Lyndenites who travel the Guide (who doesn’t!?) have surely noticed the construction and updates at Lynden Lube & Auto over the past several months. Owner Rob Heerspink and his team are excited to welcome the community to check out their fully revitalized space at their Grand Re-Opening & Open House this weekend (Saturday from 9am to 2pm).
The shop, which opened in 1997, was required by the State to sell a portion of their property closest to the Guide Meridian to make room for planned future lane expansion through Lynden. “What’s funny is now that we’re done with the demolition and remodel, the State doesn’t have the widening on their current schedule anymore,” Rob shared. Nonetheless, with the major remodel behind them, Lynden Lube now has more space than ever to perform everything from basic oil changes to complete automotive and engine repair.
The building was originally a Studebaker dealer in the 1930’s, and then was home to Milt’s Market in the 60’s (Milt’s Pizza was opened behind the current Lynden Lube building).
“Our perspective is to make lemonade on lemons,” explained Rob, who took over the business with his wife Cheryl in 2009. When the State approached them, they could have chosen to simply downsize the highway-facing portion of their building, but instead used the opportunity to expand, having outgrown their previous footprint.
The three bays nearest the Guide are all Lube Bays, for express oil changes available by drop-in with no appointment needed. Before the remodel, only one Lube Bay was available.
On the west side of the building are six new state-of-the-art full service automotive repair bays. Lynden Lube brought on new mechanics specializing in European and Diesel vehicles to expand their service offerings along with the building expansion. They now handle everything for your vehicle except tires and auto body work. Even their Lube service is unique in that they have ASE-certified mechanics on-site so that any potential issues encountered during an oil change can be reviewed by a highly trained professional.
For your convenience, a night drop box is available for your keys for after hours service — just park your car, fill out the form on the envelope and drop your keys in the secure box to begin service the following business day.
Lynden Lube is the title sponsor of the annual “Razz & Shine” car show at the Northwest Raspberry Festival held every July in Lynden by the Lynden Chamber of Commerce. Held on July 15th this year, the show features plenty of classic cars parked along the tree tunnel of beautiful Front Street as the Raspberry Festival goes on downtown.
This Saturday, April 29th from 9am to 2pm, stop by Lynden Lube on the Guide to tour their new state of the art facility, and even get to see a real Mobil 1 NASCAR and take a spin in the NASCAR simulator. KISM 92.9 FM will be live on-site from 9am to 12 noon, serving up Hempler’s hot dogs for lunch. The pits will be open for tours, and thus closed for vehicle service during the event.
More details can be found on the Facebook event page, available at this link.
If you can’t make it out on Saturday, enjoy this video overview of the new shop: