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Welcome to Evolution Automotive

If you’re looking for auto repair in Bend, OR, you’ve found us. Here at Evolution Automotive we work hard to earn your trust and loyalty. We know how important it is to find a car service you can rely on, so your satisfaction is our top priority each and every day.

Here at Evolution Automotive we understand what makes customer service truly outstanding. You will feel the difference exceptional customer care makes when you work with us. We know auto repair in Bend offers you lots of choices, and we aim to provide the kind of caring customer service that will bring you back. We strive to build quality relationships with all of our customers and to provide them with dependable and honest auto repair and service.

Our professional automotive service offers you years of combined expertise from our well-trained technicians. We treat our auto repair professionals well because we value their skill and can-do attitude. We know our team sets us apart, saving you time and money, not to mention worry. When it comes to auto repair in central Oregon, we are totally confident that Evolution Automotive is the best option!

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About Evolution Automotive

Since 1962, Evolution Automotive (previously Transfix Automotive) has been there for the people of central Oregon. We love what we do, and that basic fact fuels our business. We are dedicated to our customers, and that’s why they stick with us—the best auto repair Bend has to offer.

Our family of technicians and service staff sees their work here at Evolution Automotive as more than a job. It’s their vocation and livelihood. Each member of our team is invested in your satisfaction.

Evolution Automotive was founded on the basic idea that everyone deserves respect. It is our mission to treat each person that comes through our door with dignity and sensitivity. We believe this attention to detail has paid off by providing us with our loyal, friendly family of customers. That’s what makes Evolution Automotive the best car service in Bend!

Are you ready to experience the best Bend car service available? Please give us a call for scheduling options.

The Absolute Best Car Service in Central Oregon

What sets Evolution Automotive apart from all of the others in Bend, OR?

Trust: When it comes to auto repair in Bend, OR, it’s all about earning loyalty and trust by doing our very best every day. We are determined to earn and keep your trust.

Talent: At Evolution Automotive, you can rest easy knowing that our highly-skilled, experienced auto service professionals are handling your car. Our technicians bring years of experience, skill, and education to the Bend auto repair table.

Time: We take the time we need to provide you with top quality car service, and we take the time to talk to you about what that means. We listen to you so we understand your needs and goals for your auto repair.

Recently Serviced Vehicles

2015 Nissan Pathfinder

Nissan Pathfinder

Mileage
75,324
Service Date
7/27/2022
Services Performed
  • TECHNICIAN – Test drove vehicle, inspected operation & found vehicle drove well, no abnormal noises or vibrations. – Scanned computer control modules & found no codes. – Inspected & found front brake pads at 25%, front rotors grooved on driverside / L3. Rear brakes pads at 50%. – Recommends replacing front brake pads and rotors.
  • Technician performed oil service: drained engine oil, replaced filter and filled with premium engine oil. Inspected all belts, hoses, brakes and tire tread. Adjusted tire pressures. Road tested. Verified service. No leaks.
  • TECHNICIAN INSPECTED AND FOUND: – LOF sticker shows next LOF was due at 73,133 miles, overdue 2,191 miles by sticker. Recommend performing engine oil service. – Engine oil level & condition, found full and dark prior to service. – Front brake pads at approximately 25%. See diagnostic details. – Rear brake pads at approximately 50%. – Scanned computer control module and found; no codes. – Please inspect air filter as due to be replaced at 75k miles. Found air filter and cabin filter are both clean. Found no replacement needs at this time. – Due to vehicle mileage checked for tuneup / spark plug needs, found spark plugs slightly worn but still in good condition / L1. No tuneup recommendations at this time. Spark plugs show due at 105,000 miles
  • Technician removed front wheels, unbolted calipers, cleaned, lubricated, and reinstalled caliper pins. Removed and replaced front brake pads and rotors. Reinstalled all wheels, torqued all lug nuts. Road tested. Verified repair.
 
