Advanced Automotive

(530) 723-1417
68 Verified Reviews

8:00am to 5:00pm


5756-F Westside Road, Unit F
Redding, CA 96001 USA


  • Cody Morelock, Owner
  • Established 1993
  • 4 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 3 ASE Certified Auto Technicians
  • 90 Years of Car Repair Experience

Advanced Automotive Reviews


68 Verified Reviews
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by - Verified Customer March 19, 2017

Tim and Cody were excellent, friendly and very professional....So glad to have found Advanced Automotive.

by - Verified Customer March 14, 2017

Shared you on Facebook.

by - Verified Customer March 14, 2017

We have always had great service with Advanced Auto, and will continue to go there. THANKS, CODY!!!!!

by - Verified Customer March 14, 2017

The only place in Redding I take my truck for maintenance.

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by - Verified Customer March 12, 2017

Cody and his team are very professional, friendly, do great work, and are very fair priced. I highly recommend Advanced Automotive.

by - Verified Customer March 08, 2017

Good job!

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by - Verified Customer March 08, 2017

Family friendly, professional and down right honest.

by - Verified Customer March 08, 2017

Love these guys!

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by - Verified Customer March 07, 2017

Very good service and fast!

by - Verified Customer March 02, 2017

My experience was good. I feel like the mechanics are looking and replacing the old worn parts, they always inform me of what needs to be done in their professional opinion. I trust they are a truthful and trustworthy people.

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by - Verified Customer March 02, 2017

There was a lot more work needed than I was expecting but that's what happens when periodic maintenance was ignored on this fleet vehicle. All things considered, the work was done in a timely matter even though the expected finish time could obviously not be met, That was a disappointment but understandable. The mechanic worked into the night to help out which was greatly appreciated.

by - Verified Customer February 23, 2017

Good people to do business with.

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by - Verified Customer February 22, 2017

Extremely kind, professional & knowledgeable. They were so pleasurable in assisting me during such hardship after having found a cracked head in my nearly new car. They were amazing & I highly recommend them.

by - Verified Customer February 19, 2017

Very good overall.

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by - Verified Customer February 09, 2017

Very good.

by - Verified Customer February 07, 2017

Respectable and straight forward.

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by - Verified Customer February 06, 2017

The guys didn't detect an issue the first time my truck was in for repairs, but to be fair it had to be driven up to 70mph+ to be able to detect it and highway 273 speed limit is only about 55. Once I had it out on I-5 I detected the vibration, and the guys were super accommodating about getting it back in to get it right. They gave me a big break on labor costs and corrected the issue as quickly as possible. These guys do an amazing job and they are my repair shop for life or as long as they are around, and I have no doubt that they will be open a very long time. Thank you for taking care of business in the best way possible, which is by actually caring about the quality of your work and your customers. A+

by - Verified Customer February 01, 2017

Friendly, experienced mechanics and the office person is very helpful.

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by - Verified Customer January 25, 2017

I've been taking my cars to advanced auto for years - This time my wife was driving our 2008 Ford Edge and the electrical system began to act out strangely, including going dead occasionally while driving, rear door opening on its own and instrument panel not functioning at all - diagnosis had 16 major error codes! The group at advanced auto diagnosed the problem and came up with the solution using OEM and/or aftermarket parts and fixed it well under their initial cost estimate...Another great experience with Advanced Auto and their team!

by - Verified Customer January 19, 2017

Class Act...

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by - Verified Customer January 17, 2017

Very satisfied with the repair experience.

by - Verified Customer January 03, 2017

Cody is the best mechanic i have ever seen and he is very helpful at explaining what is wrong with my car.

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by - Verified Customer December 21, 2016

Tim and Cody are always nice and very patient with me. Happy new year!

by - Verified Customer December 20, 2016

Very Happy!

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by - Verified Customer December 13, 2016

Great service! I can always trust my car to you!

by - Verified Customer December 06, 2016

Advanced Automotive is an excellent shop. They always go above and beyond (example; Giving my 85 year old mother a ride home so she didn't have to wait in their waiting room and then dropping her car off at home when it was ready.)

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by - Verified Customer November 29, 2016

Honesty, Integrity, First Rate Shop!

by - Verified Customer November 16, 2016

I made an appointment the day before and was told I was a walk in when I got there. Was not given a cost estimate before work started. Some disagreement occurred over the price after the work was done.

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by - Verified Customer November 14, 2016

They were very efficient and they saved the old parts to show how bad they were.

by - Verified Customer September 26, 2016

Friendly fair price understanding for out of town people stranded.

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by - Verified Customer September 22, 2016

Professional experience from beginning to end. I'm thankful for the service and care my truck received. A/C system overhaul can be an intimidating repair, but was removed and replaced in one partial day by the committed staff at Advanced Automotive in Redding California. A great Father-Son duo with a great Staff!!

by - Verified Customer September 22, 2016

Always friendly honest service.

