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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Tom's Automotive Service
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4.2 out of 5 stars

Penny Winfield
Penny Winfield

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 day ago

I started going to Tom's Automotive Service on the recommendation of a friend and I am so glad that I did! I found the staff to be professional, knowledgeable, friendly, courteous and accommodating. I stopped by to make an appointment, but needed to have oil added immediately which was done. I also had another problem which they handled promptly. Now they are helping me set up a schedule for servicing my car that should keep things running smoothly. I feel that my car is in good hands and I am very pleased.

Kyle Freemantle
Kyle Freemantle

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 months ago

Took in my Mazda for a 20k mile tune-up and had the most transparent experience with a mechanic I've ever had. Easy to work with, friendly staff, all that good stuff. I have a car that has relatively uncommon oil (0W-20) and within an hour of me dropping it off for service they called me up and told me they'd have to go and get some and how it would affect the cost of repair. This wasn't a surprise to me, but they're the first place that's actually given me a heads up. In any case, good and timely service at a reasonable cost. Definitely give them a try if you need service in West Seattle.

Hannah Holmstrom
Hannah Holmstrom

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

The crew at Tom's is extraordinary. They were incredibly helpful, and when my car couldn't be saved, Bryce took time out of his day to give me direction on where to go and what to do. They were overly generous giving me ample time to leave my car in their lot while I figured out what to do with it. I would recommend Tom's to everyone! Such great people!!!

Ryan Day
Ryan Day

5 out of 5 stars

posted 6 hours ago

Always great service . The staff is amazing . My wife and I have used them a few times since moving to West Seattle 11 years ago . The shuttle is always nice since we live in West Seattle.

Suky Hutton
Suky Hutton

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 months ago

Everyone at Tom's is a pleasure to work with: they're good listeners and generous problem solvers. They're clear about the repair work they suggest, they offer a range of options when that's appropriate, and their prices are fair. They also try to get you in as quickly as possible, sometimes immediately. I remain a grateful customer after 30 years!