Category Archives: Car Care Valley Springs, CA

Volkswagen Service and Repair in Valley Springs, CA

We are big fans of Volkswagen vehicles - if you own a Volkswagen GTI, Passat, or a Jetta, our nationally ASE certified technicians will also make sure that your Volkswagen is at the top of its game. Finely crafted though it is, your Volkswagen requires regular maintenance as well as occasional repairs. We highly recommend following manufacturer maintenance schedule, as well as regular oil changes. When we perform an oil change, it not only extends engine life, but also gives us an opportunity to spot any impending problems. We will send  you an electronic copy of anything we find, including pictures if applicable. When it comes to Volkswagen service and repair in Valley Springs, we have everything you maybe looking for in a "mechanic near me"  - nationally ASE certified technicians, cutting edge digital tools to diagnose  your Volkswagen, and friendly customer service, as well as: ⦁    Local shuttle for your convenience ⦁    Clean ... read more

Dodge Service and Repair in Valley Springs, CA

At Toole's Garage in Valley Springs we offer comprehensive Dodge maintenance and repair service to our neighbors in Valley Springs, Burson, La Contenta, Ranch Calaveras and the surrounding areas. Whether your Dodge Charger needs new brakes, or your Dodge 2500 diesel needs new glow plugs, our nationally ASE certified technicians will make your vehicle roadworthy again. They combine extensive Dodge repair experience with a can-do attitude, and we equip them with state-of-the-art digital diagnostic tools. Our Valley Springs facility, located on Highway 12, offers friendly service advisors, local shuttle for your convenience, and a family friendly, clean office. With all services and repair we offer free digital vehicle inspection - results will be emailed or texted to you, so you can have an up-to-date record of your vehicle's overall condition. Our full service auto repair shop offers the ultimate "mechanic near me" experience - friendly staff, technical excellence, abi ... read more

Ford Service and Repair in Valley Springs, CA

Welcome to Toole's Garage in Valley Springs, your local one-stop Ford service and repair shop. At Toole's Garage we can provide your Ford with complete maintenance services, factory scheduled maintenance, as well as a broad range of Ford repairs - from brake repairs, to oil leak repairs, check engine light diagnostics and repairs, shocks and struts, transmission and engine repairs. Whether you drive a Ford Fiesta, or an F-250 pickup truck, our nationally ASE certified technicians will take great care of your vehicle. When you look for a "mechanic near me" you probably think of a modern auto repair facility that's clean, equipped with the latest digital diagnostic tools, and that can communicate electronically - either through email or text. At Toole's Garage we offer all of these, and more. In addition to traditional phone based communications, as well as our website which offers online appointments, we offer both emails and texting, and we can provide you wi ... read more

Chevrolet Service and Repair in Valley Springs, CA

Welcome to Toole’s Garage in Valley Springs. We can be your one-stop Chevrolet service and repair facility. Conveniently located on Highway 12, we offer full range of Chevrolet maintenance services and repairs – whether you drive a nimble Chevrolet Spark, or Chevy Silverado 2500 diesel – yes, we do diesels as well. Family owned and operated, Toole’s Garage in Valley Springs offers friendly customer service combined with technical excellence and can-do attitude – we will get your car fixed right, the first time. When you bring your vehicle to our Valley Springs auto care facility, our friendly service advisors will greet you and will be happy to answer any questions you may have. When we work on your vehicle, friendly customer service is only one of the many benefits you receive. You can also expect clean, modern auto care facility, Original Equipment quality parts, free shuttle for your convenience, as well as a 3 year / 36,000 mile nationwide warranty ... read more

BMW Engine Repair in Valley Springs, CA

The engine is one of the most important components of your BMW as it provides the power that moves it. It needs regular maintenance to deliver peak performance. Technicians who work at our Valley Springs auto care center could write volumes on BMW engine repair – obviously for the purpose of a blog post, we shall provide a highly abbreviated overview, and really only of the symptoms to watch out for. We highly recommend regular maintenance, which extends engine life, and provide predictable and worry-free ride. Signs your BMW’s engine needs repair The following signs are your BMW’s way of hinting that you need to book an appointment with an auto repair shop for engine repair. Excessive exhaust smoke One of the top signs of a failing engine is that your BMW starts producing a large amount of smoke. Ideally, your exhaust should produce translucent vapor not smoke. If you notice that the color is blue, black or white and it’s i ... read more

