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Gearheads Motorworks – the last name in Portland auto repair

Resting in the shadow of the only dormant volcano inside Portland’s boundary, the Mt. Tabor neighborhood takes its name from the same mountain that graces the area. It is also within easy driving distance from Gearheads Motorworks – which is incredibly lucky for the people who live here.

Why? Multiple reasons.

The Best Warranty in Town

Because the small details are just as important…

First, Gearheads offers the best warranty on the city – 24 months or 24,000 miles on parts and labor. We wouldn’t do that if we didn’t stand behind our work. Having to re-do work that wasn’t done right the first time is a waste of your time as well as ours. Our warranty tells you we know what we’re doing and we’re happy to make it right if somehow something doesn’t go as planned.

We’ve been here for close to a decade so you know we’re not running out of the neighborhood under the cover of night. We aim to be your mechanic for your current vehicle… and your next one… and the one after that, too.

In addition to our solid warranty, we offer not only free brake inspections but free check engine light diagnostics. Bring your car by the shop or schedule an appointment and we’ll take a look at your brakes and let you know what we find. And that pesky check engine light? We’ll hook up your car to the computer and let you know what the problem really is. All without charging you a penny.

New Cars? Old Cars? Really Old Cars? We Fix Them All.

Is your car is too old for a computer? Pre-OBDII? Built before 1997? Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered there as well. Many shops won’t work on Pre-OBDII cars but we embrace them. We dig working on older vehicles and fixing what other shops let slide – we simply love cars too much to let older vehicles be relegated to the scrap pile.

And if you’ve got a classic car, customized vehicle, rat rod, muscle car or the like – we’d love to work on it. We’ll take the time to listen to what the issues are and what you’ve done with the vehicle in order to get you out the door and your car running in tip-top shape again.

Is that all? Of course not.

Portland’s Mt. Tabor Auto Repair Specialists

Here is just a quick list of the services we would be more than happy to help you with:

  • Free check engine light diagnostics
  • Oil changes
  • Free brake inspections
  • Brake jobs to ensure you stop
  • Timing belt replacement
  • Regularly scheduled maintenance


Vehicle repairs can come out of the blue. That noise under the car that is ignored for months can turn into a very expensive repair when you finally come in to get it looked at. We know this and we want to help. That’s why Gearheads Motorworks offer easy financing options. Not many Mt. Tabor auto shops do. But we’d hate to have to turn away a customer who needs their car for their work or family or daily life not be able to have it fixed because they can’t afford it. We may have dirty hands, but we’re softies like that.

If you’ve looked around Mt. Tabor, you might have noticed that a lot of auto repair shops are specialty shops focusing on one kind of vehicle or another. While that’s great for people who own those types of cars, Gearheads Motorworks takes all comers – Japanese, American, German, Swedish, French – pretty much any make or model we can work on.

Subaru Outback repairs? Of course. Toyota truck lift kit and overland upgrades? You bet. Honda Fit regular maintenance? Love it.

Gearheads may be a smaller Portland auto repair shop, but we feel that’s to our customer’s benefit. Why? Our size allows us a flexibility other shops won’t have. We can spend more time diving into your problem and finding a solution than other shops who base their business on churning through smaller issues.

That’s not us. We want to make sure we understand the issues at hand and help our customers by not having to come back again and again for the same little things.

Your New Favorite Mechanic’s Shop

Here are a few more things we happily do everyday for our customers:

Old or new, we work hard to make sure your car runs right.

  • Battery replacement
  • Electrical system inspection
  • Suspension parts replacement
  • CV joint repair and replacement
  • Alternator replacement
  • Engine work

What else? Only the coolest, most comfortable waiting room in Portland. We try to get the work done quickly but sometimes if we’re busy our customers have to wait. And if they do – Netflix, Spotify, comfortable sofas and chairs, a small kitchen to make some coffee or warm up some food they happened to bring with them. Air-conditioned in the summer, heated in the winter – all the amenities of home. And our bathroom is clean, spacious and well-potpurried. Because that’s important as well.

Mt. Tabor may not have a lot of auto shops, but the best auto repair shop in Portland isn’t far away. Swing by Gearheads Motorworks, give us a call or even fill out our contact form. We’re here to help.

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We service all major brands of automobiles
(and quite a few minor ones, too)

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