Southern Minnesota’s Auto Repair Shop Offering a Full Range of Automotive Services
Located in Faribault, our reputation for delivering timely auto services backed by professionalism and integrity is well known throughout the area. Today we regularly have clients come to us from the surrounding communities of Kenyon, Northfield and Waterville. And why do they drive to us... for our comprehensive automotive services. Whether you are looking for a vehicle tune-up or need in-depth repairs for a number of your vehicle’s operating systems, our certified technicians can handle the job.
Is your vehicle’s air conditioner blowing hot? Bring it in to Murphy's Auto Center for a leak test and recharge. Contact us when your vehicle seems to be losing its cool, we can get you back to a comfortable temp in no time.
Evacuation & Recharge Services
A vehicle A/C evacuation and recharge is one of the more common air conditioning issues and is often performed when there is nothing mechanically wrong (no damaged parts, worn belts, etc.) with the A/C system. This specific A/C repair ensures proper refrigerant recovery through evacuation, appropriate fill levels, and correct recharge procedures, bringing your mechanically sound A/C system back to original performance.
Recharge & Leak Test
If your vehicle frequently needs an A/C recharge our technicians will perform a recharge and leak test, which is used to verify if the system is maintaining pressure and/or leaking refrigerant.
Our recharge and leak test services include:
- Recover of any remaining refrigerant through evacuation
- Vacuuming the entire system and performing pressure checks
- Adding a dye to assist in identifying any leaks in the system
- Recharging the system to proper refrigerant levels
- Monitoring system pressures while the A/C is running
- Checking for any leaks that may have occurred
- Quoting any necessary repairs (leaks)
Our trained technicians are experienced in all areas of brake system repair, including:
- Entire Brake System Inspections
- Leak Detection
- Master Cylinder Corrosion Repair
- Replacement of Broken or Rusted Bleeder Valves
- Replacement & Repair of Rotors & Drums
- Pneumatic Parts Replacement (Pads & Shoes)
- Removal of Harmful Varnish Build-up
- Brake Fluid Changes
- Caliper Lubricating
Brake Fluid Change
Our top-of-the line BG Brake Flush System completely flushes your brake and hydraulic clutch systems. Regular brake flushes help to reduce part corrosion, brake fluid failure and improves overall brake system operations. We recommend that you flush your brake fluid every two years or 30,000 miles to protect your expensive braking components from the inside.
In today's sophisticated engines, what once were simple components have been replaced with advanced control systems. Now, with greater emissions and fuel economy regulations, your newer model car has been improved from the models of days gone-by. But that means it also has a tougher inspection to pass. While spark plug and filter replacements are still required, you will eventually need a sophisticated technique to analyze your car's computerized control center. More than ever you will need a factory-trained technician... this is where our Computerized Engine Diagnostics come in to play.
At Murphy’s Auto Center, we take auto repair and maintenance seriously. Year after year, we continually reinvest in scanner software upgrades, allowing us to keep up with the ever changing onboard computer systems found in today’s advanced cars, trucks and SUVs. We are proud to be utilizing the best cutting edge automotive technology of any non-dealer in the Faribault area.
How Your Vehicle's Computerized Control Center Works:
A network of sensors transfer and track your engines operating conditions into electrical signals. The computer in your car receives this data. Based on collected information, computerized commands are sent to three systems: 1) ignition, 2) fuel, and 3) emission control.
Does Your Car Have a Problem, or Is It Just a Faulty Sensor?
Maybe your check engine light is already on. Meaning the computer in your car senses a problem. That same light is a cue to our auto technicians to check which commands have been triggered, along with checking the status of your engine control computer and related sensors. This is how our technicians know if your car's performance is caused by a real problem, or just a faulty sensor or computer glitch.
- Fuel Injector Cleaning (Gas)
- Diesel Injector Cleaning
At Murphy’s Auto Center we use our state of the art Snap-On Fuel Care Machine to keep your vehicle running its best. First we pulse a cleaning solution through the fuel rail to clean any deposits that may have formed. Then we run the vehicle on a cleaning solution to clean the fuel injectors and any deposits on the intake valves. We top this off with an in tank additive to clean the rest of the fuel system.
Whether court mandated, your own decision, or for business purposes, a state-of-the-art breath alcohol monitoring device is a great way to protect yourself, your family, and your company’s assets. Murphy’s Auto Center is one of Minnesota’s few Intoxalock ignition interlock installation centers. We can quickly install and calibrate an Intoxalock System in your family car or business fleet. Contact us today to schedule installation or calibration* services.
