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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

2014 Subaru Outback

Subaru Outback

Mileage
126,201
Service Date
1/30/2023
Services Performed
  • Entering the vehicle no warning lights were displayed. Hoisted the vehicle and checked the transmission fluid – is full and clean. Test drove and monitored transmission data – no issues noted with the transmission but did feel the vehicle "buck" several times. Test drove again while monitoring engine data – have a misfire on cylinder 1. Removed the spark plug for cylinder 1 – is in excellent condition and shows no sign of contamination. We reinstalled the spark plug and swapped the ignition coils between cylinders 1 and 2. Test drove again while monitoring engine data – no misfires detected. Unknown why the vehicle is no longer misfiring, if it resumes in the future we know it's ignition related. The original coil we marked with white paint. .
 
Joel S. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/31/2023

2007 Subaru Forester

Subaru Forester

Mileage
232,756
Service Date
1/27/2023
Services Performed
  • Entering the vehicle we noted no warning lights but the windshield has some chips. Lights are operating properly. Battery tests good with 707 cold cranking amps, is rated at 685. Air filter, belts, and hoses look good. Fluid levels full. Front tires have 7/32 tread remaining and rears 8/32, 35psi. No leaks noted. Front brakes appear to have 8mm remaining. Steering, suspension, and CV axles appear intact. .
  • Bent and installed new pipe. Welded seams and installed new hanger. .
 
Paul C. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/28/2023

2004 Jaguar XJR

Jaguar XJR

Mileage
112,490
Service Date
1/27/2023
Services Performed
  • Installed new right catalytic converter. .
  • Installed new left catalytic converter. .
 
Sam C. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/27/2023

2015 Ford Focus

Ford Focus

Mileage
133,744
Service Date
1/25/2023
Services Performed
  • When we entered the vehicle it started and ran, noted the Check Engine Light was on. Scanned for codes and received P00C6 (fuel rail pressure), P025A (fuel pump module A circuit), P06E9 (engine starter performance), U0109 (communication with fuel pump control module), P0702 (transmission control system), U3003 (battery voltage), U0952 (invalid data), U0151 (communication restraint control module), B110A (rear door locking motor), B1C37 (master lock switch circuit shorted to ground), B10C0 (fuel pump power supply shorted to ground), B10E7-12 (injection relay shorted to ground). Vehicle ran properly in the shop for about 15 minutes then died. When tested we had a loss of continuity thru the main wiring harness. We disassembled the passenger side of the vehicle to access the wiring harness and found where there had been water intrusion and damage to the harness with exposed wiring (picture provided to customer). We repaired the individual wires in the harness using heat shrink to seal. Added protection the harness and reassembled. Cleared codes and ran the vehicle – ran in the shop for an hour. Test drove without incident – vehicle ran properly and no codes reset. .
 
Rebecca M. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/25/2023

2016 Ford F-150

Ford F-150

Mileage
135,733
Service Date
1/13/2023
Services Performed
  • Lights operating properly Battery tests good with 681 cold cranking amps, is rated at 760. Air filter, belt, and hoses look good. Fluid levels full. Front tires have 8/32 tread remaining and rears 7/32. Front brakes appear to be down to 3mm, rears 5mm. Steering and suspension appear intact. .
 
RALPH J. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/15/2023

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe

Hyundai Santa Fe

Mileage
68,803
Service Date
1/4/2023
Services Performed
  • MILEAGE – NORMAL MAINTENANCE @60,000 MILES – AWD .
  • Lights operating properly. Battery tests good with 657 cold cranking amps, is rated at 700. Fluid levels full. Air filter was dirty – we replaced it. Belts and hoses look good. Fuel and brake lines are intact. CV axles are in good condition. Steering and suspension is tight. No signs of exhaust leaks noted. Reset service reminder. .
  • Flushed the cooling system and installed new antifreeze. Bled the cooling system and test drove. .
  • Removed wheels and inspected brakes – are in good condition with 9mm remaining in front and 8mm rear. Tires all have 7/32 tread remaining, 35psi. Rotated tires and torqued to factory specification. .
 
