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 people. Very helpful in getting my car fixed after hitting a deer.

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    Jeremiah Adcock
  • We had C&S work on our SUV and were so impressed by their efficiency, quality and great customer service!

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

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    Jake Gallup
  • 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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    E- Sizzle
  • Cher Rigby
  • 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
  • Great service and work

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    saints row/ king jc
  • They are refreshingly competent. They correctly diagnosed and repaired things wrong with my car that multiple other mechanics over the years did not. I have full and complete confidence in C & S. Auto Repair and recommend them to everyone.

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

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    Tanya TeNgaio
  • 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
  • Very friendly, personal, and professional. They are conveniently located for me and were able to figure out and fix my '89 Jimmy. They got to my truck quickly, explained what they did in detail, and the price was fair. I will definitely visit C & S the next time I need a mechanic and have recommended them to others. These guys rock!

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    Jerry Drake
  • Amazing staff. There to help. They fix it right the first time without killing your wallet. Highly recommend to everyone.

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    Christine Johnson
  • Friendly staff make for a great environment. And the waiting room is cozy! =D

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    Taylor Child
  • 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
  • Great place. Years ago they saved me almost $800 dollars when I came in thinking I needed a repair that I did not need. It's the only place I go to get my cars serviced.

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    Brandon
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • These guys are the best, I have had these guys work on my 1998 mercedes sl500 a few times and they have done a great job. I travel all over the U.S. and if my baby needs repair and if there is anyway I can hold off until I get back home then I wait. I have never felt anything other than trust with C and S auto and if I ever hear anyone talk about needing repairs on their car then I tell them to see these guys. Jerry M

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    jerris moore
  • 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

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