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Folsom Auto Center

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Folsom Auto Center

253 Verified Reviews
(916) 472-0493
915 Bidwell Street
Folsom, CA 95630 USA
"Folsom Auto Center is fair and honest and are always looking for ways to improve their service. The men in the office are very friendly and work well with individual matters."
— Rose, a Verified Customer
Hours
Su
Closed
M-F
8:00am to 5:30pm
S
Closed
Auto Repair Experience
  • Scott Schneider, Owner
  • Established 1978
  • 2 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 2 ASE Certified Auto Technicians
  • 45 Years of Car Repair Experience
Folsom Auto Center Reviews
253 Ratings
Displaying 1 - 15 of 241reviews
Nancy
11/16/18
Verified Customer
Fine.
Ted
11/09/18
Verified Customer
They did a good job, they completed the job on time. I felt they treated me good although the cost seemed a little steep.
Jenny
11/02/18
Verified Customer
My go to mechanic. Honest, friendly and explains all work clearly
James
11/02/18
Verified Customer
Everything went exactly as I thought it would except for the timing. They backed up from the day before. I do not fault them for trying to get things right for the customers who came before me. I will have no hesitation in returning here to get my car fixed.
Maria
10/26/18
Verified Customer
Very dissatisfied with the work that was done! And how it was done!
Sharon
10/18/18
Verified Customer
Always a pleasure to get work done by Folsom Auto Center.
Todd
10/25/18
Verified Customer
Alex was particularly helpful and very pleasant. He phoned to let me know there would be a slight delay in the promised time. This is my 2nd time using Folsom Auto Center and I've been extremely satisfied both times!
Shanti
08/16/18
Verified Customer
I need to bring my vehicle in again as it continues to have the same issues as it did when I brought it in originally.
Mel
10/24/18
Verified Customer
Nice people
Josh
10/18/18
Verified Customer
Work was completed quickly and at a fair price.
Jessica
10/12/18
Verified Customer
Charged me for a repair and did a repair without my consent.
Scott
10/11/18
Verified Customer
I like dealing with Scott and his team - they do great work at an affordable cost
Kirk
10/08/18
Verified Customer
Friendly people willing to help. They worked me in due to an emergency I had. The issue was a bit peculiar but they did as we discussed and fixed the problem. I will recommend them to others.
Ray
10/09/18
Verified Customer
BRENT WAS EFFICIENT, TRUTHFUL AND DILIGENT IN FOLLOW UP CALLS. ENJOYED WORKING WITH HIM
Eric
10/12/18
Verified Customer
First timer to Folsom Auto Center and very pleased. Will be a long-term customer!
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RepairPal Scorecard
95
Overall Quality Score
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24-month / 24,000-mile warranty
Technical Ability
98
Tools & Equipment
95
Customer Service
93
Customer Amenities
93
The RepairPal Certification team found Folsom Auto Center to be exactly the kind of shop we look for in our network. They have been serving the Folsom community since 1978, they employ very experienced ASE Certified technicians, and equip them with some of the industries best tools and computer diagnostic equipment available. They are capable of a vast range of services and repairs, ranging from Smog Checks to engine replacement. In 2013 they were a nominee for the KCRA3 A-list and in 2011 they were a Best of the Best winner for best automotive repair. Shops in our Certified Shop Network are held to a high standard of experience, training, ASE Certification, and customer service and we found that Folsom Auto Care does a great job in all of these categories. They back their work with a 24-month/24,000-mile warranty, offer free local shuttle service, and offer early bird drop off for your convenience.
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Message From the Shop
At Folsom Auto Center, we take pride in offering - Good Counsel. Folsom Auto Center has been providing honest and dependable repair, diagnostic service and vehicle maintenance service to the greater Folsom area for over 30 years. We are committed to giving straightforward, honest answers to our customers, and providing the highest level of accountability.
Specialities
  • AC/Heating
  • Check Engine Light
  • Diagnosis
  • Muffler & Exhaust
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Smog/Emissions Testing
  • Timing Belts
  • Transmission Repair
Amenities
  • Child Friendly
  • Coffee
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Free Estimates
  • Free Multi-Point Safety Inspection
  • Gas/Diesel
  • Heated Waiting Room
  • Parts/Accessories
  • Se Habla Espanol
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shuttle
  • Warranty Accepted
  • Wireless Internet
Makes We Serve
  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Dodge
  • Ford
  • GMC
  • Geo
  • Honda
  • Hummer
  • Hyundai
  • Infiniti
  • Isuzu
  • Jeep
  • Kia
  • Lexus
  • Lincoln
  • Mazda
  • Mercury
  • Mini
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Oldsmobile
  • Plymouth
  • Pontiac
  • Ram
  • Saturn
  • Scion
  • Smart
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo
Affiliations
  • NAPA
  • ACDelco
Questions Answered by Folsom Auto Center
Truck Dies While Driving But Only On Warm Days on 1996 GMC Sonoma
FUEL PUMPS ON THIS VEHICLE ARE NOTORIOUS FOR FAILING. I DONT THINK ITS RELATED TO THE TEMP OF THE AIR BUT INSTEAD DUE TO THE FUEL TEMP. THE FUEL CIRCULATED TO THE ENGINE AND BACK TO THE TANK CONTINOUSLY CAUSING THE FUEL TO GET REAL HOT, ESPECIALLY WHEN THE FUEL IS LOW. WHEN THE IS NOT RUNNING AND THE KEY IS TURNED TO THE ON, NOT RUNNING, THE FUEL PUMP RUNS FOR 2 SECONDS NORMALLY. WHEN THE ENGINE DIES AND DOES NOT START YOU NEED TO LISTEN FOR WHETHER THE PUMP RUNS FOR THE 2 SECONDS OR NOT. IF NOT, IT IS LIKELY THE FUEL PUMP IS BAD. IF THE PUMP DOES NOT RUN YOU MIGHT TRY BANGING ON THE BOTTOM OF THE GAS TANK A FEW TIMES AND TRYING AGAIN TO SEE IF IT STARTS RUNNING. THE PUMP MAY BE SIEZING UP DUE TO GETTING HOT. THERE COULD ALSO BE A PROBLEM WITH THE FUEL PUMP RELAY.
IS IT A 4 CYL OR V6 AND IF V6 IS THE 8TH DIGIT OF THE VIN A W OR AN X?

