You May be Ready for a Road Trip, but is Your Vehicle Ready?

Consider a comprehensive inspection to make sure your vehicle is prepped & ready for long weekend trips and vacations this summer.

Auto-Road-Trip-Seattle-InspectionAfter the winter we’ve had, we need a good thaw in Spring and some fun in the sun this summer. For many of you, that may mean going further afield than our own Alki Beach or Lincoln Park.

If so, make sure your car can handle it

There’s nothing more frustrating than getting a couple of miles out of town and having a breakdown, major or minor, on the road. A comprehensive inspection prior to your vacation can give you peace of mind and help get you to your destination safely.

If you are in the planning stages of a road trip, we suggest a comprehensive inspection. The price isn’t prohibitive considering the fact that it’s a comprehensive overall inspection of the major systems in your vehicle.

This is the go-to service that can provide peace of mind that your car is in good condition when it comes to practical, functional use, and especially safety. It can also mean money back in your pocket long-term—as this is the service that will uncover potential issues before you have to experience them live as major hiccups or critical, late-stage, big-ticket repairs.

A great decision making tool

We actually suggest this service frequently, as it is a type of service that can help give us  a good look at the overall vehicle in many scenarios.

  • When you’ve got a long drive ahead. Memorial Day is coming up!
  • If you’re planning to purchase or sell a vehicle, this is a great service.
  • When you’re motivated to get your car into tip-top shape so your kids can drive it safely to school, practice, and the movies, comprehensive is what you want.

These are all excellent reasons to have a comprehensive inspection done on your vehicle!

As a pre-purchase inspection

It is always a good idea to have a comprehensive inspection done prior to purchasing a vehicle. And if the seller pushes back at all about having this – or any- pre-purchase inspection done, consider it a sign and move on to the next vehicle as fast as you can.

Increase the value of a car you are selling

It’s also helpful to have it done when selling a vehicle. Not only will it help you to be informed about any potential issues, but you could also fix those problems prior to selling and potentially increase the sale value of the car. 

Did you know?

Your vehicle’s manufacturer always publishes a recommended guideline for how often to have inspections on your car as well. All cars, makes and models have different dates and suggested timings for inspections and other types of services, but it’s always a good idea to follow the one recommended for your car.

Anytime is a good time to have an inspection done, whether there be a major reason or not. Just look at it as an investment into your car’s overall value and immediate safety. Can you really go wrong when looking at it that way?

Schedule a comprehensive inspection with us now so you can get on the road this summer.

 

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Bree Fealy
Bree Fealy

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

I went to Tom's yesterday to get my car diagnosed and it was a great experience. First, they were all booked with appointments but they still said to come by and they would try and get me in. Within 10 minutes, they informed me what the issue could be, looked up the warranty on my car and instructed me on how to talk to the dealership to get the issue fixed. I was impressed by the genuine care and empathy I received and I will definitely go back if I have another issue.

Amrakx Mark
Amrakx Mark

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 days ago

It is with pleasure that I share my experience with Tom’s Automotive in West Seattle. In expedited response to the service engine light indicator I drove to their reliable and expert shop. They were kind enough to take the time to read the codes and source the issue to low radiator fluid. I had just had BMW Seattle perform an oil service and complete top off of fluids a few days ago, which they obviously failed to do! Obviously I was unable to schedule the oil service with Tom’s due to my schedule. Tom’s Automotive service to the rescue! They are simply the BEST at what they do!

sam brenner
sam brenner

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

I had a snag on my latch to open my car hood and John at Toms was very helpful at fixing the problem. He also graciously replaced both of my headlight bulbs while he checked to make sure everything was good to go! Awesome service and will be taking my business to Tom’s from now on.