When it comes to taking care of your vehicle, regular maintenance is essential. At K&M Auto Service, our team of ASE certified mechanics perform some of the best Emissions System Repairs. From transmission repairs to scheduled maintenance, our mechanics are trained to do it all. If your “check engine” light is flashing, if your car is making strange sounds, or if you suspect that something is not right with your vehicle, bring it in to K&M. We use the latest, cutting edge diagnostic tools to pinpoint the cause of your vehicle’s dysfunction. Once we have identified the problem, our expert mechanics go in and make any necessary repairs.
Every vehicle produces exhaust fumes, and every vehicle built after 1975 has to meet the standards set for air quality established by the EPA. Emissions systems were installed in vehicles in order to filter out some of the harmful pollutants present in car exhaust. At K&M Auto Service, we specialize in emissions repairs in Portland. If your vehicle has failed an emissions test at the DEQ, we can take a look at your entire emissions system and make any needed repairs. We will work hard to get your emissions system back to normal as quickly as possible so that you can get your new tags and get back to driving legally. Just like any other part of your vehicle, your emissions system will break down over time.
Some of the most common emissions system problems that we deal with here at K&M are leaking valves or lines, carbon-clogged catalytic converters and malfunctioning oxygen sensors. Any one of these problems can cause your vehicle to fail an emissions test. If you don’t get your emissions system repaired quickly, it could lead to very expensive repairs further on down the road. It could also prevent you from getting new tags, which will keep you off of the road altogether. Going to the DEQ is no fun, but failing the emissions test at the DEQ is much worse. At Back To Top, we are here to help make sure that never happens to you.
While you’re there, let us perform a Touch® Courtesy Check, which includes a visual check of the following items:
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For over 60 years, Car Repair Service has been helping 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.
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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.