Downtown Auto Repair

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102 Auburn Way N
Auburn, WA 98002 USA
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8:00am to 5:00pm
8:00am to 5:00pm
8:00am to 5:00pm
8:00am to 5:00pm
8:00am to 5:00pm
8:00am to 5:00pm
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(253) 455-7454
22 Verified Reviews

Auto Repair Experience

  • Neil Christensen, Owner
  • Established 2014
  • 1 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 15 Years of Car Repair Experience

Downtown Auto Repair has been serving the community of Auburn and the surrounding area since 2014. During this time they have developed a loyal following of satisfied customers who described this shop to us as: "friendly”, “excellent”, “courteous”, and “professional”. This location features a team of automotive technicians whose commitment to ongoing training and ASE Certifications ranks with the best. An investment in the necessary tools and diagnostic equipment help make them capable of repairs ranging from minor and major mechanical repairs, to check engine light diagnosis and repair, as well as your scheduled maintenance needs. Repairs are covered by a 24-month / 24,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind. A local shuttle service, rental vehicles, early bird drop off, and a waiting area with wireless Internet are all available for your convenience.


Toyota Timing Belt Replacement Details

The rubber timing belt connects the camshaft to the crankshaft of the engine. This rubber belt wears and deteriorates over time, requiring replacement.

Common Symptoms:

  • Engine will stop running and internal engine damage can occur 
  • Belt may "jump time" (skipping a tooth or more, usually on the cam gear). This results in a loss of synchronization and engine performance.
  • Trouble codes from the camshaft or crankshaft sensors, causing Check Engine Light to illuminate
  • Slapping or scraping noises from engine

What the Mechanic Should Do:

  • The timing belt should be replaced at scheduled intervals, which vary among car manufacturers, but are usually every 60,000 to 90,000 miles. Having it serviced at these intervals will help reduce the chance of any related drivability concerns.
  • To replace the timing belt, the technician will remove the drive/fan belts (these should be inspected and replaced as necessary), pulleys, crankshaft pulley, and timing covers. He or she will also inspect components inside the timing cover and, if necessary, replace oil seals, tensioners, and idler pulleys. On certain engines, a water pump replacement and/or valve adjustment should be done at the same time as the timing belt service.

Auto Repair Experience

  • Neil Christensen, Owner
  • Established 2014
  • 1 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 15 Years of Car Repair Experience


  • Check Engine Light
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Timing Belts


  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Rental Car
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shuttle
  • Wireless Internet

Makes We Serve

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

Overall Rating

22 Verified Reviews

Customer Reviews

by - Verified Customer September 02, 2015

They were professional and courteous. They did a good job on my van.

by - Verified Customer August 25, 2015

The gentleman was nice. He explained the situation and went to extremes to find the parts and the job. I would have had to go to a Volvo dealer in Fife and I didn't want to do that. He was friendly and went out of his way to help.

by - Verified Customer August 24, 2015

They were excellent in every manner.

by - Verified Customer August 19, 2015

The mechanic was fair and precise. They repaired it with no wait. I was happy with the final results. The price was right.

by - Verified Customer August 18, 2015

They were friendly. They told me what I needed. They did the repair in a timely manner.

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by August 18, 2015

The circumstances. When they did my oil change there was only one person there. It took extra time. There was great customer service.

by August 13, 2015

Untimely service. They caused more damage to my car than they repaired. It took longer than they said it would. The cost was unclear.

by August 04, 2015

Their price is fair. They did the job well. I was very satisfied.

by - Verified Customer August 04, 2015

I took my car there and they recommended things I needed done. They told me if I found another car to bring it in and they would tell me if I should buy it. They were very friendly and truthful. And upfront.

by - Verified Customer July 24, 2015

It's affordable and no appointment needed, you just go drop your car off and pick it up within an hour.

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by July 17, 2015

Why not? They did a good job. They have good customer service. They're pretty fast.

by - Verified Customer July 15, 2015

When I went in they explained what needed to be done right away. They took care of it right away. I enjoy working with them. They always tell me what it is that they do. There's no waiting.

by - Verified Customer July 15, 2015

They did a good job, timely manner and informative.

by July 15, 2015

They did good work for me.

by July 13, 2015

They were courteous and thorough. They completely fixed the repairs needed done.

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by - Verified Customer July 10, 2015

I don't really know. All they did was to perform a diagnostic.

by - Verified Customer July 01, 2015

They were very expert. They owner took care of it. It came out clean. They had cold water and a place to sit. It wasn't busy.

by July 01, 2015

They had quick service.

by - Verified Customer June 24, 2015

I was satisfied with the work they did. They were nice and friendly and matter of fact. There were no games.

by - Verified Customer June 23, 2015

They did great work. But it did take a long time.

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by - Verified Customer June 22, 2015

It depends on who is working there. It depends on their work ethic. They try to be competitive and beat everyone else.

by - Verified Customer June 19, 2015

They were good. They were friendly. They treated me well.

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