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Reed's Automotive Offers Auto Repair Services You Can Count On!

Auto RepairSince 1998, Reed's Automotive has provided motorists in the Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 area with comprehensive auto repair services that include 4x4 Services, Alignment, Brakes, Car & Truck Care, Domestic Cars & Trucks, Electrical Services, Electronic Services, Engine & Transmission, Engine Maintenance, General Services, Heating and Cooling Services, Import Cars & Trucks, Miscellaneous Services, Quick Lube Services, Towing, Transmission Services and Undercar Services. Our goal is to offer the best services available at affordable prices to get you back on the road in no time.

You'll be hard-pressed to find the same level of expertise that our auto mechanic specialists provide! We have years of experience working on both domestic and import vehicles of all makes and models and can work with you to find cost-effective repair and maintenance alternatives.

For a high-performing vehicle, trust Reed's Automotive with your car, truck, or van. To learn more about the services we offer, please contact us by phone at 805-374-9221 or send us an email. We also invite you to learn more about our dedication to you, our valued customer.

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    Vehicle Tips

    According to recent studies, 5 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities are clearly caused by automobile maintenance neglect.

    The cooling system should be completely flushed and refilled about every 24 months. The level, condition, and concentration of coolant should be checked. (A 50/50 mix of anti-freeze and water is usually recommended.)

    Never remove the radiator cap until the engine has thoroughly cooled. The tightness and condition of drive belts, clamps and hoses should be checked by a pro.

    Change your oil and oil filter as specified in your manual, or more often (every 3,000 miles) if you make frequent short jaunts, extended trips with lots of luggage or tow a trailer.

    Replace other filters (air, fuel, PCV, etc.) as recommended, or more often in dusty conditions. Get engine drivability problems (hard stops, rough idling, stalling, diminished power, etc.) corrected at a good shop.

    A dirty windshield causes eye fatigue and can pose a safety hazard. Replace worn blades and get plenty of windshield washer solvent.

    Have your tires rotated about every 5,000 miles. Check tire pressures once a month; let the tires cool down first. Don't forget your spare and be sure your jack is in good condition.

    Check your owner's manual to find out what fuel octane rating your car's engine needs then buy it.

    Keep your tires inflated to the proper levels. Under-inflated tires make it harder for your car to move down the road, which means your engine uses more fuel to maintain speed.

    Lighten the load. Heavier vehicles use more fuel, so clean out unnecessary weight in the passenger compartment or trunk before you hit the road.

    Use the A/C sparingly. The air conditioner puts extra load on the engine forcing more fuel to be used.

    Keep your windows closed. Wide-open windows, especially at highway speeds, increase aerodynamic drag and the result is up to a 10% decrease in fuel economy.

    Avoid long idling. If you anticipate being stopped for more than one minute, shut off the car. Contrary to popular belief, restarting the car uses less fuel than letting it idle.

    Stay within posted speed limits. The faster you drive, the more fuel you use. For example, driving at 65 miles per hour (mph) rather than 55 mph, increases fuel consumption by 20 percent.

    Use cruise control. Using cruise control on highway trips can help you maintain a constant speed and, in most cases, reduce your fuel consumption.

    Keep your engine tuned. A fouled spark plug or plugged/restricted fuel injector can reduce fuel efficiency as much as 30 percent.

    Inspect the engine's belts regularly. Look for cracks or missing sections or segments. Worn belts will affect the engine performance.

    Have the fuel filter changed every 10,000 miles to prevent rust, dirt and other impurities from entering the fuel system.

    Change the transmission fluid and filter every 15,000 to 18,000 miles. This will protect the precision-crafted components of the transmission/transaxle.

    Inspect the suspension system regularly. This will extend the life of the vehicle's tires.

    What Our Customers Are Saying


    -Natalie J.

    Super friendly staff


    -Tim B.

    The guys at Reed's Automotive have done me right always, having great diagnostic skills, and have expedited the process quickly, at a fair price. And freeway close!


    -Harley H.

    Friendly, honest mechanics. Will treat you right.


    -Chuck C.

    Skill, depth of knowledge, and can do attitude describes Reed's Automotive. As always, I am thoroughly satisfied with my motorhome service at Reed's, and Donald's attention to every detail.


    -Shannon H.

    John, Ken and Donald are really good guys. Easy to do business with. They have taken care of our cars for years. Highly recommend!!!


    -John H.

    The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. They diagnosed and correct my problem the same day , this is definitely the group you want to put in your book when repairs are needed.


    -Mike C.

    I had a great experience at Reed's Automotive. This was my first time at Reed's Automotive and was referred from another repair shop. My Jeep was diagnosed to having a faulty solenoid that caused the transmission to only run in second gear. The Reed's team was very professional, keeping me up to date on the diagnoses and repair details. My Jeep was back on the road quicker than expected and the charges were very reasonable. In fact, less than I had expected. I now have an auto repair place I feel confident in using for future repairs.


    -Kelli G.

    I have an intimate knowledge of how shops are run. My first experience with Reed's Automotive and especially Donald was warm and welcoming. I would highly recommend them.


    -Billie F.

    Before I moved temporarily to Newbury Park I had a great mechanic. These guys at Reed's surpass my previous mechanic in all respects. This place came recommended to me and I could not have been more pleased. The shop is clean, the pricing is upfront and more than fair, but mostly the work is superb. Don't go anywhere else.


    -Cindy S.

    Only Place I Would Take My Car!!! As a woman, it is important to have a great mechanic you can trust. With Reed's, I have that and much more. John, Kenny and Donald have kept my little Infiniti G35 running perfectly over the years (currently has 276,000 miles and going strong). They are caring, fantastic mechanics and also my great friends as well. They now also take care of my 20 year old niece's car and I know she and her car are safe and sound with them. This is the only place I will ever take any of my cars, now and in the future. These guys ROCK!


    -Matt R.

    Always good reliable service I can trust from these guys!


    -James M.

    The staff was excellent, friendly professional, welcoming and great you with a smile. The service was excellent and I wasn't waiting unnecessarily. Awesome experience.
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