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Superior Auto Service

Superior Auto Service "Seattle's BEST Mechanic" As your automotive repair technicians, your comfort and trust is our top priority. Our mechanics are all certified Master Level ASE car service experts, meaning they have undergone rigorous testing to prove their skills, and they are retested every five years.

We are also an AAA Repair Facility, a member of the Automotive Service Association, an Envirostar participant, a certified Washington State Emissions repair center, and we have been recommended by Car Talk.

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Imagine trying to breathe through an air filter like this! Do your engine a favor and let it breathe with a clean air fi...
04/08/2022

Imagine trying to breathe through an air filter like this! Do your engine a favor and let it breathe with a clean air filter!

If your car is newer, it transmits power to the wheels through flexible axles, called Constant Velocity Joints, attached...
04/07/2022

If your car is newer, it transmits power to the wheels through flexible axles, called Constant Velocity Joints, attached to the drive shaft. These are covered with rubber boots packed with grease to keep debris out of the joints. If the rubber boot gets damaged, this protective grease gets out and moisture and dirt get into the joint, causing it to fail. Caught early, you may only need to replace your boot; most often, however, the entire axis needs to be replaced. If you hear a clicking or popping noise when you are turning, this could be the problem. Try to reverse in a circle and see if this makes the noise louder—if it does, you need to get your car in for repair soon.

Depending on your needs, brake service can include a number of things. The standard list involves replacing the front di...
04/06/2022

Depending on your needs, brake service can include a number of things. The standard list involves replacing the front disc brake pads, resurfacing the rotors, replacing the rear drum brake shoes, resurfacing the drums. bleeding the brake lines, inspecting the system for leaks or other problems, and of course, adjusting the parking brake.

We also recommend replacing the hardware on the drums and replacing the wheel cylinders and calipers.

Because brakes are now made of hard, semi-metallic materials, hearing a squeal in brakes has become pretty common and do...
04/04/2022

Because brakes are now made of hard, semi-metallic materials, hearing a squeal in brakes has become pretty common and doesn’t necessarily mean you need new brakes. It could just be that the brake pad is grinding on the steel rotor. On the other hand, the squealing could be an indicator that your brake pads are worn out, and it is the metal behind the pad that is scraping the rotor. The best thing to do is to have your brakes inspected, just to be sure.

Your drivetrain includes all of the components of your car that work together to create the power that makes it run. The...
03/31/2022

Your drivetrain includes all of the components of your car that work together to create the power that makes it run. The three main segments are the engine, the transmission, and the driveline.

Clutches Replaced
Transmissions Replaced
FWD Axles
CV Joints/Boots Leaks Diagnosed

Often this is something you won't notice right away, but some symptoms that your car is out of alignment include the ste...
03/30/2022

Often this is something you won't notice right away, but some symptoms that your car is out of alignment include the steering wheel pulling to one side the steering wheel not centered when the car is moving straight ahead and the tires not wearing evenly.

2 and 4 Wheel Alignment
4 X 4 Alignment
Struts and Shocks
Rack and Pinion Service
Component Replacement

If you've ever left your lights on for too long, you know how important electricity is to keep your car running. Sometim...
03/28/2022

If you've ever left your lights on for too long, you know how important electricity is to keep your car running. Sometimes a jump-start or battery replacement is all you need, and sometimes it gets more complicated.

Shorts Diagnosed
Batteries
Alternators
Starters
Air Bag System Diagnosed

Jay has been in the auto service industry for over twenty five years. His first job out of high school was in a Pennsylv...
03/25/2022

Jay has been in the auto service industry for over twenty five years. His first job out of high school was in a Pennsylvania wrecking yard, where he reveled in taking cars apart and learning about them from the inside out. Over the years, Jay has taken a more profound interest in car repair, developing a special like for Japanese makes. After settling in Seattle, he became an ASE Master Certified Technician in advanced engine repair and performance, exhaust, brakes, electronic systems, suspension and steering, heating and air conditioning, and manual and automatic transmissions.

