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
Southgate Automotive Mission
Over the past 30 years our mission at Southgate Automotive is to treat every client ethically and honestly while providing the best possible experience and service in the industry at the best price possible. We vow to stay educated on new technology so that your vehicle will be maintained and repaired in a timely manner and perform like new for many years. We will always strive to sell the best quality parts available and offer industry leading warranties. Our goal is to improve our industry image as we grow our business so we can provide exceptional repairs and service over the next 30 years and provide our employees and their families with a bright and secure future.
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 Taylor Owner & 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 Taylor Co-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 two lovable daughters. When Cameron is not working, he is usually out in the desert either racing his desert race car of watching off-road racing.
Brenda Service Advisor
Brenda is the Service Advisor here at Southgate. She loves interacting with our wonderful customers – they are the best. When not at work, Brenda enjoys camping, fishing, puzzles, and watching movies. She is thankful and proud to be a member of the Southgate Automotive family.
Ryan is the newest technician at Southgate Automotive. He has dealership experience and is Nevada 2G certified. When not at work, Ryan loves spending time with his wife and enjoying the outdoors.
WenDee is our bookkeeper here at Southgate Automotive. She spent 30+ years in the grocery business before deciding to change professions and work with her husband David. She enjoys gardening and camping in her spare time.