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As cars become more technologically advanced, the importance of your vehicle’s battery becomes 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. Modern 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 K & K Automotive in Frederick, MD, our mechanics are familiar with modern vehicles and the problems that accompany them.

vehicle drive axle

Do you hear a funny clicking sound when you turn the wheels of your vehicle? It could be your car or truck's CV or Drive Axle, and it may be in need of repair. Safety is the number one priority for our customers here at K & K Automotive, and it is our goal to keep your vehicle running smoothly. Driving around with a damaged CV Joint or Drive Axle problem can be extremely dangerous. The axle is a structural component that bears the weight of the vehicle, any cargo, and the acceleration forces between you and the ground. It is so important to have your vehicle inspected regularly by a trained automotive repair professional here at K & K Automotive to ensure its safety.

rain on the windshield

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. 

Essentially, there are a few things you can do to ease the burden of driving in the rain. Keep good quality windshield wipers installed, maintain a clean windshield, and regularly coat your windshield with Rain-X or comparable water-resistant chemicals. If applied properly, water-resistant coatings will dramatically increase visibility on rainy days. Quality windshield wipers, in good condition, are equally effective.

If your wipers don’t completely wipe away water with each pass, get them replaced. Driving in the rain is hard enough; inadequate equipment to deal with the situation only makes it that much more difficult. A clean windshield also goes a long way...rain won’t wash off the dirt that has had adequate time to adhere to your glass.

If you need new wipers, bring your truck to K & K Automotive and let one of our experienced technicians get you fixed up. No matter your repair or maintenance needs, our team has you covered.

truck towing a camper

Your vehicle configuration determines how it should be properly towed to avoid transmission damage. Specifically, it matters if your vehicle is front-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive and whether it’s an automatic or a manual. From the professionals at K & K Automotive in Frederick, MD, here’s how to tow your vehicle:

mechanic giving advice

Fuel economy isn't far from the minds of our Frederick drivers and we hear these questions daily such as: Why can certain cars zip along at close to 40 mpg while others are lucky to get anywhere near 20? As it turns out, there are as many factors that go into how well your ride does at the pumps! Here are the 10 factors that have the greatest impact on fuel consumption that we would like to share with you. 

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Tires are what keeps your vehicle rolling, literally. Many people have found that shopping for tires is overwhelming because there are just so many choices. At K & K Automotive, we want to break it down for you so that it's easier to understand. There are four main categories of tires, and the right ones for you will depend on the kind of driving you do. Let's talk more about that! 

At K & K Automotive in Frederick, MD, we understand that there are endless ways a transmission can sound, behave, and feel, depending on what type of car it’s in, what type of transmission it is, and the state of the vehicle’s repair. Sometimes, when people buy a different car, they notice it doesn’t act the same as their last car, which leads them to believe there is a problem.

flat tire

Sometimes a tire goes flat over the course of days, weeks, or even months. A leak like this never has an obvious cause - so why is your tire losing air? From K & K Automotive in Frederick, MD, here’s some info on leaky tires.

  • Jasper
  • 24-Hour Dropoff
  • Acdelco
  • Amsoil
  • Auto Value
  • BG Products
  • Bridgestone Firestone
  • Castrol
  • Cooper Tires
  • Customer Savings
  • Dunlop Tires
  • Flowmaster
  • Goodyear
  • Hankook Tires
  • iATN
  • Kelly Tires
  • Magnaflow
  • MACS
  • Mastercraft
  • Mobil Oil
  • Motorcraft Parts
  • Pet Friendly
  • Quaker State
  • Radiator
  • State Inspection
  • Sumitomo Tires
  • Tech-net
  • Tires
  • Toyo
  • Uniroyal
  • Valvoline
  • Wifi Available
  • Woman Owned