AutoRepair


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How many people actually pass through Reno during normal business hours? These auto repair businesses are open on weekends.

 

The area code in Reno and Sparks is 775.

 

(If you are outside Reno, look here.)

 

Dealerships

If you prefer to go to an auto dealership for service, here is a map of auto dealers in Reno.

 

General Repairs

 

 

Reno-Sparks RV & Auto Service Center 5425 Louie Lane 323-1277. Open weekdays 8:00 - 5:00 From Route 395, take Exit 61, S. Virginia St. • go north on S. Virginia 0.8 mile • turn right onto Longley Lane and go 1.3 miles • turn left onto Barron Way • go 0.2 mile and turn left onto Louie Lane. This is most convenient if you are approaching Reno from the south.

European Auto Sport 4910 Aircenter Circle 852-4888 Open every day, 8:00 - 6:00 This is just north of Reno-Sparks RC & Auto. From Route 395, take Exit 61, S. Virginia St. • go north on S. Virginia 0.8 mile • turn right onto Longley Lane and go 1.9 miles • turn left onto Aircenter Circle.

Hogan's Carb & Tune 1335 E. 4th St. 329-5660. Open weekdays 8:00 - 5:30 Saturday 9:00 - 4:00 From Route 80, take Exit 13, Virginia St. • go south on Virginia for 0.3 mile • turn left onto E. 4th and it's a mile down the road.

Nick's Automotive 121 Linden (across the street from the Peppermill casino) 322-3335. Open weekdays 8:00 - 5:30 Saturday 10:00 - 3:30 by appointment From Rt. 80, take Exit 13, Virginia St./Downtown Reno, go south on Virginia St. 2.5 miles • turn left onto Linden • it's half a block down. From Rt. 395, take Exit 64, Moana Lane, turn left at the end of the off-ramp onto E. Moana Lane • go 0.7 mile • turn right onto S. Virginia St. • go 0.6 mile • turn right onto Linden and it's half a block down.

National Auto Repair 1725 Prater Way, Sparks 355-5858. Open 7 days a week, 24 hour emergency service available. We got our air conditioning fixed on Saturday of July Fourth weekend. They did a good job and it took only an hour! From Route 80, take Exit 17, Rock Blvd. • go north on Rock Blvd. for 0.3 mile • it's on the left at the intersection of Rock and Prater Way. There is a nice shady park across the street so you can wait in comfort.

Pep Boys has 2 stores. They are open Mon-Fri: 8am-9pm, Saturday: 8am-8pm, Sunday: 9am-6pm. They were even open on Sunday of July Fourth weekend. The Reno store is at 5000 Smithridge Dr 827-1700 From Rt. 395, take Exit 63, S. Virginia St. • turn left at the end of the off-ramp • make an immediate left after driving under the highway onto S. McCarren Blvd. • take the first left onto Smithridge Dr. It's in the shopping center. The Sparks store is at 300 E Prater Way 358-7200 From Rt. 80, take Exit 18, Rt. 445/Pyramid Way, turn left at the end of the off-ramp onto Pyramid Way • go 0.4 mile • turn right onto Prater Way • it's 0.7 miles down the road.

 

 

Electrical Repair

 

 

Auto and Truck Electric is a 30-year old local business at 1267 Gator Way, Sparks 800-577-6584. 359-6584 or 977-5668 Open Monday - Saturday From Rt. 80, take Exit 17, Rock Blvd., at the end of the off-ramp, turn right onto Rock Blvd • go 0.4 miles and turn left onto Glendale Ave. • head east on Glendale • go through the next stoplight (Industrial) then take the next left onto International Place. When it dead ends turn left on Icehouse • follow that to where it dead ends and they are the last building on the left.

John's Auto Electric 231 Gallaway (between Grove and Gentry, 1 block east of S. Virginia). 828-6570 Open weekdays 8:00 - 5:00 Saturday 10:00 - 3:00 From Rt. 395, take Exit 64, Moana Lane, go west on Moana Ln. 0.4 mile • turn right on Yori Ave. • turn left at the 3rd St., Galloway St. and it's near the end of the block.

 

Radiator Repair

 

 

 

A-1 Radiator 875 E. 2nd St. (between Wells & Kirman) 800-247-8345 322-0191. Open Monday - Saturday with 4 hour service available. From Rt. 80, take Exit 14, Wells Ave., • go south on N. Wells Ave. 0.6 mile • turn left onto E. 2nd St. • it's 2 blocks down the road, just before Sutro St. From Rt. 395, take Exit 66, Mill St., go west on Mill St. 1.2 miles • turn right onto Locust St. • go 2 blocks and turn right onto E. 2nd St. • it's half a block down the street.

 

 

Mobile Repair

These businesses will come to you.

 

 

Straight Talk Mobile Auto Repair 379-0380 available 7 days a week

Cel's Garage on Wheels 358-7303

 

Transmission Repair

 

 

Gibraltar Transmissions is open 7 days a week, with 24 hour emergency service available. They offer free towing up to 250 miles and a loaner car with a major overhaul.

