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Our Services

Tune Ups

 

Some Of The Automotive Maintenance, Repairs & Services We Offer

 

K&M Auto Service is a family-owned company that operates several full-service auto repair and maintenance centers in the Portland area. From engine repair to scheduled maintenance, our team of ASE certified master mechanics is equipped to handle any challenge. We work hard for our customers, and we provide them with outstanding customer service along the way. We are able to service just about any car, truck or SUV in existence, including foreign models. We perform the most comprehensive car tune-up Portland can offer, so if your vehicle is giving you trouble, bring it to K&M and we will quickly locate and fix the problem for you.

Just like any machine with moving parts, vehicles require constant maintenance in order to perform at their best. Over time, some parts must be replaced or repaired or your vehicle will suffer from a decreased performance. Vehicle tune-ups are designed to provide regular, preventative maintenance for your car, truck or SUV. Regular maintenance is necessary in order to keep your vehicle driving efficiently and safely. It can also save you a lot of money in the long run, because auto repair specialists are trained to spot potential problems before they become expensive headaches. Here at K&M, we perform excellent vehicle tune-ups that will improve your vehicle’s performance and keep it on the road longer.

We will carefully inspect your vehicle’s fuel, ignition and emissions systems to determine whether or not certain parts need to be replaced. We will check your oil, brake, coolant and power steering fluid levels and change them if necessary. We will also inspect your air filter, timing belt and spark plug to see if either part needs replacing.

 

our owner’s manual lists the recommended tune-up intervals for your specific vehicle, but if you notice that your vehicle is operating inefficiently, stalling frequently and unexpectedly, or if the engine is running rough when you are idling or accelerating, it is probably time to take it in for some preventative maintenance. Choosing to forgo this kind of maintenance will most likely result in some majorly expensive vehicle repairs 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:

  • 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.