West Seattle Auto News

Catalytic Converters 101

Catalytic Converters 101

In less than 3 minutes, a thief with a hacksaw can swipe an unprotected or unshielded catalytic converter from a vehicle.  Daaang.  And, yes, this can and does happen in West Seattle too.  What is a catalytic converter, anyway? Most gas-fueled cars and...

4 Allergy Relief Tips That Center Around Your Vehicle

4 Allergy Relief Tips That Center Around Your Vehicle

What? Tips to minimize or decrease allergy symptoms that have to do with your car? Here in West Seattle? Yes. And all will make sense when you begin to browse the list. True, we’ve, perhaps, been spending more time indoors and not as much on the road…  But! If...

Car Care: Still Winter in West Seattle

Car Care: Still Winter in West Seattle

Okay, in the shop, we're coming to accept that winter is still in full play here in mid-February.  While we look forward to days of sunshine ahead, let’s talk about vehicle heaters here and now. So, if your heater isn’t really giving you much heat, or isn’t...

Thank You for 50 Years, West Seattle!

Thank You for 50 Years, West Seattle!

Tom’s Automotive Service in West Seattle Turns 50 in February 2021. Sending a pre-Valentine message of thanks and celebration to you! For all of the love over the last 50 years. This is dedicated to you, West Seattle neighbors, friends, and family! The car industry,...

3 Critical Seattle Winter Prep Tasks for Your Vehicle

3 Critical Seattle Winter Prep Tasks for Your Vehicle

“Winter is coming”, West Seattle! So, let's talk winter vehicle prep. When it comes to your cars, trucks, SUVs, and hybrids that are left in the driveways or on the streets, there are a few ways to “winter-ize” that are specific to the Seattle-area climate.  (Special...

ABC’s of Fall Vehicle Maintenance and Repair in West Seattle

ABC’s of Fall Vehicle Maintenance and Repair in West Seattle

A few vehicle maintenance activities now may save you time, money, and frustration in needed repairs later, West Seattle neighbors! We won’t go through the whole alphabet, but we’ll give you the Fall ABC’s right here. A is for... All clear? We can’t tell from here,...

How Will I Know It’s Time to Change My Cabin Filter?

How Will I Know It’s Time to Change My Cabin Filter?

Let’s take a look at the importance of air quality in your vehicle and the cabin filter, which can catch-and-keep some environmental elements & toxins from getting into your lungs while you’re out and about. At the moment, West Seattle (and Greater Seattle) skies...

New Tip From a Master Technician About Oil Filters

New Tip From a Master Technician About Oil Filters

This shares the story of one reader's experience, and our Master Technician Brandon's advice. Thanks so much to Kim B for chiming in with your experience regarding DIY oil changes on our Facebook page the other week. The question was: Have you ever tried to change the...

Motor Oil for Your Vehicle’s Best Health & Function

Motor Oil for Your Vehicle’s Best Health & Function

What oil does and why it’s key… for the health of every car, truck, SUV, and hybrid.  Yes, all vehicles.  Yes, even the new ones.  And yes, even if the salesperson told you your vehicle as “never needing oil again. The thing is, oil makes all of the systems happy,...

Auto Repair Service Near the West Seattle Bridge

Auto Repair Service Near the West Seattle Bridge

Before March, and COVID-19, and before the West Seattle Bridge and the low bridge was closed, we would share about being a good “dealership alternative”.  And now, more than ever, we’d like to whole-heartedly invite our neighbors who usually have their cars serviced,...

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