From a young age, owner Charlie Mitchell grew a passion for all things mechanical. Growing up in Wisconsin, Charlie began fixing logging trucks at the gas station and logging company his grandfather owned. Over the years to come, he’d work as a school district mechanic, build high performance boats, and open his own auto repair shop.
Charlie’s Automotive & Tri-City Radiators opened its doors in 1979, starting as a 2 car garage in Kennewick. The ghost town would soon transform into a booming tri-city area. Charlie’s Automotive moved to our current location, a much larger facility, to match the growing community we serve.
Our team is a close knit family, with at least 13 years of experience each working on vehicles for our neighbors in the Kennewick-Pasco-Richland tri-city area. As an independent and family-owned auto repair shop, we pride ourselves on taking care of each other and of you, our customer.
From general repair including oil changes, maintenance, transmissions, engines, diagnostics and more, our ASE-Certified technicians provide a full range of services to most makes and models of vehicles. We even work on older cars including Corvettes and hot rods!
Our independent shop is also a full radiator shop! Our radiator expert is the best in the area, working on radiators and honing his skills since he was a young kid. All of our general repair and radiator services are backed by our warranty, manufacturer’s warranty plus 90 days, to ensure reliable repairs and quality parts with excellent service.
To make your experience stress free, we offer a local shuttle service. We know you lead a busy life, so our drivers are available to take you back home, to work, or other local areas while your car is in our bay. For quick services, you’re also invited to stay in our comfortable waiting area.
Our family is proud to serve our neighbors in the Kennewick, Pasco, and Richland tri-city area in Washington. Stop by our shop anytime to say hello, or call our team to schedule your next appointment.