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NorNV-Reno: Recommended shops?

Discussion in 'South West' started by nvdeserted, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. Apr 25, 2010 at 9:27 PM

    nvdeserted [OP] Well-Known Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Reno, NV
    2009 Tacoma TRD OR Access Cab
    Electric Dynolock tailgate, TrailGear Slides, , 285/75-16 Yoko Geolanders on Wheelers Type B, SAW 2.0 front and back, Camburg b/j UCA, 1.5" AAL, Ubolt flip, ARB bump.
    Howdy Renoites, I thought we could put together a little list of shops that were good or bad for stuff done on your Taco. Also other off road stuff, dirtbikes, quads, etc. Add stuff and I'll update this once in a while.

    Off Road Innovations: I had them weld some sliders for me, quality was good and price was average. The staff was very accomodating, and the work was done quickly. They are also pretty cool about you using their 'flex ramp' if you ask.

    Big Valley Honda: Service department has always been good to me, competent, nice, timely, etc; parts dept is good too. Sales is a bunch of dicks from my experience...

    RMS: I've never had them do any work but they get my parts in quick and are generally helpful.

    Reno Toyota: Salesmen are jokers but whatever. The service team has been very accomodating and quick for me, Kevin (I think that's his name) was very cool about fixing my stereo (warranty stuff) and didn't give me any crap. Parts has been good, they've gotten me what I need in 24hrs if they don't stock it. My salesman was a joker, he said "just hit the locker button on the freeway if it's snowy or icy, it gives you 100% traction", I tried not to laugh but whatever he just sells stuff, he doesn't necessarily know how to use it.

    Trimline: I bought/installed my shell here, generally a good experience. I'd give the work a 4/5 but still recommend them.

    Triple S Tires: good for post-lift alignments. They do alignments for alot of the local 4X shops and are familiar with what can/needs to be adjusted to get to spec.

    Deanos: General auto shop, great service, honest, $70hr labor.

    Midas (on 5th & Keystone): I had them mount/balance some tires for me last year, they did a crap job on the balance and they killed my TPMS sensors. Nice folks but crap experience for me.

    Sears: What did I expect right? But they stripped 2 of my lug-nuts. Luckily I found out at home and not in a remote location. They did fix it quickly and kissed ass but having a tire-tech not know how to properly torque a lug-nut makes me think they have more problems to be had. Otherwise a decent experience but stipped lug-nuts at a tire shop???

    Michaels Suzuki: I bought a brand new bike from them a few years ago and once I picked it up they've been worthless ever since. Generally rude and not helpful; and my 'best friend salesman' forgot who I was 3 days after buying the bike. The parts dept always seems like I'm hassling them to see if they have a part in stock (that's your job right?). Now if I have any job I can't handle I go to Honda.
  2. May 1, 2010 at 5:52 PM
    Snapper Ranchero

    Snapper Ranchero Active Member

    Apr 8, 2010
    First Name:
    Reno Nevada
    Relentless fab armor, cattleguard on front (useful here, lots of cows and sheep), nerfs for mom and pop, interior and exterior (bed) lights, Dual rack w/ lights, stripped off all the TRD decals, and stripes and painted chrome emblems same color as the truck. Grillcraft black grill w/ black paint in back, elusive elements light bar inside w/ additional lights, old grill cutout, yakima rack mount, better tires.
    My Tacoma is under loyalty service w/ Reno Toyota, so I haven't needed to get any work done on it. My 300k+ miles 1985 4 Runner; well, Reno Toyota would not work on because they did not sell it to me and it looks like it's on death's door. For the last 5 years I've had it serviced and repaired at Independent Specialists of Reno. They were small 5 years ago, but have expanded, and I bet it's because of the work they do. I will be bringing the Tacoma there when it needs a non-warranty repair that I can't do.
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