Yearly Archives: 2020

How do i know when my Honda brakes need to be changed?

How do i know when my Honda brakes need to be changed?

How do I know when my Honda brakes need to be changed? Having your brakes regularly checked can make a difference between small brake job, to a large payment. Here are some of the things we check first: Sometimes steering wheel vibration is because your tires need balancing. Brakes squealing-could be dirt or water on your brake pads. Brake fade may be due to brake fluid contamination. It is serious, but doesn’t necessarily mean new brake. Those are real problems and do need to be checked. Honda brakes last a different length of time for different drivers. Do you mostly drive highway or in town?  Do you ride your brakes and stop sharply which means your brake pads could wear out thousands of miles sooner. And how you brake affects their life expectancy. Honda brakes last between 25,000 and 60,000 miles. If you have any questions or symptoms you might need new brakes, don’t chance it. Stop by anytime : Ricks Auto Service, 405 W. Jefferson Blvd, 574. ... read more

How much do brakes cost?

How much do Brakes cost?  We all want to know what the cost is upfront, fair enough. Every job is different, we offer a free brake inspection, we don’t want to quote you for a product you may not need.  What you our customer end up with, is a detailed estimate of the repair.  With this information you can make an informed decision.  After completing the brake repairs, all parts and labor are covered with our 3 Year or 36,000 Mile Warranty. Stop by anytime : Ricks Auto Service, 405 W. Jefferson Blvd, 574.574.4724. #ricksautoservice #Michawakamechanic #mishawaautorepair #universityND “auto repair near me” “auto repair” “Mishawaka mechanic” “auto shop” “car repair” “brakes” “brakes near me&rdquo

Don't just repair your vehicle keep it well maintained!

For some people, a vehicle is something of a personal expression. For others, it’s just transportation. And for many people vehicles are necessary for their business or livelihood. What do all types of vehicle owners have in common? The desire for reliability, comfort, safety, and value. “Ricks Auto Service” is an independent “auto repair” shop in Mishawaka Indiana.  Offering expert maintenance and repair services for most makes or models of automobile or light truck. Dedicating good service to the motoring public. Having a goal of training the next generation of Mechanics. Serving our customers well and having one of the best warranties in town. We are valuable members of the community for the way we treat our customers and employees. Stop by anytime. Ricks Auto Service, 405 W. Jefferson Blvd, 574.574.4724. #ricksautoservice #Michawakamechanic #mishawaautorepair #universityN ... read more

New Tires? Need an alignment?

Have you recently bought new tires or had suspension work done to your vehicle? In either case, it’s very important to get your alignment checked and adjusted if needed. Having a properly aligned vehicle ensures your vehicle is rolling straight on the roads.  Alignments improve the longevity of your tires. It is also less stress on parts of the suspension. Your vehicle will handle better and you will be safer on the wintry roads! Alignments should also be checked as a maintenance service every 6 months and after any accident or even a minor fender bender. Stop by anytime: Ricks Auto Service, 405 W. Jefferson Blvd, 574.574.4724. #ricksautoservice #Michawakamechanic #mishawaautorepair #universityND “auto repair near me” “auto repair” “Mishawaka mechanic” “auto shop” “car repair” “alignments&rdquo


OIL CHANGE SERVICE Is your vehicle “due for an oil change” or is your “maintenance required” light on? Has it been longer than 6 months since you had your car serviced? Calling  “Ricks Auto Service” “oil change” just an oil change would be to seriously understating the services we provide. We will drain and fill the oil and change the oil filter. We will also check the other fluids. - Coolant, Transmission, Brake, and Power Steering and top off as necessary. Further, we test the battery, check the belt.  Documenting any leaking components as a starting point. The undercarriage, suspension, drive axles, tires, and lights are all checked for damage, wear, and proper operation. It’s all part of our 50 point Premium Vehicle Health Assessment. We provide at no charge so our customers will be fully informed about the condition of their vehicles. For about the same price, you can have an oil changed or you can have a “Ric ... read more

Preventive Maintenance for the year 2020, your vehicle will thank you!

Almost any car or light truck built in the last 10 years can reliably go 200,000 miles - assuming basic maintenance services are done in a timely fashion. “Ricks Auto Service” can map out a maintenance plan that will maximize your vehicle’s reliability, comfort, and safety while saving you the cost of major repairs. If your vehicle uses synthetic oil, we recommend a 6,000 mile or 6 month interval. Giving your vehicle a thorough inspection at least twice a year. Working with our digital, Premium Vehicle Health Assessment - can keep you ahead of breakdowns. We can identify any items of concern: whether wear items, leaks, or suspension.Also, undercarriage damage from potholes or road debris. Doing the other fluids including transmission, coolant, differential, power steering and brakes. Changing the fluids before they degrade and lose their effectiveness – causing damage to components. Serving customers in, Mishawaka, Granger, South Bend, Niles Elkhart and surro ... read more

Is your vehicle "will not shift into gear" or is "stuck in gear"?

If your car “will not shift into gear" or is “stuck in gear” or the “clutch is slipping”. “Ricks Auto Service is an Independent, Full-Service Automotive Repair Facility. Our Technicians are well trained to properly diagnose and make any needed repairs. “Ricks Auto Service” also has the experience and expertise to suggest best practices for preventive maintenance for your vehicle. Ensuring a more comfortable, reliable, and safe driving experience.  We service all makes and models including Toyota, Subaru, Jeep, Ford, Lincoln, Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GMC.  To name a few – we do most makes and models of cars, SUVs, and trucks. Serving customers in, Mishawaka, Granger, South Bend, Niles Elkhart and surrounding areas for over 40 years.  Ricks Auto Service would appreciate the opportunity to serve your automotive service and repair needs. Stop by anytime, 405 W. Jefferson Blvd,  call: 574.255.4724, or book an ap ... read more

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