About Us

Nathan Griffin | Owner

Nathan has been working on cars since his youth. He has been working professionally as an automotive, marine, diesel and heavy equipment mechanic since 1987. Nathan is currently the Vice President of the Yakima Chapter of the Automotive Services Association.

Born and raised in Yakima, Nathan lived in Alaska for many years before returning home to Yakima in 2004. He is married, and with his wife Julia they have five children and 6 grandchildren, all living in Washington and Alaska. Nathan enjoys downhill skiing, playing music, and family time.

Michael Hiott | Lead Service Technician

Auto Technician in Yakima, WA | Yakima Automotive, Inc.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.

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.

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.

Yakima Automotive, Inc. is committed to ensuring effective communication and digital accessibility to all users. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and apply the relevant accessibility standards to achieve these goals. We welcome your feedback. Please call Yakima Automotive, Inc. (509) 248-7218 if you have any issues in accessing any area of our website.