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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 first brought my 2004 Volvo XC70 to Jim about 2 years ago. He did quite a bit of... read more

  • I first brought my 2004 Volvo XC70 to Jim about 2 years ago. He did quite a bit of... read more

  • I took my 2004 Volvo S60 in to get repaired. Jim was extremely personable and did a great job... read more

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  • I brought my ‘01 Volvo in to see Jim after I got her cheap from an auction. He performed a... read more

    Rebekah Yusko
  • I have known Jim or forty one years and he definitely knows his cars regardless of year, make or... read more

    Cheryl Bartley
  • Top notch all the way around. Had some work done on my 1969 Pontiac. Great car care and great customer... read more

    Joshua Albert
  • I have had two Volvo’s over the past 16 years and I’ve never had a better mechanic than Jim. He’s... read more

    Amanda Shepherd
  • Jim is a great mechanic. Honest reliable and reasonably priced. The shop is clean and he treated my car with... read more

    Ginabeth Cairns
  • James is a honest and proficient mechanic. Not easy to find these days. I highly recommend James Auto Works.

    Bobbi Btinkman
  • Jim knows his stuff and specially Volvo’s.
    Very professional, honest and trustworthy.

Jim Gamble Tacoma Volvo Mechanic

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