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Engine Air Filter

Engine Air Filter

Today we want to talk about your engine air filter. That's the filter that cleans the air before it's burned in your engine. Many people in Fort Collins wonder how often they should change their engine air filter. The simple answer is "when it's dirty." That's a function of how much air has passed through the filter, so your vehicle manufacturer will recommend a mileage interval for replacing the air filter. But you can imagine that how dirty the air is would affect how quickly the filter gets filled. If you drive in Fort Collins where there's lots of dust, pollution or pollen, your engine air filter will get dirty more quickly and need to be changed sooner. That's why we check the air filter with every full-service oil change at Kens Muffler and Automotive. We can visually tell if the filter needs to be changed. Your filter can only hold so much dirt. Once the filter is full, dirt will pass thr ... read more

Warning lights on your dash

As we all know there are an awful lot of different warning lights on the dash of todays cars, and just like in the cockpit of an airplane, they all have a purpose and meaning. The thing that many people overlook is that the color of the warning light has ranking of importance as well as the light itself. For example, when you turn your cuise control on, many cars have a light to indicate that it is on, and many times that light is green similar to a traffic light (good to go). Some cars with traction contol option, have the ability to turn traction control on or off, and that light would normally be amber in color, again similar to traffic light (procede with caution). Other lights on the dash like brakes, air bag, SRS and so on, may turn on and be red in color, this indicates that there is a problem with one of these systems that can cause a safety issue with the car. This is an indicator that needs immediate attention, red means stop driving according to our traffic lights ... read more

Why we do what we do

Why we do what we do

At Ken’s we understand that second only to your home, your vehicle(s) are your biggest annual expenditure.* We also know how it feels to be driving down the road and experience something wrong with your vehicle that you weren’t expecting. That sudden knot in your stomach, wondering if your transportation is going to get you were you need to go or break down and leave you stranded. We know because we have traveled that road, felt that anxiety and didn’t like being at someone’s mercy for help. Our interest in Automobiles began from those feelings of not wanting to be controlled by things we didn’t understand or people that knew more about our cars than we did. You have probably felt that way too, when a mechanic tells you something that just doesn’t make sense. When they tell you this has been going on for quite a while and has caused some serious problems. But you’re thinking “Wait just a minute. This only started happening yesterday&rdqu ... read more

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