West Seattle Auto News

When Should I Change the Fluids in My Car?

When Should I Change the Fluids in My Car?

Part of good vehicle maintenance is fluid maintenance. Clean fluids are best and ought to be serviced regularly.  Why? Similar to clean water being great for our bodies, clean fluids are ideal for our vehicles. Plus, good fluid maintenance makes for...

Why Don’t My Car Lights Work?

Why Don’t My Car Lights Work?

Why don’t my car lights work? More often than not, a bulb may be out if your car’s lights aren’t working. This comes down to visibility and safety for this month’s post.

Why Does My Windshield Keep Fogging Up?

Why Does My Windshield Keep Fogging Up?

This is such a great question for our West Seattle dwellers and drivers (and the rest of the Pacific Northwest too). Why?  Foggy windshields are all about moisture content, cold temperatures (specifically those below the “dew point”*).  Your AC Plays a Role It's...

Appreciation Letter to West Seattle

Appreciation Letter to West Seattle

Dear West Seattle Neighbors, Thank you! It's always a delight to receive positive recognition, but especially so when we get it from YOU.  Only people who live in the local neighborhood may award the titles of Neighborhood Favorite on...

Keep Core Vehicle Systems Clean & Cool

Keep Core Vehicle Systems Clean & Cool

Summer temps in Seattle are going up, up, up…  So much so that you’ll want to keep core systems updated, running smooth, and keeping you and your loved ones cool.  Right? Right. Top core vehicle systems to keep an eye on? Air Conditioner (AC): Well, in the...

The one with the nest

The one with the nest

Some critter just really wanted an nice Seattle condo but given real estate prices, chose to build one in the engine compartment. If you find odd things in your car, come on down to Tom's Automotive! We'll get you fixed up.

June Bug (video)

June Bug (video)

Tom's official Big of The Month last month was the June Bug. Get it? Of course you do. Does your car have any bugs? The kind that make it run not-so-well? Come to Tom's and get help you get less buggy!

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...

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