April Monthly Special

monthly specialDid you hit any potholes this winter? Get your car riding smooth again just in time for spring. Our mascot Peyton is offering an alignment special for just $119.95 through the month of April. For the price above, the special includes:

  • Wheel Alignment
  • Wheel Balancing
  • Wheel Rotation

Keep in mind that  out of balance tires will cause uneven tire wear and lower gas mileage. Also, your tires should be rotated & balanced about every 7,500 miles, regardless of any pothole problems. Peyton just wants to make sure that your vehicle is safe for both pets and their humans!

*Disclaimer: Valid for most cars and small trucks.

Give us a call at  (610) 696-2633 to schedule an appointment, and be sure to mention Peyton’s special!

March Monthly Special

Monthly SpecialWith the newest addition to our team comes a new tradition at Tommy’s Automotive. Because our furry mascot Peyton enjoys nothing more than making our human customers happy, she’s starting her own monthly specials. All you have to do is mention the special when you visit our shop. You can find details about our March special below.

This month, Peyton is offering a special on transmission services. All March long, customers can take 10% off any transmission service, including the following:

  • Automatic & Manual Transmissions
  • Flushes
  • Filter Changes
  • Fluid Exchanges
  • Volkswagen DSG Services Included

(We have most original manufacturer fluids in stock.)

Transmissions are expensive. Be sure to protect yours with some inexpensive, preventative maintenance! And don’t forget to thank Peyton with a treat!

Give us a call at  (610) 696-2633 to schedule an appointment.

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.

maintenance-oil-changeAt 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!

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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. 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

road-work-editIf 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.

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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

camp outEvery 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.

The Importance of Wheel Alignment

Q: What’s the deal with wheel alignment? Should I really be concerned about it?

A: The answer is yes. If you notice your car seems to drift to one side of the road, you may need to get your tires checked. If your vehicle has properly aligned wheels, then you will travel straight and true. Plus, wheel alignment is considered standard auto maintenance and proper adjustments help to reduce tire wear.

Tommy’s Automotive provides Chester County wheel alignment services, which we consider an important part of routine maintenance. The process involves adjusting a vehicle’s wheel angles. Properly aligned wheels help to cut down on a vehicle’s rolling resistance. This means that your car won’t require as much power or fuel to move. Additionally, if you have your tires in place, your car will be better protected from normal wear and tear.