“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

Nathan Griffin
General Manager

Nathan has been working on cars since his youth. He was been working professionally as an automotive, marine, diesel and heavy equipment mechanic since 1987. Born and raised in Yakima, Nathan lived in Alaska for many years before returning home in 2004. He is married, and with his wife Julia they have five children and 6 grandchildren, all living in Washington and Alaska. Nathan's plays the drum in a band and enjoys downhill skiing and family time.

Megan Griffin
Service Writer

We employ ASE-certificed and factory-trained technicians to service your vehicles:

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

Jeremiah Lancaster
Service Technician

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. Some of the many groups we support are: Children's Wishes and Dreams, St. Paul's annual fundraiser, and a number of youth sports groups.

Professional Affiliations

The owners of Yakima Automotive hold current memberships in Business Networking International, the Better Business Bureau, the National Federation of Independent Businesses, CAR, the Automotive Service Association (ASA), and other professional organizations.

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.