Jay’s biggest source of pride is Superior Auto Service. Over the years he has worked to make the auto repair shop successful, and strives daily to uphold the service commitment and quality that form the basis of his work ethic. In a world where mechanics are considered shifty, Jay is trying to change that image one car repair at a time. His happiest moments are when a customer comments on his team’s professionalism.

When he’s not working on cars and worrying about his shop, Jay is with his wife of 22 years, Joanna, their two sons RJ and Eli. He is often working on home projects, boating, camping, hiking, or fishing.

These guys are awesome. They always work fast, go the extra mile to check and fix little things, but never try to upsell...
03/21/2022

These guys are awesome. They always work fast, go the extra mile to check and fix little things, but never try to upsell you on further services. They are also very friendly and approachable. No wonder they are always loaded up with customers and have fantastic reviews.

Jordan B. in Seattle

Without a cooling system, your engine would be destroyed within 30 minutes of turning it on. Only 30% of the energy rele...
03/17/2022
Quality – Superior Auto Service

Without a cooling system, your engine would be destroyed within 30 minutes of turning it on. Only 30% of the energy released from burning gasoline turns into energy to run your car, while the rest of the energy is converted to heat, which must be regulated. This is what your cooling system does for your car, while still allowing for the engine to maintain the manufacturers recommended temperature.

Diagnostic Service
Overheating Diagnosis
Water Pumps
Radiators
Cooling Fans

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Quality Affiliations Finding a trustworthy mechanic can be a daunting task. Through our participation in nationally recognized programs and our commitment to excellence in our daily business practices, we try to make this process a little easier for you. We also take extensive measures to protect th...

Part of the drivetrain, your transmission is an integral part of your car. Your transmission fluid should be changed reg...
03/16/2022
Services – Superior Auto Service

Part of the drivetrain, your transmission is an integral part of your car. Your transmission fluid should be changed regularly, but just how often depends on your driving habits. It can be very detrimental to your vehicle if you drive it with a transmission leak. If you see a reddish or pinkish fluid under your car, you should call us to determine whether your car can be driven, or if it should be towed.

Diagnostic Service
Road Test
Lift Inspection
Pan/Interior Examination
ELECTRICAL

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One of the best things you can do for your car is stay up to date on the manufacturer's suggested maintenance, because doing so will extend the life and value of your car. Besides, maintenance is always cheaper than repair.

When it comes to vehicle repair and maintenance, safety is our number one priority. In order to keep your car safe, we r...
03/14/2022
Safety – Superior Auto Service

When it comes to vehicle repair and maintenance, safety is our number one priority. In order to keep your car safe, we recommend a complete vehicle inspection once a year. Our technicians spend over an hour looking over your car from top to bottom, for any safety or maintenance issues. Once the inspection is complete, we call you with a comprehensive report and help prioritize any issues that were found. We know you are on a budget, and we will do our best to make recommendations based on safety.

Our Vehicle Inspection Includes:

Air Filter
Battery (Test)
Belts
Brake Fluid Level/Condition
Brakes
Clutch Fluid Level/Condition
Coolant Hoses
Differential Fluid
Driveline/Drive shafts
Exhaust System
Fluid Leaks
Fuel System
Oil Level/ Condition
Power Steering Level/Condition
Radiator Level/Condition
Shocks/Struts
Steering
Suspension
Terminals/Cables
Tires
Transmission Level/Condition (most cars)
Tune Up Parts
U-Joints/CV Joints/CV Boots
Washer Fluid Level
Wheel Cylinders/Calipers
Wiper/Washer Operation

Should our mechanics spot any problems with your car, they will give you an honest estimate of it, and how soon you need to take action to correct it. We understand how frustrating it is to fix one thing and find out that another needs repair, but often problems are easiest to remedy the sooner they are discovered.

https://superiorautoservice.net/quality/safety/

Safety Safety Check When it comes to vehicle repair and maintenance, safety is our number one priority. In order to keep your car safe, we recommend a complete vehicle inspection once a year. Our technicians spend over an hour looking over your car from top to bottom, for any safety or maintenance i...

