Category Archives: Auto Maintenance San Carlos, CA

Get Your Car Ready for the Fall Weather

Get Your Car Ready for the Fall Weather

Even though we are having lovely, unseasonably warm days, in the evening you can feel the chill of the Autumn. This is a good time to get your car ready for the cold night, and rains. After the summer fun, it’s time to get your vehicle inspected and prepared for the harsher driving conditions. At Toole’s Garage in San Carlos we recommend that you have professionals look at various components and system of your vehicle: Lights As the days get shorter, you vehicle’s exterior lights gain in importance. All exterior lights should be checked to make sure they operate properly and provide you with visibility on the road. Do not forget signal lights - they are important for your safety. Windshield Wipers Faulty windshield wipers in the middle of a rainstorm are no fun – and during summer we rarely use them, so it’s doubly important to do a windshield wiper check before the winter rains. Summer heat and sunlight tend to damage ... read more

Wheel Alignment in San Carlos and Belmont, CA

Winter is coming, and with it rain, sleet, snow at higher elevations, possible black ice. Your vehicle should be at its best when driving under winter conditions. One of the often forgotten services is wheel alignment. At Toole’s Garage in San Carlos we offer wheel alignment services for passenger cars, SUVs and light trucks, for residents of San Carlos and Belmont, CA. Proper wheel alignment improves vehicle control, ride quality, extends tire life, and can even improve mileage – to make it short and sweet – it makes for safer, more comfortable ride, and saves you money. Why would your vehicle need wheel alignment? Bay Area roads are full of potholes, and hitting a pothole can disturb wheel alignment. Hitting a curb, or even the parking stall wall can put wheels out of alignment. Modern computerized wheel alignment machines can detect misalignment so small as not to be visible to the naked eye. At our San Carlos auto repair shop we can offer convenient wheel alignm ... read more

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