Trinitys Quality Auto Care

(503) 379-9734
21 Verified Reviews

8:00am to 5:00pm
8:00am to 5:00pm
8:00am to 5:00pm
8:00am to 5:00pm
8:00am to 5:00pm


3385 Triangle Drive Southeast
Salem, OR 97302 USA


  • Steve Galyen, Owner
  • Established 2010
  • 3 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 78 Years of Car Repair Experience

Trinitys Quality Auto Care Reviews


21 Verified Reviews
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by August 29, 2013

I like that it is easy to book, that I have a great Groupon, and that the staff is friendly, but every time I take my car there it does like crazy after I leave for a long time. Up to a month. I'm sure it's just spilled oil but it is smelly, embarrassing, I can't close the garage door until it airs out etc.

by August 26, 2013

Steve is knowledgeable, personable, and trustworthy. He explains things in a way that can work for both experts and "dummies". After meeting me only once, he was referring to me by first name as I walked in the door.

by August 23, 2013

Good, honest service. Not available on weekends.

by - Verified Customer August 23, 2013

I felt the owner was honest and trustworthy.

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by August 19, 2013

I did not think they did a very good job and they cost a lot of money. They were able to fix the problem but when I asked if there were other problems they said no. There were other problems. I felt they just wanted to get rid of me.

by August 15, 2013

Everything that needed to be done was done, at the quoted price, and delivered at the stated time. There was no, "We noticed this or that." No unexplained additions to the original quote.

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by August 15, 2013

There was a problem with diagnosing a problem.

by - Verified Customer August 14, 2013

They do good service. They are very professional in what they are doing. They do really good. They know what they are doing.

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by - Verified Customer August 13, 2013

Great location, awesome staff, thorough.

by August 13, 2013

Mechanics present themselves knowledgably and trustworthy.

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by - Verified Customer August 07, 2013

I have already recommended Trinity's to others. I trust them to perform my car servicing correctly the first time, and without taking advantage of me.

by - Verified Customer August 07, 2013

They are fair. I should use the word honest.

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by - Verified Customer August 05, 2013

Honest, fast and good service.

by - Verified Customer August 01, 2013

They were efficient and quick.

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by - Verified Customer July 31, 2013

My water pump froze on my way from Eugene to Portland - just before the Commercial Street exit south of Salem. How I ended up at Trinity is a long story, but mostly luck and a good strategy. Also, they were willing to fit me in at the end of their day. They answered all of my questions and cooperated with me in brainstorming a solution that I could live with and afford. I had great results, I trust them, and I would gladly be towed there yet again!

by July 24, 2013

Quality work by well-trained mechanics.

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by July 23, 2013

I have been taking my car in for three years. I just took my truck in and I was pleased with the service. I am happy with them.

by - Verified Customer July 19, 2013

Good prices, good service.

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by - Verified Customer July 17, 2013

This is one of the better places I have taken my car to. I am satisfied with the service and the way they explain things.

by June 27, 2013

Service has been very good.

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by - Verified Customer June 24, 2013

First off, they are very friendly at the beginning. They seem to really care. They could not find a problem at first but kept looking until they did. They did not charge us extra.

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Trinity's Quality Auto Care was established in 2010 by Steve Galyen with honestly and integrity as his top priority. He has assembled a team of very experienced formally trained technicians who make ongoing training a priority. They attend good quality training classes on a regular basis and are committed to staying current with the latest technologies and industry trends. All 3 technicians have General Motors Dealership Training but are capable of servicing and repairing most makes and models. This RepairPal Certified shop has equipped itself with some of the industries best automotive tools and computer diagnostic equipment to make professional repairs on your vehicle. All work is backed by a 12-month / 12,000-mile warranty. Rental cars, shuttle service, and early bird drop off are available for your convenience.



  • AC/Heating
  • Alignment
  • Check Engine Light
  • Diagnosis
  • Hybrid/Electric
  • Muffler & Exhaust
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Timing Belts
  • Transmission Repair
  • Upholstery
  • Windshield/Glass
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  • Car Pickup/Dropoff
  • Child Friendly
  • Coffee
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Financing
  • Free Estimates
  • Free Multi-Point Safety Inspection
  • Gas/Diesel
  • Heated Waiting Room
  • Loaner Car
  • Military Discount
  • Parts/Accessories
  • Rental Car
  • Senior Discount
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shopping Nearby
  • Shuttle
  • Towing
  • Warranty Accepted
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Family-owned and operated, Trinity’s Quality Auto Care is run by Steve Galyen. Steve wants a personal relationship with his clients, where integrity, honesty, and quality craftsmanship are #1 . Since 2010 we have been in business and have years of experience and multiple certifications, you can rest assured that our sound judgment will help you with your needs.

Trinity Quality Auto Care (TQAC) strives to ensure that customers feel important, feel that they can entrust their vehicle and services without any doubts, and go away feeling pleased with the quality of services they received.


