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About Tomoko Auto Care Center

Owner Tony posing for a photo in his shop.

How we got started

Tony had been ripped off one too many times by dishonest mechanics. Originally an electrical technician, he began studying as an automotive technician so that he could take repairs into his own hands.

In 2004 Tony completed his studies at Shoreline Community College and opened Tomoko Auto Care Center in Capitol Hill, Seattle. His shop was built on the promise of providing honest and friendly automotive repair service to the community. The business earned a reliable customer base who knew they could trust Tomoko for fair prices and honest recommendations.

In 2010 we moved to the SoDo/Industrial District area.

We are a traditional auto shop. That means we don’t upsell you on more repairs or recommend fancy maintenance packages. We pride ourselves on making a living by building a lasting relationship with our customers. If we wouldn’t do it on our own car, we don’t suggest you should.

Questions and Answers

Do I need to wait with my car, or can I drop it off?

You can drop your car off, however we ask that you call or email the shop to ensure we have space in our parking area before you stop by.

Do you use genuine parts?

Yes. We use OEM parts and supplies so you can be confident that the work we do will be reliable and long-lasting.

Can I bring my own parts?

Yes, if you want to use parts you own we will install them at your request.

Are there any repairs you DO NOT do?

We are not equipped to mount tires, or balance and align wheels. We do not perform body work or exhaust repairs. However we are happy to refer you to other trustworthy businesses in the area.