Patrick Robinson
ASE Certified mechanic Nathan Huie with West Seattle Autoworks owners Todd Ainsworth and Chris Christensen at the open house for the newest automotive repair shop in West Seattle.

West Seattle Autoworks opens in former Swedish Automotive location

Todd Ainsworth and Chris Christensen partnered up to open the newest car repair shop in West Seattle called West Seattle Autoworks, now open in the former Swedish Automotive building at 7501 35th s.w.

The shop held an open house Oct. 1 to introduce themselves to the public. Between them they have more than 50 years of combined automotive repair experience and will offer a "Wide range of service from emission diagnosis to most everything on most everything," said Ainsworth.

The only exceptions in a courtesy nod to their Swedish Automotive neighbor down the street (and landlord), are no work on Volvos, Saabs, Subarus or Mini's.

The shop has partially retained the previous paint job but will add some green to reflect the colors of their new logo and will be getting new signage (and their website) up within the next couple of weeks.

Once the site is up, customers will be able to reserve their own appointment online to come and see a mechanic and get their car examined.

Every mechanic at the shop is ASE Certified and they plan on doing a lot of emissions work. They are also hybrid specialists.

Ainsworth said, " We hope to build strong ties to the community and to be part of West Seattle's culture for many years to come, with hopes to help promote other businesses that work with us and make our part of the city a thriving place to work and live."

Ainsworth also writes a car care column for the West Seattle Herald and will be posting a Fall Car Care article soon.

You can reach West Seattle Autoworks at 206. 257.5344

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