K.C. Martin Automotive Service Co.

(425) 341-4407
67 Verified Reviews

8:00am to 6:00pm
8:00am to 11:30am


4829 196th St SW
Lynnwood, WA 98036 USA


  • Kevin Owens, Owner
  • Established 1948
  • 11 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff

K.C. Martin Automotive Service Co. Reviews


67 Verified Reviews
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by - Verified Customer June 05, 2017

As a long time customer, KCM folks know my wife and me very well and have always treated us with respect. Very pleased KCM is online now.

by - Verified Customer June 04, 2017


by - Verified Customer June 04, 2017

I have been there twice recently, an alternator replacement that was very quick and done well, slightly higher cost for the alternator than I would have expected. Shop hourly rate was fine.

by - Verified Customer May 31, 2017

Repair was done in no time. I was just confused when someone called me in my cell it registered that the call was coming from Mountlake Terrace so I did not pick up the phone since I did not recognize it. Good the person who called left a message. I could have pick up my vehicle earlier.

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by - Verified Customer May 22, 2017

Analyzed and fixed the power steering pump.

by - Verified Customer May 21, 2017

My check engine light was on and I brought it in and they said they fixed the problem. Less than 48 hours and the check engine light is on again.. :(

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by - Verified Customer May 14, 2017

The shop is the best.

by - Verified Customer May 12, 2017

customer service is great as usual.can't complain with anything.

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by - Verified Customer May 12, 2017

Quality people at a quality shop!

by - Verified Customer May 08, 2017

Work was done on time!

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by - Verified Customer May 07, 2017

Thank you.

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by - Verified Customer April 30, 2017

We have been customers of KC Martin for several years - we have always been very satisfied with the service they provide.

by - Verified Customer April 25, 2017

I will be sad when I move to ABQ as shops like KCM are damn hard to find.

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by - Verified Customer April 24, 2017

Great people.

by - Verified Customer April 23, 2017

I have gone to KC Martin for over 10 years and they have always done a great job on my cars. I just went all-electric. No offense intended!

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by - Verified Customer April 19, 2017

Great service.

by - Verified Customer April 18, 2017

Always fair, always well done.

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by - Verified Customer April 18, 2017

I've used this shop with confidence for a couple of decades.

by - Verified Customer April 16, 2017

I take my cars to K.C. Martin because I trust that they will always do the work needed, and do it well. Very friendly and professional front office staff.

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by - Verified Customer April 14, 2017

I am so grateful for this shop, they are a valuable member of our community and I recommend them to everyone I can.

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by - Verified Customer April 10, 2017

Best shop ,great people, would not go to any other shop with any of my cars. They work on all makes and models. Some of the techs have 20 plus years of experience!

by - Verified Customer April 10, 2017

My experience with KC Martin has always been good, if I had one minor quibble, the pricing on parts is not in line with what I can get myself. honestly waiting a week and paying $500 for parts I know I can get for $350 and overnight is a bit annoying.

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by - Verified Customer April 05, 2017

All work was done as expected! Car runs great!

by - Verified Customer March 30, 2017

Very good and I will be back.

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by - Verified Customer March 26, 2017

Good service and recommendations on what was needed and what wasn't on my old pickup. Safety first---and not much else on this truck!

by - Verified Customer March 24, 2017

The shirtless men in the back room are a real treat.

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by - Verified Customer March 23, 2017

Super service. Clear explanations!

by - Verified Customer March 23, 2017

Great folks and a great shop.

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by - Verified Customer March 21, 2017

KC Martin is a great shop. But, the did not send me the estimate I had asked for.

by - Verified Customer March 19, 2017


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by - Verified Customer March 19, 2017

Great job, as usual. We count on KC Martin to work on our autos and trust their work. We know if something isn't quite right, they will fix it. Thanks KC Martin.

by - Verified Customer March 14, 2017

Really appreciated the follow-up phone call to find out if I was satisfied with the work performed.

