Redwood Shores Auto Service and Repair | Toole's Garage

Redwood Shores Auto Service and Repair

Toole’s Garage offers premier Redwood Shores, CA auto maintenance services and repairs. Your vehicle provides you with convenient transportation, but it should also provide the peace of mind that comes from knowing that it is reliable. Regularly servicing your vehicle at Toole’s Garage will provide you with that peace of mind. Our nationally ASE-certified technicians use state-of-the-art digital diagnostic tools to talk to your vehicle’s onboard computers and can diagnose and fix any problem your vehicle may exhibit.

Our modern auto repair facility offers premier Redwood Shores auto maintenance services.  From an oil change to a/c service, to brake service, battery service, electrical system, suspension service, as well as transmission service, power steering fluid change, and cooling system service as well. We are one of few shops in the area that have the depth of experience, and latest diagnostic tools, to work on most makes and models – our technicians, certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) can service and repair both domestic, as well as foreign vehicles, including European brands: Audi, BMW, Mini Cooper, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volkswagen, and Volvo, as well as hybrid vehicles.

Why take your vehicle to Toole’s Garage? In addition to offering superior customers service and technical excellence, we are conveniently located across the freeway from Redwood Shores. You can take Holly St., hop over the freeway, turn left on Old Country Road, and turn left again into Washington St.  We understand that your time is precious – so we provide complimentary local Uber/Lyft so you can continue with your day, getting back to Redwood Shores, while your vehicle is at the shop. Naturally, also we provide:

  • 3 year / 36,000 mile warranty (nationwide)
  • Services and repairs completed the same day (in most cases)
  • Original Equipment or better quality parts
  • Nationally ASE certified mechanics working on your vehicle
  • Repair Pal “Top Shop” Award winner
  • Free digital vehicle inspection with any service or repair

Redwood Shores Oil Change

While Toole’s Garage offers sophisticated auto services and repairs, we never forget about the lowly oil change – the unsung hero of the automotive industry. Oil change provides fresh engine oil and engine oil filter to extend the life of your vehicle’s engine – oil change removes old (deteriorated) engine oil, debris, metal shavings, and grime that naturally occur during engine operation. It also provides new engine oil with correct chemical properties to properly lubricate and protect the engine. At Toole’s Garage, we highly recommend regular engine service.

Redwood Shores Battery and Charging / Starting System Service

If your vehicle ever refused to start on a cold, winter day, there is a good chance that a battery did not have enough charge to get the vehicle started. We offer battery testing as well as alternator testing so you never have to experience a no-start condition. To make sure your vehicle starts reliably every day, we can also perform overall starting and charging system inspection and repairs for Redwood Shores residents.

Redwood Shores Check Engine Light

Unfortunately, there are hundreds of conditions that can trigger the Check Engine Light. Many are pretty simple – like the fuel cap needing replacement, others can involve straightforward service like spark plugs replacement, and then there are those dreaded problems like engine misfire or catalytic converter failure. If your vehicle’s computer illuminated the Check Engine Light, our technicians will use cutting-edge digital diagnostic tools to get to the root cause of the problem, get it fixed, test the repairs, and get your vehicle ready to serve you again.

Redwood Shores Brake Maintenance Service

Car brakes get used a lot. So it’s important to have regular brake inspections, and not wait for the grinding sound that tells you that your vehicle’s brakes need professional attention. Sadly, when they get to the grinding stage, the damage has already been done – a simple brake pad replacement has now progressed to brake pads and rotors replacement (newer cars, due to government-mandated mileage improvements, have slimmed down rotors – they should no longer be resurfaced – they need to be replaced).

So we recommend regular brake inspection to catch not only worn down brake pads (or brake shoes if your vehicle has drum brakes), but also any problems with brake lines, calipers, or the condition of the brake fluid. We check the emergency brake as well. We can combine brake inspection with regular oil service, so there is no need to make a separate trip.

Naturally, the services mentioned above are only a small subset of all the services and repairs we offer to our Redwood Shores clients. Toole’s Garage is a full-service auto repair shop – we can provide your vehicle with everything it needs, including tire repairs, new tires, tire mounting, balancing, and wheel alignment service as well. The list below is highly abbreviated, but it does offer a glimpse of the range of automotive services and repairs we offer:

  • CV joint replacement
  • ABS system service and repair
  • brake inspection
  • complete engine performance check
  • drivetrain repair
  • bushing replacement
  • alternator failure
  • brake rotors replacement
  • AC system repair
  • heater repair
  • suspension (struts, shocks, axles, control arm)
  • airbag and SRS systems
  • refrigerant replacement
  • brake fluid flush
  • manual transmission service & repair
  • battery service
  • air bag light
  • service or replace transmission
  • oil service
  • electrical system diagnostics
  • power lock repair
  • auto a/c condenser replacement
  • electrical and/or wiring problems
  • steering rack replacement
  • axle and control arm replacement
  • manufacturer factory recommended services
  • tune up
  • tail light replacement
  • head light replacement
  • fuel pump repair
  • transmission fluid exchange service
  • timing belt and drive belt replacement
  • exhaust system repair
  • driveshaft replacement
  • tire replacement
  • alternator testing and repair
  • drivability issues
  • air intake cleaning & filter changing
  • factory scheduled maintenance
  • pre-purchase inspection

If your vehicle needs quality services or repairs, you can make an appointment on our website, or simply call us at the shop. We will be happy to answer your questions, offer advice, and arrange a convenient appointment time.


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