About Walt’s

Walts Auto Care Centers was recently purchased by a local area family and will continue to be independently owned and operated. Walts now has two Puget Sound locations and are undergoing improvements to continue our fine tradition of insuring you receive the very best in complete car care services. Please visit us often to see what is new and to keep your car safe and sound for the winter driving season!

 Fast Facts

  • 1960: Founded by Walt Austin in Lakewood, WA
  • 1972: Name changed to Walts Radiator and Muffler
  • 1974: Opens 3rd location, 15 employees
  • 1982: Hits milestone with 10th location
  • 1987: Name changed to Walts Radiator, Muffler and Brakes
  • 1992: Installed one-millionth radiator
  • 1998: Name changed to Walts Auto Care Centers
  • 2005: Becomes employee-owned company
  • 2007: Opens in Boise, ID. 19 locations overall
  • 2013: 16 locations sold and rebranded as national chain
  • 2013: One remaining location sold to local area family

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