To all our valued customers:

Many businesses in our city are presently closed due to the mandatory shelter in place ordinance and it has recently been extended. Auto repair services like Thom's are classified as an Essential Business thus allowing us to to be open and available to perform the needed services on our clients vehicles . We are taking the necessary precautions to ensure proper sanitation practices in our work area and the office, as well as disinfecting the interior of your vehicles upon arrival and completion of work. We have created a No Contact drop area outside of the waiting room; payment can be accomplished via credit card over the phone. We understand that finances are being stretched at this time, but reliable vehicles are a necessity, if funding is an issue we have various option available upon request.For those sheltering in place and would prefer vehicle pick up and delivery, we are able to accommodate you within a five mile range of the shop. These are trying and uncertain times for everyone and we want all of our clients to remain healthy and safe and know you can call on us for support during you times of need.

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Top Signs Your Brakes Are Giving Out

Brakes are a vital safety feature of any vehicle, and getting acquainted with your brake system should be a priority. “The braking system on your vehicle is critical in keeping you and your passengers alive and well and your vehicle out of the body shop,” says James Solomon, Defensive Driving Courses program development and training director with the National Safety Council. Protect yourself by knowing the warning signs of brake damage or failure—and knowing how to react. Possible Causes Brake damage or failure can be c ... read more

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Driver Safety

Are You a Severe Driver?

Things change, including the way we use our cars, how we drive them and the condition of our roads. Although normal driving is defined as steady driving in non-extreme weather or environments, for most motorists today, being a severe driver is more the rule than the exception, says the Car Care Council. According to the council’s Car Care Guide, severe driving refers to:  - Stop-and-go traffic  - Short commutes  - Heavier loads: car ... read more

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Driver Safety

Four Easy Ways to Go Green with Your Car

Looking for ways to become more environmentally friendly with your car? Motorists can help protect the environment by following four simple steps from the non-profit Car Care Council. 1. Follow a vehicle service scheduleincluding steps like checking engine performance, keeping tires properly inflated, replacing air filters regularly, changing oil regularly and checking your gas cap. Routine maintenance helps reduce emissions and fuel consumption, saving money at the pump ... read more

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Automotive News

3 Warning Signs of a Bad Muffler

While proactive vehicle maintenance is always a plus, there are few components where this is more true than with your muffler. Waiting too long to get your muffler serviced will mean costly repair bills, and often a small problem will easily turn into a much larger one. However, few drivers actively ignore a muffler issue. More likely, it's just hard to tell that something is wrong under your car. To ensure you know exactly when you should come in to your nearest auto repair shop, here are three of the biggest warning signs of a muffler problem: 1. Lou ... read more

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Automotive News

Young Drivers Face Strict Insurance Rates

There are many reasons why drivers want to avoid collisions or accidents. Expensive auto repair, drawn-out interactions with police and insurance agents, and potential time spent without a car are all near the top of the list. However, there's one consequence of these events that could have a long-term impact on drivers: insurance rate increases. Insurance companies are in the dark A recent report from InsuranceQuotes.com detailed how insurance providers deal with traffic tickets. According to the data, just 19 percent of U.S. drivers who have ... read more

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Automotive News
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