Something that you won’t notice right away, but you will if you keep driving around when you’re out of alignment, is that your tires are wearing unevenly and fairly quickly. That’s because when the vehicle is pulling to one side, you have to steer it back straight. The outside of the tire just wears out fast because you’re constantly turning, which can be very exhausting on a long road trip fighting to keep the vehicle going straight down the road.
When people come into Murrieta Smog Star Auto Repair and need a new battery, they’re really not that happy about having to spend the money. But the fact is that 70 percent of batteries don’t make it for 4 years.
Diesel fuel will oxidize and form residues that deposit in fuel injectors and combustion chambers. These deposits will drastically affect the engines performance by clogging fuel injectors and creating irregular spray patterns. This service is designed for concentrated cleaning of the injection pump and injectors. At least once a year or when fuel related issues are present in a diesel fuel injection.
Deposits accumulate in the intake manifold, valves, injectors, and combustion chambers causing loss of power, rough idle, hesitation, misfire, knocking, pining, mileage loss, hard starting, and increased emissions.
The modern power steering system operates at extremely high temperatures and over 1,000 PSI of fluid pressure. The system has very small fluid capacity and no filtration. Under these conditions fluid rapidly breaks down and is contaminated with oxidation by-products debris and moisture. Symptoms such as groaning, whining, and erratic steering soon follow.
Shock absorbers and struts last a long time and wear out pretty slowly for most sedans and other autos in the Murrieta area. They’re easy to take for granted, but your shocks and struts do a very important job so you need to pay attention to them. They keep your tires on the road; and your tires are what connect your vehicle to the road and allow you to safely handle your car through turns, over bumps and even stop in time.
We clean the A/C lines, evaporator and ventilation system. Then a biocide is used to kill all bacteria, mold and fungi. The ventilation system and interior are deodorized. The air inside your vehicle will be much healthier, smell great and the A/C will run 4 to 5 degrees cooler due to increased efficiency.
Heat, moisture, extreme pressure and loads contribute to gear oil break down and contamination. This condition leads to lubrication degradation, deposits, and ultimately component failure.
Over time, deposits form in the crankcase, fuel system, and combustion chamber; degrading power, performance, and fuel economy. Our exclusive deposit control service prevents harmful deposit build-up between oil changes.
Proper, periodic inspections of your vehicle’s major operating systems are the best way to reduce the chances of unexpected breakdowns and costly repairs.
At regular intervals, your vehicle manufacturer also recommends a more complete inspection of the major systems. For this more in-depth check of your vehicle, we offer a Complete Vehicle Inspection. In addition to the courtesy check, we offer an inspection of the brake, suspension and exhaust systems to make sure they meet the vehicle manufacturer’s specifications.
A properly tuned car, truck or SUV can improve your gas mileage and performance, while improving our environment. With today’s gas prices, having your car inspected annually to determine if your vehicle could benefit from a tune-up is a great way to save money on gas and keep your car performing at its best longer.