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Keeping Murrieta Residents Safe and Saving Money with Regular Wheel Alignments

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Proper wheel alignment means that all four wheels are going in exactly the same direction. It’s easier than you might think to get your wheels out of alignment, which is why a regular wheel alignment check at a Murrieta auto mechanic is a good idea. Something as simple as bumping a curb, running over a pothole, or driving on uneven roads can affect your wheel alignment over time as much as getting into an auto accident. Continue reading “Keeping Murrieta Residents Safe and Saving Money with Regular Wheel Alignments” »

Engine Service and Repair Experts in Murrieta

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Car and truck engines are complex systems that require expert attention. Our factory trained specialists at Inland Auto in Murrieta are highly qualified to service, repair, or replace a gas, hybrid, or diesel engine in almost any vehicle.

When problems arise with a vehicle’s engine, many people think the best place to take their vehicle is the mechanic at the dealer where it was purchased. However, at Inland Auto, we are able to offer the same expert, comprehensive service as dealer mechanics, and often at a more affordable price. We can even help you with engine repairs that are covered by most extended warranties, and we can handle any related paperwork for you. Continue reading “Engine Service and Repair Experts in Murrieta” »

Reviewer Impressed with Overall Service at Inland Auto in Murrieta

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We recently received a great review on Yelp from Michael in Murrieta. Like many of our customers, he was impressed with our staff, calling them “honest and professional.” Auto mechanics sometimes get a bad reputation for being dishonest and unprofessional, so to have customers that see us as trustworthy is especially significant to us.

Here is another comment from Michael’s review after his visit to our Murrieta auto mechanic shop:

Definitely one of the cleanest shops I have ever seen and the waiting room [was] also very clean with Wi-Fi, coffee and water.”

Continue reading “Reviewer Impressed with Overall Service at Inland Auto in Murrieta” »

Car Air Conditioning Not Working Properly? It May Be Time for a Recharge

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The hot months in Murrieta aren’t behind us yet! We’ve been known to have 90-degree weather well into November, so don’t think that you can put off having your car’s air conditioner repaired until next year. If your vehicle’s air conditioner is not working properly, bring it in to Inland Auto today, so you won’t have to spend the next several months in an uncomfortably hot car.

For the majority of cars that come to us for air conditioning problems, we can do an air conditioner recharge, and your car’s air conditioner can be blowing ice cold air in your face on the drive home from our Murrieta shop the same day! Continue reading “Car Air Conditioning Not Working Properly? It May Be Time for a Recharge” »

Return Customers Still Impressed with Professional Auto Service in Murrieta

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At Inland Auto, we appreciate all of our great customers, but we are especially thankful for our return customers. Recently, Gary S., a regular customer at Inland Auto, left us a review on Yelp (his second) praising our friendly and professional auto mechanic crew.

He said, “Another great experience! They were able to squeeze me in for an oil change on a very busy day…I appreciate the friendly and professional service! I will bring all of my vehicles to IVA in the future.” Continue reading “Return Customers Still Impressed with Professional Auto Service in Murrieta” »

Reduce Your Chances of Overheating by Maintaining Your Vehicle’s Cooling System

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The cooling system in your car or truck is designed to keep your engine at the optimal temperature for the best performance. It does this by circulating a coolant, also called antifreeze, mixed with water through the engine and transferring the heat generated by the engine to the radiator, where it is cooled. Coolant/antifreeze also keeps the water in the system from freezing in cold climates. Coolant/antifreeze is specially formulated to both increase the boiling point and reduce the freezing point of the water with which it is mixed.

When a car overheats, it is because there is a problem with the cooling system. One of the most common problems that causes overheating is a low coolant level. If there is not an adequate amount of coolant circulating through the engine, it causes heat to build up. You can make sure your auto has the correct amount of coolant in the system by regularly checking the overflow reservoir. The reservoir contains markings or notches, which will indicate how much coolant needs to be added. Continue reading “Reduce Your Chances of Overheating by Maintaining Your Vehicle’s Cooling System” »

Five Star Yelp Review for Auto Service in Murrieta, Ca

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We have to thank our customers for their great auto service reviews on Yelp and other sites, including our Facebook page.  Sometimes, it takes the perspective of one of our customers to remind us about all that we have to offer local car owners.

Toyota Auto Service and More from Trained Technicians at Inland Auto

We often highlight our expertise in our specialty areas of service, namely Lexus auto service and Toyota repair.  Most of our customers are Toyota, Lexus and Scion drivers and our auto technicians are Toyota factory trained.  In fact, Inland Auto is considered a top Toyota auto repair dealer alternative in Murrieta and in Temecula.

But, as our longtime customer Gary shared on Yelp, we also service other cars, and have a wide range of experience in repairing and maintaining Japanese cars of all types. Continue reading “Five Star Yelp Review for Auto Service in Murrieta, Ca” »

Inland Auto Now Provides Certified Smog Testing in Murrieta

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Need a smog test? Now you can rely on Inland Auto to handle it. No need to take your vehicle to a specialty shop. As Inland Auto continues to expand our services, adding smog testing to the list just made sense. Historically we’ve relied on other shops here in Murrieta and Temecula to provide smog testing for our customers. But it’s much more convenient for our customers now that we do in in our shop.

The convenience of being able to smog test your vehicle here is further emphasized when your vehicle requires repairs. If repairs are needed, we can very often handle them right here in the same shop. If you take your vehicle to a shop that specialize in just smog testing and it is in need of repairs, you would then have to visit a second shop to get the repairs made, and then return back to the smog shop. In these cases, you would have made a total of three visits to two facilities. Now it’s just one. Continue reading “Inland Auto Now Provides Certified Smog Testing in Murrieta” »

Inland Auto Now Offering 2 and 4-Wheel Alignments in Murrieta

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We’re pleased to inform the community that Inland Auto is now providing wheel alignment services. We are trained and equipped to perform both 2 and 4-wheel alignments, depending on what your vehicle manufacturer recommends and what your vehicle needs.

We recently installed a new lift that’s specially designed to perform professional wheel alignments. You can be confident that we’ve invested in the right tools, training and equipment to do the job correctly and affordably. Continue reading “Inland Auto Now Offering 2 and 4-Wheel Alignments in Murrieta” »

Giving Neighbors More than Great Auto Repair in Murrieta: Community Involvement Matters for Inland Auto Owner Mike Mattes

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Mike Mattes, the owner of Inland Auto, dedicates his time away from the auto repair shop to coaching local softball, as he has for many years.  Mike coaches teams in the So Cal Select softball organization and Firecrackers, “America’s premier fastpitch organization.”  Many of the players Mike coaches also play for Linfield Christian School in Temecula.

For Mike, coaching the 11 – 13 year-old girls is a great way to give back to the community, to make a difference, and to help kids develop their talents and realize their potential. Continue reading “Giving Neighbors More than Great Auto Repair in Murrieta: Community Involvement Matters for Inland Auto Owner Mike Mattes” »