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    8:00AM - 5:30PM
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    Folsom Auto Center

    915 Bidwell Street
    Folsom, CA 95630
    916-985-3455
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  • Vehicle tips

    • According to recent studies, 5 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities are clearly caused by automobile maintenance neglect.
    • The cooling system should be completely flushed and refilled about every 24 months. The level, condition, and concentration of coolant should be checked. (A 50/50 mix of anti-freeze and water is usually recommended.)
    • Never remove the radiator cap until the engine has thoroughly cooled. The tightness and condition of drive belts, clamps and hoses should be checked by a pro.
    • Change your oil and oil filter as specified in your manual, or more often (every 3,000 miles) if you make frequent short jaunts, extended trips with lots of luggage or tow a trailer.
    • Replace other filters (air, fuel, PCV, etc.) as recommended, or more often in dusty conditions. Get engine drivability problems (hard stops, rough idling, stalling, diminished power, etc.) corrected at a good shop.
    • A dirty windshield causes eye fatigue and can pose a safety hazard. Replace worn blades and get plenty of windshield washer solvent.
    • Have your tires rotated about every 5,000 miles. Check tire pressures once a month; let the tires cool down first. Don't forget your spare and be sure your jack is in good condition.
    • Check your owner's manual to find out what fuel octane rating your car's engine needs then buy it.
    • Keep your tires inflated to the proper levels. Under-inflated tires make it harder for your car to move down the road, which means your engine uses more fuel to maintain speed.
    • Lighten the load. Heavier vehicles use more fuel, so clean out unnecessary weight in the passenger compartment or trunk before you hit the road.
    • Use the A/C sparingly. The air conditioner puts extra load on the engine forcing more fuel to be used.
    • Keep your windows closed. Wide-open windows, especially at highway speeds, increase aerodynamic drag and the result is up to a 10% decrease in fuel economy.
    • Avoid long idling. If you anticipate being stopped for more than one minute, shut off the car. Contrary to popular belief, restarting the car uses less fuel than letting it idle.
    • Stay within posted speed limits. The faster you drive, the more fuel you use. For example, driving at 65 miles per hour (mph) rather than 55 mph, increases fuel consumption by 20 percent.
    • Use cruise control. Using cruise control on highway trips can help you maintain a constant speed and, in most cases, reduce your fuel consumption.
    • Keep your engine tuned. A fouled spark plug or plugged/restricted fuel injector can reduce fuel efficiency as much as 30 percent.
    • Inspect the engine's belts regularly. Look for cracks or missing sections or segments. Worn belts will affect the engine performance.
    • Have the fuel filter changed every 10,000 miles to prevent rust, dirt and other impurities from entering the fuel system.
    • Change the transmission fluid and filter every 15,000 to 18,000 miles. This will protect the precision-crafted components of the transmission/transaxle.
    • Inspect the suspension system regularly. This will extend the life of the vehicle's tires.

who we are

Folsom Auto Center - We are committed to offering Good Counsel!

Folsom Auto Center is a Division of Mechanics Ministries

Auto RepairSince 1977, Folsom Auto Center has provided motorists in the Folsom, CA 95630 area with comprehensive auto repair services that include General Services, Car & Truck Care, Undercar Services, Brakes, Engine & Transmission, Engine Maintenance, Transmission Services, 4x4 Services, Heating and Cooling Services, Electrical Services, Electronic Services, Miscellaneous Services, Domestic Cars & Trucks, Import Cars & Trucks, Towing, Quick Lube Services, Counter Services, Hoses, Batteries, Machine Shop and Preventive Maintenance. Our goal is to offer the best services available at affordable prices to get you back on the road in no time.

You'll be hard-pressed to find the same level of expertise that our auto mechanic specialists provide! We have years of experience working on both domestic and import vehicles of all makes and models and can work with you to find cost-effective repair and maintenance alternatives.

For a high-performing vehicle, trust Folsom Auto Center with your car, truck, or van. To learn more about the services we offer, please contact us by phone at 916-985-3455 or send us an email. We also invite you to learn more about our dedication to you, our valued customer.

