Rick's Auto Care & Tire Center is dedicated to providing customers with quality services. From the moment you enter our Quick Lube service center, we strive to deliver exceptional auto maintenance services. Our goal is to make sure our customers are completely satisfied with their Quick Lube experience. Here is a brief list of services Rick's Auto Care & Tire Center can provide:
We Service Most Trucks and Cars
At Rick's Auto Care & Tire Center we service most cars and trucks. Call us at 540-636-4040 or visit our auto shop in Front Royal, VA 22630. Count on Rick's Auto Care & Tire Center for all your maintenance needs.
VA State Vehicle Inspection
Rick's Auto Care & Tire Center is a licensed VA State Inspection Station. Vehicle inspections determine whether the car meets state vehicle safety and emissions standards. At Rick's Auto Care & Tire Center, you can have your state vehicle inspection performed with our fast and comprehensive testing service. Our technicians have the necessary expertise and experience to perform these inspections. Remember, not all auto shops offer VA state vehicle inspections. So count on Rick's Auto Care & Tire Center in Front Royal, VA 22630 to keep your car safe!
Did you know that regularly changing the oil in your vehicle is one of the simplest, most effective and inexpensive ways to help protect its engine life? Oil lessens wear, reduces friction, and forms a seal between the pistons, rings, and cylinder walls. The oil also helps cool engine parts and even dampens the shock and noise of moving parts. For all your oil change needs, call 540-636-4040 or visit Rick's Auto Care & Tire Center today. We have years of experience helping drivers with oil changes and other auto maintenance needs.
Motor Oil Basics
Do you know the oil basics? Did you know that even some auto mechanics do not know the oil basics? In order for your car's engine to do its job properly, it is vital to have clean, fresh oil. The oil used in your car has two primary ingredients: base oil and additives. The base oil allows the motor oil to perform its vital function - lubricating the engine's moving parts to protect them against wear and tear caused by friction. The additives provide additional engine protection by helping to prevent the oil from deteriorating under the engine's extreme temperature conditions. At Rick's Auto Care & Tire Center, we are motor oil experts - we will help you with motor oil basics. Call us at 540-636-4040 or visit our auto repair shop in Front Royal, VA 22630 today.
A fan belt, also known as a drive belt, is a belt connecting your car's engine to the front mounted accessories. The fan belt rotates the water pump and engine fan, which maintains a cool environment for the engine and its components. Sooner or later, your vehicle's fan belts will dry out and crack. When you are ready for a replacement you can count on Rick's Auto Care & Tire Center for all your vehicle's repair needs.
You not only have to get the belts replaced with quality ones but you should have the work done by experts. To have the belts replaced by auto cooling and heating experts - and get your car driving right - visit Rick's Auto Care & Tire Center today. The mechanics at Rick's Auto Care & Tire Center will thoroughly inspect your car's belts; replace all worn belts; and adjust the installed belts.
Hoses transfer coolant and antifreeze throughout the engine's cooling system (including the radiator). Sooner or later, your vehicle's hoses will dry out and crack. When you are ready for a replacement you can count on Rick's Auto Care & Tire Center for all your vehicle's repair needs.
You not only have to get the hoses replaced with quality ones but you should have the work done by experts. To have the hoses replaced by auto cooling and heating experts - and get your car driving right - visit Rick's Auto Care & Tire Center today. The mechanics at Rick's Auto Care & Tire Center will thoroughly inspect your car's hoses; replace all worn hoses; and adjust the installed hoses.
Headlight and Bulb Replacement
To maintain maximum visibility (and keep you safe), you should always make sure that your vehicle's headlight bulbs are in good working condition. Although replacing faulty headlight bulbs is a simple and quick process (takes very little time), you need to rely on an experienced auto mechanic to handle your headlight and bulb replacement. This way, you will have quality bulbs installed by experts. Remember, it is a critical part of your car's maintenance and your safety. For all your headlight and bulb replacement needs, call or visit Rick's Auto Care & Tire Center today.
Wiper Blade Replacement
Visibility is very important to safe driving. Having properly functioning wipers can help keep you safer on the road. If your car's wipers are not wiping well or are leaving lines, have them replaced immediately. To have wiper blades fitted on your vehicle, call 540-636-4040 or visit Rick's Auto Care & Tire Center today. We will fit your car with high quality and effective wiper blades.
