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

  • Great service. Honest and always trying to save you money

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    Jake Gallup
  • Had a headlight go out while passing through town. C&S replaced the bulb and got me back on the road in minutes. Excellent service, excellent people.

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    Nick James
  • One of the best auto repair places i have taken my truck. I tried the repair myself and made things worse so i took it to C&S and they had everything fixed no time. Listened to everything i had to say and keep the price at a reasonable level.

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

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    Tanya TeNgaio
  • C&S saved our bacon. Blew a spark plug while heading home from vacation. Fifty miles from home and most shops would not work on it for two to three days. Despite being obviously busy, these guys got the truck fixed and back on the road quickly and the price was very reasonable. If I lived in Idaho Falls this would definitely be my mechanic of choice!

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    Shad Robinson
  • I highly recommend this place! They have great customer service and they were able to help me out with everything I needed. I can’t thank them enough for everything! 5 out of 5!

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    Rosa Ochoa
  • I've used C & S several times. Great communication thru the diagnosis and repair process with honesty and integrity. I've recommended them to each and every friend I have.

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    Derek Thomason
  • My wife and I have been taking our vehicles to C&S for years. The service has always been consistently great. They stand behind their work. If a problem comes up with a repair not working out. They fix it at no extra cost. Chris and Shana are great people to deal with. And, guys, what ever you are paying Ryan-it's not enough! He's very patient and very helpful in explaining repairs-even with all the questions we ask.jan and Sandy

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    Jan Markowski
  • Chris and Shana are awesome people and did an awesome job. Kept me in the loop the entire time with updates so I wasn't left wondering. Very efficient considering the scope of my issue. Very professional. Will not go anywhere else, period.

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    Big B
  • These guys were my go-to auto repair shop until I moved to Nampa back in August. Ryan and the owners say what they do and do what they say. Less than trustworthy auto repair shops are far too common. But with C&S I had a peace of mind knowing they were going to do the right thing and perform quality work, and I wasn't going to get worked over on the price. I've had 3 different vehicles in their shop, on 6 or 7 different occasions, in the last couple years and I have been very satisfied with and grateful for my experiences with them. They're not in this business for the money, they're in it to serve and take care of people. AND THAT'S WHY THEIR SERVICE IS SECOND TO NONE!!! Major props to C&S!

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    Preston Atamanczyk
  • Great customer service! Very honest, friendly, and professional!! We were having an issue with a repair they did on our timing belt, but when we took it back they misdiagnosed the problem. We then moved to a different state, but continued to have problems with it. We had to take it somewhere new to get it fixed, and they said the timing belt was off a tooth. When C&S found out about the issue, they offered to reimburse us for all their labor costs, because they weren't able to fix it themselves, since we had moved. I was very grateful and impressed! They're a great company with a lot of integrity!

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    Sally Jardine
  • 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
  • Best place for repairs

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    Richard C
  • These guys are fantastic! Honest and fair! Have been going to them for years, only place I'll take my repairs.

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    Travis Harper
  • Absolutely the best and most professional repair shop in all of south east Idaho! They do the work right and stand behind it.

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    Tyson Bloxham
  • Great experience! Ryan was great to work with, called with anything, and everything they found, he had parts and labor costs ready when he called.When I picked up my car the office staff was very friendly and kind.Heck, they even washed my car for me!If I ever need car repairs, in the future, I will DEFINITELY go back!My friends and family will all know about them as well!

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    Doug Byrd
  • I called to get some information about my vehicle and they where great to visit and explain with me what was going on. Great customer service!

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    Debbie DeFilipps
  • Honest and get the job done.

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    Brady Griffith
  • 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
  • Just picked up my car from C&S Auto. Honest, reliable, skilled and reasonable. One of the best finds I've been fortunate to make since moving to Idaho. I wouldn't go anywhere else, and wouldn't think of letting my kids go to any other shop either. I can't recommend them highly enough!Update 09/2015 - been using C&S since 2008 and still love these guys! They are the best and I wouldn't trust my automotive needs to anyone but them.

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    Crystal Alexander

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