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

Specialty Automotive Service & Repair opened its doors in Bend, OR in 1981. In 1992, Dusty Baker and his wife Melony took over ownership and continued to provide high quality service. They helped thousands of customers keep their vehicles in top running condition. After almost 30 years, the Bakers retired (although, you’ll still see them occasionally helping out at the shop).

In 2021 a new family of owners, Craig and Heidi Simpson, took over the reins at Specialty Automotive Service & Repair, where they are continuing the traditions that have made the shop a fixture of Bend’s business community. These traditions include excellence of work, customer satisfaction, and family values. Our team of certified mechanics can handle just about any automotive issue that comes our way, including auto maintenance, repair, replacement services – and especially, electrical issues.

Our Core Values

  • Integrity
  • Honesty
  • Respect
  • Trust
  • Communication

We make a point of offering extraordinary service at Specialty Automotive Service & Repair, and recommend only the work your automobile needs. We will pinpoint and explain the exact issue you’re experiencing with your vehicle, and provide you with smart car care advice and superior service.

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Get to Know the Simpsons

Craig and Heidi Simpson are native Oregonians and have raised their three children here. Craig has always had an interest in cars, and jumped at the chance to acquire Specialty Automotive Service & Repair when it was looking for new owners. The Simpsons continue to run the shop as it has always been run – as a family business, with quality service.

One of Craig and Heidi’s biggest personal goals is to give their kids a life of fun and adventure, and to create memorable experiences. They have a 10-acre farm that has a hay field, pond, and room for a few horses, cows, pigs, and chickens.

Between Specialty Automotive Service & Repair and the farm, the Simpson family has a full plate. That’s why they value the team of certified mechanics who have been with the shop for many years, and whose expertise and dedication make drivers feel confident about bringing in their vehicles for service or repair.

“We’re delighted to be part of one of Bend’s most highly respected businesses. Our goal is to continue to meet, and even excel, the high standards of service that have defined Specialty Automotive Service & Repair for so many years. We are dedicated to bringing a new generation of ownership that will inspire the same loyalty from our customers that has been the hallmark of the shop’s success. We love the Bend community, and all the wonderful people we meet and work with every day. Tradition, relationships, and constant expansion of horizons - they really do make up the best of life.”

- Craig & Heidi Simpson, 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!

  • 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.

  • Dave, Michael, and JustinTechnicians

    Our Technicians are ASE Certified. This means they passed a series of test to show they operate at the highest standards and can provide quality work on your vehicle. You can trust that we’ll get your vehicle fixed right… The First Time!!!

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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