5425 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd. SW
Welcome to Tvetens Auto Clinic – Your Lakewood Area Auto Repair Shop
In 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.
Our Customers Say
Our Customers Say – Our Reviews
Auto Service Lakewood
I got stuck near this shop, my GMC Sierra wouldn't start. The team here had a tow service pick me up and bring me in. I'm from out of town so it was important to get the issue fixed that day. It turned out to be a bad alternator, they swapped it out and I was on my way. Fair price, great service, great team!
These people are absolutely amazing... Google couldn't have steered me in a greater direction... They were courteous kind and personable... I wouldn't recommend any other mechanic outside of Tvetens... Nicole is awesomesauce
I needed an oil change, new tires, and a new shop to do these, so I chose Tveten's. My parents had taken their cars there and were always satisfied.
The 30-point inspection was thorough and relevant to my car's needs and usage. And it relieved some concerns I'd had, because it was accurate and they only recommended work that actually needed to be done a little bit "down the road". This will be my car's new repair home! 😀😀😀😀😀
They do a great job meeting our needs when we have a break down. Fair prices. Nicole is great in the office. Usually vehicle is ready when they say it will be.
After chasing around Pierce County trying one mechanic and repair shop after another since 2015 to solve a recurring mechanical failure I took my van to Tveten's Auto Clinic in Lakewood, WA. Not only did they solve the problem but did so in record time. From all the staff, front office to mechanics in back I found enthusiastic support and great services from every staff person I met there. The owner, Scott has automotive DNA in his blood, Nichole is always on top of progress and kept me informed every step of the way. Ray who manages the shop is well informed. Together they create a great place to have all my work done with a personal and friendly environment. Thanks guys.