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We opened in November 2009 in Ormond Beach Florida, and is a repair center with all the latest technology and comfort for our customers.
We're always on the look-out for qualified professionals. Contact Tom's Automotive today to learn more.
As you travel home from work or head out for the evening, Tom's Automotive reminds you to stay safe and be sure to keep an eye out on the roads for costumed pedestrians, big and small!
When safe driving is discussed, one common recommendation is sticking to the two-second rule.
Zipper merges are used when a lane is closed ahead due to road construction or maintenance work. They are designed to keep traffic moving by allowing drivers to use both lanes until reaching the merge point. Most drivers tend to merge at the first sight of a "lane closed ahead" sign, however many experts now suggest that zipper merges provide several benefits to the traveling public. They claim that risks decrease when motorists use both lanes until reaching the defined merge area and then alternate or take turns moving to the open lane in a zipper-like fashion.
A check engine light doesn't have to be scary. If this light graces your dashboard, give Tom's Automotive a call and we can help you diagnose the problem and perform any necessary repairs.
The International Day of the Nacho is October 21. This day should be full of nachos - covered with cheese and all kinds of delicious additions like black beans, olives, guacamole, chili - you name it!
If your interior has seen better days, you can always take it to a professional detailer for a deep down clean. However, if you're up for putting in a little elbow grease, you can spruce things up yourself. Here are just a few DIY car-cleaning tips.
Do you know the difference between these two services? Balancing a tire is completely different than aligning a car, not to mention that these maintenance services treat two totally different automotive ailments.
On average, over 700 fatalities occur in work zones each year. Use these tips to stay safe when you are traveling through work zones.
The holidays will be here before you know it so now is a good time to get your car ready for long-distance travel. Here are a few tips that might help you save money, stay safe, and manage unexpected hurdles. You'll also want to stop by Tom's Automotive to stay on top of regular maintenance or for a pre-trip inspection before hitting the road.
It's Monday, and at Tom's Automotive we're gassed up and ready to go! What gets you going at the beginning of the week?
What driving rules do you wish everyone would follow?
Modern engineering has made driving a vehicle easier on the ears than ever but there are some noises you don't want to hear, because they can signal trouble. Every once in a while, roll down the windows and start listening. If you hear any of the these troubling noises, give Tom's Automotive a call today!
Sitting in the car in the same position for a long period of time can trigger back pain. If you're a passenger, you may be able to make yourself comfortable or take medications for back pain relief. However, if you're behind the wheel, you don't have that choice. Here are a few tips that we hope will help.
If you're confused about motor oil - the right time to change it, how often to change it, what's the best oil for your car, the first answer to a lot of those questions is the same: check your owner's manual. In addition, the expert technicians at Tom's Automotive can make recommendations based on your specific vehicle and driving habits.
Of all the odors that can get ground into the upholstery and carpet in a car, smoke from ci**rs and ci******es can be the toughest to get rid of. The smell may not bother smokers who are still in the habit of lighting up, but it can quickly become a nuisance to those who are in the process of quitting and any new owner of a used car that is still haunted by the scents of smokers past.
Making our vehicles last is important these days. Tom's Automotive suggests keeping these tips in mind to help keep your car on the road a little longer.
Did you know that one of the first devices for signaling turns in automobiles was invented by a movie star?
Tomorrow is the first day of Fall! Here are 3 simple ways you can get your vehicles ready for the new season. Call Tom's Automotive today to schedule a tune-up or maintenance service.
On Talk Like a Pirate Day, the tradition is to walk, talk, and act like a pirate. ARRRRE ye joining in the fun?
The purpose of Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) is not to illuminate the view in front of your car. Instead, they make your car more visible to the drivers and pedestrians you're approaching. Consequently, they point forward rather than downward as headlights and fog lights do. A 2010 publication from the Minnesota Department of Transportation stated that DRLs reduced the number of daytime crashes from 10% to 5% and a 2008 study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) placed the accident reduction with DRLs at 5.7% for light trucks and vans.
From James Bond to Back to the Future, there have been some incredible on-screen stories featuring awesome cars. Tom's Automotive wonders what are your favorite cars from the big or small screen?
