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Welcome to California Auto Centers,
your car service in Murrieta and Temecula, CA!

If you’re looking for a AAA Approved auto repair facility in Murrieta and Temecula, CA, you’ve found us. Here at California Auto Centers we work hard to earn your trust and loyalty. We know how important it is to find a Murrieta or Temecula car service you can rely on, so your satisfaction is our top priority each and every day.

Here at California Auto Centers we understand what makes customer service truly outstanding. You will feel the difference exceptional customer care makes when you work with us. We know auto repair in Murrieta and Temecula offers you lots of choices, and we aim to provide the kind of caring customer service that will bring you back.

Our professional automotive service offers you years of combined expertise from our well-trained technicians. We treat our auto repair professionals well because we value their skill and can-do attitude. We know our team sets us apart, saving you time and money, not to mention worry. When it comes to auto repair in Murrieta and Temecula, we are totally confident that California Auto Centers is the best option in town!

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About California Auto Centers in Murrieta and Temecula, CA

We started our family business in 2006 to perform top quality work at reasonable prices and to sell to clients only what they need and to put their needed maintenance repairs in priority order. We love what we do, and that basic fact fuels our business. We are dedicated to our customers, and that’s why they stick with us—the best auto repair Murrieta has to offer.

Our family of technicians and service staff sees their work here at California Auto Centers as more than a job. It’s their vocation and livelihood. Each member of our team is invested in your satisfaction.

California Auto Centers was founded on the basic idea that everyone deserves respect. It is our mission to treat each person that comes through our door with dignity and sensitivity. We believe this attention to detail has paid off by providing us with our loyal, friendly family of customers. That’s what makes California Auto Centers the best car service in Murrieta!

Are you ready to experience the best Murrieta car service available? Please give us a call or make an appointment here.

The Absolute Best Car Service in Murrieta and Temecula, CA

What sets California Auto Centers apart from all of the others in Murrieta, CA?

Trust: When it comes to auto repair in Murrieta, CA, it’s all about earning loyalty and trust by doing our very best every day. We are determined to earn and keep your trust.

Talent: At California Auto Centers, you can rest easy knowing that our highly-skilled, experienced auto service professionals are handling your car. Our technicians bring years of experience, skill, and education to the Murrieta auto repair table.

Time: We take the time we need to provide you with top quality car service in Murrieta, CA, and we take the time to talk to you about what that means. We listen to you so we understand your needs and goals for your auto repair.

Recently Serviced Vehicles

2015 Ford Edge

Ford Edge

Mileage
55,057
Service Date
10/22/2021
Services Performed
  • Remove surface charge. Test battery cranking capacity, starter cranking amperage, and alternator output at idle and 2000 RPM. Check battery terminals. Inspect belt for wear and proper adjustment. This tests for current condition of the electrical system, intermittent problems may appear. Print out test. *CLIENT IS ADVISED THAT A BATTERY THAT IS FAILING A TEST AND HAS WARRANTY COVERAGE, MUST BE CHARGED FOR A MINIMUM OF 24 HOURS AND THEN RE – TESTED BEFORE ANY WARRANTY COVERAGE CAN BE APPLIED*
  • FRONT __35____ REAR _35_____
  • CHECK AND ADVISE: CLIENT ADVISED THAT BATTERY IS NOW MEASURING AT 438CCA OUT OF 590CCA – BATTERY WAS LEFT ON CHARGER FOR APPROXIMATELY 1 HOUR AND IS NOW READING WITHIN PROPER SPECIFICATIONS AT THIS TIME
 
DONNA S. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/23/2021

2021 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Ford F-250 Super Duty

Mileage
741
Service Date
10/19/2021
Services Performed
  • CHECK AND ADVISE INSPECTED VEHICLE AND DID NOT FIND ANY CONCERNS AT THIS TIME.
  • FRONT __60___ REAR __65___
  • CHECK AND ADVISE TESTED TIRE PRESSURE SENSORS AND FOUND FRONT RIGHT TIRE PRESSURE SENSOR UNRESPONSIVE. RECOMMEND REPLACING FRONT RIGHT TIRE PRESSURE SENSOR.
  • Remove and Replace Motor Oil and Oil Filter, Lube Chassis where applicable, Check tire pressure and all Fluid Levels
  • PUT LUBE STICKER IN DOOR / RESET MAINTENANCE SYSTEM
  • Hazardous Waste Disposal Fee (CA)
 
