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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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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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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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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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Do You Work Weekends?

Do You Work Weekends?

  At Graham Auto Repair weekends are the time to relax. We know how hard you work during the week, especially in the automotive industry. Our team puts a ton of energy into everything they do here! We want our team to know they aren't going to get an unexpected phone call on the weekend. You know the call: asking you to give up your weekend to cover someone's shift. Why are we closed on the weekend? We have heard this question a few times. We understand it would be convenient for our customers if we were open every day. But we value our team as much as we value our customers. We know everyone needs time over the weekend to rejuvenate. Including you! Instead we have other convenient options for our customers. We have courtesy pick-up and drop-off for our local customers. We have courtesy loaner cars that can be scheduled in advance. We also have a locked key-box for after-hours. Our customers can drop off their vehicles early in the morning before work, or in the even ... read more

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Do The Right Thing | Graham Auto Repair Essential #1

Do The Right Thing | Graham Auto Repair Essential #1

At Graham Auto Repair we have 24 Team Essentials. These are words we live by. We use these essentials in the way we communicate with each other on a daily basis. If we see someone who is exemplifying one of our essentials, we celebrate! Likewise, if someone is struggling with one of our essentials - we use that as an opportunity to communicate and grow. One way that we celebrate success is by giving each other Stars! “Integrity is not about convenience. It’s an unwavering commitment to do the right thing in every action and every decision we make; even when no one’s looking. Make decisions that build strong, trusting relationships.” Let’s talk about Essential #1: Integrity Sadly, the Automotive Industry has not always been known for its Integrity. Whether we are talking about automotive sales, insurance, repair, or maintenance: there is an underlying fear that you may be taken advantage of. At Graham Auto Repair it is our goal to change that, one se ... read more

Happy Birthday to our Automotive Tech Bret!

Happy Birthday to our Automotive Tech Bret!

Today at Graham Auto Repair we got to celebrate a Birthday for one of our Automotive Technicians! Meet our Automotive Technician Bret! Bret joined our Team at Graham Auto Repair in November 2020. He is married to Kellee and they have three kids: Jessica, Michael, and Douglas. Their family has a Rottweiler named Scout! Bret was born in Puyallup and he grew up in Roy, attending the Yelm High School. He got into repairing vehicles by working on his own Motocross Bikes. As time went by he really got into Hot Rods! He has been working in the Automotive Field since April 1986. His favorite thing about working in this industry is having a good end result. When Bret finds himself with spare time he enjoys riding dirt & street bikes. He also likes to work on his Corvette & his 1942 Mercury! Their family enjoys camping, fishing, and going to the beach. We are ... read more

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Digital Vehicle Health Inspection

Digital Vehicle Health Inspection

Digital Vehicle Health Inspection At Graham Auto Repair our Automotive Technicians will complete a Digital Health Inspection of your vehicle with every service. This is a courtesy service with no additional cost for you. During the vehicle inspection our Technicians take pictures of everything that they find. The inspection includes a walk-around where they inspect things like the overall body condition, the headlights, windshield, tire depth, vehicle mileage and warning lights. They also perform a Test Drive where they inspect the horn, chassis, parking brake, engine performance, shifting, steering, braking, and acceleration. They check all of your fluids, including the engine oil, coolant, brake fluid, transmission fluid and power steering fluid. They inspect the battery, spark plugs, air filter, drive belts and cooling system hoses. They check for fluid leaks and perform a visual inspection of the brakes, tires and struts. After the vehicle inspection is complete, o ... read more

Go The Extra Mile | Graham Auto Repair Essential #4

Go The Extra Mile | Graham Auto Repair Essential #4

Graham Auto Repair | Essential #4 "Go the Extra Mile. Be willing to do whatever it takes to accomplish the job, plus a little bit more. Whether it's starting early, staying late, or doing something that's not in your job description. It's the Extra Mile that separates the average person from the Superstar. Be a Superstar!" I just want to take a moment to make this, "Graham Auto Repair Essential" a little more personal. First of all, if you don't know me, my name is Lacie. I have been the Digital Media Manager here at Graham Auto Repair since April 2019. You can see my photo up above, along with our Service Advisors, Brian (left) and Rob (right). As the Digital Media Manager, I spend a lot of time in the background and I get to witness our Team and how they work together. I have never worked somewhere before where "going the extra mile" was the norm and such a huge part of ... read more

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