Your Trusted West Seattle Auto Repair Shop Since 1971

The Story of Tom’s Automotive Repair Shop

The Team

We employ only the best ASE/Emissions Certified Technicians and highly-trained solution-oriented Service Advisors.

The auto repair technicians on our team have access to the best parts available and receive regular, ongoing trainings to make sure your job is done right the first time.

Our employees are our most important asset in our business. We support and rely on their skills and abilities to satisfy our customers’ automotive service and repair needs.

It’s important to us to provide an enjoyable working atmosphere and to pay our technicians fair wages. We encourage their #1 focus to be repairing your vehicles and making them as reliable and as safe as possible.

On the front end, our knowledgeable and friendly service advisors are always ready and quick to help you.

It is a team effort at Tom’s.
And we appreciate the contribution and care made by each member of our staff.

Proud to be your “dealership alternative” in West Seattle.

Tom's Automotive owner Kandie Jennings

Kandie Jennings

Owner of Tom’s Automotive

Often mistaken as the receptionist, Owner of Tom’s Automotive Kandie Jennings positions herself to serve you, our West Seattle customers & neighbors, right from the start.

Her philosophy: the client always comes first.

She is a graduate from the Automotive Service Association [ASA] Automotive Management Institute with an AAM degree and is ASE certified.

Kandie is committed to lifelong learning and keeping up with the ever-changing industry & technology advancements and takes every opportunity to educate and better herself.

She has been with Tom’s Automotive since 1991, providing over 26 years of dedicated service toward this business’s growth and success. Kandie has grown within the company and went on to purchase the business from Tom in 2010.

Community & Local Industry Leadership

She is a past president of the Greater Seattle ASA chapter, as well as a past president of ASA Northwest Ascettes [women’s division].

Kandie has a hand in how future vehicle technicians, and one day owners, are being educated right now by serving on the South Seattle Community College Automotive Technical Education Advisory Board and on the Advisory Board at Puget Sound Skills Center.

A photograph of Tom the original owner of Tom's Automotive

Tom Smith

Tom Smith, founder of Tom’s Automotive Service, opened the business in 1971. Right here in West Seattle, WA.

From then until 2010, Tom made this shop the successful business it is today, with a modern facility designed to take care of today’s customers and their cars, trucks, SUVs and hybrids.

Kandie, current owner of Tom’s Automotive Service, has been with the company since 1991. She purchased the business from Tom in 2010 and the business continues to grow and serve our community. She invests in this business to keep herself and her team educated, her shop modern and able to provide quality service for not only vehicles, but also our community.