About Tommy’s

News, events, and other information are posted in this category. Read the history of Tommy’s Automotive on our about page.

Watch Out for Leaves!

With fall weather starting to officially make it’s appearance, you might be noticing that the leaves are starting to change color and clog the roadways.

While you may not realize it, leaves can create quite a problem when you need to come to a complete stop. In fact, it creates a similar sliding effect to snow and delays the time it takes you to bring your vehicle to a complete stop.

It’s a good idea to check your tire pressure in the fall (with temperatures dropping) and get a tire rotation if you have not recently had one. This will ensure that your tires have adequate tread, are aligned and properly balanced, and contain the correct tire pressure.

Fall is also a time when you want to keep an eye out for school buses, pedestrians, and fog! Just because there’s not snow on the road yet, doesn’t give you a good reason to go over the speed limit.

Luxury Car Repairs

At Tommy’s, we can handle all types of cars, including specialty and luxury cars. Take a look at some recent cars we worked on.

Each car model and make requires individualized service, which is why we take the time to understand your car. We can handle repairs for all makes & models, and we also specialize in BMW repair.

Haven’t Seen Tommy’s New Shop? It’s Time for an Oil Change.

New Auto Repair Shop in West Chester

We’ve been getting cozy in our new, bigger and better location. Have you still not seen our shop on Carter Drive? Then it’s time for you to stop in for an oil change.

At Tommy’s, we recommend you have your oil changed every 3 months or every 3,000 miles. While some manufacturers suggest changing your oil every 5,000 miles, these estimates are based on ideal driving conditions, which most of us aren’t actually doing.If your driving habits fit any of the follow situations, you will want to take extra special care of your vehicle, as these conditions can cause problems for your engine.

  • Frequent short trips of 10 miles or less
  • Short trips in cold weather
  • Stop and start city driving
  • Highway driving in extreme heat
  • Driving in dusty conditions like gravel and sand

Learn more about engine maintenance and oil changes. 

Give us a call (610) 696-2633, and we’ll get you setup with a quick oil change. Take care of your car now so you won’t need to come to us for engine repairs later.

Meet Our Mascot

Payton--thumbnailNot only have we moved to a new, bigger location, but now we have the help of Peyton. She’s the best guard dog on the block, and she keeps a watchful eye over our garage at all times.

Learn more about Peyton.

Take a look at some of the adorable photos and be sure to say hello to Peyton next time you visit the shop.

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Tommy’s Automotive is Moving!

You may have heard that Tommy’s Automotive is moving. Well, the time has finally arrived and we’ll be conducting business out of our bigger, better location starting August 5th!


You can now find us at 211 Carter Drive in the Matlack Industrial Center in West Chester — just minutes from our old location. Although we loved our spot on Bolmar St., our new location is even better. We’ve upgraded from 3500 square feet to 8500 square feet to better accommodate more customers at once. We’ll even be able to work on larger vehicles thanks to our new, spacious ceilings. Additionally, our new parking lot is much bigger and convenient for clients (a very necessary improvement).

We couldn’t be happier with our new place, and we know you’ll love it too. Feel free to stop by and take a look around for yourself  or check out our new images in the gallery at the bottom of this post. We’ve also provided a map and directions from our previous location for those of you who are unfamiliar with the Matlack Industrial Center. We hope that you’re as excited as we are about this move and that we’ll see you soon to get your trusted auto repair in West Chester. Our new spot allows us to expand our business without losing that “neighborhood shop” feel we’ve come to cherish. We’ll always be your friendly, West Chester auto shop.

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Area Pavement Repairs Set for May 12-16

If you’ve been waiting for the day when some of those area pavement potholes get patched up, you’re in luck. According to the West Chester Patch, PennDot has announced that crews will be repairing several state highways in Chester County next week.

Remember to allow extra time to get to work if you are traveling through any of the following areas where crews will be set up:

• U.S. Route 202 between Route 252 and U.S. Route 422 in Tredyffrin Township on Monday through Friday (May 12-16) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.;

• U.S. Route 30 (Lancaster Avenue ) between Old Eagle School Road and Glenn Road in Tredyffrin and Easttown townships on Monday through Friday (May 12-16) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.;

• State Route 352 between Route 30 (Lancaster Avenue) and Frazer Road in East Whiteland Township on Monday through Wednesday (May 12-14) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.;

• Route 345 (Pine Swamp Road) between Route 23 and the Berks County line in Warwick Township on Monday through Friday (May 12-16) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and

• U.S. Route 1 South between the Delaware County line and the Maryland state line on Thursday (May 15) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

If you want to check the latest roadway conditions, visit www.511PA.com. For more PennDOT information, visit www.dot.state.pa.us.

Announcing Our New, Bigger, Better Location!

tommys-sqYou read that right — Tommy’s Automotive is moving! But don’t worry, we can still be found in the same part of West Chester. We’ve just upgraded.

Our new garage has twice the square footage of our old shop. It also has plenty of parking, unlike our previous location, so feel free to stop by and pay us a visit! What’s more, we’ll now be equipped to work on larger vehicles because the new place has great, spacious ceilings.

This move is a sign of bigger, better things to come for Tommy’s Automotive. We’re expanding our services without losing any of that “neighborhood shop” feel. Tommy’s is proud to now better serve our West Chester customers, who have really become family over the years. We thank you for your loyalty and hope to see you at our new location. Check back for updates during the moving process, or if you’d like to help carry some boxes!

Camp Out For Hunger 2013

Every year we donate to WMMR’s Camp Out for Hunger. One dollar from every state inspection this year at Tommy’s Automotive was donated to Philabundance at Preston and Steve’s Camp Out for Hunger.

This year we donated over $1000! We love contributing to such a great cause. Thanks to all of you who had their car inspected at Tommy’s this year.  We will continue to donate so keep coming in for your state inspections!

This year’s Camp Out for Hunger raised $241,371.43 in monetary donations and 386 TONS of food.

Tommy’s donates to WMMR’s Camp out for hunger – 2011

One dollar from every state inspection this year at Tommy’s Automotive was donated to Philabundance at Preston and Steve’s Camp Out for Hunger.

This is the second year we have donated, and we won’t get into specifics but there were nearly twice as many inspections in 2011.  Thanks to all of you who had their car inspected at Tommy’s this year.  We hope to inspect even more cars this year so that we can donate more at next years Camp Out.

You can hear them talking on the radio about it in December of 2010.

Lets hope he can get another radio plug this year.

Tommy’s is expanding

Auto Repair ShopWe’ve started to expand into the shop next door to our location in the alley on Bolmar St. This new space will have an additional repair bay, and a new office and waiting room.

Thanks to our loyal customer base for keeping us busy enough to expand. We thank all of you who have referred friends and family to our shop, and posted your positive feedback in an online review for others to see.

How to get a Tommy’s Automotive T-Shirt


Option A: Steal one of Tom’s dirty work shirts.

Option B: Get Tommy’s Automotive a new customer.

Tom is giving anyone who refers a new customer to Tommy’s Automotive a T-shirt. Ask about it the next time you’re in.

Service Area

Q: Tom, what areas are most of your customers from?

A: Most people try to find an auto repair shop within 15 miles of their house. That includes West Goshen Township, East Goshen Township, East Bradford Township, Exton, Downingtown, Malvern, West Chester University, Bradford, Marshall Square, including zip codes 19380, 19381, 19382, 19383, 19341, and 19335. I also have a lot of customers from the Havertown PA where I grew up and still live today. I find that people are willing to drive a little further to an auto repair shop when they find an auto mechanic that they trust.