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IRC/Import Repair Center Offers Auto Repair Services You Can Count On!


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Since 1973, IRC/Import Repair Center has provided motorists in the Sacramento, CA 95825 area with comprehensive auto repair services that include 4x4 Services, Alignment, Brakes, Car & Truck Care, Domestic Cars & Trucks, Electrical Services, Electronic Services, Engine & Transmission, Engine Maintenance, General Services, Heating and Cooling Services, Import Cars & Trucks, Inspections and Emissions, Miscellaneous Services, Muffler and Radiator Repair, Quick Lube Services, Tires, Towing, Transmission Services and Undercar Services. Our goal is to offer the best services available at affordable prices to get you back on the road in no time.

  • Full service center for all Asian & Domestic
    makes and models.
  • High standards and professionalism resulted in high ratings from AAA and local publications.
  • Educating customers and providing fast, friendly, and the best service and repairs possible is what makes us

    "A CUT ABOVE THE REST"

IRC/Import Repair Center was founded by Jim Olinger, Sr. in 1973. Dedicated to provide a family owned and operated full service shop for Asian and Domestic automobiles and trucks. With Jim Sr.'s guidance, Jim Jr. and staff strive to provide the best service in the Sacramento area for all Asian and Domestic makes and models.

IRC/Import Repair Center is a full-service auto repair and preventive maintenance center. We have been performing our high quality and guaranteed auto repairs in the Sacramento and Sacramento area since 1973. We are conveniently located for your service and maintenance needs and we are qualified to repair and service all domestic and imported cars, trucks and SUV's using parts that are equal to or exceed the standards of those parts originally used by the manufacturers. We are definitely the cost-effective alternative to car dealership servicing for all scheduled maintenance of your personal or company auto, pickup or truck. Regardless of where it was built, we will service your vehicle and still maintain the manufacturer's warranty.

IRC/Import Repair Center is independently owned and operated. We pride ourselves on getting the services or repairs on your car, truck or SUV right the first time by our highly qualified service technicians. So drop your auto, SUV, or truck off today and allow us to provide you with excellent service. We look forward to servicing your vehicle.

Experience the advantages that our independently owned service center offers you.



For a high-performing vehicle, trust IRC/Import Repair Center with your car, truck, or van. To learn more about the services we offer, please contact us by phone at 916-487-7801 or send us an email. We also invite you to learn more about our dedication to you, our valued customer.

    OUR SERVICES

    Electrical
    Car Care
    Inspections & Emissions
    Tires
    Transmission Service

    IRC/Import Repair Center Offers Auto Repair Services You Can Count On!

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    AC Delco
    AAA (American Automobile Association)
    ASE (Automotive Service Excellence)
    IDENTIFIX
    World Pac
    NAPA AutoCare Center
    Automotive Serivce Councils of California
    Star Smoge Certified Station
    ATI
    BG Products
    BBB
    Car Care Aware

    VEHICLE
    TIPS

    According to recent studies, 5 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities are clearly caused by automobile maintenance neglect.

    The cooling system should be completely flushed and refilled about every 24 months. The level, condition, and concentration of coolant should be checked. (A 50/50 mix of anti-freeze and water is usually recommended.)

    Never remove the radiator cap until the engine has thoroughly cooled. The tightness and condition of drive belts, clamps and hoses should be checked by a pro.

    Change your oil and oil filter as specified in your manual, or more often (every 3,000 miles) if you make frequent short jaunts, extended trips with lots of luggage or tow a trailer.

    Replace other filters (air, fuel, PCV, etc.) as recommended, or more often in dusty conditions. Get engine drivability problems (hard stops, rough idling, stalling, diminished power, etc.) corrected at a good shop.

    A dirty windshield causes eye fatigue and can pose a safety hazard. Replace worn blades and get plenty of windshield washer solvent.

    Have your tires rotated about every 5,000 miles. Check tire pressures once a month; let the tires cool down first. Don't forget your spare and be sure your jack is in good condition.

