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What our customers say

"Five-star service every time. I dont trust anyone else with my van. I have never felt cheated or ripped off. I know i can trust Ricks advice to care for the maintenance on my older vehicle. I feel confident that when it's in his care it will last me a long time. The quality he uses is top of the line and the parts he uses last. I have been a happy customer of his for years."

5 Star review byJessica E.

"Rick's Automotive is walking distance from my house and he's not only a great neighbor, but the best mechanic we've ever had. His work is guaranteed, he's fast, respectful, and very reasonably priced. I never feel I have to question anything, but if I do, direct answers are provided and the old parts are brought out for my inspection. Thanks Rick's Automotive!"

5 Star review byMARGUERITE G.

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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 310-973-0333 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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