KIPP P. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/19/2021

2018 Honda Accord

Honda Accord

Mileage
42,877
Service Date
10/18/2021
Services Performed
  • CHECK AND ADVISE : TESTED BATTERY AND FOUND BATTERY WAS AT 70CCA OUT OF 650CCA. TESTED STARTER AND ALTERNATOR AND FOUND BOTH IN GOOD CONDITION. RECOMMEND REPLACING BATTERY BRAKE LIGHT NOT ON UPON VEHICLE ARRIVAL. CHECKED ABS CODES AND FOUND ONE CODE RELATING TO LOW VOLTAGE TO THE ECU DUE TO LOW BATTERY VOLTAGE. CLEARED CODE. RECOMMEND REPLACING BATTERY – CLIENT APPROVED THE REPLACEMENT OF THE BATTERY AND FOLLOWING THE REPLACEMENT OF THE BATTERY, CLIENT ADVISED THAT ALL UNITS OF THE CHARGING SYSTEM INCLUDING THE BATTERY, STARTER, AND THE ALTERNATOR ARE ALL MEASURING WITHIN THE PROPER SPECIFICATIONS AT THIS TIME – CLIENT ADVISED THAT BRAKE LIGHT IS NOT PRESENT ON THE DASH AT THIS TIME AND NO CODES OR VOLTAGE CODES APPEARED IN THE SYSTEM FOLLOWING THE REPLACEMENT OF THE BATTERY – CLIENT ADVISED THAT BRAKES ARE OPERATING AS PROPERLY DESIGNED
  • FRONT __32____ REAR ___32__
  • CHECK AND ADVISE
  • Remove and reinstall four wheels and rear brake drums to inspect brake condition. Inspect entire system for leaks.
  • Remove surface charge. Test battery cranking capacity, starter cranking amperage, and alternator output at idle and 2000 RPM. Check battery terminals. Inspect belt for wear and proper adjustment. This tests for current condition of the electrical system, intermittent problems may appear. Print out test. *CLIENT IS ADVISED THAT A BATTERY THAT IS FAILING A TEST AND HAS WARRANTY COVERAGE, MUST BE CHARGED FOR A MINIMUM OF 24 HOURS AND THEN RE – TESTED BEFORE ANY WARRANTY COVERAGE CAN BE APPLIED*
  • REMOVE AND REPLACE BATTERY – CLEAN TERMINALS AND SECURE BATTERY IN VEHICLE
 
JERRY G. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/18/2021

2015 BMW i3

BMW i3

Mileage
49,621
Service Date
10/15/2021
Services Performed
  • CHECK AND ADVISE
  • FRONT __32____ REAR ___32__
  • CHECK AND ADVISE: TECHNICIAN FOUND THAT THE ELECTRICAL CONNECTION WAS OFF OF THE BACK SIDE OF THE ACCESSORY JACK CAUSING ACCESSORY JACK UNDER THE DASH TO NOT WORK PROPERLY
  • CLIENT ADVISED THAT BOTH OF THE CABIN AIR FILTERS WERE FOUND TO BE DIRTY AND WERE RECOMMENDED TO BE REPLACED – CLIENT APPROVED THE REPLACEMENT OF BOTH OF THE CABIN AIR FILTERS – CLIENT ADVISED THAT CABIN AIR FILTERS HAVE BEEN REPLACED
 
