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About Us


Founded by Rich and Wendy Christensen in 1998, the first shop that began it all is our South Tahoe location. After a successful few years Rich felt the need to expand to the Carson Valley and opened the Gardnerville location in 2001 and then again in Carson City in 2008. In the year 2012, we opened our Reno location. Shortly after the Reno shop opened Rich’s sons Aaron and Bryan began to take over operations. Aaron joined the business in 2011 after 8 years in the Air Force. Bryan joined the business in 2012 after 11 years in the Army. Aaron and Bryan take the same approach to the business their father instilled in them and look forward to continuing to grow and make Christensen Automotive the leader in automotive repair.


Christensen Automotive knows that you rely on your vehicle every day and it is important to get it fixed quickly and right the first time. We believe that customer satisfaction is paramount and know that it has been our loyal customers that have allowed us to keep growing and remain in business for the past 24 years. This is why we guarantee our work for 3 year, 36,000 mile which is twice warranty of most shops and dealerships in the area. We will do whatever it takes to make it as seamless as possible.


We employ professionals certified by ASE and each location has at least one ASE Certified Master Level Technician. We value our employees and as such they stay with us for the long-term, so when you come into one of our locations you will always see a familiar face.

Community Involvement

At Christensen Automotive, we are proud to support these local community organizations:

  • Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • Northern Nevada Food Bank
  • Honor Flight Nevada
  • Ron Wood Family Resource Center
  • Pinion Pines Elementary School
  • Kiwanis of Dayton Township
  • Rotary
  • Relay For Life

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