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Questions Answered by Trinitys Quality Auto Care
you can feel both hot and cold air, but do...
This vehicle has the ability to store codes in the hvac control module as long as someone is using a Factory scan tool.
There are 3 doors / actuators: blend door ( temp), mode door ( defrost, floor, vent) and recirc door (outside air vs. Inside air)
Sounds like a problem with the mode door. Should be verified with a scan tool ( Tech 2)
The car will not run without fixing the wa... there are way too many steps to just explain. Bottom line this a timing belt engine and will. Require tear down and reassembly of that area. This isn't rocket science but incorrect reassembly can result in engine damage. Please becareful and if you feel overwhelmed take it to a professional.
it hesitates and stutters at lower rpm whe...
The vehicle appears to be exhibiting symptoms simular to secondary ignition breaking down. A thorough ignition scope check should relieve
any problems.
smelling gas fouls plugs replace them runs...
Double check the vacuum hose to the map. Make sure it fits snug and proper. Also check the fuel pressure regulator that it's not leaking raw fuel into the intake causing the engine to run rich.
can it be mechanic said it is not battery ...
We need a little more detailed information as to the exact symtoms and the other related things going on in the car. also need more clear info on (power module) module for what system? ecm, ign. module, bcm ect... ? We can help if we can get alittle more info. thx
How do I drain some fluid when the top and...
When ur saying "frozen" r u referring to ice frozen, rusted frozen or theunit has just quit and I cant figure out
How to open it back up? Ice frozen just bring it inside your shop. Rusted or stuck shut - good luck..... I think
you have your work cut out for you.
Runs pretty well on highway but seems to h...
you need to check the ignition system, you need to check fuel filter for being restricted, and you need to check the exhaust system for back pressure.
bought the truck a little while ago. I hav...
There several possibilities of what could be going on, all of which require diagnostic equipment in order to help pinpoint the problem. Shotgunning parts into a vehicle can become very frustrating and expensive if you're not luck on the 1st round. I would recommend to have a shop that you feel comfortable with , look at it for you. In the long run will be much cheaper.
I have to push the clutch pedal all the wa...
There are several possibilities that can cause your symptom. Low fluid leve, air in the system, clutch pedal geometry changed / Broken, or even the clutch pressure plate starting to fail causing it fail to release properly.
My sugestion would be to take it to a local shop you trust and have them diagnose the issue. That way you dont waste your time and money on attempted guesses.
Do you check the transmission fluid hot or...
You check the fluid level, 1. In park 2. Engine running 3. And yes fluid needs to be hot for most accurate reading.
I just bought an manual trans AWD 92 Previ...
You need to take it to a reputable repair shop and have it inspected. As to how long a manual clutch should last, that all varies. But should be around 150k miles.
When I get up to about 60 or 65, my car an...
Typically wheel and tire balance issues come in around 50-60 mph. Vibrations that occur outside of that speed range could be.anything else. Start withhaving your tires rebalance and reassess the issue. Take out to your local shop that you trust and they should be able to get you going back onthe road SAFELY.
It's the first time it's happened ...
Loss of spark, timing belt, ect........ need to.check those basic areas first before getting too deep.
Make sure you don't have a factory alarm shutting things down.
The euro cars typically will either use NGK or DENSO spark plugs. As for a something else that has a performance factor, I don't personally believe there is anything out there that will increase performance or mileage other than a basic O.E parts.
When I was at the dealership there only a couple reasons why oil got into the cooling system.
1st -- what type of oil in in the coolant ? Engine oil or transmission oil ?
* if transmission oil , it's probably a leaking transmission cooler which is located inside the radiator.
* if engine oil, it could come from a couple different places , 1, if equipped with and engine oil cooler could be
Leaking from the engine oil passages to the coolant passages ( the engine oil cooler has coolant running through it)
2nd -- the other source would be the lower intake manifold gaskets leaking and allowing oil and coolant to cross contaminate
( this is of course if your vehicle is equipped with the 3.1 L engine)
More importantly you gotta remember that the cooling system has to be thoroughly flushed out and usually have to replace replace the resivour tank and quite possibly all of the cooling system hoses depending on current condition.
My car is at a questionable tranny shop, a...
Most transmission overhauls typically range from $2500 - 3500. A $1000 attempt to patch or repair is just that a patch job and you never going to know whats wrong for certain until you go into trans and inspect. it.
my 2008 chevy Colorado 1.9 has some play o...
It could be several factors: air in the brake lines, brake adjustment (drum brakes) , brake pedal rod adjustment,
internal leakage of the master cylinder. Need to start with a brake inspection and go from there. Find a shop that
you feel comfortable with and they should be able to help you out.
Were is the ingition module on a 97 Buick ...
Pushrod is right ! Take the vehicle to a shop you trust and have them check it out.
that way you don't waste time and money on wrong parts that don't fix anything. In
the long run it'll be cheaper and a quality fix that should have a warranty.
I've followed all advise and YouTube v...
It appears that this vehicle is equipped with an internal slave cylinder, which the bleeder valve would be down by the side of the transmission bell housing. You shouldn't have to disconnect any lines to just bleed the system.
squealing noise like, a loose belt sounds....
you most likely have an issue with the mechanical portion of the clutch for the transmission. I would recommend to take it to a local shop that you trust and have them check it out for you.
replace 02 sensor deleted error message wi...
Bank 2 sensor 2 is the bank2 downstream o2 sensor. 1. Determine which bank os bank 2 (typically number 1 cylinder is bank 1) and sensor 2 is the after cat converter sensor.
The other issue is to ensure you have good power and ground for the heater ckt for the o2 sensor. If you have good power and ground you may possibly be replacing the wrong sensor.
Started stalling about a week ago. Died a ...
Could be several things. 1st you need to determine what is causing the vehicle to die, is it loss of spark or fuel? Need to install a fuel guage tester and see if you have good fuel psi when the engine starts to die. Also need to check for loss of injector pulse when the vehicle starts to die and lastly check for spark with an in-line spark tester to see if spark is going away when the engine starts to die. Once you determine which one is failing then you have a better direction as to which system is failing. Then a better diagnostic path can be laid out to chase down the problem.
The other choice would be to bring it in to a local repair shop and have it diagnosed and repaired, may actually save you alot of time amd money.
Need to starr with an AC service first to ensure that the system is properly charged. We've seen several times whem the system is low on charge but partially blows cool on one side but not the other. Then the next step would be to diagnose any dual zone issues ( if your vehicle has dual zone HVAC controls)
That's a bit of a loaded question. There are several factors that go into predicting future maintenance and repair.
1) European cars typically have a more aggressive maintenance schedule compared to domestic / asian cars. And cost of repairs are typically more expensive.
2) What is the vehicles past maintenance history? And we're not talking just about oil changes. Poor maintenance history will come back to bite you especially in the higher miles.
3) Do you perform preventative maintenance ? Meaning when a repair needs to be done, do you always do the minimum or do you perform any other recimmended repairs. Always doing the minimum repair is always a recipe for a nickle and dime vehicle.

