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Bernie's Automotive Service - 73 Reviews - 4420 Leary Way NW, Seattle, WA - Auto Repair & Service Reviews - Phone (206) 783-0352

Bernie's Automotive Service

4420 Leary Way NW (at 8th Ave)
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 783-0352
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Bernie's Automotive Service - Seattle, WA
Bernie's Automotive Service - Seattle, WA


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I've been taking my Ford Ranger to Bernie's for about 12 years, both my current truck and the Ranger before it. Bernie's is honest and thorough each time. They troubleshoot, re...


The staff was professional, but after their service, my car has never been the same. The engine runs louder, and dies every once in a while, which it never did before. I was ver...

I've been taking my Ford Ranger to 5/4/2012

I've been taking my Ford Ranger to Bernie's for about 12 years, both my current truck and the Ranger before it. Bernie's is honest and thorough each time. They troubleshoot, reccommend fixes, then they let me decide which fixes to authorize and which to wait on. No pressure, just quality assessments and and repairs. I live on Capitol HIll and since I retired, Bernie's is out of my way, but I continue to use them, because I trust them. It's worth the drive. Pros: null Cons: null more

Ready and Running 4/11/2012

Have used Bernie's on two occasions, and both were great experiences. The scheduling and actual service is prompt. They fix only what has to be fixed, guarantee thier work, and have it out in record time. The staff there are polite, personable, and professional. Would recommend this to both DIYers and those who wouldn't know a wrench from a screwdriver! Pros: null Cons: null more

F-A-N-TASTIC!! 3/29/2012

I have been a returning Bernie's customer for about 2yrs now. Every time I step foot into the shop, I am greeted with a smile and genuine interest in why I am stopping by. Patrick is always helpful and thorough in the assessment and explanation of the ailments of my vehicle. Not being very auto-savvy, I never feel pressured or taken advantage of when it comes to the repairs &/or maintenance of my truck. I will be a life-long customer of Bernie's and will continue to recommend Bernie's to my friends, family, or perfect stranger that might be stranded on the side of the road. Keep up the GREAT work guys! Thank you for all that you do! Pros: null Cons: null more


I am a relatively new customer to Bernies having been recommended to this second generation automotive repair shop by a second generation customer about five months ago. How often do you feel good about a car repair bill? Like me, probably not often (if ever). But ... I can honestly say I feel good about the service bills I receive when I pick up my car at Bernies. Pros: null Cons: null more

Best Car Repair Service in Washington 3/26/2012

Can't say it enough. I love this place. Highly recommend to anyone looking for honest car care and fantastic customer service!! Pros: null Cons: null more

Great service by Patrick at Bernie's 11/12/2011

Thanks to Patrick for taking the time to thoroughly explain the service I needed for my car. I am new to the area and needed to find a trustworthy auto shop. The price was fair, Patrick was honest, and I love the warranty. I couldn't recommend this place enough. Pros: null Cons: null more

Excellent Service 11/10/2011

We've been taking our vehicles to Bernie's Automotive for over 10 years. After many bad experiences at other mechanic shops a friend referred us to Bernie's and we never looked back. Will always handles our vehicles with the utmost care whether it's an oil change or some noise that we just can't figure out. Bernie's has always been honest when diagnosing our auto issues. The complimentary road side assistance has come in handy as well. Had a flat tire on a Saturday night and a service person was at my vehicle within 10 minutes! Very happy with the service and will continue to return to Bernie's! RESPONSE FROM Bernie's Automotive Service: Thanks Michael, for the good word. I will pass this on to Will and let him know he's doing a good job. It's also nice to hear that our complimentary road side assistance is easy and convenient. I don't think they can always get there in 10 minutes but it's nice to hear that they did. Usually it's around 30 minutes or so. Thanks again, Troy (owner) more

Excellent staff, from all angles 11/9/2011

I've had the opportunity to be a customer at Bernie's Automotive, though that's not how my relationship with them started. I work in a related business, at Hertz Rent--a-car in Ballard. I've had the opportunity to share customers with Bernie's. I've always been impressed with the way customers talk about their experiences at there. They say they get great work at a fair price, and excellent treatment from Patrick and Will. I have worked with many auto shops in the area and am always impressed with the way I'm treated when I come in. Which is good, because not all shops are happy to see the rental car guys. Pros: null Cons: null more

Excellent 10/27/2011

My experience at Bernie's is excellent. Will always welcomes me, listens carefully and gives me good advice. The work they have done on my Honda is effective and they always explain what they have done and made sure I understood. I always and will continue to recommend Bernie's and remind others to talk to Will. more

PATRICK IS THE MAN!! 10/27/2011

BEST AUTO SHOP IN SEATTLE!! Pros: null Cons: null more

Friendly staff! 10/20/2011

It is hard to find a mechanic that will be straight forward and friendly, but I found one! My van wouldn't start one day, and I figured that it was the starter. I had it recently replaced at another place and had a warranty on it. Bernie's Automotive was part of the "Napa Autocare" program so I had it towed there. Basically, they had to work on my van with no cost to me, and they had a lot of other cars at their shop waiting to be worked on. Even though I wasn't a paying customer, Will called me everyday and kept me in the loop. They fixed the van in a timely matter and did a great job! Thanks again guys! more

