371 W. Patrick St. | Frederick, MD 21701

371 W. Patrick St. | Frederick, MD 21701

How Often Do My Tires Need to Be Realigned?

How Often Do My Tires Need to Be Realigned

Tire alignment, also known as wheel alignment, is an essential aspect of vehicle maintenance that ensures your vehicle’s wheels are correctly aligned with each other and the road. Proper alignment not only extends the lifespan of your tires but also improves handling and fuel efficiency while enhancing overall safety. But how often do your tires […]

When Do I Need New Tires?

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There’s no way to tell exactly how long a tire will last. Various things can affect the lifespan of a tire, such as road conditions, climate, driving habits, etc. The last thing anyone wants is to be stranded on the road with a blown-out tire. Luckily, you can prevent this scenario from happening by having […]

Can Tires Overheat on Hot Roads?

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Now that the summer is here, you may be using your car more often for travel. However, did you know that hot weather can affect your tires? In fact, hot weather has more of an impact on your tires than cold weather. There are a variety of reasons for this phenomenon. Plus, our team at […]

How Can I Make My Tires Last Longer?

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Having to replace a car’s tires prematurely can be a real inconvenience for Frederick, MD drivers. Some tire problems are unavoidable, like a puncture from a sharp object that you unknowingly drive over. But that doesn’t mean tire maintenance isn’t worthwhile! There are plenty of effective ways to make your tires last longer without breaking […]

Yes, You Need to Rotate and Balance Your Tires.

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Maintaining your vehicle is vital to extending its life and staying safe on the road as a Maryland driver. Your tires are one of the key components of your car that must be maintained regularly to avoid flats, blowouts, accidents, and premature tire replacement. Let’s take a look at what rotating and balancing your vehicle’s […]

How Important is Air Pressure in My Tires When Traveling?

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How often do you actually check the air pressure in your tires to make sure they are inflated properly? Some newer vehicles allow you to see the pressure level of each tire on the electronic dashboard or monitor, but we know it can seem like a time-consuming task to manually check each tire with a […]

What Does “Tire Cupping” Mean?

Ken's Automotive and Transmission tire cupping and repair

Your tires see a lot of wear and tear as they roll along the road and it’s best that they experience that evenly. When they don’t, and they’re wearing out at different rates throughout the tire, you have a problem on your hands. That problem is known as “cupping”. Let’s take a closer look at […]

What is That Roaring Noise in My Wheel?

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Roaring noises, by definition, are usually pretty frightening whether they’re coming from a lion or from your vehicle. Though there are many reasons why your vehicle could be making strange sounds, a roaring from your wheel could mean that something is wrong with your wheel bearing. For the most part, wheel bearings last for a […]

Winter Tires Vs. All-Season Tires

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Without tires, your car isn’t going anywhere. Without the proper tires for the season, you can still get from place to place, but it might not be as safe as you’d hope. Today we’re going to be discussing the difference between winter tires and all-season tires and why it matters. Let’s take a look. Winter […]

How Do I Choose the Right Winter Tires?

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Finding the right winter tires depends on a variety of factors including the way that you drive and the type of vehicle you have. When you bring your car into our shop, we can discuss your driving habits with you and make some recommendations, but here are a few things to think about before you […]