Bottom line if you've owned this vehicle for a while then you should be able to answer this question honestly yourself. If you're considering buying this vehicle get the DOCUMENTED VEHICLE HISTORY and then make and informed decision. Typically after you've had it inspected by a repair shop.

Hope this helps,
All of these codes except for the 1604 are referring to your EVAP system, need to find a shop that can [perform that type of diagnosis for you. The P1604 is a different code which refers to a startability issue... (lexus terms) again you need to find a shop that can perform that particular diagnosis.
Have had my car 2weeks changed oil tranmis...
Need to check for spark and communication with the computer. If you don't have the tools for this you would need to find a shop that can assist you in diagnosing this problem.
Measure the resistance of the black pellet located in the key. You then can find a resistor from Radio Shack and install it at the base of the colum. This should allow u to start it. If your car has a chip inside the key handle then this will be harder to bypass.
My car won't pass the DEQ it keeps get...
P0401 - is egr insufficient flow. Is is hardly ever an issue with anything but plugged ports when addressing this code. Depending on whether it's a 4 cyl or 6cyl will dictate how you service and clean out the ports.

Any certified shop can help you take care of that issue.
Good luck.
This doesn't happen all the time but i...
The "W" body had numerous issues with the ignition switch with thermal failures. 1 of the biggest problems was not being able to get key out of ignition or not being able to pull it out of park.
Get your wiring diagram and trace out which ckt it actually is or just replace the ignition switch.
I believe it's coming from the driver ...
You should stop driving immediately and have the vehicle inspected. If its as severe as you say it is, it could be causing damage to the vehicle or worse may cause a wreck. I'm not trying to use any type of scare tactic but attempt to covey the level of importance of getting the vehicle inspected.
The good news is that a lot of shops offer a free courtesy inspection. We'll left the vehicle in the air and have a certified tech look it over. If nothing is seen at that point then it may get into a diagnostic charge. But if it's making as much noise as you say it is , hopfully it should be something obvious.
Just contact a shop that you trust and they'll be able to help you out. Good Luck
This was towed to my shop, owner mentioned...
Print a wiring diagram and check your power distribution. Possibly with a water leak from the sunroof could have some electrical issues stemming from that. KOEO - check all fuses to see if you have a section of fuses that arent powering up and trace back from there.
My Kia forte shut off while I was driving ...
Was it ever checked out for the dieing problem? If so what was the diagnosis and repairs to address the issue. If nothing was done, I don't think Kia is going to help you much.
I had brakes, tranny drained & new fil...
Use the repair pal estimator to help yourself with that question. The way you're explaining things doesn't sound like you're using a professional shop. These engines do take alot of time though.
Manual transmission...Number 2 cylinder is...
Sounds like you need to verify you cam shaft timing. Possibly might be off a tooth or two. As to #2 cylinder i would run a compression test and verify all cylinders and compare readings. Or you can take it to your local repair shop and they can diagnose it for you quickly and accurately. Good luck.

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