Craftsman Automotive

About Us

Craftsman Automotive was founded in 1966 by Donald Weldecker.  Donald was joined by Alan Himes in 1970, who came on in a General Manager role.  In 1982, Alan bought the business, and ever since has continued to be a trusted automotive resource in the community! 


Specializing in truly personalized service, let us help you with car maintenance and repairs, car sales and purchasing, or just good, solid advice!


Automibile Repair Services:

For over 40 years, Craftsman Automotive has provided Great Service at a Fair Price.  We have over 100 years of combined experience in European Sportscar Repair and Service!  We can perform all manners of maintenance or repair on almost any vehicle, foreign or domestic.  We know what your car or truck needs to stay on the road, and we never sell you services you don't need.  Come see first hand why Washingtonian Magazine called us "Old Reliable".  Or look us up in Consumer Checkbook, where we are consistently rated as a top shop.


Car Sales and Procurement:

Craftsman Automotive has been selling cars for over 40 years.  Many of our vehicles are long-time customer cars, cars from friends and partners, or otherwise brought to us from folks we know.  From daily driver to a safe and reliable first car for your teen, we have or can get you exactly what you need.  Looking for a special car?  We have an extensive network of resources, and can probably locate it for you, for less than you would pay at a dealership or online retailer.  Check out our current inventory in the Vehicles For Sale page.


Championship Winning Auto Racing:

Craftsman Automotive has been involved in motorsports for many years.  We've run cars in IMSA, Grand Am, SCCA Pro and Club Racing, NASA and more.   Check back for our Craftsman Motorsports web page, due out early 2011.