Rick's Automotive Service

(310) 928-6163
109 Verified Reviews

8:00am to 5:00pm
8:00am to 2:00pm


14929 Prairie Ave
Lawndale, CA 90260 USA


  • Rick Seneris, Owner
  • Established 1973
  • 3 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 1 ASE Master Auto Technician
  • 70 Years of Car Repair Experience

Rick's Automotive Service Reviews


109 Verified Reviews
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by - Verified Customer December 13, 2017

Excellent exponent

by - Verified Customer December 08, 2017

The owner was nice and seemed like knew what he was doing.

by - Verified Customer November 16, 2017

Rick made sure to thouroghly explain all of the issues with my car and help me pinpoint which repairs were essential to help work within my budget. The shop also stayed open late on a Friday night so I could pick up my car. Definitely using them for all my car needs moving forward!

by - Verified Customer November 02, 2017

Excellent service!

by - Verified Customer October 16, 2017

Price is like dealer prices for services.

by - Verified Customer September 26, 2017

They did an assessment, thoroughly explained the malfunction and did not pressure me for the work that needed to be done. The owner and workers spoke and treated me with respect and made sure that I was comfortable during my wait. Their waiting room is clean with snacks, beverages, WiFi and a bookcase filled with a variety of magazines and books. I'd definitely recommend Rick's Automotive Service for auto repairs.

by - Verified Customer September 20, 2017

The guys are great and friendly

by - Verified Customer September 19, 2017

Completely respectful. Given all options and costs.
Recommendation were exact.

by - Verified Customer September 17, 2017

They extremely helpful and took me home and picked me up when service was completed. Couldn't ask for better service.

by - Verified Customer September 14, 2017

Amazing service I'm a very happy customer thanks for working hard on my car ..

by - Verified Customer September 13, 2017


by - Verified Customer September 11, 2017

Job well done and good follow up.

by - Verified Customer September 04, 2017

Ricks does good work on my Toyota tundra every time I take it there.

by - Verified Customer August 31, 2017

Very good service

by - Verified Customer August 25, 2017

Good experience

3 verified customers did not leave comments but provided these ratings:
by Arik, Martin
by David
by - Verified Customer August 22, 2017

he was very patient and showed me every thing what needed to be done,...great guy..
so for no more leaks, good work

by - Verified Customer August 18, 2017

Excellent work and great customer service

by - Verified Customer August 18, 2017

Really great service, the car feels like brand new! We had no idea what the problem was, we just knew there was something wrong! There suggested recommended sol fixed the problem!

by - Verified Customer August 13, 2017

Great job by nice people

by - Verified Customer August 04, 2017

Love the Friendly Vibe at the shop!

by - Verified Customer July 24, 2017

Great customer service knowledge on all repair issue.

by - Verified Customer July 20, 2017

Good service, they explained the repairs needed in detailed and kept me updated. I was happy with the work.

by - Verified Customer July 20, 2017

I like how repairs was explain and was to expected during service.

by - Verified Customer July 14, 2017

Got unexpected work done on the car which was necessary. Great service all the way around....thank you!

by - Verified Customer July 06, 2017

friendly honest would recommend to others

3 verified customers did not leave comments but provided these ratings:
by Arik, Martin
by David
by - Verified Customer July 05, 2017

Nice guy but overpriced! one can shop around for better service and affordability

by - Verified Customer June 30, 2017

Very knowledgeable on parts explained and are very easy to get along with.

by - Verified Customer June 29, 2017

The shop was clean cars were getting done no problem.

by - Verified Customer June 29, 2017

Thorough, competent, timely. No Complaints.

by - Verified Customer June 26, 2017

Great service, Ricks Automotive is a great place to get your car serviced!

by - Verified Customer June 25, 2017

The problem was explained well. The broken part was shown to me work was done fast and sufficiently.

by - Verified Customer June 21, 2017

Rick is great! Always 100% customer service focused!

by - Verified Customer June 16, 2017

Great service. My truck runs like a champ! Thank you Rick's.

by - Verified Customer June 14, 2017

Excellent work. I thought I needed s water pump but this knowledgeable shop looked deeper into the problem and quickly told me it was the thermostat housing. Went ahead and did the needed maintenance on my car and couldn't be happier with the work performed, the service and convenience of a loaner car. Awesome!

by - Verified Customer June 01, 2017

The service I received was extremely professional and done in a timely manner.