HOWARD-MIKE M. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/7/2023

2014 Ford F-150

Ford F-150

Mileage
129,480
Service Date
1/2/2023
Services Performed
  • Initial inspection showed one belt off and antifreeze covering the engine bay. Inspecting the belt pulleys we noted the water pump bearing is bad and the pulley flopping around. Recommend replacing the water pump and belts before diagnosis continues. Ok'd to proceed. After repairs we were unable to get the upper radiator hose quick connects to reseal – recommend replacing both sections of the upper radiator hose. Ok'd to replace. After repairs we test drove the vehicle without incident. .
  • Installed new water pump, thermostat, belts, and upper radiator hoses. Refilled with fresh antifreeze and bled the cooling system. .
 
DAVE T. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/3/2023

2012 Chevrolet Tahoe

Chevrolet Tahoe

Mileage
241,143
Service Date
12/30/2022
Services Performed
  • Verified customers concern. Scanned for codes – received B0790 (transfer case range indicator control circuit low voltage/open). Performed a bay test of the automatic 4×4 circuit with scan tool attached and found signal from the dash switch very erratic. We isolated the switch and found it's signal switching between 2wd and 4wd with vehicle not moving. Recommend replacing the switch before diagnosis continues. Ok'd to proceed. After repairs we cleared the code and test drove without incident. .
  • Installed new transfer case switch. .
  • Lights operating properly. Battery tests good with 750 cold cranking amps, is rated at 730. Air filter, belts, and hoses look good. We topped off the coolant, other fluid levels full. Front tires have 10/32 tread remaining and rears 9/32, 40psi. Multiple hoses including for rear heater have dried coolant residue present. Front brakes appear to have 6mm remaining and rears 8mm. Drivetrain, steering, and suspension appear intact. Reset service reminder. .
  • Verified customers concern. By manipulating the switch we were able to engage the heater – is operating properly. Switch is bad and will have to be replaced to repair. .
 
TRISH N. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/31/2022

2007 Subaru Outback

Subaru Outback

Mileage
58,325
Service Date
12/15/2022
Services Performed
  • Installed new center pipe with resonator. Resealed one flange but the other was too rusty – we cut it out and welded the pipe together. .
  • Right front tire camber appears to be off. Air filter is dirty. Transmission fluid is discolored. Both CV axle boots are starting to tear. Rear sway bar links and bushings are worn out. .
 
BILL B. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/23/2022

2013 RAM 1500

RAM 1500

Mileage
155,319
Service Date
11/30/2022
Services Performed
  • Verified the blower motor is not blowing air. Accessed blower motor and found it does not have power. Tested the resistor – has no power. Went to the underdash fuse panel – fuse is good. Found no power to the fuse. Went to the underhood primary power distribution center and found that the main fuse to provide power to the cabin is good with power in and out. We accessed the output for the underhood fuse box and found nothing is coming out. Underhood fuse box has failed and will have to be replaced before diagnosis continues. Ok'd to proceed. After repairs we ran the vehicle and the blower fan functions properly and is putting out heat. .
  • Installed new underhood fuse box. .
  • While running the heater there is a hot coolant smell – didn't note any coolant inside the vehicle and the radiator is full. When starting the vehicle after it sat for over 24 hours there was thick white smoke out of the tail pipes. When running the engine makes a ticking noise. .
 
CLARISSA R. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/9/2022

2011 Buick Regal

Buick Regal

Mileage
79,550
Service Date
12/5/2022
Services Performed
  • Tech Notes: Transmission fluid is dirty and burnt smelling Right axle seal leaking, TCM connector leaking Left inner tie rod not working License plate light both out (replaced) All four tires are old and cracking – shake and wobble while driving down the road. Right rear was flat Brake pedal pulsates when braking Recommend coming back in 1,000 miles for additional oil change and transmission service
  • Lubricate and check chassis. Change oil and oil filter. Check air filter and breather filter. Check all fluid levels and tire pressures. Preform basic safety inspection. Road test vehicle.
 
Trisha S. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/5/2022

2014 Honda Pilot

Honda Pilot

Mileage
132,364
Service Date
11/29/2022
Services Performed
  • Replaced timing belt, water pump, tensioner, and idler pulley. Serpentine belt was worn out, along with the air filter, cabin air filter being dirty. Tech noted that the steering wheel begins to shake when braking, indicating the front brake rotors are starting to warp. .
  • Entering the vehicle we noted the TPMS light is on. Vehicles lights operating properly. Cabin and engine air filters were dirty – we replaced them. Battery tests good with 564 cold cranking amps, is rated at 600. Fluid levels full. Front brakes appear to have 8mm remaining and rears 6mm. Steering, drivetrain, and exhaust appear intact. Reset service reminder. .
 
CORY W. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/29/2022