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Jul
9

Seattle Automotive Distributing

About Us

Seattle Automotive Distributing, Inc. has been locally owned and operated since it’s beginning in October 1983. We currently have six warehouse locations; Tacoma, Lynnwood, Olympia, Auburn, Bremerton and Bellingham. We serve independent repair shops, business and government fleets and dealerships with our own fleet of 85 vehicles and 125 employees throughout the Puget Sound. We have an extensive line card featuring Original Equipment auto parts and associated products that are kept current with newly available items. Our line card covers numerous original equipment manufacturers and high quality aftermarket products to serve our customers. We believe in providing the best quality product that helps our customers and their businesses with fewer comebacks and warranty issues due to faulty parts.


Our Mission

“To be the best provider of high-quality automotive parts and related support services to our customers.”

We will accomplish this while increasing the effectiveness of our employees within a rewarding environment; building relationships with customers to meet their needs; creating new programs to assist in selling quality parts and services; and conforming to Seattle Automotive policies and prescribed business ethics, while meeting or exceeding corporate performance goals. We will grow as we remain service and quality oriented. Seattle Automotive provides a full range of automotive parts and services to its customers – private repair shops, fleets and dealerships – located throughout the Northwest.

Seattle Automotive Distributing belongs to the following associations: 


The History of Seattle Automotive Distributing, Inc.

The company’s first location was on 7th and Westlake Avenue, downtown Seattle – “in the afternoon shadow of the Westin Towers”. The customers we serve are independent repair shops, dealerships, fleets and jobbers.

Seattle Automotive Distributing was founded by Paul TeGantvoort, who had worked as parts manager for some of our local GM dealerships over the years. The major product lines carried at the time were AC Delco, Bendix, FelPro, A1- Cardone, Federal Mogul / Sealed Power and a few others.

We rented a portion of the Huletz Auto Electric building for $4000 a month. In 1985 Huletz sold the property and the new owners wanted $12,000 a month – needless to say we were scurrying to find our own location.

Paul and his wife Karen found a building in China Town that used to be a dry cleaning laundry business. It took them and a host of other willing and hard working people four months to gut the building and get it set up for stocking the inventory. The old building is still standing and is full to the gills of parts and old automotive memorabilia hanging on the walls.

In 1989 Paul bought Gilchrist’s paint shop building in Tacoma and started adding on to it to make a bigger warehouse, add to our delivery territory and a new team of people working at SAD.

In 1991 we opened a location in Everett/Lynnwood and it wasn’t long after that the Olympia, Auburn, Bremerton and Bellingham warehouses were opened. Auburn is the largest and is the distribution center for the

Apr
13

Automotive Distributing Company llc

Name Description WebSite



  
Absorber Automotive Cleaning



  
Accel Performance & OEM Ignition



  
Access Covers Rollup Tonneau Covers



  
Advance Flow Eng Filters/Air Intakes



  
Advanced Clutch Tech Performance Clutches



  
AEM Power Cold Air Intakes



  
AirAid Filter/Air Intake Systems



  
Airlift Air Bags/Suspension



  
AMP Lund Retractable Running Boards



  
Anco Windshield Wipers



  
Anzo Performance Lighting



  
Aries Automotive Acc Steel Products for trucks



  
ARP Fasteners Performance Fasteners



  
Auto Vent Shades RAINGUARDS- BUGSHIELDS



  
Autometer Products Gauges



  
B W TRAILER HITCH Hitches



  
B and M Performance Shifters-Transmissions-Converters



  
Backrack Headache Racks



  
BADA Wheel Weights



  
BAK Industries Tonneau Covers



  
BBK Performance Performance Products-Air Intakes-Exhaust



  
Bed Mat Company Truck Bed Mats



  
Bed Rug Pickup Truck Bed Protection



  
BedSlide Roll Out carry Out Tray for Pickup Trucks



  
Belltech Suspension Components



  
Bestop Jeep Tops-Accessories



  
BIG TIME PRODUCTS WORK GLOVES



  
BILL MITCHELL RACING PROD Engine Blocks Aluminum



  
Body Armor Bumpers-Jeep Doors-Jeep Accessories



  
Bolt Secure Locking System



  
Borla Perfromance Ind Performance Exhaust Systems



  
BRACKETRON Cell Phone Holders



  
Britex Towels Towels,Rags Automotive Wipes



  
BTE Performance Products Performance Transmissions & Products



  
Bully Dog Technologies ENGINE PROGRAMERS DIESELS



  
Bushwacker FENDER FLARES



  
CALIFORNIA CAR DUSTER Car Dusters-WaterBlade



  
Calumet Branded Products High Performance synthetic lubricants



  
Canton Racing Products Oil Pans & Engine Related Products



  
CAR FRESHNER CORP Air Fresheners



  
CARR Quality Truck Steps



  
Centerforce Clutches Clutches