Winter 2019 Instagram Roundup, and Tommy’s is Hiring!

a '57 hudson hornetIt’s been another great winter here at Tommy’s Automotive, though we must say, we’re excited about spring.

In March, we met a new friend, Utah, who was adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA. He has already become an indispensable part of our team. In December, we got to do burnouts in an old rusty truck–head to our Instagram page to see it on video!

We saw no shortage of cool cars in the shop this winter, including a GT R33, a 1957 Hudson Hornet, and Jesse’s BMW E60.

As part of our job search promotion (we’re hiring!), Peyton shook one of her toys in a manic frenzy to show her excitement.

Follow us on Instagram to stay in the loop!

Join the Team at Tommy’s

Tommy’s is looking for a new employee! Requirements for our new mechanic include:

  • Must be willing to work on trucks
  • SIE Required

Tommy’s offers great benefits, including 401k, health insurance, and vacation time. Work Monday-Friday 8-5, no weekends! Contact us online to apply.

Tommy’s Automotive Holiday Hours

Happy New YearTommy’s Automotive will be closed Monday and Tuesday the 24th and 25th for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and then Monday and Tuesday the 31st and the 1st for New Years Eve and New Years Day.  All other hours are normal.

Happy Holidays from Tommy’s Automotive!

What You Should Know About Deer Safety

deer Now that the leaves are changing, drivers have a new set of hazards. Leaves present a danger on the road, school buses are back on the move, and it’s deer season. You’ll want to watch out for deer, because these guys are very athletic. They can run up to 40 miles an hour and leap high enough to scale a 9-foot fence.

According to a post by Geico, there are things you can do to stay safe during deer season.  Read below to learn more about how to prevent these leaping marathoners from crashing into your vehicle.

Some facts about deer on the road:

  • Accidents involving deer occur mostly between October and January, which is deer breeding season.
  • Deer are most active in the early morning and evening, between 5 AM and 8 AM and from 5 PM until midnight.
  • Deer travel in packs, so if you see one, there are likely more nearby.
  • They aren’t just on country roads. Due to urban sprawl and the growing deer population, our forest friends make appearances anywhere from suburban streets to city highways.

How to Avoid Colliding with a Deer:

  • Be alert, particularly in keeping the right side of the road on your radar. If a deer enters the road from the left, you have a better chance of spotting it before it’s too late.
  • When possible, use your high beams for increased visibility.
  • Buckle up! Sixty percent of fatal animal accidents occur when the driver or passengers were not wearing their seat belts.
  • If you notice a deer on the road, break firmly and be careful not to swerve.
  • If you do hit a deer, do not approach it. Injured deer are likely to injure you due to fright. Make sure to call the authorities as soon as possible, as the deer may block the road and be a hazard to other drivers.

 

Spring Instagram Summary

We’ve enjoyed every minute of our spring here at Tommy’s Automotive, and we’re excited that summer is finally here! In case you missed it, we’ve compiled a round-up of everything we posted on Instagram.

We fixed up an old 48 trailer that’s ready to do work on the farm. Plus, we found a hidden message while changing a customer’s oil and spotted some flamingos that looked a little lost and very chilly.

Don’t miss out on the shop news this summer, follow us on Instagram!

Winter Tire Maintenance and PA Potholes

It’s a difficult time to be a tire. Our neighborhoods are all becoming 1 giant pothole, and it’s difficult to avoid them. All of this is quite annoying, and if that weren’t enough, it also affects your car.

Changing winter temperatures aren’t just a pain for you. As the temperature drops, so does your tire pressure, so be sure to keep your eye on the PSI. Luckily, warmer weather will soon be here (knock on wood). So go ahead and take the time to give your tires some extra TLC.

Rotate Your Tires

Not sure if it’s time to rotate your tires? Many people like to have their tires rotated when getting an oil change. Generally, they should be rotated every 5,000 to 10,000 miles. At around 40,000 miles it’s time to think about tire replacement, which is where our fancy machinery can help.

Potholes, Potholes Everywhere

potholesWe’ve all been seeing it. Those gosh darn potholes are literally everywhere, and there’s nothing we can do about it. To avoid any tire damage, be sure to slow down on roads that aren’t well paved.  Sure fixing a tire problem is one thing, but running over a deep pothole can actually bring up a host of other problems, including:

  • Premature wear on shocks
  • Suspension damage
  • Steering misalignment
  • Exhaust system damage
  • Engine damage

Within the first two weeks of the new year, Philadelphia alone had over 500 reported potholes. And it’s only getting worse.

While some people have received money towards repairs from filing insurance claims, it can often cause more of a problem, further increasing insurance rates. Learn more in this Philly.com article.

If you think your tires need a little extra winter TLC, stop by Tommy’s and we can make sure your car hasn’t been damaged by excess pothole driving.

Winter Instagram Roundup

We’re revving up for the new year here at Tommy’s, and we thought we’d bid the year adue with an Instagram roundup of our autumn and winter thus far, picking up where our summer roundup left off.

So far, it’s been a great time! We’ve sold a few cool trucks and indulged in some of our favorite foods. If you want to keep up with what’s going on at Tommy’s, make sure to follow us on Instagram.

Check out the photos below to get a feel for what we’ve been up to:

Summer Instagram Roundup

Now that summer is coming to a close, we’re taking this chance to get you up to speed on what’s been going on around here. Following us on Instagram is the best way to stay in the loop concerning Marge and Peyton’s antics and other hot news from Tommy’s.

A lot went on this summer. We finished installing our custom service counter, celebrated the 4th, and got the chance to work on some cool cars. The sun was bright, but thankfully, Marge always set a good example by shielding her vision with protective eye-wear.

To see what else we’ve been up to this season, browse the gallery.

Winter Instagram Roundup

Here’s a roundup of what’s been going on at Tommy’s this winter. We had a great season!

Get the latest on cool cars, stay informed on what Peyton’s up to, and get an insider’s look at goings on in the shop. To stay in the loop, make sure to follow us on Instagram.

Ring in the New Year With a Bang, Not a Crash

Between Christmas and New Year’s Day, more Americans are on the road and are likely to drink beyond their limits. This is a recipe for dangerous driving. In order to reduce the risk of accidents this New Year’s, follow our tips for keeping yourself and your loved ones safe.

Start the New Year With Safe Driving

Monitor Your Alcohol Intake: New Year’s Eve parties tend to be associated with heavy drinking. Know your limit, and keep track of how much you drink. Make sure you hydrate your system by drinking lots of water.

Have a Designated Driver: Ask a sober friend or family member for a ride. With services like Lyft and Uber, there is no excuse for getting behind the wheel after having too much to drink.

Take the Keys: If your friend has had too much to drink, take their keys so they won’t be tempted to drive.

Stay off the Roads: Avoid driving, especially between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m., when drunk driving is most common. If you must drive, do so defensively. Make sure you maintain awareness, avoid distractions, and buckle up.

New Year’s Eve is one of the most dangerous nights for driving. Follow our tips to stay safe. On behalf of all of us at Tommy’s Automotive, have a great new year!