Scott Schneider - President
Folsom Auto Center
Service Light With Wrench Stays On, Despite Two Oil Changes And Numerous Re Sets on 2002 Saturn Vue
I checked for any Tech Service Bulletins for this condition and found none. You might try following the instructions below again and see if the computer will change it's attitude.
Scott Schneider - President
Folsom Auto Center Inc..

Resetting the Change Oil Soon Light
Remember, after changing the engine oil, the system must be reset. To reset the system:

1.Remove the cover on the fuse relay center under the hood.

2.With the ignition key in RUN and the engine off, press the red "Oil-Reset" reset button and hold for 5 seconds. If the CHANGE OIL SOON light is flashing, the system is reset.

The light will flash up to 30 seconds or until the ignition is turn off. However, if the light comes on again and stays on for 30 seconds at the next ignition cycle, it did not reset. You'll need to reset the system again.

What Causes A Noise On My L. Front Like A Bearing Or Road Noise on 2007 Lexus RX350
Does the noise increase when you veer to the right or left at about 35-40mph? If it does, the problem is likely to be the wheel bearing on the opposite side of the direction you are turning. to replace the bearing, including the tax is $400.18 as long as the wheel hub has not been damaged. The additional cost of the hub is $97.64 + tax. I highly recommend having this checked out right away, wheel bearings can get much worse quickly.
The Speedometer Does Not Work What Could It Be? on 2000 BMW 740i
2000 BMW 740I 4.4L, V8, Des M62, USA/Canada

Scott Schneider - Folsom Auto Center
This info may help

Number: 347828
Vehicle Application:
1999 528I 2.8 2000 540I 4.4
2000 528I 2.8 2000 740I 4.4
1999 528IT 2.8 2000 740IL 4.4
2000 528IT 2.8 1999 750IL 5.4

Customer Concern:

The traction control and anti-lock brake light is on.