Erin & Steve C. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/28/2022

2014 Jeep Cherokee

Jeep Cherokee

Mileage
96,724
Service Date
7/13/2022
Services Performed
  • Technician performed oil service: drained engine oil, replaced filter and filled with premium engine oil. Inspected all belts, hoses, brakes and tire tread. Adjusted tire pressures. Road tested. Verified service. No leaks.
  • TECHNICIAN INSPECTED AND FOUND: – LOF sticker shows next oil service was due at 93,834 miles. Based on sticker vehicle is approximately 2,890 miles past due for an oil service. Oil service is being performed today per customers request. – Engine oil level & condition, full and was dark and due for oil service. – Front brake pads at approximately 60%. – Rear brake pads at approximately 50%. – Scanned computer control module and found; no codes. – Due to vehicle mileage attempted to checked for tuneup / spark plug needs, found spark plugs are not easily accessible. Due to mileage recommend performing a tuneup if one has not been performed yet. – Customer noted there is a twerping noise coming from the right front area while driving and at idle, has been going on for several years. Technician found they could hear a chirping noise from the right front of vehicle even with the key off and the engine off. Recommend diagnostic be performed to determine the cause of the noise. – Customer states there is a whirring type noise coming from the left front area, has been going on for several years. Technician heard a whirring type noise during the test drive, inspected and found left front wheel bearing worn / L4 and right front wheel bearing worn / L3. Recommend replacing both front wheel bearings. +++ THIS IS A SAFETY CONCERN +++
 
Judy K. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/14/2022

2016 Ford F-150

Ford F-150

Mileage
83,532
Service Date
6/14/2022
Services Performed
  • CUSTOMER REQUESTS THAT DIAGNOSTIC BE PERFORMED
  • TECHNICIAN – Test drove vehicle, inspected operation & found vehicle drove well. No warning lights on. No unusual feelings turning. Did find the front brakes make a squeaking noise while braking and a vibration is felt in steering wheel while braking at speeds above 40 MPH. – Scanned computer control modules & found no codes stored. – Inspected 4×4 system. Road tested several miles. Unable to duplicate concern. – Inspected related to squeak and vibration with braking. Found front brake pads at approximately 70%, front rotors warped / L2. -*** Called customer to clarify. He stated " driving under 30 mph and turning, can feel binding in steering wheel and pulsing in brake pedal". Stated they never put vehicle in 4×4 so the problem is not related to 4×4 engagement. – Road tested further in the manner outlined by customer and still unable to duplicate concern. – Inspect 4×4 operation and verified working in all ranges. Also verified disengaging into 2wd. Checked "IWE" system for vacuum leaks, none found. The IWE system is operating properly at this time. – Recommends taking consulting with other suspension specialty shop of specialty truck shop for further diagnosis if issue persists. Possibly; Suspension Specialties or Northgate . -Also recommend replacing front brakes to resolve squeaking noise with braking and vibration with braking due to warped front brakes.
  • TECHNICIAN INSPECTED AND FOUND: – LOF sticker shows next oil service due at 90,398 miles. – Engine oil level & condition full and clean. – Front brake pads at approximately 70%. – Rear brake pads at approximately 60%. – Due to vehicle mileage attempted to checked for tuneup / spark plug needs, found spark plugs are difficult to access. -Front brake rotors are warped and have hot spots, also noisy at times while braking and have vibration at times / L2. Recommend replacing front brake pads and rotors to resolve this issue.
 
Clayton H. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/15/2022

2021 Subaru Forester

Subaru Forester

Mileage
22,427
Service Date
5/3/2022
Services Performed
  • TECHNICIAN INSPECTED ALL VISIBLE COMPONENTS OF: Engine, Cooling System, Drive Train, Transmission, Brakes, Body, Suspension, Air Conditioning, Electrical and Exhaust System. Scanned computer for Fault Codes and Diagnostic Codes. Tested Cruise Control Function. Performed AC Test. Performed Battery Starting and Charging Test. Transmission – Test drove and verified correct shift points. Visibly inspected transmission fluid condition. Engine – Test drove and listened for noises and tested power. Visibly inspected engine oil condition. Timing belt – (when applicable) visibly inspected when possible and checked for date of last timing belt change. TECHNICIAN – Test drove vehicle, inspected operation & found vehicle drove well. No concerns found. No abnormal noises. Transmission and engine functioned as designed. – Scanned computer control modules & found no current codes. – LOF sticker shows next oil service due at 24,316 miles. Due to upcoming travel plans customer has requested an oil service be performed today. – Engine oil level & condition, found full and clean. – Front brake pads at approximately 60%. – Rear brake pads at approximately 60%. – Technician attempted to inspect spark plug for tune up needs, found park plugs are not easily accessible on this vehicle. Per Mitchell 1 systems maintenance recommendations, manufacturer recommends replacing spark plugs every 60,000 miles and does not appear due at this time based on the current vehicle mileage. – Performed charging system test and found, battery passes the load test. No recommendations at this time. – Tires are at approximately 30% life left on them, with a date stamp of 4420 indicating they were manufactured the 44th week of the year 2020. – Fluids inspected and found to be in good condition and at proper levels. – All other visible components of the engine and drive train were inspected and found to be in good condition with no current concerns. Technician topped off all accessible engine fluids.
  • Technician performed oil service: drained engine oil, replaced filter and filled with synthetic engine oil. Inspected all belts, hoses, brakes and tire tread. Adjusted tire pressures. Road tested. Verified service. No leaks.
 
