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

Timing 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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4.2 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!