to Nelson's Automotive

Nelson’s Automotive is the Sandpoint, ID, area’s source for quality car and truck repair. Our local auto repair shop specializes in light-duty diesel truck maintenance and classic car service. So whether your diesel pickup needs a tune-up or your muscle car requires some TLC, we’re here for you.

Why Service Here?

The Truck Repair Pros

Turn to our team for expert diesel truck maintenance and repair. Contact us to learn what our technicians can do for your truck.
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Meet Our Skilled Auto Service Team

Nelson’s Automotive is home to a team of trained service advisors and ASE Certified technicians that caters to all motorists around Sandpoint, ID. Visit us with all your classic car repair and diesel truck service needs.
What Our Customers Say
Mac Morgan
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Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Value Visit One: My vintage Toyota Land Cruiser can’t endure anyone other than knowledgeable, competent, and careful mechanics. Nelson’s provided that at an honest price with fast turnaround. My Cruiser now insists he’ll not visit any other doctor. Visit Two: I'm happy to report that the Great Resignation dilemma facing many repair shops is NOT at all evident at Nelson's Automotive. Despite the fact that my Toyota is 30 year old technology, the highly-experienced team seeks and repairs the elusive problems and sources the vintage parts to restore it to like-new condition. There may be a slight wait to get in, but in the end, you leave with a solid solution and (in my case) a reliable commitment to work done after the sale.
Ernesto Aguero
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I though that Steve's Imports was an excellent auto repair shop. But Nelson's Automotive is even better. Why? Because Bill Nelson will be there for you and help you keep your car always running smooth. I would recommend this place to anyone who has an import or domestic vehicle.
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I have had excellent service from start to finish all times I’ve taken my vehicle here. They are always good at listening to the problem, assessing, giving an accurate quote (that always seems reasonable) and sticking to it. They get the job done quick and have never charged me more than they said it would be. I am very happy to have found a good honest place to take my car for a simple service or more!

Great first experience This was first time at Steve’s. Very positive experience. Bought a used car and brought in for a once over. Very thorough inspection that identified an existing issue. Owner Bob very thorough and upfront about the diagnosis and costs. Will be returning for future service.

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After a horrible experience at the Subaru dealership in CDA (where they did minimal diagnosis but tried to convince us that we needed to pay 6k+ for an engine tear down to fix the check engine light), I brought my 2010 Forester to Bob Nelson. I am so deeply grateful I did. Turns out, it was just my spark plug wires, which he replaced by the end of the day, for under $300. I will always bring my car here for service for as long as I have it. Bob has truly won us over with his honesty and clear communication, as well as mechanical skill.

Jessa Youngs


Bob is knowledgeable and professional, Had my Mercedes front end worked on, He was thorough and on time with the repair. Will use them again.

Linda Homen

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