BILL G. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/16/2021

2014 Infiniti Q50

Infiniti Q50

Mileage
69,593
Service Date
10/7/2021
Services Performed
  • CHECK AND ADVISED – FOUND ENGINE SEIZED – REMOVED LOWER OIL PAN AND FOUND PARTS OF A PISTON IN THE PAN. (CLIENT ADVISED THE OIL HAS BEEN DRAINED AND HAS NOT BEEN REFILED) VEHICLE NEEDS THE ENGINE TO BE REPLACED.
  • Remove surface charge. Test battery cranking capacity, starter cranking amperage, and alternator output at idle and 2000 RPM. Check battery terminals. Inspect belt for wear and proper adjustment. This tests for current condition of the electrical system, intermittent problems may appear. Print out test. *CLIENT IS ADVISED THAT A BATTERY THAT IS FAILING A TEST AND HAS WARRANTY COVERAGE, MUST BE CHARGED FOR A MINIMUM OF 24 HOURS AND THEN RE – TESTED BEFORE ANY WARRANTY COVERAGE CAN BE APPLIED*
  • FRONT ______ REAR ______
  • OIL PAN &/OR GASKET – Remove & Replace – 3.7L Eng Lower Oil Pan
  • STARTER ASSEMBLY – Remove & Replace – 3.7L Eng w/Hydraulic Steering
 
MIKE D. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/7/2021

2005 Chevrolet Silverado

Chevrolet Silverado

Mileage
287,111
Service Date
10/4/2021
Services Performed
  • CHECK AND ADVISE – FOUND A/C CONDENSOR RESTRICTED AND COMPRESSOR NOT MAKING PROPER PRESSURE. REPLACE CONDENSOR, COMPRESSOR, AND RECEIVER DRYER- RECHARGE SYSTEM
  • Remove and Replace Motor Oil and Oil Filter, Lube Chassis where applicable, Check tire pressure and all Fluid Levels
  • FRONT 35psi REAR 35psi
  • Hazardous Waste Disposal Fee (Cal)
  • Hazardous Waste Disposal Fee (Cal)
  • PUT LUBE STICKER IN DOOR / RESET MAINTENANCE SYSTEM
  • *** RESET MAINT LIGHT
  • CHECK AND ADVISE – Lifters are ticking intermittently Recommend BG oil service first but engine has high mileage LIFTERS ARE NOW QUIET BUT MAY MAKE NOISE IN THE FUTURE DUE TO MILEAGE ON ENGINE. LIFTERS MAY NEED TO BE REPLACED IN THE FUTURE.
  • LOWER BALL JOINTS, INNER TIE ROD ENDS REPLACED OTHER GREASE FITTINGS LUBRICATED. DRIVESHAFT U JOINTS AND CENTER SUPPORT BEARING REPLACED AND GREASED.
  • CHECK AND ADVISE – FRONT BRAKES WORN TO MINIMUN – FRONT PADS AND ROTORS WERE REPLACED.
  • CHECK AND ADVISE – BATTERY FAILED – REPLACE BATTERY WITH NAPA AGM GLASS MATT BATTERY.
  • BATTERY – Remove & Replace – One – [Includes: Test.]
  • DISC ROTOR – Remove & Replace – 1500 Front,Both – [Includes: Repack Wheel Bearings (where applicable) and replace Pads (if necessary). DOES NOT include refinishing.]
  • SERPENTINE BELT IDLER PULLEY – Remove & Replace – [Includes: Replace Belt (if necessary).]
  • DRIVE BELT TENSIONER – Remove & Replace – V8,Gas – [Includes: Replace Belt (if necessary).]
  • SHOCK &/OR STRUT ASSEMBLY – Remove & Install or Remove & Replace – RWD w/Coil Spring Suspension,Both – [DOES NOT include disassemble or alignment (where applicable).]
  • RADIATOR HOSE – Remove & Replace – V8,Gas,5.3L Eng Both
  • HEATER HOSES – Remove & Replace – V8,Gas,5.3L Eng Both,w/Air Cond – [NOTE: Deduct 0.2 when used in conjunction with Radiator Hose(s) – R&R.]
  • WATER PUMP – Remove & Replace – V8,Gas,5.3L Eng w/Air Cond
  • BALL JOINT – Remove & Replace – 1500,RWD Lower,Both – [DOES NOT include alignment.]
  • CHECK AND ADVISE
  • TIE ROD &/OR END – Remove & Replace – 1500,4 Door,RWD w/o Four Wheel Steering,Inner,Both – [Includes: R&I Outer Tie Rod Ends.] – [Includes: Adjust toe-in only. NOTE: Deduct .4 if alignment is also performed. NOTE: Manufacturer recommends removal of Rack a
  • Remove wheel from vehicle. Computer spin balance. Reinstall wheel to vehicle and torque lug nuts to manufacturer's specifications.
  • FRONT ______ REAR ______ SPARE ________
  • FRONT ______ REAR ______ SPARE ________
  • ENGINE OR TRANSMISSION MOUNT – Remove & Replace – Gas,V8,5.3L Eng,RWD Engine,Front,Both,w/o Skid Plate
  • CONDENSER – Remove & Replace – w/o Auxiliary Oil Cooler – [DOES NOT include Air Conditioning System recover, evacuate and/or recharge.]
  • Remove wheels from vehicle. Computer spin balance. Reinstall wheel to vehicle and torque lug nuts to manufacturer's specifications.
  • CENTER SUPPORT BEARING – Remove & Replace
  • UNIVERSAL JOINT – Remove & Replace – Two Piece Driveline,To Rear Axle,All Three
  • A/C COMPRESSOR – Remove & Replace – V8,Gas – [DOES NOT include Air Conditioning System recover, evacuate and/or recharge.]
  • TRANSMISSION OIL PAN GASKET &/OR FILTER – Remove & Replace – w/o Skid Plate
  • Inspect all hydraulic line and hoses. Inspect calipers and wheel cylinders. Inspect master cylinder and cap. Flush entire brake system […]

