West Seattle Auto News

Continual Training Is Critical as Cars Get More Technology

More technology and technical parts are going into cars, trucks, SUVs, and hybrids… less mechanical. A steady diet of training is necessary Last week, on March 22nd, the entire Tom’s Automotive team played hooky from the shop and headed out to improve upon our skills....

Bring the Heat(er), West Seattle!

Car repairs, heat & air conditioning systems, and friends in West Seattle. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6zcRjzwi9g&feature=youtu.be Snow stompers came by It was fun to see that a little (or lot) of snow didn’t stop our clients from popping in to say Hi and...

ASA Northwest honors Kandie Jennings-Molloy

Kandie joined Tom's Automotive in West Seattle in 1991 and served as a service adviser and manager prior to purchasing the business in July 2010. She has earned here Accredited Automotive Manager (AAM) designation, and the prestigious Accredited Master Automotive...

Tom’s Automotive Service Turns 48!

And to celebrate 48 years in business, we added a new (temporary) team member who is living it up while the weather permits! It’s hard to believe that we just celebrated our 48th birthday. Time really does fly. A bit of our backstory Tom’s Automotive was founded in...

Batteries, Spark Plugs, & Fun

Did someone say batteries? Now is a great time of year to make sure your battery is working ahead of time. You know it’s no fun to walk out to a car in the bitter cold or wind just to find out that your battery is on its last leg. Or worse, that it finally gave out....

A Game of Tom’s Automotive West Seattle Trivia

How well do you know West Seattle's own Tom's Automotive Services? Let's play "the feud" and find out! We started the year off with a bang and played a game with my weekly networking group. I put together a  short round of the Family Feud game (minus the families). It...

Fixing Cars with Weird Waterworks & Damage

There have been a couple of notably weird fixes we got to sleuth & solve for the cars that came in this week. Water leaking inside their car First, we had a customer come in complaining about having water leaking inside their car and hearing a sloshing sound...

A Heartfelt Thank YOU, West Seattle!

Thank you, West Seattle! It’s that time of year—the time we’re reminded of who and what we are thankful for. We are so very thankful for our family, our friends, and our clients! Without each of you, there is no way we could do it. It takes a village and we are so...

They Backed Their Car Over a Guard Rail… Ooops

This week we had a client who had an accident… they backed into a guard rail. Oops! You might think that this would just cause some rear end damage, but that wasn’t the case here. Even a minor accident that bumps something on the undercarriage can cause a chain...

Improved Steering, Vehicle Testing & Diagnosis… & Scuppy

A behind-the-scenes look at what we do & how we do it at Tom’s Automotive, West Seattle. Spotlight on Scuppy! Scuppy the pup stopped by the shop and was all smiles. We love visiting with you and your dogs when you’re bringing your car in or picking up after a...

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