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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Tom's Automotive Service
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4.7 out of 5 stars

Katie Melton
Katie Melton

5 out of 5 stars

posted 4 days ago

I have nothing but good things to say about Tom's Auto! I had stopped by before and they helped with my windshield wipers, free of charge and without having been a paying customer before. That's just one example of many--they are incredibly professional, friendly and trustworthy, and they've 100% earned my business for life. They seem to genuinely want to help their clients, and to educate them on the problems. I've NEVER had a report with photos from any car-related company...ever! I love that I found a local business I can support, that I can trust and that's only a few minutes away 🙂 Thank you!

aliyah a
aliyah a

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 week ago

My car is older, a 2005 PT Cruiser and from what I was told by a previous mechanic not the easiest to work on. Tom's has kept it running very good since I started taking it there, much better than before. The professionalism and customer service are top notch as well. Never had one interaction that I could say was off or bad. And I love the lockbox option for your key if you have to pick up your vehicle after hours. I've lost my back up key so the lockbox was a lifesaver. Call or email them when you need something done. You'll be happy you did.

Lawrence Reid
Lawrence Reid

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 days ago

They were really great with their Covid set up/ distancing and cleaning measures as well as great communicating with me. Great experience all around.