Idaho Falls Auto Repair

Reliable & Timely Repairs

To Get Your Car Back On The Road!

Not Sure What’s Wrong? Here Are Some Possible Answers

Sounds

  • High-pitched squealing when you brake – It sounds terrifying because it’s supposed to. Many brake pads come with brake pad indicators, small devices that rub against your rotor when your brake pads start to wear down too much.
  • Squealing under the hood – It could be a loose or worn down serpentine belt, which transports power to various auto components – the alternator, A/C, power steering pump, and water pump.
  • A coin rattling around in a clothes dryer – If you hear this while moving at low speed only for it to go away once you hit higher speed, it could be a loose lug nut inside your hub cap. 
  • “Rur rur ur” (grumpy cat sound) – This indicates your battery is having trouble powering your engine. Maybe it’s your battery’s time to die, maybe it’s running out of juice, maybe it just needs a jump.
  • Rumbling & roaring from the rear of your truck – Usually emitting from under the driver’s seat, this sound indicates a crack or leak in the exhaust system’s manifold (meaning all of the noise your engine makes is entering the vehicle).
  • Squeaking or groaning sounds when you turn the wheel – This indicates a problem with your power-steering system.
  • Flapping sound when you run the A/C – This is typically caused by a ventilation flap having become misaligned, worn down, or loose – hence, it starts to flap.

Smells

  • Sweet – Usually the result of antifreeze leaking from your cooling system.
  • Sulfuric (rotten eggs) – It may be that the catalytic converter has gone bad.
  • Electric (burnt toast) – This is often the result of overheating components or short circuits in the electrical system.
  • Rubber – This is most likely a problem with a belt – it could have either slipped or is getting chewed up by a pulley.
  • Musty – This is likely mold in your A/C system, which is more common in older vehicles due to the A/C evaporator collecting moisture over time.
  • Gas – Smelling gas after your engine warms up could mean you have a loose gas cap or there’s a leak or clog in the evaporative emissions control system (this system contains and recycles fuel vapors).

Experienced Auto Mechanics

Our full-service Idaho Falls auto repair shop is located about 500 feet West of the Iona/Hitt round-about on Iona Road. Owned by Chris and Shana, C&S Auto Repair has an experienced team of certified auto mechanics who will work together to get your vehicle up and running properly again.

Chris Neal has had multiple ASE Certifications – Brakes, A/C Repair, Engine Performance, and Engine Repair, to name a few. Shana has over 30 years of customer service experience, 12 of which as a service writer and technician assistant.

Finding The Right Idaho Falls Auto Repair Shop Can Be Tricky

Here’s What You Should Look For In An Auto Mechanic

Professional Customer Service

Good mechanics know how to listen, even if it means reading between the lines when someone is explaining the problem to them. Many people don’t know the ins and outs of their vehicles, so good mechanics can interpret the reported symptoms and get a good idea of what the diagnosis is or know where to start to diagnose the problem.

Good Reputation

Our Idaho Falls mechanics have gained a reputation for honest and effective service.

We can not only tell you the problem but show you as well. We can also explain in detail what we can do to fix it. If you have questions, don’t be afraid to ask!

The Right Credentials

Our mechanics are certified and have plenty of years of experience in the auto repair industry. Combined certifications include:

  • A/C Repair
  • Brakes
  • Engine Repair
  • Engine Performance
  • General Automotive Parts
  • GM Parts
  • Electrical Repair & Electrical Diagnosis

High Quality Labor Practices

You don’t want to take your vehicle into an Idaho Falls repair shop whose mechanics use short-cuts or find the easy solution just because the right solution is more challenging.

You want auto mechanics who want what’s best for your vehicle as much as you do.

Our mechanics treat your vehicle like their own.

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Testimonials

  • We bought a newer vehicle that only came with one fob. I got a new fob for Christmas but couldn't find a locksmith that could program it. I was referred to C & S by an audio shop. I called C & S and they said bring it over, we can program it. I brought them the vehicle and it went in immediately. Within 15 minutes, I was on my way. How much do I owe you? I asked. Nothing. Nothing. Are you kidding me? Who does that? I'd have had to take it to the dealer and pay a hundred bucks! THAT is customer service. Will I go there again? Are you kidding me? Who wouldn't? You have to try them!

