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. Get Your Car Ready for the 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 for…Read More

  2. Are Car Repair Bills Making You Consider Getting a New Car?

    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 makin…Read More

  3. How Often Should I Replace My Oil and Air Filters?

    Providing care for your vehicle  is so much more than filling the tires with air and the tank with gas. In fact it’s quite a bit more. From checking the oil and other fluids to  frequent car washes to protecting the paint, car care really never ends. But why would it? Your car loyally gets you everywhere you need to go in a safe manner, so why not return the love with frequent maintenance? One…Read More

  4. Why Do I Need a Tire Rotation?

    The Necessity of Tire Rotations   For some car owners, questions like these are a given. It seems as though getting a tire rotation is a no-brainer that everyone should be educated on. And those educated car owners would be right. However, because cars are the complicated entities that they are, there are car owners on the road that haven’t the slightest clue as to how cars function, or what is…Read More

  5. When to Change Your Serpentine Belt

    Car Maintenance and Your Serpentine Belt As a car owner, you know just how important it is to invest in frequent auto repair and maintenance. In fact, you know well enough to understand that not investing in frequent car maintenance and care is a great way to lose money and potentially your call altogether. One of the most important components of your vehicle is the belts, one of which is the serp…Read More

  6. How Often Should I Change My Timing Belt

    When To Change Your Timing Belt Getting the most out of your vehicle means committing to take care of it by providing frequent maintenance. Bringing your car to an auto repair shop on a semi-regular basis will help you to get the most miles out of your vehicle, and will help keep your engine healthy. Of course, there are many things you can do on your own that will help you keep your engine health…Read More

  7. What’s That Noise? (Part II)

    Let Our Mechanics Fill You In  Welcome back! In our last blog we started talking about the strange noises that your car could emit when it’s in need of a trip to the local mechanic. We touched on thudding sounds when you brake, and determined that you might need new rotors. Our auto repair mechanics also touched on squealing coming from your engine, and how it could mean you need a new serpenti…Read More

  8. What’s That Noise Coming From My Car?

    It’s a clear day. No traffic in the streets and no clouds in the sky, life is good. Or so you thought.  As you are driving along, you hear a noise come from your vehicle. You can’t tell where it’s coming from on your car, or why it’s happening. Because you know nothing about cars, you begin to panic as you pull over to assess the damage. As you get out of your vehicle you notice that noth…Read More

  9. Top Three Things To Look For In An Auto Repair Shop

    When you bought a car you did it with sense. You saw your vehicle as a long term investment, as well as your means of getting around. Your car is important to you, so you want to make sure that you’re also investing in great car maintenance. It requires some effort on your part as far as checking your fluids every now and then, but it also requires some research. Before deciding on which auto me…Read More