2020 Toyota Tacoma

Toyota Tacoma

Mileage
43,590
Service Date
10/1/2021
Services Performed
  • Remove wheels from vehicle. Computer spin balance. Reinstall wheel to vehicle and torque lug nuts to manufacturer's specifications.
  • FRONT __36____ REAR ___36__
  • CHECK AND ADVISE
 
KATHY M. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/3/2021

2011 Nissan Xterra

Nissan Xterra

Mileage
112,947
Service Date
9/17/2021
Services Performed
  • SHOCK &/OR STRUT ASSEMBLY – Remove & Install or Remove & Replace – Both Sides – [DOES NOT include disassemble or alignment.]
  • SHOCK &/OR STRUT ASSEMBLY – Remove & Install or Remove & Replace – Both Sides – [DOES NOT include alignment.]
  • CHECK AND ADVISE
  • ROTATE 4 TIRES
  • FRONT ___35___ REAR ___35___
  • CLIENT REQUESTS TO HAVE THE STRUTS AND SHOCKS REPLACED
 
EDWARD L. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/30/2021

2017 Nissan Juke

Nissan Juke

Mileage
52,051
Service Date
9/24/2021
Services Performed
  • CHECK AND ADVISE – CLIENT TO RETURN FOR THE INSPECTION
  • FRONT ______ REAR ______ SPARE ________
  • CHECK AND ADVISE: INSTALL CLIENT SUPPLIED REAR SPOILER – CLIENT ASSISTED.
 
