About

WELCOME TO CAPITOL AUTOMOTIVE

Capitol Automotive has been providing top-quality auto repair since 1965. We serve Carson City, Minden, Gardnerville, Dayton, Lake Tahoe and Reno. Our straightforward and enthusiastic approach to auto care is what makes us the best shop in town. What sets us apart from other shops is the quality of our staff and our attention to detail.

Our approach is educational, not rushed or hard sell. We take the time to research and evaluate your vehicle, find the root cause of the problem and communicate options, allowing you to make informed decisions. We ensure your car is serviced with the correct fluids and the highest-quality parts. Our maintenance programs follow factory specifications and save you time and money by preventing unexpected breakdowns.

Auto Repair Services for Carson City and Beyond

If you’re looking for a local auto repair shop you can trust, consider Capitol Automotive. Since 1965, we’ve been providing our friends and neighbors in Carson City with dependable, trustworthy auto repairs. Whether your vehicle needs a minor tune-up or a major overhaul, our service technicians can efficiently pinpoint solutions to problems, saving you valuable time and money.

Commitment to Customer Satisfaction

At Capitol Automotive, our number-one goal is complete customer satisfaction. We focus every day on providing high-quality auto repair coupled with top-notch customer service. Thanks to our many five-star reviews, we’re proud of our reputation as one of the Carson City area’s most trustworthy auto repair shops.

A True Alternative to the Dealer

Looking for an affordable alternative to the high prices at your local dealership? Capitol Automotive can help. Supported by a team of ASE-Certified technicians who receive ongoing training in auto repair services, we’re able to offer you dealership-quality knowledge and experience, without dealership pricing.

Technology and Experience to Get You Moving

Our technicians at Capitol Automotive stay up to date on the latest automotive technology, utilizing professional, hands-on experience working with many vehicle types. We use the most current diagnostic equipment available, including original factory equipment, allowing us to often more quickly uncover the problem and begin working on the solution. Combining cutting-edge technology with real-world experience, it’s our mission to get you moving in less time than it takes other shops to simply figure out what’s wrong.

Contact Us. We’re Here to Help!

We invite you to take a look around our website and learn more about what we do. Read the testimonials from our many happy customers, or find out more information on our specialties. Call or email us to inquire about how we can help with your specific automobile concern. All of us at Capitol Automotive will be happy to answer any questions you may have about our business and our services.

A Few Words from Our Customers

Amazing service!

I brought my van in on a Friday Morning. They had it diagnosed and estimated on the same day. I kept my car for the weekend and brought it back early Monday morning. They had everything fixed and even did a courtesy inspection to make sure there wasn't anything else I urgently needed done. They took me to work and even picked me up to get my van each time. Great service, friendly staff, and they didn't give you the run around! I'll be coming back for future services and even oil changes. Thank you Marcus and to your whole team!!

Jennifer Moushey

These guys are truly all that they say they are.

I am always skeptical with new service, but these guys are exceptional in a wonderful way. Your car will be in great hands and they stand behind their work. They are not just professional, they are also kind, honest and fun personable folks. Any customer will be truly lucky/blessed to have found Capitol Automotive to service their vehicle.
Cristine Ford

Great job Capitol Automotive... you earned a new customer.

I'd recently taken my Honda to a dealership to have airbag recall work done, and they offered to do a vehicle inspection at the same time. Their inspection revealed that my brakes needed to be repaired right away, and they pressured me to schedule the work with them at that time. Instead, I decided to try Capitol, and a similar inspection showed the brakes were not in the "dire condition" claimed by the dealership. I appreciate the care and concern shown by the folks at Capitol...without the pressure of the dealership. Great work at a good price!
Jeff Hansen

We've got it all

  • Highly skilled ASE-certified technicians and service writers
  • State-of-the-art diagnostic equipment
  • AAA approval with a 99% customer satisfaction rating
  • Nationwide warranty of 2 years or 24,000 miles on parts and labor
  • Convenient downtown location with free shuttle service
  • A comfortable waiting room with free Wi-Fi