400 Sunshine Lane 324-2003 From Rt. 395, take Exit 67, Glendale Ave., go west on E. 2nd St. 0.2 mile • turn left onto Sunshine Lane • it's 1.5 blocks down the street.

National Transmission Rebuilders 1725 Prater Way, Sparks 355-5858. Open 7 days a week, with 24 hour emergency service available. Free towing with a major repair. We had our air conditioner repaired here on a Fourth of July weekend and were very pleased with the prompt, good service. From eastbound Rt. 80, take Exit 16, Victorian Ave., at the end of the off-ramp, turn left onto Prater Way • go 0.8 mile and you're there! From westbound Rt. 80, take Exit 17, Rock Blvd, turn right onto N. Rock Blvd. • go 4 blocks and turn left onto Prater Way • you're there!

A-1 Transmissions is near the airport at 670 E. Grove St. (1/2 block east of Keitzke Lane) 829-1333. Open weekdays 7:30 - 5:30 Saturday 7:30 - noon From southbound Rt. 395, take Exit 65A, Villanova Dr, toward Plumb Lane • go 0.2 mile and turn right onto E. Plumb Lane • go left at the first street, Harvard Way • turn right at the second street, E. Grove St. and you're there! From northbound Rt. 395, take Exit 64, Moana Lane, at the end of the off-ramp, turn left onto E. Moana Lane • turn right onto the first street, S. Kietzke Ln, • go 0.5 mile and turn right onto E. Grove St. and it's half a block down the street.

Glendale Transmission Service is very conveniently located on a frontage road to Rt. 80 in Sparks. 1310 E. Glendale 378-8404 or 830-1766. Open Monday - Saturday with 24 hour emergency service. From eastbound Rt. 80, take Exit 19, E. McCarran Blvd. • go south on S. McCarran Blvd. 0.4 mile • turn left onto E. Glendale Ave. • it's 0.9 mile down the road. From westbound Rt. 80, take Exit 21, Greg St./Vista Blvd. • turn left onto Greg St./Vista Blvd. • go 1.3 miles and turn right onto Franklin Way • Franklin Way turns into Meredith Way after the first intersection, follow the road around the bend • you are now on E. Glendale Blvd and the shop is a block down the road.

 

 

Brakes and Tires

 

 

Brake Team is a small chain with locations in Reno, Sparks, Las Vegas, and Portland. They are open 7 days a week.

In Reno,

*3050 S. Virginia, across from the Peppermill 827-2100 From Rt. 80, take Exit 13, Virginia St. /Downtown Reno • go south on S. Virginia St and it's 2.9 miles down the road. From Rt. 395, take Exit 64, Moana Lane, go west on E. Moana Lane • go 0.7 mile to S. Virginia St. • turn right and it's 0.3 mile down the road.

*6110 Mae Anne Ave 746-4477 From Rt. 80, take Exit 9, Robb Dr., trun north onto Robb Dr. • go 1.5 miles and turn left onto Mae Ann Ave. • it's 0.1 mile down the road. This location is convenient only if you are already in the area. It is out of your way from Rt. 395.

In Sparks,

* 1850 Victorian Ave. 355-8326 From eastbound Rt. 80, take Exit 16, Victorian Ave. • turn left onto Prater Way • almost immediately at the Y-intersection, stay right to go onto Victorian Ave. • it's 0.5 mile down the road. From westbound Rt. 80, take Exit 17, Rock Blvd. • go north on Rock Blvd. • at the first intersection, turn left onto Victorian Ave. and it's 0.1 mile down the road.

Tires Plus has 3 locations in Reno and and 1 in Sparks. They are all open Monday - Friday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm, Saturday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm, and Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

10160 N McCarran Blvd 787-0300 This is on the west side of town. From Rt. 80, take Exit 10, McCarran Blvd. West, go north on McCarran Blvd. (the name changes from S. McCarran Blvd. to N. McCarran Blvd. at this exit) • go 0.6 miles and you're there.

1250 N McCarran Blvd 348-8111 This is on the north side of town, most Burners won't be in this neighborhood. From Rt. 395, take Exit 70A, N. McCarran Blvd., • go left onto N. McCarran Blvd. and it's 0.4 mile down the road.

9705 S Virginia St 852-1314 This is on the south side of town, most convenient for burners coming from Carson City. From Rt. 395, take Exit 60, S. Meadows Parkway, turn left (west) onto S. Meadows Parkway • go 0.3 mile and turn right onto S. Virginia St. • go 0.2 mile and you're there.

1401 Pullman Dr., Sparks 359-8228 This is north of Route 80 and is the most convenient location for burners of the 4. From Rt. 80, take Exit 19, E. McCarran Blvd., turn left (north) onto N. McCarran Blvd. (I know it makes no sense to take the exit for E. McCarran and then turn onto N. McCarran, but that's how they do things.) • go 0.6 mile and turn right onto E. Prater Way • it's 0.8 mile down the road, just before Sparks Blvd.

