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About James Auto Works

From a young age, Jim Gamble was passionate about cars. He began to cultivate his interest in all things related to cars when, growing up in Tacoma in the late 70s, he could often be found cruising 6th Avenue with his high school buddies, having fun and sharing their interest in muscle cars.

After high school Jim served in the United States Air Force for nearly fourteen years; following that, he worked for various commercial airlines, but during all of that time he enthusiastically continued to grow his knowledge and gain skill with vehicles.

Jim’s connection with Volvos began in 1999, when he purchased a 1990 740 wagon–owning this car increased his interest in them, and eventually led to his managing a small Volvo repair shop, where he gained five years of hands-on experience working on Volvos.

Jim truly loves all things cars; he is always up for a chat with clients about their own car stories, vehicles and mechanical adventures. When he’s not working on cars, Jim enjoys taking walks and bike rides with his wife, and planning their next home improvement project.

  • I spent years looking for an honest and fair mechanic to work on my Volvo. After getting a whole... read more

    candi mcculloch
    12/29/2020
  • I spent years looking for an honest and fair mechanic to work on my Volvo. After getting a whole... read more

    candi mcculloch
    12/25/2020
  • Great service and great prices for newer Volvo. Extremely professional and honest on work that needs to be done. Will... read more

    Jeffrey Paul
    12/10/2020
  • Knowledgeable, researches repair prior to work, and quick. I will be back, and do recommend.

    Roland Whitehurst
    11/09/2020
  • Very honest about the work that needs to be done. He is very knowledgeable and very good price.

    Ash Swensen
    10/28/2020
  • James is knowledgeable, fair and friendly. His craftsmanship is stellar and his care for your vehicle is on par with... read more

    Rashard Perry
    9/26/2020
  • Another solid experience. Takes care of the car with excellent parts, fair pricing and quality work

    Steven Randall
    9/24/2020
  • Good Honest Mechanic

    daniel crockett
    9/16/2020
  • Jim is our " Volvo guy". He treats us super well and really knows what he is talking about. He... read more

    Chris Perkins
    8/14/2020
  • Fast, reliable, easy to work with.

    Ame Watterson
    7/28/2020
Jim Gamble Tacoma Volvo Mechanic

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