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1514 Central Ave S
Kent, WA 98032
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Mon - Fri:7:30am to 6:00pm
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(253) 777-0634

Auto Repair Experience

  • Blake Walker , Owner
  • Established 1998
  • 5 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 5 ASE Certified Auto Technicians
  • 93 Years of Car Repair Experience
  • Central Ave Automotive - Howard 
ASE Master Tech 
Howard has been an ASE master tech for 20 years, and is a diagnostic specialist.
  • Central Ave Automotive - Oscar 
ASE Tech 
Oscar has been an ASE Tech for 18 years and is a drive train specialist.


Our review of Central Avenue Auto revealed a very experienced team of professionals who take their craft very seriously. This RepairPal Certified shop has demonstrated a true commitment to staying current by attending some of the best automotive training available. Each one of the technicians has a particular specialty to help ensure that your vehicle is fixed professionally the first time. Blake Walker, the owner, has invested in the automotive tools and computer diagnostic equipment that is needed to perform a wide range of repairs. These repairs include advanced checked engine light and electrical diagnosis, programing, emissions testing, wheel alignment, as well as minor and major mechanical repairs. The work performed here is backed by a 36-month / 36,000-mile warranty, this is one of the best warranties offered in the business. For your convenience a local shuttle service, rental cars, loaner vehicles, early bird drop off, and a very clean comfortable waiting area are available.


Auto Repair Experience

  • Blake Walker , Owner
  • Established 1998
  • 5 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 5 ASE Certified Auto Technicians
  • 93 Years of Car Repair Experience


  • AC/Heating
  • Alignment
  • Check Engine Light
  • Diagnosis
  • Hybrid/Electric
  • Mobile Repair
  • Muffler & Exhaust
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Smog/Emissions Testing
  • Timing Belts
  • Tire Sales/Repair
  • Transmission Repair


  • AAA Member Discount
  • Car Delivery
  • Car Pickup/Dropoff
  • Coffee
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Free Multi-Point Safety Inspection
  • Gas/Diesel
  • Heated Waiting Room
  • Military Discount
  • Parts/Accessories
  • Rental Car
  • Se Habla Espanol
  • Shuttle
  • Towing
  • Warranty Accepted
  • Wireless Internet


Makes We Serve

  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Dodge
  • FIAT
  • Ford
  • GMC
  • Geo
  • Honda
  • Hummer
  • Hyundai
  • Infiniti
  • Isuzu
  • Jaguar
  • Jeep
  • Kia
  • Land Rover
  • Lexus
  • Lincoln
  • Mazda
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Mercury
  • Mini
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Oldsmobile
  • Plymouth
  • Pontiac
  • Ram
  • Saab
  • Saturn
  • Scion
  • Smart
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo

Message from the Shop

Central Automotive is a family owned and operated auto repair service center which has been located in Kent, WA since 1998. We offer complete automotive repairs on all makes and models of vehicles and are a unique repair facility with the most advanced equipment and technicians available in the field.

Our Famous Customer Service
We are known for great customer service and offering the best products and services at the best value. We take pride in having employees who are eager to learn, listen and assist customers at all times. Our technicians are ASE certified to ensure that they are trained and competent to professionally perform every service offered from our business. Each one of our certified technicians is an expert in more than one specialty, ensuring that you will receive service that is reliable and prompt. We also offer a 2 year/24,000 mile warranty on our parts and labor.

RepairPal Certified

Technical Ability

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Tools & Equipment

This score rates the shop's computer diagnostic tools, technical information systems, and other equipment to make sure they can address any issue that may occur with your vehicle.

Customer Service

This score measures the experience, tenure, training, and certification of the customer service representatives, as well as how their customers grade them on overall experience, fair pricing, on-time completion of repairs, and whether or not they felt pressured into additional repairs.

Customer Amenities

This score rates the shop's amenities such as shuttle services, loaner or rental cars, a comfortable waiting room, WiFi, early-bird or off-hours drop-off, and more.

Parts & Labor Warranty

This is the minimum warranty the shop offers on parts and labor for all repairs.


Overall Rating

25 Verified Reviews

Customer Reviews

Verified CustomerMay 01, 2014

I got good service.

Verified CustomerApril 30, 2014

Excellent service. Very trustworthy. Good advice. They work with our issues.

Verified CustomerApril 30, 2014

I have had good service and they guarantee their work.

April 29, 2014

The last time we went in there was a noise that was in the car that was not there when we took it in. They were not able to find the reason for the noise. It took two trips.

Verified CustomerApril 28, 2014

They did the service at the right price. They recommended other things but not urgent, they are all trustworthy not pushy.

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Verified CustomerApril 24, 2014

Well they do good work, but higher prices.

Verified CustomerApril 20, 2014

Just extremely reliable and friendly. They are honest.

April 18, 2014

They are a little further from my house than I would like.

Verified CustomerApril 14, 2014

They are excellent from when you call in and leave. Everything is top notch. The repair work was great and if it's not right they take it back immediately and fix it.

April 14, 2014

The service is good.

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Verified CustomerApril 13, 2014

Central goes above and beyond, and every time we need service and we can't get to the shop they will come and pick our car up at a competitive price. If there is a problem after the service they will stand behind their work.

Verified CustomerApril 11, 2014

They were very thorough. They did a great job on my car. They seemed very honest. I really liked them. It is hard for a women to find a good mechanic and I have found one.

Verified CustomerApril 08, 2014

They always do what I have asked them to do. I do give recommendations for them.

Verified CustomerApril 08, 2014

They are thorough and competent. They have good personality at the counter.

April 07, 2014

They were very quick and accommodating to me and compared to a dealership pretty good prices. They have really good customer service.

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Verified CustomerApril 07, 2014

I really like the customer service there and I like how they do business.

Verified CustomerApril 07, 2014

Very good service, but not the cheapest in the world. I was pleased.

April 07, 2014

I had to take the car back twice.

Verified CustomerApril 06, 2014

I have gone there several times. They talk to me on how they can fix the problem by looking at symptoms and saving money. They never push on things that do not need to be done.

Verified CustomerApril 06, 2014

They do a good job at what they do. They are courteous and friendly.

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Verified CustomerApril 03, 2014

I have been going there for years and I trust them with my car. They are fantastic people with the quality work they do.

Verified CustomerApril 02, 2014

I find them to be competent and reasonable in price and trustworthy. They know what they are doing and charge a fair price and a mechanic who is trustworthy is a big deal.

Verified CustomerApril 02, 2014

The guys are very friendly and helped me out with information. They are really nice and fast.

Verified CustomerMarch 26, 2014

They value customer service, hard work, and also value their company. They're great! They're awesome!

December 13, 2010

Central Avenue Automotive is the best shop I have ever dealt with. Before finding them I was always hesitant to get any work done on my cars and always felt like I was being duped. Not at Central Avenue I have always been treated fairly and with great customer service.

Keep up the great work Central!!

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