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2023 Top 10 Check Engine Light-Related Repairs According to CarMD.com

CarMD.com released its annual study of check engine light-related repairs for 2023. Not surprisingly, catalytic converter replacement and oxygen sensor replacement made the top of the list – high cost of precious metals makes catalytic converter theft a lucrative pastime. Oxygen sensor often gets damaged during the theft, hence it’s 2nd position on the list. Here is the list with additional information about the components on the list: Catalytic converter replacement – with no moving parts, catalytic converters rarely fail. A vast majority of catalytic converter replacements is due to theft. Oxygen sensor replacement– oxygen sensors often are damaged during catalytic converter t ... read more

Volkswagen Service and Repair in San Carlos CA

At Toole’s Garage in San Carlos we offer comprehensive Volkswagen maintenance services, diagnostics and repairs – whether you drive a classic VW Beetle, or a brand new Jetta (that’s right, you don’t have to take your new VW to a dealer – at Toole’s Garage we offer better service than the dealers, and a better warranty as well – and your right to service your vehicle at an independent auto repair facility is guaranteed by Federal law – regularly servicing your VW at Toole’s Garage fulfills the requirements to keep manufacturer warranty in force .) Volkswagen vehicles can provide reliable transportation, but do require regular maintenance and occasional repairs. At Toole’s Garage we can provide manufacturer recommended maintenance services, as well as diagnose and repair any problem that may plague your VW. In addition to following manufacture recommended schedule of services, we are huge believers in regular oil changes. New ... read more

Mercury Service and Repair in San Carlos CA

Even though Ford discontinued the Mercury brand in 2010 and ended production in 2011, there are still hundreds of thousands of Mercury vehicles on the roads and plenty of Mercury fans. At Toole’s Garage in San Carlos we offer comprehensive Mercury service and repairs, whether you drive a Mercury Grand Marquis luxury sedan, a Mercury Mountaineer SUV, or a classic Mercury Cougar. We have the skills, diagnostic equipment, and trusted parts sources to keep your Mercury in great shape for years to come. As your Mercury ages, regular oil changes and service become crucial. Not only because fresh oil extends engine life, but also because each visit gives us an opportunity to perform a complimentary digital vehicle inspection and spot any developing problems. When we catch the problems early, it allows us to correct them at a much smaller cost then when the problems manifest with outright breakdowns or malfunctions. Often we can alert you to upcoming maintenance / repair needs so you ca ... read more

Hummer Service and Repair in Valley Springs CA

  The Hummer is a remarkable vehicle, and with its roots in the military, it’s designed for stability and toughness. Hummer, a civilian version of the military Humvee, was first introduced in 1992 – over thirty years ago. Since then it has undergone a number of changes, giving rise to H2 and H3 models, and recently, in 2022 it became a Hummer EV – a fully electric vehicle. Rest assured that at Toole’s Garage in Valley Springs we can service and repair any Hummer model you happen to own, whether gasoline powered, diesel or electric. As your Hummer ages, it will require more maintenance and repairs will become more frequent as well. At Toole’s Garage we are focused on regular oil changes and inspections. Regular oil changes extend engine life, and the free digital vehicle inspection we offer with every service or repair allows us to spot potential trouble and to nip it in the bud. If we do find items that need repairs, all work performed by our nation ... read more

San Carlos Dodge RAM 1500 Service and Repair

Toole’s Garage is a family owned auto care facility that provides comprehensive San Carlos Dodge RAM 1500 services and repairs. We can be a one-stop San Carlos repair shop for all your Dodge RAM 1500 maintenance, repair and tire needs. Whether you own one vehicle or a fleet (we offer priority fleet service), our friendly service advisors and highly skilled technicians will do their utmost to keep your vehicle(s) in top shape. When you bring your Dodge to our San Carlos auto repair facility, our nationally ASE certified technicians will use state-of-the-art digital diagnostics tools to find the cause of the problems you Dodge is exhibiting and will get it repaired and ready for service – usually the same day. Our technicians can work on the entire Dodge RAM 1500 line of pickups, including EcoDiesel vehicles, HEMI-powered Dodge RAM 1500 Rebel, or the Dodge RAM 1500 Laramie Longhorn crew cab. All services and repairs performed by our technicians are backed by a nationwide ... read more

