Clifton Auto Repair

If you live in Clifton, Idaho, you need to try Ethan’s Honest Automotive for your next vehicle maintenance or repair job. We are proud members of the Clifton community. Our team members live in the area. Our intimate knowledge and love for Clifton helps us keep up one of our main core values: honesty. We respect and appreciate everyone in Clifton and will treat you like the neighbors you are. That means no inflated price gouging or recommendations for services you don’t need. 

We believe that Clifton, Idaho, is a great place to live. As one of the northern-most locations in Cache Valley, it provides the best of both worlds. You can experience everything the valley has to offer as well as take trips into the Bannock Mountain Range. If you are going to drive through the mountains, however, you need to have working brakes and other vehicle systems. A car in good health is essential for keeping you safe. 

At Ethan’s Honest Automotive we strive to provide the best vehicle service and repair in Cache Valley. We are known for other values in addition to honesty. They are:

  • Relationships
  • Family
  • Excellence
  • Learning
  • Community
  • Charity

As you can tell, our core values make us a great fit in Clifton. Our values align with those of this community. 

We find that our Clifton customers typically use us for basic auto repair and oil changes. You may need larger repairs done on your vehicle as well. The specialists at Ethan’s Honest Automotive can perform this work without any problems. Automatic or manual transmission, a large truck or small car, foreign or domestic. It doesn’t matter we can work on it. Let us help you keep your vehicle running right. Contact Ethan’s Honest Automotive today.  

In addition to providing the best service around, Ethan’s Honest Automotive is dedicated to listening to our customers. This is where the relationships, excellence, and learning comes into play. We want to know what we did right or not so right. Let us know what is working and what is not working. Leave us a message after your appointment. We love incorporating customer feedback into our service model.

Most requested services in Clifton

Auto Repair

Auto Repair can be anything. It is any repair that is done to your automobile. But, in this section, we are just talking about the small auto repair jobs. These are the little things that go wrong in a vehicle, like:

  • ABS Lights
  • Traction Control Lights
  • Electrical Diagnostics
  • Vibration Issues
  • Shakes in Steering
  • Fuel Pumps 
  • Window Regulators
  • Radiator Replacements
  • And more . . . 

At Ethan’s Honest Automotive we can work on any auto repair issue. Don’t put this maintenance off or you could be looking at a very broken vehicle later on.  

Oil Changes

Oil changes are another important service that we provide Clifton. Most people get their oil changed more than any other type of vehicle maintenance. That is a good thing, oil changes are one of the most important things you can do for the health of your car. We recommend that you get your oil changed approximately every 4000 miles or three to four months. Different cars have different recommendations, however. Read your user manual to discover how often your manufacturer mentions having your oil changed. 

Brake Service

The brakes are an extremely important vehicle system. They are what stop the car, which keeps you from causing an accident or struggling to stay on the mountainous roads near Clifton. Your brake system is not just your brakes. Yes, they make up a big part of them, all of the following parts are integral to your ability to stop the car. 

  • Master cylinder
  • Brake hoses
  • Brake linings’
  • Drum hardware
  • Brake fluid
  • Brake lubricant
  • Wheel bearings 

At Ethan’s Honest Automotive, our specialists provide a full brake work-up every time you bring in the vehicle. Use us for your vehicle’s brakes need, and you will experience service and guaranteed results.  

A/C Service 

In Clifton, you need A/C in the summer. The hotter the weather, the better the A/C will feel. Without A/C in your vehicle, you will be in for a very hot drive. It can even get too hot in the vehicle and cause you or passenger harm. Let Ethan’s Honest Automotive look at your A/C and recharge it regularly. Our specialists will keep this crucial car system running for you. 

Suspension service

You need a suspension just as much as you need an A/C or the brakes. The suspension governs how bumpy your car is. It is also connected to your power steering. Power steering problems can be very serious. If you can’t turn the wheel as well as you once did, you can have a problem redirecting the vehicle. At Ethan’s Honest Automotive we examine the following suspension parts for wear and tear and damage. 

