Reliable & Timely Repairs

To get your car back on the road!

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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).

Our full-service auto repair shop in Idaho Falls 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 Difficult - Here’s What You Want To See 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

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

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

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    Tanya TeNgaio
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • Always honest straightforward service! Great people that care!

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    Matthew Nuckols
  • Brad Gravatt
  • 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
  • I gotta say C&S went above and beyond to get our truck diagnosed and fixed in record time. It broke down out of Arco, ID, and was towed to Idaho City because we needed someone who could work on high performance vehicles. Thanks, guys!

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    Marjorie Geiser
  • Awesome mechanics. Fair prices.

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    Todd Berry
  • Quick, fast and affordable job. The best mechanic shop in East Idaho.

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

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

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    Paul Menser

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