Jeep Service and Repair in Valley Springs CA

Toole’s Garage, the premier Valley Springs and Burson auto repair facility, provides comprehensive auto maintenance and repair services, including full range of Jeep services and repairs. From oil changes to engine repair and engine replacements, including, though not limited to, check engine light diagnostics and electric system problems, auto a/c refill and repair, brake services, transmission repair, shocks and struts, ball joints, tire repair and new tires – whatever your Jeep needs, our highly skilled, nationally ASE certified technicians, will find the problem and get it fixed. Toole’s Garage is a modern, family owned and operated auto repair facility serving Valley Springs, Burson and Wallace. You will find full range of Jeep services and repairs available at our auto repair shop. All work is backed by our industry leading 36 months / 36,000 miles nationwide warranty, and we provide free digital vehicle inspection with all services and repairs. So if “me ... read more

MINI Cooper Service and Repair in Valley Springs, CA

It’s hard to believe that MINI Cooper brand is over 50 years old. At Toole’s Garage in Valley Springs we are Mini fans, and our technicians can provide your Mini with comprehensive care – from oil change, to oil leak repair, suspension problems, clutch replacement, electrical issues, to major engine repairs – if  your Mini is ailing, we can bring it back to full health. Our family owned and operated Valley Springs auto care garage offers friendly service, modern, family friendly facility, highly experienced mechanics certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), and state-of-the-art digital diagnostic tools to talk to your Mini’s on-board computers. We have access to the latest technical information, as well as OE quality parts so that all work performed on your Mini is done right the first time.  As a matter of fact, we back our work with 36 month / 36,000 mile nationwide warranty.  For your convenience we a ... read more

Honda Suspension Repair in San Carlos, CA

Rough surfaces, potholes and bumps could wreck havoc on your Honda but the suspension system is why that doesn’t happen. It is responsible for delivering a comfortable driving experience by smoothing out the effects of the bumps and potholes. It also helps to keep your tires in contact with the ground, giving you controlled ride and preventing rollover accidents. Since it’s hard at work every day, over time various suspension components may wear down or even break. Toole’s Garage in San Carlos offers full range of suspension testing and repairs. Signs your Honda needs suspension repair Suspension deterioration usually happens gradually, over extended period of time, and we do not notice these gradual changes. Only when it’s repaired do we realize how much better the car handles, and how much smoother it rides. Here are some signs to watch out for: Oily shocks If the shocks are leaking oil, shock replacement is a necessity ... read more

Drive Safely When Things Get Wet, Part 1

As the weather gets colder and wetter, there are a few things to consider to make sure your car or truck is safe and comfortable for winter driving. Tires The grooves, channels and slits in your tire’s tread are carefully engineered to keep a small section of rubber in close contact with the road and channel water away from that “contact patch.” In most passenger vehicles, the tread pattern is designed to give you predictable grip during cornering, braking and accelerating, reduce noise, and provide biting edges when traveling on icy or snowy roads.  These “all-season” tires make some compromises at the limit, but offer a comfortable, safe and long-wearing tire. Some performance cars, though, come equipped with summer tires, designed for maximum grip on dry roads and in temperate climates, but they aren’t as good in bad weather, and certainly not intended for a winter trip to Tahoe.  Take a look at the sidewall and you&rs ... read more

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Drive Safely When Things Get Wet, Part 2

As the weather gets colder and wetter, there are a few things to consider to make sure your car or truck is safe and comfortable for winter driving. Brakes Wet and slick roads increase stopping distances significantly, so you need to brake sooner, react more quickly, maintain longer following distances, and avoid abrupt steering and braking that might induce a skid. Make sure your brake pads and shoes are in good shape, with even wear and adequate thickness, and that your rotors are smooth and sound. Brake fluid absorbs moisture from the air, which accumulates and reduces braking performance at the limit (when it really matters), and increases corrosion of brake lines and other parts of your braking system. Be sure to change your brake fluid every two years, regardless of mileage, and keep the system in good working order. Air Conditioning Now that you’re using the heater again, you may not be thinking much about your A/C ... read more

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