At K&M Auto Services we are equipped to handle a huge assortment of different vehicle issues, such as brake repair, transmission flushes and engine repair, just to name a few. We will go to great lengths to ensure that you are satisfied with the work that we perform. Our team of certified master mechanics has many years of combined experience working on a wide variety of different vehicles, including both foreign and domestic models. We are proud to provide our customers with the most thorough and reliable Back To Top has to offer.
Brakes are without a doubt the single most important safety feature on every car. Every time you drive your vehicle, you are constantly using your brakes and relying on them to bring your car to a stop. Brakes experience a ton of friction, and over time, all of that friction will take its toll on your brake system. Old and worn-down brakes will not be able to stop your vehicle as effectively, or at all, and should be replaced as soon as possible. If you are driving with dysfunctional brakes, you are putting your life and the lives of others on the road in danger.
Brakes are made up of an assortment of parts and systems. These brake systems require regular maintenance to function optimally. There are several different types of brakes, but they all rely on friction to bring the car to a stop. The brake pads are the part of the brakes that make direct contact with the brake rotor to slow a wheel down. They are controlled by the calipers, which are driven by brake fluid that flows from the master cylinder. Brake pads are designed to wear down over time and must be replaced periodically. If you don’t replace worn brake pads, then eventually your calipers will make metal-on-metal contact with your brake rotors, which can cause significant damage to your brake system. It is very important to inspect your brakes regularly for signs of damage or wear. Many things can go wrong with your brakes. Your brake lines could rust or leak, your rotors could be damaged, or your brake pads could be worn down to the metal backing. Brakes are not something you can just put off fixing until later. They are far too crucial for your safety.
While you’re there, let us perform a Touch® Courtesy Check, which includes a visual check of the following items:
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Most cars on the road today use multi-grade oil — one that can work efficiently in cold and hot weather. A multi-grade oil is rated by two numbers, such as 5W-30.
About the oil classification system.
Each engine oil comes with a classification indicating its viscosity, which is its friction or resistance to flow. In a multi-grade oil, the first number indicates how the oil will flow when it is cold. The lower the number, the lighter the oil and the better it will perform at lower temperatures. The second number indicates the thickness of that same oil at high temperatures. For example, a 5W-30 oil will flow as a 5-weight oil at zero degrees Fahrenheit and as a 30-weight oil at 210 degrees Fahrenheit
Why viscosity is a concern.
During cold starting, only a small amount of oil is present in the upper parts of engines. To lessen the friction when upper engine parts, such as the valve train, pistons, overhead cam and cam bearings, scrub against each other, a lower viscosity allows the oil to reach the components more quickly.
Why 5W-30 and 5w-20 oils are so popular.
Many vehicles today leave the factory with 5W-30 or 5w-20 engine oil. Vehicle manufacturers recommend them because they are lighter oils that perform well in a range of temperatures and help improve gas mileage.
Not all motor engine oils are 100% petroleum. Synthetic oils, which are primarily chemically compounded lubricants, are also available. They can provide:
Which oil is right for your car?
The simplest and safest way to find out is to check your owner’s manual…or talk to your Midas mechanic.
Oil filters are designed to trap foreign particles suspended in the oil and prevent them from getting to the engine bearings and other parts.
Your vehicle relies on a variety of fluids to operate its brake, steering, transmission, engine cooling and other systems. When these fluids become degraded or are at incorrect levels, damage to other components may occur…so always follow the manufacturer-recommended service schedule.
Automatic Transmission Fluid
This is typically an oil-based fluid used in a transmission that lubricates and cools the transmission and provides hydraulic pressure to shift gears automatically.
This is the hydraulic fluid used to transmit pressure through the brake lines in a brake system providing stopping power and protecting hydraulic brake components from internal corrosion.
This is the mixture of water and antifreeze used in an engine cooling system to dissipate heat and maintain the engine’s temperature throughout its operating range.
Starting & Charging
The battery starts your car, powers on-board computers and supplies emergency power needs. A weakened battery causes stress on alternators and starters, especially during extreme temperatures. Let Midas test and inspect your battery regularly.
Clean air filters can increase engine performance, boost fuel mileage and reduce engine wear. Cabin air filters can minimize airborne contaminants in the passenger compartment and improve heating/cooling efficiency.
Touch® Courtesy Check
The Midas Touch® Courtesy Check is fast, efficient and covers many items on your vehicle’s preventive maintenance schedule. We’ll conduct a visual check, looking inside, outside, under the hood and under the vehicle, then provide you with a written report.