Get to Know Your Detailers

Since 2011, our family owned and operated business has been honored to provide high quality detailing services in the Seattle area since 2011. Home based in Lynnwood, we specialize in clear paint protection.

Our small team – there are just five of us – is comprised of car enthusiasts. We care for each vehicle like it was our own. By training our staff onsite, we ensure your vehicle’s always given the expert attention it deserves. We never overbook, test each product thoroughly, and pay close attention to details. It’s the way we believe you and your vehicle should be treated because it’s the way we want to be treated.

Mike McKinnon

Big Mike
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Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

Mike McKinnon

Making cars look beautiful isn’t just a job for Mike. It’s what gets him excited. It has been since he restored his first Mustang at 19-years-old. A four-cylinder gem, it needed a tad bit of work. The experience showed him how powerful the right products and tools are when used with care and attention. It’s this same care and attention Mike gives every car that comes in.

Detailing cars professionally for more than a decade, Mike founded Benchmark Auto Salon with his wife, Katie, in 2011. Since the beginning, they’ve been committed to providing an affordable option for transforming your vehicle to its full potential.

A Mustang man to this day, Mike’s continued to work on older models, including his fully restored ’91 Mustang. When not working on cars, Mike can often be found at the gym working out, playing soccer or spending time with Katie and their three dogs.

Katie McKinnon

Ford F-150
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Katie McKinnon

Raised in the Pacific Northwest, Katie co-owns Benchmark Auto Salon with her husband, Mike. In 2011, they founded the company on a simple principle – make cars look beautiful. It’s what they’ve been doing ever since. For Katie there’s no greater reward than seeing a vehicle restored to its natural beauty.

At Benchmark, she is the coordinating glue that holds the business together. From scheduling appointments and answering customer questions to reviewing products and ordering supplies, she does it all.

A dog loving, avid snowboarder, she met Mike in high school. Even then, they both shared a passion for cars. Now, it’s a passion they get to pursue together everyday.



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What Our Customers Say:

Trusted Clear Bra Installation

Benchmark Auto Salon installed clear paint protection film on the bumper, hood, fenders and rocker panels and 22PLE on the all surfaces of my 2015 Mustang GT and I am completely happy with the look of the car. What I care about is how the finished product looks, and to me it looks amazing.

John K.
Reliable Detailing

Thanks again, Mike, for making my car look even better than the day I bought it! Don't know how you do it, but you do it every time!

Marci D.

Keeping Your Vehicle Like New

We believe your vehicle should look as smooth as it drives. Traveling in your vehicle is about more than getting from Point A to Point B. It’s about getting there in luxury.