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Get to Know Southgate Automotive in Reno, NV

A Family Business Serving the Community Since 1995

Southgate Automotive is a local Reno auto repair shop owned and operated by David and Cameron Taylor, a father-son team with a deep-seated love for fixing cars. David got into the auto repair business by way for his father-in-law, who owned Southgate Chevron since 1963, but even before then, he had watched his father building engines in the home garage and started working on his own cars in high school. After joining Southgate Chevron, David became manager and then lead technician, so Cameron, in turn, spent a lot of time in the shop growing up, learning from his dad and grandfather. In 1995, the Taylor family separated from Chevron, and Southgate Automotive became the independent auto repair shop it is today.

“I love waking up every morning and being able to do what I love—working on cars. And conquering the hard-to-diagnose vehicles? Well, that’s the icing on the cake, which makes my job totally sweet and rewarding.” - David Taylor, Owner

Meet Our Reno Auto Repair & Service Team!

Our technicians have a combined 35+ years of experience in the automotive industry and attend ongoing training, so our diagnostics and repairs are completed correctly and in a timely manner. We genuinely care about our customers’ safety and satisfaction.

  • David
    David TaylorOwner & Technician

    David has owned Southgate Automotive since 1995 and started with Southgate Chevron in 1983. After all these years, he still loves working on cars and attends ongoing training to stay current on the latest automotive technology. He is State of Nevada G2 certified and an expert in computer diagnostics and vehicle maintenance. David has been married to his loving wife for over 30 years and has two beautiful children. When he’s not at the shop, David enjoys off-road racing, spending time with his wife, and camping.

  • Cameron
    Cameron TaylorCo-Owner & Technician

    Cameron is the third generation of the Taylor family to work at and be part-owner of Southgate Automotive. He has been working at the shop for 11 years and is attending ongoing training for diesel repair. Cameron is happily married and has a lovable daughter. When Cameron is not working, he is usually out in the desert either racing his desert race car of watching off-road racing.

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