Bron Lindgren’s introduction to auto repair was repairing vehicles to “make ends meet” after the birth of his son. He soon found this to be an avenue for the use of his problem solving skills.

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The courtesy shuttle is one example of Bron’s customer service. Photo credit: Bron’s Automotive.

Lindgren always tells his mechanics that before they recommend some kind of maintenance or repair to ask one question.

“I tell them they need to ask themselves if that was your wife’s car or your mom’s car on the lift, what would you recommend?” Lindgren said.

Lindgren’s motto of always being honest with the customer and treating them fair has been the foundation of a successful business.

Bron’s Automotive
1025 Black Lake Blvd SW in Olympia
To schedule an appointment, call 360-943-5993.

Car Repair

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Multi-Talented Mechanics Make Bron’s Automotive Stand Out

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Thurston Car Talk – Repair Estimates are Not All Created Equal

Submitted by Bron's Automotive When folks have their vehicle in the shop, they sometimes call other shops for a second estimate to compare prices.  While...
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Thurston Car Talk – Preventative Maintenance

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Thurston Car Talk: Tips for Winter Vehicle Preparation

Submitted by Bron's Automotive We've delayed writing about winterizing your vehicle as the weather has been so nice this fall. After our recent snowfall, it...
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Thurston Car Talk: Timing Belt Basics

Submitted by Bron's Automotive Do you know if your car has a timing belt or a timing chain?  This is critical since a timing belt...
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Thurston Car Talk: Alternator And Battery Basics

Submitted by Bron's Automotive What’s that funny squealing noise that I hear for a few seconds after I start my car in the morning and...
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Thurston Car Talk: Understanding Your Car’s Braking System

Submitted by Bron's Automotive So your car needs the front disc brakes replaced.  This is a pretty common job in a repair shop, but there...
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Thurston Car Talk: What To Look For When Buying A Used Car

Submitted by Bron's Automotive I have been asked many times what I look for when buying a used car.  What might you look for to...
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Bron’s Automotive Promotes ‘Don’t Drip And Drive’

Submitted by Bron at Bron's Automotive DON’T DRIP AND DRIVE!  FIX THAT LEAK!  That’s the name of a campaign that is taking place during the...
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Thurston Car Talk: Stay In Olympia For An Auto Mechanic

Submitted by Bron at Bron's Automotive What do you do when the nearest dealer for your make of vehicle is in Tacoma? I’m talking about...
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Thurston Car Talk: Check Engine Light

Submitted by Bron's Automotive Is there really a good reason to pay an automotive shop to have your check engine light diagnosed? If you Google...
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Thurston Car Talk: ASE Certification

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Thurston Car Talk: Oil Change Interval

Submitted by Bron at Bron's Automotive There is a lot of controversy today about how often we should perform a vehicle service.  This used to...
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Thurston Car Talk: Fuel Injection Cleaning Service

Submitted by Bron at Bron's Automotive I am sometimes asked if it really is worth it to perform a fuel injector cleaning service.  The answer...
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Thurston Car Talk: Buying Used Vehicles

Submitted by Bron at Bron's Automotive Are you debating between purchasing a used vehicle or a new one?  Studies have consistently shown that owning a...
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Thurston Car Talk: Transmission Service Defined

Submitted by Bron at Bron's Automotive I sometimes get asked why we do transmission services and what a good transmission service involves.  In 35 years...
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Thurston Car Talk: Oil Life Monitors

Submitted by Bron at Bron's Automotive This week's article will be a short one but is more important than you can imagine.  Engine damage can result...
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Thurston Car Talk: Electric Cooling Fans

Submitted by Bron at Bron's Automotive Summer is here and it’s weather like this that shows any weakness in your car’s cooling system. One thing that...
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Thurston Car Talk: Fuel Pump Failure

Submitted by Bron at Bron's Automotive Do you know why those expensive electric in-tank fuel pumps usually fail?  There are two main reasons, both of...
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Thurston Car Talk: Used Car Check

Submitted by Bron at Bron's Automotive At Bron’s Automotive we can perform used car evaluations prior to our customers purchasing them. If we find very...
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Thurston Car Talk: Air Conditioning Service

Submitted by Bron of Bron’s Automotive It’s the time of year when we want our Air Conditioning system to perform flawlessly.  I am sometimes asked...
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Thurston Car Talk: Do You Need To Take Your Car To A Dealer For...

Submitted by Bron of Bron’s Automotive A common misconception among folks driving newer cars is that you must have the dealer perform preventative maintenance services...
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Thurston Car Talk: Is A Coolant Flush Necessary

Submitted by Bron of Bron's Automotive I am sometimes asked if it’s really necessary to perform a coolant flush.  A good place to start in...
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Thurston Car Talk: Transmissions Have Become Much More Reliable

Submitted by Bron of Bron's Automotive If I suspect I have a transmission problem, do I have to take it to a transmission shop?  I...
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Thurston Car Talk: My Check Engine Light Is On

Submitted by Bron of Bron's Automotive A question I get asked frequently is “My check engine light is on. What does this mean?”  Good question. ...
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Thurston Car Talk: Should I Have My Car “Winterized?”

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