PENNY F. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/25/2021

2011 Ford Ranger

Ford Ranger

Mileage
283,320
Service Date
9/24/2021
Services Performed
  • CHECK AND ADVISE: ROAD TESTED VEHICLE AND WAS UNABLE TO DUPLICATE CUSTOMERS CONCERN OF OIL PRESSURE WARNING LIGHT ON AT THIS TIME. CHECKED OIL LEVEL AND VERIFIED IT WAS WITHING OPERATING RANGE. REMOVED OIL PRESSURE SWITCH AND INSTALLED MECHANICAL OIL PRESSURE GAUGE TO VERIFY PROPER OIL PRESSURE. WITH ENGINE WARM, AT IDLE, FOUND 30PSI. WITHIN SPECIFICATIONS AT THIS TIME. WHEN REMOVING PRESSURE SWITCH, FOUND OIL LEAKING THROUGH CONNECTOR. RECOMMEND REPLACE LEAKING PRESSURE SWITCH AT THIS TIME. ****DURING VISUAL INSPECTION, FOUND COOLANT BYPASS HOSE LEAKING ONTO STARTER. LEAKING FROM PLASTIC JOINT. RECOMMEND REPLACE AND FILL COOLING SYSTEM.**** REPLACED EGR COOLANT BYPASS HOSE AND PIPE ASSEMBLY, SPARK PLUGS AND WIRES, OIL PRESSURE SWITCH AND CLEANED ENGINE. ADDED UV DYE FOR FUTURE LEAK DETECTION. RECOMMEND CUSTOMER TO RETURN IN 200 MILES TO INSPECT FOR LEAKS. ROAD TESTED VEHICLE. ALL OK AT THIS TIME
  • CHECK AND ADVISE TECHNICIAN FOUND OIL LEAKING THROUGH OIL PRESSURE SWITCH CONNECTOR AND RECOMMENDS REPLACING THE OIL PRESSURE SWITCH CLIENT ADVISED THAT THE SPARK PLUGS AND WIRES ARE DUE FOR REPLACEMENT BASED OFF OF MILEAGE CLIENT ADVISED THAT THE ENGINE AIR FILTER IS DIRTY AND IS RECOMMENDED TO BE REPLACED CLIENT ADVISED THAT THERE ARE FLUID LEAKS COMING FROM VEHICLE AND AN ENGINE CLEAN ALONG WITH ADDING DYE IS RECOMMENDED TO DETERMINE THE SOURCE OF THE FLUID LEAKS CLIENT ADVISED THAT THE COOLANT BYPASS HOSE IS LEAKING AND IS RECOMMENDED TO BE REPLACED – CLIENT ADVISED THAT ANTIFREEZE WAS FOUND TO BE LOW UPON ARRIVAL OF VEHICLE CLIENT ADVISED THAT THE FUEL FILTER IS RUSTY AND IS RECOMMENDED TO BE REPLACED – CLIENT ADVISED TO ALL RECOMMENDED REPAIRS AND SERVICES – CLIENT APPROVED THE REPLACEMENT OF THE SPARK PLUGS AND IGNITION WIRE SET ALONG WITH THE REPLACEMENT OF THE OIL PRESSURE SWITCH AND THE ENGINE CLEAN TO CHECK THE SOURCE OF OTHER LEAKS ON MONDAY 9/20/21 AT 5:14PM OVER THE PHONE – CLIENT ADVISED THAT COOLANT BYPASS HOSE IS RECOMMENDED TO BE REPLACED ALSO DUE TO COOLANT LEAK COMING FROM HOSE – CLIENT ADVISED AND CLIENT APPROVED THE REPLACEMENT OF THE COOLANT BYPASS HOSE ON TUESDAY 9/21/21 AT 10:45AM
  • Remove and Replace Motor Oil and Oil Filter, Lube Chassis where applicable, Check tire pressure and all Fluid Levels
  • FRONT ___32___ REAR __32____
  • PUT LUBE STICKER IN DOOR / RESET MAINTENANCE SYSTEM
  • Hazardous Waste Disposal Fee (CA)
  • CLEAN ENGINE AREA & ADD DYE TO SYSTEM – ADVISED CLIENT TO RETURN AFTER 100 – 200 MILES TO HAVE INSPECTED FOR LEAKS
  • SPARK PLUGS – Remove & Replace – In-Line4
  • OIL PRESSURE SENDER OR SWITCH – Remove & Replace
  • THERMOSTAT BY-PASS HOSE – Remove & Replace – In-Line4,Automatic Trans
 
