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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

2006 Toyota Sequoia

Toyota Sequoia

Mileage
192,000
Service Date
6/30/2020
Services Performed
  • FRONT 36______ REAR 36______ SPARE ________
 
SCOTT M. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/30/2020

2007 BMW 328i

BMW 328i

Mileage
188,729
Service Date
6/25/2020
Services Performed
  • BRAKE PAD WEAR SENSOR – Remove & Replace – One
  • CHECK AND ADVISE :
  • CLEAN ENGINE AREA & ADD DYE TO SYSTEM – ADVISED CLIENT TO RETURN AFTER 100 – 200 MILES TO HAVE INSPECTED FOR LEAKS
  • ENGINE OIL FILTER HOUSING – Remove & Replace – All Applicable Models
  • FRONT __ 32psi __ REAR _ 35psi
  • HAZARDOUS WASTE
  • Hazardous Waste Disposal Fee (Cal)
  • OIL PAN GASKET – Remove & Replace – Automatic Trans
  • 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
  • REPLACE FRONT BRAKE PADS AND ROTORS
  • WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP – Remove & Replace – All Applicable Models
  • WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP FAILED – RECOMMEND REPLACE BRAKE WARNING LAMP ON DASH – FRONT BRAKES UNDER <1MM / REAR BRAKE PAD SENSOR BROKEN LIGHT BULB OUT MESSAGE ON DASH – RECOMMEND REPLACE LIGHT BULB COOLANT DIRTY – RECOMMEND FLUSH POWER STEERING FLUID RESERVOIR CAP LEAKING – RECOMMEND REPLACE CABIN AIR FILTER DIRTY – RECOMMEND REPLACE FRONT AND REAR SHOCKS LEAKING – RECOMMEND REPLACE FRONT AND REAR SHOCKS VEHICLE HAS MULTIPLE OIL LEAKS – RECOMMEND REPLACING THE VALVE COVER GASKET AND THE OIL FILTER HOUSING ASSEMBLY FIRST – THEN PERFORMING ENGINE CLEAN TO FIND REMAINING LEAKS CLIENT ADVISED – APPROVED OIL CHANGE / BRAKE REPAIRS / CABIN AIR FILTER / OIL LEAK REPAIRS / WASHER PUMP REPAIR / RADIATOR HOSE / OIL PAN GAKST.
 
JUAQUIN B. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/29/2020

2020 Hyundai Elantra

Hyundai Elantra

Mileage
23,745
Service Date
6/27/2020
Services Performed
  • CHECK AND ADVISE : FRONT WEAR ON TIRES, RECOMMEND ALIGNMENT NEXT SERVICE – CLIENT DECLINED AT THIS TIME TIRES ROTATED AS A COURTESY TO CUSTOMER
  • COMPLEMENTARY COMPLETE VEHICLE INSPECTION PERFORMED AT NO CHARGE TO THE CLIENT / TOP OFF FLUIDS AS NEEDED
  • FRONT ______ REAR ______
  • 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
 
RANDY K. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/27/2020

2012 Toyota Prius C

Toyota Prius C

Mileage
153,385
Service Date
6/17/2020
Services Performed
  • 35psi front 33psi rear
  • CHECK AND ADVISE Check engine light on due to 2 EVAP codes P0441= EVAP system incorrect purge flow P0455 = EVAP large leak detected No visible hose disconnected Recommend smoke test to verify a sealed EVAP system. smoke test verified broken hose at purge valve and found canister vent valve not sealing . *** recommend *** canister vent valve , hose after purge valve clear codes , recheck for leaks and road test CLIENT ADVISED – APPROVED REPAIRS FOR EVAP LINE AND CANISTER ASSEMBLY
  • CHECK AND ADVISE found hose chewed up by rodent replaced with 1 foot of hose , cleaned nozzle and is working good now.
  • EVAP LINE LEAKING / EVAP CANISTER VENT VALVE – RECOMMEND REPLACE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON – EVAP FAULT ENGINE OIL DIRTY – RECOMMEND OIL CHANGE FRONT BRAKES AT <2MM – RECOMMEND REPLACE PADS AND ROTORS CLIENT ADVISED – APPROVED EVAP LINE / CANISTER / FRONT BRAKES / OIL CHANGE ONLY AT THIS TIME
  • EVAPORATION CONTROL CANISTER – Remove & Replace – All Applicable Models
  • FRONT ______ REAR ______
  • 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 ROTORS
 
