Automotive, Parts & Repair Services
KVMR Community Radio is proud of the business relationships that have been cultivated over the past 38 years. The commitment our business supporters give to our community through underwriting KVMR makes it possible for us to bring you, our listener, music and talk variety and the many independent voices and perspectives you experience. Please support those businesses who support the station you love and appreciate.
When you need automotive help, look here first! Tell them that KVMR sent you!
Ken Cook, owner. Grass Valley, (530) 273-3195
Automotive City was incorporated in 1967 in San Francisco and was purchased by Ken Cook in 2005. There are 4 full-time mechanics on staff and the lead mechanic is an ASE Master Mechanic and Licensed Smog Technician. Automotive City is AAA Approved and an accredited member of Better Business Bureau with an A+ Rating since 1998. Located at the Brunswick “Y.”
Alex Douglas, owner. Nevada City, (530) 265-5120
Douglas Automotive is owned and operated by Alex and Summer Douglas since January of 2005. Located off Gold Flat Road in Nevada City. Offering customer shuttle serve, friendly service and is ASE-certified. Working on domestics and imports, alike.
Tom Lucas, owner. Auburn, (530) 268-0406
Tom Lucas bought his first car, a 1967 Ford Mustang GT, 390 Fastback 4-speed at the age for 16 and hasn’t looked back. Rebuilding engines, not limited to Ford, is his passion and hobby. He has been racing and building engines for over 30 years building highly engineered engines with the latest technology. Tom loves KVMR Community Radio and chose to become a business supporter to his commitment to community and great music programming.
Clay Shaake, owner. Grass Valley, (530) 477-1394
Clay Shaake is a 3rd generation auto body and fender repair and restoration specialist who began learning his trade while in 9th grade. Body and fender work is a vocation and honed skill Clay has been dedicated to for decades. Clay firmly believes in Consumer Rights and customer autonomy when it comes to accessing repair service providers. “You pay your insurance premium and you should have the right to pursue a repair that is satisfactory to you,” says Clay. “We encourage you to exercise your right.”
Mike & Mark Heauser, owners. NC, GV, PV and Colfax. (530) 265-4642
Plaza Tire and Auto Service has four locations providing quality automotive products and services to customers in Colfax, CA, Penn Valley, CA, Nevada City, CA, Grass Valley, CA, and has been serving Nevada County for over 35 years, employing ASE-certified technicians and have an extensive tire and parts recycling program. Support for the community has been a time honored tradition since the Heauser family first opened Plaza Tire and Auto Service. As a family owned and operated company, they are honored to give back to those who have given so much to them, including KVMR Community Radio.
John Volz, Sr. & Jr., owner. Grass Valley, (530) 273-3979
Specializing in Subaru, Toyota, Lexus, Honda, Acura and hybrids, and have highly trained and skilled staff that has been with them for an average of over 15 years. Volz Bros. has been at the forefront of environmentally conscious auto repair since 1982. As a technician in car dealerships for 10 years, John Volz saw how little the industry did to deal with waste, and how repairing automobiles promoted a harsh approach with chemicals. After moving to Nevada County, the beauty of the area re-enforced his idea to do things differently. Located off of Loma Rica Road, Grass Valley. Volz. Bros.
Independent, Local Businesses: the Heart & Soul of KVMR Underwriting.
Please consider supporting these local businesses with your holiday shopping dollars. And tell them KVMR Community Radio sent you!
The Alexander Gallery: Local and regional fine art (NC)
Asylum Down: Imported clothing & accessories (NC)
Bamboo Home Store: Everything made from Bamboo from clothing to home (GV)
Behind Closed Doors: Fun, fancy, sexy & exotic clothing and toys (GV)
Blue Lotus Exotic Imports: Hand-carved, hand-made Asian furniture, lamps & jewelry (GV)
Clocktower Records: Everything RockNRoll! Vinyl, CDs, memorabilia (GV)
Cult of Gemini: Inspirational, naturistic, shamanistic for home & mind (GV)
The Earth Store: Earth-inspired & friendly clothing, gifts, books & games (NC)
The Gray Goose: From wacky to whimsical -- a store of fun & funny gifts (NC)
Grateful Ink Tattoo: Tattoos & art (NC)
Goodtimes Skateshop: Clothing, shoes, accessories, everything skateboarding (GV)
Humble Fabrics: New, used, recycled fabrics, & crafting (NC)
LeeAnn Brook Fine Art: Fine, local art (NC)
The Magic Carpet: Fine Oriental rugs and carpets (NC)
Mama Madrone’s Eco-Emporium: Earth-friendly, natural clothing and home decor (NC)
Mint: Women's apparel, shoes & jewelry including local designs (GV)
Mountain Recreation: Everthing for outdoor enjoyment from clothing to gear to rentals (GV)
Neva Co.: Locally made clothing, gifts, jewelry, art & decor (NC)
The Phoenix Rose: Alternative yoga, dancewear & clothing designed locally (NC)
Sacred Skulls Art Gallery: artisan jewelry and sacred, elementally designed tattoos (NC)
Scraps Dog Bakery: Cat & dog bakery and pet store (GV)
SpiritHouse Import Gallery: fair-trade artisan clothing, jewelry & home decor from Southeast Asia (NC)
Tess’s Kitchen Store: Culinary tools & toys for beginning or expert chefs (GV)
Tour of Nevada City: Bike shop & accessories (NC)
Tribal Weaver: Body jewelry, spiritual books, fair-trade accessories & clothing (GV)
The Wooden Spoon: A toy store for cooks offering everything kitchen, cooking & canning (GV)
YaBoBo: International instruments, music, clothing and decor (NC)