PCV Valve Change
The positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) valve is a very important part of some cars' emissions control systems. This valve, which is usually plugged into a rubber grommet in the valve cover, is a one-way passage for gases to escape from the engine's crankcase. With time, the PCV valve becomes clogged with sludge from the contaminants in the exhaust gases. If your car has a PCV valve, make sure it is regularly cleaned and (if necessary) replaced. To have your car's PCV valve changed by experts, call or visit Rick's Auto Care & Tire Center in Front Royal, VA 22630 today.
To keep your truck maintained and problem free, call or visit Rick's Auto Care & Tire Center today. We are here to keep you and your truck on the road.
Fuel Injection Cleaning
A fuel injector is an electronically controlled valve that supplies the engine with pressurized fuel. When driving, the oxygen sensors tell the engine if it is getting too much air, which signals the fuel injectors to give the engine spurts of pressurized fuel. Since fuel injectors are small pieces of equipment (and the part that squirts the fuel is even smaller), any little piece of dirt can clog it. A clogged fuel injector will hurt your vehicle's performance. To avoid misfires, poor emission rating, poor performance, and rough idle have the car's fuel injectors cleaned regularly. For professional fuel injection cleaning services, call 540-636-4040 or visit Rick's Auto Care & Tire Center today.
Just like replacing your engine oil, transmission service is part of your routine vehicle maintenance. The service involves removing and examining the pan, cleaning or replacing the screen or filter, cleaning the pan, reinstalling the pan (with a new pan gasket), replacing the old oil with new, and adding an additive package. Adding new fluid restores the holding power between the clutches. This service helps improve lubrication and helps maximize the life of the transmission. For all your transmission repair needs, visit or call Rick's Auto Care & Tire Center in Front Royal, VA 22630 today. We offer transmission services, reseal services, and clutch services.
Although most manufacturers recommend a transmission flush every 30,000 miles or every two years, some symptoms may indicate that you need a transmission flush sooner. Some of the symptoms that indicate that your car needs a transmission flush sooner are: transmission grinding or strange noises, problems shifting gears, slipping gears, surging of the car, and delay in vehicle movement. Flushing the used fluid from the transmission washes away tiny particles of dirt, clutch material, and metal shavings. For all your transmission flush needs, call 540-636-4040 or visit Rick's Auto Care & Tire Center today - we are transmission experts.
Transmission Flush & Filter
Transmission flush and filter change is a comprehensive transmission maintenance service that involves the replacement of old, degraded transmission fluid and filter with new. The service is meant to prolong the life of your transmission. At Rick's Auto Care & Tire Center, we offer the most comprehensive transmission flush and filter service. We will exchange your old transmission oil, remove dirt, replace the filter, clean the screen, and replace used pans. Give us a call at 540-636-4040 or visit our auto shop in Front Royal, VA 22630.
A radiator is the part of your vehicle that keeps the engine cool and protects it from excessive heating. To be cool, the radiator needs to remain clean - always. With time, sludge, rust and other solid deposits build up inside your car's radiator. These make the cooling system become clogged and less effective. This in effect hurts your vehicle's performance. A regular radiator flush is enough to keep the system in shape. For this reason, make radiator flushing a part of your routine car maintenance schedule. For all your radiator flush needs, call 540-636-4040 or visit Rick's Auto Care & Tire Center today.
Coolant System Flush
A car's air conditioning system contains a coolant which transfers excess heat from one part of the engine and finally loses it through the radiator fins. With time, the a/c coolant becomes old and dirty. The old coolant will negatively impact the system's performance. To make sure the system is working effectively, consider having a regular coolant system flush. A coolant flush is basic maintenance for your car's cooling system. Call 540-636-4040 or visit Rick's Auto Care & Tire Center in Front Royal, VA 22630 for all your coolant system flush and fill needs. Ensure maximum performance from your vehicle's heating and cooling systems today.
