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Hawthorne and Lawndale Auto Repair

14929 Prairie Ave , Lawndale, CA 90260
Mon - Thu: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Friday: Call the shop for Friday appointments

We service

Asian, domestic & European vehicles


You’re Covered For 3 Year/36,000 miles

At Your Service, Even Away From Home.

Exclusively at Rick's Automotive- R1234YF Refrigerant!
Rick's Automotive is proud to announce that we service vehicles that require R1234YF refrigerant. If your vehicle's A/C System requires this type of service give us a call! See shop for more details.

What Our Customers Say

"I cannot tell you how great these guys are! I have a ‘57 t-bird. The car has never run better! Rick, Mike and the guys have taken such good care of the car along with such attention to detail! Mike’s knowledge of vintage cars is phenomenal! I have found my car’s repair home!"- via Google
5 Star review by Mary G.
"Ricks was local to my neighborhood. I looked up their reviews on Yelp and gave them a call, spoke with Michael and gave them a try on Saturday. I am a retired mechanic and Michael and I hit it off talking about his car collection and Hot Rods, Muscle Cars etc. They did a great job for a good price, I will be using them exclusively." via Yelp
5 Star review by Scott Y.
"I was referred by autoclub to get a car I just bought checked out. I was pleasantly surprised at how friendly, helpful and honest Micheal and the rest of the mechanics were. They were thorough and efficient in checking my car specifications. I would highly recommend this place for service on cars as the mechanics have years of experience and are honest". - via Google
5 Star review by Janey S.
"Personable, honest service. As a person who does all of their own work on my vehicles, I am very particular about who I bring my car into when I do need to take it to a shop. I brought it in for A/C service and it was quickly vacuum and leaked checked and serviced within 3 hours of drop off. After getting the runaround at another shop, Rick assured me that if there was any issues, bring the car back and he would take care of it. I can tell you that their prices are extremely fair. Their shop is clean and all the mechanics were very nice to talk to. I was so impressed with the level of service that I actually signed up for a yelp account and this is my first review. Thank you guys for being a good honest business that truly care about your customers. I would recommend you to everyone." via Yelp
5 Star review by Dan L.
"These guy's are awesome, there honest and up front. Having worked for Nordstroms', most of all what I liked about there customer service they keep their customer's up to date on all repairs, there customer service apps allow you real time communications. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for honest, reliable guaranteed workmanship." via Google
5 Star review by Floyd R

Rick's Automotive is proud to be a
AAA Approved auto repair center
We Honor Your AAA Discount!

AAA Approved Auto Repair Center | Rick's Automotive

Lawndale Auto Repair

Lawndale Auto Repair | Rick's Automotive

Welcome to Rick's Automotive Service Inc.

Since 1973, Rick's Automotive Service Inc. has provided motorists in the Lawndale, CA 90260 area with comprehensive auto repair services that include General Services, Car & Truck Care, Hybrid Car Services,  Undercar Services, Brakes, Engine & Transmission, Engine Maintenance, Transmission Services, Heating and Cooling Services, Electrical Services, Electronic Services and Miscellaneous Services. Our goal is to offer the best services available at affordable prices to get you back on the road in no time.

Rick's Automotive Service Inc. now offers fleet services!. We are conveniently located for our customers from Lawndale, Hawthorne, Torrance, Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, Gardena, El Segundo, Hermosa Beach, and surrounding areas.

You'll be hard-pressed to find the same level of expertise that our auto mechanic specialists provide! We have years of experience working on both domestic and import vehicles of all makes and models and can work with you to find cost-effective repair and maintenance alternatives.

For a high-performing vehicle, trust Rick's Automotive Service Inc. with your car, truck, or van. To learn more about the services we offer, please contact us by phone at  (424) 255-3781 or send us an email. We also invite you to learn more about our dedication to you, our valued customer.

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Vehicle Tips

According to recent studies, 5 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities are clearly caused by automobile maintenance neglect.
The cooling system should be completely flushed and refilled about every 24 months. The level, condition, and concentration of coolant should be checked. (A 50/50 mix of anti-freeze and water is usually recommended.)
Never remove the radiator cap until the engine has thoroughly cooled. The tightness and condition of drive belts, clamps and hoses should be checked by a pro.
Change your oil and oil filter as specified in your manual, or more often (every 3,000 miles) if you make frequent short jaunts, extended trips with lots of luggage or tow a trailer.
Replace other filters (air, fuel, PCV, etc.) as recommended, or more often in dusty conditions. Get engine drivability problems (hard stops, rough idling, stalling, diminished power, etc.) corrected at a good shop.
A dirty windshield causes eye fatigue and can pose a safety hazard. Replace worn blades and get plenty of windshield washer solvent.
Have your tires rotated about every 5,000 miles. Check tire pressures once a month; let the tires cool down first. Don't forget your spare and be sure your jack is in good condition.
Check your owner's manual to find out what fuel octane rating your car's engine needs then buy it.
Keep your tires inflated to the proper levels. Under-inflated tires make it harder for your car to move down the road, which means your engine uses more fuel to maintain speed.
Lighten the load. Heavier vehicles use more fuel, so clean out unnecessary weight in the passenger compartment or trunk before you hit the road.
Use the A/C sparingly. The air conditioner puts extra load on the engine forcing more fuel to be used.
Keep your windows closed. Wide-open windows, especially at highway speeds, increase aerodynamic drag and the result is up to a 10% decrease in fuel economy.
Avoid long idling. If you anticipate being stopped for more than one minute, shut off the car. Contrary to popular belief, restarting the car uses less fuel than letting it idle.
Stay within posted speed limits. The faster you drive, the more fuel you use. For example, driving at 65 miles per hour (mph) rather than 55 mph, increases fuel consumption by 20 percent.
Use cruise control. Using cruise control on highway trips can help you maintain a constant speed and, in most cases, reduce your fuel consumption.
Keep your engine tuned. A fouled spark plug or plugged/restricted fuel injector can reduce fuel efficiency as much as 30 percent.
Inspect the engine's belts regularly. Look for cracks or missing sections or segments. Worn belts will affect the engine performance.
Have the fuel filter changed every 10,000 miles to prevent rust, dirt and other impurities from entering the fuel system.
Change the transmission fluid and filter every 15,000 to 18,000 miles. This will protect the precision-crafted components of the transmission/transaxle.
Inspect the suspension system regularly. This will extend the life of the vehicle's tires.

Some of our services

To keep your vehicle running properly at all times, we offer a number of services in the Lawndale, CA 90260 area that are carried out by our certified, expert auto service and repair technicians who have years of experience performing everything from oil changes to a complete engine overhaul.

We use high-tech diagnostic equipment to guarantee your vehicle is repaired and/or serviced correctly the first time around, and we only use the highest quality replacement parts, filters, oils, and components when it comes to your car.

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