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1665 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT 06514
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8:00am to 6:00pm
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8:00am to 6:00pm
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(203) 909-6236

Auto Repair Experience

  • Rick Uihlein, Owner
  • Established 2009
  • 2 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 1 ASE Certified Auto Technician
  • 30 Years of Car Repair Experience


Rick's Auto Center was founded in 2009 by Rick Uihein, an ASE Certified Master Technician. This RepairPal Certified shop is a family affair with Rick and his son Michael working side by side to bring you good quality auto repair at a fair price. This commitment was verified in our survey of their most recent customers, who describe this father/son team as trustworthy, reasonable, honest, and efficient. Not only do they work hard to be customer friendly they also take the time that is needed to make sure they are current on the latest technology by attending the training it takes to service and repair modern vehicles. This training, coupled with the automotive tools and computer diagnostic equipment necessary, make this a great place for professional repairs. These repairs are backed by a 24-month / 24,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind. For your convenience early bird drop off and a waiting area with wireless Internet are available.


Auto Repair Experience

  • Rick Uihlein, Owner
  • Established 2009
  • 2 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 1 ASE Certified Auto Technician
  • 30 Years of Car Repair Experience


  • AC/Heating
  • Check Engine Light
  • Diagnosis
  • Muffler & Exhaust
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Timing Belts
  • Tire Sales/Repair


  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Heated Waiting Room
  • Open Saturday
  • Wireless Internet


Makes We Serve

  • Acura
  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Dodge
  • FIAT
  • Ford
  • GMC
  • Geo
  • Honda
  • Hummer
  • Hyundai
  • Infiniti
  • Isuzu
  • Jeep
  • Kia
  • Lexus
  • Lincoln
  • Mazda
  • Mercury
  • Mini
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Oldsmobile
  • Plymouth
  • Pontiac
  • Ram
  • Saturn
  • Scion
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota

Message from the Shop

Rick Uihlein has been a mechanic in the Hamden/New Haven area for close to 25 years and in that time has not only continued his education as a certified ASE and AC Delco Master Technician, he has also built a very loyal following.

In our current location since 2009, we service all makes/models of cars, foreign and domestic. Our regular customers particularly value our honesty and our communication with each and every customer.

We work on Domestic & Asian Makes & Models, and perform the following services:

• Fuel Injectors

• Diagnostics

• Engine Service

• Transmission Repair

• Electrical

• Tune Ups

• Ignition Systems

• Brakes

• Exhaust Systems

• State Repair Facility

• Suspension Work


Overall Rating

23 Verified Reviews

Customer Reviews

Verified CustomerApril 28, 2014

Only had two days to get something repaired. He was accommodating and got the job done immediately. He quoted a price and that was the price he charged. I asked around and he had the cheapest prices. I was very satisfied.

April 27, 2014

He is a good honest gentleman.

Verified CustomerApril 24, 2014

I would say that I have been satisfied with the service they give good prices since it is a small shop, we might have to wait a day or two. I think he is fair and reliable.

Verified CustomerApril 22, 2014

He has been a very trustworthy shop.

Verified CustomerApril 19, 2014

He does work on time. The car is ready when he says it will be done and it is done correctly.

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Verified CustomerApril 16, 2014

I have been with Rick for twenty years. He is an honest good mechanic.

Verified CustomerApril 15, 2014

Rick gives a good estimate and if he finds something that doesn't need to be done, he doesn't just do the work to get the money. Very fair with the quotes. I have had one or two times when I needed work, a part he had within the year was defective and he replaced it at no charge.

April 12, 2014

He does good work and treated me fair. We have been going there quite awhile, a good mechanic.

Verified CustomerApril 08, 2014

I trust them. I have been going there for 25 years and he only fixes what need done.

Verified CustomerApril 07, 2014

He does good work. Most of all because he is honest. He is the most honest mechanic I have seen. He never overcharges you. He is a great guy. His place is great. Rick does not do anything that does not need to be done. He is the best.

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Verified CustomerApril 01, 2014

He is efficient and does it on time. Does not procrastinate.

Verified CustomerMarch 25, 2014

He is a single guy to work on it. I trust him, I like that I can talk to him and I take our cars there a lot. I trust him. I feel he is doing a good job and gets the job done.

March 18, 2014

In the past he has served us well, and because of the way he is dependable, fair and honest.

Verified CustomerMarch 17, 2014

He is trustworthy, good worker and works on all my family's vehicle.

Verified CustomerMarch 11, 2014

I was very satisfied with what he did. I had no problem with what he did.

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Verified CustomerMarch 04, 2014

He delivers the first time at the price he quotes. He has earned my trust. He does good work. He is very reliable and I am very happy to have found him.

Verified CustomerMarch 02, 2014

He is very reasonable. He does things in a timely manner. I would highly recommend him. He is very accommodating and his prices are accommodating.

Verified CustomerFebruary 27, 2014

He is fair, nice, reasonably priced.

February 26, 2014

Rick does excellent work. It is not inexpensive. You get what you pay for.

Verified CustomerFebruary 24, 2014

I have worked with Rick and he has always been fair and up front with us, never had a problem. He is very nice and tells you what is wrong with the car, he is always a very good man.

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Verified CustomerFebruary 21, 2014

He is honest, good fair and wise.

February 13, 2014

They have great service.

Verified CustomerFebruary 05, 2014

He did what he said he was going to do and it was done correctly.

August 18, 2014

Rick is an awesome guy. I had my car towed here after looking in repair pal so I already had trust in him. I noticed it also said he didn't experiment with bmw's but I talked to him and he said I can trust him. My 03 325i didn't start so I had to get the started replaced, with 4 hrs of work, and with his rates I was quoted at 650$. Rick knew my college budget and once I came to pick up my car he just took off 5% and I ended up paying around 610$. Which is more than fair for an honest man and a reputable place of business. I just gotten my new e90 and I trust rick completely as long and he can help me. True and honest man, thanks rick!


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