Repair Services - Auto Care By Kenely, Inc | Orangevale, CA

Are oil changes getting more expensive?

oil being put into the car

At Auto Care By Kenely, Inc in Orangevale, CA, it’s important to us that you see the value in the work we do. Over the course of the past decade, depending on what type of car, truck, or SUV you drive, it may seem like oil changes have gotten more expensive, and there’s a lot of differentiation in pricing at different locations. What’s going on?

Bad Transmission? Fix It or Sell It?

close up of a transmission in a car

So, you’ve determined your transmission is bad. What next? Choosing what to do can be overwhelming, and you need someone you can trust to help you decide what work needs to be done. Auto Care By Kenely, Inc in Orangevale, CA is here to help you make the right decision when it comes to your transmission. There are a few things to consider when your transmission goes out. You might feel inclined to just get a new car, but should you? 

Brake Fluid - It's a Problem! Why??

vehicle brake repair

There is a reason we check your brake fluid when you come in for a service check.  Maintenance pays big dividends and we want to avoid high repair costs for our Orangevale drivers.  Did you know that brake service isn't just all about the brake pads, drums & rotors?  That we have found low brake fluid to be the cause of a large percentage of brake issues here at Auto Care By Kenely, Inc?  Seriously, brake fluid is an important part of your braking system and with your service intervals being less frequent on the newer vehicles 5,000-10,000 more miles this has become an issue!  Why?...

Cheap Parts Don’t Cut It and Warranties Matter

car parts At Auto Care By Kenely, Inc in Orangevale, CA, we’re in the business of quality. Quality work, quality parts, and quality service keep a business going. Here is a quick rundown on why it’s important to install components that will perform reliably, and keep you taken care of in the event that they don’t.

Do I really need new oxygen sensors?

Oxygen Sensor

At Auto Care By Kenely, Inc in Orangevale, CA, our goal is to keep your car, truck, or SUV reliable and in great shape. To us, it’s important that we’re paying attention to both your needs and the needs of your vehicle. When it comes to oxygen sensors, sometimes it seems a bit nebulous on what they actually do and why they’re important; we’re here to clear things up for you.

Do You Smell One Of These Smells? It's Time To Bring Your Car In.

girl smelling vents

If you’ve owned a vehicle long, particularly one with a few miles on it, you have probably encountered a peculiar smell that grabbed your attention. Scents that you encounter while driving (emanating from your vehicle, not the horse farm down the road) are indicators of your vehicle's health and often the first warning that something may be wrong. Auto Care By Kenely, Inc in Orangevale has assembled this list to prepare for you for the next time you smell something odd, so you’ll know what’s going on next time you notice a funny smell.

Don't Forget a Coolant Flush!

hand screwing lid off of coolant

At Auto Care By Kenely, Inc in Orangevale, CA, it’s important to us that your car, truck, or SUV is ready for any condition. Coolant flushes are an important part of getting your vehicle ready for winter - here’s why.

Engine Gone Bad? Here Are Some Options

Under the hood

You’ve decided to replace your engine - but what do you replace it with? There are a few different options out there, and Auto Care By Kenely, Inc in Orangevale, CA has the info you need.

Everything you need to know about transmission sensors!

Diagnostic Tablet on engine transmission sensor

Our Orangevale drivers have been experiencing issues with their transmissions and there are a few things that we here at Auto Care By Kenely, Inc feel are important to know so that you are more comfortable and confident if you are, indeed experiencing a transmission problem of any kind. First, if you drive a vehicle manufactured in the past few decades, there’s a good chance your transmission has a variety of sensors attached to it which monitors all kinds of things - fluid pressure, vehicle speed, temperature, air intake at the engine, and so on.  The first thing to check is your Transmission Sensor, which is a much more affordable fix than replacing your transmission!

Fuel Contamination - What's The Problem?

fuel

At Auto Care By Kenely, Inc in Orangevale, CA, we know that fuel contamination is one of the priciest and most problematic issues that may plague a diesel engine. There are a variety of issues that cause contamination in fuel. Knowing these issues will help drivers become aware of fuel contamination and hopefully prevent these issues. 

Get a Grip on Tire Conditions

Tread of Tire

What condition are your tires in? At Auto Care By Kenely, Inc in Orangevale, CA, we want to make sure you can tell. A simple visual inspection is all you need - it’s easy if you know what to look for.

How often should you get your filters replaced?

mechanic putting filter into car

Your car, truck, or SUV is equipped with various filters that keep the air going into your engine clean, the air you breathe in the vehicle, the fuel that supplies your engine, and the oil that keeps it going. How often should you have them replaced? It depends on the filter, the vehicle, and the environment. Here’s what you need to know, from Auto Care By Kenely, Inc in Orangevale, CA.

If it's hot, cool it down & avoid high repair costs! EASY!

car broke down calling for help

Repairs are costly and we all want to avoid them including our team here at Auto Care By Kenely, Inc!  It's our job and we take it seriously.  Here, it is all about keeping your car or truck serviced and looking for problems "before" they happen to avoid those high repair costs and ensuring you avoid any breakdowns when it's hot outside or cold outside as either is a problem for our Orangevale drivers!  Nobody can forsee a flat tire or blowout due to running over a nail, but we can avoid some of the regular issues we see all the time such as....

Is Your Diesel Engine on it's Way Out?

Smoke coming out of muffler

Diesel engines are known for their durability, but even the best engine has to be replaced every once in a while. At Auto Care By Kenely, Inc in Orangevale, CA, we want you to be aware of signs that your engine is about to call it quits.

Is your vehicle heater blowing cold?

heater in car

The climate control system in your car works hard to keep you at a comfortable temperature. If you’re having heater issues, trust the performance car specialists with us at Auto Care By Kenely, Inc in [BUSINESS_LCOATION] to get you comfortably back on the road.

Is Your Vehicle Pulling To One Side?

car on alignment machineRoutine maintenance can lead us to discover all kinds of things you would think are obvious but as drivers with a routine, we simply get in and drive. We may think that if the lights come on and the car starts there are no issues, but at Auto Care By Kenely, Inc in Orangevale we know what to look for and when to ask questions.

Keeping Track of Maintenance - Why It’s So Important

mechanic working on car Keeping track of maintenance done on your fleet vehicles and commercial trucks is one of the most important aspects of fleet management. At Auto Care By Kenely, Inc in Orangevale, CA, we track maintenance and repairs for a number of reasons. Here’s why:

Let's Get to The Basics of Your Transmission

The hydraulic system in your transmission is responsible for telling the mechanical components what to do, and when to do it. In order to better understand how your transmission works, it’s important to understand the mechanical components of it.

Looks Like A Problem? YES!

Lady with car hood up - steam rising

Sometimes it is EASY to see if your car or truck needs to come into our shop for professional repairs! 
1.  You see steam rising from the engine!
2.  The Check Engine Light is on!
3.  The engine starts, but there is an odor that is not right.
4.  You hear grinding or thumping noises.

Maintaining Tires on Your Diesel Truck

tire

Once you’ve got your new tires installed on your diesel truck, you’ll want to keep them in good shape. Tires aren’t difficult to maintain, and maintaining them correctly will dramatically increase their longevity. Inspection and maintenance are the two key components to making sure they last.

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  • ASE
  • BBB
  • BG Products
  • Bosch
  • Cummins Diesel
  • Duramax Diesel
  • Motorcraft Parts
  • Ford Power Stroke Diesel

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