Brake System Flush
Brake fluid is hygroscopic (it absorbs moisture). The absorbed moisture lowers the fluid's boiling point. It also corrodes the lines and cylinders. With the lowered boiling point, the brake fluid could boil during braking which makes you lose braking ability. Although this is an extreme scenario, it does happen in heavy braking. To reduce the effects of the absorbed moisture, auto manufacturers recommend that you have a brake flush done periodically. A brake system flush involves the replacement of used and contaminated fluid with fresh fluid. With Rick's Auto Care & Tire Center's quick lube services, you will have a brake system flush performed by brake experts. Call 540-636-4040 or visit Rick's Auto Care & Tire Center today.
The differential is a car part that compensates for the difference in travel distance between the inner wheels and outer wheels when the vehicle is turning. Due to the differential's position in most non-four-wheel-drive (FWD) vehicles (located at the rear and under the car), it does not get any of the star treatment the engine gets. The one thing that every car owner needs to know is that failure of the differential will mean failure of the car. To save the differential from failure, you need to have differential fluid changed every 30,000 to 50,000 miles. Changing the oil on the differential is as important as changing the car's engine oil. Although checking and changing differential oil is pretty easy, you need to visit an auto shop to get a comprehensive differential flush. For differential flush services, visit or call Rick's Auto Care & Tire Center in Front Royal, VA 22630 today.
Power Steering Flush
Power steering fluid is the hydraulic fluid that transmits the power in a steering wheel. Servicing the power steering involves flushing out the old power steering fluid and adding fresh fluid. A power steering flush will definitely help prolong the life of the power steering components. Failure to have periodic power steering flushes results in important parts like the power steering pump, the seals, power steering rack, and the O-rings wearing out. To have a comprehensive power steering flush, call 540-636-4040 or visit Rick's Auto Care & Tire Center today.
Brought a new exhaust system to be installed in my '96 Toyota Tercel, and the service was exceptional. Very friendly staff and loved their office dog Lucy. :) Would definitely recommend to anyone and will plan to use them again in the future.
I cannot say enough about Rick's Auto Care. Today I started my vacation only to have my car stop moving on the way to Skyline Caverns. Rick's set up a tow and were able to repair my car quickly. I couldn't be more happy with my experience with them, and if I lived here I'd without hesitation use them EVERYTIME I needed auto service. Thank you for getting my car fixed FAST and allowing me and my girlfriend to resume our vacation quickly.
We were on vacaton, and about an hour from Front Royal we heard a grinding noise. The next morning we brought our Sorento to Rick's, explained the problem, and that we were on vacation. They got us right in, let us know the problem, and ordered the parts. They made the repairs the following morning. All around excellent staff and service. Thanks so much for understanding our predicament and making us your priority.
I have used Rick's several times for multiple vehicles. Trustworthy mechanics that do quality work. Rick's Auto has never disappointed me, and his prices are reasonable.
Been going to Rick's Auto Care for years & love the service. The atmosphere is relaxed & friendly, but work is totally professional. I spent many years of my career in the car business so I really appreciate the honesty & integrity of this group. This is the only place my vehicles will go for service!
My wife and I have for many years relied on Rick's to maintain our vehicles. The service at Rick's is top-notch and professional, but the atmosphere is down-home and friendly. I always feel---and am treated---like family there. I'm grateful to have a place like Rick's Auto Care to take care of our vehicle maintenance needs.
Great staff and customer service. I've been going to them for around 4-5 years now. Honest is the best word to describe them. These guys will tell you what absolutely has to be repaired and what can wait. Repairs are always done in a timely manner and at a fair price.
Trust is something that is earned. Rick and his crew have gained my trust by treating me fairly over the years. I will continue to bring my vehicles to Rick's and to recommend your business to everyone I know. Thank you and God Bless you for your honesty and integrity!
Awesome. Garages who use the best tools (Snapon) give the best service.
Always fair and friendly.
Rick's is great...easy to work with...find a way to help you out and just good work! Give them a try and see first hand!
Doing business with them for a few years...real good.
Went to Rick's for minor car exhaust work and my yearly inspection, which turned up an issue with the brake lights. They were able to get me back on the road quickly and at a fair price. I would highly recommend Rick's for anyone looking for auto service in Front Royal.
I had a bit of work done on an old 1992 Geo Prism over several days. I think the labor was fair and they were friendly as a neighbor to me. They definitely went the extra mile. Total cost to me was about $500 for the parts/labor/inspections. I was impressed.
Honest people, waiting room has tv, coffee, family atmosphere.