We are a family owned and operated independent auto service and repair facility. We are conveniently located at 440 Route 37 East and Brookside Drive in Toms River, NJ (next to Wendy’s).

Our expert team of highly trained ASE technicians have been working together in the automotive industry for many years. Owner Ken Hartmann has over 37 years of experience and ensures all work is completed to the highest regard. Ken values all aspects of automotive repair and holds himself to the highest standard of doing any job, large or small, with pride. We know how important it is to our customers to get a honest, reliable, speedy, and fair price for your automobile.


  • We make auto repair and maintenance more convenient for you
  • We are a friendly, helpful and professional group of technicians
  • Our professionals know how to handle a wide range of car services
  • We get the job done right — the first time
  • Same day service for most repairs and maintenance


To operate our business with strong moral values and extraordinary customer service. K&M prides themselves on keeping up with modern technology and utilizes state-of-the-art tools and equipment to provide an accurate diagnosis and repair of your vehicle the first time. Quality of work is our first priority.


K&M Tire & Auto Center, Inc. supports our community. We have given back to local charities and fundraisers to support their efforts:

Ocean Mental Health Services


  • "Thanks to our latest Crest of Care Sponsors: Dasti Murphy, McGuckin, Ulaky, Cherkos & Connors Attorneys at Law and K&M Tire & Auto, Inc. Toms River the Gift Auction would not be possible without the support of our corporate sponsors. If you would like to get involved please visit the link below. #OceanCaresICare #OneLifeAtATime #MentalHealthAwareness"

    Ocean Mental Health Services


We can help you with everything from an oil change to an engine change.
We can handle any problem on both foreign and domestic vehicles.

Our Mission


When did you decide you wanted to be an entrepreneur?

I have dreamed of owning my own business since I was a young boy.

Why did you start this business?

I wanted to start this business because I love this industry and was looking for an opportunity where my family could be involved in daily operations.

Were there any challenges that made you think twice about striking out on your own?

Honestly, I was scared to death, but I knew this was my opportunity to follow my dreams so I went for it.

If you could do it again, what would you do differently?

No, I wouldn’t because with all of the challenges I have endured over the past year, I feel that I made a great decision to go out on my own.

What’s the best business advice you have ever received?

Treat people with honesty and respect and they will always be loyal to you.

What personality trait helps you the most?

I am a great multitasker and feel that I have great leadership qualities to lead my team.

What’s the hardest part of the job?

Building a new business from the ground up.

The easiest?

Customer service. We love our customers.

What surprised you the most about running the business?

There are hidden costs that I was not expecting.

Describe your most unusual customer, job or work experience.

There are no unusual customers, but we have a great diversity of customers which makes it fun.

How would you like the business to grow and change?

We want the business to focus on great customer service and continue to build customer loyalty.

In one sentence, tell us why customers should go there.

We are family-owned and operated, so we treat each and every customer with loyalty and respect with a fair value.

What do you love about the community where your business is located?

We are in the heart of Toms River, and we love that during the summer months, we have many visitors from outside the county.

When you leave work, do you leave the office behind, or are you always in contact?

I wish! I go home every night and discuss with my son and wife the day’s business, marketing techniques, and then finally sleep.

What do you do in your off time?

I enjoy working outside and anything with my family.

When you leave the business behind someday, what will you do?

I am actually not thinking about that right now, but when the time comes, I am hoping that I can pass the torch to another family to continue our legacy.

  • "Family owned and operated, high quality tire and auto work at very reasonable rates! A wonderful establishment!!"

  • "Our family has been using Kenny for many years. He is loyal, honest, trustworthy, and does excellent job. We would highly recommend getting all you car needs at K&M!!!"

  • "I have been a customer of Kenny for many years. Highly recommend friends and family. Can't go wrong choosing K & M Tire & Auto, Inc."

  • " I have used your station, and to be honest with you, the nicest attendant waited on me.... I couldn't have been more pleased. Treated me like I was royalty!"

  • "GREAT staff. GREAT service. GENE and KENNY are GREAT to their PRIOR customers and WILL be to NEW ones. WAITING area is NICE and CLEAN as well, with COFFEE and WATER."

  • "Very knowledgeable! Very reliable! Very honest! Very friendly!"

  • "Merry Christmas beast car. At least the guys here are super nice and they have coffee!"

  • "My husband just had his brakes done by you, and he raved of the service!"

  • "I just have to say I had a great experience with Ken and Gene thank you. K&M TIRE not only saved me money, they also had the work done when they said it would be done. Another thing I noticed when I was there all of the employees were very polite, even the fuel attendant. I will be back , thank you Ken and Gene."

