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Maintaining Your Murrieta Vehicle’s Shocks and Struts for Safety and Control


Shocks and struts are often mentioned together, and the terms are sometimes even used interchangeably by non-car gurus, but they are considerably different from each other. They are both part of a car’s suspension system, which keeps your vehicle from bouncing down the road and your tires from lifting off the road on curves and turns, but they do this in very different ways.

Shock absorbers, often called “shocks” for short, are pump devices that, when working properly, keep your tires in contact with the road at all times. Struts differ from shocks in that they are structural components of the suspension system of a vehicle, attached to the chassis, and use a spring mechanism to absorb any bumps in the road. [Read more…]

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


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. [Read more…]

Get More with Performance Toyota Installation and Service in Murrieta


We talk a lot about the importance of regular maintenance and the value of quality Toyota repair to keep your vehicle running when you need it most.  And it is true that routine service and well executed Toyota repair are necessary in making sure that your car or truck is running reliably and running well now and over time.

In addition to reliability and longevity, many car and truck owners also want to make sure that they are able to get the most performance and the overall best experience out of their vehicles.  This is where services like Toyota performance suspension installation, performance shock and strut installation, Toyota lift installation and other performance auto service come in.  For custom and performance suspension service in Murrieta, drivers trust our Inland Auto technicians to give them the ride that gives them more. [Read more…]

When is It Time for Toyota Shock and Strut Replacement?

Understand the when, why and how of shock and strut auto service and save time and trouble.

What are the Signs My Car Needs Shock and Strut Replacement?

Detecting issues with the shocks and struts in your vehicle is the first step to getting connected to the auto service you need for the safe ride you want.  Since issues with the shocks and struts can be common in Toyotas and other vehicles, it is important to be on the lookout for signs that you might be due for shock and strut replacement.

The first sign your vehicle will give you that there is a problem with the shocks or struts is a clunking noise.  Many of our customers come in for auto service as soon as they hear that telltale clunking noise.

The clunking sound can be described as a hard pop.  Often, it happens immediately after you hit a bump.  If you are experiencing this with your vehicle, it is time to head in to your Murrieta auto service shop for an inspection. [Read more…]