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Reno - Auto and RV Repairs and Parts, and Tow Service

We have provided here the names of certain auto shops that we or other burners trust for one reason or another for reliable and fairly-priced car repairs. Also included is contact info for auto parts stores along the shopping hubs. With so many others scattered throughout the region, however, our list is incomplete. If you’d like a broader picture of the auto part stores or repair shops in Reno and Sparks, check this out:

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Auto Repairs

Big O Tires and Service Centers
5130 Mae Anne Avenue – 775-787-3222 – (West McCarran and Mae Anne )
Open Mon-Fri 7am-6pm, Sat 7am-5pm.

Fernley Tire and Brakes
1575 Newlands Drive East – 775-835-6190 – (Fernley)
Open Weekdays 8am-6pm.

Franks Auto Service
1100 Highway 40 West – 775-345-0177 – (Verdi)
Open Mon-Sat 8:30am-6pm.
Works on anything, including RV’s.  Can tow many vehicles, but not RV’s.

Hometown Auto Service
90 West Main Street – 775-575-9600 – (Fernley)
Open Mon 8am-5pm, Tue-Fri 8am-6pm.

Howard’s Chevron
2799 East 4th Street – 775-786-2159 – (Grand Sierra Resort)
Open Mon-Fri 7am-8pm, Sat 8am-7pm, Sun 8am-6pm. Call ahead for possible after-hours. Every year, Howard’s stocks extra supplies such as jugs of water, food, first aid supplies, sunglasses and more. You can even fill up with tap water, such as your RV.  They also offer car-repair services. Just off of I-80 (exit 16) by US-395.

Meineke Car Care Center
810 West 4th Street – 775-786-4622 – (Keystone Ave.)
Open Mon-Fri 7:30am-6pm, Sat 7:30am-6:30pm.

Mike’s Automotive Perfection
5301 Longley Lane # 214 – 775-827-5600 – (South Virginia and Kietzke Lane)
Open Mon-Fri 8am-5pm, closed weekends. An honest, but not inexpensive, mechanic if you need serious car repairs while in the area.

MKS Diesel & Auto Repair
155 West Main Street – 775-530-4574 - (Fernley)
Available 24 hours. Mobile and high performance repair service.

Northwest Tire & Service Center
500 West 4th Street – 775-323-3339 – (Keystone Ave.)
Open Mon-Fri 8am-5pm.

Rankin’s Auto Service
530 Merrill Street (off Wells near I-80) – 775-329-8433 – (Downtown)
Open Mon-Fri 8am-5pm.

Reno Vulcanizing Auto Care & Tire Works
590 North Virginia Street – 775-322-2141 – (Downtown)
Open Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 8am-5pm. Good general auto repairs service beyond tires despite the name.

Reno Vulcanizing Auto Care & Tire Works
225 East Prater Way – 702-356-7500 – (East McCarran & Prater Way)
Open Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 8am-5pm. Good general auto repairs service beyond tires despite the name.

Reno Vulcanizing Auto Care & Tire Works
450 East Plumb Lane – 775-826-0464 – (Plumb Lane)
Open Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 8am-5pm. Good general auto repairs service beyond tires despite the name.

Sierra Car Service
1535 Hymer Avenue – 775-331-3774 – (Grand Sierra Resort)
Open Mon-Fri 7:30am-5:30pm. This place has come to treat us and other friends and burners VERY fairly! They specialize in foreign cars, especially Volkswagens.

Trucks Plus
220 Lyon Drive – 775-575-2500 – 775-622-7710 – (Fernley)
Open 8am-4:30pm, but on call 24/7 during Burning Man. Repair service of all types for all vehicles. Can also tow vehicles intended to shop up to small motor-homes.

