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blog - repair bills

Shopping for a new car can be fun, even if it’s a used car because you get to think about all the features you want for the next chapter in your life. Are you now past the minivan stage or just entering it? If you have a vehicle and are you considering getting a new car because your current car seems to be in need a few repairs, we have some suggestions for questions to ask yourself before making this big decision. Shannon Family Automotive is Folsom’s go-to car repair center. Call us today or use our handy online system to make an appointment.

CAN YOU AFFORD TO GET ALL THE FEATURES YOU KNOW HAVE AND LOVE?

  • If you have a car, you love and has all the features you would want in a new car you might find...
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blog - summer heat

It’s July, and the temperatures are really heating up. The forecast keeps showing temperatures with three digits, and you are dealing with the consequences in every aspect of your life, from high air conditioning bills at home to sweating up a storm even in the short time it takes to go from one air conditioned place to another. Your car can easily become a torture chamber that seems to take forever to cool down. The very last thing you want on one of these scorching hot days is for your car to break down and strand you. To help you avoid having your car break down in the heat, we’ve come up with a list of things you can do, or have your trusty mechanic at Shannon Family Automotive do for you, so make sure your car stays reliable through the summer.

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blog - car repairs you can do yourself

For some, working on cars is an unfathomable undertaking. However, many non-auto experts have found that some routine maintenance tasks and repairs can be done quickly and without too much confusion or trouble. Whether you are trying to be more frugal or trying to branch out and expand your skill set, here are a few car repairs you can do yourself. And if your car is in need of repair but you don’t feel up to the challenge, be sure to contact the professionals at Shannon Family Automotive. We are Folsom’s go-to auto repair center!

AIR FILTER

When the engine sucks in air—which it needs to do to function properly—the air filter keeps dirt and other particles from getting into this feed. Dirty filters can affect gas mileage as well as overall engine performance. Replacing your...

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blog  - what to do when your car breaks down

No car is impervious to breaking down. Whether it’s a simple flat tire, a head gasket failure, or a blown transmission, trouble can strike at any time, leaving you stranded alongside the road. And though you can’t entirely prevent it from happening, there are some steps you can take to ensure that you are prepared.

As your local Folsom auto repair shop, we at Shannon Family Automotive strive to keep you safe and keep your vehicles in optimal condition. In this blog, we would like to share with you some helpful tips and suggestions to improve your preparedness for an auto failure. Read on to learn more.

KEEP AN EMERGENCY KIT HANDY

You never know when or where you’ll be when something goes wrong. Having an emergency kit equipped with a flashlight, warning triangles,...

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blog - whats that sound

Vehicles are noisy. The engine purrs. The tires hum against the asphalt, and plastic can squeak when rubbed together. These are all normal sounds that most of us probably don’t even notice anymore. However, some noises are not so innocuous, and, more often than not, when you hear one of these troubling sounds, you’ll know it. The important thing is that when you have the feeling that something doesn’t sound right, you get your car into an auto repair shop—if you are in the Folsom, California area, stop and see us!

In today’s blog, we at Folsom’s most trusted auto repair shop would like to share with our readers some suggestions and possible solutions to some common car noises. If you hear any of the following sounds coming from your car, stop by and see us. We have a range of...

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blog - what is that leak

If you are a longtime vehicle owner, at some point, you have likely encountered a mysterious leak. As you likely know, most leaks are not to be ignored. While a leak does not signal the demise of your car, it can indicate an issue that should immediately be addressed—before it becomes a bigger and more costly issue.

In today’s blog, we at Shannon Family Auto would like to provide you with a quick guide to help you diagnose any puddle that you may spot under your car. If you spot a leak and need assistance determining the severity of the leak, contact us! We specialize in auto repairs and routine maintenance for Honda, Acura, Toyota, and Lexus.

TRANSMISSION FLUID

Typically located near the front of the...

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blog - 3 common auto repairs

Cars are expensive. Not only do you have to fork over a hefty sum of change to get your dream car from the dealership, but regular car maintenance and repairs can add up, especially when your new car is making the undeniable transition to used-car status. This is a fact of life, and there is little value in trying to ignore it. So in today’s blog, we at Shannon Family Automotive are not going to ignore it—we are going to embrace the fact and look at some of the most common auto repairs.

If you are in the Folsom, California area and find yourself in need of auto repairs or maintenance—whether it be an oil change, new brakes, suspension adjustments, transmission services, or some other service—our Folsom auto repair shop is here to help. We can work on any Honda, Acura, Toyota, and...

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blog - identifying common exhaust problems

Exhaust systems are an integral part of a well-running car. Not only does the exhaust system keep the engine cool, but it also protects the environment from harmful gases, like carbon monoxide. In today’s blog post, Shannon Family Automotive would like to share with you some simple tips and reminders for identifying exhaust problems.

Having exhaust issues? Need auto repairs? We’ve got you covered. Stop by our auto shop today. We are Folsom’s top auto service center for Toyota and Honda repairs. We can handle everything from routine car maintenance to transmission replacements. Learn more about us, our auto services, and...

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blog - why is my mpg decreasing

Nowadays, cars are getting better gas mileage than ever before, and we’re not just talking about hybrids and electric cars. However, after a while, many car owners begin to notice that their miles-per-gallon (MPG) starts to wane. If you have noticed this trend with your ride, today’s blog post is for you. We are going to look at some common reasons why your gas mileage can decrease over time.

TIRE PRESSURE

Incorrect tire pressure can directly affect gas mileage. Fortunately, this is probably one of the easiest things on this list to change. By periodically inspecting your tires and checking their pressure, you can avoid this problem. If you are not sure how much air pressure should be in your tires, check your driver’s side doorplate — this should have all...

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blog - brake pad replacement

Its winter in Folsom and that means that what little rain we will get will make the roads slick. Every year, California receives very little rain. As such, oils accumulate on the surface of roads. When it rains, the oils leach out onto the road and accumulate, mixing with the rain water. As a result, the first rains are especially slick.

While tires and treading will prevent you from slipping and sliding on the roads, this is a good time to take stock on your brake pads. Having worn-out brake pads can be dangerous as you drive you and your loved ones around town or road trip for the holidays. At Shannon Family Auto, we are happy to assist you in replacing your brakes. Our certified mechanics have years of experience dealing with Honda and Toyota brake systems. Drive safely in the...

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