Let Us Introduce You to Our Bend, OR Auto Repair Shop

Specialty Automotive Service & Repair started in Bend, OR in 1981. Dusty Baker came to work for the shop in 1988, and went on to purchase the business in 1992. In the same year, Dusty’s wife, Melony, came on board, and the Bakers began expanding the shop’s services. From an electrical shop with one bay, a parts store, and alternator/starter rebuilding area we have grown to our current location. While still specializing in electrical problems, our team of mechanics can handle just about any automotive issue that comes our way.

Our Core Values

  • Integrity
  • Honesty
  • Respect
  • Trust
  • Communication

We make a point to offer extraordinary service at Specialty Automotive, and recommend only the work your automobile needs. We will pinpoint and explain exactly the issue you’re experiencing with your vehicle, and provide you with smart, meaningful car care advice.

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Get to Know the Bakers

Dusty Baker has been working on go-carts and automobiles since the age of 12. When he was in high school, he took it to the next level with shop class, building a motor for his vehicle and getting ready to head to college upon graduation. Dusty attended and earned his degree from AAI in Arizona, and then went to work at a tune-up shop. In 1981, he married his high school sweetheart, Melony, and the Bakers adventure went from Arizona to Northern California and back home to Oregon.

In 1988, Dusty joined Specialty Automotive in Bend as a technician and rebuilder. However, he soon showed interest and drive to manage the shop, and when the opportunity came, he jumped at the chance to learn the business and eventually buy it. Dusty and Melony became the owners of Specialty Automotive Service & Repairs in 1992. The Bakers are committed to making our shop a place where drivers feel good about bringing their vehicles. They care about the Bend community, and wish to build long lasting relationships with customers, employees, and vendors while having fun doing it.

“Thanks to everyone in the Bend area who has trusted their vehicles to our shop. Your loyalty and referrals have helped us to grow, and we plan to continue expanding our services to meet your automotive needs. Owning a business and raising a family is an adventure. The many new and wonderful people we meet are the best part of our journey!”

- Dusty & Melony Baker, Owners

Meet Our Team atSpecialty Automotive Service & Repair

All our technicians are ASE certified, with backgrounds in both foreign and domestic automotive service. Plus, they undergo continuous training through outside classes, and regularly attend professional technicians’ seminars to obtain new certifications. We are proud to introduce you to our team!

  • Christian LogueService Advisor

    Our service advisor, Christian, will greet you with a smile when you come to our shop, record and update all your information, and make sure he gets the necessary facts to the best technician to handle your job. Once he knows what your vehicle needs, Christian will call you and provided you with a precise diagnosis, repair procedures, pricing, and timeframe for repairs to be done. With his outstanding vehicle knowledge and communication skills, Christian is a great asset to us and to you. If you need a ride, he will arrange that as well!

  • Joaquin ValdezSenior Technician

    Joaquin has been our senior technician since 2004. He is very knowledgeable and very precise, especially when it comes to electrical systems, which he loves troubleshooting and repairing. He will find the most hidden problem, and make the vehicle tick correctly again. Joaquin's bilingual capabilities are a great asset to our clients as well. Sometimes English is difficult to understand, and he closes the gap between English and Spanish almost seamlessly.

  • MaxShop Mascot

    Our Australian Shepherd, Max, is our shop mascot. He's always there for any food clean-up or snacks you're willing to part with or donate to a good dog. Max's unconditional love and gentleness are appreciated by all who meet him, and he, in turn, is the greater for our kind crew and customers.

  • Marc SearsTechnician

    Marc has been part of the Team since 2015, but we have known him for over 15 years. He is very energetic and has a heart for what he does. His excitement to further his knowledge, and his wisdom are always a joy to work with. He strives to always do his best, and is willing to seek out the knowledge to move forward. He has a love of the outdoors, and his laugh is very contagious. We are always looking to inspire people, and Marc has inspired us with his presences. We are Happy to have him on The Team!!!

Bend the Rules… but Not When It Comes to Car Care!

If you live in the Bend area, you need a reliable vehicle to take you on life’s adventures. Let Specialty Automotive Service & Repair handle the maintenance and repairs you need to be confident every time to you take to the road.

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