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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” »

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” »

Keeping Your Brakes in Top Condition with Regular Brake Inspections

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A regular brake inspection is one of the things on every vehicle’s maintenance schedule. It should go without saying that properly functioning brakes are a necessity when it comes to driving safety, but many Murrieta drivers put off brake inspections and brake repairs far longer than they should.

Some of the warning signs that your brakes are in need of repair are:

  • A grinding or squealing noise when brakes are applied
  • A soft of spongy brake pedal (a pedal that needs to be pressed down farther than normal in order to stop the vehicle)
  • Vibrations in the brake pedal or steering wheel
  • A lit brake warning light on your vehicle’s dash

Continue reading “Keeping Your Brakes in Top Condition with Regular Brake Inspections” »

Vehicle Air Conditioner Repair is Not Always a DIY Project

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We’ve entered the hot part of summer in Murrieta, so you probably know by now if your car’s air conditioner is working or not. When a vehicle’s air conditioner stops blowing cold air, the first thing many people want to do is add refrigerant to the air conditioning system. While this seems logical, it can actually do more harm than good if low refrigerant isn’t the actual cause of the problem. It’s important to bring your vehicle in to your Murrieta auto mechanic sooner rather than later to diagnose the problem so it can be repaired properly.

Often, an air conditioning system that is blowing warm air is the result of a broken condenser fan. If repaired in a timely matter, this problem should not affect the rest of the system. However, if you add refrigerant to a system with a faulty condenser fan, it could cause an overcharge, which raises the pressure in the air conditioning system and can cause additional damage. Continue reading “Vehicle Air Conditioner Repair is Not Always a DIY Project” »

Putting off Vehicle Maintenance is Hazardous to your Vehicle and your Pocketbook

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You’ve heard the saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” While this saying is true in many areas of life, it doesn’t exactly apply to your vehicle. Performing regular vehicle maintenance can fix things before they become a problem and prevent costly repairs down the road. The maintenance reminders you receive in the mail are more than just helpful suggestions. They really are necessary actions you need to take to ensure that your vehicle continues to run as it should.

We know it’s easy to put off vehicle maintenance when your car or truck seems to be running perfectly well. Newer vehicles have electronic ignition systems and engine control systems that tend to perform better (and for a longer period of time) than the mechanical ignition systems in older vehicles, which have parts that need frequent replacement. Because of this, we are seeing more and more Murrieta vehicle owners who only bring in their car or truck when there is a problem. However, routine auto maintenance is important, even if you have a newer model vehicle. Continue reading “Putting off Vehicle Maintenance is Hazardous to your Vehicle and your Pocketbook” »

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” »

Auto Air Conditioning Repair and Maintenance in Murrieta

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Summer is upon us here in Murrieta, and if you haven’t done so already, you will soon be turning on the air conditioning system in your vehicle. Most people take their air conditioning system for granted, and only think about it when it stops working. But most manufacturers recommend that you have your auto air conditioning system checked every two years. Bringing your vehicle in for air conditioning maintenance now, even if everything seems to be running well, can prevent costly repairs that seem to always be needed at the most inopportune times—like later in the summer, when temperatures are soaring above 100 degrees in Murrieta. Continue reading “Auto Air Conditioning Repair and Maintenance in Murrieta” »

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” »

Lexus Repair Dealer Alternative in Temecula Review: I Will Take My Lexus Here for All My Service

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Lexus owner Sandy of Temecula, Ca, has a story like so many others.  Convinced that there was no alternative to Lexus dealer service for her car, Sandy ended up spending more time and money than she should have by bringing her vehicle into a dealer for routine Lexus service.

Luckily, Sandy was able to break the cycle of wasted time and money.  When she came to us for a simple oil change, she soon learned the advantages of choosing Inland Auto as a dealer alternative for Lexus service in Temecula.

From that first oil change, Sandy saw that we provide trustworthy Lexus service and expert Lexus repair.  We showed Sandy that we do all of that while at the same time giving honest customer service that shows our respect for and commitment to Temecula drivers and our local community.  Continue reading “Lexus Repair Dealer Alternative in Temecula Review: I Will Take My Lexus Here for All My Service” »