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Ray’s Auto Center

"Keeping Lakewood Moving Since 1954"

About Us

Ray’s Auto Center has been around since 1954. We have built our reputation as a premier auto repair shop in Lakewood, WA, and we service all makes and models at our fully-equipped facility. Our team is ASE-Certified, and we specialize in full-service brake work and engine repair or replacement. Our staff will take the time to explain your vehicle's problems to you so that you understand what is going on with your car, truck, or SUV and can make an informed decision about what needs to be done. We're looking forward to partnering with University Place, Steilacoom, Tacoma, and the surrounding areas to continue providing the community with quality workmanship and customer service that is unmatched by other auto repair shops. We'd like to personally invite you to stop by and experience the difference, today!

Our Story

Ray’s Auto Center has been keeping Lakewood moving since 1954. Our current owner, Steve George, acquired the business from his father Ray and has carried on the family legacy servicing the Lakewood and greater Pierce County area. With over 65 years of trusted business experience, you can be sure our talented mechanics will get the job done right.

Our clients can expect prompt service from our friendly team that has the experience and knowledge to tackle every job thrown our way. We welcome new challenges and learning opportunities, so we work on all vehicles of all makes and models.

Our team of technicians specializes in full service brake work. We are ASE Certified and provide services to repair and replace engines and transmissions. Suspension and brake work is also available, which also includes routine maintenance and repairs.

Ray’s Auto Group prioritizes our commitment to our community and customer service with each job. Our honest team members will answer your questions and finish projects quickly and efficiently to get your vehicle up and running in no time.

If you’re interested in getting your questions answered, learning more about our services, or scheduling an appointment for routine maintenance, brake work, or more, give us a call at (253) 582-3900 or stop by at 5445 Steilacoom Blvd SW in Lakewood, WA.

Areas Served

Lakewood, WA | Steilacoom, WA | Tacoma, WA | University Place, WA | DuPont, WA | Joint Base Lewis–McChord, WA | Fircrest, WA

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On 1/11/2024 Wyan Wang had this to say:
Been coming here for years, with multiple vehicles. Never had an issue, with anything! The staff is friendly, they communicate well, prices are some of the best. They are very timely, and I trust them enough to recommend them to more than a couple friends and family members. Thank you Ray’s auto!!

On 11/30/2023 Paulette Swanson had this to say:
They do great work and are very friendly. Their pricing is reasonable, and sometimes work payments.

On 11/1/2023 Edward B. had this to say:
I took a used car to Ray's for a pre-purchase inspection and I was very favorably impressed! They got me in within a day, and worked around my flaky scheduling without complaint. Steve, the mechanic who did the inspection, was obviously extremely competent, and turned around a very thorough inspection in about an hour and a half. Steve explained everything he found to me in non-mechanic terms and contextualized the results considering the age and mileage of the car. Seldom have I spend $150 so wisely. His evaluation allowed me to negotiate an equatable price from a position of strength. I strongly recommend Ray's Auto Center.

On 9/20/2023 John Hammonds had this to say:
No better place to take care of your car in south sound!

On 8/18/2023 Gerald Parr had this to say:
Very helpful in getting you an appointment to fix what ails your vehicle. Knowledgeable on a large range of vehicles. They're up to date on quite a few vehicles, but if you're driving Euro cars (BMW, Audi) and need more in-depth repairs done, Strictly Euro Auto in Century Plaza off of 100th in Lakewood is an excellent choice as well.

Contact Us

Ray’s Auto Center
5445 Steilacoom Blvd SW Lakewood, WA 98499
Phone: (253) 582-3900

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American Express, Android Pay, Apple Pay, Cash, Personal Checks, Debit Cards, Discover, MasterCard, PayPal, Visa

Our Hours

Holiday Hours May Vary. Please Call For Details.

Monday: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Join the team at Ray's Auto Center! We're on the lookout for skilled technicians familiar with radiators, drive belts, brakes, and starters. Bring your year+ of experience to a place where you can thrive. 🚗

Full-time, 40 hours, Monday-Friday.
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