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Monday-Friday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Monday-Friday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
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Our Services

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Car Starter Replacement

Some Of The Automotive Maintenance, Repairs & Services We Offer.

K & M Auto Service is a family-owned full-service Auto Repair Shop that is dedicated to providing unbeatable customer service and vehicle repairs. Our mechanics are experienced, friendly and are always willing to impart vehicle wisdom to our customers. Many mechanics just go through the motions and the customer never fully understands what went wrong with their vehicle. At K & M Auto Service, we will make sure that you understand what the problem is, how it can be fixed and how you can help prevent it from occurring again. No matter what is wrong with your vehicle, our mechanics have the training, skills, and equipment to fix it.

The starter is an often overlooked car part, despite its importance. At K & M Auto Service, we deal with starter problems all the time. We can quickly diagnose exactly what is causing your starter to malfunction and get you back on the road. You probably never think about it, but the process of starting your car is actually quite complex. There are a lot of things that can go wrong with the battery, wiring and the starter itself that can prevent your engine from turning over and your car from starting. Back in the early 1900s, you had to pull on a hand crank to get your engine to start. That all changed with the invention of the electric starter. Now it is easier than ever to start your car, but only if your electric starter and all of its components are working correctly.

Most people just assume that when their vehicle refuses to start, there must be a problem with the starter. However, the starter is rarely the cause of the problem. If your car won’t start, we will check to see if your battery is dead or if corrosion is interfering with the connection. We will also carefully check all of the wires and connections to and from your starter to make sure that the wires are in good shape and there is no corrosion present. If we go through all of our tests and evaluations and find that a faulty starter is in fact the problem, we will repair or replace it for you.

While you’re there, let us perform a Touch® Courtesy Check, which includes a visual check of the following items:

  • Engine air filter
  • Brake fluid
  • Power steering fluid
  • Automatic transmission fluid
  • Coolant/antifreeze
  • We’ll also walk you through your vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations for replacing these vital fluids and filters.

Oil change near me? The next time you ask this question, just look for your neighborhood K & M Auto Service.

K & M Auto Service helps drivers across North America maintain their vehicles. With ASE-certified mechanics in all of our stores, we can take care of all of your auto repair and maintenance needs. From oil changes, filter replacements, and fluid flushes to brakes and brake repair, shocks and struts, muffler repair, tires, and wheel alignment, we’ve got you covered.

Get in touch with K & M Auto Service today for more info or to schedule an appointment!


Oil Change Special

Conventional: $34.99
Synthetic: $64.99


22 Point Safety Inspection
Tire Rotation (as needed)
Brake Inspection
Check all Fluids
Battery & Charging System Test
Plus tax. Most common oil filters. Up to 5 quarts of oil.