Toole's Garage

(650) 489-0835
41 Verified Reviews

7:30am to 5:00pm


1065 Washington St.
San Carlos, CA 94070 USA


  • David Toole, Owner
  • Established 1983
  • 3 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 3 ASE Certified Auto Technicians
  • 43 Years of Car Repair Experience

Toole's Garage Reviews


41 Verified Reviews
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by April 09, 2013

Great work on pin-pointing the failing O2 sensor.

by April 09, 2013

The level of service is top notch! Dave and Beau are super-professional and friendly. However, after calling around about some of the recommended services it seems that their prices are on the high end of the scale.

by - Verified Customer April 04, 2013

The service speaks for itself.

by - Verified Customer April 03, 2013

Great shop to work with! Dave and Beau personally explained all the car repairs that they felt were important to address immediately. They even shopped around for the best deal when I needed a new set of tires. Saved me money and a ton of my own time! Thanks for a painless and easy experience. I'll be back for sure!

by - Verified Customer April 01, 2013

I never feel pressure or stressed when I go to Tooles Garage. If I have an issue, I know that I can contact Dave or Beau to resolve it in a professional manner.

by March 28, 2013

Friendly, knowledgeable, and fair!

by - Verified Customer March 28, 2013

The people at Toole's Garage are very friendly, fair and honest. I would highly recommend Toole's to family and friends!

by - Verified Customer March 24, 2013

The owner,David, and the rest of the staff are true professionals and are very knowledgeable and I take my 3 vehicles there for service and maintenance.

by March 21, 2013

We have had our cars serviced at Toole's Garage for the last several years since we moved to the area. I have been extremely satisfied every time I've brought one of my cars there. Both Dave and Beau are extremely friendly and knowledgable and will take excellent care of your car. They have given me loaner cars and given me rides to and from my house when my car was being serviced. They always call me to report on the status of the service and answer all my questions very patiently. On my most recent service appt, there were several items which could only be performed by the dealer. Beau arranged to have my car brought to the dealer and he worked directly with them to have the work done. It is the personal attention and customer service which makes them such an excellent repair shop!

by March 18, 2013

This is the best ever! Friendly,willing to explain,very clean garage,and they come from integrity. Don't mind working on older cars.I can't say enough good things about my experience.

by - Verified Customer March 13, 2013

Toole's Garage is the best shop you could possibly take your car. I am a long time customer. They are honest, informative and do great work for a fair price. Don't waste your time and money going anywhere else--just head straight to Toole's Garage!

by - Verified Customer March 13, 2013

Nice, straight talking, honest and organized.

by March 12, 2013

Great service!

by March 12, 2013

Toole's Garage is great!

by - Verified Customer March 07, 2013

Their shop is cleaner than my house, and I'm NOT a slop.

by - Verified Customer March 04, 2013

Great customer service!

by - Verified Customer February 27, 2013

Very friendly staff and they seemed knowledgeable about my Acura. A car wash at the end would have been nice though...

by February 27, 2013

They worked above and beyond to make sure that I was satisfied with my car, even trying to help with issues that had as little to go off of as a funny noise.

by - Verified Customer February 25, 2013

A loaner vehicle was provided for me at no helpful!

by February 20, 2013

Great place!

by - Verified Customer February 17, 2013

Great people and great service. This is why I will continue to keep coming back!

by - Verified Customer February 14, 2013

Customer service is amazing from when you first walk in to when you leave. It's a very welcoming environment & I appreciate the time they take to fully explain what is going on & willingness to answer any questions.

by - Verified Customer February 10, 2013

Toole's Garage is a family business you can trust. I would not hesitate to return for service in the future. The garage was immaculate and the service was outstanding.

by February 07, 2013

The technicians were helpful and respectful. I appreciated their knowledge and service.

by February 06, 2013


by - Verified Customer February 05, 2013

Where else can you get a 3 year/36,000 mile warranty? They stand behind their work. I recommend them if you have Honda, Acura, Nissan, Infiniti, Lexus, Toyota, Scion, Mazda, Subaru and Hyundai for auto service.

by - Verified Customer February 04, 2013

Toole's Garage is THE BEST place to take your car, hands down! They are extremely knowledgeable, fair, and friendly. I live about 25 miles away, so it is certainly not the closest shop to my house, but it is worth the drive! Everything they do is top notch!

by January 31, 2013

Friendly and helpful staff.

by January 24, 2013

They are super nice!

by - Verified Customer January 16, 2013

Dave and his team were very knowledgeable and did a great job on my truck.

