Kia Automotive Service & Repair Shop in Portland, OR
Kia is a South Korean car manufacturer that has made a name for itself by producing a wide range of comfortable, economical and innovatively-designed vehicles.
At K&M Auto Service in Portland, OR, we are dedicated to maintaining and repairing your Kia automobile. Regular, scheduled maintenance is very important in order for your Kia to function like it is meant to function. Our friendly, certified mechanics can maintain your Kia automobile and perform repairs when they are needed. From brake inspections to air filter replacement, K&M Auto specializes in preventative repairs and maintenance for all Kia vehicles.
Kia Repair, Maintenance & Services
Some of the scheduled maintenance & services that your Kia car, truck or SUV may need include:
- Oil Changes
- Tune Ups
- Radiator – Coolant/Antifreeze Change/Flush
- Air Filter Replacement
- A/C – Air Conditioning
- Wheel/Tire Alignment
- Timing Belt Replacement
- Brake Inspection/Check (Brakes replaced if needed)
- Exhaust & Muffler Repair & Service
Our staff has decades of combined automotive experience, and no matter what issue your Kia vehicle may be experiencing, our staff can quickly assess the problem and fix it.
Our Kia repair shop is located in Portland, OR, and we provide our services to the greater Portland metro area including Milwaukie, Sunnyside, Gladstone, Gresham, Woodstock and surrounding areas.
If you are in the area and are having issues with your Kia, call us to schedule an appointment and we will take a look at it and see what we can do. Click here to contact us, or call our 2820 SE 50th Ave shop at (503) 235-1485, or our 1561 SE 122nd Ave at (503) 257-9667.
Schedule an appointment for your next Kia service or repair today!
A Brief History of Kia
Kia was founded in 1944 as a bicycle and industrial product manufacturer. Starting in 1957 the company began making motorcycles, and by 1974 Kia was making cars and trucks as well. The Korean War greatly hindered Kia’s development, and the company had to rebuild itself afterward.
It wasn’t until 1992 that Kia finally began importing its cars to the U.S. The first Kia vehicles sold in the U.S. were sold at four dealerships in Portland, Oregon in 1994. Kia steadily expanded its U.S. business, and in 1995 there were more than 100 Kia dealerships in 30 states selling more than 24,000 vehicles. The Asian financial crisis forced Kia to declare bankruptcy in 1997. In 1998, Hyundai bailed out Kia and bought about half of its shares.
Kia recovered with the help of Hyundai, and in 2006 Kia began construction on a manufacturing plant in Georgia. The plant opened in 2010, at a time when Kia had posted rising U.S. sales for 15 consecutive years.