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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 Chevrolet Volt

Chevrolet Volt

Mileage
92,100
Service Date
10/23/2020
Services Performed
  • CHECK AND ADVISE: THE TECH REPORTS THE OIL PAN GASKET IS LEAKING
  • CLEAN ENGINE AREA & ADD DYE TO SYSTEM – ADVISED CLIENT TO RETURN AFTER 100 – 200 MILES TO HAVE INSPECTED FOR LEAKS
  • CLIENT REPORTS THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT IS COMING ON AND OFF INTERMITTENTLY
  • CLIENT REPORTS THE PASSENGER FRONT HEADLIGHT APPEARS TO BE LOOSE
  • FRONT ______ REAR ______
  • Hazardous Waste Disposal Fee (Cal)
  • OIL PAN GASKET – Remove & Replace – All Applicable Models – [Includes: Recover, Evacuate and Recharge Air Conditioning System.]
  • PUT LUBE STICKER IN DOOR / RESET MAINTENANCE SYSTEM
  • Remove and Replace Motor Oil and Oil Filter, Lube Chassis where applicable, Check tire pressure and all Fluid Levels
  • TECHNICIAN FOUND: VEHICLE FOUND TO HAVE FLUID LEAKS UPON ARRIVAL – RECOMMEND REPLACING OIL PAN GASKET AND REAR MAIN SEAL ALONG WITH OIL CHANGE AND ENGINE CLEAN CHECK ENGINE LIGHT NOT ON AT THIS TIME – UNABLE TO DIAGNOSE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT DUE TO INTERMITTENT FAILURE – CLIENT ADVISED THAT CODE P1E00 CLIENT ADVISED TO ALL RECOMMENDED REPAIRS AND SERVICES – CLIENT APPROVED THE OIL PAN GASKET REPAIR ALONG WITH THE OIL CHANGE AND THE ENGINE CLEAN – THE OIL CHANGE WILL BE AT NO CHARGE TO CLIENT AS PART OF REPAIR – SEE JOE
 
CHRIS Y. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/23/2020

2004 Nissan Maxima

Nissan Maxima

Mileage
110,885
Service Date
10/21/2020
Services Performed
  • CHECK AND ADVISE:
  • FRONT ___38___ REAR ___35___
  • SPARK PLUGS – Remove & Replace – All Applicable Models
  • TECHNICIAN FOUND: DUE TO VEHICLE MISFIRE – RECOMMEND REPLACING ALL SIX SPARK PLUGS ALONG WITH ALL SIX IGNITION COILS AND INTAKE MANIFOLD GASKET – CLIENT ADVISED THAT IT IS POSSIBLE TO REPLACE ALL SIX SPARK PLUGS AND ONLY 1 OF THE 6 IGNITION COILS AND MAY ELIMINATE VEHICLE MISFIRE ALONG WITH CHECK ENGINE LIGHT – CLIENT ADVISED THAT THE OTHER 5 IGNITION COILS MAY FAIL IN THE FUTURE – CLIENT APPROVED THE REPLACEMENT OF THE SPARK PLUGS AND ONLY 1 IGNITION COIL AT THIS TIME ALONG WITH THE REPLACEMENT OF THE INTAKE MANIFOLD GASKET
 
KATHY J. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/22/2020

2014 Porsche Cayman

Porsche Cayman

Mileage
63,039
Service Date
10/16/2020
Services Performed
  • CHECK AND ADVISE
  • DISC ROTOR – Remove & Replace – Front,Both – [Includes: Repack Wheel Bearings (where applicable) and replace Pads (if necessary). DOES NOT include refinishing. Includes: Replace Pads (if necessary). DOES NOT include refinishing.]
  • DISC ROTOR – Remove & Replace – Rear,Both – [Includes: Repack Wheel Bearings (where applicable) and replace Pads (if necessary). DOES NOT include refinishing. Includes: Replace Pads (if necessary). DOES NOT include refinishing.]
  • FRONT __29____ REAR _29_____
 
JOSEPH G. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/21/2020

2011 Nissan Xterra

Nissan Xterra

Mileage
107,805
Service Date
10/15/2020
Services Performed
  • CHECK AND ADVISE: FOUND RIGHT REAR TIRE 3 POUNDS LOWER THAN OTHERS. LEAK CHECKED TIRE BY SUBMERSING IN WATER TANK AND FOUND SMALL LEAK FROM VALVE CORE. TIGHTENED VALVE STEM CORE AND LEAK STOPPED. NO PUNCTURES FOUND AT THIS TIME.
  • FRONT __35____ REAR ___35___
  • HAZARDOUS WASTE
  • Hazardous Waste Disposal Fee (Cal)
  • PERFORM COOLING SYSTEM FLUSH
  • PUT LUBE STICKER IN DOOR / RESET MAINTENANCE SYSTEM
  • Remove and Replace Motor Oil and Oil Filter, Lube Chassis where applicable, Check tire pressure and all Fluid Levels
 
