Winder Auto Repair

Ethan’s Honest Automotive wants to be your source of auto service and repair in Winder, Idaho. We are a local business with employees that live and work in Winder. Every team member at Ethan’s Honest Automotive prides itself on providing the best auto service and maintenance in the area. Try us out for yourself, and then let us know how we did. We love receiving customer feedback.  

Winder is a very small unincorporated community in Idaho. It is part of Franklin County and very near the Utah border. You can take advantage of all of the outdoor activities available in Franklin County. From the multiple hot springs in the county to the museums, mountain biking, and other natural attractions, Franklin county and Winder have a lot for the outdoorsy person to experience. 

If you want to get the most out of living in Winder, Idaho, you need a working vehicle. Without a car in good shape, you will not be able to drive to multiple destinations around the country. You may even get in an unsafe situation when you drive through the mountains. This is why coming to Ethan’s Honest Automotive for a yearly check-in and routine oil changes are so important. 

We find that the services described in the last paragraph are all our customers in Winder need to keep their vehicles maintained. The mild climate in Franklin county makes maintaining a vehicle year-round easy. This does not mean that you will never experience a break-down. Of course, those still happen. When they do our experts are ready and waiting to get your car back to working order. 

When you hire Ethan’s Honest Automotive, you get the most honest service anywhere in Franklin county. You know that we will be honest in our assessment of your car. There’s even an “honest” right there in our name. We will never suggest services you don’t need just so that we have a bigger payday. The work we recommend will always be needed to fix or tune-up your car. Contact Ethan’s Honest Automotive today and discover what excellent auto service means.

Most requested services in Winder

Auto Repair

Basic auto repair will likely be required by your vehicle at some point. These jobs include issues with the 

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

Because many of the auto repair services listed here are small, it is easy to ignore and/or forget about them. You don’ want to do that, though. Putting off auto repair can cause major problems down the line. Let the experts at Ethan’s Honest Automotive provide all the auto repair your vehicle needs. 

Oil Changes

You have to change the oil regularly on your vehicle. If you do not do this you could cause damage to your engine. Old oil builds up with dirt and gunk. This occurs because as the oil filter gets older it does not work as well. Therefore, more dirt makes it past the filter and into your engine. You don’t want dirty oil gumming up your engine and causing problems. 

During oil changes by Ethan’s Honest Automotive, we will check for any oil leaks or other problems as well. Doing so will help prevent small engine problems from becoming much larger. Set up your recurring oil change appointments with Ethan’s Honest Automotive today. 

Brake Service

Brakes are needed in Franklin County, and all over the country too. The brake system is comprised of many different parts, all of which could have a problem. The specialists at Ethan’s  Honest Automotive provide a complete brake check, which includes going over the 

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

You want to enjoy all of the activities Franklin County and Winder, Idaho, have to offer. This means keeping your brakes in the best health possible. Waiting until the brakes break could cause an accident or injury. Don’t let this outcome happen to you, contact Ethan’s Honest Automotive for a complete brake once-over. 

A/C Service 

A car’s air condition may not be as crucial for safety as the brakes, but it is a very important system for comfort. Winder has a lot of hot days during the summer and fall. This weather can be amazing for outdoor activities. However, without A/C in your vehicle, you are setting yourself up for a hot trip. Heatstroke is a very serious condition. Make sure your A/C remains in good working condition and is completely charged, use Ethan’s Honest Automotive. 

Suspension service

The suspension system in a vehicle is quite large. It involves the following parts.

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

At Ethan’s Honest Automotive, we will check all aspects of the suspension system for damage or wear and tear. As your vehicle ages, it is much more likely to have suspension problems. Don’t let a bad suspension turn your drive bumpy. Let our experts check on your suspension system regularly. 

Transmission service

Engine oil needs regular changes, and so does transmission fluid. The transmission fluid keeps your entire transmission working smoothly. Without it, or with old, dirty oil, the transmission may grind. If your vehicle uses gas as fuel, it has transmission oil. Allow the experts at Ethan’s Honest Automotive to set up regular transmission oil changes for you. At the same time, we will also 

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


Tune-ups do not apply to just one system in your vehicle. In fact, this is a process by which your vehicle can have optimized performance. A tune-up can increase your gas mileage or cause your drive to be smoother. We recommend at least year tune-ups with Ethan’s Honest Automotive. During these visits, we will

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

All 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