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by - Verified Customer March 13, 2017

Took my car in for brake repair. When I dove away the brakes where not working properly. I immediatly drove back and a courtesy vehicle was promptly provided. Went back again to oick up my vehicle and drove into Seattle. The brakes began to smoke heavily. I called the shop and was instructed to return to inspect the oroblem again. I was provided with clear explaination and the vehicle was inspected again and is now ok. Although my vehicles repairs did not go smoothly, the staff was extremely professional and accommodating. I would recommend this shop to friends and intend to keep my business there. Tgank you for thus opportunity to provide feedback.

by - Verified Customer March 09, 2017

It is never pleasant when you have car troubles, especially when the car is an older, foreign model, due to the high cost of parts. However, I could not ask for a better experience with customer service and quality of work than I get with KC Martin. My responses to the survey questions say it all. I am always treated with professional, friendly, and honest service. Highly recommended!

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by - Verified Customer February 23, 2017

K.C. Martin did an outstanding job repairing the exhaust system on my C-5 Corvette. Their suggestions saved me hundreds of dollars and the work was done in a professional manner and in the time promised. I would recommend K.C. Martin to anyone needing work done on Corvettes or any other make or model.

by - Verified Customer December 29, 2013

I've always felt they do an excellent work for a reasonable price and provide great customer service.

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by - Verified Customer December 23, 2013

Interpersonal connection seemed good. End service met expectations.

by - Verified Customer December 20, 2013

Excellent work at a reasonable price and previous satisfaction with my wife's cars.

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by - Verified Customer December 17, 2013

They always do a good job for us.

by - Verified Customer December 16, 2013

Quick, accurate, excellent service.

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by - Verified Customer December 13, 2013

Always have great service and it's done right the first time.

by - Verified Customer December 10, 2013

They are always friendly and explain what repairs are needed and why.

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by - Verified Customer December 06, 2013

Smart folks and GREAT customer service.

by - Verified Customer December 05, 2013

The mechanic was incompetent. Told me the battery was completely dead and no lights would turn on. I flicked the headlights on and everything worked perfectly. Staff was standoffish. They diagnosed the problem as something completely wrong and when I took it to a different mechanic it was a completely separate issue

Reply from K.C. Martin Automotive Service Co. – by K.C. Martin January 20, 2014

I reviewed Micheal's repair order,he "stated dash light did not work,starter would turn over engine but engine would not start(sometimes")client wanted us to check ignition switch first,the car was towed in,was out front,the technician went outside to check it out,it had battery power,no dash lights, the aftermarket ignition immobilizer had a light blinking.We called the customer to get starting procedure for the breathalyzer,customer said he "could not tells over phone",We asked him to bring new tips for the breathalyze when he came in,He replied that he would not.We never had the chance to diagnosis the problem,the car never came into building,customer never talked to technician,the service adviser was very willing to help the client,was not given a chance and the customer was never charged.

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by - Verified Customer December 04, 2013

They have been taking care of my car for over 10 years and I've never had a problem. They are always welcoming and polite and that counts for me. Very dependable .....

by - Verified Customer December 02, 2013

Good Service. Reasonable cost.

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by - Verified Customer November 25, 2013

The people are very professional and pleasant and take time to explain everything that needs to be done. They have inexpensive loaner cars when necessary. There prices are reasonable and the work has always been done correctly.

by - Verified Customer November 19, 2013

I've been going to them for years; they are trustworthy and reliable.

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by - Verified Customer November 15, 2013

I always receive excellent, quality service at a fair price.

by - Verified Customer November 11, 2013

I have been a customer of KC Martin for years and have always had a positive experience. That is hard to find with auto repair shops.

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by - Verified Customer November 06, 2013

They performed the services requested and not only was the cost less than I expected, they called me later to say they had made an error in calculating my AAA deduction and would add it back to my credit card.

by - Verified Customer November 05, 2013

Last time I went in, I stopped by at the last second to fix my head light. They didn't give me any gruff that I just showed up right at closing time and they replaced it for me.

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by - Verified Customer November 04, 2013

I use all the time years. They give me great & competent service.

by - Verified Customer October 28, 2013

I have recommended KC before. KC was first recommended to me by a mechanic friend. They have lived up to that recommendation.