EDWARD L. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/21/2020

2014 Volkswagen Jetta

Volkswagen Jetta

Mileage
89,619
Service Date
10/13/2020
Services Performed
  • CHECK AND ADVISE Cranks over tries to start , has rattle sounds in timing chain area, also when cranking sounds like engine has no compression, ignition coil boots stuck in cylinder head and will break when removed to check compression. Found 11 codes P069100 cooling fan P150E00 reduce speed threshold for oil pressure switch P150D00 chain elongation xxxxxxxx red flag code xxxxxxxxxx P2d8900 fan control voltage P0300 p0301 p0302 p0303 p0304 P034100 camshaft position sensor circuit xXxX red flag code xxx xxx P001600 crankshaft position , camshaft position correlation xxx red flag code xxx Recommend timing chain inspection and compression test to verify verify jumped timing chain problem. CLIENT WAS ADVISED AND DECLINED REPAIRS AT THIS TIME / VW OF AMERICA TO WARRANTY THIS REPAIR, CLIENT TO TOW OUT
  • FRONT ___35___ REAR __35____
 
CESAR G. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/13/2020

2011 Chevrolet Corvette

Chevrolet Corvette

Mileage
2,972
Service Date
10/2/2020
Services Performed
  • FRONT ___35___ REAR ___35___
  • Hazardous Waste Disposal Fee (Cal)
  • PUT LUBE STICKER IN DOOR / RESET MAINTENANCE SYSTEM
  • Remove and Replace Motor Oil and Oil Filter, Lube Chassis where applicable, Check tire pressure and all Fluid Levels
 
JIM N. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/2/2020

2010 Toyota Tundra

Toyota Tundra

Mileage
89,830
Service Date
9/29/2020
Services Performed
  • CHECK & ADVISE: VEHICLE ARRIVED WITH CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON AND FLASHING AT TIMES INDICATING SEVERE MISFIRE. SCANNED VEHICLE FOR CODES AND FOUND : P0019-CAMSHAFT POSITION SENSOR CORRELATION B2 SENSOR B P0300-RANDOM MISFIRE DETECTED P0302-MISFIRE CYLINDER 2 P0304-MISFIRE CYLINDER 4 P0306-MISFIRE CYLINDER 6 P0308-MISFIRE CYLINDER 8 MONITORED LIVE MISFIRE DATA WITH SCAN TOOL AND FOUND ACTIVE MISFIRE COUNTS ON ALL BANK 2 CYLINDERS. MONITORED OPERATION OF VVT SOLENOIDS AND ACTUATORS AND FOUND INTAKE CAMSHAFT PARAMETER OUT OF SPECIFICATION AT IDLE. MANUALLY COMMANDED INTAKE CAMSHAFT OIL CONTROL VALVE AND FOUND ENGINE RPM TO CHANGE BUT NO CHANGE ON SCAN TOOL DATA. NOTICED EXHAUST CAM BANK 2 POSITION OUT OF SPECIFICATION. UPON INSPECTION OF SENSORS, FOUND BANK 2 INTAKE AND EXHAUST CAMSHAFT POSITION SENSOR CONNECTORS SWAPPED. LIVE DATA FOR INTAKE CAMSHAFT WAS READING EXHAUST POSITION. MOVED BOTH CONNECTORS BACK TO CORRECT SENSORS, CLEARED CODES AND ROAD TESTED VEHICLE. ALL OK AT THIS TIME.
  • FRONT ___35___ REAR 35______
 
CARL F. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/30/2020

2019 Hyundai Sonata

Hyundai Sonata

Mileage
10,900
Service Date
8/28/2020
Services Performed
  • COMPLEMENTARY COMPLETE VEHICLE INSPECTION PERFORMED AT NO CHARGE TO THE CLIENT / TOP OFF FLUIDS AS NEEDED
  • FRONT ______ REAR ______ SPARE ________
  • Hazardous Waste Disposal Fee (Cal)
  • PUT LUBE STICKER IN DOOR / RESET MAINTENANCE SYSTEM
  • Remove and Replace Motor Oil and Oil Filter, Lube Chassis where applicable, Check tire pressure and all Fluid Levels
 
