Sparks, NV, sits just east of Reno in Washoe County. Founded in 1904 and incorporated the following year, it’s named for then-Nevada Governor John Sparks. The city today covers almost 36 square miles of land, home to a population of more than 104,000 people under the motto, “It’s Happening Here.” It’s also nicknamed “The Rail City” and the “City of Promise.”
Sparks was a small town until a local housing boom hit in the 1950s. The Nugget Casino Resort arrived in the 1980s as the city’s only high-rise casino. The Great Basin Brewing Company is a popular attraction today, while Victorian Square hosts many open-air events, including the “Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-off.” Sparks Marina Park is the place for sailing, swimming, fishing and other outdoor recreation.
To continue driving at your best around Sparks and beyond, auto repairs are a must. You’ll need oil changes and new brake pads, and sooner or later a more involved procedure such as engine diagnostics, an alternator replacement or even a transmission rebuild. For all of this and more, the shop to best serve you is Roy Foster’s Automotive. We’ve been serving Sparks drivers through three generations since 1947, delivering superior auto repairs with the family touch. Our shop is conveniently located in Reno just off I-80, where you’ll drive away with auto repairs performed completely and correctly.