About Our Shop in Rathdrum, ID

Committed to Your Automotive Success -- Powerline Automotive & Diesel Repair

Professional Team

At Powerline Automotive, we believe that our customers need to be surrounded by the best automotive professionals in Rathdrum, ID. It would be a disservice to provide anything less than that. Our ASE Certified technicians have a collective total of over 20 years of experience in the industry. But we want to take their knowledge further, so we also encourage them to continue their education in the ever-growing industry. Advancements in technology demand technicians to stay on their toes, and we want our team to be prepared for your needs. Whether it’s taking classes at North Idaho College or completing online training modules, we make sure our team has all the resources available to succeed! When they succeed, you get the care you deserve!

We utilize their experience, knowledge, and skill in our new facility. Since we accept all makes and models, our technicians are familiar with a variety of different tools, parts, and service techniques. We know that when you work with them, you’ll be able to get the most out of your vehicle!

Personable People

At Powerline Automotive, our goal is to be transparent, honest, and fair with you as soon as you enter our doors. This starts with our service experts, who have a detailed understanding of our services and their price points. They’ll be able to provide you with a quality, fair, and affordable service plan based on factors such as your budget, concerns, and your vehicle’s make, model, and current condition. Once our technicians are finished, they’ll also provide you with a quick overview of all the services performed and answer any additional questions you may have. We won’t consider your visit “done” until all of your questions are answered to your satisfaction!

Schedule Your Next Visit With Us!

When your vehicle starts running into problems, you need to make sure you surround it with an automotive team that can properly assess and fix the issue. A team that’ll have your best interests in mind. A team like Powerline Automotive & Diesel Repair in Rathdrum, ID. Our ASE Certified technicians and professionally trained service experts will provide your vehicle with quality and affordable auto services that’ll have it running smoothly all over Kootenai County. If you’re ready to book a visit or have questions about our services, give us a call at 208-687-8882 or visit our facility at 6482 West Commercial Park Avenue! We look forward to providing you with all your automotive repair needs!

Meet The Team: Cris & Holly!



Cris and his wife, Holly, are the owners of Powerline Automotive and Diesel Repair. Cris has been a professional technician for 22 years. He began his career in Dodge dealerships, and worked for nearly a decade for them before becoming an independent shop owner. He successfully started a shop in Washington State and ran it for 7 years. He sold the business before relocating to North Idaho. He is an ASE Master Certified technician with an L-1, which is an advanced level diagnostics certification. He loves being in North Idaho, and is passionate about serving his customers with excellence in repair and service. Cris is also a family man. Him and his wife Holly have been married for 8 years, and have 7 children. His faith in God is central to everything he does, and he is an active member of his church family. His hobbies include an array of activities including traveling with his family, camping, mountain biking, hiking and snowboarding. He enjoys going zip lining, fast roller coasters and has even been sky diving!

Holly’s career began in the solid waste industry. She ran her father’s two solid waste companies for nearly a decade before marrying Cris 8 years ago. She then began working alongside Cris, owning and running an auto repair shop in Washington State. They sold the business before relocating to North Idaho in 2017. At Powerline Automotive & Diesel Repair she is responsible for accounting, Human Resources, accounts payable, and other administrative duties. Holly’s faith in God is central to everything she does, and she is an active member of her church family. Her and Cris have 7 children, and she also homeschools. Her hobbies include playing the piano, sewing, traveling with her family, camping, hiking, and home renovations.

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