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Happy Birthday Bill!

Happy Birthday Bill!

This week at Graham Auto Repair we got to celebrate another Birthday! Bill joined our Team at Graham Auto Repair in August 2020. Bill has mastered all of his ASE Certifications, which makes him one of our lead technicians in our shop. He came to us as a former Mercedes-Benz and BMW Technician. Bill started out in the Automotive Industry back in 1998. He took every Auto Shop class that was available to him in High School because he wanted to learn how cars work. He loves to learn about all of the new technologies that come out on newer cars each year. In High School Bill really got into watching Motorsports, which led him to start Autocross Racing. He has competed nationally with SCCA (Sports Car Club of America). In 2017 Bill earned the Street Touring Ultra ProSolo Championship and in 2018 he earned the Street Touring Ultra National Championship. From Spring through Fall all of Bill's free time is spent on Autocross. Bill's other hobby is singing and he l ... 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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Happy Birthday Brian!

Happy Birthday Brian!

This week at Graham Auto Repair we got to celebrate another Birthday! Brian joined our Team at Graham Auto Repair in September 2019. He is a Marine and has been working in the Automotive Field since 2003. He loves everything to do with cars! He loves driving them, building them, repairing them, and talking about them. He has always had a passion for helping people, and he loves being able to use that passion at Graham Auto Repair. Whether it's serving our customers, supporting our community, or leading and serving our team --- Brian enjoys all of it, and it shows! We are so thankful to have Brian serving with us as part of our family at Graham Auto Repair! We hope you enjoy watching a short video of our team celebrating Brian’s Birthday with his favorite dessert: Tuxedo Cheesecake! Meet more of our Graham Auto Repair Team: Meet The Team ... read more

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Christmas Party 2021 at Graham Auto Repair

Christmas Party 2021 at Graham Auto Repair

Click on this LINK to watch the video directly on YouTube. This year our Team had the opportunity to celebrate the Christmas Season with a Christmas Party! We had dinner at Toscano's Italian Grill in Puyallup, WA. The food was delicious! It was a lot of fun to spend some quality time together, outside of the normal day-to-day work. I just want to say, I work with some really awesome people! I am so blessed by my work family! Are you searching for a team to work with that you can call family? Click on this link to learn more about working with us at Graham Auto Repair. Kori Vaninetti, along with her daughter Hannah, prepared some fun games for us to play! In the photos below you can see Kori leading our team in one of the games. We had to draw a Christmas scene on a paper plate, on top of our head! We also took turns participating in a White ... read more

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Sirius Wood Fired Pizza at Graham Auto Repair!

Sirius Wood Fired Pizza at Graham Auto Repair!

Have you tried the pizza from Sirius Wood Fired Pizza?? If not, you are missing out! Today our team was spoiled with delicious pizza from a local Food Truck, Sirius Wood Fired Pizza! How did this happen? Earlier this week, the Food Truck Owner came by our shop with an emergency situation! His truck, the key to keeping his business mobile, had a Ball Joint concern. We got his truck into our shop that same day and our Technician did his best to help press the ball joint back into the knuckle as quickly as possible. While we weren't able to complete the job 100% it was just enough to get Chuck and his Food Truck back on the road, selling pizza!   Check out the photo above to see a picture of Chuck in his Food Truck, holding one of the delicious pizzas that he served us today! Do you see what's behind him?? A wood stove! When they say th ... read more

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Happy Birthday Rob!

Happy Birthday Rob!

Last week at Graham Auto Repair we got to celebrate a Birthday for one of our Service Advisors! Meet our Sales Team Lead and Service Advisor Rob! Rob joined our Team at Graham Auto Repair in July 2016. He has been working in the Automotive Field since 2009. His favorite thing about working in this industry is learning and training. He loves attending conferences and seminars to stay current in the field. In August 2021 we had the opportunity to celebrate with Rob and his fiancé as they welcomed their baby boy into this world! You can click on this link to read the blog and watch a video of baby Greyson. We are so thankful to have Rob as part of our Family here at Graham Auto Repair!! We hope you enjoy our short video on YouTube fr ... read more

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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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Graham Auto Repair is Coming to Yelm!

Graham Auto Repair is Coming to Yelm!

  We have some exciting news to share with you!! Our Graham Auto Repair family is growing! Shop Owners, Troy and Kori Vaninetti, have purchased a second shop in Yelm, WA .The new sign has been installed and can be seen when you drive down Yelm Ave. There are still a lot of changes coming before our new shop will be ready to open. You can check back on our website for updates as we get closer to opening. You can also follow us on Facebook & Instagram. We were originally hoping to open in Summer 2021. We are now scheduled to open in Aprill 2022! We are so excited for the opportunity to bring the same service that the Graham Community has grown to love and expect from us, to the Yelm Community! You can check out our new Yelm, WA location here: Graham Auto Repair in Yelm on Google ... read more

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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

Quarantine Haircut | The Boss Gets a Haircut!

Quarantine Haircut | The Boss Gets a Haircut!

Click on the picture or this Link to watch the YouTube Video   In Washington State we've been under the Governor's "Stay Home Stay Safe Order" for . . . awhile. For that reason our Boss (Troy, the Owner of Graham Auto Repair) hasn't been able to get a proper haircut and it was definitely time!   So our Service Advisor Brian stepped up and did the Unthinkable - he gave our Boss a Quarantine Haircut! How did it go? Well, you'll have to watch the video to see the results. Or checkout our TikTok Page. Or stop by the Shop and see his fresh new haircut for yourself! Disclaimer: You may hear talk about Graham Auto Repair starting up our own Hair Salon, "Graham Auto Hair Repair" (the name is still up for debate). I want to let you know here and now, that's just not happening. We won't be giving away free haircuts with a 30k 60k or 90k Service at Grah ... read more

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