Advanced Auto Care
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29170 Riverside Dr
Lake Elsinore, CA 92530 USA
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7:00am to 5:00pm
7:00am to 5:00pm
7:00am to 5:00pm
7:00am to 5:00pm
7:00am to 5:00pm
7:00am to 5:00pm
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(951) 319-2278
25 Verified Reviews

Auto Repair Experience

  • Steve and Ryan, Manager
  • Established 2005
  • 4 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 2 ASE Certified Auto Technicians
  • 54 Years of Car Repair Experience

Advanced Auto Care has been serving the Lake Elsinore area since 2005. This RepairPal Certified shop strives to stay on top of the latest technologies and to be a leader in the local community by providing the highest level of automotive repair coupled with the best customer service. Our review of this shop revealed they are achieving this goal. Recent customers describe this team as “excellent”, “friendly”, “honest”, “professional”, and “awesome”. This location features a team of automotive technicians with an excellent mix of experience, ongoing training, and ASE certifications. An investment in the necessary tools and equipment helps make them capable of repairs ranging from tires and wheel alignment, to minor and major mechanical repairs, to check engine light diagnoses and repairs, to state emissions testing, as well as your scheduled maintenance needs. Repairs are covered by a 24-month / 24,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind. A local shuttle service, rental vehicles, and a waiting area with wireless Internet are all available for your convenience.


Toyota Clutch Replacement Details

The clutch is a mechanical device that temporarily disconnects the engine from the manual transmission, which allows for a smooth transition from one gear to another.

Common Symptoms:

  • Difficulty shifting gears
  • Clutch may slip, shudder, or be difficult to depress
  • Engine will "rev," but speed will not increase/vehicle will not move

What the Mechanic Should Do:

  • Engine oil or transmission fluid leaks can damage a clutch. When replacing a clutch, any leaks should be diagnosed and repaired to avoid recurring problems. As a preventive measure, it's not uncommon for a shop to recommend replacement of the rear main seal and/or the transmission input shaft seal even when not leaking; it's a good insurance policy against expensive future repairs
  • If it is defective, the transmission input shaft should be inspected and replaced along with the clutch
  • Most shops recommend the flywheel be resurfaced when the clutch is replaced (where applicable). On some vehicles, the clutch slave cylinder is located in with the clutch assembly. To avoid having to remove the transmission before the next clutch job, we recommend the slave cylinder is replaced at the same time as the clutch.
  • Incorrect linkage/cable adjustment or "riding" the clutch (resting one's foot on the clutch pedal, not allowing the clutch to release completely) can cause premature clutch failure

Auto Repair Experience

  • Steve and Ryan, Manager
  • Established 2005
  • 4 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 2 ASE Certified Auto Technicians
  • 54 Years of Car Repair Experience


  • AC/Heating
  • Alignment
  • Check Engine Light
  • Diagnosis
  • Hybrid/Electric
  • Muffler & Exhaust
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Smog/Emissions Testing
  • Timing Belts
  • Tire Sales/Repair
  • Transmission Repair


  • Coffee
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Financing
  • Heated Waiting Room
  • Rental Car
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shopping Nearby
  • Shuttle
  • Towing
  • Warranty Accepted
  • Wireless Internet


  • NAPA

Makes We Serve

  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Dodge
  • FIAT
  • Ford
  • GMC
  • Geo
  • Honda
  • Hummer
  • Hyundai
  • Infiniti
  • Isuzu
  • Jaguar
  • Jeep
  • Kia
  • Land Rover
  • Lexus
  • Lincoln
  • Mazda
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Mercury
  • Mini
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Oldsmobile
  • Plymouth
  • Pontiac
  • Porsche
  • Ram
  • Saab
  • Saturn
  • Scion
  • Smart
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo

Message from the Shop

At Advanced Auto Care, we offer complete automotive services for foreign and domestic cars and trucks. We pride ourselves in our honesty, integrity, and professionalism. Whether you need a major repair or a car tune-up in Lake Elsinore, CA, we've got you covered.


Overall Rating

25 Verified Reviews

Customer Reviews

by August 07, 2015

They are very good and very honest. I have been going there for 10 to 12 years and I have never had any issues.

by August 07, 2015

They are very nice and reputable.

by - Verified Customer August 06, 2015

They are always very helpful, they are honest, they tell me everything I need do, and their staff is fantastic.

by - Verified Customer August 05, 2015

Anytime I go down there when my other mechanic can't fix something, they have always fixed it for me. When I go to the office they are always very polite, and it makes a difference.

by August 05, 2015

They do very good work and they are very professional.

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by - Verified Customer August 04, 2015

They were friendly and they provided good service.

by - Verified Customer August 03, 2015

They did my smog check very fast. They are friendly.

by - Verified Customer August 03, 2015

They do good service, the people are very helpful and we trust them.

by - Verified Customer July 31, 2015

They did a good job. They are very straightforward with their service.

by - Verified Customer July 31, 2015

Every time I go in they keep the work simple they don't make it complicated and they do the work quickly.

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by - Verified Customer July 31, 2015

They were very fast and efficient. They can always get me in when I call them up and they are very friendly.

by July 31, 2015

They are honest and do very good work for me.

by - Verified Customer July 30, 2015

I never have any issues, and they are pretty standard.

by - Verified Customer July 29, 2015

I have been with them for 8 years and I have been very satisfied. They provide great customer service and the work they do is excellent.

by - Verified Customer July 29, 2015

They are very nice people that never try to cheat you.

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by - Verified Customer July 28, 2015

They are a very good shop to go to and they always keep their shop clean.

by - Verified Customer July 27, 2015

They provide excellent service with amazing customer care.

by July 27, 2015

I have been going to them for roughly 10 years and they have great customer service, their service is unmatched.

by - Verified Customer July 27, 2015

The two people in the back are awesome, they are good with communication. They do very good work without discriminating against anyone, I feel that I can trust them.

by - Verified Customer July 24, 2015

They are very friendly, efficient and they always do very good work. They are very thorough, when they are done with the work they will let me know exactly what they did to my car before they let me drive home.

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by July 23, 2015

They do a pretty good job.

by - Verified Customer July 22, 2015

They were very professional, polite, and got everything done on time. They really care about their customers.

by - Verified Customer July 17, 2015

They are very honest, quick, they keep the shop clean and they charge decent prices.

by - Verified Customer July 16, 2015

They were really good. They were really friendly. They had a TV on and I had my kids with me. They even put Spongebob on for my son. They really took care of me. I had no issues at all.

by July 10, 2015

It seemed like everything was satisfactory. They provided good service and good people over the counter.

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