Dean's Car Care INC is a full-service ASE-certified auto shop in northeast Portland, Oregon. We service all types of cars, trucks, and vans. We specialize in VW diesel engines, Volvo 240s and water-cooled Vanagons. The shop also offers Volvo engine conversions for Vanagons (Volvagons). 

We are dedicated to building community by providing holistic, affordable and quality car care. We strive to reduce the environmental impact of automobiles by ensuring they run at top efficiency, for their maximum lifespan.

Dean began his mechanic career taking apart his parents' weed-eater as a scrappy 9 year old. He started his own mobile car repair service in Hawaii in 2005, relocating to Portland in 2007. After gaining his bachelor of arts he continued his automotive career; business grew quickly via word-of-mouth and in the summer of 2011 Dean opened up a shop on 42nd and Alberta St. He lives with his wife and co-owner Marie on their flower farm in the gorge. 

Hanna is our service writer and local sourdough, hailing from the frozen land of Alaska. She is a retired ford technician and can lift her bodyweight in cylinder heads.

Harriet joined us in the summer of '17 after 14 years as a senior bike mechanic at City Bikes. She is our newest service writer and customer liaison. Voted most likely to be caught humming cheerfully to her self, Harriet enjoys moonlighting as a weekend bartender.  

Ed is an ASE certified Master Technician, with over 10 years of experience as a tech and has been with Deans' since August of 2015.Chimay beer is the key to Ed's heart.

Jason is a vanagon-wisperer. On the weekend you can't find him, but he's out there, rescuing vanagon drivers from logging roads across the Pacific North West. He escaped the bay area and joined us in May of 2018. 

Colton was a star pupil at South Puget Sound community college studying automotive arts. He excels in A/C repair and finicky scan issue and joined us in July of 2016. He lives in rural Washington where he raises beef, chickens and hay. He is our red-headed (not really) Mopar loving (really) tech.

JuJar joined us in the summer of 2017 as part of the internship  program Work Experience for Youth. Smart and thorough, JuJar works with us part time and attends Mt Hood Community College for Automotive Arts. 

Marie Perez works mostly behind the scenes managing the business side of Dean's. She enjoys making spreadsheets and burning the cookies for our holiday gift boxes. She has a degree in Economics from Reed College and is the 2017 Skamania County Timber Carnival 5th place Axe Throwing Champion.

Uma is our old fashion german shepherd shop dog. Certified "good girl" she was  born in August of 2017 and makes frequent cameos in our waiting room. 

Give us a call at (503) 282-0846 or text at (503) 925-5984

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Hours: Monday–Friday, 9:00am–5pm

1506 NE Lombard 

Portland OR 97211