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South Lake Tahoe

The South Lake Tahoe location of Christensen Automotive was the original business founded by Rich Christensen in 1998. Our one-stop Tahoe car repair shop has been providing our quality services for almost 20 years! South Lake Tahoe is our most seasoned shop and can handle many different jobs from the basic oil change to major car repair jobs on most vehicles!
You can visit the store at 2614 Sussex Avenue, South Lake Tahoe CA, 96150. You can also call us to schedule an appointment at (530) 544-9940.

What Our Happy Customers are Saying

Was driving across the country when our car started having trouble. Called them up and was able to have the car looked at and fixed the very same day. Fantastic staff and professional service. Nick was very friendly and helped make what could have been a very bad experience into a positive one. Many thanks to Christensen Automotive. Would absolutely recommend to anyone! – Danimal D.

Thanks Jerry and Nick. My wife and kids had transmission trouble while on vacation. I wasn’t able to be with them because of my work schedule. Jerry and Nick were very helpful with checking the oil level and topping it off for her. In the end the car needed to go to the dealer for warranty. But just to be able to trust that my family was getting the help they needed is a huge deal for me and I really appreciate companies with that kind of integrity. I would recommend them to anyone just based on their honesty. Thanks again guys. – Adam L.

Thank you Nick and friends!!! My entire dashboard went out, and I was recommended to this place. It was fixed within a short time, and the fee was very impressive. I will return, but hopefully, not too soon! Thank you again Nick. – Roberta B.

Meet the South Lake Tahoe Team

Jerry Stevens – Service Manager, ASE Service Adviser, ASE Parts Consultant

Factory-Trained Service Advisor for Honda, Subaru, and General Motors

Jerry was previously a Service Writer at our Carson City location. He is from Douglas County, and his previous work experience from his 19 years in the business includes Micheal Hohl Motor Company. He looks forward to providing the best service in Lake Tahoe.

Nick Pickering – Service Advisor

Nick was born and raised in Douglas County Nevada, and has worked with us for three years. Before his work here, he has gained experience from Carson City Toyota, boasting 25 years in the business. His previous work experience includes Carson City Toyota, and has been with us since 2015.

Sam Christensen – ASE Certified Technician, UTI Graduate, USMC Automotive trained

UTI Graduate, USMC Automotive Trained

Sam has been repairing cars for 8 years, getting his start in the US Marine Corps. He was born and raised in South Lake Tahoe, and is following his father’s footsteps as a proud mechanic of Christensen Automotive. Naturally, he picked some of his skills up from his father, so he has been surrounded by cars for all 31 years of his life as a Christensen.

John Menje – CA Certified Smog Technician

ASE Certified Technician A1, A3, A5, A6, A7, A8 and L1

John started working for Christensen Automotive in 2003 and after a short stint in Carson City, he is enjoying serving our great customers at “The Lake”. He has been fixing cars since 1992, giving him over 20 years of experience in the trade. His previous work experience at Shell of Los Gatos and Randy’s Auto Soquel has helped him learn everything he needed before joining us in 2000.

Matt Vane – ASE Certified Technician

UTI Graduate

Matt is another local of South Lake Tahoe, and we have been privileged to work with him for over two and a half years. Before that, he was a mechanic at Tahoe City Auto Repair. Starting there in 2014, he has gained experience and knowledge to help you with all your car needs.

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