At K & M Auto Services, we have a staff of dedicated, ASE certified mechanics that go to great lengths to ensure that our customers are satisfied. Our talented mechanics can quickly and accurately assess any damage to your vehicle. We will replace or repair any parts that are dirty, damaged or faulty. We take pride in our Portland car repair and preventative maintenance services. No other auto repair shops in Portland can match our honest repairs or our commitment to providing excellent customer service. If your vehicle is in need of scheduled maintenance or repairs, bring it in to K&M and we will perform a thorough inspection. When your vehicle leaves one of our auto repair centers, it will work like new.
A lot of vehicle owners out there still don’t understand the importance of scheduling routine, preventative maintenance for their car, truck or SUV. They probably assume that their vehicle is fine as long as the “Check Engine” light isn’t on. However, just because everything looks fine on the outside, it doesn’t mean that all of your vehicle’s internal systems and parts are functioning optimally. In actuality, every vehicle (and vehicle owner) can greatly benefit from routine maintenance. Not only can it improve fuel efficiency and performance, but it can also save you thousands of dollars in future vehicle repairs.
Every car comes with an owner’s manual. This manual recommends an optimal maintenance schedule for your vehicle. If you can’t find the owner’s manual, there are plenty of resources online that allow you to find a schedule. At K&M Auto, we are proficient at providing our customers with quality, scheduled maintenance.
When you bring your vehicle in, we will change the oil, rotate your tires, replace belts or hoses, inspect your brakes and make any other repairs that are necessary. We will replace air filters, spark plugs and any other parts that are dirty or worn-down. Basically, we will comb over your entire vehicle looking for faulty parts or potential issues that could lead to more expensive problems down the road.
With a K & M Auto 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:
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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.