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by - Verified Customer September 22, 2016

Friendly, knowledgeable, trustworthy, clean, courteous. Wonderful experience.

by - Verified Customer September 15, 2016

Service is great. The cost is what I was quoted and the job was completed as scheduled.

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by - Verified Customer September 08, 2016

Cody provided excellent service with good explanation of the problems and how to fix them.

by - Verified Customer September 08, 2016

Advanced Automotive has serviced my vehicles for over a dozen years, always reliable. I appreciate that they listen to me when I'm describing the symptoms of the vehicle. I've brought in some real challenges, and they've always been able to figure things out. Perhaps what I like most about AA is that when they fix something, it's fixed, an aspect that's very important to me. They treat me well, too, not just my car!

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by - Verified Customer September 07, 2016

Work was performed right away and less than what was quoted.

by - Verified Customer September 05, 2016

great service,the service i had done was explained to me,and also further service that i need was explained to me.

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by - Verified Customer June 08, 2016

They are always friendly and ready to help. My fiance' has a small coolant leak and they told her she can stop by anytime to have it checked and topped off if needed. We have never had the feeling they were trying to get us to get work done that wasn't immediately needed. That's especially appreciated when money is tight and you have to save up for bigger repairs.

by - Verified Customer June 05, 2016

Excellent service and communication. Would recommend others for sure.

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by - Verified Customer June 05, 2016

Our initial meetings concerning my problem, made me feel you were the person (s) to work on my future problems.

by December 02, 2013

Advanced Automotive has been very reasonable and high quality work on our cars. The staff is very kind also.

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by - Verified Customer November 22, 2013

Very professional, conscietious and excellent work.

by - Verified Customer November 18, 2013

Friendly and reliable service

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by November 14, 2013

Always professional service with incredible knowledge of problem

by - Verified Customer November 13, 2013

Always had great service there.

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by - Verified Customer November 12, 2013

I called to have my son's car serviced. Tim got us in quickly....he was very kind. We also got an awesome price. Love that place.....

by November 11, 2013

Friendly, helpful, solid service.

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by November 10, 2013

Prompt and friendly.

by - Verified Customer November 07, 2013

Honest, good service, very friendly and fair pricing.

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by November 06, 2013

They are friendly, get me in on short notice when needed, well-priced

by - Verified Customer October 31, 2013

Service was fast and done well, they even drove me home and picked me up again when my car was ready, that goes a long way with me. I would certainly recommend Advanced Automotive, nice people who are competent.

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by - Verified Customer October 29, 2013

Tim & Cody are awesome and take my car immediately when there is a problem and have it fixed by the end of the business day. Appreciate them & their crew.

by October 28, 2013

Every time we have our cars serviced with Advanced, we are so blessed! High quality, attention to detail, and amazingly friendly staff!!! All for reasonable rates! I trust none other than the team at Advanced Automotive!

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by - Verified Customer October 28, 2013

Staff is always helpful, knowledgeable and gets my van fixed in a hurry. I really appreciate the level of service I receive.

by - Verified Customer October 24, 2013

They provide excellent service. They are honest and dpendable

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by October 17, 2013

They are always friendly, honest and do a excellent mechanical work.

by October 15, 2013

They are effcient, fast, and friendly.

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by - Verified Customer October 14, 2013

I have always received great service! The repairs are always completed right the first time.

by - Verified Customer October 09, 2013

They are honest, straightforward and don't sell you nothing you don't need. Plus they're nice guys.

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by - Verified Customer September 29, 2013

The guys at advanced are always very nice and treat me with respect. They do not treat me like a "dumb girl" and I have recommended them to several people already.

by - Verified Customer September 24, 2013

They are pretty much awesome! In fact, my dad took my car in for me and has since switched to Advanced Automotive. They are affordable, on time and very, very helpful.

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by - Verified Customer September 17, 2013

Always pleased with the service I get.

by - Verified Customer September 16, 2013

Very professional and efficient and able to maintain a personal and friendly manner. They are also up front and honest about their assessment of the work they are doing.

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by - Verified Customer September 02, 2013

Tim and Cody provide excellent service at reasonable rates and are 100% honest.

3 verified customers did not leave comments but provided these ratings:
by Margaret, Taylor
by 1 verified reviewer

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Advanced Automotive is a family affair. It was established in 1993 by Tim Morelock on the basic principles of good, honest, and reliable service. In 2009 this RepairPal Certified shop was taken over by Cody Morelock who grew up in the business with his father. Cody has a very experienced crew of professionals on staff to make sure that your vehicle is serviced confidently, by someone who has the training and knowledge needed to make professional repairs to your modern vehicle. This crew has participated in some of the best automotive training available, both technical and shop management related. An investment has been made in some of the best automotive tools and computer diagnostic equipment that is needed to make sure your vehicle is serviced and repaired accurately and efficiently. They back their work with a 24-month / 24,000-mile warranty. Local shuttle service, rental cars, and a clean comfortable waiting area are available for your convenience.



