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Seattle Auto Repair

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Since 1952! family owned for generations

From regular car maintenance, like oil changes and tune-ups, to a transmission job or complete engine overhaul, Budd and Co. has been providing Seattle area families and businesses with worry-free auto service and repair for generations.

We think it speaks volumes that our clients recommend our auto services to friends and family.

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Budd and Company and their competent crew have been our automotive mechanics for approximately 20 years. As the owner of a fleet of twenty vehicles of all ages and makes, I have come to rely on Budds as an ally to keeping my electricians on the road.

They are extremely responsive, understanding the urgency of problems as they arrive. They are quite thorough in their skill and I find that the details of repairs are managed in a very thorough manner.

We have had a very positive relationship for many years, and I thoroughly recommend Budds to anyone who needs quality auto repair and advice.

- Doug O.

President, North Star Electric, Inc.

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AAA approved facility

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As an AAA approved facility, Budd and Co. has met these requirements.

Meet or exceed AAA's high standards regarding equipment and certified mechanics.

  • Have a proven track record of customer satisfaction.
  • Guarantee service or repairs (under normal conditions) for 24 months or 24,000 miles, whichever comes first.
  • Must offer a written estimate (if requested), return your replaced parts and have your approval before doing any work beyond the estimate.
  • Provide complimentary vehicle inspections.
  • Accept checks under the AAA member guaranteed check acceptance policy.

National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

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For years the ASE has been helping the automotive industry test and certify technicians working in the auto service industry. The ASE certification is seen as the standard measure of competency and guide to quality auto repairs.

Member of the Blue Seal of Excellence Recognition Program.

Only businesses with a large percentage of ASE-certified technicians qualify for this program as they have proven their commitment to providing quality auto repair and service to their customers.

The Automotive Service Association (ASA)

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of Washington is made up of automotive service businesses dedicated to improving the automotive service industry.

ASA of Washington is dedicated to the following:

  • Improving quality control in the auto repair industry by promoting ongoing education.
  • Encourage members to have their technicians certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).
  • Dedicated to servicing and maintaining the safe condition of all motor vehicles.

Company History


Budd and Company, Inc. has been family owned and operated since 1952 when Ford Goebel and Walt Kummerfelt purchased the business.


Ford's son Don joined the business in 1965 when Walt left and father and son ran the business until 1979 when Ford retired.

Don's brother Russell (better known as Shorty) came aboard to help run things and the business was moved to its present location on Rainier Ave.


In 1986, Shorty decided to relocate to Ocean Shores, Washington and opened his own shop - Ocean Front Automotive. Don ran Budd and Company by himself until his son Mike joined him in September of 1986.


In December of 2003, Don retired and left Mike in charge to carry on the business for a third generation.

Dedicated to auto repair

We work hard to keep you and our family safe. By properly repairing and maintaining your cars and trucks, we will reduce your risk of breakdowns and being stranded on the road.

Our technicians really know their stuff. . .

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ASE Certified Master Technicians


Preferred AC Delco Shop

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Certified by EPA to work on auto air conditioning.

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Certified by the Washington Department of Ecology to service and repair emissions systems in compliance with federal and local regulations.

Ongoing training and certification means we’re qualified to work on most makes and models.

They’ve always been so completely ethical and honest, that I now drop the vehicle off for service and tell them to do whatever needs to be done.

We’ve been completely satisfied and would recommend them to anyone in need of maintenance.

Douglas B.

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