Trusted West Seattle Auto Repair Since 1971

Your family’s safety is top of our ASE Certified technicians’ minds.
When you and your loved ones get into your car, truck, SUV or hybrid, reliability and safety are critical. It’s your peace-of-mind and total satisfaction that drives our team.

Tom’s Automotive has been providing the best West Seattle auto repair services for over 46 years now. We are a convenient, professional, ethical auto shop driven by a dedication to personalized customer service.

Solid in service history, but also state of the art.
We’ve kept up to date in terms of equipment and tools to repair & maintain your vehicle quickly and efficiently, plus our technicians are ASE Certified and maintain an expert status so we can quickly diagnose, identify and focus in on the problem…and the solution to keep you informed and advised.

Our shop is a woman-owned auto shop and we have an uncompromising commitment to customer service that’s reflected in our longevity and success.

These are a few of the main categories we cover:

Air Conditioning & Heating
Brakes
Cooling Systems
Electrical
Emission Diagnostics & Repairs
Engine Repair & Service
Maintenance
Steering & Suspension
Transmission & Clutch

Or, feel free to scan the Makes of cars, trucks, SUVs & hybrids that we service.

These are the most common maintenance & service repairs we offer:

Air Conditioning systems
Alternators
AWD (all wheel drive systems)
Axle / CV joint repair
Axle / driveshaft repair
Batteries
Brakes
Bulbs
Check engine lights
Clutch repairs
Computer diagnostics
Cooling systems
Differential repair
Distributors
Drivability diagnoses & repairs
Drive trains
Electrical & electronic system diagnoses & repairs
Emissions/Smog Check Program (through the State) –diagnoses & repairs for failed vehicle emissions tests
Engine diagnostics (performance), repair & service
Exhaust manifold resurfacing
Exhaust Systems
Fleet service & maintenance
Fluid flushes & services
Flywheel resurfacing
4WD (four wheel drive systems)
Fuel systems
Heating systems
Hybrid maintenance and repair
Inspections & diagnoses
Lights, all the lights! Dash, head, tail, interior & all others
Mufflers
Oil changes
Pre-purchase inspections
Preventive maintenance
Radiator repair & replacement
Reprogram modules
Shocks & struts
Spark plugs
Starters
Starting & charging systems
Steering & suspension work
2WD (two wheel drive systems)
Tailgate, trunk and hood struts and shocks
Timing belts
Transmissions: Service and repair, both automatic & manual
Tune ups
Vehicle Inspections
Water pumps
Wheel bearings

Work with technicians & advisors who speak with you, test drive with you, listen to you.
Let’s take care of every aspect of your vehicle’s repair and maintenance. Whether it’s scheduled maintenance services, brake repair, lube/oil/filter change, engine repairs, complex computer diagnostics, or transmission service – we’re here to serve you!

We know how busy and hectic life can get sometimes, and we work to bring you a hassle-free experience during your vehicle’s auto repair. West Seattle drivers have relied on our shop for over four decades, so you can rest assured your vehicle is well taken care of by our expert technicians.

If you’ve been looking for a team of car repair care professionals who are experts in their field and care as much about your vehicle as you do, you’ve come to the right place.

Our Reviews

Tom's Automotive Service
Reviewed from Google

4.1 out of 5 stars

Kyle Freemantle
Kyle Freemantle

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 weeks 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.

Suky Hutton
Suky Hutton

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month 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!

Alan Audet
Alan Audet

5 out of 5 stars

posted 5 months ago

This business has us as a customer for life! We brought in our car after the "Check Engine" light came on. The techs determined we need a new water pump, an estimated $1,100 job. But they went one big step further! They discovered the manufacturer is offering a FREE repair of the job under a special coverage warranty. How many businesses would genuinely pass on a job like this, more concerned with saving a customer money. I have heard great things about Tom's Automotive. I am pleased to add my story to the positive reviews! Thanks all!