Community Conscious CAR CARE
About Us in Reno, NV
Family Owned & Operated
What have you heard about our shop so far?
That we're vibrant and full of energy? Sure, that's true but we're so much more than that. Our team is always looking for fun ways to engage with our clients. During our weekly meetings, we like to have fun with team-building exercises to lighten the mood and brighten our relationships together. Customers are able to enjoy their visit to our facility because we create a warm and inviting atmosphere. The reason our customers leave us with a smile is the same reason we leave with a smile. Come be a part of our exceptional service experience. CoAuto in Reno, NV is all about its community and its customers-You!
As soon as you enter our facility, you may wonder if you're in the right place. Sure, the address says 2155 Dickerson Road, but there's a lot more visual stimulation than you any repair you've ever been to. We have a beautiful waiting area, full of plants, local art, handmade jewelry and ceramics, large paintings and photography. CoAuto is truly full of personality, and has art for every personality type. The cleanliness of the shop may be what you notice first. And we keep our waiting room quiet and relaxing to customers can enjoy our amenities in peace while we service their vehicle. Just as our customers need a Starbucks fix, we invite them to enjoy our complimentary coffee, tea & snacks. Our shop's culture is unbeatable; beautiful shop floors, bright white lighting, amazing murals painted along the shop walls on both the interior and exterior.
CoAuto has 5 Programs that set us apart:
Car Giveaway Program
CoAuto gives away one car per year to a local veteran in need, chosen by the Veterans Resource Center of Nevada. It is an honor to provide reliable transportation for men and women who served our country.
High School Internship Program
CoAuto invites local high school students to visit our shop and shadow our technicians. We mentor and challenge them to see if auto repair is a possible career path. Our future relies on the youth of our local community.
Community Education Program
CoAuto offers classes and workshops in the field of automotive education, maintenance, and basic automotive knowledge. We empower our community to make educated, knowledgeable and confident repair decisions. Classes are held quarterly and the cost is $40 with a $20 CoAuto cash rebate on their next service. (Custom classes available upon request)
Local Art Display Program
CoAuto exhibits artwork in the customer waiting area, showcases local talent, and gives our creative community more opportunity for promotion. CoAuto does not collect commissions for the sale of any art. We simply enjoy giving our artists more exposure.
Reverse Your Carbon Footprint Program
CoAuto partners with the Arbor Day Foundation and plants one tree with every oil change we perform. Our hope is to provide a little more oxygen for our universe and reverse our carbon footprint.
The Arbor Day Foundation is the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees, with more than 1 million members, supporters, and valued partners and a mission to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees.
Our vision is to help others understand and use trees as a solution to many of the global issues we face today, including air quality, water quality, climate change, deforestation, poverty, and hunger.
will make a donation to plant one tree on behalf of each client for each auto repair service or oil service provided. See our support grow.
1619 trees planted.
Find Out More at https://www.arborday.org
Meet Our Team:
has been in the Reno area since 1989. He became an ASE Certified Master Technician in 2011. A current Toastmaster with Sierra Sunrise Toastmasters, he enjoys dirt bike riding, snowboarding, camping and spending time with his family. He is married to his beautiful wife Nichole, and they have two boys, Leo and Carter.
aka Vinnie has lived in Reno/Tahoe since 1989. He is ASE certified and passionate about his work. He is a current Rotarian with the largest club in Reno. He lives the yogic lifestyle, continuing the search for enlightenment. He enjoys a multitude of extracurricular activities from kiteboarding to aerial silks and Acro yoga. He is happily married to his beautiful wife Dawn and looks forward to one day opening a yoga retreat with her in Belize.
ASE MASTER CERTIFIED TECHNICIAN
I am an Advanced Level Specialist/Master Mechanic. My interest in car repairs began when I was a junior in high school in 2002. I had done an oil change and changed the spark plugs on my ’92 Nissan Stanza. In the process, I ended up stripping out my valve cover bolts. I realized how fragile and complex car repairs could be, and that a career in car repairs is an essential occupation that would not disappear within my lifetime. Throughout my automotive career, I have always appreciated and enjoyed that my work makes a difference. With every repair, there is one more vehicle safer on the road. I love that CoAuto focuses on community involvement, provides a clean and unique environment for employees as well as for customers, and provides me with continuous training necessary to further my knowledge in the progressive automotive industry.