  • "We have been clients of ken for many many years. He is loyal, honest, efficient and competent , and does excellent service on all our vehicles . I would strongly recommend Ken at K and M for all your mechanical needs!"

  • "Great shop great prices. Always there to help you with what you need. If your looking for a mechanic take your vehicle here!"

  • "Gene and his team provide clear upfront and competitive pricing along with great service in a timely manner. Highly recommend them for tires and service work"

  • "Ken repaired my wife's car today. The entire process was professional, thourough, competent and pleasant. If you need an automobile serviced, call Ken. I'm confident you'll be impressed too."

  • "Great service at a fair price! I'll see ya in 5,000 miles"

  • "Oil change and air filter today by my guys at K&M Tire & Auto, Toms River"

  • "Ken and his staff we very accommodating when I stopped in and needed an oil change. They scheduled me immediately and I was only there for a short time. I would definitely recommend their business. "

  • "Highly recommended. They beat the dealer and a large competitor on Tire Prices, installation and alignment."

  • "Ken Hartmann THANK YOU for taking care of my sister today! For years You ALWAYS help us out! My dad always LOVED YOU too. Everyone go to K&M Tire & Auto, Inc. Toms River for your car needs!"

  • "I've known Ken Hartman for over 25 years, and he's a honest businessman, and very experienced and knowledgeable in the auto repair industry."

  • "Anyone need any engine or other auto work, I highly recommend K&M Auto on rt37, next to Wendy's. Great, honest workers there"

  • "I want to thank Ken Hartmann and his team for helping my wife with her car AC problem. Today was a extreme heat day. My wife was with my 3 grandchildren and the cars AC went out. She called Ken (K&M Tire and Auto Center 732 270-6000 ). Ken said; come right over. She did. Within two hours my wife was back in the cool and on her way. Thank you Ken. Happy wife, happy life."

  • "Thank you so so much to the knowledgeable and EXCELLENT team at K&M!!!! Through word of mouth, I made an appointment on short notice for an oil service. They got me right in the next morning. Knowing I woul need brakes soon, I NEVER realized how bad they truly were. With 3 hours before leaving to drive 2.5 hour for camping, they got my oil service done, my front rotors, pads, calipers, brake flush, tire rotation and cleaned up my back drums in literally no time at all!!!! You are all life savers guys and you have made a forever customer!!! Thank you so much!!!!!"

  • "I've been using the chain places for my auto needs for years. I saw a Facebook ad for alignment and thought I'd give this place a try. Gene is a wonderful guy and I received excellent service here. I'll certainly return and recommend this repair facility to anyone who asks me. Thanks guys!"

  • "When anyone asks me "Do you know a good mechanic?" it's Kenny. He's been fixing my trucks since around 1990. Kenny's old school. He runs a great shop and charges only what's fair for his work. That is very hard to find anymore, if at all. Then there's Gene, the master troubleshooter. You gotta problem? Gene WILL find it. K&M has my highest recommendation. Oh yeah, their tire prices are by far, the best prices I've ever seen."

  • "The entire workforce Ken has assembled there is nothing less then perfection. Best group of Techs Ive seen in quite awhile, and Ive been in the business for over 20 years."

  • "2nd time I have been to K&M . Very courteous, knowledgeable and accommodating. Would definitely recommend."

  • "I've been a long time resident of Toms River since 1971 . I have brought my cars to other automotive repair shops, and always got disappointed. Then I started bringing my cars to K&M Tire and Auto. Well let me tell you these guys are the best. They know what they are doing. No song and dance with them they tell you whats wrong and give you a good price before the job is started. I'm glad I found K&M. I'll be a life long customer."

    TONY S.
  • "Ken and his team are a class act! They are honest, dedicated, loyal, and fair. You never have to worry about a crooked mechanic ever again!!! He is the best, and we have been customers for close to 30 years!! Be sure to visit with Ken for the best service for all your car needs. The Dellefave fan!!!"

  • "I will always recommend using K&M auto for all of your future automobile repairs. The prices are unbeatable and they have been able to do my repairs while I wait. The staff is very friendly and always let me know when something needs to be addressed. Excellent business and I am very happy that I found a good, honest mechanic. NO NEED TO SHOP AROUND."

  • "This shop has the most efficient and competent guys that are out there. I drive a long distance to get all my car needs done and have never been disappointed.I don't know much about cars and feel comfortable going here. The customer service is beyond exceptional. It is difficult to find great mechanics and I have found a gold mine with this one. Keep up the great work guys!!!"



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