Yearly Archives: 2022

Happy Birthday Justin!

Happy Birthday Justin!

It's time to celebrate another birthday with our Team!   Justin has been part of our Team at Graham Auto Repair since September 2019. We are so thankful for Justin! He takes pride in his work and is constantly looking for ways to learn and grow. Justin is the first Technician we hired for our Washington State Certified Apprentice Program. This program gives Technicians the opportunity to learn more about the automotive field while getting paid to work on-the-job. Justin is constantly exceeding our expectations and is definitely performance driven. He is willing to ask questions, to work hard, and is always looking to learn more, every day. Justin took Auto Shop classes in High School because he wanted to learn how to fix his own vehicles. He was given the opportunity for a position at a Tire Shop which just helped his passion for automotive to grow. He loves getting to work on differen ... read more

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Graham Auto Repair Landscaping in Yelm, WA

Graham Auto Repair Landscaping in Yelm, WA

It's now been 2 weeks since we opened our second location in Yelm, WA. We have beautiful new landscaping at the front of our shop, and we can't get enough of it. It's so gorgeous! Thank you so much to Outdoor Escapes Landscaping for making our beautiful Rock Riverbed. You can watch a short video below to see more. Or stop by our new shop and check it out in person. Our team would love to meet you! Check out Outdoor Escapes on their Website! Please give us a call or click on this link to schedule online.Follow us on Social Media ... read more

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Mobile Blood Drive in June 2022 at Graham Auto Repair

Mobile Blood Drive in June 2022 at Graham Auto Repair

We are hosting another Mobile Blood Drive at Graham Auto Repair on June 11, 2022. Please click the link below to sign up in advance. Walk-in appointments may not be available. Click This Link to Sign Up Or copy/paste this URL into your browser: https://donor.crbs.net/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/33738 Would you like to know what it's like to donate blood at a Mobile Blood Drive? Watch our video below for a short walk through. If you cannot donate with us on June 11th, there are other blood drives available in the Graham Community. Scroll down to see a picture of our 2022 local schedule below. Thank you so much for supporting our community! By donating blood you are saving lives. Please give us a call 253-847-2221. Or click on this  ... read more

Nisqually Valley Home & Garden Show 2022

Nisqually Valley Home & Garden Show 2022

Graham Auto Repair had the opportunity to sponsor the Car Show last month, at the Nisqually Valley Home and Garden Show. Our Marketing Manager, Lacie, attended the Car Show with her two daughters. They got to choose one of the winners of the Car Show! Check out our short video below to see the Sponsor's Choice Winner. Even though it started to rain pretty hard right at the end of the show! The sun came back just in time for us to shoot some pictures with the winner. Our team is looking forward to being part of the Yelm Community. Check out our recent blog for a quick update about about our second shop, which is located in Yelm, WA. We are hoping to open our 2nd shop by the end of May 2022. Keep watching our social media, like Facebook and Instagram ... read more

Happy Birthday Troy!

Happy Birthday Troy!

This week we got to celebrate another birthday! Troy Vaninetti and his wife Kori are the Shop Owners of Graham Auto Repair. They purchased Graham Auto Repair 16 years ago in April 2006. If you haven't heard, we are preparing to open our second location this year, in Yelm, WA. It has been a long road! Unfortunately we still don't have a firm date of when we will be open. But we are definitely getting close! Check out the photos and a short video below to see an update of our new shop. If you would like to learn more about Troy and his family click here. Pictured Above: Graham Auto Repair in Yelm, WA in March 2021 Pictured Above: Graham Auto Repair in Yelm, WA in May 2022 Please give us a call 253-847-2221. Or click on this link to schedule online.Fo ... read more

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Team Lunch - Soup Bread Bowls!

Team Lunch - Soup Bread Bowls!

What happens when your ATI Coach comes to visit and she is also an awesome cook?? Everyone gets spoiled with soup bread bowls for lunch!! Thank you so much to our boss Troy and our Coach Kim for providing lunch for us last week.   So, who is ATI? ATI stands for the Automotive Training Institute. Our auto repair shop is one of over 1500 shops that gets regular training and consulting through their team of Coaches. Training, learning, and growing is important to our team. ATI provides some of the tools we need to help our team meet our goals. Check out our short video below of our team lunch. Would you like to Schedule an Appointment at Graham Auto Repair?Please give us a call 253-847-2221. Or click on this link to schedule online.Follow us ... read more

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Happy Birthday Lacie!

Happy Birthday Lacie!

It's time to celebrate another birthday with our team! Just in case you don't know me, I'm going to introduce myself: My name is Lacie! I am the Marketing and Hiring Manager at Graham Auto Repair. One of my favorite parts about my job is getting to celebrate our team. I like to remind them of just how awesome they are! This week they turned the tables on me -- they took the time to celebrate my birthday!! I have been working at Graham Auto Repair since April 2019. However, I have known Troy and Kori Vaninetti since 1995, which was before they purchased their business. I absolutely love working here, because I know they care! I feel very blessed that I get to come to work every day and spend my time with people I trust. I even get to work with my Mom, Shannan! She is the Financial Manager at Graham Auto Repair and she's been working here since 2009. Would you like to know a little bit more about me? I am a single Mom with two daughters - they are my world! If I'm not ... read more

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Happy Birthday Tyler!

Happy Birthday Tyler!

It's time to celebrate another birthday with our team! Tyler is one of our Automotive Technician's at Graham Auto Repair. He grew up going to car races with his Dad. He was always tinkering with cars and eventually picked it up as a hobby. Once he discovered that he was a natural at fixing cars, he decided to pursue his hobby as a career. Now Tyler has been in the Automotive industry since 2012. We are all very thankful that Tyler has chosen to use his talents at Graham Auto Repair. He is a very skilled Diagnostic Technician and is awesome at figuring out some of the more puzzling vehicle issues. One of Tyler's other skills is making our Team feel more like a family. When someone is having a rough day we can always count on Tyler for a smile, a good laugh, or even a song! He is someone that our Team can count on to work hard, go the extra mile, and encourage others. Check out our video below to see our team celebrating Tyler's birthday. We celebrated with his favorite ... read more

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Tips to Increase Fuel Economy

Tips to Increase Fuel Economy

  How Do I Save Money on Gas? With gas prices on the rise, we are all looking for ways to save money at the pump! Other than not driving or car-pooling (those aren't always options) what can we do?? I asked my team for help. Keep reading to find out some pretty simple tips we can follow in order to increase our fuel economy. Give us a call if you have any questions! Our Service Advisors will be happy to tell you which services are applicable to your specific vehicle. 1. Complete an Oil Change Service 2. Complete a GDI Service 3. Check for Proper Wheel Alignment 4. Check for Proper Tire Air Pressure ... read more

Schedule an Appointment at Graham Auto Repair in Yelm, WA

Schedule an Appointment at Graham Auto Repair in Yelm, WA

Our second shop in Yelm, WA is coming right along! Our newly renovated building has all of the siding complete. We are looking forward to a fresh coat of paint. It's so fun to watch the progress as we get closer and closer to opening! Although we don't have an exact date yet, we are still on schedule to move into our second location by the end of April 2022. Our first 50 customers at our location in Yelm, WA will receive a special gift from us. This is one way we want to thank you for your support! If you would like the opportunity to get one of our special gifts, give us a call at 253-847-2221. Even though we can't give you an exact date, we want to give you early access to start scheduling appointments! Our Service Estimator, Nathan, will help you out. Nathan will take down all of your information, including your vehicle and details for your upcoming appointment. You will receive a verification text and email once you are on our list. What will happen next? Once we have ... read more

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