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Why is My Car Stalling?

You use your car practically every day of your life, and you depend on it to get you to and from work, to pick your kids up from school, and to go to the grocery store. But what happens when your car’s engine stalls and your routine is thrown out of whack? If this has […]

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, […]

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 […]

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’s That Sweet Smell? It’s Antifreeze!

Smells can tell us a lot about the world around us. They can tell us when something is burning on the stove, when the trash needs to be taken out, or when our vehicle is leaking antifreeze. No matter what kind of smell is coming from your vehicle, you should pay attention and make sure […]

What is That Roaring Noise in My Wheel?

Roaring noises, by definition, are usually pretty frightening whether they’re coming from a lion or from your vehicle. Though there are many reasons why your vehicle could be making strange sounds, a roaring from your wheel could mean that something is wrong with your wheel bearing. For the most part, wheel bearings last for a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why is My Car’s Air Conditioning Not Working?

Automotive air conditioning units are great in the summer time—not only can they filter pollen, allergens, and bacteria from the air, but they ensure your car remains cool. With many moving parts, however, it’s common for air conditioning units to break down. Top 4 Reasons Why Automotive Air Conditioning Fails If your vehicle’s A/C system […]

6 Ways to Tell if It’s Time to Replace Shocks and Struts

Do you need to replace shocks and struts on your vehicle? How can you tell? Your car’s shock absorbers are designed to limit the amount of suspension movement by dampening spring oscillations. Struts similarly reinforce the the active components of the suspension to the same end, which means that struts and shocks are what keep […]

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