CHARLES H. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/28/2020

2007 BMW 328i

BMW 328i

Mileage
194,698
Service Date
8/20/2020
Services Performed
  • CHECK AND ADVISE: VEHICLE WAS INSPECTED IN SERVICE BAY AND A HOLE WAS FOUND IN THE TOP OF THE PLASTIC RADIATOR ENDTANK. TOPPED OFF COOLANT LEVEL AND PERFORMED BLOCK TEST. RESULTS WERE INCONCLUSIVE. VERY SLIGHT CHANGE OF COLOR IN BLOCK TEST FLUID, EXHAUST GASES MAY BE ESCAPING OUT OF HOLE IN RADIATOR. CODE 2E85 "BSD MESSAGE; ELECTRIC COOLANT PUMP MISSING" FOUND STORED IN DME. REMOVED CONNECTOR FROM ELECTRIC COOLANT PUMP AND FOUND TERMINALS TO BE IN GOOD CONDITION, NO DAMAGE VISIBLE TO WIRING. COOLANT PUMP SPEED CAN BE SEEN RISING TO A LOW RPM. RECOMMEND REPLACEMENT OF RADIATOR, ELECTRIC COOLANT PUMP, AND THERMOSTAT. VEHICLE MAY HAVE DAMAGED HEAD GASKET, UNABLE TO CONFIRM UNTIL REPAIRS ARE MADE.
  • FRONT ______ REAR ______
  • FRONT __32____ REAR ___35___ SPARE ____NA____
  • HAZARDOUS WASTE
  • Hazardous Waste Disposal Fee (Cal)
  • PERFORM COOLING SYSTEM FLUSH
  • PUT LUBE STICKER IN DOOR / RESET MAINTENANCE SYSTEM
  • RADIATOR – Remove & Replace – All Applicable Models – [Includes: Bleed System (where applicable).]
  • Remove and Replace Motor Oil and Oil Filter, Lube Chassis where applicable, Check tire pressure and all Fluid Levels
  • TECHNICIAN FOUND: CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ILLUMINATED ON THE DASH – CODE FOR ELECTRONIC COOLANT PUMP PULLED – RECOMMEND REPLACING ELECTRONIC COOLANT PUMP ALONG WITH THERMOSTAT ANTIFREEZE LOW UPON ARRIVAL OF VEHICLE RADIATOR LEAKING – RECOMMEND REPLACING RADIATOR ALL 4 STRUTS AND SHOCK APPEAR ORIGINAL COOLANT LEAKING FROM RADIATOR 4 WHEEL ALIGNMENT RECOMMENDED PASSENGER REAR TIRE PAST WEAR BARS ON INNER EDGE – RECOMMEND REPLACING REAR TIRES AND ALIGNMENT CHECK CLIENT ADVISED TO ALL RECOMMENDED REPAIRS – CLIENT APPROVED THE REPLACEMENT OF THE THERMOSTAT, WATER PUMP, RADIATOR, AND RADIATOR HOSE AT THIS TIME CLIENT REQUESTS OIL CHANGE – COMPLETED OIL CHANGE AS REQUESTED BY CLIENT
  • THERMOSTAT &/OR OUTLET – Remove & Replace – Coupe – [Serviced as an Assembly. Includes: Bleed Cooling System.]
  • VEHICLE TOWED IN – CLIENT NOT PRESENT – APPROVED INSPECTION
  • WATER PUMP – Remove & Replace – Coupe
 
JUAQUIN B. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/21/2020

2005 Saturn Ion 2

Saturn Ion 2

Mileage
112,142
Service Date
8/13/2020
Services Performed
  • FRONT ___35___ REAR _35_____
  • 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* THE BATTERY & CHARGING SYSTEM PASSED ALL TESTS AT THIS TIME
 
BARBARA P. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/13/2020

2014 Toyota RAV4

Toyota RAV4

Mileage
61,618
Service Date
8/13/2020
Services Performed
  • FRONT _32_____ REAR ___32___
  • Hazardous Waste Disposal Fee (Cal)
  • PUT LUBE STICKER IN DOOR / RESET MAINTENANCE SYSTEM
  • Remove and Replace Motor Oil and Oil Filter, Lube Chassis where applicable, Check tire pressure and all Fluid Levels
  • REPLACE FRONT BRAKE PADS AND MACHINE ROTORS
  • TECHNICIAN FOUND: FRONT BRAKE PADS LOW – REPLACED FRONT BRAKE PADS AND RESURFACED ROTORS AS REQUESTED BY CLIENT ALIGNMENT CHECK RECOMMENDED FRONT TIRES WORN TO OR PAST THE WEAR BARS – RECOMMEND REPLACING FRONT TIRES CLIENT ADVISED TO ALL RECOMMENDED REPAIRS AND SERVICES – CLIENT DECLINED ALL SERVICES AND REPAIRS AT THIS TIME
 
MARTIN K. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/13/2020

2008 Honda Odyssey

Honda Odyssey

Mileage
146,024
Service Date
8/11/2020
Services Performed
  • CHECK AND ADVISE:
  • Found cylinder 1 and 2 spark plug missing some ceramic insulation and oil on threads and burnt oil coating electrode.
  • MISSING PIECE FROM SPARK PLUG IN CYLINDER 1 – PIECES MAY DAMAGE CYLINDER – CLIENT ADVISED IF THERE ARE ANY CONCERNS – PLEASE RETURN VEHICLE FOR RE INSPECTION
  • Remove and reinstall four wheels and rear brake drums to inspect brake condition. Inspect entire system for leaks. REAR BRAKES AT 7MM FRONT BRAKE PADS 3MM – RECOMMEND REPLACING FRONT BRAKE PADS AND MACHINE FRONT ROTORS – CLIENT ADVISED – CLIENT DECLINED ALL RECOMMENDED REPAIRS AND SERVICES AT THIS TIME
  • ROTATE 4 TIRES TECHNICIAN FOUND: FRONT TIRES AT 4/32 – RECOMMEND REPLACING FRONT TIRES IN THE FUTURE – CLIENT ADVISED THAT TIRE ROTATION WILL SAVE THE LIFE OF THE TIRES – CLIENT APPROVED TIRE ROTATION
  • SPARK PLUGS – Remove & Replace – All
 
PAM M. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/11/2020