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Our Services

Shocks and Suspension

 

Some Of The Automotive Maintenance, Repairs & Services We Offer

 

At K&M Auto Service, we perform Shock and Suspension Repair with honesty and integrity. Our mechanics are highly trained and skilled at what they do. We can handle a vast number of vehicle repairs, ranging from highly complex engine repairs to the mundane oil change or transmission flush. Unlike other Portland mechanics, we work closely with our customers and educate them so that they can understand what exactly is wrong with their vehicle and make an informed decision when it comes to having their vehicle examined and repaired.

We understand that when your vehicle needs repairs, you want a mechanic who you can trust and depend on. We are a family owned auto repair shop that strives to provide superior customer service to each individual customer who walks through our door. Our mechanics are experts at what they do, and have an in-depth knowledge of just about any vehicle in existence, including both foreign and domestic models. We specialize in repairing shocks and vehicle suspension systems. Shock absorbers and vehicle suspension systems are critical safety features on every vehicle. Without shocks or suspension, driving your car would be a bumpy, painful and uncomfortable ride. If you have worn down shocks or your suspension system is damaged, you will notice excessive bumping and swaying and a significant decrease in handling and braking ability when you drive.

Basically, when your vehicle’s suspension is damaged, your vehicle will function poorly and can endanger you and other drivers on the road. Shock absorbers, like most vehicle parts, tend to break down over time. If you do the vast majority of your driving on smooth city streets, your shocks will last much longer.

 

However, driving your car on bumpy roads or going on off-road excursions will reduce the lifespan of your entire suspension system. In general, it is recommended that you replace your shock absorbers about every 50,000 miles. K & M Auto Services, our skilled mechanics know the ins-and-outs of suspension systems, and are equipped to make any repairs that are necessary. When we are done, your car will ride much smoother and will handle much better.

With a K & M Auto Service oil change, or any other service, you’ll receive a Touch® Courtesy Check. We’ll look inside, outside, under the hood and underneath the car, then explain the findings and give you a written report.

While you’re there, let us perform a Touch® Courtesy Check, which includes a visual check of the following items:

  • Engine air filter
  • Brake fluid
  • Power steering fluid
  • Automatic transmission fluid
  • Coolant/antifreeze
  • We’ll also walk you through your vehicle manufacturer’srecommendations for replacing these vital fluids and filters.

Oil change near me? The next time you ask this question, just look for your neighborhood K & M Auto Service.

For over 60 years, Car Repair Service has been helping drivers across North America maintain their vehicles. With ASE-certified mechanics in all of our stores, we can take care of all of your auto repair and maintenance needs. From oil changes, filter replacements, and fluid flushes to brakes and brake repair, shocks and struts, muffler repair, tires, and wheel alignment, we’ve got you covered.

Use the quick links in the gold bar to book an appointment at your Car Repair Service store today!

Oil Change – More than You Wanted to Know

Engine Oil
Most cars on the road today use multi-grade oil — one that can work efficiently in cold and hot weather. A multi-grade oil is rated by two numbers, such as 5W-30.

About the oil classification system.
Each engine oil comes with a classification indicating its viscosity, which is its friction or resistance to flow. In a multi-grade oil, the first number indicates how the oil will flow when it is cold. The lower the number, the lighter the oil and the better it will perform at lower temperatures. The second number indicates the thickness of that same oil at high temperatures. For example, a 5W-30 oil will flow as a 5-weight oil at zero degrees Fahrenheit and as a 30-weight oil at 210 degrees Fahrenheit

Why viscosity is a concern.
During cold starting, only a small amount of oil is present in the upper parts of engines. To lessen the friction when upper engine parts, such as the valve train, pistons, overhead cam and cam bearings, scrub against each other, a lower viscosity allows the oil to reach the components more quickly.

Why 5W-30 and 5w-20 oils are so popular.
Many vehicles today leave the factory with 5W-30 or 5w-20 engine oil. Vehicle manufacturers recommend them because they are lighter oils that perform well in a range of temperatures and help improve gas mileage.

Synthetic Oils
Not all motor engine oils are 100% petroleum. Synthetic oils, which are primarily chemically compounded lubricants, are also available. They can provide:

  • Higher viscosity stability over a wider temperature range
  • Reduced oil thickening
  • Reduced wear and increased load-carrying ability.

Which oil is right for your car?
The simplest and safest way to find out is to check your owner’s manual…or talk to your Midas mechanic.

Oil Filters
Oil filters are designed to trap foreign particles suspended in the oil and prevent them from getting to the engine bearings and other parts.

Fluids
Your vehicle relies on a variety of fluids to operate its brake, steering, transmission, engine cooling and other systems. When these fluids become degraded or are at incorrect levels, damage to other components may occur…so always follow the manufacturer-recommended service schedule.

Automatic Transmission Fluid
This is typically an oil-based fluid used in a transmission that lubricates and cools the transmission and provides hydraulic pressure to shift gears automatically.

Brake Fluid
This is the hydraulic fluid used to transmit pressure through the brake lines in a brake system providing stopping power and protecting hydraulic brake components from internal corrosion.

Coolant/Antifreeze
This is the mixture of water and antifreeze used in an engine cooling system to dissipate heat and maintain the engine’s temperature throughout its operating range.

Starting & Charging
The battery starts your car, powers on-board computers and supplies emergency power needs. A weakened battery causes stress on alternators and starters, especially during extreme temperatures. Let Midas test and inspect your battery regularly.

Air Filters
Clean air filters can increase engine performance, boost fuel mileage and reduce engine wear. Cabin air filters can minimize airborne contaminants in the passenger compartment and improve heating/cooling efficiency.

Touch® Courtesy Check
The Midas Touch® Courtesy Check is fast, efficient and covers many items on your vehicle’s preventive maintenance schedule. We’ll conduct a visual check, looking inside, outside, under the hood and under the vehicle, then provide you with a written report.