Mufflers, Transmissions, Brakes & more!

Auto Repair & Service in Tacoma, Puyallup, & Spanaway WA


Hi, I’m Pat Austin. As far back as I can remember, auto maintenance and fixing car problems has been my life. I grew up around it with my dad’s many Walt’s Muffler and Radiator stores in the Northwest. Following a successful career as an NHRA Professional Drag Racer, I returned home to start a company that prided itself with the precision I knew it took to win races.

Car problems can be a large obstacle if you don’t have someone who will communicate and listen, and most importantly, treat your vehicle as their own. At Austin’s Pro Max we pride ourselves with our integrity and prompt service because we have the people (a fun crew!) at each of our locations that just want to get your job done right…and quickly, with respect for your time.

We’re always available, no need for an appointment. We’ll even arrange towing in case of a break-down. When it’s time for your next brake service, transmission repair, or something else, come see us. Pro Max…precision to the maximum.

~Pat Austin

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Muffler Shop, Transmission Repair & Brake Service
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From football and shot-put at Franklin Pierce High School and working at his dad’s muffler and radiator shops, to four-time NHRA National Alcohol Funny Car Champion, Pat Austin brings his passion for cars and discipline for precision to Austin’s Pro Max – combined with the family feeling that’s always been a trademark of the Austins.

And racing hasn’t gone away. Pat’s son Drew now pilots the Austin-Dinsmore T-Town Gang A/Fuel Nitro Nostalgia Dragster on the national circuit, with two wins in their first year of competition.

There is also an interest in hot rods, classics, muscle cars and race cars, many of which are on display or for sale at the Tacoma Pro Max location.

If it has wheels, it has Pat’s attention. For a more in-depth look at Pat’s awards and racing career, click here. For attention to your vehicle, please visit a Pro Max location in Tacoma, Puyallup or Spanaway.

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