Our Story


We Are Certified Automotive Repair

Welcome to Certified Automotive Repair in Salem, OR! We are the area’s top facility for quality auto repairs and maintenance services. Since 1990, we have provided precision auto care for our community. Here, we treat our customers like family and put their needs above everything else. When your needs come first, the stress of auto repairs melts away. That is our goal–to make your visit as easy and convenient as possible. When you choose us for your vehicle’s maintenance services, you’ll find that we go above and beyond to ensure your complete satisfaction. Your confidence is guaranteed–and so are our services! We stand behind all of our repairs with an industry-leading warranty, so you can carry that confidence with you for miles to come. Visit the team that understands the importance of quality customer service in addition to reliable auto repairs. Your car will thank you!

Don’t you think it deserves some care and attention after all the miles it travels? You depend on your vehicle every day, so choose the team that understands its value to you and your family. We love meeting new customers and making sure all of their auto needs are taken care of. That’s why we enjoy such long-lasting relationships with our customers in Salem, OR. We are proud to be part of a strong community here and we’re dedicated to their safety on the road. Join the family of happy customers at Certified Automotive Repair. If our exceptional customer service and quality auto repairs aren’t impressive enough, you are sure to love our affordable prices. Honesty is a cornerstone of our business, which means we always offer our expert services at a fair cost to our clients. Fair and honest auto repair is how we earn our customers trust and loyalty. Experience the standards that brought them to our shop for yourself. We have years of experience behind us to help us handle any repair problem that rolls into our shop.

We encourage all drivers in Salem, OR to come to us for their auto repair needs. Some new vehicle owners assume they should return to the dealership for the best care for their car. Certified Automotive Repair wants a chance to prove otherwise! When you establish a relationship with us, we get to know your car throughout its lifespan and we get to know you! That means we adapt your maintenance services and schedule to your specific driving habits and demands. If your off-road vehicle needs more frequent oil changes to keep the dirt and grime away from vital engine components, we can make that happen! Or if you want precision wheel alignment to boost the efficiency of your daily driver, we’ve got you covered. Give us a call at (503) 917-3143 to schedule your auto repair. We look forward to meeting you!

Meet the Team

Aaron Folsom, Owner of Certified Automotive Repair

My name is Aaron Folsom. I am the owner of Certified Automotive Repair. I have been a mechanic for many years and have several ASE certifications. I am married and have a daughter. I enjoy working on my mustang, camping, fishing, hunting and spending time with my family.

John Libby, Service Advisor

I was born and raised in Washington. My first job was washing cars at a Fiat dealership in 1977. Through the years I ended up becoming a Master technician and eventually ended up moving to the front counter as a Service Advisor talking to the customer. I am blessed to be around many talented people that helped me get to where I am today. I enjoy the challenge of getting our customers up and running when their vehicle breaks down. My hobbies include motorcycle and bicycle riding and working on my own cars. We also do a little camping once or twice a year.

Ian Howard

Ian Howard, Technician

I have been working as a mechanic most my life and I specialize in Diesel repair and general maintenance. I have been with Certified for many years and I have received my ASE certification. I grew up on a farm working on heavy equipment and family cars. I love to hunt, fish and ride my street bike “weather permitting”, I am also beginning to raise English Bulldogs at home on my spare time.

Will, Technician

I have been wrenching cars since before I could legally drive, but have a professional technician for 28 years. I have been an ASE Master Certified Technician since 2000 – passing my latest recertification in 2018. My wife and I moved to Oregon in July of 2018 from Northwest Wisconsin.

Leo, Shop Dog

Leo is a brindle colored pug and our shop dog. He loves saying hi to customers and is very friendly. His favorite place to be is in the office sleeping in his dog bed.