Automotive Repair

  • How Critical Are Belts On Your Vehicle?

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    Your drive belts are simple but integral components to the function of your car, truck, or SUV. At K & K Automotive in Frederick, belts are one of the first things we assess when looking over a vehicle, as they alone are in charge of operating your AC, water pump, alternator, and power steering.

  • How Do I Choose A New Transmission?

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    At K & K Automotive in Frederick, MD, 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.

  • How Do I Choose the Right Repair Shop?

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    There are many factors that go into making K & K Automotive in Frederick, MD a repair shop that’s above the rest.

  • How Do I Fix My Manual Transmission Problem?

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    Manual transmissions are generally more reliable than automatic transmissions. They don’t have as many parts, aren’t as complex, and can take a lot more abuse. However, if an issue is allowed to persist, more and more damage to surrounding components on your manual transmission will occur. K & K Automotive in Frederick, MD can help you take care of your car as soon as you notice a problem.

  • How Do I Know Whether To Replace My Engine?

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    If your car, truck or SUV is experiencing major engine issues, the technicians at K & K Automotive in Frederick, MD have you covered. You hear the engine knocking when it decides to start? Is there smoke pouring from your truck’s exhaust pipe? Whether you’re burning oil, your engine is on it’s last leg or has simply given up altogether, we can help. And if you’re not sure what you need, we can help with that too.

  • How do Manual Transmissions Work?

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    At K & K Automotive in Frederick, we know that transmissions are one of the greatest technological marvels of the automotive world. How does a standard shift transmission work? Why should you care? Our expert technicians here at K & K Automotive in Frederick have the answers.

  • How Does Your AC Work?

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    When you get in your car, truck, SUV, or minivan to drive and the A/C does not work what could be wrong? Here at K & K Automotive, we have some simple answers to help you understand how your vehicle A/C system works. The first question we are asked is "Why isn't my air conditioner blowing cold air?" Let's talk about what could be happening. 

  • How Important are Your Drive Belts?

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    Your drive belts run everything - your AC, power steering, alternator, and water pump are all dependent on the belts that turn them. At K & K Automotive in Frederick, our goal is to keep your truck maintained, so you’re never stuck out on the road. Drive belts are a critical part of that goal.

  • How is the Air Quality in Your Vehicle?

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    When driving around town, your vehicle's engine needs clean air to burn the fuel – and it needs a lot. In fact, a typical vehicle needs about 216,000 gallons of air for every tank of gas. All that air passes through a filter that catches the dust and dirt. Eventually, the filter gets completely full, and because the filter can only hold so much, dirt starts getting through. At K & K Automotive in Frederick, we want to help you get the best air quality in your vehicle, but first, we want to explain the process of where this dirty air is going. 

  • How Often Should you Change the Gear Oil in a Manual Transmission?

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    You know how often to change your engine oil; but what about the gear oil in your standard shift transmission? Here’s a short guide, from K & K Automotive in Frederick.

  • How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

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    “Tire rotation” is a term you hear frequently in the realm of vehicle maintenance, but what does it actually mean? How often should you have it done? K & K Automotive in Frederick has the answers you’re looking for.

  • How Potholes Damage Your Vehicle

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    Hitting a pothole always hurts - you may not be sure exactly what happens when you hit a pothole, but you can tell it’s not good for your car, truck, or SUV. Here are issues caused by potholes, and what to watch out for if you hit a really rough one, from K & K Automotive in Frederick, MD.

  • How To Get More Miles Per Gallon

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    At K & K Automotive in Frederick, efficiency is a concept that interests us. While your fuel economy is largely dependent on what kind of car, truck, or SUV you drive, there are a variety of tips and tricks to get the most bang for your buck. We’ve provided a few of our favorites here.

  • How To Protect Your Transmission Investment

    At K & K Automotive in Frederick, MD, we know your car, truck, or SUV is far more than just a vehicle. It’s a lifeline...getting you to work, your kids to school, carrying groceries, and taking you anywhere you need to go. It’s also a huge investment, and one worth protecting.
  • How To Rainproof Your Windshield

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    At K & K Automotive in Frederick, we understand that safety and driving comfort are largely dependent on truck maintenance. Driving in the rain can be a hassle, especially if your vehicle isn’t prepared.

  • How To Test Your Shocks

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    Ride quality is an essential part of your driving experience. At K & K Automotive in Frederick, we strive to keep your car, truck, or SUV as smooth and comfortable to drive as the day it came off the lot. Your shock absorbers play a huge role in ride quality; here’s what you should know.

  • How Transmission Leaks are Detected

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    Transmission fluid leaks can often be a pain to track down. If you have a leaky transmission, K & K Automotive in Frederick, MD has some information for you on what you can expect. We’ve repaired countless leaky transmissions, and now we’re here to share some of our knowledge with you.

  • How Valve Adjustments Can Keep Your Vehicle Going

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    At K & K Automotive in Frederick, MD, our main goal is to keep your car, truck, or SUV always performing at its best. Valve adjustments are an integral aspect of that goal.

  • Hydraulic Basics To Keep You Running

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    The operation of your transmission depends on your hydraulics. Even if that sounds like a foreign language to you, at K & K Automotive in Frederick, MD, 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.

  • Identifying driveway spots: how to determine what is leaking under your car

    If you drive a vehicle with more than a few miles on it, there’s a good chance you’ve noticed an occasional drip underneath it that leaves spots wherever you park. Identifying what is leaking from your car will help you determine whether or not it’s a cause for concern, and what to do about it.

    There are seven liquids a car can possibly drip: oil, gas, brake fluid, transmission fluid, gear oil, water, and coolant. How do you tell the difference? This article aims to help your know-how.

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