Category Archives: Newsletter Columns

Tom’s Tidbits- There’s hope after Dope… dim, dim hope, but hope!

Greetings, In January 2017 I promised an addition to our newsletter, TRUMPWATCH, in which we’d “…try to keep track of the most egregious lies, the most insane policies, the most blatant violations of Constitution and basic human values that the … Continue reading

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The Sun Sets on 2017… FINALLY!

Here’s what was on our mind in a very long year… For an auto repair shop we put a lot… a LOT… of work into our newsletter.  Why?  Why spend hour upon hour researching, writing, and illustrating what could just … Continue reading

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Knowledge Is Power… GRAB SOME!

In 2017 we shared these insider tips to get the absolute most value from our service… If you’re used to dealing with Dealerships (or even other independent shops) you’ve probably developed strategies for getting no-BS vehicle service, but thousands of … Continue reading

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Our Last Quarterly Winner of 2017

Referrals from our existing clients are our greatest source of new clients… people telling people about what they’ve found with Tom Dwyer keeps our doors open!  We say “thanks” for that support through our Referral Reward Program.  When a new … Continue reading

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What NOW?!! Toons- Year End Toon Blowout!

We’ve thrown down a gauntlet that no other shop has picked up… as far as we know we remain the only auto repair shop in the country with our own political cartoonist!  The artist who makes that boast possible is … Continue reading

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Drew’s Kitchen- A Year of Reviewing What You Should Be Chewing

Drew Pearson, one of our longest-tenured Service Advisors, has a life in front of the counter as well.  He’s an enthusiastic cook and epicure, and has written our “Drew’s Kitchen” newsletter column for years.  While he enjoys cooking he says … Continue reading

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Shop Talk- A Year of Critique About Our Boutique

“Shop Talk” is where you can find info on the day-to-day happenings here at the “East End of the Sellwood Bridge”.  This is the kind of stuff that makes up most of the content of most companies’ newsletters… but we … Continue reading

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Health Notes- Nothing Is More Important Than YOUR Health!

Why have a “Health” column in an auto shop newsletter?  Because YOU are the most important part of your vehicle, so keeping your vehicle “safe, breakdown-free, and operating at its best” starts with YOU.  It turns out that Health is … Continue reading

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Book Spotlight- Leading You To The Reading You’re Needing

We love books at Tom Dwyer because books give us time to think in a world where time (and thought) is an all-too-rare commodity.  Books give authors all the time they want to marshal their best thoughts, and readers all … Continue reading

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Humorousness- A Full Year of Jeers, Sneers, and Cheers

Our world changes around us every day and in some very scary ways.  Of course it’s always been that way, and if these shocks are now scarier and more frequent… well, Humor is still our best defense.  None of us … Continue reading

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