About Us


Certified Techs Auto Repair, Diesel and Fleet Services provides quality car care in Spring, Texas. We are a family-owned business delivering honest and professional automotive repair and auto maintenance services to the people of Spring and surrounding areas. Owners Kim and Phil Birdwell wanted to have an auto shop that would provide quality service with highly trained technicians. The quality ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certified technicians at Certified Techs employ today’s latest automotive technology and are equipped to handle all major and minor repairs on foreign, domestic, and diesel vehicles.  We would love to take care of your automotive repair needs.
We are a 3 man team.



John Westell : Owner

John Westell has been in the automotive business for 35 years. He has experience as a technician, sales and operations.  He is a former master technician and NASCAR crew member.


Chris Gavlik : ASE Master Technician

Chris Gavlik, ASE Master Technician has been in the business for 10 years. He specializes in advanced diagnostics and diesel repair. Chris holds his ASE Master and L1 certification


Hunter Birdwell : ASE Master Technician

Hunter Birdwell, ASE Master technician has been in the business for 10 years. Hunter worked for a large ford dealership as a repair technician for 5 years. He specializes in major repair and business operations. Hunter holds his ASE Master and L1 as well as undercar specialist certifications.

As a team, we have the skills, knowledge, and equipment necessary to perform bumper-to-bumper repairs on all makes and models of cars and light trucks. We have all worked together in the past and formed this shop as partners. Our goal is to treat the customer to a positive experience while providing the highest quality service repair anywhere. We pride ourselves on our advance training and ASE certification. Both Hunter and Chris hold L1 certifications.

Certified Techs Auto Repair, Diesel and Fleet Services is a certified NAPA AutoCare Center; we are able to provide the benefits of an established national entity while maintaining the personal touch of a family owned business. We understand that your vehicle is a major investment, and that is why we care for each customer’s vehicle as if it were our own.


Please be sure to go to our Shop Specials section for our current coupons and specials.

All employees are ASE master certified L1 techs.
We have state of the art diagnostic equipment,and a spotless shop.
A beautiful waiting room with free wifi, complementary Keurig coffee.

Come by and visit our clean and professional shop in Spring, Texas.

About NAPA AutoCare


As a NAPA AutoCare Center, we follow a strict code of ethics so customers will know up-front what to expect. As part of this code, we pledge:

  • To perform high-quality diagnostic and repair service at a fair price using quality NAPA parts.
  • To employ ASE-certified technicians.
  • To be dedicated to customer satisfaction.
  • To exercise reasonable care for the customer’s property while it is in our possession.
  • To obtain prior authorization and provide a price estimate for work performed.
  • To provide a system for fair settlement of customer complaints should they occur.
  • To maintain the highest standards of our profession.
  • To uphold the integrity of all members of the NAPA AutoCare Program.

Our National NAPA AutoCare Warranty
We currently offer the NAPA AutoCare Peace of Mind Warranty, which provides our customers with 24 months/24,000 miles of worry-free protection on qualifying parts and labor. Wherever you may travel, our warranty is honored at more than 14,000 NAPA AutoCare locations across the country.

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