Goodyear Tire Center 450 E Plumb Ln (@ Kirman)

The Tire Shop 7450 S. Virginia (near Meadowood Mall) 852-8400. Open weekdays 8:00 - 6:00 Saturday 8:00 - 2:00

Les Schwab has multiple locations. Open weekdays 7:30 - 6:00 Saturday 7:30 - 5:00

*1290 Kietzke Ln 324-3111 near the airport (Use Exit 65, Plumb Lane, off I-395)

*4175 S Virginia St 826-7755 (Use Exit 64, Moana Lane, off I-395)

*1405 Prater Way Sparks 355-9400 (Use Exit 17, Rock Blvd, off I-80)

*1900 Silverada Blvd Sparks 331-1300 near a Home Depot (Use Exit 70, North Mc Carran Blvd, from I-395. Note, this is NORTH of I-80.)

Reno Vulcanizing Auto Care and Tires has 2 locations in Reno and 1 in Sparks. Hours are M-F 8:00-6:00, Sat 8:00-5:00.

*590 N. Virginia (across from Circus Circus) 322-2141

*450 E. Plumb Lane (near the Peppermill) 826-0464

*225 E. Prater Way, Sparks (near to Blockbuster Video) 356-7500

Ray's Tire Exchange (new and used tires) 730 E. 4th St. (at Wells) 329-1106. Open weekdays 7:30 - 5:00 Saturday 7:30 - 1:00

Sears (at Meadowood Mall) 5405 Meadowood Mall Circle 829-6228. Open evenings and Saturdays - tires, batteries, alignment, brakes, shocks, struts

Tires Unlimited 1120 Kietzke Lane 329-0073. Open weekdays 8:00 - 6:00 Saturday 8:00 - 1:00 - brakes, alignment, batteries, shocks, alternators, alignment, air conditioning, CV joints

Firestone is open weekdays 8:00-7:00, Saturday 8:00-6:00, and some locations are open Sunday. There are 2 stores in Reno

*2515 S. Virginia St. 829-2880

*5890 S. Virginia St. 829-1505

D&D Tire 1250 E. 6th St. 786-5231 800-873-2353. Offers 24 hour emergency service. Open Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 5:00 pm, Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 pm From Rt. 80, take Exit 14, Wells Ave., go south on Wells for 1 block • turn left onto E. 6th St. • go 4 1/2 blocks (0.3 mile) and you're there. From Rt. 395, take Exit 68 and merge onto Rt. 80 Eastbound • take the first exit, Exit 16, E. 4th St. • at the end of the off-ramp, turn right onto Prater Way • Prater Way then immediately turns into E. 4th St. • go 0.7 mile and turn right onto E. 6th St. • follow the road around the bend and it's 2 blocks down the road.

Big O Tires on the corner of E. 4th St. and Sutro 1195 E. 4th St. 322-9142 Open M-F 7:30 am - 6 pm, Sat 7:30 am - 5 pm From Rt. 80, take Exit 13, Virginia St./Downtown Reno, go south on S. Virginia St. 0.3 mile • turn left onto E. 4th St. • it's 0.9 miles down the road. From Rt. 395, take Exit 68 and merge onto Rt. 80 Eastbound • take the first exit, Exit 16, E. 4th St. • at the end of the off-ramp, turn right onto Prater Way • Prater Way then immediately turns into E. 4th St. • it's 0.9 mile down the road.

 

Auto Parts

 

 

Plaza Auto Parts has a store in Reno and 1 in Sparks. They are AC Delco distributors.

*410 E. 6th St. 329-0707

*605 Glendale, #107 331-6228

*They also have Nevada Battery on site 359-4665

Kragen Auto Parts has 8 locations in Reno and Sparks

*801 W 5th St 329-5353 (use Exit 12, Keystone Ave., from I-80)

*1755 S Virginia St 786-7219 (use Exit 65, Plumb Lane, from I-395)

*3090 S Virginia St 829-1180 (use Exit 64, Moana Lane, from I-395)

*1725 Prater Way Sparks 358-9440 (use Exit 17, Rock Blvd, from I-80)

*345 E Prater Way Sparks 331-7550 (use Exit 19, Mc Carran Blvd. East, from I-80)

*91 Damonte Ranch Pkwy 853-9729 (south Reno)

*7540 Longley Ln 853-8770 (south Reno)

Napa has several stores too.

*972 Tallac 544-2252 in downtown Reno! (Use Exit 13, Downtown Reno, from I-80)

*174 Glendale Ave Sparks 331-4660 (Use Exit 19, Mc Carran Blvd, from I-80)

*2530 Wrondel Way 689-4530 Close to the airport (Use Exit 65, Plumb Lane, from I-395)

 

 

 

 


 

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