While it's not always necessary, synthetic oil is designed to be more effective at resisting breakdown and withstanding high temperatures. There are situations where that resistance to breakdown can help prolong the life of your engine. When it's time for your next oil change call Tom's Automotive and we'll be happy to discuss what type of oil will work best for your car and your lifestyle.
Today Tom's Automotive remembers those we lost on September 11, 2001 and gives thanks to the brave citizens and first responders who put their lives on the line. On Patriot Day, U.S. flags are lowered halfway and there is a country-wide moment of silence at 8:46 am Eastern.
A vehicle history report is an important part of the used car buying process. Buyers should review a history report to discover any hidden issues the car experienced during its time on the road. While there's a lot of information these reports offer, including major accidents, number of owners, and service history, there are plenty of things that you just can't know without a thorough inspection. To avoid making a costly mistake, we always recommend stopping by Tom's Automotive for a pre-purchase inspection.
Disaster Preparedness Month is an annual campaign held every September since 2004 by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). It aims to raise awareness about the importance of being prepared for disasters and emergencies. Natural disasters such as wildfires, hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, and tornadoes tend to appear at very short notice at any time, necessitating the need for residents to prepare accordingly and properly to handle and evacuate from such events safely. Hopefully, your car is already equipped with a basic roadside emergency kit, but here are a few easy to grab items that you can have ready to put in your car in case of an emergency.
Happy Labor Day from Tom's Automotive.
The countdown has begun! Tom's Automotive hopes you've had a great week and are ready to enjoy the weekend!
It's simple enough to test your brake lights. Just have another person stand behind the car while you step on the brake pedal and have him or her tell you if everything looks OK. If you're working alone, rig up a mirror or lay a broomstick on the pedal and tuck it into the seat, then walk behind the car and look for yourself. (Obviously, the car needs to be in "park" when you do this.) Cars built in recent years feature three brake lights - one on either side in the rear, both of which are implanted in the rear bumper, and a center light in the trunk or back window.
The air/fuel mixture plays an important role in engine operation. The mass air sensor helps regulate this mixture. It detects the air volume entering your car's intake. The sensor needs to monitor the air flowing into the car, but this means the sensor is also easily contaminated by dirt, dust and other road debris. Too much build-up can damage the accuracy of the readings. A failed mass air sensor is one of many events that will trigger a check engine light. It may also result in rough running, stalling or a drop in gas mileage.
Parking lots are riskier than you think. Tens of thousands of crashes occur in parking lots and garage structures annually, resulting in hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries. Here are a few common phone-related distractions drivers admitted to, in a poll by the National Safety Commission.
August 24 is National Waffle Day. Pass the syrup! What's your favorite style and topping?
With most kids heading back to school this month, it's important for drivers to slow down and keep an eye out for kids around schools and their neighborhoods. Whether you're dropping off kiddos yourself or just driving through school zones on your commute, keep these driving tips in mind as kids head back to the classroom.
Like All-wheel drive, 4-wheel drive sends power to both front and rear axles, but 4WD locks the front and rear driveshafts together. This means the power sent to both axles is the same. This gives the vehicle extra traction when off-roading in conditions like mud, snow, and sand. While both AWD and 4WD exist to provide extra traction under acceleration, neither of them help with stopping or cornering. They both help when conditions get tough. If you're planning to use it for off-roading or need that extra oomph for towing, 4-wheel drive is what you want. All-wheel drive, on the other hand, is there to help give you more traction during on-road use in icy and wet conditions.
Safety first, right? With all of the high-tech safety options available in new vehicles, here are a few you should really know about.
Arguably one of the most influential decisions in automotive history, on this day in 1899, in Detroit, Michigan, Henry Ford resigned his position as chief engineer at the Edison Illuminating Company's main plant in order to start his own automobile company.
Have you ever wondered about this auto-related acronym?
Summer's heat presents special risks to children at home or traveling in the back seat of cars. Follow a few simple steps to help keep kids safe from the danger of getting caught in a hot vehicle.
Do you know that even though it's popularity has skyrocketed in recent years, it has been 57 years since the sport of Pickleball was invented? The game combines elements of traditional lawn tennis, ping-pong, and badminton. Have you ever played?
Even with quality insurance, there are some things your policy may not cover. It's always advisable to check with your insurance provider if you have any specific questions about coverage. Meanwhile, here are a few scenarios to consider.
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