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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

2008 Ford Edge

Ford Edge

Mileage
163,856
Service Date
8/12/2022
Services Performed
  • Driving the vehicle into the shop the vehicle was jerking. We scanned the modules for codes – received P0174 (lean bank 2), P0204 (injector circuit malfunction 4), and P1635 (tire axle ratio out of acceptable range). Monitoring short term fuel trim bank 2 had 16% added. Data shows injector 4 fault. We tested for injector pulse – is good. Ohm tested injectors – cylinder 4 injector is an open circuit, others have higher resistance than spec. Inspecting the drivetrain we noted the front tires are P235/65/17 and the rears 265/65/17 – being all wheel drive the vehicle needs tires the same size on all 4 corners. Recommend replacing the injectors and then visiting a tire store. Ok'd to proceed. After repairs the vehicle appears to run properly. Would like to see the vehicle again after tire replacement for a longer test drive and to clear any drivetrain codes. .
  • Installed new fuel injectors. .
  • Lights operating properly. Cabin air filter is collecting debris – recommend replacing next service. Battery tests good with 695 cold cranking amps, is rated at 650. Drive belt is starting to crack. Some moisture noted around the lower intake and timing cover. Front brakes appear to have 11mm remaining and rears 10mm. Front struts are dry but the left rear is damp. Reset service reminder. .
 
JOE F. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/12/2022

2013 Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang

Mileage
119,948
Service Date
8/1/2022
Services Performed
  • Removed straight pipes and installed resonators. Cut pipe so exhaust would be centered on the hangers. .
 
MICHAEL A. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/1/2022

2006 Dodge Pickup

Dodge Pickup

Mileage
112,573
Service Date
7/20/2022
Services Performed
  • Installed new muffler and tail pipe. .
 
Troy A. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/20/2022

2020 Hyundai Elantra

Hyundai Elantra

Mileage
60,634
Service Date
7/18/2022
Services Performed
  • Lights operating properly. Battery tests good with 691 cold cranking amps, is rated at 640. Fluid levels full. Air filter, belt, and hoses look good. Tires have 6mm remaining, 33psi. Front and rear brakes appear to have 6mm remaining. Exhaust, suspension, and exhaust appear intact. Reset service reminder. .
 
Thomas K. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/19/2022

2008 Ford Focus

Ford Focus

Mileage
245,938
Service Date
6/24/2022
Services Performed
  • Replaced the starter as requested. .
  • Vehicle can be difficult to start unless the key is pushed in while turning. .
 
Josh W. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/25/2022

2007 Subaru Forester

Subaru Forester

Mileage
230,406
Service Date
6/1/2022
Services Performed
  • Installed new right rear tail light assembly (customer supplied part). .
  • Right low beam headlight bulb was out – we replaced it. Battery tests good with 419 cold cranking amps, is rated at 500. No oil was showing on the dipstick prior to draining. Other fluid levels full. Air filter, belt, and hoses look good. Tires have 7/32 tread remaining, 40psi. Front brakes appear to have 9mm remaining. Steering, suspension, and exhaust appear intact. .
 
Paul C. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/5/2022

2010 Honda Pilot

Honda Pilot

Mileage
129,848
Service Date
5/27/2022
Services Performed
  • Charged system to 22.8 OZ, and still no operation. Diagnosed system and found magnetic clutch on AC system has failed. Customer requests that we re-suction the system, and he'll replace pump himself, and will bring vehicle back in to be recharged.
 
ZACH B. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/28/2022

2007 Dodge Pickup

Dodge Pickup

Mileage
262,835
Service Date
5/23/2022
Services Performed
  • Cooling system was low when we received the vehicle. Topped off with water for testing and placed system under pressure. We found a hose clamp on the engine loose – we tightened it. Also noted the upper radiator hose is leaking – recommend replacing before diagnosis continues. Ok'd to proceed. After repairs we pressure tested again – held pressure for 20 minutes. Test drove without incident. .
  • Installed new upper radiator hose. Refilled with fresh antifreeze and bled the cooling system. .
 
PAUL N. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/23/2022

2010 Cadillac CTS

Cadillac CTS

Mileage
147,142
Service Date
5/6/2022
Services Performed
  • Scanned the modules for codes – received P0017 (exhaust camshaft not plausible Bank 1). Following the diagnostic flow chart we checked the engine oil – was low over a quart. We topped the oil off. Cleared the code and ran the vehicle – on the second key cycle the code reset. We moved the exhaust camshaft position actuator solenoids from one bank to the other. Cleared the code and ran the engine – code reset. Attempted to relearn the camshaft/crankshaft correlation – will not allow. Recommend replacing the timing chains. Ok'd to proceed. After repairs we test drove the vehicle several times – ran properly and no codes set. .
  • Installed new timing chains and guides. Reassembled with new gaskets and seals. Refilled with fresh antifreeze and bled the cooling system. .
 
LONNIE W. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/6/2022

2008 BMW 128i

BMW 128i

Mileage
128,033
Service Date
5/3/2022
Services Performed
  • Removed muffler and welded in replacement pipe. .
 
Cain C. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/3/2022

2014 Lincoln MKT

Lincoln MKT

Mileage
55,461
Service Date
5/3/2022
Services Performed
  • Lights operating properly. Battery tests good with 726 cold cranking amps, is rated at 675. Fluid levels full. Air filter starting to collect some debris – may need replaced next service. Belt and hoses look ok. Front tires have 6/32 tread remaining and rears 7/32, 36psi. Front brakes appear to have 8mm remaining and rears 7mm. Steering, suspension, CV boots, and exhaust are intact. Reset service reminder. .
 
Bud C. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/3/2022

2012 Dodge Journey

Dodge Journey

Mileage
139,497
Service Date
4/27/2022
Services Performed
  • Verified customers concern. Scanned the modules for codes – received P0128 (engine coolant rationality). Verified engine coolant temperature mechanically – sending unit is reading correctly. Ran vehicle to operating temperature and found the coolant temperature is only 164 degrees (spec is 203). Recommend replacing the thermostat before diagnosis continues. After repairs we cleared the code and test drove without incident. .
  • Installed new thermostat and topped off with fresh coolant, bled the system. .
 
Melissa P. gave our service a 5 star review on 4/27/2022