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540-636-4040 | 232 S Royal Ave

Suspension

Suspension, Front Royal, VA

High-Performance Suspension

Great high-performance shocks or struts are essential in Front Royal, but when you are ready to take your car or truck suspension to the next level you need the experience of the auto repair mechanics at Rick's Auto Care & Tire Center to get the job done right.

Leaf Springs: Trust the auto repair mechanics at Rick's Auto Care & Tire Center to install this simple assembly that is the backbone of high-performance truck suspension. Absorb the shock of rough terrain when you are pushing your truck to its limit. These long, curved strips of steel are stacked in order of length and joined by a bolt at the center. Removing old rear axle springs can be a tough job and getting your new leaf springs bolted on tight is critical. The experienced professionals at Rick's Auto Care & Tire Center are up for the task. Drop by the shop at 232 S Royal Ave or give us a call at 540-636-4040 to set up an appointment to get your new leaf springs installed fast.

Coil Springs: Coil springs look exactly like a simple coil. Placed on the top of an axle your coil springs store and release the energy when your car or truck is in motion. The coil spring absorbs the shock of Front Royal potholes, speed bumps and other turbulent factors on track or rough terrain. Ensuring old springs are removed and new coils are aligned and fastened correctly is essential for maximum safety and handling. Trust the experienced auto repair specialists at Rick's Auto Care & Tire Center at 232 S Royal Ave for fast, affordable coil spring installation.

Lowering Kits For A Mean Sport Stance

Drivers in Front Royal come to Rick's Auto Care & Tire Center to achieve that low-stance, high-performance sports car appearance and improve handling. At Rick's Auto Care & Tire Center we replace stock springs with lowering springs that offer more coils in a condensed stack. Trust the expert mechanics at Rick's Auto Care & Tire Center to create the correct amount of tension between the frame and the suspension system. Call Rick's Auto Care & Tire Center at 540-636-4040 and schedule an appointment to install your lowering kit and shorten the distance between your car's body and the wheels to lessen the center of gravity and increase responsive handling.

Lift Kits

Got massive monster tires? Truck owners in Front Royal come to Rick's Auto Care & Tire Center to install high-performance lift kits that will increase clearance and provide that aggressive monster truck stance. Securely installing strut mounts, longer springs, new shocks, and a range of hardware to raise up your truck is a tough job. Precisely calibrating the ground clearance larger wheels need is important for optimal safety and performance. Trust the auto repair experts at Rick's Auto Care & Tire Center to transform the look and function of your truck. Take on rugged terrain or just look cool when cruising by giving your truck a little lift. Call 540-636-4040 or stop by our auto repair shop at 232 S Royal Ave to set up an appointment.

Sway Bars: At Rick's Auto Care & Tire Center we install sway bars to help driving enthusiasts in Front Royal grip corners more easily and reduce the demand placed on the springs and suspension system. Prevent body roll when driving aggressively in curves with cold-formed steel alloy sway bars installed with exacting precision to offer bilateral spring deflection. The expert mechanics at Rick's Auto Care & Tire Center in Front Royal can help you decrease the load difference between the wheels inside and outside the curve by adding sway bars today. Get convenient, affordable fast auto repairs and sway bar installation for high-performance cars at Rick's Auto Care & Tire Center every day. Call Rick's Auto Care & Tire Center at 540-636-4040 or stop by our auto repair shop in Front Royal today.

Frame Rails: Ready to race? Offset chassis are not permitted on many tracks and require drivers to install parallel frame rails. Chassis frame rails are built to strict guidelines to provide maximum stabilization in a left-hand turn. Let our expert mechanics at Rick's Auto Care & Tire Center be your race team and make minute changes to the geometry of your suspension with frame rails to provide you with a total lower weight in the turns.

Tie Rods

At Rick's Auto Care & Tire Center we know driving enthusiasts in Front Royal demand more of their high-performance cars and trucks. When you turn a corner on Front Royal streets your front wheels pivot on steering knuckles connected to the steering rack. Your wheels are connected by the tie rod to the drag link bar to provide safety and handling in a turn. High-performance tie bars boast micro-adjustment options to make height and length adjustments between the tie rod and the wheel. The tie rod end that connects to the steering knuckle is susceptible to wear and failure with aggressive driving. Failure can throw off the car's alignment in a tight curve when the chassis of a car is under the most stress. High performance tie bar ends offer precision manufactured ball bearings to reduce wear and critical failures.

Wheelie Bars

These simple anti-roll devices look like casters connected to the rear bumper by long bars of flexible Chromoly tubing. Let Rick's Auto Care & Tire Center be a part of your race team and install wheelie bars when you are ready to race. Wheelie bars take over in a skid and progressively unload the energy of the tire to keep a car right side up. Ready to add this important safety option to your car? Call Rick's Auto Care & Tire Center at 540-636-4040 and let's talk wheelie bars.


What Our Customers Are Saying

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My family just purchased our 2nd vehicle from Rick's. The 1st one is still running strong . We noticed a Explorer on the lot that was clean and runs smooth. And the price was more than reasonable we could not pass it up. Perfect vehicle for our daughter who will be commuting to school.

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Took my car in for grinding sound in my brakes got me right in and fixed my up. Great staff. Honest and family oriented. I will definitely go there again. Thank you!

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Great service there today. A very friendly staff in the office also. Thank you for your customer service. We do not see enough of that these days.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Awesome. Garages who use the best tools (Snapon) give the best service.

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Always fair and friendly.

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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!

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Doing business with them for a few years...real good.

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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.

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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.

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Honest people, waiting room has tv, coffee, family atmosphere.

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