30k, 60k, 90k, 120k, 150k Inspections

These are now known as “Factory-Required Maintenance Services” and they are now more important than ever for newer vehicles.

Why?

Simply because of how manufacturing has changed. There are different materials, different oils and so, different needs for each brand and sometimes, each model too.

Now, each brand has its own maintenance schedule

We look up every vehicle for its specific maintenance schedule because each manufacturer has a different set of services.

An example of this is a 30k factory-required maintenance service for a ‘09 Ford 150 truck may be very different than a ‘14 Nissan Juke at the same mileage.

Manufacturing is different now

The biggest services were traditionally at 30k mile intervals, but that isn’t a hard & fast rule either with today’s modern vehicles.

Some brands have a 20k mile service for transmission services, brake flushes, and cabin filter replacements.

Timing belts, for some vehicles, are replaced at 105k miles now, where an older model’s timing belt would be replaced at 60k miles.

We follow what is recommended, or “factory required” by the manufacturer and according to:

  • age
  • mileage
  • make, and
  • model

Lots of specific details!

As a vehicle ages and is used, it definitely needs more care and attention. We’d like to suggest a few things for you to think about in terms of maintenance, both short and long-term when you’re considering a new car or truck, or if and when you are faced with a 60k factory required maintenance appointment.

How long do you want to keep your vehicle?

Consider the timeline of your ownership.

What does this mean?

Do you want to keep your vehicle in great shape for long-term ownership? Or, are you an owner who’d like to get a newer car every 4-5 years?

Care for wear & tear

The care and maintenance you give your car in the beginning and throughout your ownership will determine how your car will last for you -and perform for you, mileage-wise & age-wise.

If you don’t take care of it in the beginning, it’s not going to last for you in the end.

If you get your car serviced on a regular basis, your car is going to last longer, and be more reliable for you and your family.

We’re a convenient option for Downtown Seattle, West Seattle, Burien, White Center and the South Park area. And a good, hassle-free alternative to going to a dealership.

It’d be a pleasure to meet you. Schedule your service today.

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Holli Margell
Holli Margell

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

What I appreciate most about Tom's Auto in West Seattle is their level of customer service. Compared to a dealership shop, their personal attention to details like explaining the list of items your car needs in order of priority helps to break it down and not be overwhelmed. Yes, car repairs can add up, but their approach makes it palatable. It puts us in the position to prioritize what to take care of first. They are experts in auto repairs and customer service!

Joelle Hammerstad
Joelle Hammerstad

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 week ago

EXCELLENT service. I went in for burned out tail lights. They took me without an appointment; got me in and out in 20 minutes and chargedme less than $25. Definitely going back

Denise H
Denise H

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

This place has been so friendly and helpful. Twice I've brought my car by and they've look at it without charging to troubleshoot an issue for me. I've been looking for a new mechanic in the West Seattle area and plan to use this place whenever I need something.

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Cassie Johns

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

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Sheila Honeycutt

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

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