Christensen Automotive | Gardnerville 775.782.2605 , Carson City 775.882.8888, Reno 775.322.8100, South Lake Tahoe 530.544.9940, Fallon 775-423-5455

About Christensen Automotive of Carson City

The Carson City location opened in 2008 and was the third store opened by Richard Christensen. Located at 1860 East William Street, the Carson shop has been giving fine service for nine years. We do GSA and fleet services in this location, along with the quality maintenance and repair we’re known for! Come visit us for anything from an oil change to major repairs! Maintaining your car to be as perfect as it can has never been so easy, especially when you see what great deals we have in our Specials! 

Schell Tingley – Manager

Schell has been in the automotive repair industry for 25 years. He is a Ford & Hyundai factory certified master service manager, and has also a been a Ford factory certified technician.







Chris Sistek- Service Advisor, Ford and CAT Certified Technician

Formerly a Heavy Equipment Mechanic at the Allied Nevada gold mines, Chris has been working in our shops for the past 3 years. Also having 8 years of working in service at Capital Ford under his belt, Chris is delighted to serve Nevada since 1997, when he moved here from Idaho.






Toby Coleman – ASE Master Technician

Born right here in Carson City, Toby has been a proud Nevadan his entire life. Previously a GM Master Technician at Micheal Hohl Automotive, Toby has been working with us for 6 of his 28 years in the automotive repair business.







Danny Hicks- Lube Technician

Danny has been working on cars his whole life, but started doing it professionally about 3 years ago. He was born in Northern California, and has been here in Nevada for 6 years. He has a Valvoline oil change certification and is highly capable of changing your oil when maintenance is due.





Gene Johnston- ASE Certified Technician

Gene has had a fascination with working on cars since he was 16. He’s been repairing cars professionally for 8 years, and for half of that we have had the pleasure of working with him. Gene has lived in Nevada for 6 years, but he is from Washington.




Danny Lozano – ASE Certified Master Technician, Advanced L1, 30 year Mazda Master Technician and 10 Year Hyundai Technician.

Danny is originally from the San Francisco bay area and brings 36 years of automotive expertise to the company. He’s lived and worked in Nevada for 17 years, and during his time here he has gone to the Mazda National Technician Competition for North America and placed second out of all the competitors from the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Danny has previously worked at Capital Ford.




Jon Nyblom- ASE Certified Technician, Certified Ford Technician and GM Technician

Jon has an extensive 33-year career of repairing cars under his belt. Jon had worked at Capital Ford for 6 years, and Micheal Hohl for over 2 decades. Originally from the San Jose area, Jon has been a Nevadan for over 3 decades and a Christensen Automotive technician for 2 years. Jon works hard to ensure every customer travels safely.






Jeffrey Ortega – ASE Certified Technician

Jeff has been working on cars professionally for 35 years! He has been an integral part of our company for 20 of those years, but he’s also worked at a couple Chevy dealerships. Originally from the Anaheim area of Southern California, Jeff is certified in brake repairs and MACS certified for AC repairs. He will also be happy to assist you with your car’s alignment.




Shawn Uttinger- Senior Master Platinum Hyundai Technician, Certified Mazda and Ford Technician, ASE Certified Technician

Shawn has been working on cars formally for 15 years, but he’s been learning every day since he was 12. Shawn is one of our newest technicians, but he has previous work experience at Capital Ford (formerly Carson City Mazda-Hyundai) and extensive certifications in Hyundai and Hyundai hybrids, Ford, and Mazda repairs.  He also has an associate’s degree in Applied Sciences.



Rochelle Simcox- Shuttle Driver

Rochelle has been shuttling customers for 10 years, and has been on our team since 2016. She also doubles as our receptionist, and is committed to ensuring every one of our customers has a safe and pleasant trip to their destinations!







Julie Bopp- Administrative Assistant

Julie has been in the automotive business for 15 years. She got her start as a car salesman for Capital Ford, later becoming a service adviser for Capital Ford-Hyundai, and has now become our Administrative Assistant. She has been proud to call Nevada home for 38 years after moving from her home state of Idaho, and has spent over 3 and a half years with our company. Before her time as a service adviser, she was a purchasing agent in the manufacturing sector.











1860 East William Street, Carson City, NV, USA




1539 U.S. 395, Minden, NV 89423, USA



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