Wedgwood Business Feature: Johnson’s Auto Repair

Johnson’s Auto Repair is a long-time, locally-owned business in Wedgwood on 35th Ave NE at the southeast corner of NE 95th Street.  This full-service repair shop has high ratings for quality and service.

Johnson’s Auto Repair at 9418 35th Ave NE in Wedgwood

Jeff Johnson, owner of Johnson’s Auto Repair at 9418 35th Ave NE, recently expanded to lease the Spirit gas station on the northeast corner of the intersection at 9500 35th Ave NE.

These two corner sites are what remains of the “gas station era” in the Wedgwood neighborhood, including the time when there were three gas stations at the NE 95th Street intersection.

Jeff Johnson’s family tradition of auto service includes his father Roy, who once had a gas station on NE 45th Street by University Village, and Jeff’s son who has been working with Jeff for several years now.

Jeff Johnson’s lifetime of good work

Jeff Johnson, mayor of the City of Lake Forest Park

Over his lifetime Jeff Johnson has had some interesting sidelines to his work in the auto shop.  He has been a local stand-up comedian, had a brief career as a hydroplane racer (ending in a scary crash) and has worked for the Seattle Seahawks as a member of the chain crew.

When not developing new side jobs, Jeff has served by going to Mexico with his church’s mission to build homes for the needy.   Jeff’s current second job is as mayor of the City of Lake Forest Park!

Does your car need a winter check-up, just an oil change or major engine work?  Look no farther than Johnson’s Auto Repair.  For all your car service needs, give Johnson’s a call at 206-522-3305.

Spirit gas station and Johnson's Auto at NE 95th Street.December 2017

The Spirit Gas Station and Johnson’s Auto Repair on 38th Ave NE, at the corners of NE 95th Street in Wedgwood.

About Wedgwood in Seattle History

Valarie is a volunteer writer of neighborhood history in Seattle.
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