Windshields & Wiper Blades 101

West Seattle Windshield WiperIn our area, wiper blades last about 3 months, depending on what your tolerance is. Some people can handle streaks and some people can’t.

One person can get a little streak and it’ll drive them crazy. We’ll see other people drive in and we will marvel at them and wonder how they even saw to get to the shop.

Let’s talk about Rain-X and other similar products.

Yes, it’s nice when you first put it on your windshield, but when it starts to wear off, it creates a real problem.

Namely, smears, you can’t see through it.

So if you use a Rain-X product keep in mind that you’ll have to reapply frequently or you’re going to have a real issue with seeing through your windshield. And wipers aren’t going help you, no matter how new they are.

Schedule your next appointment at Tom’s Automotive Service now.

Our Reviews

Tom's Automotive Service
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4.7 out of 5 stars

Andrea Honer
Andrea Honer

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 week ago

Tom’s is great. I took my vehicle in for a transmission issue. They were thorough with their diagnostic and communicated my options every step of the way. Honest and reliable service.

Meg Halverson
Meg Halverson

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

Everyone at Tom's cares about delivering great, expert service and keeping your car or truck in excellent mechanical condition. I have a 2001 Yukon XL which is a 3/4 ton towing vehicle and has been serviced at Tom's for 14 years. It has 187,000 miles on it, and I credit their commitment to excellent service and workmanship for the vehicle's longevity. They are the best in the business, and we are super fortunate to have them in West Seattle.

Tamara Gillest
Tamara Gillest

5 out of 5 stars

posted 20 hours ago

Tom's Automotive is open and honest. They have a friendly staff and are helpful in getting answers that work for the budget. I never feel pressured to do something that I don't want to do and they are willing to present options. Thanks, Tom's!

Cory c
Cory c

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 months ago

Hands down the best auto shop I've ever been to. Tom's is always friendly, accommodating and takes time to explain the issue. Recently they went the extra mile on an issue with our car and spent time (that the dealer wouldn't) diagnosing, finding and fixing the issue. All for a fair price and with an incredibly helpful attitude. Don't hesitate for a minute to go to this locally owned small business who consistently knocks it out of the park. We've been going to them for 10+ years and always had A+++ customer service.

sishi691
sishi691

5 out of 5 stars

posted 5 months ago

I called in to get oil change for my 2018 car and the guy who took my call told me about the importance of going back to the dealer for the first oil change so that we wouldn’t have any warranty issue in the future. He told me that he would be happy to work on our car next time. I’m definitely taking our car back there! Hard to find a place like this nowadays 🙂