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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

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

2006 Chevrolet Silverado

Chevrolet Silverado

Mileage
101,603
Service Date
7/20/2020
Services Performed
  • CHECK AND ADVISE :
  • CYLINDER HEAD GASKET – Remove & Replace – V8,Gas,4.8L Eng Both – [Includes: Remove carbon and check surfaces for warpage. Includes (where applicable): Adjust idle speed, Ignition timing, Valves and clean and adjust Spark Plugs.]
  • FRONT __36____ REAR __36___
  • 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
  • REPLACED WATER PUMP AND THERMOSTAT HOUSING ASSEMBLY REPLACED BOTH SERPENTINE BELTS REPLACED CYLINDER HEAD GASKET SET ALONG WITH THE CYLINDER HEAD BOLT SET REPLACED THE SPARK PLUGS AND WIRES AS INITIALLY REQUESTED BY CLIENT PERFORMED OIL CHANGE REPLACED THE COOLANT HOSES AND VALVE LIFTER ALONG WITH CAM FOLLOWER KIT CLIENT ADVISED TO ALL RECOMMENDED REPAIRS – CLIENT APPROVED ALL RECOMMENDED REPAIRS AT THIS TIME
  • MACHINE SHOP – RESURFACE HEADS
 
DUSTIN W. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/20/2020

2016 Honda CR-V

Honda CR-V

Mileage
69,732
Service Date
7/16/2020
Services Performed
  • 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
  • TECHNICIAN FOUND: TRANSMISSION FLUID FLUSH RECOMMENDED BASED ON MILEAGE CLIENT ADVISED TO ALL RECOMMENDED REPAIRS – CLIENT DECLINED ALL RECOMMENDED SERVICES AT THIS TIME
 
FRANCES S. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/16/2020

2006 Chrysler Sebring

Chrysler Sebring

Mileage
103,500
Service Date
7/2/2020
Services Performed
  • CHECK AND ADVISE cracked resonator pipe
  • FRONT ______ REAR ______ SPARE ________
  • Hazardous Waste Disposal Fee (Cal)
  • PUT LUBE STICKER IN DOOR / RESET MAINTENANCE SYSTEM
  • REAR UPPER BALL JOINTS HAVE PLAY – RECOMMEND REPLACE CONTROL ARMS RIGHT FRONT INNER TIE ROD END HAS PLAY – RECOMMEND REPLACE AND ALIGN MULTIPLE OIL LEAKS – RECOMMEND CLEAN TO DIAGNOSE FRONT TIRE CRACKED AND HAS NO TREAD 205/65/15 MICHELIN DEFENDER RIGHT FRONT TURN SIGNAL OUT – RECOMMEND REPLACE VEHICLE HAS BODY DAMAGE ON ARRIVAL SIGNS OF RODENTS UNDER HOOD EXHAUST RESONATOR CRACKED CAUSING RATTLING – WELDED CLIENT ADVISED – CLIENT DECLINED ALL SERVICES AT THIS TIME
  • Remove and Replace Motor Oil and Oil Filter, Lube Chassis where applicable, Check tire pressure and all Fluid Levels
 
THOMAS M. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/8/2020

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