Cars are one of the most pervasive machines in the world, with most Americans owning several over a lifetime. And with the ever-growing levels of technology involved in modern driving, it’s increasingly important to find a mechanic with versatile knowledge who is as comfortable under the hood as they are behind the wheel.
The mechanics at Ken Van Damme’s Automotive in Portland aren’t tinkerers, they are rigorously trained professionals with a wealth of experience working on all types of vehicles, from rare vintage sports cars to your grandmother’s hand-me-down 1990’s sedan.
Whatever the make, model, or street-cred’, you won’t find a higher level of automotive expertise anywhere in the metro area. Our automotive services in Portland fall into several different categories. We are a full-service garage and work on every vehicle make and model.
We can diagnose and repair any electrical problems you may have. Because modern vehicle systems are controlled by an ECM, the opportunity for error is greater than ever before. Corrosion, wear, moisture, and heat can all negatively impact electrical wiring. Our advanced testing equipment is the easiest way to quickly identify shorts, ungrounded current flows, and more.
Your exhaust system is a make and break for whether or not your vehicle will pass an emissions test. Issues can occur when a muffler or exhaust manifold cracks. Catalytic converters also aren’t meant to last forever and their ability to function correctly reduces over time. We provide full diagnostics and repairs in order to keep your exhaust system in peak form.
Suspension systems keep your ride level and bump free. The best way to test your suspension is to push the front or rear of your vehicle down. It should bounce no more than twice before settling. Any more than that and you may need new suspension components. We can even replace your OEM suspension with performance parts like air-suspension for a smooth ride. Just like a suspension, your brakes keep you in control. We can replace brakes and pads, bleed brakes, perform brake fluid changes and much more.
We provide total engine repair services including fluid flushes and even complete rebuilds. Whether you need a complex procedure like a piston ring or gasket replacement, or a simpler procedure like a spark plug or coil replacement, we do it all. If you have extensive engine damage we will perform a cost analysis for you to determine if a new or rebuilt engine is more cost effective than an in-shop rebuild or repairs. Failing radiators are one of the most common reasons for an overheating engine. We replace radiators and hoses, perform flushes, and can outfit your vehicle with performance cooling components.
Automatic transmissions and manuals both require different skills. We provide perform everything from clutch replacements to complete transmission rebuilds. Depending on the extent of your damage, different options may be available. We perform full diagnostics before moving forward so you can make the best choice for the longevity of your car or truck.
Is your car running fine, but needs DEQ testing? We are DEQ Certified in Washington and Oregon State with authorized emission testing services available. If it fails, don’t worry about wasting time taking it elsewhere for diagnosis, we are experienced in using computerized engine diagnostics to quickly and accurately identify issues. And of course, we will always discuss the issue with you before performing any repairs.
Acura and Volvo and…everybody in between! Name one and we have an expert to match it. From basic oil and filter changes to investigating what’s causing that disconcerting sound in the wheel well! Gives us a call or stop by the shop to chat with one of our friendly mechanics.
Phone: (503) 278-5549
Ken Van Damme
We have been servicing the area since 1968. Let the automotive experts assist with your car’s issues. We have all the up to date technology to service your vehicle and get it right the first time. Contact us today to get a free estimate on our car repair and maintenance services.
Our technicians live in Portland and are proud members of the community. See the difference in service at Ken Van Damme’s Automotive.
We have been providing automotive services for over two decades. From an accurate wheel alignment, muffler and exhaust repair, or even a full engine replacement, our reputation is unbeatable. Try the automotive service technicians that you can rely on for the entire lifespan of your vehicle.