K.C. Martin Automotive Service Co.

RepairPal Certified Shop in Lynnwood

K.C. Martin Automotive Service Co.
174 Verified Reviews
(425) 324-3891
4829 196th St SW
Lynnwood, WA 98036 USA
"I've always felt they do an excellent work for a reasonable price and provide great customer service."
— Jacqueline, a Verified Customer
8:00am to 6:00pm
8:00am to 11:30am
Auto Repair Experience
  • Kevin Owens, Owner
  • Established 1948
  • 11 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
K.C. Martin Automotive Service Co. Reviews
174 Ratings
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Always happy with service here.
Friendly, kind and helpful service.
always nice to have work done in their shop
Excellent service at a fair price
An appointment was made well in advance for this service. I called at 2:30 the day of service to check on the progress only to find out that my car was not even being worked on. Whats the point of making an appointment?
It s so nice to have an auto repair shop where you can leave your car with full confidence and trust that you won t get ripped off! They are the BEST!!!
Was very pleased with my visit as a first time customer. Maressa provided excellent customer service & was in contact with updates for additional repairs suggested and estimated cost. I will be a repeat customer. Thank you!
I appreciated Terry Cubbin in finding out if there was any important work that needed to be done immediately.
Have used KC regularly since we moved to Lynnwood in 1968, and they ALWAYS do quality work, efficiently and with fair and honest prices. And they go out of their way to explain what they ve done and why. And finally, they treat us like friends, not customers. They have EARNED my loyalty!!
i originally had my trucked towed to KC because it would not start. I explained to the employees that worked there that i previously had a check engine light on before the truck stop running and that i think it was related to the eventual failure. The techs told me it was a timing belt issue and the cost was about 1k to fix. I felt compelled to agree to the work because the truck was towed there even though i voiced my dissatisfaction with the costs. while the truck was fixed, the techs called me and tried to sell me on ball bearings in the clutch. I agreed because it was not alot extra but felt they were trying to upsell and take advantage of me. After getting the truck back and having it start up again, the check engine light is still on and i called KC back. I also explained there was a leak i noticed from the water pump they installed. (also felt they upsold me originally on this part) They told me they would check it out and to bring it in. After having my truck for longer than i expected, i called KC back asking what they found. They said it wasn't leaking but some leftover water (i guess didnt get cleaned up in the original work) and they did not look into my check engine. I specifically told them to check this out as it was my oriignal concern! I also told them i ran the codes and just want to know what is wrong with it. Later that day they called me back and said the 02 sensor needs to be replaced along with the catalytic converter.($700) My own research into this issue leads to serious doubts to KC's assessment. The 02 sensor in question is before the catalytic converter, so that would lead one to believe the problem is before the catalytic converter. I have already spent 1k on this old truck and i feel KC is trying to milk me for more money. My truck seems to be running fine with the exception of the check engine light. I will probably spend more time on my own researching the issue and in the future consult a different mechanic.
Reply from K.C. Martin Automotive Service Co.
by K.C. Martin, September 12, 2018

Mark, after reviewing your work orders, it stated that your check engine light was on, not related to the timing belt failing. We were not authorized at that time to pursue the check engine light issue. Again not related to timing belt failure.
The reason we replaced your fan clutch was to protect the new water pump. We replaced the water pump because it is partially under the timing cover, if it starts to leak coolant can get on timing belt which could cause other problems.
On your second visit we addressed your check engine light. At that time we found codes for O2 sensor and lean conditions. We also noted exhaust leaks and a hole in the cat converter. Due to the hole in the cat - it needs to be replaced.
We do stand behind all of our repairs.
If you have any other questions or concerns please contact the shop.

Very courteous staff and great mechanics.
KC Martin is a repair shop I trust.
great. quick, efficient, flexible and helpful.
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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.
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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.
  • AC/Heating
  • Check Engine Light
  • Diagnosis
  • Muffler & Exhaust
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Timing Belts
  • Transmission Repair
  • AAA Member Discount
  • Child Friendly
  • Coffee
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Financing
  • Gas/Diesel
  • Heated Waiting Room
  • Open Saturday
  • Open Weekends
  • Rental Car
  • Shopping Nearby
  • Shuttle
  • Wireless Internet
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  • Geo
  • Honda
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Questions Answered by K.C. Martin Automotive Service Co.
My Car Shimmies/Shakes When I Brake. What Causes This? on 2011 Toyota Corolla
its possible that your brake rotors have warped,recommend take it to a shop and brakes checked,
When Should The Timing Belt Be Changed Or Inspected on 2010 Toyota Camry
04-2010 3.0 v6 with timing belt the book recommends 90,000 miles after 2010 i think they went to a timing chain
Can I Add Atf Or Is This A Sealed Trans? on 2005 Infiniti FX35
no trans is sealed,some do not have a fill tube or dipstick,go to a good transmission shop or the dealer
Can Catalytic Converter Cause This? on 2000 Toyota Camry
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 Have A Cargo Van 2003, 6 Cilynders 4.3 Lt, Some Times Run Like Have Misfire, on 2003 Chevrolet Express 1500
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
Car Will Not Continue Running Immediately After I Remove The Jumper Cables. on 1997 Toyota Paseo
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 Have A Ford Taurus 2000 Model And Every Time I Go Over A Bump It Makes A Loud. on 2000 Ford Taurus
i had the same car.with people in back seat the exhaust would hit part of the suspension
Transmission Disengaged ! on 2002 Cadillac DeVille
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
Why Am I Losing Excessive Transmission Fluid? 2 Qts Every 300 Miles! on 2000 Dodge Dakota
the obvious is that there must be a leak,go to a transmission shop,they will be able to tell you
Would A Downshift Modulator Be The Cause Of Sticking In Lower Gear? on 1995 Toyota Celica
I dont think that car has a modulator,check the t/v cable going from throttle to transmission,see if sticks
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