JENIFER S. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/20/2020

2011 Honda CR-V

Honda CR-V

Mileage
61,003
Service Date
6/12/2020
Services Performed
  • CABIN AIR FILTER – Remove & Replace – All Applicable Models
  • CHECK AND ADVISE : was not able to duplicate rough idle or hard-to-start symptoms. Check plugs and no apparent issues besides wear and tear.
  • COMPLEMENTARY COMPLETE VEHICLE INSPECTION PERFORMED AT NO CHARGE TO THE CLIENT / TOP OFF FLUIDS AS NEEDED
  • FRONT 30______ REAR 30______
  • Hazardous Waste Disposal Fee (Cal)
  • Road test and verify engine performance, transmission operation, and shift patterns. Flush transmission which includes: flushing of transmission cooler, cooler lines, valve body, and torque converter. Flush all contaminated fluid out and replace with new transmission fluid. (TRANSMISSION SERVICE KIT 6600,3123CC)
 
JANE T. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/13/2020

2004 GMC Sierra

GMC Sierra

Mileage
63,561
Service Date
6/8/2020
Services Performed
  • FRONT ______ REAR ______
  • Perform State Of California Smog Test Inspection. Vehicle will be inspected per current laws, regulations and procedures indicated for the type of vehicle being inspected.
  • Transfer Fee
 
GEORGE T. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/9/2020

2007 Nissan Titan

Nissan Titan

Mileage
100,089
Service Date
6/2/2020
Services Performed
  • CHECK AND ADVISE AC condenser has large leak near bottom of core, replacement of condenser necessary before service can be completed.
  • CONDENSER – Remove & Replace – All Applicable Models – [Includes: R&I Radiator.] – [DOES NOT include Air Conditioning System recover, evacuate and/or recharge.]
  • FRONT ___35___ REAR __35____ SPARE ____35____
  • RESTORES YOUR VEHICLES A/C TO IT'S MAXIMUM COOLING CAPACITY – INCLUDES – EVACUATE AND RECHARGE SYSTEM UP TO 2 LBS. OF R134A – VISUALLY INSPECT COMPRESSOR, CONDENSOR, EXPOSED HOSES, DRYER AND FILTER, EXPANSION DEVISE (IF POSSIBLE), FAN CLUTCH, COOLING FAN, CABIN FILTER (IF POSSIBLE), BELTS – INSPECT FOR LEAKS
  • TECHNICIAN FOUND: CLIENT ADVISED: ENGINE OIL DIRTY-RECOMMENDED BG OIL ADDITIVE SERVICE- CLIENT DECLINED SERVICE AT THIS TIME TRANSMISSION FLUID DIRTY- RECOMMENDED TRANSMISSION FLUSH-CIENT DECLINED SERVICES AT THIS TIME BRAKE FLUID DIRTY- RECOMMENDED BRAKE FLUSH-CLIENT DECLINED SERVICES AT THIS TIME ENGINE AIR FILTER DIRTY-8/10-CLIENT DECLINED SERVICES AT THIS TIME PASSENGER REAR AXLE SEAL LEAKING-RECOMMEND REPLACING REAR AXLE SEAL-CLIENT DECLINED SERVICES AT THIS TIME DRIVESHAFT SUPPORT BEARING TORN-RECOMMEND REPLACING BEARING-CLIENT DECLINED SERVICES AT THIS TIME FRONT BRAKE PADS AND ROTORS NEED REPLACEMENT-CLIENT DECLINED SERVICES AT THIS TIME CLIENT INITIALLY NEEDING A/C REPAIRED- TECHNICIAN FOUND CONDENSER NEEDS TO BE REPLACED- CLIENT ADVISED AND APPROVED OF SERVICE
 