Diane T. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/3/2022

2012 Hyundai Santa Fe

Hyundai Santa Fe

Mileage
125,594
Service Date
3/29/2022
Services Performed
  • CUSTOMER REQUESTS THAT DIAGNOSTIC BE PERFORMED
  • TECHNICIAN – Test drove vehicle, inspected operation & found Vehicle drives well , can hear a grinding noise coming from front right wheel area. – Scanned computer control modules & found codes C1627 Cam timeout 4wd, C2227-P1728 Emc- open or short to battery 4wd system. These codes appear to be history codes and are not related to the brake issue. – Inspected & found front brake pads are worn and at 0% also front right rotor has grooves from brake pad being to thin. THIS IS A SAFETY CONCERN! – Determined front pads are at 0 % – Recommends replacing front pads and rotors.
  • TECHNICIAN INSPECTED AND FOUND: – LOF sticker shows next LOF was due at 104846 miles, overdue 20,748 miles by sticker. Recommend performing engine oil service. – Engine oil level & condition Full – Front brake pads at approximately 0% THIS IS A SAFETY CONCERN. – Rear brake pads at approximately 20% THIS IS A SAFETY CONCERN! – There is a oil leak at timing cover /L2. Recommends taking to dealership for further diagnostic and repairs and this vehicle requires specialty tools. – Air filter is dirty /L4. Recommends replacing air filter. – Spark plugs are worn and rusty /L4. Recommends engine tune up with replacement of spark plugs, fuel injection, throttle body service, and air filter. *** — Scanned computer control modules & found codes C1627 Cam timeout 4wd, C2227-P1728 Emc- open or short to battery 4wd system. These codes appear to be history codes. If check engine light comes on and/or these codes populate again recommend taking vehicle to the dealership for diagnostic.
  • Technician performed engine tune-up. Removed air box and intake tube to gain access to the throttle body and back spark plugs, Removed and replaced all spark plugs, thoroughly cleaned throttle body. Removed and replaced the air filter. Reassembled all components. Added fuel injection concentrate to the fuel system. Ran engine and cycled cleaner through the fuel system. Test drove. Verified repair.
  • Technician removed front wheels, unbolted calipers, cleaned, lubricated, and reinstalled caliper pins. Removed and replaced front brake pads and rotors. Reinstalled all wheels, torqued all lug nuts. Road tested. Verified repair.
  • Technician removed rear wheels, unbolted calipers, cleaned, lubricated, and reinstalled caliper pins. Removed and replaced rear brake pads and rotors. Adjusted parking brake shoes. Reinstalled all wheels, torqued all lug nuts. Road tested. Verified repair.
 
