Idaho Falls Auto Repair

Reliable & Timely Repairs

To Get Your Car Back On The Road!

Super Busy? We Offer Pick-up & Drop-off Services!

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

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    Paul Menser
  • Quick, fast and affordable job. The best mechanic shop in East Idaho.

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    Mroutsideofthebox
  • Great and honest shop! I wouldn't hesitate to send friends there. Family already uses them.

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    Billy Fishback
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1st time getting our vehicle repaired here. Great experience! Counter help was very friendly and good at explaining what was done and why. We will definitely be back! Thanks for the honesty!

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    Aaron Martin
  • Cher Rigby
  • Great service. Honest and always trying to save you money

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    Jake Gallup
  • 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
  • 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
  • Talk with Chris or Shana, They are genuanly concerned and want to get you the best deal. The quoted my $1,000 less than Wally's who both quoted the exact same service and parts. I gave both of them a list and C&S was WAY cheaper. Great people great deal.

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    Rick Skidmore
  • 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
  • I've been working with these guys since 2011 and they've always treated me right. Their prices are fair, but more importantly they know what they're doing. One of the most frustrating things about getting your car repaired is dealing with shops that diagnose the problem incorrectly. Some shops just start replacing things until they find the problem!C&S has always been able to pinpoint the problem quickly and recommend the correct fix. These guys are professionals and you'll get a staff that's as knowledgeable as any dealership service department minus the dealership price. I am extremely pleased with the way they keep me on the road. I have recommended C&S to a number of friends, and my friends have had a similar experience.

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    Alexander Steed
  • Ignore the only negitive comment. Theyre are always haters and ppl you can not satisfy no matter the expense. A+ auto repair shop...best in Idaho Falls! No complaints what so ever! Been here a dozen times myself and sent several family members and friends here...everyone reports back to me with the same reply...INCREDIBLE! We trust Chris & Shanna with our lives...and thats important when it comes to auto repair! Thanks you two!

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    Gandalf Jorgensen
  • Always honest straightforward service! Great people that care!

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    Matthew Nuckols
  • I am not sure if they remember me or my situation but, I still tear up to this day on how amazing this company is and what they did for me. They are honest, kind, and went above and beyond to help me. I back in 2007-2008 as a very, very poor single mom, bought a car that ended up being a lemon. I had to buy a new transmission. Wanting to go the cheeper route, I ordered a refurbished transmission online. Shipping was about $600+, Plus the transmission. I had the transmission delivered to C&S auto for them to install. Long story short the transmission delivered didn’t work. So we needed to send it back. It was not easy dealing with the online company I ordered the transmission from. I had to pay for another shipment to ship a new transmission again they sent us another and same thing it didn’t work. C & S auto we’re so great and through all my tears did whatever the could for me. Finally after them helping me fight this company we got another transmission sent and it worked this time. They were my angels. They allowed me to make payments and were just so kind. I will never forget what they did for me. I can now say I am in a much different financial situation and have given back to my community as much as possible. I will be forever grateful for their kindness and helping me years ago. Thank you C & S auto!

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    Aneleise Weaver
  • I started going to C&S as a single mother hoping to find a repair shop/mechanic that would be honest and forthcoming with diagnostic and repair needs. I have had horrible experiences with Auto Shops where the Tech speaks down to you as if you are too dumb to understand anything about auto systems. This has NEVER happened at C&S. They speak to me as an equal, they are upfront and honest and have saved me $100's of dollars in repairs and services. They have diagnosed and repaired my 2009 GMC Acadia several times. most recently, they replaced the ignition coil and then DIDN'T EVEN CHARGE ME A PENNY. If you are a single woman and don't want to be taken advantage of or charged for things you aren't sure about or even just need your routine maintenance done, GO TO C&S!

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