Rick's Auto Clinic provides the following auto services to the Kansas City metro and surrounding areas:
Getting the best information from our customer for drivability concerns is the key to fixing it right the first time.
We take the time to fill out diagnostic questionnaire with our customers so our technicians knows “how, what, why, and when” your vehicle has experienced the symptoms.
This vital information helps our technicians save time in duplicating the symptom and finding the cause and correction.
Our shop is equipped with the latest testing equipment and technology. Furthermore our reference material is the best in the industry.
Our technicians have the training and experience to properly diagnose your vehicle and save you money from unnecessary repairs.
Make sure that you are getting the most out of your money by having your car aligned at Rick's Auto Clinic. Improper wheel alignment can cause excessive wear on tires and can cut your gas mileage.
Brakes & Suspension
To maintain the safe handling of your automobile, repair brakes whenever they’re underperforming. With our breadth of expertise, we perform rotors, brake pads and caliper brake replacement servicees. We also provide different auto brake repairs, for example, only front brakes repair. So call or come in for a brake repair estimate, and we’ll give you a fair and economical brake repair price.
Age and road conditions can wear down your car’s suspension system. Suspension for cars determines your comfort and handling, and we’ll handle your repairs with care and expertise. We’re experts in many different performance suspension systems, such as rear suspension systems based on 3 link suspension and 4 link suspension or even car air suspension. You won’t find more expertise on repairing and replacing your four link suspension or three link suspension system. If you’re having problems with your car’s shocks or springs, or car air bag suspension, call or bring in your car--we can help! We also know hydraulic suspension systems, and can repair your car suspension systems so it functions smoothly at any age.
Rick's Auto Clinic can outfit your vehicle with the best tire packages available for your vehicle. The right tire package can change the way your vehicle rides. Come in today to see how we can help your ride a smooth one.
All Preventive Maintenance
By performing prescribed maintenance at recommended mileage intervals, we can help you prevent potential problems for the life of your vehicle. Plus, we can help improve your vehicle's fuel economy, overall performance and safety. A small investment in routine maintenance can save you a lot down the road.
Car Tune-Ups are an essential part of car ownership - they make a big difference in the lifetime of your car. Automotive tune-ups vary by brand and country, but we’re familiar with many vehicle procedures, and perform them on many brands. We provide world-class service in all regular maintenance, but auto tune-up is one of our signature auto repair services. If a maintenance tune-up or oil change and tune-up are what you need, you can be sure you’re getting the best tune-up around, and it will be done promptly and completely.
A/C & Heating
Automotive air conditioning repair is often compared to a detective’s job. Problems may occur in any part of the air conditioning system and at times it is not possible to identify the exact nature of the problem, hence it becomes necessary to contact a air conditioning technician who is well versed in the repair of an air conditioning system.
Automotive air conditioning may be damaged by leakage in systems, low level of refrigerants, clogging in the condensers, and failure of compressors. Our skilled ASE technicians will perform a thorough inspection to ensure a proper diagnosis of your air conditioning system. We are qualified to perform all air conditioning repairs and services.
We are a full automobile electric repair shop specializing in electrical diagnostic, rebuilding automotive parts, diagnostic and repair of auto electric parts, charging system analysis, remanufactured alternator/starter, generator repair and maintenance. We are experts on electrical shorts, alternators, batteries, starters, ignition switches, regulators, and much more. We have over 30 years experience in automotive diagnostic analysis and repair of auto electric problems.
Engines & Transmissions
Your automatic transmission requires maintenance to extend the life of the transmission and reduce premature wear and breakdown.
Like the oil in your vehicle, the transmission fluid in your transmission can become contaminated with dirt, dust and debris. As the transmission fluid ages, viscosity breaks down and contaminants build up, leaving your vehicle's transmission vulnerable.
Heat and contaminated fluids cause havoc on a transmission.
For this reason a complete Transmission Fluid Flush service thoroughly cleans deposits from the entire transmission, including transmission cooler, valve body, and torque converter. It virtually removes all of the old fluid from the system, and reinstalls new premium valvoline synthetic fluid.
Most of us should have our automatic transmission serviced every 30,000 miles under normal conditions. But in severe conditions which include hot climates, dirty or dusty conditions such as off-road use or the vehicle is used for towing monitor your automatic transmission fluid carefully and consider automatic transmission service every 15,000 miles or as needed.
Rick's Auto Clinic offers several fluid flushes such as; power steering, brake fluid, transmission, clutch, and cooling system. Having these fluid flushes done on your car regularly will add years of life and reliability to your power steering system.
4x4 / Transfer Case / Differential
Like most any other fluid in your vehicle, transfer case and differential oils degrade over time and begin to loose some of their lubricating properties. Just like motor oil, they need to be changed at the specified interval.
Some differentials are also equipped with limited slip which requires special additives which if neglected will cause premature wear to friction material.
Transfer Case Service should be performed at least every 30,000 miles on most 4-wheel drive vehicles.
Differential Service intervals vary considerably from vehicle to vehicle but a 30,000 mile service interval is recommended for most vehicles.