Some of our other services include

  • Warranty required maintenance
  • Vehicle Purchase inspections with free written estimates
  • Computerized engine and on-board vehicle computer diagnostics
  • Licensed SMOG inspection & repair facility
  • Full service and repair of heating and air conditioning systems
  • Full carburetor and fuel injection service and repair
  • Major and minor engine tune-up service and repair
  • Suspension and front-end service and repair
  • Electrical service and repair
  • Major and minor engine service and repair
  • Engine rebuilding and valve jobs

    Folsom Auto Center

    915 Bidwell Street
    Folsom, CA 95630

    Mon
    Tues
    Wed
    Thur
    Fri
    Sat
    Sun

    8:00AM - 5:30PM
    8:00AM - 5:30PM
    8:00AM - 5:30PM
    8:00AM - 5:30PM
    8:00AM - 5:30PM
    Closed
    Closed

    ASSOCIATIONS

    • ACDelco
    • ASE (Automotive Service Excellence)
    • IDENTIFIX
    • Jasper
    • NAPA
    • ALL-DATA
    • BBB (Better Business Bureau)
    • Mitchell1
    • BG
    • Enterprise
    • Wix
    • Interstate Batteries
    • Gates
    • Car Care Aware

    Testimonials

    • My car overheated and I decided to bring my car her after someone recommended them. They were beyond helpful and even printed out information for me. They explained exactly what they were doing and why. It could have been more expensive, but they only charged the standard rate. I plan on going back again! Thanks Scott.
      -William H.

    • Great service staff, friendly, and quality work. Trustworthy group that will strive for your best and not over charge you.
      -Marie C.

    • Excellent customer service and a fair price. What else can you ask for? They are great!
      -Laurel N.M.

    • Scott was patient and thorough as was Alex. They took their time to really think through solutions for a rather difficult problem and then took care of everything really well. They were caring and competent. Scott explained the problems and possible solutions in a way that even someone like me could understand. I really appreciated that!
      -Sally O.

    • A Big thank you to Scott and the excellent staff at Folsom Auto Center for solving several problems in my car in one day, including check engine light with multiple codes and engine running rough, which had been progressively getting worse. Problem identified, new part, expert fine tuning and now it is running like new. They also provided shuttle service so I could pick up my car. First rate service and repairs!
      -Cinde M.

    • Great Service! Fast and professional. I will be back.
      -Ingo S.

    • We have been bringing our ford explorer here for over 2 years. They have provided great sevice at reasonable prices.
      -T B.

    • Always the best service from them. Very thorough technicians and the best prices that I have been able to find. I have always done my own work on my car because I don't trust shops to work on it, but I happily take it to this shop.
      -Russell N.

    • Took a truck in to get a pre purchase inspection, the guys got the truck into the shop and onto a lift within two hours of me calling and they quickly discovered deal breaking issues. Everything was smoothe and professional from the beginning, I was even given a significant discount for the fact that they did their job so quickly. Could not have gone better. From now on all of my vehicles will come here for any and all issues. Customer for life
      -Lyle W.

    • No hassle smog certification with friendly, knowledgeable staff and mechanics. I was in and out within the hour as a walk-in on a Wednesday.
      -Jeff I.

    • Since 2010 I have brought my Jeep here for any repairs or maintaince. I WILL not take my Jeep anywhere else. I feel blessed to have the professional, trustworthy and excellant service provided by everyone at Folsom Auto Center! And yes I highly recommend at every opportunity. Thank you guys for giving me peace of mind!!
      -Debra D.

    • Scott makes you smile and his heart is made of Gold.
      -Linda C.

    • I went here after looking for a smog service. I think this location deserves 5 stars for being expedient and knowledgeable. I was explained in a way so that I could understand and I was not pressured to buy any service; in fact I was told to wait and save some money on a certain oil leak and that was important to me. This shop focused on safety and not unnecessary and/or costly repairs.
      -Joshua A.

    • Great, honest repair! Wouldn't trust anyone else with my vehicles.
      -Kala B.

    • Great Experience...Honest and knowledgeable guys ..Never knew about this place until my car keep failing smog test at other places and the reason they gave did not make any sense... Finally went to this place ..this guy (Alex) explained to me and fixed it without any additional cost and finally my car passed smog..
      -Ghor K.

    • They made a mistake but quickly fixed it! Good Service!
      -Drew P.

    • Really friendly staff and honest service, will definitely bring my cars back here if they have any issues. I had my car towed here because of the good reviews and I agree that they're well deserved.
      -Joshua H.

    • Love them. My family has been going to Scott for 30 some years. They are a little pricey but definitely worth it.
      -Kayla S.

    • This place is great, the guys that work there are pretty cool. Ron ( the owner) Is actually a really cool guy and Alex is really nice. The best part is that it's a family owned. These guys are doing a great job for their community
      -Akul K.

    • Went in today to because the headlights on my pickup were not working. Ron asked if I could wait while he looked into it. He then had two replacement bulbs delivered in about 10 minutes, installed them for free (no labor charge!) and all I had to pay for was the light bulbs. Yes, I will be back for ANYTHING that my car may need. Highly recommend this shop.
      -Kirk P.