Brian O. gave our service a 5 star review on 3/30/2022

2006 Nissan Titan

Nissan Titan

Mileage
90,250
Service Date
2/3/2022
Services Performed
  • CUSTOMER REQUESTS THAT DIAGNOSTIC BE PERFORMED
  • TECHNICIAN – Test drove vehicle, inspected operation & found Vehicle drove well, no warning lights on. Did feel vibration, starts in back and there is pulsing in the steering wheel. – Scanned computer control modules & found No codes – Inspected & found both the front and the rear brake rotors have hot spots on them indicating warping. – Determined front and rear brakes will need to be be replaced to resolve issue /L3-/L4. -Recommends replacing front pads and rotors as well as rear pads and rotors.
  • TECHNICIAN – Test drove vehicle, inspected operation & found vehicle drove well. – Scanned computer control modules & found no codes.
  • 90 K RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PREMIUM SERVICE ARE BELOW. TECHNICIAN INSPECTED AND FOUND: *AXLE & SUSPENSION PARTS – INSPECT *BALL JOINTS – INSPECT – Front Suspension *BRAKE DISCS/ROTORS AND PADS – INSPECT – Found front and rear brake pads and rotors due for replacement. *BRAKE LINES & CABLES – INSPECT *BRAKE LININGS – INSPECT *CRUISE CONTROL VACUUM HOSES – INSPECT *DRIVESHAFT/PROPELLER SHAFT – INSPECT *DRIVESHAFT/PROPELLER SHAFT DUST BOOTS – INSPECT *EXHAUST SYSTEM – INSPECT *FUEL HOSES – INSPECT *FUEL LINE CONNECTIONS – INSPECT *FUEL TANK VAPOR LINES – INSPECT *HEADLIGHTS – INSPECT – [Adjust if necessary.] *LIGHTS & CONTROLS – INSPECT *STEERING GEAR/RACK – INSPECT *STEERING LINKAGE – INSPECT – Ball Joints ***AIR CLEANER/ELEMENT – REPLACE – Due by miles, slightly dirty. Recommend replacing air filter. ***AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID – REPLACE – Fluid is slightly dirty / L2, due by miles, last transmission service on record with us was performed at 60,000 miles. Recommend performing transmission service. ***CABIN AIR FILTER – REPLACE – Due by miles, full of debris / L3. Recommend replacing the cabin air filter. ***COOLANT – REPLACE – Coolant passes moisture test and temperature test, good to -20 degrees. No recommendation to replace at this time. ***DIFFERENTIAL FLUID – REPLACE – Fluid in good condition, no recommendation for replacement at this time. ***DRIVE BELTS – REPLACE – Serpentine belt appears to be original. Recommend replacing serpentine belt. ***ENGINE OIL AND OIL FILTER- REPLACE – Due for service, oil dark / L2. Recommend performing oil service. ***RADIATOR CAP – REPLACE – Due by miles. Recommend replacing. ***WIPER BLADES – REPLACE – Technician inspected and found wipers appeared to be in good condition, cleared windshield without any streaking. ***TRANSFER CASE FLUID – REPLACE – Found transfer case fluid very dark / L4. Recommend performing transfer case service. *****DOOR HINGES & LOCKS – LUBRICATE – Technician lubricated as outlined. *****TIRES – ROTATE – Inspected and found the best tires on rear of vehicle. No recommendation for rotating tires at this time.
  • TECHNICIAN INSPECTED AND FOUND: – No sticker found indicating next oil service interval. – Engine oil level Full due for service. – Front brake pads at approximately 60- 70 % – Rear brake pads at approximately 40% – Due to vehicle mileage check […]

2006 Volvo S60

Volvo S60

Mileage
191,624
Service Date
1/28/2022
Services Performed
  • CUSTOMER REQUESTS THAT DIAGNOSTIC BE PERFORMED
  • TECHNICIAN – Test drove vehicle, inspected operation & found the gauge goes into vacuum on start up. Goes to 18 – 20 inches of vacuum at idle. – Scanned computer control modules & found no codes stored at this time. – Inspected & found the gauge goes to 15 psi in boost while accelerating and back into vacuum when off the gas pedal. Verified this is normal with ipd technical hot line. – Determined we fixed a minor vacuum leak last time vehicle was in. Gauge is now reading as designed. A minor vacuum leak will cause the gauge to read zero at idle. Vehicle and boost gauge are now operating as designed.
  • TECHNICIAN – Test drove vehicle, inspected operation & found Vehicle drove well verified issue left tail light upper bulb out, right taillight lower bulb is out. – Scanned computer control modules & found no codes at this time. – Inspected & found both left and right taillights have 2 bulbs each. Each side has one out. Replaced all 4 bulbs verified repairs. -Recommends replacing all 4 bulbs.
  • TECHNICIAN – Test drove vehicle, inspected operation & found vehicle drove well. – Scanned computer control modules & found no codes – Inspected & found sunshade is stuck. The glass sunroof moves back and forth but is binding due to sunshade getting stuck. -Recommends taking vehicle to body shop for further diagnostic and repairs.
  • TECHNICIAN INSPECTED AND FOUND: – LOF sticker shows next oil service due at 193,182 miles. – Engine oil level full and clean – Front brake pads at approximately 45 -50 % – Rear brake pads at approximately 60- 65 %
  • Replaced all 4 tail light bulbs. Verified repairs.
  • Removed front timing cover , upper engine covers, engine stabilizer brace, air filter housing, upper engine mount and cam sensors. Gained access to back of cam shafts. Installed special tools to lock cams and crank shaft in place. Removed timing belt, tensioner and idler pulleys. removed water pump and crank shaft gear to access to front crank seal. Removed intake and exhaust, cam gear(vvt actuator) assemblies. Removed and replaced cam seals and crank shaft seal. Installed new water pump, idler and tensioner pulleys. Set camshaft timing and installed new timing belt. (*Note on tear down , once cam lock tool was installed, Found cam timing marks off by one tooth, retarded and crank shaft line up mark one tooth retarded.) Filled cooling system with coolant. Ran engine and pressure tested cooling system. Verified no leaks. Road tested and verified vvt operation. Verified repairs.
  • Disconnected battery, removed inlet air tube to throttle body on intercooler. Removed throttle body and fuel rail to gain access to intake manifold. Removed Intake manifold to gain access to breather box and hoses. Replaced breather box all hoes, seal and intake manifold gasket. Verified all orifices are clear. Resembled and road tested vehicle. Verified proper pvc system operation. […]

