Auto Repairs Riverside

Protrans Automotive & Transmission Specialists

Auto Repairs Riverside
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Address
3420 Gato Ct.
Place
Riverside, CA   92507 
Landline
(951) 367-7400
E-Mail
missprotrans@gmail.com
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Website
protransautomotive.com

Description

WELCOME TO RIVERSIDE AUTO REPAIR We are a family owned business with over 50 years combined experience in caring for your automotive needs. At Protrans, we pride ourselves on our customers complete satisfaction. We believe that doing an honest job for people is just good business. Protrans makes the following commitments to all of its customers: To listen carefully to your vehicle repair concerns and needs. To thoroughly explain the service and/or repairs your vehicle needs. Promise that only highly trained technicians will work on your vehicle. To keep a detailed record of all services we performed on your vehicle and to provide you with reminders when preventative services are recommended. Our mission is to create consistent value for our customers. To manage our business with integrity and the highest ethical standards for the community we serve. At Protrans we are… “Driven to Excellence.” 3420 Gato Court Riverside, CA 92507 Phone: 951.367.7400 Email: missprotrans@gmail.com ProtransAutomotive.com

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  • Air Conditioning Service

    The air conditioning unit in your vehicle operates similarly to a refrigerator. Your vehicle’s air conditioning unit is designed to move heat from the inside of your car to outside of it. Your vehicle’s air conditioning unit has six major components: The refrigerant carries heat. In modern cars, refrigerant is a substance called R-134a. Older cars’ refrigerant is called r-12 freon, which is more expensive and difficult to find than R-134a. The compressor circulates and compresses refrigerant within the vehicle’s cooling system. Your vehicle’s condenser changes the refrigerant from gas to liquid and expels heat from the car. The expansion valve (sometimes called the orifice tube) is a nozzle that simultaneously drops the pressure of the refrigerant liquid, meter its flow and atomize it. Your vehicle’s evaporator transfers heat to the refrigerant from the air blown across it, cooling your car. The receiver or dryer filters your vehicle’s refrigerant and oil, removing moisture and other contaminants from them. When you start your vehicle’s air conditioning system, the compressor works by putting the refrigerant under pressure, sending it to the condensing coils, which are generally in front of your vehicle’s radiator. The condenser expels hot air to outside the car, cooling the air within the vehicle. When this happens, the refrigerant is cooled, and it changes form a gas to a liquid, which then passes through the expansion valve and to the evaporator. Once the evaporator receives the liquid-state refrigerant, it loses pressure and cools the remaining liquid. The vehicle’s blower moves air across the evaporator and into the vehicle’s interior. If you keep your air conditioning unit turned on, the refrigerant goes through this cycle continuously. If any of these components is damaged, it can turn your cool car into a furnace during the summer months. Your vehicle’s air conditioning issue could be as simple as topping off refrigerant to replacing a valve. When your air conditioning unit is not working as it should, bring your vehicle to Protrans Automotive. One of our trained air conditioning specialists will inspect your car’s air conditioner, all lines, the evaporator and the compressor for leaks and wear.

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  • Axle Repair and Replacement

    Your vehicle’s axles are vital to keeping you safe on the road. They are just as important as other safety devices on your vehicle, such as brakes and tires. Axles bear all of your vehicle’s weight. They connect its wheels and help drive the vehicle. In most cars, the axles are an essential part of the steering system, working with power steering fluid and other components to ensure smooth turning. When most people think of the word axle, they imagine a bar between two wheels, as seen on wagons or train cars. Most axles, however, are more complex, and they require the eyes and expertise of someone like the team at Protrans Automotive to inspect and repair them. Most of today’s vehicles are built using split axles, which means the wheel on each side of the axle is attached to a separate shaft. Split axles allow independent suspension of the left and right wheels, which allows for a smoother ride. These modern designs also permit the left and right wheels to rotate at different speeds as the vehicle turns. By allowing each side to rotate at different speeds, the split axle improves traction and extends tire life, saving you money in the long run. This particular component is called the differential. The axle is connected to the wheel by a component called the CV joint. The CV joint boot is a protective flexible covering which covers the joint. If this boot becomes damaged, it can cause brake fluid to leak out, which can cause serious problems. If your vehicle is not turning as smoothly as usual or you are having problems stopping your car, you might need an axle repair. Bring your vehicle to Protrans Automotive today so our team of experts can inspect and fix your vehicle’s axles. If your vehicle’s axles need to be replaced, we can help you find the best axles in NAPA’s inventory and install them for you so you can get back on the road quickly.

