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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.

  • Returned call and was able to get me in as soon as I could make it. I am thankful I... read more

    Kerry Quenga
  • Top shelf. Got Volvo? He's the man you should talk to.

    Chris ODonnell
  • I had a bent strut on my 240 wagon, and Les Schwab couldn’t figure out what to do about it.... read more

  • I was prepared to pay over $700 for service on my 2017 S90 plus whatever brakes would cost. But when... read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Rashard Perry
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