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Let Us Tell You About Transfix Automotive in Bend, OR

Transfix Automotive has been servicing and repairing vehicles in Bend, Oregon since 1962. We pride ourselves on being an honest auto repair shop you and your family can trust. Members of our team have worked at dealerships and other independent auto repair shops, and we’ve seen the best and worst of both. For example, dealership service is often impersonal, while independent auto shops may not have the most up-to-date equipment.

Our goal at Transfix Automotive is to provide the ultimate automotive service experience for our customers by repairing cars expertly and efficiently with modern methods, while maintaining the local, family feel of a business that’s over 50 years old.

“It was in independent auto repair shops where I learned to connect with customers and truly understand their expectations and needs. I have learned to see the auto repair process through the customers’ eyes. Knowing what I know, I can truly help people by running an auto repair shop, and, in a small way, make the world a better place.” - Darwin, Owner of Transfix Automotive

Darwin owner of Transfix Automotive - auto repair shop in Bend

Meet Our Auto Repair & Service Team

  • Darwin
    DarwinOwner & Operator

    Darwin purchased Transfix Automotive in 2014 from the second owner. In the beginning, he was the shop’s front-man/technician/everything guy, but as business has grown, he is now functioning in a bit more behind-the-scenes role. However, he still knows most of our customers by name, and whether you see him in the shop or not, he is here making sure you have an excellent experience at Transfix Automotive. Today, Darwin has more than 25 years of auto industry experience, going back to high school when he won a full scholarship to a GM-certified automotive college program in Eugene, OR. After earning his auto mechanics degree, he went on to work for a Volvo dealership in Portland, as well as two independent Volvo repair shops. As many of our customers know, Darwin still loves working on Volvos, and as you drive by the shop, you’re likely to see many Volvos here.

    Darwin and his wife, Hannah, have three children. You will see them in the shop from time to time. Darwin loves being a dad and enjoys spending time with all his kids in his spare time. He also loves making people laugh and even considered becoming a standup comedian at one point in time.

  • Mike
    MikeLead Transmission Technician

    Mike has worked at Transfix Automotive for 11 years. He is a very friendly and knowledgeable technician with 26 years of auto industry experience. He is very skilled in diagnosing and building automatic and manual transmissions, as well as transfer cases and differentials. Mike knows these systems so well, he gets calls from other Bend area auto repair shops to pick his brain about transmission problems. If you want a transmission rebuild done right, Mike is your man.

    Mike takes pride in his two children. He and his wife enjoy the sport of paddle boarding and spending their evenings and weekends on the Wikiup reservoir. 

  • Robert
    RobertLead Auto Repair Technician

    Robert is our primary general auto repair technician. He especially loves working on Hondas and Toyotas. With a keen eye for detail and a skilled hand, he is the guy you want working on your car. Honesty and integrity come naturally to him, and he's always willing to help you out. He and his family moved here from California a few years back, and we have enjoyed having him here. If you want your car fixed properly the first time, he is your technician. 

    Robert loves cars and is an air-cooled VW enthusiast. In his spare time, you might find him deep sea fishing and enjoying other water sports, like knee boarding.

  • Alex
    AlexService Advisor

    Alex has worked in and around auto repair shops his entire life. He is a technical guru and very personable, with a good nature about him, and he always listens. He genuinely loves to talk with people about their cars and get a true understanding of the situation. Alex is really into Hondas and Subarus. When he's not working, he is at Pats Acre’s drifting his custom Subaru drift car. Call him today to pick his brain about your vehicle concerns.