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  • Battery Service

    Your vehicle’s battery is the source of electrical currents necessary to start the engine. The battery provides power to your vehicle’s accessories and electrical parts; it allows them to operate even when your vehicle’s engine is not running. Additionally, components such as your engine and starter rely on the battery for power; they cannot run without a properly functioning battery. Your battery is your vehicle’s voltage stabilizer for the entire electrical system. Most vehicle batteries need to be replaced every few years, depending on the conditions in which you drive. Extreme weather, continued use of vehicle accessories and other conditions can lead to shorter battery life. Over time, your battery loses juice, and you may need to occasionally jump-start your vehicle in order to get it running. If your vehicle is showing signs of lessened battery life, such as delayed start time, you may need to get your battery replaced. If your battery dies before you replace it, you might be stranded without a vehicle. The expert team at Protrans Automotive can examine, diagnose and replace your battery as needed. You can trust us to service your battery and, if necessary, help you find and install the perfect new battery for your vehicle.

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  • Cooling System Service

    If your car runs hot, you may need to have your cooling system services. The most important and effective way to ensure your cooling system stays in top shape is to make sure the system is clean. Here at Protrans Automotive, we can clean your cooling system to help it run cool. Over time, your vehicle’s radiator can build solid deposits which can result in clogged pipes and lines within the cooling system. A quick radiator flush at Protrans Automotive can solve this problem and keep your cooling system in shape. Another component within your cooling system is antifreeze. It is important to remember to change your antifreeze seasonally. The experts at Protrans Automotive can help you change your antifreeze to ensure your vehicle’s system does not freeze up with cold weather strikes. If a problem with your cooling system extends beyond a simple flush or replacement, our team can diagnose the problem. We can perform a pressure test to determine if your radiator’s pressure is correct. If the pressure test determines that it is not correct, we will check your cooling system’s caps, hoses and connections to determine if any of these components need to be replaced or repaired. If we determine that they do need to be replaced or repaired, we can give you a fair, honest quote on parts and labor. From simple pressure tests to full radiator replacements, you can trust the team at Protrans Automotive for excellent cooling system service.

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  • Diesel Service

    Diesel engines are common in fleet vehicles, semi-trucks and pickup trucks. With the rising price of traditional gasoline, diesel is also becoming a more popular choice for family vehicles. Our shop provides service for diesel engines of all sizes. The experts at Protrans Automotive use the latest diagnostic tools to ensure your diesel engine is running as it should. Diesel engines are exceptionally reliable, but they do need regular maintenance in order to stay in top condition. You must keep your diesel engine’s oil and filters changed at regular, scheduled intervals. Because diesel engines do not have electrical ignition parts such as plugs and wires, there are fewer components within the vehicle that need to be maintained. Still, you do need to make sure that the regular maintenance that does need to be performed on your diesel vehicle is done by a shop that understands and is experienced in working with diesel engines. Problems such as leaky gaskets, cooling system issues, overheating, air and oil filtration issues, fuel system restrictions, dirty injectors, piston scoring, faulty injection timers and hard starting can be solved by bringing your diesel vehicle to the knowledgeable and experienced team at Protrans Automotive.

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  • Emissions

    Clean air is enjoyable for everyone. Many large cities now require vehicles to undergo emissions testing in order to minimize air pollution in and around metropolitan areas. If your vehicle fails the emissions test, you cannot complete your annual vehicle registration. Emissions tests minimize harmful pollutants in the air. With nearly 30 million Americans currently diagnosed with asthma, it is even more important to do all we can to keep air clean. By reducing harmful toxins in the air, we protect everyone. Here at Protrans Automotive, we not only perform emissions tests, but we can provide repairs if you fail the test. We are your one-stop shop for emissions testing and repairs. Come by our friendly shop today, and we can ensure your vehicle will not only be safe to drive but more environmentally friendly.

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  • Exhaust Systems

    If you live in a larger city, you may be subject to emissions testing. If you fail your emissions test, you may need to get your exhaust system repaired or replaced. The team at Protrans Automotive can diagnose and repair your exhaust system and help you pass your emissions test. While your exhaust system helps reduce noise output from your vehicle, it also significantly reduces harmful emissions from being released into the air. When your muffler and exhaust system functions properly, it significantly reduces your vehicle’s harmful impact on the environment. It also significantly improves the functionality of your vehicle. Your vehicle’s exhaust system involves several components. The exhaust manifolds right behind the engine collect exhaust gases and connect to cylinder heads. Gases collected by your vehicle’s exhaust manifolds are analyzed by oxygen sensors and refined by catalytic converters before being muffled by the mufflers. By the time these gases reach the muffler, the emissions system has made your car run smoother, quieter and cleaner. If any of the components of your vehicle’s exhaust system fail, your gas mileage and quality of air around you can be affected. The expert team at Protrans Automotive can inspect and repair your entire exhaust system to ensure your vehicle is running cleanly.

