Rick's Auto Service

Mishawaka Auto Repair

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Monthly Archives: June 2017

"My Brake".....

"My Brake".....

"My brake" is often how customers start when experiencing some difference in braking. Here are some red flags if your brakes are doing or feeling the following: 1.Brakes are vibrating when you step on them: It occurs when the metal of the calipers are grinding against the metal of the rotors. 2. Squealing & grinding noises usually mean the brake pads are wearing out.  3.Vehicle pulls to one side when braking. Common causes could be a stuck caliper, collapsed brake hose, uneven wear on pads or brake fluid impurities. 4. Brake Pedal feels different. Knowing how your brakes feel-if you experience mushy brake(pressing all the way down) or the opposite when the brakes engage at hardly any touch. 5. The ABS Light illuminates. If the light comes on the dashboard it could mean your computer has detected a problem with the braking system. Give us a call if any of the following happens, so you aren't left without brakes, a truly needed item when one is driving!! #Brakes #M ... read more

Buying a "NEW" to you car.

Buying a "NEW" to you car.

When you are buying a "new" to you car You DO NOT want to: 1. Buy a car sight unseen or without a test drive. 2. Buy without checking to see if the title is clear.. 3. Bring a lot of cash... 4. Meet at night... 5. Believe everything the seller tells you, or at least make sure you check it out. WHAT YOU DO WANT TO DO: 1. TAKE IT TO RICK'S AUTO SERVICE HERE IN MISHAWAKA AND GET A NEW TO YOU CHECK. Unfortunately we had a customer not to long ago buy a car sight unseen, they ended up having to put another $2500.00 into the car, because it started making weird sounds shortly after they bought it.  

Warning Signs that your A/C is going out in your Vehicle

Warning Signs that your A/C is going out in your Vehicle

Is your car's Air Conditioning blowing warm? Or is it not blowing at all? How can I fix the A/C in my car? Bring your car to Ricks Auto Service and let us diagnose what's wrong with your Air Conditioning System. #AC #blowinghotair #maintenance #RicksAutoService  

Maintenance does save you dollars.

NORMAL MAINTENANCE ITEMS Please check your owner manual to be sure, also you need to take into consideration how hard of a driver you are and where you drive. Oil changes- usually every 3,000 miles. Belts-check with every oil change(we do that and more) Timing belts(where applicable)-usually every 60,000-90,000 miles Brakes-front brakes usually last 20,000-30,000 miles, rear brakes usually 60,000 miles varies with driving habits and conditions Transmission services – usually every 60,000 miles Coolant services – usually every 2 years, some coolant types are good for 5 years Tires -  vary widely Hoses – check with every oil change, rot from the inside out Spark plugs – usually every 30,000, some 60,000 others 90,000 check your owners’ manual Spark plug wires – usually every 60,000 miles or when they go bad Distributor cap and rotor – cars that have them usually every 60,000 miles Air filter – should be ch ... read more

My tire is flat.

Good day, We had a customer, who called and said my tire is making a funny noise ka-thump ka-thump ka-thump, she should us a picture. Rick called the towing company and had the car sent to our shop. Check out some videos for some do not's and some do's!!. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5cXf3IKhGI&t=31s