CHARLES H. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/2/2020

2012 Toyota Camry

Toyota Camry

Mileage
107,429
Service Date
6/2/2020
Services Performed
  • Remove and reinstall four wheels and rear brake drums to inspect brake condition. Inspect entire system for leaks.
  • DRIVER / PASSENGER SIDE OF VEHICLE HAS DAMAGE FRONT BRAKES AT 6MM PULSATION IN FRONT ROTORS – RECOMMEND WAIT TILL BRAKES ARE DUE FOR REPLACEMENT THEN CHANGE PADS AND ROTORS REAR BRAKES ARE AT 5MM LIFE REMAINING CLIENT ADVISED
  • 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
 
MELISSA L. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/2/2020

2009 Ford Escape

Ford Escape

Mileage
213,466
Service Date
5/30/2020
Services Performed
  • BATTERY FAILED – RECOMMEND REPLACING THE BATTERY TIRE PRESSURE LIGHT IS ON – FAULTY TIRE PRESSURE SENSOR – RECOMMEND REPLACE DAMAGE ON PASSENGER SIDE AND REAR OF VEHICLE ON ARRIVAL VALVE COVER GASKET LEAKING – RECOMMEND REPLACE FRONT BRAKES HAVE 3.5MM LIFE REMAINING – REPLACE FRONT BRAKES SOON CLIENT ADVISED – APPROVED BATTERY, VALVE COVER GASKET, ENGINE CLEAN, A/C SERVICE
  • CHECK AND ADVISE : tire pressure is not low, front faulty sensors not communicating with computer RECOMMEND REPLACING TIRE PRESSURE SENSOR
  • CHECK AND ADVISE : INITIAL INSPECTION OF THE VEHICLE FOUND NO CRANK CONDITION – BATTERY NOT HAVING ENOUGH VOLTAGE – TESTED THE BATTERY AND FOUND IT TO HAVE FAILED 193CCA OF 475 CCA READING. RECOMMEND REPLACING THE BATTERY. BATTERY REPLACED – ELECTRICAL SYSTEM NOW WORKING AS DESIGNED
  • CLEAN ENGINE AREA & ADD DYE TO SYSTEM – ADVISED CLIENT TO RETURN AFTER 100 – 200 MILES TO HAVE INSPECTED FOR LEAKS
  • FRONT ______ REAR ______
  • FRONT 35______ REAR 35______ SPARE ________
  • REMOVE AND REPLACE BATTERY – CLEAN TERMINALS AND SECURE BATTERY IN VEHICLE
  • 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*
  • RESTORES YOUR VEHICLES A/C TO IT'S MAXIMUM COOLING CAPACITY – INCLUDES – EVACUATE AND RECHARGE SYSTEM UP TO 2 LBS. OF R134A – VISUALLY INSPECT COMPRESSOR, CONDENSOR, EXPOSED HOSES, DRYER AND FILTER, EXPANSION DEVISE (IF POSSIBLE), FAN CLUTCH, COOLING FAN, CABIN FILTER (IF POSSIBLE), BELTS – INSPECT FOR LEAKS REPLACE 2 SCHRADER VALVES THAT WE FOUND LEAKING – RECHARGED THE A/C SYSTEM AND IS NOW BLOWING AT 30 DEGREES. CLIENT IS ADVISED THAT NO FURTHER LEAKS ARE CURRENTLY BEING SEEN. IF THE SYSTEM STARTS TO BLOW WARM AGAIN IT IS RECOMMENDED TO BRING THE VEHICLE BACK IN FOR LEAK CHECK INSPECTION.
  • VALVE COVER GASKET – Remove & Replace – Hybrid
 
