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Our Services

Batteries

 

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

K&M Auto Service is a family-owned auto repair company that operates several shops in the Portland area. We provide routine maintenance as well as Auto Repair Services. We have a team of hardworking, ASE certified mechanics that will go to great lengths to ensure that your car is running optimally. If there is something wrong with your car, we will be able to fix it in no time. Don’t neglect to maintain your vehicle; doing so could end up costing you thousands of dollars in complex repairs. If your car, truck or SUV is acting upon you, bring it into K&M Auto Service and our experts will take a look at it. We make honest and affordable repairs, and we enjoy educating our customers about how they can properly maintain their vehicles.

It may not seem like it, but the battery is actually one of the most important systems in any vehicle. Before the car battery existed, people had to manually wind up a crank to get their cars to start. Nowadays, car batteries deliver the voltage needed to start our engines. They also provide a steady flow of current that powers your vehicle’s electrical systems. When your battery fails, your car won’t start. If you don’t want to get stranded on the side of the road, it is important that you maintain your car or truck’s battery. If your car takes longer than usual to start, if you smell rotten eggs when you inspect your battery, or if you have had the same battery for more than four years, it probably means that it’s time to have it replaced.

Corrosion can also be a problem with car batteries, so it is wise to inspect your battery on occasion to look for white, crusty buildup on the terminals. This corrosion can interfere with your battery’s ability to function. Here at K&M Auto, we see dead or dysfunctional batteries all the time. We can test your battery to see if it holds a charge, clean it if there is corrosion, and replace it if your old battery is over the hill. Taking care of your car battery doesn’t take much effort, and it could save you a lot of inconvenience and trouble in the future.

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.