West Seattle Auto News

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...

Your Dogs Are Our Treats 🙂

Hey, West Seattle! We love your dogs! We're more than dog-friendly... we LOVE when you bring your pup with you to either drop off or pick up your vehicle. Most of us here at Tom’s have pets at home, so we’re already predisposed to love your dog too. Whether we get to...

Rats, Rodents & Critters Under the Hood

It's warm and dry under the hood of your car. An ideal place for a rodent to nest. In the spirit of Halloween, I wish I could say this is a trick, but it’s not. And it’s definitely not a treat to find either! Sadly, we end up finding dead critters (mostly rodents) in...

Sneak Peek Under the Car Door Panels

Ever wondered what the inside of your door looks like? We caught a snap of exactly what it looks like with the panels off. This week we had a Ford Mustang in the shop that needed its door lock actuators replaced. We had to take the interior panels off in order to...

Rust in Your Brakes, Differential Fluid… & Dante

Hey West Seattle! We have lots going on this week at the shop. First off, our pup-friend Dante stopped by to say hi while his owner’s car was being checked out. He’s so sweet! Rust inside the brakes = no bueno It goes without saying that having rust inside of your...

A Sneak Peek at Your Car’s Computer

Let's look at your car's computer: you've got more tech under the hood than you may realize. When you think of a car, you don’t often associate it with having a computer inside of it. These days, it’s not actually possible to buy a newer model of car, truck, SUV or...

Replacing Water Pumps & Welcoming Special Pups in West Seattle

Can you say busy? That’s what we’re saying this week at Tom's Automotive Services... though we're not too busy for you. Been working on a wide range of jobs from air filters to water pumps. Here are a few of the jobs we've been working on... plus, a cute pup! Shoutout...

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