    Check your owner's manual to find out what fuel octane rating your car's engine needs then buy it.

    Keep your tires inflated to the proper levels. Under-inflated tires make it harder for your car to move down the road, which means your engine uses more fuel to maintain speed.

    Lighten the load. Heavier vehicles use more fuel, so clean out unnecessary weight in the passenger compartment or trunk before you hit the road.

    Use the A/C sparingly. The air conditioner puts extra load on the engine forcing more fuel to be used.

    Keep your windows closed. Wide-open windows, especially at highway speeds, increase aerodynamic drag and the result is up to a 10% decrease in fuel economy.

    Avoid long idling. If you anticipate being stopped for more than one minute, shut off the car. Contrary to popular belief, restarting the car uses less fuel than letting it idle.

    Stay within posted speed limits. The faster you drive, the more fuel you use. For example, driving at 65 miles per hour (mph) rather than 55 mph, increases fuel consumption by 20 percent.

    Use cruise control. Using cruise control on highway trips can help you maintain a constant speed and, in most cases, reduce your fuel consumption.

    Keep your engine tuned. A fouled spark plug or plugged/restricted fuel injector can reduce fuel efficiency as much as 30 percent.

    Inspect the engine's belts regularly. Look for cracks or missing sections or segments. Worn belts will affect the engine performance.

    Have the fuel filter changed every 10,000 miles to prevent rust, dirt and other impurities from entering the fuel system.

    Change the transmission fluid and filter every 15,000 to 18,000 miles. This will protect the precision-crafted components of the transmission/transaxle.

    Inspect the suspension system regularly. This will extend the life of the vehicle's tires.

    TESTIMONIALS

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    We've been customers for over 20 years and LOVE IRC! We recommend IRC to everyone who asks. No better shop in town!
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    I couldn't ask for better people nor a better mechanic repair place.They are Epic all the way around.I was 400 plus miles and they still found time to answer my questions and refer me to the right people.
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    This is absolutely the best auto service in Sacramento. I have been going there for 40 years, and have never been disappointed. I have referred all my family and friends, and they are as happy as I am.
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    I was referred to IRC when I had an issue with my exhaust. From the moment I walked in I felt like I was in very good hands. Everyone was welcoming and Jim was very friendly and helpful. He showed me the problem and not only fixed it but improved the design. The cost was extremely reasonable by far and the repair did not take long at all. I will definitely recommend this shop to all I know!
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    My dear Laurie and Jim,
    I was driving around, doing my errands and noticing that just as Jim had said, there was considerably less noise when I was stopped because you'd already done some repair work, when I realized you hadn't charged me anything for that work! I think I'm getting so used to you taking such wonderful care of me that it somehow didn't register, and I don't know if I even said thank you. THANK YOU
    Please consider adding the cost of the work you did today to the charges when I come in next week. I so appreciate your many kindnesses, but I also do not want you generous people to short yourselves. Of course I keep an eye on expenses, and I certainly appreciate it when you give me a bargain, but I also have a regular paycheck coming in now, and I very much want our transactions to be win-wins. Totally aside from the pleasure of your friendship, it's wonderful to be an IRC customer and know that I will be charged a fair price (when you remember to charge me at all), by a business that stands behind their work. I eventually found mechanics with similar ethics in Connecticut, but before I did, I dealt with two car repair businesses that were somewhat less than trustworthy. I'm ignorant about cars, so it took me a while to discover they were charging me high prices for poor work. I never take IRC for granted. Mom and my sisters and I have always been grateful for Jim Sr. and his wonderful staff, and now you two take such good care of me! I feel very blessed to be an IRC customer. Then, on top of all that, there is the delightful bonus that we've become friends. I'm so glad you're both in my life; I feel happy every time I come in to see you.
    With great appreciation,
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    Great and thorough service every time I take my car in. I do and would recommend IRC's services to anyone!