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Who We Are…

NorthWest Auto Salon takes pride in being the premier auto detailing location in Seattle! There is no other detail shop that will take care of your car as if it were their own. We take the utmost pride in our work and operate with a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee.

Recently voted by King 5/Evening Magazine as the best automotive detailers in Western Washington, NWAS is owned and operated by car enthusiasts in Seattle. When we are not taking care of customer’s cars, we are taking care of our own. We treat each car that we touch as if it were one of ours because that’s the way we’d want someone to feel when working on our own cars. We consider it the “Golden Rule” of automotive care.

We are active in the local car scene and you will usually see us at gatherings chatting over coffee or at a car show behind a sponsor booth. We are fully insured both at our location and on mobile detail appointments as well. We offer multiple car discounts if you want to clean the whole garage at the same time. We also offer car club discounts if you belong to a local chapter of an enthusiast group.

Since we’re not happy unless our customers are, we operate on a customer satisfaction guarantee. If you’re not happy with your car’s finish within 30 days, bring it back to us and we’ll correct the problem at no cost to you.

Ben Abrams

As a car collector, I was constantly trying to find a place to have my cars maintained…and I was usually disappointed. I found myself wondering why so many people couldn’t achieve the standard of quality I expected. People would always tell me that since my cars were black, I couldn’t expect perfection. After enough people told me this, I decided to open up my own shop. And now, I have a shop whose work with black will stand side by side against the best. I surrounded myself with people whom I could best relate, enthusiasts with a passion for all kinds of cars, with high standards for themselves and their work. I feel proud of the team Blake and I have assembled, we are a cohesive unit that stands behind our quality and is never satisfied with second best.

Blake Siebe

My passion for cars is deep rooted, as a child I could identify cars based on their headlights or taillights at night on long roadtrips I took with my family. I have been a car enthusiast all my life and have always been meticulous of how I keep my personal vehicles. In my free time I research new products and will never stop experimenting to find the best results possible. I have a English Bull Terrier, whos name is Moki, who comes to work with me everyday and I enjoy taking her to the dogpark and on walks after work. I take pride in NWAS, the reputation we have developed and the level of work we produce on a daily basis.

Myron Herman

From early childhood, it was Hot Wheels, building models, and Ray’s Slot Car Parlor in downtown Edmonds – now it’s NWAS. Cars have always been a huge part of my life, and I enjoy every make and model from the most mundane to exotics & rarest classics, but being able to work on such a rage of vehicles is my true love. There is no better feeling than seeing the look on a customer’s face when they lay their eyes on a freshly detailed car – I hope to see your smile soon!

Danny Durkan

If you’ve stopped by the shop, you may have seen me hiding behind a camera! I have an undying love for all things automotive + multimedia. Graduating from Seattle University in 2009 with a degree in Fine Art & Digital Design, I began my pursuit of creative development by building a streetwear brand utilizing recycled & organic materials from the ground up. Here at the shop I manage our various social media outlets, update the blog & website with fresh content, and try to capture every moment of vehicular bliss that comes through our doors. If you want pictures of your car, I’m the guy to talk to.

Mike Szmytkowski

I’m just your average radio active detailer who hails from the eastern block and was raised in the good ol’ US of A. I started detailing shortly after high school on my own vehicles which quickly led into working on friends and family cars. My passion for automotive perfection and the sense of accomplishment I get when I finish a project is why I detail and why I will continue to help preserve automotive history with fine craftsmanship, honed technique, and a little Big Mike flair. NWAS has become the benchmark of reconditioning, pushing it further and achieving results only dreamed of by other technicians — and that’s why I am proud to be a member of the NWAS family.

Tim Connor

My interest in cars began with my father’s ’62 Porsche 356 Karmann Hardtop. In my twenties, I was into restoring multiples of Classic Mini Coopers. I have a deep rooted passion for classic cars and an extensive history of experience in the automotive industry, with over 14 years of film installation, pattern design, and CAD under my belt. I’ve worked at companies such as Stongard, Accutint, and Auto Armor before finding my way to NWAS; as the lead in-house clear bra & wrap installer I am proud to be able to offer my skills here, all while being surrounded by a great team!

Brian Caryl

While growing up on the north end of Whidbey Island, I was fortunate enough to be surrounded by a lot of special cars. I spent many years going to local car shows and found myself detailing everything from the family garage to a handful of trophy takers. Working closely with my father’s ’68 Camaro SS & stepfather’s ’67 427 Corvette helped me build the foundation I needed to take me to the next level at NWAS. Now I have the opportunity to be surrounded by amazing cars & a great group of people that I truly enjoy working with every day.

Emily Daugherty

I grew up in the mountains of North West Montana on a large ranch with my older sister and two younger brothers. My parents are both motorcyclists, so I have fond memories of holding onto the gas tank, asking to go faster & faster. On the ranch, you worked with what you had, which meant I learned to drive a manual when I was eight, and have made sure to drive anything that I could get my hands on since then. I have always been a tinkerer and a fixer, constantly working on my friend’s cars as well as my own. I am known for being industrious, for my cooking and baking, and my laugh. Working with beautiful machines and a fantastic crew has made for an excellent adventure. I love coming to work every day!