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    GM Exclusive Auto

    1215-B N Melrose Dr
    Vista, CA 92083
    760-941-5002
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  • Vehicle tips

    • According to recent studies, 5 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities are clearly caused by automobile maintenance neglect.
    • The cooling system should be completely flushed and refilled about every 24 months. The level, condition, and concentration of coolant should be checked. (A 50/50 mix of anti-freeze and water is usually recommended.)
    • Never remove the radiator cap until the engine has thoroughly cooled. The tightness and condition of drive belts, clamps and hoses should be checked by a pro.
    • Change your oil and oil filter as specified in your manual, or more often (every 3,000 miles) if you make frequent short jaunts, extended trips with lots of luggage or tow a trailer.
    • Replace other filters (air, fuel, PCV, etc.) as recommended, or more often in dusty conditions. Get engine drivability problems (hard stops, rough idling, stalling, diminished power, etc.) corrected at a good shop.
    • A dirty windshield causes eye fatigue and can pose a safety hazard. Replace worn blades and get plenty of windshield washer solvent.
    • Have your tires rotated about every 5,000 miles. Check tire pressures once a month; let the tires cool down first. Don't forget your spare and be sure your jack is in good condition.
    • Check your owner's manual to find out what fuel octane rating your car's engine needs then buy it.
    • Keep your tires inflated to the proper levels. Under-inflated tires make it harder for your car to move down the road, which means your engine uses more fuel to maintain speed.
    • Lighten the load. Heavier vehicles use more fuel, so clean out unnecessary weight in the passenger compartment or trunk before you hit the road.
    • Use the A/C sparingly. The air conditioner puts extra load on the engine forcing more fuel to be used.
    • Keep your windows closed. Wide-open windows, especially at highway speeds, increase aerodynamic drag and the result is up to a 10% decrease in fuel economy.
    • Avoid long idling. If you anticipate being stopped for more than one minute, shut off the car. Contrary to popular belief, restarting the car uses less fuel than letting it idle.
    • Stay within posted speed limits. The faster you drive, the more fuel you use. For example, driving at 65 miles per hour (mph) rather than 55 mph, increases fuel consumption by 20 percent.
    • Use cruise control. Using cruise control on highway trips can help you maintain a constant speed and, in most cases, reduce your fuel consumption.
    • Keep your engine tuned. A fouled spark plug or plugged/restricted fuel injector can reduce fuel efficiency as much as 30 percent.
    • Inspect the engine's belts regularly. Look for cracks or missing sections or segments. Worn belts will affect the engine performance.
    • Have the fuel filter changed every 10,000 miles to prevent rust, dirt and other impurities from entering the fuel system.
    • Change the transmission fluid and filter every 15,000 to 18,000 miles. This will protect the precision-crafted components of the transmission/transaxle.
    • Inspect the suspension system regularly. This will extend the life of the vehicle's tires.

who we are

No one knows your GM vehicle better than we do!

GM Exclusive Owner & FamilySince 2002, GM Exclusive has provided motorists in the Vista, CA 92083 area with comprehensive auto repair services that include General Services, Car & Truck Care, Undercar Services, Brakes, Engine & Transmission, Engine Maintenance, Transmission Services, 4x4 Services, Heating and Cooling Services, Electrical Services, Electronic Services, Miscellaneous Services, Domestic Cars & Trucks, Quick Lube Services and Extended Warranty Care. Our goal is to offer the best services available at affordable prices to get you back on the road in no time.

GM Exclusive StaffYou'll be hard-pressed to find the same level of expertise that our auto mechanic specialists provide! We have years of experience working with all GM makes and models and can work with you to find cost-effective repair and maintenance alternatives.

For a high-performing vehicle, trust GM Exclusive with your car, truck, or van. To learn more about the services we offer, please contact us by phone at 760-941-5002 or send us an email. We also invite you to learn more about our dedication to you, our valued customer.

    GM Exclusive Auto

    1215-B N Melrose Dr
    Vista, CA 92083

    Mon
    Tues
    Wed
    Thur
    Fri
    Sat
    Sun

    7:30AM - 6:00PM
    7:30AM - 6:00PM
    7:30AM - 6:00PM
    7:30AM - 6:00PM
    7:30AM - 6:00PM
    Closed
    Closed

    ASSOCIATIONS

    • ASE (Automotive Service Excellence)
    • GM Certified Master technician
    • Repair Pal Certified
    • KYB Shocks & Struts
    • Delphi
    • ASE Master Technician
    • ACDelco
    • Car Care Aware

    Testimonials

    • These guys are the best. You cannot go wrong trusting your GM auto in Art's hands. He & his guys are competent, reasonable, & quick! I only trust Art with my beloved Corvette!
      -Lesly A.

    • GM Exclusive was recommended to me by a friend and I have not been disappointed. Art is friendly and helpful and has kept my 2002 Tahoe running even with my abusive driving habits and poor upkeep.
      -Rich D.

    • Have been going to GM Exclusive for the past three years. They have always taken care of me above and beyond my expectations. The staff is friendly and extremely knowledgeable and they are honest. I recommend to ALL family or friends with GM vehicles to take them here. The shop is very nice and easy to find. I value great service and great people. Thank you Art and Dan for always taking care of me!
      -Sawyer J.

    • Honest, competent service you can rely upon. I don`t hesitate to recommend Art and his crew for any service required on GM vehicles. No surprises here, no "upselling" or pressure. A great place you can count on to do the job right.
      -Chuck S.

    • Best customer service and quality work in the industry!
      -Kelli S.

    • Found GM Exclusive online, read the reviews and figured it was worth a shot. Art is absolutely as professional, knowledgeable, friendly, and honest as all the reviews say...They're amazing. I will definitely be going back for my car maintenance, and will highly recommend to all of my GM driving friends.
      -Emilee F.

    • I have been very skeptical about finding a shop to do the work on my truck. GM Exclusive was recommended by a friend and WOW did they put me at ease. Very affordable repair. But more than anything I a felt like they where honest and helpful. I will be taking my truck there for any additional repairs or work that it would need. Art was honest, helpful and made me feel like I was in good hands. Great Team. Thank you!
      -Paul R.

    • I've had car issues for years, and have been to 3 different shops. They all gave me the run around and tried to take me as a fool. When I went to GM Exclusives, I told Art what issues my car was having. He gave me feedback and recommendations. Art is very knowledgeable in his craft, and is a very honest and noble man. He also has a great and knowledgeable team! Thank you Art, and his team!
      -Brandon S.

    • I have a 2004 Silverado that was my Daughters chariot when She was little. We bought it new. Art is so thoughtful and considerate. He cared for my Truck with a special attention that You rarely experience. I appreciate his detailed and expert knowledge. Art is kind, thorough and honest. His integrity shines.
      -Barb D.

    • This place deserves 6 STARS, Art and his team were more than helpful. My AC in my 2014 Chevy Silverado went out they replaced the condenser and made sure I was happy. They didn't over charge and never pushed me in any decision. I will go back if I need work done in the future thanks guys!!!
      -Anthony L.