The Envirostar program is a service of the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program of King County. The program certifie...
03/11/2022

The Envirostar program is a service of the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program of King County. The program certifies businesses for their efforts in preventing pollution and reducing hazardous waste. We currently have four stars.

The goal of the program is to reduce waste, of course, but also to manage the waste that inevitably happens. Like many of you at home, we start by using environmentally friendly cleaning products. Even the parts washer that we use is water-based and non-toxic. Due to the nature of our business, however, we can't stop there. Automobiles are filled with all kinds of potentially damaging materials, and our job is to keep them out of the environment.

Almost everything we come into contact with has recycling potential. All metal, aluminum, scrap metal, and old car parts...
03/11/2022

Almost everything we come into contact with has recycling potential. All metal, aluminum, scrap metal, and old car parts are recycled. Freon is filtered and treated to be re-used. We know that technically it is legal to throw out old oil filters, but we also know that almost a cup full of oil remains in them, so we pay the extra buck to have your old oil filter properly disposed of. And all of that oil we go through? We burn it in our shop during the winter with our waste-oil heater.

We keep spill kits on hand in easily accessible areas, and every employee is well versed in how to use them. We also hav...
03/10/2022

We keep spill kits on hand in easily accessible areas, and every employee is well versed in how to use them. We also have an accident plan that everyone is aware of, because no matter how careful you are, accidents happen. When we clean up around the shop, we have to be sure that nothing becomes water-born and contaminate the water supply. We also don't have the luxury of an open floor drain. Instead we have a containment system, to be absolutely certain that nothing hazardous will contaminate the environment. Our oil is stored in a room with three-foot-high walls, so even in the event of an earthquake; hopefully we won’t wreak any havoc of our own.

We Provide You a Detailed Repair Order upon CompletionWhen you pick up your repaired car, we provide you with a detailed...
03/05/2022

We Provide You a Detailed Repair Order upon Completion

When you pick up your repaired car, we provide you with a detailed list describing the repair, the parts supplied including price, labor charges, and the odometer reading at the time. We are happy to walk you through this and answer any questions, as well as show you the parts we replaced and why.

Catalytic converters play an essential role in keeping our air clean and filtering the exhaust that comes from your engi...
03/04/2022
Why Catalytic Converter Theft Skyrocketed During COVID (And How to Protect Yours!) – Superior Auto Service

Catalytic converters play an essential role in keeping our air clean and filtering the exhaust that comes from your engine. Unfortunately, catalytic converters are also huge targets for car pirates hoping to make some extra cash.

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, catalytic converter theft has skyrocketed by 325%.

But what makes catalytic converters so valuable? And how can you keep yours safe?

In this blog post we’ll be answering both of those questions. But first, some history.

Why Catalytic Converter Theft Skyrocketed During COVID (And How to Protect Yours!) Catalytic converters play an essential role in keeping our air clean and filtering the exhaust that comes from your engine. Unfortunately, catalytic converters are also huge targets for car pirates hoping to make some...

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4333 Leary Way NW
Seattle, WA
98107

#28 and #46 run along Leary Way NW. Visit http://transit.metrokc.gov for more info.

General information

We provide one-way local customer shuttle* and can also arrange rental cars upon request. If you take advantage of our spacious waiting room, we have free wireless internet available. With an ongoing tradition of service, Superior has been located between the Seattle neighborhoods of Ballard and Fremont for more than thirty years. Originally featuring only tire and suspension service, the tire center has grown into a complete automotive repair shop offering the full range of repair service for cars, trucks, and SUVs.

Opening Hours

Monday 7:30am - 12pm
1pm - 5:30pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 12pm
1pm - 5:30pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 12pm
1pm - 5:30pm
Thursday 7:30am - 12pm
1pm - 5:30pm
Friday 7:30am - 12pm
1pm - 5:30pm

Telephone

(206) 782-6474

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