About Tveten's Lakewood Inc

Scott and Rachel Tvetenn the early 1940s, “Sandy” Otto Tveten bought a Texaco garage located on Gravelly Lake Drive in Tacoma, Washington. At the same time he homesteaded on Steilacoom Lake. In 1949 he and his two sons, Dick and Gene, built another shop on 100th & Bridgeport. Dick managed the Bridgeport store and Gene (Scott’s dad) helped Sandy run the Gravelly Lake store. By 1962, Sandy was ready to retire, so they sold the Gravelly Lake store and the brothers combined forces at the Bridgeport location. Tveten’s Lakewood incorporated in 1965 and the brothers’ wives, Betty and Jane, became actively involved as bookkeeper and support staff. Scott started working in 1969 (at age 12) and became a full time employee by 1976. During those years, he built his technical skills by learning from his uncle, his dad, and their lead tech, Norris Skimmerhorn. In 1990, Dick and Betty retired, and Gene gradually turned management of the business over to Scott and his wife Rachael. Tveten’s Auto Clinic became a reality in 1997 when the brothers sold the Bridgeport property and Gene and Jane retired. We built a new, state-of-the-art facility on the portion of the land Scott and Rachael purchased. Our general automotive business is third generation owned and operated. When designing our facility, every care was given to consider the local community and its environment. It is truly state-of-the-art and we take pride in treating our clients and employees like family. We attribute our success to three basic values that have, and always will be, the backbone of our business: Personal Service; Pride in Craftsmanship; and Commitment to Quality. We will continue to combine these traditions with the finest facility, equipment and training available. The rapid changes in technology create our company’s greatest challenge. Keeping our employees and equipment current with automotive manufacturers’ changes is costly and time consuming. We are fortunate to have a qualified staff that is eager and willing to accept the challenge. We are committed to being involved with our automotive associations and our community in order to be better prepared for the future. Tveten’s Auto Clinic acquired the prestigious Five-Star rating with Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department’s EnviroStars in 2002 and continues to maintain that highest rating annually. We employ Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certified Technicians, including Master Certified Technicians, and we participate in the ASE Blue Seal of Excellence program. Our Facility started with AAA in the 1950s with the roadside assistance program and is honored to continue that long relationship of trust and integrity.

Top Services

  • Air Conditioning Recharge
  • Alternator Replacement
  • Brake Pad and Rotor Replacement
  • Catalytic Converter Replacement
  • Scheduled Maintenance Service
  • Timing Chain Replacement
  • Transmission Fluid Services
  • Transmission Repair
  • Turbocharger Replacement
  • Water Pump Replacement

Top Vehicles Serviced

  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Honda
  • Hyundai
  • Jeep
  • Mazda
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Nissan
  • Subaru
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen

Warranties

  • 24 mth/24K mi. warranty (whichever comes first) for parts & labor*

Services Offered

  • Air conditioning diagnosis
  • Air conditioning recharge
  • HVAC blower motor
  • Brake master cylinder
  • Brake pad replacement
  • Brake rotor Replacement
  • Brake shoe replacement
  • Radiator replacement
  • Brake system diagnosis
  • Check engine light diagnosis
  • Diagnose my vehicle
  • Electrical system diagnosis
  • Catalytic Converter replacement
  • Oxygen sensor replacement
  • Engine mount replacement
  • Timing Chain replacement
  • Turbocharger replacement
  • Water Pump replacement
  • Exhaust replacement
  • Muffler replacement
  • Fuel pump replacement
  • Fuel system repairs
  • Hybrid battery replacement
  • Hybrid inverter assembly
  • Ignition system diagnosis
  • Coolant system flush
  • Drive belt replacement
  • Engine oil and filter change
  • Minor/external transmission service
  • Serpentine / drive belt
  • Spark plug replacement
  • Timing belt replacement
  • Tire rotation
  • Alternator replacement
  • Battery replacement
  • Starter replacement
  • Suspension ball joint
  • Wheel alignment
  • Tire replacement
  • Axle shaft oil seal replacement
  • Transmission diagnosis
  • Transmission repair
  • Valve body service

Vehicles Serviced

  • Acura
  • Alfa Romeo
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Daewoo
  • Dodge
  • Eagle
  • FIAT
  • Ford
  • Freightliner
  • GMC
  • Genesis
  • Geo
  • HUMMER
  • Honda
  • Hyundai
  • Infiniti
  • Isuzu
  • Jaguar
  • Jeep
  • Kia
  • Land Rover
  • Lexus
  • Lincoln
  • MINI
  • Maybach
  • Mazda
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Mercury
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Oldsmobile
  • Plymouth
  • Pontiac
  • Porsche
  • Ram
  • Saab
  • Saturn
  • Scion
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo
  • smart

Amenities

    • Early drop off
    • Shuttle service
    • Loaner car
    • Free wifi
    • Wait on site

Other Amenities

Military Discount $30.00

2009 Subaru Outback
"I took my '11 ACURA in because the Check Engine light was on. I received a call few hours after dropping my car off and was told they could not run the diagnostic check because my battery charge was too low. They offered to replace the battery, but I declined because I thought their cost was too high to replace a battery. I went in to pick up my car and had a bill for $149. I asked what the charges were for, and was told it was for checking the battery. I was shocked and paid the bill and drove home. This has bothered me for days. Hence this review. The battery was disconnected because all my settings were deleted. Can Tvetens explain to me why I had to pay $149, only to be told I needed a new battery, and my original problem was not addressed? I have been a customer since 2005."
"We use Tveten's for our company fleet as well as our personal vehicles. Dan and his team make it easy and the quality of their work is exceptional. We enjoy working with Tveten's very much. Thank you!"
"This establishment is VERY professional! The hospitality is through the roof. I will be taking my truck to them until I leave for another duty station. Ray was super nice, respectful, and professional. I don't remember the lady's name at the front desk but she was also the same as Ray. They fixed my truck in a timely manner and it's running very good now. There was no price gouging just because I'm a woman. ( alot of mechanics go up on prices when a woman walks in) Tveten's Auto Clinic is honest. I will recommend anyone to Tvetwn's Auto Clinic."
"I have been their client since I moved to Washington State 3 years ago and I am very very happy with their service. I was a bit worried about the recent change of ownership but I am glad that things are moving smoothly and they are still delivering excellent service."
"They took us on a moment’s notice and fixed our problem immediately. Couldn’t be happier that we chose this spot."

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