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Local dealership offers unique service

JD Snedigar, service manager at GT Auto Sales, stands next to a Camaro sporting matching colored wheels. Photo credit: J.M. Simpson

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For automobile owners looking to add a bit of color to their ride, GT Auto Sales and Services is worth visiting.

Located at 7004 South Tacoma Way for the past two-and-a-half years, the family-owned independent automotive dealership specializes in affordable used cars and trucks.

"GT Auto Sales and Services in Tacoma is the number one dealer of pre-owned vehicles in Lakewood, Puyallup and Auburn," proclaims the dealership's website.

"At GT Auto Sales, we are your one-stop-shop for all your pre-owned needs, and customer service is our number one priority."

The business began in 2008 with only seven vehicles.  Since then, the dealership has grown to over 250 vehicles while adding a main showroom, truck center and a full service department.

When it comes to serving automobiles, GT Auto Sales and Services repairs foreign and domestic cars, and uses the latest diagnostic equipment to guarantee the vehicle is serviced correctly while maintaining the manufacturer's warranty.

All service technicians are ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certified.

Moreover, GT Auto Sales and Services works with over 300 banks and credit unions to help customers buy the vehicle they want.

"We think of ourselves as a ‘one-stop-shop,'" said service manager JD Snedigar.  "We try to provide more service than expected to every one of our customers."

GT Auto Sales and Services also takes an interest in the community.

"We work with the community here, and we work very closely with Joint Base Lewis-McChord," said the Army veteran.

One way in which GT Auto Sales and Services has created a name for itself is to offer to paint a car's wheels to match the color of the car.

"Matching the wheel's color to the car is an inexpensive way to customize a car," continued JD.

"It's a nice break in the mold of how cars look - especially when you see how the paintwork makes a car stand out."

He said that the process of matching wheel color to car color is relatively quick.

"Most jobs we can do within four hours," he added.

JD also suggested that customers check out the dealership's website at

"It is a very easy website to uses, it contains a lot of information, and it helps customers make an informed decision."

GT Auto Sales and Services is open Monday thru Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.  For more information, call 253.507.8027.

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