3 verified customers did not leave comments but provided these ratings:
by Arik, Martin
by David
by - Verified Customer May 24, 2017

I was happy to have my car fixed I hope to see you soon for the rest of the repairs needed, thank you!

by - Verified Customer May 19, 2017

Thanks Rick for continuing to work on my beloved (but frustrating) old car :-)

by - Verified Customer May 15, 2017

I found Rick's Automotive. He has good reviews.
My A/C died in the 100-degree summer. It was replaced with a new A/C from Honda with half of the cost compared with Honda dealer.

by - Verified Customer May 07, 2017

The service is for the customer which is present and felt when working with Rick and his team. They explain things well while showing you instead of finding line items on the final bill. During the maintenance, updates are provided with their findings and (for the most part) let you decide if any additional repairs are to be completed. For the most part, because to expect them to know every problem with your car prior to working on it is silly. And some of these findings are necessary repairs. Overall, I enjoy taking my car to get serviced at Rick's and recommend others to stop by. Especially if you're too fond of your last or current mechanic.

by - Verified Customer May 03, 2017

Rick was professional, respectful and transparent from start to finish. First class service! Highly recommended.

by - Verified Customer April 21, 2017

The shop owner is very helpful and willing to make you understand everything that is happening to your car.

by - Verified Customer April 16, 2017

Rick's automotive was a referral from CarMax to a RepairPal certified shop because CarMax doesn't work on Diesel. What a great find! Awesome work and customer service!

by - Verified Customer April 14, 2017

Very knowledgeable team.

by - Verified Customer March 31, 2017

Excellent customer service and genuine down to earth mechanics. They are they best around in the area.

by - Verified Customer March 30, 2017

Great work. Will take my car back there again.

3 verified customers did not leave comments but provided these ratings:
by Arik, Martin
by David
by - Verified Customer March 30, 2017

Good experience.

by - Verified Customer March 29, 2017

The best place ever!

by - Verified Customer March 29, 2017

Rick was very friendly and explains what my car needed done in terms I could understand. The work was done correctly and quickly for a fair price.

by - Verified Customer March 20, 2017

Currently, I am satisfied with the service. If I pass the coming 'Smog Check', and if AC will work in hot weather, it will be objective confirmation of it.

by - Verified Customer March 20, 2017

Made repair very quickly, reasonably priced repair bill.

by - Verified Customer March 19, 2017

Rick always makes sure to do a great job on our cars. Price is a bit high, but the work is always the best.

by - Verified Customer March 17, 2017

The staff and service were excellent. I wasn't pressured into service but I was advised of services needed. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Will certainly return!

by - Verified Customer March 15, 2017


by - Verified Customer March 12, 2017

Rick and his team is great. I would highly recommend Rick's automotive to my family and friends. He takes the time to explain the problems and answers all my questions 5 stars in my book. Great job thanks so much from.

by - Verified Customer March 12, 2017

5 stars!!

3 verified customers did not leave comments but provided these ratings:
by Arik, Martin
by David
by - Verified Customer March 12, 2017

Great..service! Really good auto repair shop! No complaints.

by - Verified Customer March 03, 2017

Great professional friendly service at a decent price for quality work.

by - Verified Customer February 27, 2017

Two of three repair items will need to be looked at again.

by - Verified Customer February 16, 2017

I would totally recommend Ricks for any repair to your car or truck!!!

by - Verified Customer February 14, 2017

I was my first time .Everything was great..customer service was awesome & my car is running now thanks to Rick...i found a very good shop for all my car needs. Thanks Rick.

by - Verified Customer February 08, 2017

Great customer service.

by - Verified Customer February 03, 2017

Great, quick and efficient.

by - Verified Customer January 31, 2017

Very happy with the service done on my car! Would definitely refer this shop to anyone.

by - Verified Customer January 31, 2017

His shop has great reviews and it lives up to it! Rick was able to accommodate my car service same-day. He was great to work with and provided me all the information & explanation I needed and more. This will be THE place my household brings their vehicles from here on out!

by - Verified Customer January 31, 2017

Rick's Automotive is great! They've been my family's go-to auto shop for years. They're honest, straight forward, and I hear they even work on hybrids now! Thanks Rick!

3 verified customers did not leave comments but provided these ratings:
by Arik, Martin
by David
by - Verified Customer January 29, 2017

Rick was kind and understanding. Did an assessment of the car and came back with a thorough diagnostic including photos and categories explaining which problems should be attended to first.

by - Verified Customer January 24, 2017

Problem was not fixed, they guessed on the diagnostic and changed out a part that was not needed to be changed out.

by - Verified Customer January 18, 2017

The service was finished promptly, and the new cigarette lighter I needed works fine, but the electrical work caused the airbag warning light to flash endlessly and nobody caught it before I picked up the car, and I've not had time to go back and have it corrected. A minor inconvenience.

by - Verified Customer January 15, 2017

Great experience, I will be back!

by - Verified Customer January 13, 2017

Rick is always professional & respectful. And he is knowledgeable in his field. I would trust him in any future repairs and with all of my automotive needs.

by - Verified Customer January 10, 2017

Rick's always goes above and beyond, they will point out issues that need to be addressed, and prioritize based on importance, which is unheard of in this industry, and so greatly appreciated. Rick is the best and I highly recommend his services.

by - Verified Customer January 10, 2017

Rick gave a good overview of other issues that my vehicle has and it is because of money that I will have to wait for those to be fixed.

by - Verified Customer January 09, 2017

Rick diagnosed my car problem very quick. The final price is within the estimates! Very friendly and helpful!!!

by - Verified Customer January 04, 2017

I appreciated the honesty. That's rare in today's society!

by - Verified Customer January 04, 2017

Very professional.

