Doctor Don's Automotive
In Ballard Since 1975

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The Leary Way Shop has joined the 50th Shop!

Our Services


We are a full service auto repair shop. Most repairs can be completed in one day. We specialize in the service and repair of all Domestic, Asian and European cars, light trucks and SUV's.

Early Bird/Night Owl drop off is available for your convenience. You can drop off your vehicle any time before or after hours. 

       Drop off envelopes and a pen are in the black box next to the office door. Simply fill out the envelope, put your keys in the envelope and drop it through the mail slot in the front roller door.

After hours pick up is available. Ask for details.   

Below are just some of the services that we offer:

We service all diesel cars and trucks.

Oil and Filter Change Service – We strongly recommend changing your vehicles oil and filter every 3,000 miles. 

Factory Recommended Maintenance Schedule Services- We can perform the factory recommended maintenance service for you. This will keep your new vehicle’s warranty in effect. You are not required to have the dealer perform this service on your new vehicle. Major Scheduled Maintenance Services at 30,000, 60,000 and 90,000 Miles 

Timing Belt Replacement 

Diagnostic Service - We can diagnose your “Check Engine” light problems and other running problems. 

Fluid Leak Testing - Engine oil, transmission fluid, power steering fluid, coolant. 

Brake Service - We perform state-of-the-art brake rotor resurfacing whenever possible. All brake rotors and drums are resurfaced with each brake job. Only the highest quality parts are used. Unless requested by customer.

Steering Systems - Power steering system diagnosis. Replacement of power steering pumps, hoses, steering gears, etc. 

Suspension Systems - Shock and strut replacement, balljoint replacement, etc. 

Tire Rotation - Recommended every 6,000 miles. Extends the life of tires by providing even wear. 

Air Conditioning Service 

Automatic and Manual Transmission Service - We can perform drain and fill service as well as complete fluid flushing with transmission filter replacement (recommended).  

Exhaust Systems - Muffler and catalytic converter replacement. Exhaust manifold leak repairs or replacement. 

Emissions Testing and Diagnosis - We are a State of Washington approved repair facility. 

Electrical System Diagnosis and Repair 

Fuel System Service - We use Motor Vac fuel injection cleaning technology. This service will clean the fuel injectors, fuel pressure regulator, fuel rail and throttle body. It will also clean the carbon build-up on the tops of the pistons and the intake valves in the cylinder head. 

4-Wheel Drive and Differential Service 

Winterization, Coolant Service, and Flush Technology 

Used Vehicle Inspections - We can inspect a vehicle you are interested in purchasing to make sure you are not buying somebody else’s problem. This is the most complete vehicle inspection service. 

General Safety inspections - We can perform a general safety inspection to assess your vehicle’s overall condition.


1136 NW 50th St.
Seattle, WA 98107
Phone #: (206)-783-6303
Phone #:
(206)-782-6303



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In Ballard Since 1975


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