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    Greg Katainen
  • Never disappointed when I go to C&S. Had a terrible noise after using my 4x4. They found that I had a bad bearing got me back on the road same day with a two year 24000 mile nationwide warranty!

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    Dean Gunderson
  • Faith in humanity restored. This is a REAL mechanic shop.

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    Larry Lawless
  • The only reason I gave them five stars is because a trillion wasn't an option. If you live in or around Idaho Falls there is simply no reason not to go to C & S Auto. I am from Salt Lake and had car troubles on the way to our friend's house. It was early on Saturday morning and every shop in town was either closed or too busy to help. We emailed C & S in hopes that someone may be able to at least look at the car. About an hour later we received a call from Chris. Although he was busy at the time, he offered to come in later that evening to look at the car. Chris ended up being up until nearly midnight just to help us with the vehicle. What was even more shocking was after a simple but overlooked fix was found, he didn't charge us a dime. Further, when we found that we had locked ourselves out of the car he offered to open the vehicle (Again, for free). I am not saying you will get all of your repairs for free or that Chris will always be available to help at midnight. I AM saying that your can absolutely trust this shop and staff. Service like this is rarely found anymore. My only complaint is they don't live in Utah. Thanks again Chris for taking time away from your family to help us out! We appreciate it.

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    Cliff C
  • Always honest straightforward service! Great people that care!

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    Matthew Nuckols
  • Best place in eastern idaho. They always take care of me, compared to all the other mechanics in town!!

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    Emma Paulsen
  • Great customer service. Did a water pump and couldn't get a hold of so they put a new belt and idler arm for free. I Would not take my vehicle anywhereeA#1 company.

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    Thomas Sorensen
  • great company, work is done in a timely manner, prices are very reasonable, the staff is outstanding!! from the front office to the mechanics.!! I will continue to bring my vehicle here to have work done it.

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    Landen Dickey
  • Very impressed by these guys and gal,. Prompt service and kept me informed of everything along the way. I usually do all of my own work and am weary about trusting mechanics. But I am quite pleased with their service and the extra effort they put forward to keep the customer happy and informed. They will have my business again in the future should I need their help again. Thanks again guys!

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    Daniel Nelson
  • Awesome mechanics. Fair prices.

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    Todd Berry
  • I will not take my car anywhere else for repairs. They are honest, affordable and do terrific work.

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    Paul Menser
  • My husband and I had car trouble while passing through town. We happened upon C and S right before they closed. They were friendly, quick and got us back on the road!

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    Bridgette Moore
  • Cher Rigby
  • Truly honest and professional. An excellent mechanic is worth their weight in gold. Had upper and lower plenum gaskets, valve cover gaskets, half moons, and can plugs replaced.Found about a month later during an oil change that the cam plug was leaking oil, indicative that it was improperly seated. C&S stood by ttheir worked and fixed it with no hassle. That is the type of mechanic that you want. I spoke with them and for a tour of their shop and they put their money and time into doing great service. I highly recommend them.

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    Brandon Cole
  • Absolutely fantastic. If you have any car problems at all, this is the place to get your car or truck fixed. The shop itself is very modern and is equipped with just about every tool needed to get your vehicle up and running again. The prices are very fair and the technicians are dependable and honest.

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    Chad Russell
  • Braeden Gilbert
  • Great service. Honest and always trying to save you money

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    Jake Gallup
  • They fix your vehicle without any games or tricks, and let me choose what to fix and what to take care of later.

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    David Arnold
  • My family has gone to CNS for years. They are honest and fair. Even though I've moved out of state, I try and wait to get my car repaired tell I come down to Idaho Falls to visit so I can have CNS fit it. I am down visiting now, and before I left I was told by a tire place that I needed new breaks and tires. They wanted a fortune to do it so I waited until I came to Idaho Falls to have my breaks replaced and, once again, CNS did not fail to impress me with their honesty and awesomely fair prices. Next time you have car problems go to CNS and see for yourself how amazing they are, you won't regret it and you'll never go any where else once you try them. Thanks CNS for being so great!

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    Jenny Grant
  • Great service. Friendly! They even gave me a ride back to work. Work was finished on time.

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    Tanya TeNgaio

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