Engine Repair & Service

Some might call a vehicle’s engine the “heart” of a car, truck, SUV or hybrid. It’s definitely a straightforward and specific system in your vehicle that needs to run well in order for your car to run safely, effectively…and economically too.

The following list shares a few of the types of services, repairs and even parts that come into play when we talk about your vehicle’s engine:

Camshaft seals

Check engine light diagnoses and repair

Cooler lines

Crankshaft seals

Cylinder head replacement

Engine cleaning

Engine de-carboning

Engine diagnostics and performance

Engine tune up

Head gasket replacement

Intake manifold gaskets

Intake system cleaning

Oil changes

Oil coolers

Oil filters

Oil leaks

Oil pan gaskets

Oil pressure senders and switches

Oil services

Rear main seals

Timing Belts and Chains

Timing cover gaskets

Valve cover gaskets

Variable valve timing diagnoses and repairs

The straight scoop about oil changes & your vehicle’s engine

There’s truly a lot of misinformation about the need for oil in a car…especially new cars. You might’ve heard that many of the newer cars simply “don’t need any oil at all.” It’s not true.

Every engine needs oil to run smoothly, cleanly and efficiently. What’s also important is the grade of the oil for your specific vehicle, and the frequency at which it gets checked, filled and replaced. This is a deceptively simple, yet critical piece to keeping your car’s engine happy and running well for a long time.

Ask us about your engine’s overall health when you come in for your vehicle’s next service.
Hey, why not schedule that service today?

 

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Our Reviews

Tom's Automotive Service
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4.7 out of 5 stars

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.

Cassie Johns
Cassie Johns

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

Tom's takes excellent car of my elderly car. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. I've recommended Tom's to everyone I know!

Sheila Honeycutt
Sheila Honeycutt

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

This was my first time at Tom's and it was a wonderful experince. The staff treated me with respect and provided great customer service. Thank you.