West Chester, PA Car Repair Services l Tommy's Automotive

Tommy's Automotive Repair Services

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You need an experienced and trustworthy general auto repair shop in West Chester instead of an overpriced dealership or auto repair chain. From State Inspection to engine replacement, Tommy’s has the knowledge to repair your car right the first time with the latest technology and equipment.

Click a link below or scroll down to learn about some potential vehicle problems that shouldn’t go undiagnosed.

transmission that needs repair

Transmission Repair

Transmission Repair can be very costly if you don’t change your transmission fluid or if you continue to drive with problems in your transmission. Whether you’re an automatic or manual transmission driver, we can help you shift in the right direction. Here are a few warning signs:

  • Abrupt, hard, or noisy shifts between gears.
  • Delayed or no response when shifting from neutral to drive or reverse.
  • Failure to shift during normal acceleration.
  • Slippage during acceleration. The engine speeds up, but the vehicle does not respond.

Brake Repair

After some time, a brake change is inevitable. Brake pads and rotors wear out from intense friction and heat. Also, depending on your driving patterns, vehicle, and climate, your brake pads can last anywhere between 20,000 to 80,000 miles. Brake fluid normally lasts anywhere from 2-5 years. With such a wide range, it’s essential to get a regular brake inspection, especially if you notice one of the following:

  • The vehicle pulls to one side when the brakes are applied.
  • The brake pedal sinks to the floor when pressure is maintained.
  • You hear or feel scraping or grinding during braking.
  • The “brake” light on the instrument panel is lit.
  • The steering wheel or car shakes during braking.


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Honda Engine that needs repair

Engine Repair

Engine issues can happen at any time, anywhere and they require immediate attention to prevent long-lasting damage. This is why it’s extremely important to have an accurate diagnosis to prevent unnecessary repair costs and excessive time. Like any other car part, preventative maintenance is critical to the engine’s lifespan. Be sure to bring your car into the shop if you noticed any of the following:

  • Difficulty starting the engine.
  • The “check engine” light on the instrument panel is lit.
  • Rough idling or stalling.
  • Poor acceleration.
  • Poor fuel economy.
  • Excessive oil use (more than one quart between changes).
  • The engine continues running after the key is removed.


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Car suspension system that needs repair

Suspension Repair

Difficult handling, a rough ride, vibration and irregular tire wear are often signs of a problem with your vehicle’s suspension. Because it’s so vital for safe steering, be sure to bring your vehicle to an auto repair shop for suspension repair as soon as you notice the warning signs.

See how the following troubles could greatly affect your ride:

  • Misaligned front wheels and/or worn steering components can cause wandering or difficulty steering in a straight line.
  • Pulling – can be caused by something as routine as under-inflated tires or as serious as a damaged or misaligned front end.
  • Worn shock absorbers or other suspension components can contribute to poor cornering.

Wheel & Tire Repair

If you are putting off rotating, balancing, or replacing your tires you could be costing yourself more money in the long run. Tommy’s Automotive can handle all of your tire service needs.

Below, see how a simple wheel and tire repair can grow into a dangerous and expensive problem:

  • An unbalanced or improperly balanced tire causes a vehicle to vibrate and may wear steering and suspension components prematurely.
  • Defective or improperly inflated tires can cause a vehicle to wander or pull to one side of the road.
  • Not rotating your tires can cause them to wear unevenly and they will need to be replaced more often.
Automobile exhaust system repair

Exhaust Repair

Both regular and performance exhausts require maintenance to ensure your car is running optimally. Many auto exhaust problems are easy to diagnose because your car is louder than it once was. This could be at fault for a rusty muffler, a leaking manifold gasket, or cracks in the pipe.

Repair or Replace Your Auto Exhaust

Tommy’s Automotive will also make sure you are not harming the environment or your brain cells with a faulty exhaust system. We repair and replace:

  • Catalytic Converters
  • Mufflers
  • Exhaust Manifolds
  • Headers
  • Rusted or Corroded Pipes

Upgrade Your Exhaust

Tommy’s Automotive offers upgrades for exhaust and can install performance exhaust systems. Although it’s important to regularly check and maintain your auto exhaust system, upgrading your current system has some benefits.

Upgrading to a performance exhaust system will allow you to receive extra power. It will make the airflow faster and in turn, increase the high-end power of the car’s engine. It will also improve your car’s fuel economy as it takes less throttle to maintain any given speed, which means less fuel is burned. Lastly, a performance exhaust system will give your car a nicer sound, and extend the life of your car.

For more information about our repair services, call (610) 696-2633.

Automotive electrical repair system diagram

Car Electrical Repair

Many issues with your vehicle’s electrical system are caused by the classic problems like a bad alternator, battery, starter, or wiring, but newer cars and trucks have increasingly complex electrical systems. Tommy’s Automotive maintains the latest scanners and other equipment to find the problem. We’re even able to track down any short circuits within your electrical system.