2015 Nissan Pathfinder

Nissan Pathfinder

Mileage
70,133
Service Date
12/28/2021
Services Performed
  • Technician performed oil service: drained engine oil, replaced filter and filled with premium engine oil. Inspected all belts, hoses, brakes and tire tread. Adjusted tire pressures and road tested. Verified service.
  • TECHNICIAN INSPECTED AND FOUND: – LOF sticker shows next LOF was due at 68,361miles, overdue 1772 miles by sticker. Recommend performing engine oil service. – Engine oil level Full – Front brake pads at approximately 35 – 40% – Rear brake pads at approximately 50 – 55% – Front tire tread low, outer tread ware /L3. Recommends installing snow tires for winter and replacing front tires in spring. Alignment should be performed at that time. Best tires currently on back no tire rotation needed at this time.
 
Erin & Steve C. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/29/2021

2004 Toyota 4Runner

Toyota 4Runner

Mileage
241,243
Service Date
12/15/2021
Services Performed
  • CUSTOMER REQUESTS THAT DIAGNOSTIC BE PERFORMED
  • TECHNICIAN – Test drove vehicle, inspected operation & found vehicle drove well. Due to snow and slush on ground, unable to hear any abnormal noises. – Scanned computer control modules & found no codes stored. – Inspected all suspension and steering components. All are good and tight at this time. Did find the front and rear brake pads are thin at 25% life left. Worn brakes can cause odd noises while turning. However, unable to duplicate concern.
  • TECHNICIAN – Test drove vehicle, inspected operation & found the serpentine belt is slipping and very noisy. – Inspected & found The serpentine belt is glazed over and worn out. -Recommends replacing belt to solve the issue.
  • Technician performed oil service: drained engine oil, replaced filter and filled with premium engine oil. Inspected all belts, hoses, brakes and tire tread. Adjusted tire pressures and road tested.
  • TECHNICIAN INSPECTED AND FOUND: – LOF sticker shows next LOF was due at 241,084 miles, overdue 159 miles by sticker. Recommend performing engine oil service. – Engine oil level full – Front brake pads at approximately 25% – Rear brake pads at approximately 25% – Due to vehicle mileage check for tuneup / spark plug needs, spark plugs are difficult to access did not check at this time.
 
Theresa & Bob S. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/16/2021

2005 Toyota Tacoma

Toyota Tacoma

Mileage
251,824
Service Date
12/9/2021
Services Performed
  • TECHNICIAN: – Test drove vehicle, inspected transmission operation & found slight rattle noise from shifter in areas; 2, 4 & 6. – Scanned computer control modules & found no codes. – Inspected transmission fluid level & condition, found full, no abnormal brass or metal noted. – Inspected exterior of transmission for leaks & damage, found no concerns. – Determined bushings and shifter are worn, these are not components that were part of or covered under warranty as related to the transmission replacement. – Recommends replacing the shift tower assembly.
  • TECHNICIAN INSPECTED AND FOUND: – LOF sticker shows next oil service due at 254,240miles. – Engine oil level – Front brake pads at approximately – Rear brake pads at approximately
  • Technician performed drain and fill transmission service. Drained fluid, found a very normal and small amount silver in fluid. Filled system with gear oil as outlined for service. Test drove and verified repair. – Determined there were no concerns found.
 
Rodney K. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/10/2021