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Our Services

Heating System

 

Some Of The Automotive Maintenance, Repairs & Services We Offer

 

At K & M Auto Service, we have made a name for ourselves by performing the best Heating System Repair has to offer. We run three full service auto repair centers in the city, and we have a team of diligent, well-trained mechanics who are very knowledgeable when it comes to vehicles and vehicle maintenance. Unlike most other auto mechanics in Portland, we can make repairs on any vehicle model, both foreign and domestic. We won’t try to sell you stuff you don’t need; our focus will be on getting your vehicle back up and running as quickly as we can. We can handle anything, from transmission and engine repair to scheduled tune-ups and routine maintenance.

One of the most important systems as far as driver comfort goes is your vehicle’s heating system. If your heater and defroster aren’t working in the dead of winter, you are in for some frigid and frosty commutes. Your vehicle’s heating system draws heat from your engine to produce heat in the passenger compartment. Coolant is used to dissipate heat away from the engine. All of the hot coolant passes through rubber hoses to the heater core, where a fan blows air across the core and into the passenger compartment. If you notice that your car’s heating system is not working, or that it is giving off an insignificant amount of heat, bring it in to K & M Auto Services and we will fix it for you.

Heating systems are fairly easy to diagnose and fix, and the cost of having them repaired is very reasonable. We will carefully inspect all of the major components of your vehicle’s heating system. We will replace any parts that are worn down or damaged, and we will check the fuses to make sure it isn’t an electrical issue. Driving with no heat is not something you want to be doing on a regular basis, and having a dysfunctional defroster can lead to dangerous driving conditions. So, if your car’s heater is failing on you, bring it in to one of our auto repair shops and our mechanics will promptly get it back up and operational.

With a Car Repair Service oil change, or any other service, you’ll receive a Touch® Courtesy Check. We’ll look inside, outside, under the hood and underneath the car, then explain the findings and give you a written report.

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 Car Repair Service.

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.

Use the quick links in the gold bar to book an appointment at your Car Repair Service store today!

Oil Change – More than You Wanted to Know

Engine Oil
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.

Synthetic Oils
Not all motor engine oils are 100% petroleum. Synthetic oils, which are primarily chemically compounded lubricants, are also available. They can provide:

  • Higher viscosity stability over a wider temperature range
  • Reduced oil thickening
  • Reduced wear and increased load-carrying ability.

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
Oil filters are designed to trap foreign particles suspended in the oil and prevent them from getting to the engine bearings and other parts.

Fluids
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.

Brake Fluid
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.

Coolant/Antifreeze
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.

Air Filters
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.