Repair or Replace? That’s a question Minnesota motorists ask when they have tire damage. Some punctures cannot be repaired because of their size or location. Punctures larger than a quarter of an inch are considered too large to be safely corrected. Punctures in the sidewall or near the shoulders may not be able to be […]

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Sometimes we hear Minnesota car owners say, “What’s up with all this maintenance stuff? Modern cars just don’t break down.” While it is true that today’s cars and trucks are extremely reliable, they are also becoming increasingly complicated and use more exotic materials than ever before. All that complexity demands higher tolerances for everything. For […]

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Welcome to the Kennedy Transmission Brake & Auto Service automotive blog. Today, let’s talk about the effect of tire tread depth on braking. When talking about stopping power, most Minnesota and Kennedy Transmission Brake & Auto Service auto owners tend to focus on our brakes. But our tires are where the rubber meets the road. […]

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Your car or truck’s exhaust system is more than just a tailpipe and a muffler. In fact, it is one of the most complex systems on your car or truck. Maintaining it is good Kennedy Transmission Brake & Auto Service auto advice for Minnesota drivers, but it’s also good health advice and good environmental advice. […]

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The serpentine belt tensioner applies pressure to the serpentine belt, maintaining best tension to drive the accessories like the alternator and A/C compressor. The service life of the belt tensioner is the same as the belt itself, so they should always be replaced together. A worn tensioner prohibits the accessories from spinning properly, leading to […]

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Picture this: you’re driving down the road and suddenly feel a jolt to realize you have a flat tire. This unfortunate instance has happened to all of us, and tire replacement is something you should be prepared for; whether it goes flat or it’s just worn down. But when it comes to our tires, we […]

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