GMC Service and Repair in San Carlos, CA - Toole's Garage

GMC Service and Repair in San Carlos, CA

Welcome to Toole’s Garage, your one-stop GMC repair shop in San Carlos. Whether you own a GMC van, or a fleet of GMC light duty trucks, our nationally ASE certified technicians will take good care of your vehicles. Our San Carlos auto repair shop offers full range of GMC maintenance services and repairs. We use state-of-the-art digital tools to access GMC on-board diagnostic computers, and our technicians regularly undergo training to hone their diagnostic and repair skills.

When you bring your GMC to our San Carlos auto repair shop you can expect:

  • 3 years / 36,000 miles nationwide warranty for your peace of mind
  • Complimentary local Lyft
  • Complimentary Digital Vehicle Inspection with service or repairs
  • Original Equipment equivalent or better quality parts
  • Repair Pal “Top Shop” Award winner
  • In most cases, same day service completion
  • Military and First Responder discounts

General Motors has expanded the GMC marque to include not just pickup trucks and vans, but also SUVs and light duty trucks. At Toole’s Garage in San Carlos we often see these GMC pickup trucks, vans and SUVs:

GMC Yukon has been around for almost 30 years. It seats 8 or 9 people depending on the configuration, and recently it has been collecting J.D. Power awards.  It was rated by J.D. Power and Associates as the Most Dependable Large SUV in 2015 and 2016, while in 2017 it got Best Performance award for a Large SUV. Of the newer model years, only a couple stand out for their issues: 2007 Yukon suffered from excessive engine oil consumption, while the 2015 GMC Yukon had problems with exterior lights, and with a/c not working. Transmission hesitation was also reported for that model year.

GMC Sierra 1500 delivers on two counts – design and performance.  Whether it comes with the Duramax Diesel engine, or standard gasoline engine, Toole’s Garage will get your Sierra serviced and back on the road. In 2015 by J.D. Power and Associates ranked GMC Sierra the most dependable light load and heavy load pickup truck. Just a year before, 2014 Sierra 1500 had problems with headlights, ac not working, and with ac condenser leaking. But the more recent models show few problems – just provide your Sierra 1500 with regular maintenance, and it will give you years of faithful service.

GMC Sierra 2500 is your solution when the 1500 will just not do.  GMC Sierra 2500 offers almost 4000lb payload capacity, and over 18500lb tow rating. 2011 GMC Sierra 2500 had problems with exhaust system, and suffered from high pressure fuel pump failure. 2015 Sierra had headlights problems. So keep an eye out for those. Other model years report few complaints. We suggest following factory recommended maintenance schedule to keep your truck in top shape.

GMC Sierra 3500 Heavy Duty is the answer if you need a one-ton pickup, with max conventional trailering at 20,000lb and even higher gooseneck rating. 2004 GMC Sierra 3500 had sporadic reports of drivetrain problems, and 2015 Sierra 3500 had reports of light problems (something that seems to plague all Sierra models). But other than that, problem reports are few and far between. At Toole’s Garage we offer full range of GMC Sierra 3500 maintenance and repair services.

GMC Acadia is a mid-size crossover SUV that can seat seven people and tow up to 4,000 pounds. It comes with lane change assist, and a rear view camera. Early Acadia models suffered from a variety of issues. Both 2007 and 2008 Acadia models suffered from transmission problems, and engine issues as well. 2010 model owners had to deal with premature wear on of the timing chain, while the 2012 Acadia had problems with a/c not working. Newer models report few problems. Naturally, if your Acadia has issues, bring it to Toole’s Garage, so our nationally ASE certified technicians can diagnose and fix the problem.

GMC Savana Cargo and Passenger vans report few issues, and there is no pattern of failures that we can detect. The Savana Cargo van seats two, along with ample cargo space for the over 3000lb payload, while GMC Savana Passenger van comes with seating for 12. Both offer gasoline and diesel options. At Toole’s Garage in San Carlos we employ experienced diesel technicians so we are happy to work on either configuration. Next time your Savana needs service or repairs, bring it to our San Carlos auto repair shop.

GMC Canyon is mid-size pickup truck that can tow up to 7,700 pounds and was Motor Trend's Truck of the Year in 2015 and 2016. Ironically, it turned out that the 2015 GMC Canyon had transmission problems, and power steering failures, while 2016 Canyon also suffered from transmission problems and issues with interior accessories. Other model years report few problems. Go figure.

GMC Terrain is a mid-size crossover SUV that’s both stylish and delivers plenty of performance. J.D. Power and Associates named it 2015 Most Dependable Compact SUV.  This is clearly an improvement from the early years – the 2010 GMC Terrain suffered from transmission problems, and both 2010 and 2011 Terrain had issues with excessive engine oil consumption.

Our San Carlos auto repair shop provides full range or auto maintenance services as well as auto repairs – from simple to complex. As a matter of fact, we provide hundreds of services and repairs. Here is just a short list of what we offer:

  • glow plugs replacement
  • water pump replacement
  • wheel balancing & alignments
  • alternator testing and repair
  • ignition switch replacement
  • rotation and check tire pressure
  • brake pads replacement
  • exhaust system repair
  • electrical and computer diagnosis
  • hydraulic system diagnosis and repair
  • manufacturer factory recommended services
  • automatic transmission service & repair
  • fuel pump repair
  • clutch repair & replacement
  • belts and hoses replacement
  • tail light replacement
  • tire pressure monitoring system repair
  • fuel injection cleaning & service
  • brake shoes replacement
  • catalytic converter replacement
  • brake fluid exchange
  • electrical and/or wiring problems
  • high voltage cable inspection & repair
  • engine repair
  • tune up
  • car electronics
  • engine head gasket repair
  • timing chain replacement
  • transmission service
  • airbag and SRS systems
  • air conditioning repair
  • U-joint repair
  • alternator repair
  • radiator flush
  • exhaust system work
  • electrical system repair
  • ac refrigerant replacement
  • manual transmission service & repair
  • check engine light diagnostics

When it’s time for your GMC to visit a friendly mechanic, give Toole’s Garage a call. We offer convenient appointments, and you can request an appointment online, or simply talk to us at the shop – we will be happy to set up appointment time that fits your schedule.


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