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WHAT WE REPAIR

Alternators

ALTERNATOR MURRIETA SMOG STAR AUTO REPAIR

You’ve probably noticed a bunch of warning lights on your dash when you start your engine. They flash on to test the circuits and then go off if everything’s OK. One of the warning lights looks like a car battery. Its job is to tell you if your battery’s not charging properly.

Alignments

ALIGNMENTS MURRIETA SMOG STAR AUTO REPAIR

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.

Belts & Hoses

BELTS & HOSES MURRIETA SMOG STAR AUTO REPAIR

You car’s belts and hoses are essential to the cooling, air conditioning and charging systems, and the engine. Don’t take these routine replacement intervals for granted because they can break down and leave you stranded.

Batteries

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

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.

Fuel/Induction

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.

Power Steering

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.

Shocks & Suspension

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.

Cooling System

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When coolant becomes depleted, it becomes extremely corrosive; literally eating holes in cooling system Components. By-products of corrosion damage, as well as rust and scale clog the passageways which results in costly repairs and may cause catastrophic engine damage.

Climate Control

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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.

Brake System

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Brake fluid becomes contaminated and breaks down when exposed to heat and humidity. This condition causes unsafe conditions when the fluid no longer meets DOT specifications. 

Drive Line

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.

Smog Checks

 Murrieta Smog Star Auto Repair is proud to be a CA Certified Smog Check Station in Murrieta, CA. We’ve been dedicated to helping make California’s air cleaner by providing quality smog test and smog repairs in Murrieta for many years. 

Oil Change

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An oil change at Murrieta Smog Star Auto Repair. Sounds simple, but there’s some pretty important things to know about preventing oil sludge.

Engine Repair

 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. 

Inspections

 Proper, periodic inspections of your vehicle’s major operating systems are the best way to reduce the chances of unexpected breakdowns and costly repairs. 

Complete Vehicle Inspection

 

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. 

Tires

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 You can make your tires last longer with regular tire rotations and wheel balancing. .

Transmission

 When transmission fluid breaks down due to time and heat; deposits begin to form. Sludge and varnish destroy the transmission from the inside; resulting in sluggish operation and eventually premature failure. 

Transmission Repair Experts

 We have ASE Certified and ASE Master technicians. We have armed them with loads of extra technical training and quality equipment and technical resources. All of this allows them to expertly diagnose your transmission problems. 

Tune Ups

 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. 

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Murrieta Smog Star Auto Repair

26500 jefferson Ave unit D, Murrieta, CA 92562, us

(951) 304-2322

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