*State and Federal mandates require most breath alcohol monitoring devices be calibrated every 30 to 60 days. In independent studies and approved by the State of Iowa, the Intoxalock has been proven reliable for over six months. Check your state’s calibration mandates to ensure you are following a proper calibration schedule for your Intoxalock System. https://www.intoxalock.com/minnesota
Do right by your engine. Help maintain and improve its lifespan by having Murphy's Auto Center perform regularly scheduled oil changes that include a 27-point vehicle inspection. Our oil changes include:
- 5 Quarts Premium Motor Oil
- Oil Filter Replacement
- Greasing Grease Zerks
- Free Shuttle Service within Faribault City Limits
Note: Depending on your vehicle, it is recommended to have the oil changed every 3,000 to 5,000 miles or every 3 months; unless otherwise indicated in your owner’s manual.
Your vehicle is an investment to get from A to B, so what do you do when it needs an oil change or wheel alignment? Simple, you bring it to Murphy’s Auto Center where we provide free shuttle services within Faribault city limits. Contact us to schedule an appointment and to take advantage of our shuttle services.
Tires mean much more to our vehicles than what we give them credit for. A flat tire can leave you stranded on the side of the road, while a tire imbalance can make your whole vehicle vibrate. At Murphy’s Auto Center, we have top-of-the-line technology specifically designed for tires. Let us achieve perfect wheel balancing and tire alignment for your car, allowing you to have a smooth ride every time you take your vehicle out for a drive.
-- Wheel Balancing --
A balanced wheel is a perfectly tuned wheel. Our technicians achieve this by placing measured lead weights on the opposite side of what we call the "heavy spot." This heavy spot exists because that part of the tire has received more exposure to road friction and heat. You typically need a trained eye to see these spots.
Recognizing when your vehicle has out-of-balance wheels is something our trained experts often need to see in person. We look for scalloped or erratic wear patterns on your tires. However, a tell-tale sign of unbalanced wheels for any driver is vibration in the steering wheel, seat, or floorboard at certain speeds (often between 50 and 70 mph).
-- Tire Rotation --
Tire rotation helps protect your tires against uneven wear that naturally occurs from everyday driving, constant turning, and greater front-axle weight than rear axle weight. With tire rotation, wheels are moved from one position on the car, to another. This ensures even tire wear. By moving (rotating) the tires as recommended by the vehicle manufacturer, your tires may wear more evenly, helping extend their lifespan. Car manufacturers recommend a specific tire rotation frequency and pattern. Check your owner’s manual for more guidance, or ask one of our technicians for advice.
Our Tire Rotation Services Include:
- Tire pressure check
- Inspection of tires to identify visible damage or abnormal wear patterns
- Following the recommendations by the vehicle's manufacturer when deciding the pattern of tire rotation
- Installing lug nuts/bolts to the proper torque specifications
-- Computerized Wheel Alignment --
If your vehicles alignment is correctly positioned; you will not only get the best performance from it, you will also be ensured a smooth and safe ride. When alignment is not proportioned correctly, driving grows more expensive and dangerous.
- Poor alignment can cause your car to pull or drift away from a straight road and cause an accident that you cannot avoid by steering out of it
- Bad car alignment can cause excessive tire wear, which can cause a blow-out and poor traction
- Improper alignment decreases gas mileage
- It decreases tire life and adds stress to steering equipment
What Causes Poor Alignment?
You might have poor alignment after a major or minor collision that results in physical damage to your vehicle's frame. Driving over a pothole or bumping into or over a curb can also cause poor alignment.
Car won’t start? Flat Tire? Need a tow? Along with being a local auto repair shop, at Murphy’s Auto Center we also provide professional towing services. We provide in town and out of town towing throughout the Faribault MN area.
At Murphy’s Auto Center we provide maintenance services to keep your transmission performing at optimal levels.
- Transmission Flush (ATF + 4)
- Full Synthetic Flush
- Plus Fluid Manual Transmission Drain & Fill
Murphy’s Auto Repair of Faribault, MN proudly provides auto repair services to individuals within Faribault and the surrounding communities: Dundas, Faribault, Janesville, Kenyon, Kilkenny, Montgomery, Northfield, Owatonna, Waseca, etc.