Pete’s Auto Repair staff are more than just technicians. We are part of your community and care about you, our customer, and your car!

Pete’s team takes pride in our work and is dedicated to your satisfaction. We stay current with the latest technology and tools to maintain and keep your vehicle functioning properly. As an ASE Certified auto repair shop, we regularly attend training to keep our Technician Certifications up to date.

Peter Harksell Jr.

Peter Harksell Jr.

Owner, Technician, Service Adviser, Etc.

Pete is a lifetime resident of Whatcom County. He has been involved with cars all his life. He started out working in his father’s service station in 1969 and then he purchased the business when it moved to its present location in 1991.

Pete is an ASE Certified Master Technician, ASE Certified Parts Specialist, and ASE Certified Service Advisor.

His interests are hot rods, hot wheels, reading, camping, and bicycle riding.

Nita Harksell

Nita Harksell

Co-owner and Office Manager/Bookkeeper

Nita is a lifetime resident of Whatcom County. She has been involved with the business since it opened in 1991. Before that she was a stay at home mom to their son.

She attended the Bellingham Technical College for secretarial and bookkeeping. Nita was the treasurer for the Whatcom unit of ASA from 2001 to 2012 and is currently holding this position again.  Nita also organizes the annual ASA Lights On Event held the first Saturday of October.

Her interests include cooking, making pies, gardening, bicycle riding, and writing poetry.

Allie Spencer

Allie Spencer

Service Manager/Technician

I grew up in Yakima Wash. and moved to Bellingham in 2012. I have been around cars since the age of 5. I finished my Auto Tech Degree at Bellingham Technical College in 2015. I worked at Pete’s during my internship and was hired on full time after graduation. I love being in the shop, working on cars but I also love being up front and helping our customers. In my free time, I enjoy being around animals and being outdoors. I was recently married to Nate and we have a wonderful new daughter.


Alonso started with us as an intern from the Bellingham Technical College. After he graduated from the Automotive Course, we hired him full time. His interests are cars and bicycles. He has built a bike to show at car and bike shows.

Contact us

Monday – Friday
Shop Hours: 8am-4:30pm
Office Hours: 7am-5pm
Key Drop Service Available