Whether you are you are in the market for a car, need help selling a vehicle, or are looking for a place to help with other car ownership needs such as repairs and maintenance, insurance, title services, detailing, accessories, etc, we are a 1-stop shop for all you automotive needs!

 — Elijah Ridgley, Co Founder


Expat Auto was founded by long-time residents, father and son, with a passion to bring a little light to the darkness in the used car industry by helping the community in Chiang Mai to navigate through the car buying and selling process, as well as the ongoing vehicle ownership needs. 

Starting with only 1 car in their front yard, it eventually grew, by God’s grace alone, to what it is today, and will continue along as long as He wills!


  • 2009 - Founded at our first location where the first car was bought and prepped at our house garage! Humble beginnings.


  • 2013 - We moved to our second location in the San Sai area where we were able to start growing the service side of our business.


  • 2018 - We moved to our current location which has provided much more space for us to grow in many departments.

Purpose:  The Expat Auto Family seeks to honor God by positively impacting the lives of our employees, customers, and community.

Our Niche: Providing convenience and peace of mind through superior quality vehicles and automotive services

  • Integrity – embodied in values like Truth, Honesty, and Respect to name a few.
  • Humility – Pride in work while giving God the Glory. 
  • Service – Servant attitude to team, customers, and community on a personal and professional level.
  • Initiative – Hungry to learn, to innovate
  • Commitment to Excellence – “good enough” isn’t.  Professional, Systematic, Efficient, Detailed, Clean.
  • Joy – passionate about life, friendly, smile, have fun.


  • All-Inclusive Haggle-Free Pricing
  • Full Service Registration
  • Thorough Multi-Point Pre-Sale Inspection
  • Warranty based on age/mileage
  • 24hr Roadside Assistance
  • 1-Stop Service Center
    • Oil Changes & Repairs
    • Insurance & Registration Renewals
    • Detailing Services

And so much more!  See all services here


  • Maintenance & Repairs
  • Car Insurance (collision, mechanical, roadside assistance)
  • Detailing Services
  • Car Accessories
  • Car selling services
  • And More!
  • Honesty & Integrity as core values
  • More than 12 Years of Experience
  • Fair Prices
  • Guarantee on repair parts
  • Loaner car on warranty repairs
  • Professional yet relational business style
  • A long-term relationship is our goal

Thank you in advance for your business, your support and encouragement.  We hope we can do the same for you!




Tung (Vudichai Minpraphal)
Service Manager, Insurance Coordinator, General Admin & HR Director
Alex (Alexander de Bel)
Sales Manager
Chinese Sales & Service Associate
Fern (Nuttha Rodchaam)
Cashier, Accounts Receivable


Elijah Ridgley
Walter Ridgley
Co-Founder, Vehicle Acquisition Manager
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Tum (Pipat Juntapoon)
Car Photography & Marketing | IT Support
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Wai (Somchai Wiragamjon)
Title Services Coordinator
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Online Vehicle Acquisition | Administrative Assistant


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Accounting Manager
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Accounts Payable
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Nok (Manutchanok Nualdee)
Mook Jan2021
Mook (Worakan Tatoon)
Stock Controller, Accounting Assistant


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Bon (Phuwanon Meesuk)
Repair Coordinator (After-Sales)
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Mac (Wichain Kumma)
Technician (Car Sales Prep)
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Jackie (Suthat Sangnamchai)
Technician (After-Sales)
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Winai (Winai Thiophueksa)
Parts Runner, Technician Assistant
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Bo (Wipad Meesuk)
Parts Acquisition, Admin
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Beum (Pornchai Tipsod)
Detailing Coordinator


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Marketing Manager | Sales Trainer | Sales Prep Coordinator | Consignment Service Coordinator
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Technician (Sale Vehicle Inspection & Prep)
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Car Detailer