OSCAR S. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/24/2021

2009 Pontiac Solstice

Pontiac Solstice

Mileage
32,514
Service Date
9/21/2021
Services Performed
  • SEE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT DIAG. CLIENT ADVISED THAT THE TECHNICIAN WAS ABLE TO SECURE GROUND TERMINAL FOR COOLING FAN IN CONNECTOR AND NOW COOLING FANS ARE OPERATING AS PROPERLY DESIGNED AND CHECK ENGINE LIGHT IS NO LONGER PRESENT ON THE DASH – CLIENT ADVISED THAT NO CODES RETURNED – TECHNICIAN PERFORMED OIL CHANGE AS REQUESTED BY CLIENT
  • CHECK AND ADVISE : SCANNED VEHICLE FOR CODES AND FOUND : P0480- FAN CONTROL RELAY 1 CIRCUIT OPEN DID NOT ROAD TEST VEHICLE DUE TO OVERHEATING CONCERN. WITH VEHICLE RUNNING IN PARK, FOUND COOLING FAN INOP. MONITORED LIVE DATA WITH SCAN TOOL AND FOUND WITH A/C COMMANDED ON, COOLING FAN DUTY CYCLE COMMAND AT 97% WITH NO OPERATION FROM FAN. BACKPROBED POWER AND GROUND CIRCUITS AT COOLING FAN CONTROL MODULE AND FOUND POWER AND GROUND PRESENT WITH NO FAN OPERATION. REMOVED COOLING FAN CONTROL MODULE AND TESTED VOLTAGE/DUTY CYCLE OUTPUT TO FAN MOTOR AND FOUND GOOD BATTERY VOLTAGE PRESENT WITH DUTY CYCLE MATCHING THAT COMMANDED BY ECM. USING POWER PROBE WITH 30 AMP CIRCUIT BREAKER, APPLIED BATTERY VOLTAGE TO FAN MOTOR DIRECTLY AND FOUND FAN TO OPERATED NORMALLY WITH 10AMP DRAW, WELL WITHIN SPECIFICATIONS. DURING FURTHER INSPECTION, FOUND GROUND TERMINAL ON FAN MOTOR HARNESS BACKED OUT OF CONNECTOR. RE-INSTALLED GROUND TERMINAL INTO CONNECTOR AT FAN CONTROL MODULE. CLEARED CODES AND ROAD TESTED VEHICLE WHILE MONITORING LIVE DATA. ALL OK AT THIS TIME, COOLING FAN AND CONTROL MODULE WORKING AS DESIGNED. NO CODES RETURNED.
  • FRONT ____32__ REAR ___32___
  • CHECK AND ADVISE CLIENT ADVISED THAT A BG PERFORMANCE OIL SERVICE IS RECOMMENDED BASED OFF OF MILEAGE TO RESTORE THE LIFE OF THE ENGINE – CLIENT APPROVED A REGULAR OIL CHANGE ONLY AT THIS TIME CLIENT ADVISED THAT AN A/C EVACUATION AND RECHARGE IS RECOMMENDED – CLIENT DECLINED A/C SERVICE AT THIS TIME
  • Remove and Replace Motor Oil and Oil Filter, Lube Chassis where applicable, Check tire pressure and all Fluid Levels
  • FRONT ______ REAR ______
  • Hazardous Waste Disposal Fee (Cal)
  • PUT LUBE STICKER IN DOOR / RESET MAINTENANCE SYSTEM
  • *** RESET MAINT LIGHT
 
RUDY R. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/21/2021

2014 Honda CR-V

Honda CR-V

Mileage
175,739
Service Date
9/16/2021
Services Performed
  • ROTATE 4 TIRES
  • Remove and Replace Motor Oil and Oil Filter, Lube Chassis where applicable, Check tire pressure and all Fluid Levels
  • FRONT __32____ REAR __32____
  • Hazardous Waste Disposal Fee (Cal)
  • PUT LUBE STICKER IN DOOR / RESET MAINTENANCE SYSTEM
  • *** RESET MAINT LIGHT ***
  • TIRE REPAIR
  • WHEEL BEARING – Remove & Replace – Front,One Side – [Includes: Replace Inner and/or Outer Bearings, Cups, Seals and repack (where applicable).]
  • ABS SENSOR REPLACED AT NO CHARGE TO CLIENT – PER JOE
  • WHEEL SPEED ABS SENSOR – Remove & Replace – One
 
JERRY G. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/19/2021