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Murrieta Toyota Repair Pros Answer: Why Do I Need to Maintain My Vehicle’s Suspension?

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Many of the drivers who come to us for suspension repair in Murrieta have misconceptions about how a vehicle’s suspension actually works and why it is important.

Primarily, the average driver thinks about shocks and struts only in terms of ride comfort and performance.  While it is true that the suspension affects both ride comfort and vehicle performance, and while both certainly are important, your vehicle’s shocks and struts have an even more important link to safety.

Not only is a good suspension, and by extension, good suspension repair, important for comfort, it also is important for safety on the road and for the reliability and maintenance of other parts of your vehicle, particularly, the braking system. Continue reading “Murrieta Toyota Repair Pros Answer: Why Do I Need to Maintain My Vehicle’s Suspension?” »

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” »

Job Report: Camry Repair after another Murrieta Auto Shop Failed

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It’s so important to work with a quality auto shop when your Toyota or Lexes needs service or repair. We’re often quite surprised by what we find after other Murrieta shops work on a vehicle. For this Toyota Camry, the customer recently had their vehicle serviced at a reputable auto shop. But the transmission started leaking fluid quite badly, so they decided to bring their car to us. After inspecting the transmission, we found that the previous shop had replaced the transmission gasket with a cheap rubber-style gasket. It only lasted for a short period of time and then started to leak a lot of fluid. In addition to the mess that a leaking transmission causes, there’s also the risk of overheating or under-lubricating the transmission, as the fluid needs to perform both tasks. In addition, the fluid in an automatic transmission is a key component to its operation, like changing gears. Needless to say, a serious transmission leak needs to be addressed quickly. Continue reading “Job Report: Camry Repair after another Murrieta Auto Shop Failed” »

The Value of Fuel Injection Service for Toyota and Lexus Vehicles

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Usually recommended at 50,000 miles, Toyota fuel injection service and Toyota throttle body service help to keep your vehicle’s engine running smoothly.  This kind of service, recommended both for Toyota and Lexus at the 50,000 mile mark, contributes to improvements in safety and reliability as well as comfort and performance.

What is Lexus Fuel Injection Service?

Fuel injection service for Lexus and Toyota involves cleaning out the intake system and removing the carbon deposits that build up in your vehicle’s fuel injection system over time.

Scheduling fuel injection service with your Murrieta Toyota repair professional is a way to maintain your car’s performance capabilities and to keep it running better, longer. Continue reading “The Value of Fuel Injection Service for Toyota and Lexus Vehicles” »

Toyota Scion Repair You Can Trust: Murrieta Auto Service Review

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One of the things that all of us at Inland Auto enjoy so much is getting to see the same customers over the years, bringing in their vehicles to us for routine auto service, maintenance and repairs.  We get to know them and their vehicles and we are proud of the relationships we build with them, based on trust, high quality service, and mutual respect.

And while we are fortunate enough to receive many great Toyota service repair reviews from Murrieta drivers, we are particularly proud of those that come from our longstanding customers who take time out of their days to share their experience at Inland Auto with the community. Continue reading “Toyota Scion Repair You Can Trust: Murrieta Auto Service Review” »

Temecula Toyota Repair and Service Customer Review: Honest Brake Service, Job Well Done

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Drivers in need of auto repair in Temecula come to us for a variety of reasons and with a range of cars and trucks.  In December, a customer came into Inland Auto with a Toyota Tundra truck in need of brake service.

As we do for all of our customers, we provided him with skilled service in a timely manner, for a fair price.  We treated him honestly, let him know what kind of brake service we were doing on his Tundra, and what kinds of results he could expect. Continue reading “Temecula Toyota Repair and Service Customer Review: Honest Brake Service, Job Well Done” »

Dual Zone Climate Control A/C Problems in Toyota: Why We See this Common A/C Service Need

inland-auto-murrieta-toyota-air-conditioner-repairOne of the common problems we see is drivers who have issues with dual zone climate control.  Climate zone issues, which are found in all vehicles, including Toyota cars and trucks, is a common reason customers see us for auto air conditioning repair in Murrieta.

Typically, the problems we spot during A/C service have to do with a dual zone climate control where one side blows warmer than the other, even though they are set at the same temperature.

What are Dual Zones and How Do they Affect A/C Service Issues?

Dual zone climate control is designed to allow the driver and the passenger to have separate controls for individualized comfort.  However, sometimes, especially when it’s hot out, you want both sides to blow air that is as cold as possible. Continue reading “Dual Zone Climate Control A/C Problems in Toyota: Why We See this Common A/C Service Need” »

Job Report: 2014 Toyota 4Runner Upgrades – Aftermarket Leveling Kit and Nerf Bars

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We recently completed some aftermarket upgrades to this 4Runner SR5 Trail 4×4. As you can see in the “before” photo, the 4Runner was lower in the front than in the back. This is common with certain Toyota models and this is how the factory delivers the vehicle when it’s new. While it’s not a safety concern or technically a problem, some Toyota owners are interested making modifications that will improve the look of their vehicle. Continue reading “Job Report: 2014 Toyota 4Runner Upgrades – Aftermarket Leveling Kit and Nerf Bars” »

Customer Praises Local Murrieta Toyota Repair as Smart Dealer Alternative

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Because we are just as committed to giving great customer service as we are to providing trustworthy, thorough Toyota repair, it brings a smile to our faces when we read positive Toyota service reviews from our customers.

It’s important for us to know that our customers trust us to perform the Toyota service they deserve when they need it most.  We appreciate when our customers shine a light on the quality of our Toyota service and the level of customer service they receive when they come to Inland Auto as an alternative to Toyota dealer service and repairs.  Continue reading “Customer Praises Local Murrieta Toyota Repair as Smart Dealer Alternative” »