SERVICE ADVISOR / PROGRAM MANAGER
Rochelle Mejia was raised in Reno Nevada, she loves the outdoors, off-roading, fishing, camping, and all types of sports. Rochelle did 3 years of demolition derby at the state fair and was 2nd place every year. She’s not afraid to get dirty and she always has a smile on her face. Family means everything to this young lady, which includes her parents, her older siblings, her animals, and even sees her co-workers as a family. The CoAuto team has helped her blossom into a better person while becoming educated in the auto repair industry.
I like being called Jordan, but I also respond to dad, Papa Smurf or Maestro.
I have 21 years in the automotive industry and I credit my success to all the hours I spent building with Lego's as a kid and having never missed an episode of MacGyver.
What I love about life are women and cars ... just to clarify; I have three beautiful daughters and an adorable wife. I also enjoy solving the complex problems today's vehicles present.
What I love about CoAuto is the commitment to learning and growing as a team (and the snacks in the break room).
What really grinds my gears are forks with only three times. AHHH! They are just plain wrong.
What makes my gears run smoothly is listening to Joe Morello on the drums. Every note that Mr. Morello played with Dave Brubeck's jazz quartet is sheer perfection.
My name is Kristi Green. I have worked in the administrative and bookkeeping field for over 10yrs; with several years before, during and after in customer service. I came from a background of bookkeeping, learning a lot from helping my mother with her construction bookkeeping business of 40yrs. This is the reason I believe the career came so naturally to me. I love building relationships with people and helping my friends and peers in any way I can. Through the practice of yoga, I have learned the value of patience, kindness, love, humor and understanding. These attributes are what make me a thoughtful and compassionate person in and outside of work. The constant effort to better my life and work skills while enjoying life and my surroundings never ends.
Being born and raised in Tahoe City, California has given me a tremendous love for nature and adventure. When I am not “counting beans” and keeping the business afloat, I am pioneering the mountainous states of Nevada and California, traveling to hot springs, camping and enjoying time with my fiancé, the love of my life, Pete.
I love working at CoAuto simply because of the value in service and care we give to our clients and back to the community. The mission statement of this business lines up in synchrony with the values I carry in my own life. Therefore, I love being a part of the CoAuto family! We are always striving to be the best while working with each other in positive ways. I believe there is much importance to this way of life.
Through excellence, consistency, family values, support to each other, trustworthiness and community; we will be leaders in our growing industry. Reaching for the stars together.
I like being called B for short, Brennen.
I have 3 years in the automotive industry & Its amazing seeing the progression of vehicle in the last few years, Like a Tesla is practically self-driving, Crazy!
What I love about the service industry is – Knowledge, and the amount of the unknowing still left for the future of vehicles.
What I love about my life is – I own most of my dream cars, and have a few projects to be finished, family, and adventures along the way.
What I love about CoAuto is – We fit together like PB&J, all my co workers are good friends, we al work together very well, MY BOSSES are the Best!!
What really Grinds My Gears is – People driving to fast down our street when we are trying to back client vehicles in and out of the lot. Scary! No need to be in a rush:)
What makes my gears run smoothly is – Good Sleep, Water, Being able to zone out into whatever it is that I’m doing regardless of what’s going on around me
I have 6 years in the automotive industry & I never get bored. I still love where the future of cars is headed.
What I love about the service industry is being able to genuinely help & educate clients
What I love about my life is the family of friends I have at home & the race car in my garage that is slowly but steadily being worked on.
What I love about CoAuto is the people I work with & the positive environment that I am consistently involved in.
What really grinds my gears is when people who do not maintain their vehicle get upset when we tell them that there is work to be done.
What makes my gears run smoothly is hanging out with my friends & selling work to happy client.