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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.

  • This dealership was awesome I took my car in because my airbag got recalled and needed to be replaced. They... read more

    Clifton Ramsten
    4/16/2022
  • First off, I never write reviews… So why start now? I am moving out of state for a new job,... read more

    Oliver Pineda
    12/22/2021
  • Reliable, trustworthy and friendly, Jim has been doing a fantastic job taking care of our car for a couple of... read more

    hamish kay
    11/11/2021
  • Highly recommended, fantastic service and worked very well with me in every aspect of my cars service. I will... read more

    Janie McMoneagle
    11/04/2021
  • Great service, quick without letting things slip or talking to you, great price, great guy. All around a great experience.... read more

    christopher cook
    10/25/2021
  • Jim is very knowledgeable and a great resource for the proper ownership and procurement of all generations of Volvos.

    Adriel Rollins
    9/13/2021
  • Jim came out three days in a row after his work shift and came over and fixed my Volvo xc... read more

    griz 1992
    7/27/2021
  • I got some work done on my 2000 Volvo here in April, and I had a great experience. James is... read more

    V Lanza
    7/07/2021
  • Returned call and was able to get me in as soon as I could make it. I am thankful I... read more

    Kerry Quenga
    5/01/2021
  • Top shelf. Got Volvo? He's the man you should talk to.

    Chris ODonnell
    3/21/2021
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