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About Automotive Specialties

Our Promise and Mission

Hello! We are Automotive Specialties and we want to service and repair your vehicle. This is how we imagine our relationship. About every 5,000 miles you call or schedule online and visit for a simple oil change & courtesy inspection. Then about every 10,000 miles for a tire rotation, brake inspection, oil change & courtesy inspection. From here we want to tailor your vehicles service based on your driving habits and factory recommendations. Once in our system over time you will see an email or two a year almost automating your vehicle service reminders.

We take pride in maintaining our customer’s vehicles. From the simple oil change to the most complex of repairs we try to provide the highest of quality. We use quality parts and make purchasing decisions based upon what is the best value to our customers. The aftermarket makes many parts and we purchase them when we feel the quality and value are there. We also purchase many factory parts because through experience we have found sometimes the aftermarket does not maintain our standards. We have found that while cost is always a factor and should be but that reliability is the most important. This is why we offer a nationwide warranty on the majority of our repairs and also why we advise repairs in certain orders.

Our mission at Automotive Specialties is to help maintain and keep your vehicle on the road for a very long time. The average cost of a new vehicle these days is $31,252 dollars. That is a big investment. Think of it as an investment and with proper maintenance that investment will last for many miles to come.

Our Team

The Team at Automotive Specialties

Our Team, from left: Jonah Knox, Charlie “Chas” Spirka and Jeff Crossland.

Jeff Crossland

Owner, Manager, Service Adviser has over 30 years of experience as a Service Writer and Manager. Jeff resides in Duvall  and his hobbies are his two boys. You will often find him coaching their sports teams or running them to their games around the valley. He has been very active over the years in our community helping with the JR Red Wolves football and coaching in Little League.

Jonah Knox

Jonah joined our team in 2012 as an apprentice while attending Lake Washington Institute of Technology where he obtained his AAS degree in 2013. He has spent the last 2+ years working and learning in the shop under our guidance and continues to learn. In his free time Jonah enjoys riding dirt bikes and getting his old 4-runner out in the mud.

ASE Certifications
A4 : Suspension & Steering
A5 : Brakes

Charlie “Chas” Spirka

Owner, Lead Technician, Shop Manager with over 25 years experience as a technician. His hobbies include running,gaming,camping,anything geeky and family. You can often find him running a few miles around town after work or at one of the local races.

ASE Master Certified Technician
A1 : Engine Repair
A2 : Automatic Transmission / Transaxle
A3 : Manual Drive Train & Axles
A4 : Suspension & Steering
A5 : Brakes
A6 : Electrical/Electronic Systems
A7 : Heating & Air Conditioning
A8 : Engine Performance
A9 : Light Vehicle Diesel Engines
L1 : Advanced Engine Performance
ACDC Certified Master Hybrid Technician

 

 

 

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