Average Reported Mileage:
121159

Tests/Procedures:

1. Code 31 relates to the right rear wheel speed sensor, code 32 relates to right front. Clear the code with a BMW compatible scan tool. Then retest and see if a code resets as a hard fault. The wheel speed can be checked with most BMW software using the data stream.

2. Unplug the Wheel Speed Sensor (WSS). Turn the key on. Test the voltage on both pins on the wire harness side of the connector. They should both read 8v.

3. Reconnect the sensor. Back probe the sensor for testing. May need an adaptor to connect to the harness as the pins are very small. One of the wires should show a 2.5v wave form as the wheel is turned.

Tech Tips:

The Instrument Panel Cluster (IPC) uses the signal from the Left Rear (LR) speed sensor to calculate the vehicle speed. The traction control module exports a speed signal to the IPC via the bus line. If the traction control module is replaced, it needs to be coded to the vehicle at the dealer, otherwise the Traction Control (TC) light will come on. There is a pattern failure of the traction control module for these codes and no speedometer operation. BMW bulletin #340299 addresses '5' and '7' series vehicles produced between 9/98 and 3/99 with a wheel speed sensor fault. The bulletin includes an updated part number, but have not seen this fix used a whole lot yet.

Author:
Robert Jacobs
Diagnostic Codes
ABS 31

Potential Causes
Traction Control Module
Defective Wheel Speed Sensor (WSS)
Wiring Harness — Possible wiring harness concern due to damage in the harness.

Confirmed Fix Summary

Confirmed Fix
2 - Traction Control Module

1 - Traction Control/Antilock Brake Module

1 - Antilock Brake System (ABS) Control Module, Brake Fluid Flushing Procedure

1 - Antilock Brake System (ABS) Control Module

1 - Body Ground Cable

1 - Right Rear Wheel Speed Sensor (WSS) Wiring

Confirmed Fix Details
Tech Reported Fix Details

Confirmed Fix
Robert Dennis
December 27, 2011
2000 BMW 528I, 2.8L, L6, Des M52TU, USA *
Traction Control Module
- Faulty ABS Module
Traction Control Module
Larry Baile
September 23, 2008
2000 BMW 528I, 2.8L, L6, Des M52TU, USA *
Traction Control Module
126,224 miles Traction Control Module
Marco DiLabio
August 14, 2013
2000 BMW 540I, 4.4L, V8, Des M62, Canada *
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Control Module
127,000 miles Antilock Brake System (ABS) Control Module
Chris Wilson
August 09, 2013
2000 BMW 740IL, 4.4L, V8, Des M62, USA *
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Control Module
Brake Fluid Flushing Procedure
150,045 miles Antilock Brake System (ABS) Control Module, Brake Fluid Flushing Procedure
Alan Wolff
March 27, 2012
1999 BMW 540I, 4.4L, V8, Des M62, USA *
Body Ground Cable
- found loose ground at rear corner of vehicle in battery compartment--cleaned and tightend-- problem solved
Body Ground Cable
Josh Dutcher
April 21, 2010
2000 BMW 740IL, 4.4L, V8, Des M62, USA *
Right Rear Wheel Speed Sensor (WSS) Wiring
105,864 miles Right Rear Wheel Speed Sensor (WSS) Wiring
Nick Emanouel
May 11, 2010
2000 BMW 528I, 2.8L, L6, Des M52TU, USA *
Traction Control/Antilock Brake Module
141,000 miles Traction Control/Antilock Brake Module
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What verified customers have to say about Folsom Auto Center
Would recommend to a friend
96%
Car was ready when promised
94%
Did not feel sales pressure
98%
Car was fixed correctly the first time
95%
Customer was treated respectfully
100%
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