ultimate road trip checklist for your […]

How to Survive a Car Trip with the Kids

Long car rides can be challenging for anyone, but for kids, they can be nothing short of torture. However, with a little planning and some supplies, you will not only survive your next car trip with the kids, you will enjoy it. Let’s take a look. 1. Give Yourself Extra Time Whether they’re buckled up […]

Why is a Coolant Flush Important?

Flushing fluids is a repair some auto owners tend to overlook. After all, you can’t see or hear your fluids. It’s easy to tell when you need to replace brake pads or when you need to have an oil change. However, flushing your fluids should be a regular maintenance option just like brakes and oil […]

Are You Ready for Summer Driving?

Things are heating up and that means it’s time to hit the road! However, whether you’re heading off for a trip or visiting a cool summer spot, there are some things about driving during the summer that may require your attention. Here’s are some things to keep in mind this summer. Safety in the Summer […]

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. […]

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