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Welcome to Martin's Automotive,
your car service in Bellingham, WA!

If you’re looking for auto repair in Bellingham, WA, you’ve found us. Here at Martin's Automotive we work hard to earn your trust and loyalty. We know how important it is to find a Bellingham car service you can rely on, so your satisfaction is our top priority each and every day.

Our professional automotive service offers you years of combined expertise from our well-trained technicians. We treat our auto repair professionals well because we value their skill and can-do attitude. We know our team sets us apart, saving you time and money, not to mention worry. When it comes to auto repair in Bellingham, we are totally confident that Martin's Automotive is the best option in town!

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About Martin's Automotive Bellingham, WA

Martin’s Automotive has been around since 1967, when it originally opened up as a radiator repair and muffler shop in Ferndale, Washington. Since then, we have moved locations to a much larger space off the Guide Meridian and also expanded our area of focus to full-service auto repair, maintenance, transmission repair, and much more.

Are you ready to experience the best Bellingham car service available? Please give us a call or make an appointment here.

The Absolute Best Car Service in Bellingham, WA

What sets Martin's Automotive apart from all of the others in Bellingham, WA?

Trust: When it comes to auto repair in Bellingham, WA, it’s all about earning loyalty and trust by doing our very best every day. We are determined to earn and keep your trust.

Talent: At Martin's Automotive, you can rest easy knowing that our highly-skilled, experienced auto service professionals are handling your car. Our technicians bring years of experience, skill, and education to the Bellingham auto repair table.

Time: We take the time we need to provide you with top quality car service in Bellingham, WA, and we take the time to talk to you about what that means. We listen to you so we understand your needs and goals for your auto repair.

Recently Serviced Vehicles

2015 GMC Sierra 1500

GMC Sierra 1500

Mileage
101,608
Service Date
9/17/2021
Services Performed
  • Installed new muffler and dual tailpipes. Used new hangers and welded on chrome tips. .
 
Leo B. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/17/2021

2009 Honda Element

Honda Element

Mileage
136,010
Service Date
9/15/2021
Services Performed
  • Lights all operating properly but headlight covers could use polishing. Fluid levels full. Air filter was dirty – we replaced it. Belt and hoses look good. Battery tests good with 94% health. Tires are like new with 12/32 tread remaining, 34psi. CV boots/axles are intact. Steering, suspension, and exhaust are intact. Small seep noted at the oil pan. No valve train noise noted. Reset service reminder. .
 
ELYNN L. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/15/2021

2017 Toyota Tacoma

Toyota Tacoma

Mileage
43,522
Service Date
9/8/2021
Services Performed
  • Installed new 12" resonator. .
 
Glenn R. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/8/2021

2010 Ford Transit Connect

Ford Transit Connect

Mileage
186,556
Service Date
9/3/2021
Services Performed
  • Driving the vehicle into the shop we verified exhaust noise and felt a strange vibration when driving. Hoisted for inspection. Exhaust pipe had blown apart right in front of the rear catalytic converter, appears that the converter itself is plugged and coming apart. While underneath we noted that the motor mounts have come apart and engine is now resting on the left front CV axle flange at the transaxle. Recommend replacing the rear catalytic converter and engine/transmission mounts. Ok'd to replace the motor mounts. Once we got the engine in alignment we found only the upper mount bad. Engine did damage the left front axle and the axle seal is leaking. Recommend replacing the left front axle and seal. .
  • Installed new upper engine mount. .
 
Daniel B. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/3/2021

2011 Ford Explorer

Ford Explorer

Mileage
189,229
Service Date
9/3/2021
Services Performed
  • Left license plate light was out – we replaced the bulb. Air filter is starting to collect debris – may need replaced next service. Fluid levels full. Battery tests marginial – will test again next service. Tires are in good condition. Front and rear brakes have 8mm remaining, noted some seepage at the right rear caliper. Suspension, exhaust, and steering appear complete and tight. Noted a light exhaust rattle from internal (catalytic converter?). Reset service reminder. .
 
