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Certified Auto Repair

Crown Hill Automotive is now part of the Certified Auto Repair program with the Worry-free Nationwide Warranty

Certified Auto Repair isn't a shop name, a chain of stores or even a franchise. Certified Auto Repair embodies a standard of quality held by a nationwide network of the most respected auto repair facilities in the industry. Our members are asked to join based on reputation, integrity, qualifications and expertise. Certified Auto Repair members will not only take care of all your vehicle needs, but do it with professionalism and a level of customer satisfaction second to none.

Worry-free Nationwide Warranty

Most repairs performed by a Certified Auto Repair center are backed by a 12 month/12,000 mile nationwide warranty. Honored at more than 30,000 repair centers nationwide, the Certified Auto Repair Worry-Free Nationwide Warranty has you covered - no matter where your travels take you.

  • A written, guaranteed Worry-Free Nationwide Warranty is Included FREE with every qualifying repair
  • Covered service and repairs for 12 months/12,000 miles
  • Backed by a nationwide network of top-quality repair centers

Crown Hill Automotive Group assisting Greenwood Knights and Greenwood Food Bank

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Bring in any food donation to Crown Hill Automotive for the Greenwood Knights to donate to the Volunteers of America Greenwood Food Bank and receive $5 off of any service. The Greenwood Knights are the organizers of the annual Greenwood Car Show and the Volunteers of America Greenwood Food Bank is the primary charity of their fundraising efforts. 

To find out more about the Volunteers of America Greenwood Food Bank, go to Greenwood Food Bank  

To find out more about the Greenwood Knights and the Greenwood Car Show, go to Greenwood Car Show  

This offer is not valid with any other promotion.


Crown Hill Automotive Group announces Crown Hill Auto Sales!

We have set up a new office and space to display quality used vehicles. Our repair customers at Crown Hill Automotive and Bristish Automotive have made it clear... they want to buy their next used car from the people they trust to maintain and repair their transportation already.

As a result, we will be making available a line of Subarus and other quality cars that you can depend on. Each car goes to one of our ASE Certified Technicians for a complete inspection to assure safety and long term runability. When we sell a used vehicle, it is ready for the road and for the long haul.

You can go elsewhere and buy a used car for less, but when you consider the many dollars you may have to invest later in that lesser priced car, just to keep it running, the value of an inspected and repaired Crown Hill Auto Sales purchase is obvious.

Stop in and see Lauren at Crown Hill Auto Sales to find out what we mean. Call Lauren at 206-782-7950 or visit our website at


Crown Hill Automotive Group to begin reporting to CarFax!

We are in the process of setting up a reporting system that will allow us to report repairs and maintenance on your vehicle to CarFax. This will allow a potential buyer in the future to see that you have maintained your car or truck which should build value and salability.


Tips for Winter:

  • Go to our shop and change your motor oil to a viscosity appropriate for your local temperatures. The lower viscosity oils (noted on the container by number i.e. 5W-30) flow better and will therefore offer more protection in lower temperatures.
  • Go to our shop to have your cooling system drained and flushed. Refill the system with a fresh mixture of 50:50 antifreeze and water. The antifreeze will keep the fluids from freezing up and thereby protect your engine and its moving parts in cold weather conditions.
  • Go to our shop and ask for a safety inspection that includes belts, hoses, fluids, tires, lights, and battery check. Replacing these low cost parts before they are needed can often save you a much higher cost of inconvenience and repair in the event of a breakdown.
  • Go to our shop and have your windshield wiper blades replaced and wiper fluid reservoir filled. These low cost items can drastically improve your vision in winter conditions and thereby prevent accidents. Wiper blades should be replaced every 6 months because the rubber hardens over time and becomes ineffective.
  • In areas exposed to freezing temperatures, spray door locks with lubricant to prevent freezeups. You don't want to be stuck on a freezing winter night not being able to unlock your door.
  • Things to have on hand especially in the winter months include 1) Jumper cables 2) Windshield Scrapers 3) Flashlight w/ batteries 4) Emergency Flares 5) Traction aids (i.e. chains, sand, gravel).
  • Don't try to force turn a frozen lock, you can break the key off inside it. Instead, try one of these tricks: 1) Use another door 2) Use a cigarette lighter or match to heat up your key before inserting it into the lock 3) Spray commercial deicer into the key opening 4) Use a hair dryer to shoot warm heat at the lock.

More Tips for Winter:

Note: These tips come from the internet and we haven't tested them all, but... they seem like good ideas and we'd appreciate any feedback you have to offer!

  • Keep your headlights clear with car wax! Just wipe ordinary car wax on your headlights. It contains special water repellents that will prevent that messy mixture from accumulating on your lights - lasts 6 weeks.
  • Squeak-proof your wipers with rubbing alcohol! Wipe the wipers with a cloth saturated with rubbing alcohol or ammonia. This one trick can make badly streaking & squeaking wipers change to near perfect silence & clarity.
  • Ice-proof your windows with vinegar! Frost on it's way? Just fill a spray bottle with three parts vinegar to one part water & spritz it on all your windows at night. In the morning, they'll be clear of icy mess. Vinegar contains acetic acid, which raises the melting point of water---preventing water from freezing!
  • Prevent car doors from freezing shut with cooking spray! Spritz cooking oil on the rubber seals around car doors & rub it in with a paper towel.  The cooking spray prevents water from melting into the rubber
  • Fog-proof your windshield with shaving cream! Spray some shaving cream on the inside of your windshield & wipe if off with paper towels. Shaving cream has many of the same ingredients found in commercial defoggers.
  • De-ice your lock in seconds with hand sanitizer! Just put some hand sanitizer gel on the key & the lock & the problems solved!


Vintage Air

Did you know that Crown Hill Automotive is an official distruibutor for Vintage Air? You can stay cool in your old car with VIntage Air... the A/C of choice among Old Cars and their owners! Go our VINTAGE AIR page for more info OR call us at 206-782-7950.