The unincorporated community of Magalia, CA, is located in Butte County, in the forested mountains northeast of Chico. It covers 14 square miles of land with a population of fewer than 12,000 people.
The town was called Mountain View when it was first established as a mining camp after the 1849 California Gold Rush. A large dog breeding operation began the following year, and soon the community became known as Dogtown, which then became Magalia in 1861. By this time the town had become famous for the discovery of a 54-pound gold nugget, the world’s largest at the time. Today Magalia is known for its abundance of nature, including plenty of black tailed deer, raccoons and grey squirrels.
When it comes to auto repairs for Magalia drivers, two shop locations are ready to deliver thorough, long-lasting vehicle care. Affordable Automotive has been in business since 1996, and based on our success we opened Affordable Automotive West in 2018. Our experienced technicians take great pride in serving the Magalia community. Considering our competitive rates and focus on customer service, our entire team strives to live up to our name as your “affordable” dealer alternative for auto repair. We look forward to seeing you at either of our two convenient facilities in nearby Chico.