SHERYL M. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/30/2020

2005 Ford Escape

Ford Escape

Mileage
204,596
Service Date
5/29/2020
Services Performed
  • ALTERNATOR DRIVE BELT – Remove & Replace – Base,V6 – [Includes: Serpentine and V-Belt type Belt(s).]
  • CHECK AND ADVISE : FOUND VEHICLE TO CRANK NO START. TESTED FUEL PRESSURE AND SPARK, FOUND NO FUEL PRESSURE AT RAIL. TESTED FOR POWER TO FUEL PUMP AND FOUND GOOD BATTERY VOLTAGE AND SIGNAL FROM FUEL PUMP CONTROL MODULE. UPON FURTHER INSPECTION FOUND FUEL PUMP DRIVER MODULE NOT SUPPLYING ENOUGH AMPS TO DRIVE FUEL PUMP MOTOR. DURING INSPECTION, FOUND MULTIPLE CIRCUITS WITH FALSE READING AND ERRATIC VOLTAGE READINGS. TESTED FOR CORRECT POWER AND GROUND TO ECM AND FOUND TO BE GOOD. REMOVED ECM CONNECTORS TO INSPECT AND FOUND ECM TO HAVE BURNED ELECTRICAL SMELL. OPENED ECM AND FOUND CIRCUIT BOARD BURNED AND MELTED. REPLACED AND REPROGRAMMED ECM. ALL OKAY AT THIS TIME
  • FRONT __35____ REAR __35____
  • FUEL FILTER – Remove & Replace – In Line – CLIENT SUPPLIED FUEL FILTER IN VEHICLE – NO WARRANTY ON CLIENT SUPPLIED PARTS
  • FUEL PUMP INOP OUTER TIE RODS HAVE EXCESSIVE PLAY FRONT LOWER CONTROL ARM BUSHINGS TORN FRONT STRUTS AND REAR SHOCK RECOMMENDED (WITH MOUNTS) TIRES CRACKING AND AT WEAR BARS FRONT BRAKES AT 3MM, DUE SOON REAR DRUMS NOT PULLED AIR FILTER DIRTY WIPERS WORN OIL LEAKS, NEED TO CLEAN TO DIAGNOSE HOSES LOOK ORIGINAL SERPENTINE BELT STARTING TO CRACK RECOMMEND TENSIONER WITH BELT ***UNABLE TO ROAD TEST*** CLIENT ADVISED – APPROVED FUEL PUMP, SERPENTINE BELT, RADIATOR, HOSES, FRONT PADS / ROTORS, WIPER BLADE REPLACEMENT ONLY AT THIS TIME.
  • IGNITION COIL – Remove & Replace – Base,V6 All – [Includes: R&I Upper Intake Manifold Gasket.] – [Includes: Test.]
  • POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE – Remove & Replace – Power Control Module (PCM) – [NOTE: Labor estimates listed are for R&R only and DOES NOT include diagnosis time.]
  • RADIATOR – Remove & Replace – Base
  • REPLACE FRONT BRAKE PADS AND ROTORS
  • WATER PUMP DRIVE BELT – Remove & Replace – Base,V6 – [Includes: Serpentine type Belt(s).]
  • PROGRAM ECU
 
MARTIN K. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/30/2020

2014 Toyota RAV4

Toyota RAV4

Mileage
58,676
Service Date
5/26/2020
Services Performed
  • CHECK AND ADVISE : hood rubber stoppers were out of adjustment. Hood now pops when latch is pulled
  • CHECK AND ADVISE : wiper spray hoses torn at nozzle tips and clogged t-connector. Hoses replaced and clog removed and sprayer are working as intended.
  • COMPLEMENTARY COMPLETE VEHICLE INSPECTION PERFORMED AT NO CHARGE TO THE CLIENT / TOP OFF FLUIDS AS NEEDED
  • FRONT 32______ REAR 32______ SPARE ________
 
MARTIN K. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/27/2020

2019 Hyundai Sonata

Hyundai Sonata

Mileage
6,421
Service Date
5/14/2020
Services Performed
  • COMPLEMENTARY COMPLETE VEHICLE INSPECTION PERFORMED AT NO CHARGE TO THE CLIENT / TOP OFF FLUIDS AS NEEDED
  • FRONT 34______ REAR 34______ 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 5/15/2020