JENNIFER N. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/3/2021

2005 Honda Element

Honda Element

Mileage
215,783
Service Date
8/2/2021
Services Performed
  • Evacuated system – was low. Kept under vacuum for 20 minutes. Recharged to factory spec and ran the air conditioning – compressor is not engaging. Went to test for power at the compressor and found it unplugged. Plugged compressor in and now the air conditioning operates properly. .
 
Steve G. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/27/2021

2006 Hyundai Sonata

Hyundai Sonata

Mileage
183,052
Service Date
8/19/2021
Services Performed
  • Installed new flex pipe (customer supplied). We were unable to remove the oxygen sensors – reassembled with new sensors. Test drove without incident. .
 
Maria L. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/19/2021

2015 Ford Focus

Ford Focus

Mileage
106,240
Service Date
8/11/2021
Services Performed
  • Scanned the modules for codes and received P1450 (unable to bleed fuel down). We tested the individual components of the evaporative system and found the vapor management valve underhood bad. Researching the failed part we noted that Ford had issued a recall (18S32) on it. Contacted Ford who states that on June 28, 2019 the recall was performed at Frontier Ford. The upgraded part also needed a software update. Recommend replacing the valve before diagnosis continues. Ok'd to proceed. After repairs the vehicle started properly. We cleared the code and test drove without incident. .
  • Installed new vapor management valve. .
  • Removed the lower cowling for access and found the washer pump is leaking from where is mounts into the reservoir. .
 
Rebecca M. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/12/2021

2020 Hyundai Elantra

Hyundai Elantra

Mileage
30,498
Service Date
8/6/2021
Services Performed
  • Lights all operating properly. Engine air filter was dirty – we replaced it. Fluid levels full. Belt and hoses look good. Tires have 4/32 tread remaining – may want to replace them prior to winter. Steering and suspension are tight. Exhaust is intact. Reset service reminder. .
  • Installed new cabin air filter. .
  • Rotated tires. Front brakes have 6mm remaining and rears 7mm, are wearing properly. Performed TPMS relearn procedure. .
 
Thomas K. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/9/2021

2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser

Toyota FJ Cruiser

Mileage
183,495
Service Date
8/6/2021
Services Performed
  • Installed new muffler and built new tailpipe. Welded original tip on. Installed with new hangers. .
 
MARCO J. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/6/2021

2008 Dodge Pickup

Dodge Pickup

Mileage
123,845
Service Date
8/3/2021
Services Performed
  • Welded in new section of pipe and secured with new hanger. .
 
JESSE O. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/3/2021

2008 Ford Ranger

Ford Ranger

Mileage
170,994
Service Date
7/27/2021
Services Performed
  • Evacuated the system – was empty. Recharged and tested for leaks – is leaking at the manifold on the hoses. We evacuated the remaining refrigerant. Manifold will have to be replaced before we continue. Ok'd to proceed. After repairs we placed the system under vacuum – held vacuum for 20 minutes. Recharged and ran the system – is operating properly. .
  • Installed new compressor manifold/hose assembly. .
  • Verified customers concern. Tested the blower motor resistor – is bad. Fan works properly when power and ground are applied. Resistor connector is partially melted. Recommend replacing the blower motor resistor and connector before diagnosis continues. Ok'd to proceed. After repairs the blower motor functions properly. .
  • Installed new blower motor resistor and connector. .
  • Test drove and verified customers concern. Hoisted and ran on the hoist – unable to hear a noise without resistance from the road. We installed electronic listening devices underneath and test drove again – noise was coming from the transfer case. We inspected the transfer case fluid – has metal debris present. Recommend replacing the transfer case. Ok'd to proceed. After repairs we test drove again – no further noises noted. .
  • Replaced transfer case assembly (and front sway bar end links). .
 
Don H. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/28/2021