After working 13 years from someone else, our founder, Chad Smith, decided to work for himself and open California Custom Rides in the bay area. We promoted car shows and detailed cars, as well as a few vintage custom car rebuilds here and there. In 2007, Chad moved to Reno and began to build Custom Land Cruisers with a partner. After the first one was completed, the other partner and Chad decided to part ways and go different directions. Bringing us to the opening of Elite.. Automotive. With a vehicle scanner, Chad has built a mobile customer base and will soon be opening a shop here in Reno and possibly Carson City. Our Niche = $34.99 for your peace of mind! Have a vehicle scanned before you buy it or trouble shoot one you already have. We also detail cars, boats, and motor cycles. Check us out today!
I went to Roy with the idea of a 1600 dollar fix for my blown engine in my Forester and it ended up costing 4000 dollars which is almost as much as the car cost me. Two weeks later I got stuck at work with no ride home, he 'fixed' it again and a week after that I got stuck 6 miles from home and had to walk. He did a terrible, dishonest job and is NOT to be trusted, save time and money and use a different mechanic
Posted: 7/31/2011 • Link to this review
this guy runs his company out of his garage. When i took my car to him he ended up costng me an extra $1000.00 in repairs that i didnt even need. PS. He is very shady, he currently has a warrent out for his arrest for ripping off one of his other customers.
Posted: 8/03/2009 • Link to this review
Not every customer is happy with every business, especially when they want cheap prices for expensive repairs. Some people don't want to hear there is more wrong with their car than they originally think. Then when it's fixed, with their permission, they are upset that the mechanic actually wants to be paid for all his hard work. It would help if this reviewer had his/her facts straight though. Elite Automotive has a shop and is also a mobile repair company. No repairs are done from a home. Currently, Elite is a repair and recovery company that has major car dealerships and companies as customers, such as Muscle Motors, High Sierra, & Enterprise Rent A Car, just to name a few. Elite doesn't promise to make everyone happy, but we do promise to warranty our work and provide the best customer service possible to every one who walks thru our door. Thank you for taking the time to read this reply to such a unprofessional review. Published by Rose Smith Owner of Elite Automotive and Recovery Solutions
1995-2006 Vintage Automotive and Grapevine Towing Napa CA - Office Manager 1996-1999 Midnight Autosports Sacramento CA - Partner 2006-2007 California Custom Rides Napa CA - Car Show promoter and Deatils 2007-2008 Elite Automotive Reno NV - Mobile Diagnostics, Repairs and Detailing, Car Show Promotion
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