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 Mechanics To Provide A Complete Auto Care

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 checked, and up and running properly again.

Chris Neal has had multiple ASE Certifications – Complete Auto Repair, 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 ASE certified and have plenty of years of experience in the automotive repair industry. Combined certifications include:

  • Air Conditioner Repair

  • Brakes

  • Engine Repair

  • Engine Performance

  • General Auto Parts

  • GM Parts

  • Electrical Repair & Electrical Diagnosis

  • Wheel Alignment

  • Routine Oil Change

High Quality Labor Practices

You don’t want to take your vehicle to Idaho Falls auto repair services 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

  • Ryan has the best customer service. Very professional, honest, all of their staff. Ryan was helpful in giving me instructions and advice regarding the cluster on my 2005 Chevy Suburban. I mailed it on Monday 08/17/15 and received it on 08/20/15. Installed it and works as good as new. Thank you, C&S Happy in Salida, CA

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

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    Paul Menser
  • 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
  • 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
  • A few weeks back my girlfriend and I were traveling across country for the purpose of moving her from Oregon to Indiana.. with all of her belongings in her car. We stopped off in Idaho Falls for a pit stop. Once we got back on the ramp and spent 2 seconds on the highway the car started over heating with coolant spewing everywhere and we pulled over. We had it towed to the nearest and apparently the best auto shop. Immediately they were very helpful, it happened to be Friday and they looked at the car quickly and had an idea what the problem was. The owner stayed late working and the next day he came in on Sat just for our car and figured out the root cause of overheating was internal.. boiling the coolant over. Turns out it was obviously not worth fixing but it took all his effort to figure that out, on top of him showing us other issues that would have saved us as well. He let us leave our car there in Idaho to have a scrapper pick it up. He did so much for us and ended up charging us nothing at all! Our situation was wonderful solely because Chris went above and beyond. Thanks for allowing us to hang in your lobby and bring you all our car trouble.. no other auto shop can even compare.

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

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    Taylor Child
  • 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
  • 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
  • Fixed my jeep, fast and cheap!

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    Jake McRae
  • My wife broke down on the highway on the way from from IF to Rexburg and they really went the extra mile to help her to make sure she was okay and they really personable and helpful with everything I would deff. go back there any time and if anyone needs a recommendation for a place to go this will be it be my first to suggest no matter what. We will be going here again if we ever need anything with our car in the future

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    Kegan O’Connor
  • I came in back in August while on a solo road trip with some bad rotors. The team here understood the pickle I was in and squeezed me in first thing in the morning. I had figured I'd have to spend the day Lyfting around Idaho Falls but they had me in and out in no time so I could continue my journey. I couldn't believe how quickly they got me back on the road and how friendly and professional the staff here was. I hope to never have car issues in Idaho again, but if I do I can guarantee you that I will be going to C&S. Thank you guys again and I'm sorry it took me so long to get this review in. Keep up the killer work and customer service. If you're debating between a few different mechanics in the area, definitely go with C&S. You will not be disappointed!!

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    Jeremy Knisely
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • I trust them bottom line.

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    James Lee
  • Perfect service! After a friend from out of town broke down and was stranded, Chris came in on a Saturday and got him fixed and back on the road. The shop is honest and competent, I won't go anywhere else.

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    Dana Miller
  • 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 service. Friendly! They even gave me a ride back to work. Work was finished on time.

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    Tanya TeNgaio
  • 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

When It's Time For Your Car Routine Maintenance...

or a full auto repair, C&S auto repair provides vital information so you know ahead of time what to expect and have the right details to make smart decisions.

To determine the car repair cost, contact us today. You’ll not only be an informed customer, but you’ll also know that you’re paying a reasonable price for the goods and services you receive. Each estimate details labor and parts prices as well as the member discount available at our shop.

You’ll save money on car repair and maintenance, inspections,  at our shop. In addition, C&S Auto Repair shops offer reliable and trustworthy service. Our shop undergoes a comprehensive investigation and meets stringent standards.

Every bay has a qualified mechanic who can inspect your car and service it with high-quality auto parts. Trust all of your automobile maintenance requirements to a C&S Auto Repair facility, whether you require a regular oil change, your tires rotated, or extensive auto repair. Call us today to schedule a free car inspection performed by one of our ASE Certified Technicians! 

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