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Driveability Concerns in Corvallis, OR, 97330

The term "driveability" means what you would expect it to - it is a word used to describe how your vehicle is able to drive. If your vehicle will not start when you turn the key in the ignition, it cannot drive at all, but driveability also includes all issues that can arise from a poorly performing engine, transmission or ignition system, or something else. The best way to diagnose driveability problems is to inspect the vehicle as a whole to locate the source of the issue. If you are in Corvallis, OR, Albany, OR, Lewisburg, OR, Philomath, OR, Adair Village, OR or nearby, and are experiencing one or more of the following signs, you can bring your car to Kens Car Care Center in Benton County:


  • Your vehicle does not turn over when the key is turned (known as: no-crank condition).
  • Your vehicle turns over but does not start (known as: crank no-start condition).
  • Your vehicle shuts off or dies when coming to a stop (known as: dying on acceleration problem).
  • Your vehicle dies or hesitates on acceleration (known as: hesitation/dying on acceleration problem).
  • Your vehicle loses power when driving on hills (known as: lack of power on acceleration problem).


In addition to troubles with your engine or ignition, other factors can also impact your vehicle's driveability. These signs are universal, whether you drive a Acura, BMW, Buick, Chevrolet, or something else. These include:

  • Worn out tires. 

If you are experiencing a rough ride when driving your vehicle, it is probably because your tires are worn out and it may be time to get new ones.

  • Screeching brakes.

The first sign that your brakes need to be replaced is if they screech when applied. 

  • A lit check engine light.

Your check engine light turning on could mean a multitude of things, but it always means that you should bring your vehicle into Kens Car Care Center as soon as possible. We can perform several services on your vehicle, such as Maintenance & Electrical Diagnostic and Automotive repair.


Your Reliable Shop for Driveability Concerns

We at Kens Car Care Center in Corvallis are experts in all things auto repair. We've been fixing cars since 2008 and our owner Ken Plum and technicians have decades of combined experience. Reasons You Should Do Business With Us:


We have a review score of 99.99 based on reviews from 213 satisfied customers.

    • Transparency
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To schedule an appointment with Kens Car Care Center in Corvallis, give us a call at 541-757-7511 or schedule an appointment online at

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