Carcraft Auto Appearance Center is a full service car wash and auto detailing center in the heart of Albany, Oregon. Open since 1976, Carcraft has provided the customers of the mid-Willamette Valley with excellent customer service, affordable detailing packages and a great product for over 35 years now.
Here at Carcraft we have a full-time staff of six experienced auto appearance technicians with over 40 years of combined experience. We have the most modern and complete professional auto appearance facility in the area, offering a full range of services to keep your car in showroom condition.
Our full service soft cloth car wash is the only one in the Albany, Corvallis and Lebanon area. Customers can get a full service package (car wash, vacuum, interior windows cleaned, dash/console wiped) Thursday through Saturday, with no appointment necessary, starting at just $15. Or seven days a week we offer exterior only car washing, with prices starting at just $5. For those seeking a more thorough wash job, Carcraft offers hand washing services by appointment only.
Carcraft also takes great pride in being a member of the International Carwash Association. Once a year, our lead auto appearance technician, Ryan Borde, travels to the ICA Convention to learn about the most up-to-date techniques and equipment in the auto appearance industry.
Whether your vehicle is in need of car wash, a quick basic full service cleaning, or a full interior/exterior detail, our team at Carcraft Auto Appearance Center can help you out. Stop by today and see what we can do for you and your vehicle.
• Complete Interior & Exterior Detailing
• Express Auto Detailing
• Upholstery Cleaning
• Paint Overspray Removal
• Polishing & Waxing
• Full Service Soft Cloth Car Wash
• Exterior Only Soft Cloth Car Wash
• Custom Handwashing
• Chevron Gas Station
For a complete list of our services, please visit our What We Do page
Ryan Borde is the general manager of Carcraft, where he oversees the day-to-day operations of the carwash, detail center and the adjacent Chevron location.
After being gone for seven years, Ryan re-joined the team at Carcraft in April 2012. Since his return, he has been instrumental in giving Carcraft a presence on the Internet by creating the company's website (carcraftalbany.com), assisting with the design of the company's first ever official logo and increasing business. He attends the yearly convention hosted by the International Carwash Association to learn about the latest innovations in the auto detailing and car washing areas. With over 15 years of experience in the industry, Ryan has a vast knowledge of techniques and tools to use in helping get your vehicle in near showroom condition.
Ryan grew up working for his dad and uncle, all through high school and his first few years of college.
He attended Linn-Benton Community College in Albany for two years, where he played baseball and earned all-league honors as an outfielder. From there he transferred to Pacific Lutheran University, where he played both baseball and football. He was named a CoSIDA Academic All-District selection at linebacker as a senior and helped the Lutes finish in the top 10 in the nation both seasons. He eventually graduated from Oregon State in 2004 with a bachelors degree in speech communication.
After leaving PLU in 2002, Ryan became general manager at Carcraft, but left in 2005 to pursue a career in college athletics. He worked two years at Willamette University as an assistant football coach and an assistant athletics communications director, before moving to Seattle in 2007 to puruse another degree. He worked in the athletic department at the University of Washington for one year and received his Master's of Education in Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership degree from the UW in June 2008. From July 2008-March 2012, Ryan worked as the assistant media relations director in the athletic department at Portland State University.
Ryan has one son, Ty (10), and lives in Albany. He enjoys spending time with his son, traveling, running, attending Oregon State athletic events, reading, cooking and BBQing on his Traeger wood pellet grill.
Carcraft Auto Appearance Center
1005 9th Ave SE
Albany, OR 97322
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Some weekend appointments are available
Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
* Car wash hours subject to change due to weather conditions
* Full service packages are only available Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.