5425 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd. SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
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
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.
Had purchased a used car and took to Tveten's for a check up. They did a wonderful job of going through the car. As the car had been well taken care of there were only two items to be done -- wiper blades and a new oil switch. As usual all the employees were kind and helpful. I started using Tveten's about 10 years ago and have always been well pleased with their work. They deserve 10 stars.
Great family run business. When you move to an area you need a few good things: a good doctor, dentist, lawyer, accountant, and a good, trustworthy mechanic. Tveten's Auto Clinic is your place. Scott is a third generation owner. They make you feel like family and will do the right thing. I highly recommend Tveten's Auto Clinic.
Absolutely the best repair shop in the area. They can fix ANYTHING! Clean, efficient, knowledgeable. All the staff are friendly, courteous and always ready to help and make sure you understand what was done to your car. They have never let me down in over 20 years.
I brought my Fusion in to check my brakes after my brake job because they seemed to be squeaking. The technician checked my car out thoroughly and asked if I drove my car very often. I don't and he seemed to know that. He then explained that I needed to drive it more often just to break in the new brakes. My Fusion was brand new when I bought it so it's been a long time since I had new brakes. I forgot that I needed to do that.
I find Tveten's to be a very friendly and professional shop. When I originally brought my Fusion into the shop for a few issues, including my brakes I also brought a quote from Ford for the work I needed to have done. They were able to beat the quoted amount and time it would take from Ford. It's nice to find a place I can trust my car to other than just the dealership.
Thank you Tveten's!