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About us

Flat Black Automotive is honored to serve Whatcom County for all of your automotive needs. We value each and every one of our customers and are committed to providing you with dependable and quality automotive repair and maintenance. From cars to trucks, engines to transmissions, suspension to brakes; we do it all! We provide diagnostics and estimates so our customers can make informed decisions about the repairs for their cars. Our goal is to provide an enjoyable experience for our customers and get you back on the road promptly and safely. We look forward to the opportunity of serving you!


Andrew Southwick: I am a full time technician as well as the owner of Flat Black Automotive LLC. I started Flat Black Automotive in October of 2013 after I outgrew my position as lead technician at a local, highly regarded independent repair shop. I had a vision and standard of service that I knew could only be achieved by opening my own business. Over the course of the last 12 years, I have gained repair experience as well as machining, assembly, and parts experience. I am currently ASE Master Certified and have obtained my L1 “Advanced Engine Performance Specialist” Certification. With these certifications, my aim is to provide exceptional service ranging from a routine oil changes and brake inspections, to major engine and transmission repair or replacement. We strive to prevent those expensive, major repairs through routine, preventative maintenance to save you money in the long run.



2012-10-14_16-41-34Grand-Canyon-Natl-Park-South-RimScott Southwick: I am the service writer, part-time tech and co-owner of Flat Black Automotive. I have experience in all aspects of the auto repair industry. I started my own Volkswagen repair shop in the early 80s, I have been a dealer service writer, a Toyota dealer technician and for almost a decade, operated an on-site mobile repair service in Seattle. Since moving to Whatcom County, I have been the warranty customer service rep for a local engine rebuilder and worked as the service writer for 2 highly respected local repair shops. I like to keep the “Oldies” on the road, so no matter what you drive, antique to brand new, Flat Black Automotive is your shop for quality service and repair.