K & M Automotive, The Best Truck and Car Repair Service in Baton Rouge
Get top-notch auto repair services today at K & M Automotive. From AC repair to transmission services, our goal is to offer expert auto repairs at an affordable price. We are conveniently located near you in Baton Rouge. Come by our shop at 8445 Siegen Ln or call today to schedule an appointment at 225-636-2875.
Quick and Trouble-Free
We know your time is money. Most truck or car maintenance services can be completed while you wait. Many repairs such as AC repair, brakes, and transmission repairs will be performed that day. Straight forward or complicated, our mechanics will get your auto repairs done quickly and get you back on the road right away.
Get A Clear Estimate With No Hidden Costs
We will provide you with an easy to understand estimate before beginning any services. Ask us about options to keep auto repair costs low or upgrades to keep your car in top shape. We stand behind all of our work with a guarantee you can count on. Call today to schedule an appointment at 225-636-2875.
Our Mechanics Can Handle It
Our certified mechanics and highly skilled auto repair specialists provide the best in auto repair services for domestic and import automobiles of all makes and models.
See What We Do!
4x4 Services, AC Repair, Alignment, Brakes, Car & Truck Care, Domestic Cars & Trucks, Electrical Services, Electronic Services, Engine & Transmission, Engine Maintenance, General Services, Heating and Cooling Services, Import Cars & Trucks, Miscellaneous Services, Quick Lube Services, Tires, Towing, Transmission Services and Undercar Services
According to recent studies, 5 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities are clearly caused by automobile maintenance neglect.
The cooling system should be completely flushed and refilled about every 24 months. The level, condition, and concentration of coolant should be checked. (A 50/50 mix of anti-freeze and water is usually recommended.)
Never remove the radiator cap until the engine has thoroughly cooled. The tightness and condition of drive belts, clamps and hoses should be checked by a pro.
Change your oil and oil filter as specified in your manual, or more often (every 3,000 miles) if you make frequent short jaunts, extended trips with lots of luggage or tow a trailer.
Replace other filters (air, fuel, PCV, etc.) as recommended, or more often in dusty conditions. Get engine drivability problems (hard stops, rough idling, stalling, diminished power, etc.) corrected at a good shop.
A dirty windshield causes eye fatigue and can pose a safety hazard. Replace worn blades and get plenty of windshield washer solvent.
Have your tires rotated about every 5,000 miles. Check tire pressures once a month; let the tires cool down first. Don't forget your spare and be sure your jack is in good condition.
Check your owner's manual to find out what fuel octane rating your car's engine needs then buy it.
Keep your tires inflated to the proper levels. Under-inflated tires make it harder for your car to move down the road, which means your engine uses more fuel to maintain speed.
Lighten the load. Heavier vehicles use more fuel, so clean out unnecessary weight in the passenger compartment or trunk before you hit the road.
Use the A/C sparingly. The air conditioner puts extra load on the engine forcing more fuel to be used.
Keep your windows closed. Wide-open windows, especially at highway speeds, increase aerodynamic drag and the result is up to a 10% decrease in fuel economy.
Avoid long idling. If you anticipate being stopped for more than one minute, shut off the car. Contrary to popular belief, restarting the car uses less fuel than letting it idle.
Stay within posted speed limits. The faster you drive, the more fuel you use. For example, driving at 65 miles per hour (mph) rather than 55 mph, increases fuel consumption by 20 percent.
Use cruise control. Using cruise control on highway trips can help you maintain a constant speed and, in most cases, reduce your fuel consumption.
Keep your engine tuned. A fouled spark plug or plugged/restricted fuel injector can reduce fuel efficiency as much as 30 percent.
Inspect the engine's belts regularly. Look for cracks or missing sections or segments. Worn belts will affect the engine performance.
Have the fuel filter changed every 10,000 miles to prevent rust, dirt and other impurities from entering the fuel system.
Change the transmission fluid and filter every 15,000 to 18,000 miles. This will protect the precision-crafted components of the transmission/transaxle.
Inspect the suspension system regularly. This will extend the life of the vehicle's tires.
These guys have taken care of our vehicles for years. They are reliable, honest, and go above and beyond for their customers We will never go anywhere else.
I'm a single mother of four and was having trouble with my oil. I ended up in his parking lot today. Not knowing me at all, He graciously helped me out free of charge. Much thanks to you!
Jason and his team have kept my vehicles going for years!
Great shop run by honest people. We drive from Central to have everything serviced there. The kind of place you send your Mom to alone and know she's being taken care of.
K&M has always offered us quality service and been very honest in their assessment of necessary work and work to consider in the future that isn't urgent. They consistently do a great job on all the vehicles we've brought to them.
These guys always take care of me and they are very good at what they do. They are kind and efficient. Jason and Mitch do a great job with the customers and do not over promise. They are honest and hard working. I highly recommend them.