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3880 Benatar Way Ste 6
Chico, CA 95928
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8:00am to 5:00pm
8:00am to 5:00pm
8:00am to 5:00pm
8:00am to 5:00pm
8:00am to 5:00pm
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(530) 696-4077

Auto Repair Experience

  • Gary Skopnik , Owner
  • Established 2002
  • 2 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 2 ASE Certified Auto Technicians
  • 40 Years of Car Repair Experience


GWS Automotive was established in 2002 and has been providing Chico and the surrounding area with quality automotive repairs ever since. This RepairPal Certified shop features a team of very experienced, ASE certified technicians lead by owner and Master Technician Gary Skopnik. This shop is well equipped with the tools and diagnostic equipment necessary to perform a wide range of repairs, from minor and major mechanical repairs, to check engine light diagnosis and repairs, as well as your scheduled maintenance needs. This work is backed by a 24-month / 24,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind. Our survey of their recent customers revealed a group who enthusiastically describe the team here as: “knowledgeable”, “professional”, “honest”, and “trustworthy”. After hours vehicle drop off, and a waiting area with wireless Internet are available for your convenience.


Auto Repair Experience

  • Gary Skopnik , Owner
  • Established 2002
  • 2 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 2 ASE Certified Auto Technicians
  • 40 Years of Car Repair Experience


  • AC/Heating
  • Check Engine Light
  • Diagnosis
  • Hybrid/Electric
  • Muffler & Exhaust
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Smog/Emissions Testing
  • Timing Belts


  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Financing
  • Service Guarantee
  • Wireless Internet


Makes We Serve

  • Acura
  • Audi
  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Dodge
  • FIAT
  • Ford
  • GMC
  • Geo
  • Honda
  • Hummer
  • Hyundai
  • Infiniti
  • Isuzu
  • Jaguar
  • Jeep
  • Kia
  • Lexus
  • Lincoln
  • Mazda
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Mercury
  • Mini
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Oldsmobile
  • Plymouth
  • Pontiac
  • Ram
  • Saturn
  • Scion
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo

Message from the Shop

GWS Automotive has been providing quality auto repair in Chico, CA since 1994. Our goal at GWS Automotive is to not just meet our customers’ expectations, but to exceed them by providing top notch service that’s fair and honest. We pride ourselves in consistently providing friendly customer service, quality products, and certified technicians.
We are dedicated to keeping on top of the ever-changing and highly complex field of automotive service and repair. We are constantly investing in the most up-to-date equipment and computers for our technicians to use in repairing your vehicle. Our technicians attend various training sessions throughout the year.
We only hire ASE certified technicians, so you will never have to worry about who is working on your vehicle. Our technicians have made a commitment to you and the automotive industry by dedicating themselves to continuing education. They take every opportunity to increase knowledge of service, products, techniques, tools and technology.
Our service bays contain the latest automotive diagnostic and repair equipment and our computer system provides our staff with technical data and service requirements for all makes and model vehicles.
GWS Automotive is a certified NAPA AutoCare Center. This allows us to provide our customers the benefits of an established national entity while maintaining the personal touch of a family owned business. We understand that your vehicle is a major investment, and that is why we care for each customer’s vehicle as if it were our own.
Our customers are the key to our success and we strive to do the kind of work that makes you feel good about referring your friends and family to us.


Overall Rating

18 Verified Reviews

Customer Reviews

Verified CustomerJanuary 06, 2015

Great honest professional service.

Verified CustomerDecember 29, 2014

The guy at the desk was super friendly. Took care of my business in a period of time I need them to because I need to be at my doctor's appointment.

Verified CustomerDecember 29, 2014

They are convenient from where I live, the owner is courteous, and they provide good workmanship.

Verified CustomerDecember 29, 2014

Friendly service.

Verified CustomerDecember 23, 2014

Service was great. Honest, friendly and work was done professionally.

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Verified CustomerDecember 22, 2014

Honest & trustworthy service. I did not feel like we would be ripped off.

Verified CustomerDecember 19, 2014

Very cool guy. Great service!

Verified CustomerDecember 11, 2014

I have been taking my car their for the last 8 years and now my family and friends are taking their cars too.

Verified CustomerNovember 11, 2014

Gary is a great guy. He's knowledgeable, professional and will give you an honest assessment of the problem with your car.

Verified CustomerOctober 29, 2014

Quality service, at an appropriate price. Plus Gary & team are super nice!

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Verified CustomerOctober 20, 2014

Gary was excellent with his attitude, helpful, and I like their HONESTY!!

Verified CustomerOctober 15, 2014

Gary was fast and found a few other issues I didn't know about and fixed them while I was there.

October 01, 2014

Very helpful, knowledgeable, reasonably priced, professional, and pleasant.

Verified CustomerSeptember 30, 2014

Prompt service at a fair price. The owner is HONEST!!

Verified CustomerSeptember 05, 2014

Friendly, professional and the work performed was reasonable and on time.

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Verified CustomerAugust 12, 2014

They were great. Took my car knew what to do got it fixed promptly and I was on my way. I will return.

Verified CustomerJuly 23, 2014

Good honest & friendly service. They do good work.

January 22, 2015

I went to GWS on a great referral from a friend. All he said was correct about Gary and his team of mechanics! Very knowledge and Gary will be straight up with your on what your car needs.

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