Vander Wal's Garage

(360) 523-7198
53 Verified Reviews

8:00am to 5:00pm
10:00am to 4:00pm


321 S 2nd Street
Shelton, WA 98584 USA


  • Sue and Don Vanderwal, Owners
  • Established 2001
  • 2 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 52 Years of Car Repair Experience

Vander Wal's Garage Reviews


53 Verified Reviews
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by - Verified Customer April 22, 2017

Good friendly service.

by - Verified Customer April 20, 2017

Very well, very accommodating, very thorough with the repairs.

by - Verified Customer April 04, 2017

They are great they are the nicest people I have met. I love them.

by - Verified Customer April 04, 2017

They are competent, professional, friendly and care about their customers.

by - Verified Customer April 03, 2017

It went longer than expected. There were things in my car and there was a ding on it when I got it back.

by - Verified Customer March 30, 2017

Great. Five stars, shout out to Justin.

by - Verified Customer March 26, 2017

Very satisfied.

by - Verified Customer March 15, 2017

I think the lady kinda stiffed me there - charged me something I didn't think needed charging.

by - Verified Customer February 13, 2017

They were very polite and informative and I feel confident in their work.

by - Verified Customer February 10, 2017

I was very pleased with the service they provided me, they explain everything that is going on and they make sure you understand and are happy with everything before you leave.

by - Verified Customer January 29, 2017

They installed a battery in my Lincoln. I have all my oil changes and those kinds of things for my pickup. We have three vehicles and I take each of them when they need to be serviced.

by - Verified Customer January 26, 2017

Efficient, timely and did a great job.

by - Verified Customer January 23, 2017

Job done right, on time and on budget.

by - Verified Customer December 31, 2016

I had my car down there for quite a while because he was having trouble finding out what was wrong with it, but he got it fixed.

by - Verified Customer December 28, 2016

They were very friendly, competent, and I appreciate their service.

1 verified customer did not leave comments but provided this rating:
by Jose
by - Verified Customer December 27, 2016

Battery replaced.

by - Verified Customer December 23, 2016

It is always pleasant.

by - Verified Customer December 21, 2016

Great work, very fast.

by - Verified Customer December 19, 2016

They were very nice and they took care of my car.

by - Verified Customer October 13, 2014

They do good, quick and quality work with the experience they have.

by - Verified Customer October 09, 2014

Nice work.

by - Verified Customer October 07, 2014

Work is always done in a timely manner and correctly.

by - Verified Customer September 25, 2014


by - Verified Customer September 25, 2014

Good, thorough service.

by - Verified Customer September 25, 2014

They treat me well, and their work was very good.

1 verified customer did not leave comments but provided this rating:
by Jose
by - Verified Customer September 23, 2014

Good service and honest folks. On time.

by - Verified Customer September 23, 2014

They are a good shop downtown, and they are a very convenient shop for people who work in the area, they are experienced and relatively quick.

by - Verified Customer September 22, 2014

Vander Wal's have serviced my car for the last four years. They have found things during regular oil changes and etc that need to be taken care of and I appreciate that as I want to be able to get in my car and go wherever I need to go and not worry about it.

by - Verified Customer September 22, 2014

They worked on my vehicle and now it actually runs.

by - Verified Customer September 17, 2014

Excellent service which is comparable to most dealerships.

by - Verified Customer September 11, 2014

They are delightful, and they are efficient with all of the work they do.

by September 10, 2014

My biggest problem is that they are trying to upsell me. You need this and you need that. That's primarily it, otherwise I am happy.

by September 08, 2014

Good local service station; we did have a communication mix-up.

by - Verified Customer September 08, 2014

I took a car down there to have them take a look at it, they were very good. When I dropped it off they gave me a ride home, and they came and picked me up when the work was finished so I could bring my car home.

by September 03, 2014

Great work, integrity.