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  • Fleets

    From ambulances to trucks, fleets come in all shapes and sizes. No matter the type of vehicle or the size of your fleet, the experts at Protrans Automotive can provide service to most fleet vehicles. Yearly inspections, maintenance and tune-ups are all key to keeping your fleet and business on the road. If one of your fleet vehicles breaks down, the team at Protrans Automotive makes it our priority to get it back on the road quickly. We provide accurate time estimates so you can know in advance if you need to make arrangements for your fleet. Additionally, with our fleet account program, we can keep track of maintenance for your vehicles to prevent any major repairs. If you own a fleet and are looking for a friendly, responsible and experienced team, call Protrans Automotive to schedule your fleet appointment.

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  • Fuel/Air Induction Clean-up

    Over time, deposits build up on intake valves, injectors, ports, fuel injectors and combustion chambers within your vehicle. These build-ups can cause loss of power, shaky idling, hesitation, hard starting, misfire, pinging and knocking noises and, perhaps worst of all, poor gas mileage. Our team of experts uses specialized fuel system and air induction cleaners and conditioners to clean your vehicle’s fuel injectors, throttle body, intake valves, ports and air intake. These cleaners and conditioners remove harmful combustion chamber deposits from all these components, allowing your engine to run more smoothly. By cleaning the induction system thoroughly with specialized equipment and conditioners and cleaners, our team can make your vehicle run more efficiently. The quality of the gasoline you put into your vehicle can vary greatly. When the gasoline is of poor quality, it can cause deposit buildup. Modern vehicles—especially those with gasoline direct injection—are particularly sensitive to deposits that build up in fuel injectors, intake valves and ports. Using specialized equipment, our technicians will quickly and effectively clean the intake manifold, ports, intake valves and combustion chamber and install injector cleaning additives in your vehicle’s tank. This service will restore lost power and performance and will reduce harmful exhaust emissions.

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  • Preventative Maintenance

    The best way to prevent long-term and costly problems with your vehicle is to keep up with its preventative maintenance schedule. One major key to successfully making sure you are doing all you need to do is to read your vehicle’s owner’s manual. Regardless of your vehicle’s make or model, its owner’s manual will contain a maintenance schedule. Every make and model is different, and standby beliefs such as “You have to change your oil every 3,000 miles,” may not apply to your car. The maintenance schedule within your owner’s manual is provided by the people who understand your vehicle the best—the company that built it. The manufacturer provides suggestions for how often you need to change your oil, filters, driving belts, timing belts and more. While some preventative maintenance—such as topping off fluids—can be performed by the vehicle’s owner, other, more complicated procedures should be done by experts like the team at Protrans Automotive. Our team can keep your vehicle in top shape by performing the following maintenance: Inspecting and replacing timing belts (preventing damage to other accessories) Inspecting and replacing serpentine belts (preventing damage to other accessories) Checking and changing oil Checking, repairing and replacing battery connection components Checking and replacing batteries Checking and replacing cabin air filters This can keep your car comfortable during the hot summer months. Checking and replacing your engine air filter You may need to replace your engine air filter more frequently if you drive in stop-and- go traffic or have a long commute. Checking and replacing spark plugs Tire rotation This helps ensure even wear on your tires, which can help prevent blowouts and leaking. It also helps make your ride smoother. Tire balancing Balancing your tires prevents wear, which can significantly improve their life and save you money. Wheel alignment By following your vehicle’s owner’s manual and having your vehicle inspected and maintained regularly, you can greatly reduce problems and save money in the long run. Let the expert team at Protrans Automotive help your vehicle stay in good condition.