  • AC/Heating
  • Check Engine Light
  • Diagnosis
  • Muffler & Exhaust
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Roadside Assistance
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Timing Belts
  • Transmission Repair
  • Upholstery
  • Windshield/Glass
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  • AAA Member Discount
  • Coffee
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Free Estimates
  • Gas/Diesel
  • Heated Waiting Room
  • Military Discount
  • Rental Car
  • Senior Discount
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shuttle
  • Towing
  • Warranty Accepted
  • Wireless Internet
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  • NAPA
  • iATN


Established in 1993 Tim Morelock opened shop with the basic principle that good,honest and reliable service would pave the way to a great automotive repair shop with unprecedented customer satisfaction and a business that his family could be proud of and grow with. In April of 2009 Tim turned the business over to his Son, Cody Morelock, this makes Advanced Automotive a second generation family owned business. Cody has a fantastic crew working with him. All technicians are ASE certified Master Technicians that take personal pride in their work and how they care for your automobile. AAA approved, A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and just plain old fashioned honesty, quality, personal attention and personal responsibility are among the many reasons Advanced Automotive should be your repair facility when it comes to any and all of your vehicles needs.


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Questions Answered by Advanced Automotive
First code was P0401 (insufficient egr flo...
Thank you for your question, As far as running rough and no check engine light there are several things that can cause this, The code PO401 and PO302 are rarely related to one another, The OBD -2 system is very accurate on this vehicle, however replacing parts based on codes and pattern failures is never a good option. The system does have the ability to go into much deeper diagnostic data through mode 6 diagnosis, this is basically serial data analysis and can pin point alot of underlying issues, The best advice I can give you is get full and proper diagnosis, then have the repairs done with a facility that backs there diagnosis AND repairs, possibilities are fuel quality, fuel supply, fuel delivery (yes they are two separate systems), intake tract issue, engine mechanical issues.
It's a 4 cylinder
Good Morning and thank you for submitting a question. We are Advanced Automotive in Redding, Ca.
A vehicle that shakes at any give speeds can have any number of things not going right, the first place is tire wheel condition, make sure that the tires are not out of round or do not have any signs of ply seperation, it could as simple as a tire balance issue, that is a good place to start. Other items could be drive axle related.
Thanks again, Tim
tried everything i could think of front dr...
The way the system works on your truck is, IF the actuator is OK and getting the proper engagement command, wheel rotation must be present for the actuator to engage the drive axles, in other words if you are just lifting vehicle off the ground and engaging 4x4 the actuator cannot do its job in locking the axles in until drive axle rotation is present for the pin to engage. I assume (and I hate that word) that all circuitry for the actuator and transfer case and the mechanical condition of transfer case and front differential has all been verified as sound and functional.
Best of luck
My instrument panel lights go off and on r...
In reference to your question on the cost of instrument cluster replace, the number you have given does seem a bit high, but then again I do not have the vehicle in my shop for any verifications, I can say the the average cost of cluster replace on the year make and model you have described is $575 - $675. Variables do come into play, but these are some guidelines. Most importantly remember that without the vehicle in my shop any prices are just that guideline pricing.
Best of luck.
I have checked fuses(seem fine, but could ...
As far as your no start condition goes, a little more info is required, Now just 2 of 6 spark plugs being that will not cause your no start. You say it "turns immediately" Does the engine start then stall out or does it quit cranking over ?, Keep in mind what is required for an engine to start, Fuel, air (the ability of the engine to "breathe") and spark (spark does include proper timing). Start with the basics, check for proper fuel pressure, check for spark on 2 or more cylinders (check at end of spark plug wires please), check engine cranking vacuum. Be sure the check engine light does come on when the key is cycled on. If this gets a little to complex for you, the best investment you will make is getting it properly diagnosed at a trusted repair facility, I mean seriously, your time, frustration and monies spent of parts that have not fixed the problem....a diagnosis by a professional is a drop in the bucket.
Best of luck.
My car failed inspection because of its ev...
In regards to a failed emissions test due to a fuel evaporation control system failure the best advice is to get into a local shop that can has the proper equipment to test the system. Did you or do you have a "check engine" or other malfunction indicator light on? The problem can range from a faulty fuel cap, faulty vapor hoses or a faulty controlled component. The best answer to your cost of the repairs question is get a proper diagnosis and an estimate in writing that once fully diagnosed and repaired you will not "fail" the evap system portion of the test.
Best of luck.

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