  • Shocks and strut 
  • Power steering 
  • Suspension fluid
  • Tires
  • Busing or mount

Transmission service

You will struggle to get your vehicle to work without a transmission. By having the basic maintenance performed on your car’s transmission, you are much more likely never to have your gears seize upon you. 

One of the most crucial pieces of transmission maintenance is to change the fluid. Transmissions have fluid just like the brakes. You need to regularly replace old transmission fluid with new. When our technicians replace your transmission oil, they will also:

  • Change or replace the screen or filter
  • Clean the pan
  • Install a new pan gasket


Tune-ups help to improve the efficiency of your vehicle. You don’t have to be a car aficionado or racer to appreciate a good tune-up. Every shop does its own tune-up. When you choose Ethan’s Honest Automotive, we will:

  • Inspect your engine
  • Replace the spark plug
  • Replace the air filter
  • Replace the fuel filter

Clifton Location Page FAQs

1) How do I find a trustworthy mechanic in the Clifton area?
There are a lot of mechanic shops to choose from in Clifton, ID, but not all mechanics are created the same. Many mechanics unfortunately have a reputation for cheating their customers. They charge an arm and a leg for their services and then do bad work.

How do you know which mechanics are trustworthy in the Clifton area?

There are a few ways that you can determine if a mechanic is worthwhile. The first is to look for reviews. There are many online sites that you can check to see other people’s experiences with this mechanic. Then set up a meeting with the shop yourself. Ask the manager about their protocols and pricing. You should also ask if the shop has any certifications and what makes and models they specialize in. A trustworthy mechanic will be open and upfront in their answers. They will not try to sell you on anything or dodge a question. 

2) What types of general maintenance do I need in Clifton?
All vehicles need some maintenance to function properly. This maintenance is best done on a set schedule, so it is sometimes called scheduled maintenance. The mechanics at Ethan’s Honest Automotive can help you determine the best maintenance schedule for your vehicle.

The most common regular maintenance tasks are as follows.

 3) Signs I should visit my Clifton area mechanic?
Outside of general maintenance, sometimes your vehicle may have an issue that needs to be seen by a mechanic immediately. These issues are usually preceded by the following signs.

  • Clunking or banging.
  • Smoke or fire coming from under your hood.
  • An engine that turns off or won’t start.
  • Fluid leaks.

If you notice any of these signs you should call the experts at Ethan’s Honest Automotive right away. 

4) What services are offered at Ethan’s Honest Automotive in Clifton?
At Ethan’s Honest Automotive, we offer a variety of services to the Clifton area. In fact, any service you may need for your vehicle, you can find with us. The most common services we provide to Clifton, ID, include

  • Scheduled Maintenance.
  • Oil Changes.
  • A/C Service.
  • Suspension Service.
  • Transmission Service.
  • Tune-ups.
  • Brake Service.

Contact Ethan’s Honest Automotive today to learn more about our service offerings and how they can help get your vehicle into tip-top shape. 

5) Reasons to consider Ethan’s Honest Automotive.
Unreliable and dishonest mechanics are a big problem in the industry. Thankfully, the Clifton area has Ethan’s Honest Automotive. Honest is right there in our name. We are known for excellence and honesty in all our customer interactions. You will never be overcharged or upsold for a repair you don’t need when you work with us.

Here are a few other reasons to consider Ethan’s Honest Automotive.

  • Our customer service is of the best quality.
  • We work on both foreign and domestic vehicles.
  • We have over two decades of experience in the industry.

Services provided by Ethan’s include:

A/C Service
Windshield Wipers/Washer Fluid
Wheel Bearings
Differential Services
Coolant Flushes
Transmission Services
Tune Ups
Brake and power steering services
Timing Belts
Tie Rods
Rack and pinion
Ball Joints
4-Wheel Drive