Shannon Family Automotive is a family business that takes great pride in delivering superior customer service and automotive repair and maintenance. We want to do all that we can to keep your car running great and keep you safe. That’s why we’ve created this blog! In these blog posts, we talk about a variety of auto repairs, tips, and some pointers for diagnosing car problems. If you find yourself in need of auto repairs or maintenance, contact our Folsom auto shop! From starter repair to suspension repair, our family-owned Honda and Toyota repair shop can handle it.

  1. 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 …Read More

  2. 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. …Read More

  3. 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 cove…Read More

  4. Starter Repair — 4 Warning Signs

    Cars are complex machines, especially to those who have little or no experience performing car repairs and maintenance. If you find yourself in this category, a broken down car can make you feel like the world is nearing an end. However, it is not. You’ll be fine. If you’re in the Folsom area, give our auto repair shop a call, and we’ll help get you back on the road. When something goes wron…Read More

  5. Three 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…Read More

  6. What is That Leak?—Auto Repair Tips

    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 qu…Read More

  7. What’s That Sound? Diagnosing Auto Problems

    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…Read More

  8. 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 t…Read More

  9. 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…Read More