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by - Verified Customer October 25, 2013

I have been bring my autos to KC Martin for over 25 years. Honesty and integrity are at the top of their list. I love each and everyone of these employees and wouldn't think of taking my car anywhere else.

by - Verified Customer October 21, 2013

They provide very good service.

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by - Verified Customer October 01, 2013

I have always been fully satisfied with the service I have received at KC and this goes back nearly 40 years.

by - Verified Customer September 19, 2013

The work that was done on my 2000 Nissan Sentra was done with care, My Nissan has all its power back and is quick and fun to drive, I trust the work and care the Mechanics do on my Nissan.

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by - Verified Customer September 09, 2013

I have been doing business with them for amore than 20 years. I ahve never had any problems with their service. They have never recommended something that was unneccesary.

by - Verified Customer September 04, 2013

KC Martin has always been honest with us about our car repair needs. They were recommended to us by friends who have used them for years and we have been very happy with their services over the past 10 or so years.

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by - Verified Customer September 03, 2013

They do an honest job. Never try to upsell me on additional services that are unnecessary. I believe their check system insures a thorough evaluation of the condition of my vehicle.

by - Verified Customer August 14, 2013

I have used KC Martin for my car repair for 37 years. They have never let me down!

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by - Verified Customer August 12, 2013

Good explanation, good repair, on time.

by - Verified Customer August 02, 2013

I have been taking my car to KC Martin for the past 17 years. I receive good service and know that I have quality work done on my vehicle.

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RepairPal Scorecard


K.C. Martin has been taking care of customers and their cars for over 65 years in the community of Lynnwood. This RepairPal Certified shop is a well equipped auto shop with the capability to handle just about all of your automotive needs. This team of professionals is very experienced, with well over 200 years between them. One of the things that we liked the most about this shop is they don't rely totally on the experience they have, they also attend good quality, ongoing training in order to keep up with the latest industry trends and technologies. This, combined with some of the industry's best automotive tools and computer diagnostic equipment, make K.C. Martin a true dealership alternative. This shop is located near shopping and public transportation, a local shuttle service and rental cars are available, and a very clean comfortable waiting area with wireless Internet are available for your comfort and convenience. All work is backed by a 24-month / 24,000-mile warranty.



  • AC/Heating
  • Alignment
  • Check Engine Light
  • Diagnosis
  • Muffler & Exhaust
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Timing Belts
  • Transmission Repair
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  • AAA Member Discount
  • Child Friendly
  • Coffee
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Gas/Diesel
  • Heated Waiting Room
  • Open Saturday
  • Open Weekends
  • Rental Car
  • Shopping Nearby
  • Shuttle
  • Wireless Internet
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  • ASA
  • iATN


Serving Lynnwood and Snohomish county for 65 years,ASE certified technicians ,AAA approved,with 11 technicians we can take care of your auto repair needs.


  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Dodge
  • FIAT
  • Ford
  • GMC
  • Geo
  • Honda
  • Hummer
  • Hyundai
  • Infiniti
  • Isuzu
  • Jaguar
  • Jeep
  • Kia
  • Land Rover
  • Lexus
  • Lincoln
  • Mazda
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Mercury
  • Mini
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Oldsmobile
  • Plymouth
  • Pontiac
  • Porsche
  • Ram
  • Saab
  • Saturn
  • Scion
  • Smart
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo
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Questions Answered by K.C. Martin Automotive Service Co.
Camry running rough. Have to floor gas ped...
PO420 code is for the catalytic converter a engine that is running bad will harm the cat.if you have no power your cat might be plugged,take it to a repair shop,have the poor run fixed or your will take out your new cat
I did change Mass air flow sensor, troat ...
sounds like you threw alot of good money at it,try taking it to a good ASE certified technician and pay for some time to get it diagnosed,it might be more cost effective
Either the battery is bad or the alternato...
charge or replace the battery,then start, if it will stay running with fully charged battery it is possible the alternator is bad,use a voltmeter to check if alt can put out 14 volts with all lights on
I had just stopped at a stop sign and as I...
since you still have park your drive axles are ok,you will need a good transmission shop,the transmission will most likely have to come out for a est

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