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.

 

Our Reviews

Tom's Automotive Service
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4.7 out of 5 stars

stella loichot
stella loichot

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 week ago

Our family has been a client of Tom's since 2005 and we have never been disappointed. My husband does most of the work on our cars and we only bring them to the shop when he is stuck with something he can't do. At Tom's, not only do they always offer a menu of solutions to fit different budgets, but they have also provided advice regarding what my husband could do on his own, and we appreciate that very much.

Jody Dexter
Jody Dexter

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

Tom's automotive has very experienced, professional and friendly staff. As a female, I don't feel I can trust certain mechanics. The owner is female and I completely trust her advise. They gave me a list of what maintenance items needed to be completed but did not pressure to complete them at that time.

Elise Kloter
Elise Kloter

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 weeks ago

I just love this place! They go above and beyond and never try to upsell. When I had a flat tire the night before my appointment, they dropped the tire off at Les Schwab (where I had bought it), picked it up, and put it on my car after servicing it. No extra charge. So important to have a place you trust, especially as a single woman. Thanks, Tom's!