“Over the years Yakima Automotive has been the "go back to" place for me, as I have tried many others in town but always end up back there because they are honest and they stand behind their work. Both my Lexus and Ford - they can fix them. I am happy to recommend Yakima Automotive to anyone who is not satisfied with their current mechanic.”
-Corey Hardenburg

About Us

Bob AllgaierBob Allgaier
President & C.E.O.

Bob started Yakima Automotive in 1979 after working as an auto repair technician at Texaco for several years. He learned most of his skills from his grandfather and spent much of his time growing up tinkering with anything he could find. Away from the shop Bob enjoys anything that puts him outdoors, particularly skiing, hiking and climbing. Inside the car repair shop, Bob has always done general repair work, but today you will most likely find him working on A/C jobs.

Heidi CaseHeidi Case
Vice President/Office Manager

Heidi has worked for Yakima Automotive since 1995, but her experience at the shop started long before then. When she was 7 years old Heidi would come into the shop and answer phones during her summer vacation for her father. Heidi takes care of all business administration in the back office ensuring internal processes run smoothly.

Nathan Griffin
General Manager

Jeremiah Lancaster
Service Writer

Megan Griffin
Service Writer

Michael HoitMichael Hiott
Service Technician

Michael has been a service technician at Yakima Automotive since 2000 when he graduated from Perry Technical Institute's automotive program. Michael grew up around racecars and his entire family works in the automotive industry. Michael is the shop's top technician for work on imports and he most enjoys heavy line teardowns, rebuilds and engine modifications.

James Wedemeyer
Service Technician

Miguel Carrillo
Service Technician


Giving Back to Yakima

As a member of the business community in Yakima, we believe in giving back to our community. The owners of Yakima Automotive hold memberships in Business Networking International, ASA and other professional organizations.

We support the Skookum District Boy Scouts of America and other groups that benefit youth.


A Friendly reminder for our Valued Customers

We all know that car engines today run more efficiently than ever before. Good maintenance practices will assure ongoing performance. Your routine oil change and minor maintenance work should be done every three months or 3,000 miles.

Certified Auto Repair

Get to know your service shop before you decide!

Are you unsure if a neighborhood auto repair shop is the best place to take your vehicles for maintenance?

We invite you to come and visit our auto repair shop and meet the skilled car mechanics and staff. We want you to meet the people who will be working on your vehicle, see the products we carry, and the ask any questions you have about the car repair equipment we use.