Always Wonderful service! 10/18/2011

I was referred to Bernie's through my physician after a bad experience with another mechanic a couple of years ago. I have since been a very loyal customer. Recently I needed to take my car in to have work done and my service experience was excellent. Will Ingle took care of everything. Not only was my car fixed, but Will even buffed out a small scratch on my car while I stood there. He always gives excellent customer service! I recommend Bernie's all the time. I completely trust them. RESPONSE FROM Bernie's Automotive Service: Thank you Marissa. I will notify Will of your experience and again, thank you for your business. Troy Johnson, owner more

best auto repair around 10/14/2011

In have gone to Bernie's for 20 years & would not go anywhere else. I used to live across the street, but now live in Woodinville & still make the trip. Everyone there, including Will at the desk, is the best & they're dog lovers too! RESPONSE FROM Bernie's Automotive Service: Hi Linda. Thank you so much for your continued business and patronage over the years. It has been my pleasure having you as a customer and I hope we can continue making you happy and maintaining your vehicle for the years to come. Troy :) more

Great service 10/6/2011

Will always gives me great service, gets me in and out on time, leaves car clean. I'll never go to anyone else. more

Bernie's Automotive = exceptional! 9/30/2011

Wil and the team at Bernie's are awesome! I have been taking my car to them for two and a half years now and have always been completely happy with the quality of their work and their dedication to customer service. I have already recommended them to quite a few friends and coworkers and will continue to do so! more

In short, this guys are amazing and most of all trustworthy! Also, a great sense of humor... sandwich anyone?? 9/28/2011

Will and his team at Bernies have totally given their complete ALL when it comes to handling any concerns we have for both of our cars. No matter what, they find a way to handle it with effortless ease and absolute professionalism. Coming from the service industry ourselves, we are truly thankful for the recommendation from friends to look into Bernies. And Boy do these guys know everything about cars AND superior service, that makes for a top rate auto experience. We have had many problems (replacement of a transmission twice for example) with one of our cars and seemingly strange that not one mechanic could figure it out, well not only did Bernies crew figure out the situation, but this car has been running smooth since under their care. There has always been some hesitation when we take our cars anywhere for work only for the sense of having family take care of most of the needs in the past, I have found that Bernies has more than restored my personal faith and trust in mechanics, these guys make it top notch in every sense of the word which makes it feel like Im in the hands of family and for this reason we will always be loyal customers at Bernies. Thanks again for all your care in what you do, Mandi and Terry Burmas more

Flash was so helpful 9/27/2011

I had my first experience with Bernies and couldn't of been happier! I've been trying to keep my chevy truck running like new so "Flash" advised me of doing a transmission flush and brake system flush. But due to my work schedule Patrick picked up my truck and delivered it back to me vacuumed out and all! My truck shifted smoother then ever and stopped amazing. I couldn't be happier with the customer service and quality of work. thanks Flash! more

Great Expertise, Service and Value 9/26/2011

Bernie's consistently delivers great value and customer service. In this regard, they are a cut above the rest. No matter the issue, I know that once I get my car to Bernie's, everything is going to fixed and running smoothly. And, I've never had an unpleasant surprise with the bill. Thanks guys - we plan to be loyal customers for a long time. more

The greatest 9/22/2011

I've been a customer at Bernie's for at least 15 years; I wouldn't go anywhere else, including the dealer. The last few years have been especially good--with Will at the front desk. He's so nice, and very knowledgeable about cars and problems since he started out as a technician. I feel secure that I won't ever be cheated or misled at Bernie's, and that their charges are reasonable and fair. I'm so happy that I have Will and Bernie's to rely on for my car service. RESPONSE FROM Bernie's Automotive Service: Well thank you very much, Nancy! I will pass on the good word to Will and the crew. I know they all strive to do the best they can for you and all our's nice to hear they are succeeding :) more

Bernie's takes care of their customers 4/1/2011

Patrick and Will have been looking out for our three cars. Owning an aging car can be an expensive ordeal. But they have the knowledge to help you make informed decisions. They have earned our repeat business by their strong commitment to ensuring our satisfaction. Keep up the good work! more
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Owner Message

  • Welcome to Bernie's Automotive!

    Bernie's is family owned and operated and has been servicing the Ballard, Fremont, Magnolia communities since 1963. At Bernie's Automotive Service, we combine old-fashioned customer service with modern day auto repairs. The service our customers receive is second to none, which makes our "modest shop" voted the best in the Ballard and Fremont area by the Ballard News-Tribune. Contact us today for all your auto repair care needs!

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Monday - Friday 7:30am - 7:00pm Closed December 25th and January 1st
  • Payments:

    Master Card, Cash, Discover, Visa, American Express
  • Neighborhoods:

    Ballard, West Woodland