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

Vanessa Rawlings
Vanessa Rawlings

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

These guys know how to treat their customers. My car had a weird ABS problem and Tracy and the team knew exactly how to handle it. Very flexible with my schedule and we’re so informative and knowledgeable. They were honest about pricing and very realistic about my car’s issue. Thank you for the outstanding care I will be back no question. Although hopefully not that soon ha ha!

Christine Cranston
Christine Cranston

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

I tried Tom's after years with another shop. The other shop's service had deteriorated over time and I could no longer trust them to do the right thing for my car and for me. The Tom's Automotive Service team is warm, friendly and most importantly, competent and honest. They first did an assessment of the car. Then, I got a call with each needed improvement estimated and prioritized. Now, that the car is fixed, it drives SO much better. It's a 2006 Honda CRV with lots of pep and strength. I will go to Tom's again. It's great to find such high quality car services in West Seattle (my own neighborhood). Thank you!

sam brenner
sam brenner

5 out of 5 stars

posted 6 days 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.