While I don’t typically spend a lot of time in the Tacoma area, I had been in town recently working for a few days and needed an oil change before I drove home. I was very fortunate to find McCabe’s and thrilled they were able to get my 2014 Volt in before I had to return home. It is a rather large shop, to include a dedicated bay and lube technician available to perform the oil change. They were able to get my car in and out in less time than promised, and the price was very reasonable as I felt I received excellent value for the services received. In addition to the oil change, they checked all fluids and topped up the air in the tires, making for a safe trip home. The shop has been a successful family owed and operated business since 1972. Rick and his daughter Ashley run a tight ship, very clean and very well organized. If you are looking for an oil change (or other work), choose McCabe’s over any of the budget shops such as Jiffy Lube or Valvoline. You will get great service from experienced technicians rather than the ‘fast food’ type service received from the budget shops.
Mary Kathleen Cornwell-Wright
06:55 05 Feb 20
We recently inherited a high-end Honda with a "check engine" light on. A local Honda dealership ran a diagnostic showing well over $6,000 in repairs, so we brought the car in for a second opinion at McCabe's. Not only did McCabe's have a significantly lower cost projection, but they alerted us to a recall that covered nearly everything. McCabe's due diligence saved us $6,000. There's no higher recommendation than that. Thanks McCabe's!
Pete and Deb Steere
20:24 14 Sep 19
I recently had an unexpected issue with my vehicle which required a AAA tow. The tow truck driver told me they were going to drop off at McCabe's auto in University Place. I commented that I grew up there but was unaware of McCabe's. He stated they were one of very few auto repair businesses that had a great reputation for both expertise and honesty. After running a diagnosis, they provided me with a very thorough report of the vehicle's condition. They found no major faults but did point out a couple small maintenance items I should be aware of. I appreciate being able to trust a business not to recommend unnecessary, costly repairs. I was highly impressed by both their service and CUSTOMER service. I highly recommend McCabe's for any of your automotive repairs!
18:47 02 Dec 19
I have been to many Automotive shops, this has been by far the most pleasant experience I have had in 10 years. Well done!
03:47 21 Jan 20
The mechanics here are truly honest they have been helping my family for years! This place helped me get my car back on the road with that they also examined my car to let me know about future problems that can occur with my car and offered me if I wanted to fix those problems aswell, they were really transparent about what's the costs would be and why. The front desk reception lady was awesome aswell she listened to me without any judgement and made sure all my concerns were rectified. Overall the work is 100% the experience and expertise was on point and I would definitely use this place again for any vehicular needs.
McCabe’s Automotive is OPEN! Your transportation is essential as it gets! We are actively monitoring the latest COVID-19 developments but want to assure you that we are here for you and are taking all necessary steps to maintain the health and safety of all our customers and employees!
We are here for you during our normal business hours: Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm!
Please note that at this time, due to the safety of our customers and employees, our shuttle service is unavailable. Loaner vehicles are still available and can be reserved ahead of time to ensure that a vehicle will be ready for you to use. For any questions, please give us a call at (253) 565-5173.
We have enacted several safety measures around the shop:
- Our waiting room lobby is open for one person at a time and a mask must be worn. This ensures that we are still practicing social distancing by staying 6 feet apart to keep our customers and employees safe.
- Call us ahead of time, let us know you’re coming so we can be prepared for you (253) 565-5173
- Shuttle service is not being offered at this time, but loaner vehicles are available when requested ahead of time.
- We still have loaners; please let us know if you will need of a loaner so we can check availability.
- We are sanitizing every vehicle & their keys: before & after repair.
- Night drop off box in use during ALL business hours: don't feel comfortable coming in? No problem! Fill our a night drop envelope by writing down the requested service, put your keys in the envelope and drop it in the drop box slot in our front door!
- Payment over the phone
- Communication by phone, text or e-mail is encouraged.
We want to assure you, we are taking this seriously!
This is a trying time for everyone, but we are here to make sure you can get where you need to go and make your automotive experience here as easy as possible! Thank you for your understanding! Please do not hesitate to call us with any questions! (253) 565-5173 OR E-mail us: Service@mccabesauto.com