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

Are oil changes getting more expensive?

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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? 

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.

Don't Forget a Coolant Flush!

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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.

Hints Your Transmission Is Failing

transmission in car

At Auto Care By Kenely, Inc in Orangevale, CA, we know that transmissions are witchcraft to most people. More often than not, if major damage has occurred, it’s a lot more time and cost-effective to just replace the entire unit and get a fresh start. Our trained technicians at Auto Care By Kenely, Inc want to keep you informed so you are aware of what to look out for.

How can you tell if your transmission is slipping?

transmission up close

A slipping transmission is never a good thing. What causes it, what forms does it take, and how do you know if yours is slipping? From Auto Care By Kenely, Inc in Orangevale, CA, here’s what you need to know.

How Do I Choose A New Transmission?

transmission

At Auto Care By Kenely, Inc in Orangevale, CA, a big part of our job is helping you make decisions that are right for you, your car, truck or SUV. When it comes to replacing a transmission there are a lot of options out there, and we’re here to help you make the right choice. Our technicians can help you decide based on your budget, vehicle and lifestyle. We're here to get your car going again and earn your business in the future.

Hydraulic Basics To Keep You Running

mechanic messing with a tire on a lifted car

The operation of your transmission depends on your hydraulics. Even if that sounds like a foreign language to you, at Auto Care By Kenely, Inc in Orangevale, CA, we speak the automotive language. We want you to understand what we're talking about, so here are the basics of the hydraulic functions behind your transmission.

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:

New Rims - reading measurements and why they matter

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At Auto Care By Kenely, Inc in Orangevale, CA, we’re focused on keeping your car, truck, or SUV running well - but we’re here to keep it looking good too. Here’s some information on wheel sizing, to help you make sure your new wheels will fit your vehicle.

Protect Your Car from Interior Leaks and Drips

interior of car

Leaks and drips that get the interior of your vehicle wet are definitely an inconvenience. Sitting water promotes rust, bad smells, and can ruin your carpet. Furthermore, the water often seems to come from seemingly nowhere, adding to the frustration. From Auto Care By Kenely, Inc in Orangevale, CA, here are some of the leading causes of water on your floor, and what you can do about it.

Synthetic vs. Conventional oil - what’s the difference?

oil being poured from container

Keeping up with oil changes is one of the most important aspects of keeping your engine in good shape. However, you’ve probably noticed that the price of oil changes can vary pretty dramatically depending on what you get, and the oil all looks the same. Here’s a breakdown of the difference between synthetic and conventional oil, from Auto Care By Kenely, Inc in Orangevale, CA.

Take Care of Your Tires So They'll Take Care of You

mechanic working on car tire

There are a few things that matter when mounting new tires on your truck or commercial vehicle. First, you want it done right. Second, you want it done fast. For both, Auto Care By Kenely, Inc in Orangevale, CA has you covered. We've been trained to do it right the first time and make sure you're satisfied.

Transmission Slips Could Slide You Right Off The Road

You’ve likely encountered someone talking about a car’s transmission that’s “slipping”. What does that mean, why does it do it, and where do you go from here? At Auto Care By Kenely, Inc in Orangevale, CA, our trained staff has the answers to get you safely back on the road.

Transmissions - the key to better fuel economy

automatic transmission

There have been a lot of technological advancements, and breakthroughs in efficiency to make modern cars, trucks, and SUVs so much more fuel-efficient than their counterparts. While engine design certainly plays a huge role, automatic transmissions have come a long way as well, contributing greatly to the gas mileage of your vehicle. From Auto Care By Kenely, Inc in Orangevale, CA, here are some ways transmissions have changed to meet the demands of fuel efficiency.

What Do Mechanics Have To Do With Hydraulics?

mechanic working on car

A huge part of what the hydraulic system in your transmission does is tell the mechanical components what to do and when to do it. Even if you don't understand how that works, our technicians at Auto Care By Kenely, Inc in Orangevale, CA have trained with the best to make sure they understand all the ins and outs of your system. We want you to understand what we're talking about when we talk to you about your vehicle so we'll break down some aspects of your hydraulic system. 

What does the PCV System do & why is it important to you?

emissions testing being done on a vehicle

On modern vehicles, the PCV system (Positive Crankcase Ventilation System) is essential to ensuring your car or truck is ready to go when you are and remains a long-lasting, reliable vehicle. It’s much more than just emissions control - your PCV system serves multiple purposes and is quite interesting! How does it work, and what are those purposes?  Here at Auto Care By Kenely, Inc in Orangevale, CA, we have those answers for you!

What Happens When Routine Services Are Neglected?

man checking oil stick

Routine services are routine for a good reason. Schedule them with us here so we can be sure that your vehicle stays in the best shape. Here’s a look into what happens when routine services aren’t performed, from Auto Care By Kenely, Inc in Orangevale, CA.

What's My Transmission Made Of?

transmission

Automatic transmissions aren’t well understood outside of specialists like our technicians here at Auto Care By Kenely, Inc in Orangevale, CA. While it would be impossible to teach you enough to make you a transmission expert in a quick article, what we can do is give you the fundamental knowledge you need to have a good idea of what your transmission is doing and how it works. Being able to understand how your transmission works will help you identify any problems that may arise to prevent further wear and tear on your vehicle. 

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