1 verified customer did not leave comments but provided this rating:
by Jose
by - Verified Customer September 01, 2014

Work done quickly.

by - Verified Customer August 24, 2014

I like the way they handled my car.

by - Verified Customer August 21, 2014

They were easy to work with and they did what they said they would, and I like to keep my business local.

by - Verified Customer August 20, 2014

Good service, there are other places with better prices. Great service but other places are better.

by - Verified Customer August 20, 2014

They have done a lot of work for me, they are fair. They call you by your first name when they call you back, and they do a lot of work without charging you.

by - Verified Customer August 14, 2014

Informative, and polite.

by - Verified Customer August 06, 2014

They are very very good.

by - Verified Customer August 06, 2014

I have always had great service there.

by - Verified Customer July 31, 2014

Friendly, competent, never make me feel stupid or like they're going to take me for a ride (except giving me a ride to work). Always flexible about scheduling. I trust them. I like to support local businesses.

by - Verified Customer July 27, 2014

Excellent service at the price quoted.

1 verified customer did not leave comments but provided this rating:
by Jose
by - Verified Customer July 24, 2014

You do good work.

by July 24, 2014

I took my car in for the air conditioner charged. They charged it and I was charged an extra 20.00 for to add the dye in the Freon. The air conditioner worked one day and I took the car back in and they could not see where it leaked. They re-energized it and it worked one day and I am not taking it back. It was 150.00 and it was a waste of money. I took it to another garage and I have no problem with it. I was so disgusted.

by - Verified Customer July 22, 2014

They are my neighbors and they are very nice.

by - Verified Customer July 21, 2014

I was able to get in and have the work done at a relatively fair price.

by - Verified Customer July 21, 2014

I am extremely happy with the work. They are convenient, they recommend other places, and when I go in there they took care of me right away. They are my neighbors too. I can't judge their prices and I don't shop around and they are fair with the prices..

by - Verified Customer July 15, 2014

Very overpriced, they charge way too much for their work.

by - Verified Customer July 09, 2014

I have had excellent response from the people. When I call they are happy to hear from me. They appreciate their customers and they treat them well and by being nice. I am a widow and they are taking care of my car and old 98 car. They keep it running for me, I am an old lady, they are looking out for their customers. They care for their customers.

1 verified customer did not leave comments but provided this rating:
by Jose

RepairPal Scorecard


Vander Wal's Garage has been serving the Shelton area since  2001. This experienced team strives to provide the highest quality experience possible. A recent survey of their customers verified this commitment. They described this team as "friendly", "accommodating", and "professional". The technicians in this RepairPal Certified shop are very experienced and take the time to attend the ongoing training necessary to help ensure a wide range of repairs are available for your modern vehicle. These repairs can range from minor and major mechanical repairs, to check engine light repair and diagnosis, to tires and wheel alignment, as well as your scheduled maintenance needs. The work completed here is backed by a 24-month / 24,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind. Local shuttle service, loaner vehicles, early bird drop off, and a waiting area with wireless internet are also available for your convenience.



  • AC/Heating
  • Alignment
  • Check Engine Light
  • Diagnosis
  • Hybrid/Electric
  • Muffler & Exhaust
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Timing Belts
  • Tire Sales/Repair
  • Transmission Repair
  • Windshield/Glass
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  • Car Pickup/Dropoff
  • Car Wash
  • Coffee
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Financing
  • Heated Waiting Room
  • Loaner Car
  • Open Saturday
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shopping Nearby
  • Shuttle
  • Warranty Accepted
  • Wireless Internet
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  • ASA


Vander Wal's Garage has been serving the Shelton area for the last 60 years. We strive for perfection in helping our customers with their auto repair and preventative maintenance needs. In order to do this, we only hire ASE Certified technicians who have the experience required to be able to ensure accurate and timely repairs for our customers. Not only do we have experienced technicians, but we also equip our service shop with the highest quality parts available, as well as the latest repair and service diagnostic tools. This helps us to provide our customers with the superior service that every customer deserves.

Vander Wal's Garage offers a comprehensive auto service. Some of our services include, and are not limited to:

Tune Ups
Transmission Repair & Replacement
Preventative Maintenance
Oil Change
Fuel Systems
Engine Repairs
Auto Air Conditioning & Climate Control Systems
Cooling System
And much more!
Here at Vander Wal's Garage, we


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