Audi TPMS Warning Repair in Valley Springs, CA

Your Audi’s dashboard contains a number of warning lights that tell you the status of your vehicle. Tire Pressure Monitoring Light (TPMS) has an exclamation point, surrounded by something that is supposed to represent a tire. If your Audi computer turns on this light, it’s telling you that one or more of the tires are under-inflated – or that there is a problem with the TPMS sensor system.   What is TPMS? The TPMS or Tire Pressure Monitoring System became a mandatory component on U.S. vehicles since 2008. Its main function is to alert you of notable change in air pressure occurring in the tires. In other words, the system monitors your tires to inform you whenever they are either overinflated or under-inflated. Tire-related problems are one of the highest causes of accidents in the world and this system was designed to address this issue. By alerting you to unusual pressure in the tires, TPMS helps to prevent problems such as flat tires, uneve ... read more

Chevrolet Electrical System Diagnostics and Repairs in Valley Springs, CA

Electrical faults in an automobile can cause a great deal of inconvenience as they affect the overall performance of your Chevrolet. Moreover, they can be some of the most difficult problems to track down, especially if the problem is intermittent, as electrical problems often are.  If your Chevrolet has an electrical fault, call your local mechanic to make an appointment. At Toole’s Garage in Valley Springs we offer full range of electrical system diagnostics and repairs. Signs your Chevrolet has an electrical problem Electrical warning signs come in various forms, so you need to know what to look out for when checking for possible faults. Here are some signs to look out for.  Engine won’t crank Your Chevrolet needs sufficient electrical power to start and turn. In most instances where an engine refuses to crank or start, the problem could be a dead battery, a failing starter or an electrical drain. Blown fuse ... read more

Audi Brake Pads Replacement in Valley Springs, CA

Your vehicle’s brake system comprises a number of components that all play a critical role in ensuring your safety and that of your passengers. Brake pads press against rotors to create friction that slows down your Audi.  Since they’re a contact wear item, brake pads suffer wear and tear and need replacement from time to time. Signs your Audi needs brake pads replacement Since brake pads are just one of the several components that make up the brake system, identifying the symptoms of worn or damaged brake pads can be tricky. Here are common signs to help you figure out that brake pads might be the problem:   Noisy brakes If you hear a grinding noise anytime you press the brakes, it’s likely because the brake pads are worn out. These strange noises are produced when metal scrape against metal between the brake pad backing plate and the rotor. Brake warning light Your Audi’s brake system has a dedic ... read more

Audi AC Refill in Valley Springs, CA

Audi AC Refill in Valley Springs, CA

Audi AC Refill in Valley Springs, CA Audi a/c system needs regular maintenance – and one aspect of the Audi ac maintenance is a/c refill. We normally don’t think much about the air conditioning system – until it no longer blows the cold air we desire. In Valley Springs, during summer, getting the a/c system working correctly is important. We recommend a/c check in the spring, so if it turns out that the system is not functioning correctly, you can get if fixed long before the hot summer days. Your Audi’s a/c system can suffer from a variety of issues – ventilation fan not working, mildew or mold, leaks, bad air compressor – but if the air does blow, and it otherwise seems ok, but the air not as cold as you desire, there is a good chance that a/c refill is indicated. In California we have stringent rules governing a/c refills. At Toole’s Garage we follow these rules not only because the government compels us to follow them, b ... read more

Honda Spark Plugs Replacement in Valley Springs, CA

Honda Spark Plugs Replacement in Valley Springs, CA

Honda Spark Plugs Replacement in Valley Springs, CA Spark plugs ignite the air-gasoline mixture which powers your Honda. Though they may seem insignificant, they are a key component in generating power for your vehicle. When spark plugs reach the end of their useful life, your vehicle’s performance will suffer. They only way to fix this problem is by replacing them with new spark plugs. Here are some symptoms that can alert you that your Honda needs spark plugs replacement: Check engine light gets turned “on” Bad spark plugs can lead to engine misfires. When that occurs, the onboard Honda computer will illuminate the check engine light. Rough idling Rough idling can occur for a number of reasons, bad spark plugs are one of them – when your car exhibits rough idling, it’s a good idea to have a professional mechanic investigate. Engine Misfires Failing sparkplugs can cause engine misfires – somet ... read more

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