Importance of Routine Battery Check-Ups

As cars become more technologically advanced, the importance of your vehicle’s battery becomes continually more important. In the old days, a car battery essentially worked or it didn’t; if it was good enough to start the car, it was good enough. Moderns vehicles are a different story. A faulty battery can cause a variety of issues, including engine codes, sensor failures, irregular transmission behavior, and the list goes on. Battery failure often causes issues that are commonly misdiagnosed, and in the hands of the wrong auto repair shop, a mechanic may spend hundreds of your hard earned dollars chasing problems that don’t exist. At Auto Care By Kenely, Inc in Orangevale, our mechanics are ASE certified and familiar with modern vehicles and the problems that accompany them. 

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If you see green, you have a problem.

I like the color green myself, but I tell our Orangevale drivers that when you see it on the ground by your car or truck, it is a BAD SIGN!  First, be sure to gauge how much of it is on the ground and remember if your car or truck has been parked overnight, what you see could be a HINT of what has really leaked out.  This beautiful green color is your antifreeze on the ground vs in your vehicle where it belongs and your radiator.

We tell our Orangevale drivers to call us immediately here at Auto Care By Kenely, Inc if they have a radiator - antifreeze leak like this as it could mean extreme damage if they try to drive that car or truck should there be enough of a leak and the engine overheats completely.  Here it is all about keeping you safe and those repair bills down so you can continue to drive your favorite car or truck and get on with your daily activities.  Talk to our team of experienced mechanics any time you have a question about your vehicle maintenance or engine performance.  Something as small as as antifreeze could save you serious money.
NOTE:  It is poisonous for animals (see pets information here) and people alike (see information for people here) so don't leave it on the ground. Antifreeze was developed to overcome the shortcomings of water as a heat transfer fluid in your engine keeping it from over heating.
2nd NOTE:  DO NOT EVER OPEN THE RADIATOR CAP WHEN THE VEHICLE IS HOT OR EVEN WARM - THE FLUID IS HIGHLY PRESSURIZED. 

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Yes, it's past due for a change!

Some times you just know when it needs to be changed and it's that easy.  This is a prime example where no words were needed when our Orangevale driver saw the filter.....it was a done deal.  It is a shame you can't see these things from the outside and in this case the filter itself isn't that bad it's the animal that was making a home in the filter that was the issue.  When you get home from a trip and haven't moved your car or truck take a look under it after moving it to see if any debris is under the vehicle parking spot.  If so let us check it out here at Auto Care By Kenely, Inc in Orangevale to see just what it may be before they become TOO COMFORTABLE!  It's our job to help you avoid high repair costs.

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Neglect will cause big problems!

According to recent studies, 5 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities are clearly caused by automobile maintenance neglect.  This looks like a bad day for our Orangevale drivers but it isn't just a tire, they also experienced issues with the rim and then there was a problem with where and HOW they stopped the vehicle.  Nobody wants an accident so the easy way is to simply take a look at your tires and to have your tires rotated about every 5,000 miles. Check tire pressures once a month; let the tires cool down first. Don't forget your spare and be sure your jack is in good condition.  Before you head out on a road trip, check with us here at Auto Care By Kenely, Inc and lets make sure you are in great shape to enjoy that trip!

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SCHOOL IS IN SESSION! Watch out for those buses!

There is nothing like watching those smiling faces through the windows of the school bus knowing that our children are safe and learning new and exciting things!  Each year we like to reach out and remind our Orangevale drivers to watch out for our kids as they wait for the bus and to be careful around the buses themselves.  This year we found some really interesting facts as well.
Did you know that students are about 70 times more likely to get to school SAFELY on the bus than by car?!

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