Truckee Auto Repair

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Call Us:(530) 587-2178
The Auto & Tire Doctor Hours
Mon - Fri: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Express Lube Hours
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Smogs available: Smog checks on 2000 and newer vehicles.
Available at both facilities during regular business hours.
No appointments needed.
5
The Auto & Tire Doctor

For me, I was out of town and far from home. About a mile from my destination I blew a tire and limped to the hotel. After AAA put the spare on for me I called these guys and they not only gave me a great price but more than excellent service. The woman I spoke with on the phone, Gabby, was very sweet and helpful. I would recommend this place in a heartbeat. It's a no brainer. Do yourself a favor and call them right now!

5
The Auto & Tire Doctor

I told these guys I would write a good review if my Ford Explorer made it back down the hill - so here it is! Shout out to Winston! Woof! I was on my way to a graduation in Reno and car disaster struck! As a woman you are always leery of mechanics because there are those that tend to take advantage when they can. I can say with 100% confidence that this shop is trustworthy and won't take advantage, because they could have with me. I was in a bind and they knew it. My 99 FE overheated on I80 going East near Kingvale, right as I got into the usual road construction on the pass. Luckily I had to slow to a crawl or the engine would have burned up and not just the radiator. A nice guy pulled over and helped me limp it over to the Kingvale exit, and I was able to coast down to Truckee. I stopped at the first station (zero stars for that dude) He said he was too busy and said call around, but everyone is probably too busy to help you today. Rude. I "Yelped" because I don't know Truckee, and Auto Tire Doctor was 5 stars and I called, and he said he was very busy but bring it and he'd make time. They were SO incredibly nice. They took a look, gave me the bad news (radiator) and said they could fix it and I'd have it the next day (keep in mind it's about 4pm at this point) I called to see if I could get a rental car (no) and one of the service guys said he was driving some other stranded people to Reno and he had room. I declined because my son said he would come get me - but right on service dude for offering !!! They quoted me $600 and told me it would be ready at 3-4 the following afternoon. I showed up at 3 & they were putting it through it's paces and by 3:30 they put the keys back in my hand. Total cost $550. I drove it back to Reno and then drove it back to Silicon Valley yesterday, and no issues. Even in morning commute traffic in Sacto, Concord, and SV the car didn't get hot.

4
The Auto & Tire Doctor

Came into Truckee from out of town for the Tough Mudder and my car broke down. Despite being completely booked that day, Tom/John/Gabby had my no-start-no-crank problem diagnosed and the starter replaced the same day so that I could make it to the race the next morning! For a repair shop to stay open late to get a job done in an emergency, this place deserves a look if you are considering bringing your car in for maintenance or repairs. I probably would have rated 5/5 stars if I had been there more than once.

5
The Auto & Tire Doctor

The staff and especially the person that helped us at the front were so helpful. It was a rough day with our tire being out of alignment and coming from out of town, but coming to this shop really helped take the sting out of an un-fortunate situation! I appreciate the kindness, excellent customer service and pleasant demeanor of stars from me.

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The Auto & Tire Doctor

I brought my 2010 Subaru to The Auto Doctor after reading positive yelp reviews after loosing some coolant. They were eager to charge me $130 to diagnose the problem My car was looked at promptly but unfortunately I was charged $300 for a thermostat when all I needed was to have my radiator system properly "burped". Now my coolant system sounds like a rain stick when the car moves back-and-forth. If I lived in Truckee I would take the car back but now I'm out of pocket and feel worse off then when I took it in. They talk a good game at The counter, but the work done on my car was rushed and misdiagnosed.

5
The Auto & Tire Doctor

Picked up a screw between TX and CA so I Googled tire shops and this one popped up. The manager was polite and the repair guy was super polite. Fixed my tire and inflated the other 3 tires to the proper psi. And then crawled under my truck and aired the spare (which was low) up. And then told me no charge. Wow, what a great experience. He also suggested the Full Belly Deli for lunch. Another home run. A small tip and some of my homemade jerky was his reward. Along with a big ol Texas thank you.

5
The Auto & Tire Doctor

I was stranded in Truckee with my grandson and his car. We were driving down from Idaho when we got a flat. Turned out that all 4 of his tires were bad. AAA recommended The Auto and Tire Doctor. John the owner and his staff Cindy & Gabby were very nice & helpful. They had to search the planet to find the tires...but they did it! They even let us borrow their truck to go into town. Super nice people! Thanks!

5
The Auto & Tire Doctor

This shop is the BEST car shop I have ever been to. I had recently purchased a Salvage titled car in South Lake Tahoe and had to go through all the extra steps but no mechanic in South Shore would see me and my car. I called these guys and their kindness came right through the phone. They said I could come see them that day and not to worry. I made the trek to Truckee where they did the light and break check along with a once-over and oil change. I had to go back today to finish up my inspection for Cali's Salvage test and they took great care of me. Kindness all the way through along with great service and work. By far the BEST PLACE I have taken my cars. Will be back for my oil change in a few months and cannot wait to see the shop dog and everyone's smiling faces. Thank you all so much.

5
The Auto & Tire Doctor

Wow! My car broke on Donner Pass! Figure the odds. Why break up here in the winter? In the rain? Well AAA sent a good wrecker and recommended a terrific auto shop. They were extremely fast and professional. Reasonable with price. John Lamoreux, the owner, picked me up at my hotel and shuttled me back to shop. Staff is very pleasant and John gave me a great recommendation for a scenic drive home and a great restaurant I would never have found on my own.
The Beacon near S. Lake Tahoe. For breaking down experience turned out well. Big thanks to John and his staff. Kevin Morris

Thanks for the kudos Kevin. It was our pleasure!

- The Auto & Tire Doctor
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The Auto & Tire Doctor

Great experience and loved the showroom floor the waiting room is impeccably clean and the people and the dog are friendly

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