13580 OR-99W

McMinnville, OR 97128

Monday - Friday

8AM - 5PM


Get to Know Us at Bowers Diesel & Auto Repair in McMinnville

Since 2018, Bowers Diesel & Auto Repair in McMinnville has worked hard to deliver quality diesel and automotive maintenance and repair services to the McMinnville community. James Bowers, shop owner, ASE-Certified Mechanic, and Ford Senior Master Tech is prepared to diagnose, maintain, and repair your vehicle. When you walk into our shop, we have a straightforward goal: to provide excellent automotive maintenance and repair services efficiently and with care.

At Bowers Diesel & Auto Repair in McMinnville, we know that automotive maintenance and repair can be stressful, which is why we at Bowers Diesel & Auto Repair work hard to make your automotive repair experience as seamless as possible. We provide a spacious waiting room with free Wi-Fi for your comfort if you choose to wait. We also offer local pick-up and drop-off services should you need them. Should you prefer to drop off your vehicle and leave it with us while it is being worked on, that is okay, too. Give us a call to schedule a drop-off. We offer you competitive, up-front estimates and exceptional customer service. We work hard to meet your budget and won't suggest any repair you don't need. Give us a call and let James Bowers and his talented automotive technicians take care of you and your diesel & automotive maintenance and repair needs today.

Mechanic Working on a car

Meet the Owner

James grew up on the west coast between California and Washington, frequently moving throughout his childhood. He knew his love for cars outweighed everything else when he graduated high school. He enrolled fresh from high school at UTI in Phoenix, Arizona, where he graduated with a degree in Applied Science in Automotive Technology.


He moved back to Oregon and spent ten years working for North Side Ford. He met his lovely wife, Veronica, settled down in her hometown of McMinnville, Oregon, and started a family. McMinnville was the first place that felt like home.


 Over the last ten years, James worked for some fantastic shops in and around McMinnville, where he gained knowledge of and experience with all types of vehicles. James's passion for cars and trucks has never waned, from managing fleets for companies to working with one of the leaders in diesel repair systems. Now with a son, daughter, two dogs, and a joyful life, he is excited to settle permanent roots in McMinnville with his first shop—Bowers Diesel & Auto Repair.

Our Team