Truck that is part of our Fleet Service

Fleet & Truck Service

Keeping your commercial trucks in top shape is key to maintaining your business. At Tommy’s Automotive, we understand that any time off the road is money out of your pocket. We offer prompt service for your fleet with quality work to ensure you won’t be back in the shop unexpectedly. The team at Tommy’s can offer the following as part of our fleet and truck service:

  • Powerstroke Diesel Repair Specialists
  • Wheel Alignment
  • Factory Scheduled Maintenance
  • Transmission Flushes
  • Brakes Service
  • Electrical Repair
  • Engine Repair

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Diesel Mechanics

Diesel engines are common in fleet vehicles, pickups, and even some family vehicles. Whether used for work or play, you need your diesel truck to ride safely and reliably. Because diesel vehicles are more complex than typical gas trucks, you need a mechanic with the specialized knowledge and skillset to hand your maintenance and repairs.

At Tommy’s Automotive, our diesel truck repair shop offers exactly that. Members of our team have earned the Powerstroke Diesel Repair Specialist certification from Ford. Our team is also ASE certified and we maintain the latest in diagnostic tools to keep your engine running at its best.

  • FICM
  • Transmission Flushes, Repair & Replacement
  • Cooling Systems
  • Turbo Repair & Replacement
  • Rebuilding & Repairs

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Hondas at Tommy's Automotive

Honda Repair

The mechanics of Tommy’s Automotive have experience working on almost all makes of vehicles, including Hondas. We can repair engines, wheels, suspensions, transmissions, programming, and exhausts on all Honda models.

If you keep up with regular maintenance, your Honda will thank you with a longer life and increased reliability. The team at Tommy’s has been a trusted fixture in the community since 2008, known for efficient and transparent service.
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Volvo that needs Repair and maintenance

Volvo Repair

Tommy’s Automotive can handle any type of repair from faulty transmissions to squealing brakes and more. Over the years, we’ve become a reputable repair shop because of skill and dedication to the customer. Our knowledgeable team of Chester County Mechanics is especially educated in Volvo repair.

We have the latest diagnostic equipment to identify and repair any type of problem. Additionally, we use state-of-the-art tools and parts to perform repairs to the highest standards. Our West Chester garage is a trustworthy spot for all of your maintenance needs.

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BMW that needs repairs and servicing

BMW Repair

While Tommy’s Automotive can handle any make or model car, we specialize in BMW repair. We repair transmissions, brakes, engines, suspensions, wheels, exhausts, and more. We also perform programming for BMWs.

BMWs are some of the most respected automobiles, craft with luxury in mind. That’s why it’s important to keep yours running properly, and Tommy’s Automotive has experience handling all models. We have the latest diagnostic equipment to ensure your car receives proper care.

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Mercedes that needs servicing and repair

Mercedes Repair

Tommy’s Automotive is experienced and highly recommended for repairing all makes and models. If you own a luxury vehicle that you think deserves a little extra attention, then we also offer Mercedes repairs right from our garage.

Mercedes are high-end cars that require service to match. If you are in need of any of the following repairs, then Tommy’s can help.

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Audi repair and service

Audi Repair

Tommy’s Automotive comes highly recommended by drivers all across the area. While we confidently can handle any make or model, we pride ourselves on our abilities to repair high quality repairs  to cars of superior performance, which includes Audi repairs.

We have the proper diagnostic equipment and tools to handle your Audi repair in our West Chester garage.  From aging brakes to a electrical problems, we have a full list of repair services to offer you for your Audi. Tommy’s provides top-of-the-line service to our customers, and we set high standards for each and every repair.

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toyota that needs repair and service

Toyota Repair

At Tommy’s Automotive we can handle just about any make and model car, including Toyota repair. Tommy himself has owned two Toyota Trucks, one of which is pictured here. We are able to repair transmissions, brakes, engines, suspensions, wheels, exhausts, and programming.

Toyotas are known for their reliability, which is why it is important to keep your machinery running smoothly. You can trust our Toyota experts, to execute efficient and attentive service.
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Volkswagen that needs repair and service

Volkswagen Repair

Tommy’s Automotive employs an experienced team of mechanics that can handle any make or model repair. If you own a Volkswagen, then you want a repair shop that uses quality parts and can take great care of your car.

Our Volkswagen repairs are done with your vehicle in mind.  From compact cars, to SUVs, we understand that these German engineered cars may require a little extra attention. We have the proper advanced diagnostic tools to make sure your car is serviced correctly. From electrical issues to brake repairs, we handle all types of Volkswagen repair–and we do it right.

Tommy’s provides top-of-the-line service to our customers, and we set high standards for each and every repair.

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Mini Cooper that needs service and repair

Mini Cooper Repair

Tommy’s Automotive can handle any make or model car, but we specialize in Mini Coopers. We can handle it all, including repair transmissions, brakes, engines, exhausts, wheels, suspensions, and more.

Minis have an iconic British look that never goes out of style. But if you want to keep your car looking timeless then you need to keep up with regular maintenance and sure your vehicle receives proper care.

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