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The Staff of Service Technicians have the most modern equipment and tools available to perform any job. Also, the shop subscribes to automotive industry information bureaus which provide the Service Technicians with updates on the latest Repair Information, any changes in Maintenance Schedules, or new Diagnosic Equipment and/or Repair Procedures, plus any Manufacturer Service Bulletins and Recall Notices. All this to help them better work on your vehicle.

  • Tune ups
  • Brakes
  • Air conditioning
  • Engine repair and rebuilding
  • Smogs Certification
  • Clutch/Transmission
  • Cooling Systems & Overheating
  • We Do Tires
  • Timing belts
  • Suspension
  • Electrical work
  • Computerized engine diagnosis
  • Shocks/struts
  • Warranty Maintenance
Russell’s Automotive is a Service & Repair Shop serving the Ventura County, California, Since 1979. Factory Trained Technicians for Warranty required services offering general automotive repairs & complete maintenance on domestic & foreign cars, trucks, & SUV’s.
Russell’s Automotive can service or repair it!Russell’s Automotive takes your car seriously because doing so keeps their customers happy and most of all safe. For your next inspection, pay them a visit in Thousand Oaks. While you’re in for a repair, ask about the terrific tire changes and rotations additionally offered by Russell’s Automotive. Time for an oil change? This bar has you covered. When your car A/C stops working, pay Russell’s Automotive a visit and put an end to your vehicle troubles. Don’t let your vehicle remind you of that fender bender from months ago. Get the dents and scratches fixed by Russell’s Automotive today.So give the professionals at Russell’s Automotive a call today and get your next vehicle inspection on the books. When it comes to automotive repairs, you can count on the professional staff at Russell’s Automotive to get your ride back in good shape. So head on over to Russell’s Automotive, where you can take advantage of a great variety of services to keep your car running like new.


What we do

Tune ups

A regular tune up is important to your car's performance. The process should involve replacing the air filter, replacing or cleaning the spark plugs, and replacing the distributor cap and rotor. It can also include replacement of the spark plug wires, fuel filter, PCV valve, and oxygen sensor, if applicable.

Brakes/ Suspension

The brakes are the most important safety system on a vehicle. A complete brake job includes: (1) An inspection of the entire brake system to determine the condition of all its major components (2) A recommend of any repairs needed to ensure safe driving.

The suspension system's parts are built to be fairly durable, but do inevitably wear out or become damaged. Problems with the suspension should be addressed immediately, so if the handling or shock absorption in a vehicle changes it should be inspected as soon as possible.

Cooling Systems

Your cooling system is what keeps your car from having a meltdown. It works hard to keep your engine operating at an optimum temperature. All of the parts that make up the cooling system have one goal of moving coolant around the engine so it can absorb and dissipate heat. The basic components include radiator, radiator hoses, water pump, thermostat, electric cooling fan, and thermo-time switch.


A vehicle's powertrain, also called the powerplant, consists of those parts or components that conduct the vehicle's power from the original source of energy to the surface of the road. In most modern vehicles, the powertrain includes the engine, transmission, drive shaft, differentials and what is known as the final drive. We service and repair all of those components.