The technicians at GM Exclusive have years of experience working on standard 4-wheel drive (4x4) vehicles as well as all-wheel drive (AWD) vehicles. AWD is a full-time 4-wheel-drive system (all four wheels receive torque from the engine simultaneously) that employs a center differential that allows each tire to rotate at different speeds.

We understand the special needs of these vehicles. These are some of the services we offer.


Transmissions
Transmission repair is not something to take lightly. The transmission is connected to key parts of your vehicle and needs to be working properly for your safety. Transmission services include replacing filters and draining fluids to prevent transmission damage. Typical transmission issues that may lead to repair may include shifting issues, slipping, stalling, fluid leaking, and the service light turning on. If you are concerned that you may need transmission repair, don't hesitate to schedule an appointment at GM Exclusive today.

Transfer Cases
A transfer case is a part of a four wheel drive system found in four wheel drive and all wheel drive vehicles. The transfer case receives power from the transmission and sends it to both the front and rear axles. This can be done with a set of gears, but the majority of transfer cases manufactured today are chain driven. The transfer case is connected to the transmission and also to the front and rear axles by means of drive shafts. Trust the automotive experts at GM Exclusive for all your transmission repairs.

Differentials
The differential transfers the engine power to the wheels. One important function of the differential is to pass on power to the wheels while allowing them to rotate at different speeds - thus the name differential. When turning, the outer wheels travel a larger distance than the inner wheels do (also the front wheels travel a longer distance than the rear wheels). This means that all four wheels travel at different speeds during a turn and this is where the differential comes in to help. To make sure your vehicle's differentials are working properly, have them checked regularly. Contact GM Exclusive today for differentials examination and servicing.

Driveline
A driveline is a part of your motor vehicle that connects the engine and the transmission to the wheel axles. The driveline consists of the parts of the powertrain less the engine and transmission. Failure of the driveline means that the car would not move since energy cannot be transmitted from the engine to the wheel axles. Therefore, make sure that your car's driveline is regularly inspected and serviced. And, at GM Exclusive, you can have the driveline serviced by experts.

Alignment
Wheel alignment (or simply alignment) is standard car maintenance that involves adjusting the angles of the wheels so that they are set to the manufacturer's specifications. The main purpose is to let the suspension and the steering systems operate at their desired angles - this reduces tire wear. Alignment is a complicated process and not all mechanics get it right. To have experts handle your car's alignment, visit GM Exclusive.

Wheel Bearings
Wheel bearings are found inside of wheels, allowing the wheels to spin freely, and are connected to the brake system. They can become worn over time, causing a vibrating suspension and noisy rubbing as the car is driven. If they break completely, the vehicle will become very difficult to control and unsafe to drive. Replacement interval for wheel bearings varies greatly, but they should be checked for leaks and wear periodically. GM Exclusive can make sure that your bearings are in good shape and let you know if they need replacement.

Hubs, Seals, Studs, & Nuts
A wheel hub motor, also referred to as a wheel motor, is an electric motor incorporated into the wheel hub and drives it directly. You can have a safer and smoother ride today by replacing your warped and worn out wheel hubs. Let GM Exclusive replace your worn out hubs today.

Properly working seals provide oil and grease sealing - offering enhanced performance in a wide range of temperatures and environments. Worn out or warped seals allow external contaminants to enter the bearing unit or let lubricant escape from the unit. This ultimately leads to premature failure of the bearing unit. To keep out contamination and retain lubricant in the bearings, have the seals replaced with new ones. To have the seals replaced by experts, contact or visit GM Exclusive today.

Studs are the threaded fasteners that hold on the wheels of your truck. The wheel studs are permanently mounted on the wheel hub through the brake disk or brake drum. To secure the wheel, nuts (lug nuts) are fastened over the stud. Stripped wheel studs can be quite dangerous. Damaged wheel studs should be replaced with new ones immediately. To have your truck's wheel studs replaced with high quality ones, call 760-941-5002 or visit GM Exclusive today.

A wheel nut or lug nut is a fastener for securing a wheel on the hub. A set of lug nuts are used to secure a wheel to the threaded wheel studs (which are fixed to a wheel hub). Worn out nuts means one thing - the wheel is not fixed securely on the vehicle which puts the vehicle at the risk of rolling over. To have your truck's wheels securely fastened to the hub, contact or visit GM Exclusive in Vista, CA 92083 today.

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.