Jeremy Laukkonen

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I cannot be defeated. Photo © Jeremy Laukkonen

Jeremy Laukkonen has been dedicated to helping people understand the inner workings of their cars and trucks for nearly two decades. Automotive technology doesn't have to be confusing or intimidating, and Jeremy's mission is to help demystify the subject so that you can make informed choices about repairs, upgrades, and purchases.


Jeremy started turning wrenches professionally in the late 90s, but he grew up around cars. He started out changing oil and sweeping floors as a teenager, and he ultimately ended up running his own shop in the north end of Seattle. He can swap out a distributor and set it perfectly without the aid of a timing light (and did just that one time in the New Mexico desert), but his interests always skewed more toward the tech side of things.

Automotive technology has exploded in complexity over the last several decades, and it can be tough for even the professionals to keep up. As a technician, and later a shop owner, Jeremy learned the importance of breaking down complex technical subjects in understandable ways.


Jeremy graduated from Shorecrest High School in Shoreline, WA, and attended Shoreline Community College. His relevant education, which he earned through years of turning wrenches, is all practical.

Jeremy Laukkonen

"Automotive technology is more complicated today than it ever has been before, and that trend isn't likely to make a U-turn. The days of the shade tree mechanic may seem long gone, but that doesn't mean it's impossible, or even that difficult, to understand the inner workings of your modern car or truck.

The technology under your hood may be a lot more complicated than it used to be, and the tools may be more expensive, but a little knowledge can go a long way."

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