Although Austin’s Pro Max opened in 1997, the foundation of the company was being built a lot earlier then that. It all starts with our founder, Pat Austin, who spent a lot of time with his father at a number of muffler and radiator stores in the northwest. The time he spent with him sparked an interest in the automotive repair industry, and after a successful career in drag racing he opened up the first Austin’s Pro Max in Tacoma, WA.
Rooted in respect and integrity, Pat wanted to make sure that every person and vehicle that visited his shop experienced these values. He knew that the way to provide an excellent auto care experience was to ensure that the individual received the same amount of care and attention that the vehicle did. This approach allowed the company to flourish, and we eventually opened two other shops in Spanaway and Puyallup, WA, respectively.
Now with 20+ years of experience in Washington under our belt, we’re excited than ever to provide you with the auto care you and your vehicle deserve. Make us Your Hometown Garage !
From working at his dad’s muffler and radiator shops to becoming a four-time NHRA National Alcohol Funny Car Champion, Pat Austin brings his passion for cars, family mindset, and discipline for precision to Austin’s Pro Max. And although he may have retired from racing, it hasn’t really gone away. Pat’s son, Drew Austin, now pilots the Austin-Dinsmore T-Town Gang A/Fuel Nitro Nostalgia Dragster on the national circuit and has won twice in their first year of competition.
Interested in hearing more about his storied career? You can find Pat mingling with our customers and improving our process at one of our three locations! For a more in-depth look into his career, click here !
When you visit Austin’s Pro Max, know that you’ll be working with the best automotive professionals in the Puget Sound. This begins with our technicians, who pair their wealth of experience with consistent professional training. But for our technicians, they go an extra step further. They do this by continuing their education in the industry and making sure they're up-to-date with the latest tools, components, and trends. Whether they’re attending a seminar in Florida or taking classes at Bates Technical College, we make sure every opportunity is available to them.
But in order to provide you with a high-quality auto care experience, we need to expand our efforts outside of the garage. That’s where our office staff comes in. Trained to understand all of our services, they’ll be able to provide you with the perfect solution based on your budget, concerns, and your vehicle’s make, model, and current condition. They’ll also give you a detailed breakdown of the services performed once our technicians are finished!
If you’re ready for a high-quality auto care service that’ll save you time and money, make sure you visit Austin’s Pro Max in either Tacoma, Spanaway, or Puyallup, WA. Our professionally trained technicians and office staff will help ensure that you receive the best auto services and customer care in the Puget Sound! Want to book an appointment with our team? Or maybe you want to chat with Pat? Give us a call or stop by any of our three locations! We look forward to seeing you.