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  • Radiator Service

    Your vehicle’s radiator helps keep your engine cool. Overheated engines can lead to numerous problems, including eventual breakdowns. Your vehicle’ radiator sits at the front of the engine bay; it’s made up of slim, hollow channels that run between the inlet and outlet tanks. Coolant pumps through tubes to the engine, where it is warmed. Once the coolant reaches the engine, it goes to the radiator, which is constructed to cool the flowing liquid using the air passing the radiator. The cooled liquid cycles back through the engine, where it absorbs more heat. This cycle allows the engine to keep working at ideal temperatures. If your vehicle overheats, you may need to have your radiator serviced or replaced. An elevated temperature gauge is another sign that your radiator might be malfunctioning. Puddles of green, yellow or orange coolant under your car could indicate that there is a radiator leak, which could be caused by corrosion. If you notice any of these signs that your radiator needs to be serviced or replaced, bring your vehicle to Protrans Automotive. Our team of experts can fix leaks or replace your radiator so you can get back on the road worry-free.

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  • Radiator Service

    Your vehicle’s radiator helps keep your engine cool. Overheated engines can lead to numerous problems, including eventual breakdowns. Your vehicle’ radiator sits at the front of the engine bay; it’s made up of slim, hollow channels that run between the inlet and outlet tanks. Coolant pumps through tubes to the engine, where it is warmed. Once the coolant reaches the engine, it goes to the radiator, which is constructed to cool the flowing liquid using the air passing the radiator. The cooled liquid cycles back through the engine, where it absorbs more heat. This cycle allows the engine to keep working at ideal temperatures. If your vehicle overheats, you may need to have your radiator serviced or replaced. An elevated temperature gauge is another sign that your radiator might be malfunctioning. Puddles of green, yellow or orange coolant under your car could indicate that there is a radiator leak, which could be caused by corrosion. If you notice any of these signs that your radiator needs to be serviced or replaced, bring your vehicle to Protrans Automotive. Our team of experts can fix leaks or replace your radiator so you can get back on the road worry-free.

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  • Transmissions Repair

    Need a transmission repair in Riverside? You’ve come to the right place! Rebuilt Transmissions In our complete overhaul, the transmission is removed from the vehicle and completely disassembled with the parts laid our on a workbench. Each part is inspected for wear and damage and then either cleaned in a special solution, or replaced with another part depending on its condition. Parts that have friction surfaces, such as bands, clutches, seals and gaskets are replaced as well as the torque converter. Technical service bulletins are checked to see if the auto manufacturer recommends any modifications to correct design defects that may have been discovered after the transmission was built. Transmission Leaking Having the proper amount of transmission fluid is essential to the normal operation of the transmission. The transmission fluid has three mail purposes. It transmits power, acts as a heat exchanger and lubricates. A transmission that is leaking can have an adverse effect on any or all of these functions. So, as soon as you detect a leak, it is important that you have the vehicle inspected to determine the source of the leak. Reseal Job A transmission is resealed in order to repair external transmission fluid leaks. If you see spots of red oil on the ground under the care, your transmission may be a candidate for a re-seal job. In order to check a transmission for leaks, a technician will put the car on a lift and examine the unit for signs of oil leaks. If a leak is spotted at any of the external seals or gaskets and the transmission otherwise performs well, the technician will most likely recommend that the transmission be re-sealed. Most of the external seals can be replaced while the transmission is still in the car, but if the front seal must be replaced, the transmission must first be removed from the vehicle in order to gain access to it. Erratic Shifting Erratic shifting is a common symptom that we see at Protrans Automotive and Transmission Specialists. Before transmissions became so complex, evaluating a vehicle with erratic shifting was a simple process. However, with the introduction of electronics, it requires the expertise of a trained and qualified technician. With a proper diagnosis, we can properly evaluate your transmission.

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  • Transmission Service

    Using the latest in state-of-the-art technology, we will install a safe and effective cleaner to suspend harmful varnish and sludge from the transmission valve body, torque converter and lines and install new high-tech fluid with conditioners. Just like your engine, you should have your transmission serviced regularly. When Protrans Automotive services your transmission, we: Remove and inspect the pan Clean or replace the screen Clean the pan Reinstall the pan Install a new gasket Replace old transmission fluid with new, high quality fluid Make any additional needed changes and adjustments By replacing the old transmission fluid, the expert team at Protrans Automotive essentially gives your vehicle’s transmission new life. The new fluid restores your clutch’s holding power. This reduces slip and heat production. Additionally, flushing the old fluid gets rid of small bits of clutch material and metal shavings, which can damage your transmission by clogging passages and wedging themselves between moving parts. Getting rid of the old fluid reduces wear within the transmission. Replacing old fluid with new also provides better lubrication within the transmission, which boosts the holding ability of the transmission’s friction components. Improved lubrication also results in less heat. By decreasing friction and heat, your transmission will work better for a longer amount of time. A simple service can save you the money and time that come with a major transmission repair or replacement.

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