By: netsurfer35
Vinny's Automotive
I have used Vinnys for years, both for my old Cherokee Sport and then for my Xterra. My mom used Vinnys for her Chryslar 300 and my daughter used him for her Honda. If I were to say ONE thing about Vinny, it would be Honest. This man probably prevents himself from making more money because he is all about honesty. If he thinks you can get the work done more cheaply at the dealer, he will tell you so. That being said, his work is always 100% and his prices are either competitive or under the competition. I am currently getting a new radiator and he was 170.00 less than another really well reviewed shop in Sparks that I have heard nothing but good things about. No hesitations, Vinny runs a great business, does outstanding work, and he will NEVER overcharge you. Only negative, it takes more than a week typically to get the appt to have the work done, but it is always done when he says it will be.
By: dar1965
Levco Transmission (Reno/Sparks)
I had my transmission rebuilt here. I dealt mostly with Victor and he is a friendly, honest man. He showed me what was wrong and a couple of different options on taking care of a transmission leak. The prices were fair and Jesse tried to save me as much money as he could, even when I said that I did not care what it costs as long as this was done right. I have no complaints about how the transmission is working now. The pan was leaking after a couple of weeks and they fixed it immediately, it looks like they honor their year warranty . They like to talk cars and explain everything they are doing and offer suggestions on other upgrades that can be done, without trying to sell anything. They even offer you cold sodas out of their stash...
By: orlandog
The Body Shop of Reno Sparks Collision Repair Specialists
The Body Shop was wonderful! What happened in my experience was I sent in the car for fixing and they did a great job. I'm really happy! It was not too expensive either. They gave me a good deal. My car was just a little damage, just some damage on the bumper, and they did a wonderful job fixing it. I'm really happy with them. If I need to have a car fixed again, I'm going to those guys again to get it fixed because they did a great job.If somebody is looking to get their vehicle fixed, I would recommend this shop, because they give you good deals and they do a beautiful job. They are wonderful, and I love them! I'm really happy! They fixed it perfect, with perfect color, and there is nothing wrong. They're great!
By: annab17
Jackson & Farmer Auto Body
It's never fun getting into a car accident, but Jackson & Farmer definitely made the experience a lot less stressful. The office was very nice and made me feel right at home. Jim really knows his stuff! You can tell he knows what he is talking about and was very informative. My car looks amazing! I got my car back in a very timely fashion. I really liked how they took the time to wash (and even vacuum!) my car when it was done! Everyone (including the office dog Bo) were so nice! Hopefully, I won't be in need of there services any time soon. But should I need my car repaired again Jackson & Farmer is where I will be going!
By: Bernard C.
Aims Machine Shop Inc
After diligent research and reading all the reviews (some were negative) the one thing that stood out about this shop is its 50+ years in business, so I made my decision to stop by and check them out. Wow , awesome facility and customer service. Spending $65000.00 on an engine my trust in shops are very limited. This shop and group of guys put my mind at ease with their professionalism and combined experience of over 100 yrs. It's rare to find people who stand behind their word and these guys rocked the house. Now ,my buddy who has a 16 car collection is turned on to these guys he couldn't be happier as well.
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By: Richard K.
Tico's Auto Center
I really don't understand the negative reviews? I and my family have taken all our automobiles to Ticos and never , never had anything but top notch service!! The price and quality of his work on our vehicles is the best in town bar none!! He also is a very generous sponsor of Sparks High School athletics. He also went personally to a senior citizens house to do repair work right in her drive way because she was to ill to make it into the shop! Do not pay attention to people who are negative! Try Tico for youre self and youre wallet and automobile will never run better!!!
By: Karen D.
Tico's Auto Center
Tico's Automotive is a locally-owned shop, and Tico is that rare honest, intelligent mechanic with an entrapenurial spirit and a sense of compassion. About these negative reviews: No, he won't quote a firm price before checking your car, because, unlike other mechanics, he'll only charge you for what actually needs to be fixed. Yes, sometimes you have to wait a short time, but guess what? When *you have an emergency, he'll work *you in. I'll drive to Tico's from South Reno for an oil change-that's my level of loyalty and trust.
By: rosalieoreilly90
Wayne's Automotive Center
After getting a bad tank of gas (I mean a REALLY bad tank of something that wasn't even gas), James at Wayne's not only kept in contact with me on what was going on, but relayed information I was able to get from the gas station to another 'victim' of this bad gas that had his car towed to Wayne's. My car runs great and I'm getting a full refund from the gas company for all my repairs/tows/gas/rental, etc. They saved a sample of the 'mystery fuel' in case I needed it. Super guys! Super shop!
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By: Michael C.
Mooney's Automotive Service
I took my old beat up 95 toytoa 4runner there to see if they can locate and fix an oil leak from the motor. I took it in and the next day, they had it all fixed. It was great cause Jim poured UV sensitive dye into the motor and had me come in for check ups to see if the motor was leaking any more fluids. Its good old fashion service they provide. I am impressed and recommend anyone to have their vehicle fixed there. There was no hassle like other shops and they did have fair prices.
By: lorettanash
The Body Shop of Reno Sparks Collision Repair Specialists
We've been using The Body Shop, Inc. a couple of times. They've been very prompt when they say that the car's going to be ready. No if's, and's or questions. We live an hour and a half away from them, so when we make an appointment with them, we know everything looks good, which makes everything that much better. We were just looking around for a body shop when we went down and talked to The Body Shop, Inc. We liked the way they treated us, and we decided to have our car repaired there!
Tips & Advices
Using a variety of tools and processes, many of which require specialized training, auto body mechanics primarily repair cosmetic and structural damage to vehicles after accidents occur. They can also enhance a vehicle’s appearance and performance by replacing and adding new parts to a vehicle’s body.
This depends on the severity of the work that needs to be done. Something such as paintless dent repair for a few small dents can take an hour. Whereas auto body repairs for damages caused by a major accident can take multiple days to correct.
All auto body parts can be repaired but there is a threshold for the level of repairs possible. Parts can be damaged beyond repair and would need to be wholly replaced.
Auto body parts can be made from a wide variety of materials, usually based on what the part’s purpose is. Vehicle frames body panels, bumpers, roof racks, and other items that need to be strong and durable are usually constructed from steel, which is known for its durability and resistance to rust and high temperatures. But aluminum is quickly becoming a popular material of construction due to its lightweight yet durable nature. Body kits and other aftermarket parts like spoilers and hoods can be constructed from one form of plastic or another.
Yes, the vast majority of car makes and models have aftermarket parts available for many of their components. But higher-end vehicles typically have less aftermarket parts available since they often use specialized materials and manufacturing processes that are difficult to duplicate for many aftermarket manufacturers.

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