Auto Parts and Simple Service

(generally all these stores are open every day around 8am-8pm)

1550 South Virginia Street – 775-323-4007 – (Plumb Lane)
Open Mon-Sat 8am-10pm, Sun 8am-9pm. Free computerized diagnostic tests of engine computer error codes, aka ECU codes. The staff will help you out by telling you what you need if you think you’re up to making repairs yourself.

Econo Lube
651 North McCarran Blvd – 775-358-7800 – (East McCarran & Prater Way)

Jiffy Lube
215 East Prater Way – 775-359-9682 – (East McCarran & Prater Way)

O’Reilly Auto Parts
801 West 5th Street – 775-329-5353 – (Keystone Ave.)

O’Reilly Auto Parts
345 E Prater Way – 775-331-7550 – (East McCarran & Prater Way)

O’Reilly Auto Parts
91 Damonte Ranch Pkwy – 775-853-9729 – (Damonte Ranch)

490 Keystone Avenue – 775-322-3008 – (Keystone Ave.)

245 East Prater Way – 775-355-0508 – (East McCarran & Prater Way)

Napa Auto Parts
780 East Main Street – 775-575-6272 - (Fernley)

Pep Boys
300 East Prater Way – 775-358-7200 – (East McCarran & Prater Way)

Pep Boys
5000 Smithridge Drive # 1 – 775-827-1700 – 775-827-1912 – (South Virginia and Kietzke Lane)

RV Repairs/Parts

A1 Body Shop & RV Repair and Parts
2050 Glendale Avenue – 775-348-0908 – (Grand Sierra Resort)
Mon-Fri 8am-5pm, Sat 8am-3pm.

Charlie’s Mobile RV Repair
15195 Sylvester Road – 775-853-7133 – (Damonte Ranch)
Open Mon-Sat 8am-5pm.

Connie Can Mobile RV Repair
9732 Pyramid Way # 334 – 775-846-5895 – (Pyramid)
Available 24/7. Connie's really flexible and will even travel to repair your RV on the playa.

Paramount Repair
2570 Tacchino Street – 877-329-6691 – (Grand Sierra Resort)
Open Mon-Fri 8am-5:30pm.

Reno-Sparks RV and Auto Service Center
5425 Louie Lane – 775-323-1277 - (South Virginia and Kietzke Lane)
Open Mon-Fri 8am-5pm.

Safari Stores Repair and Parts
2802 Kietzke Lane -  775-825-4722 – (Moana)
Mon-Sat 8:30am-5:30pm, Sun 11am-3pm.

Sierra RV Repair and Parts
9125 South Virginia Street – 800-972-8760 – (South Virginia – US395)
Open Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:00pm, Sat 8:30am-4pm.

Sprad’s RV Repair and Parts
10000 South Virginia – 775-853-7170 – (South Meadows Parkway)
Open Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:00pm.

Tow Service

All Points Towing
2801-B  Vassar Street, Reno – 775-323-4002 – (Grand Sierra Resort)
During burn week – Open 24/7. Will pick up Bay Area to Wadsworth and FROM Reno will tow up to 500 miles in any direction. Will tow RV & travel trailers with good wheel up to 32ft long. Does not tow diesel pushers.

Cal/Nevada Towing
1590 Marietta Way, Sparks – 775-359-3700 – (East McCarran & Prater Way)
Open 24/7. Can tow anything, anywhere. Including non vehicle installations etc.

D & S Tow Inc
105 Sunshine Lane, Reno – 775-358-7779 – (Grand Sierra Resort)
Open 24/7 and can tow anything anywhere in surrounding states.

Hanneman Towing
280 East Main Street, Fernley – 775-575-2345 – (Fernley)

Nevada Towing Inc
14150 Mt. Anderson, Reno – 775-747-1818 – map
Open 24/7 can tow anything anywhere on the west coast.

Smith n Tobey
413 Fourth Street, Wadsworth – 775-575-7320 – 775-771-7714 – (Wadsworth)
24 Hour Towing, Roadside Repairs, and Off-Road Recovery Specialist.

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