by - Verified Customer January 16, 2013

Very honest and hard working guys. Would recommend to anybody looking for a reliable car repair shop.

by - Verified Customer January 13, 2013

Dave and Bo have been extremely helpful and have gone out of their way to help get cars up and running for my daughters before leaving for school. We will be back with cars when they come home for summer, to make sure everything is good for the next school year.

by - Verified Customer January 06, 2013

Very professional interactions. Clean shop. Did not try to sell unnecessary additional work. Loaner cars available is a nice plus.

by - Verified Customer January 03, 2013

The guys are passionate car lovers!

by - Verified Customer January 02, 2013

Toole's pre-purchase eval/diagnostic of a potential vehicle saved me over $14,000. As a result, I found a similar car in fantastic shape that I love! Their expertise and customer service are top notch - I wish I lived closer.

by - Verified Customer January 01, 2013

Best ever. I have been taking my Acura to Toole's Garage for over two years now and could not be happier. They completely take care of the rental car and even work with my dealership to ensure I am taking advantage of my warrenty. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a reliable, fair, and friendly auto shop.

by - Verified Customer December 26, 2012

Always provide excellent service, fair price, and trustworthy.

by December 17, 2012

This place was too costly for my budget. The owner tried very hard to provide a logical explanation for recommended maintenance but I walked away feeling coherced into maintenance that may have been unnecessary. On top of that, I ended up having to have work done there redone a few months later. I didn't feel scammed or anything but I did walk away not feeling good about service provided.

by - Verified Customer December 11, 2012

Awesome shop!

by December 10, 2012

Toole's Garage is the best place to get your car maintained and repaired - they are extremely knowledgeable, honest and treat customers very well.

by - Verified Customer December 10, 2012

I have recommended Dave Toole and Toole's Garage to several people. Dave was an excellent technician at his last shop (Honda Hospital/Auto Medics), and continues to be the best technician I have ever encountered. I'm delighted he has his own shop, and it is because of him that I have moved my business. He is meticulous, obsessively thorough, honest, and a really good guy. He is what everybody wants in their automotive technician -- a go-to guy who diagnoses correctly, fixes accurately, charges fairly, and makes the whole process easy and even fun. Toole's Garage is the place I recommend for Asian auto maintenance and repair, and likely the only place I'll go from now on. And if you think my praise is effusive, it's because Dave has earned it!

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Toole's Garage has been serving the community of San Carlos since 1983. We found owner/manager David Toole has over 20 years of automotive industry experience, he has worked his way up through the ranks and is ASE Master Certified. He two technicians who are both ASE Certified and combine for over 17 years of experience. These technicians have access to some of the industries best tools and use them to perform professional repairs on your vehicle. They back their work up with an amazing 36 month 36,000 mile warranty. They also offer for your convenience a local shuttle service, early bird/after hours drop-off, loaner and rental cars.



  • AC/Heating
  • Alignment
  • Check Engine Light
  • Diagnosis
  • Hybrid/Electric
  • Muffler & Exhaust
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Timing Belts
  • Tire Sales/Repair
  • Transmission Repair
  • Vehicle Detailing
  • Windshield/Glass
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  • Car Delivery
  • Car Pickup/Dropoff
  • Child Friendly
  • Coffee
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Financing
  • Free Estimates
  • Free Multi-Point Safety Inspection
  • Heated Waiting Room
  • Loaner Car
  • Military Discount
  • Rental Car
  • Se Habla Espanol
  • Senior Discount
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shopping Nearby
  • Shuttle
  • Towing
  • Wireless Internet
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Toole's Garage serves the San Carlos area with excellent automotive repair and maintenance, specializing in hybrid vehicles. We have one focus, to take the stress out of your car repair equation. We operate with full transparency when recommending your car care maintenance and repair needs. Our shop is equipped to visibly show you from the comfort of your home or office exactly what you need to keep your car running great. Stop by or make your appointment today to experience the service you should expect from everyone with which you do business.


  • Acura
  • Dodge
  • Ford
  • Honda
  • Infiniti
  • Lexus
  • Mazda
  • Nissan
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
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Question Answered by Toole's Garage
We actually perform Automatic Transmission fluid servicing on Honda cars every 15,000 miles to prevent it from getting dirty. There is no replaceable filter in those transmissions, so keeping it clean, will keep it healthy, and like the answer above, it is relatively inexpensive to service, especially if kept clean.
Dave Toole
Toole's Garage

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