3 verified customers did not leave comments but provided these ratings:
by Arik, Martin
by David
by - Verified Customer January 01, 2017

I will never go to another auto shop.

by - Verified Customer December 21, 2016

Everything was done in a timely matter.

by - Verified Customer December 21, 2016

My Armada would not start. Turned out to be the converter sensor. Problem solved. He also turned the tire sensor light off and fixed the radio controls on the steering wheel. Maybe fixed in rebooting the computer. Well done. Thanks.

by - Verified Customer December 19, 2016

Great service!

by - Verified Customer December 11, 2016

Definitely coming back.

by - Verified Customer December 09, 2016

Quick service, nice and humble owner.

by - Verified Customer December 08, 2016

Can't go wrong at Rick's. They are attentive, personable, realistic & no nonsense--yet let you make your own decisions. They don't waste your time or mess with you. Take your car here when you need service.

by - Verified Customer December 06, 2016

Rick was able to get me an appointment at a convenient time, and had me on my way 'on time' - I had another commitment later that afternoon. He is always thorough about explaining work done and/or work that needs to be performed, including estimates and importance.

by - Verified Customer November 20, 2016

The service was excellent!

by - Verified Customer November 17, 2016

Good repair shop!!

3 verified customers did not leave comments but provided these ratings:
by Arik, Martin
by David
by - Verified Customer November 16, 2016

Awesome service!

by - Verified Customer July 19, 2016

Rick's was very accommodating and supervised the work his mechanics did. Very reassuring.

by - Verified Customer July 17, 2016

Work was done above satisfactory and at a reasonable price.

by - Verified Customer July 06, 2016

Accommodating, professional & prompt service that we can rely on!

by - Verified Customer June 13, 2016

Rick was very helpful and a nice guy, good experience having my car serviced at his shop.

by - Verified Customer June 10, 2016

Helpful and understanding of my financial situation to prioritize what repairs are needed immediately.

by - Verified Customer May 17, 2016

The service was great and timely and the fees were in reason.

by - Verified Customer April 15, 2016

Great, always good to see Rick.

by March 25, 2016

Rick quoted me one price and charged more when I returned. Also said he was using Audi factory parts. But put after market parts that were not compatible . My car shakes makes pumping noises other sounds that were not there before very upset with the service, I don't think he knows how to work on Audi cars...

by - Verified Customer February 23, 2016

Checked brakes and wheel alignment while changing oil. Better service and price than the dealership.

3 verified customers did not leave comments but provided these ratings:
by Arik, Martin
by David
by - Verified Customer February 11, 2016

Not good.

by - Verified Customer October 12, 2015

After two years and two vehicles being serviced at this shop, I have always been treated with world class customer service. I highly recommend Rick's Automotive for anyone looking for fair and affordable auto repairs.

by - Verified Customer October 11, 2015


by - Verified Customer October 02, 2015

Rick's team does a great job servicing my vehicles.

by - Verified Customer September 29, 2015

Great customer service and repair.

by - Verified Customer September 21, 2015

100% satisfactory and completely in order.....

by - Verified Customer August 30, 2015

It was good.

by - Verified Customer August 11, 2015

Rick always does a great job. A truly honest mechanic.

by May 14, 2015

Great service, fast, friendly.

by - Verified Customer March 30, 2015

Rick's got so much integrity, he had me bring my vehicle to the dealer because he admitted he wasn't equipped to deal with the issue my car was having.

3 verified customers did not leave comments but provided these ratings:
by Arik, Martin
by David
by - Verified Customer March 29, 2015


3 verified customers did not leave comments but provided these ratings:
by Arik, Martin
by David

RepairPal Scorecard


Rick's Automotive Service was established back in 1973 and has been proudly serving Lawndale and the surrounding area ever since. This RepairPal Certified shop features a very experienced and well-trained team led by an ASE certified master. They are equipped with the state of the art tools and diagnostic equipment necessary for today's modern vehicles. Repairs performed here can range from minor and major mechanical repairs, to check engine light diagnosis and repairs, to tires and wheel alignment, as well as your scheduled maintenance needs. All this work is backed by a 36-month / 36,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind. Our survey of their recent customers revealed a group who describe the team here as: “helpful”, “friendly”, “accommodating”, “professional”, and "honest". A local shuttle service, loaner cars, early bird drop-off, Saturday business hours, and a waiting area with wireless Internet are also available for your convenience.



  • AC/Heating
  • Alignment
  • Check Engine Light
  • Diagnosis
  • Hybrid/Electric
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Smog/Emissions Testing
  • Timing Belts
  • Tire Sales/Repair
  • Transmission Repair
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  • Car Delivery
  • Car Pickup/Dropoff
  • Car Wash
  • Child Friendly
  • Coffee
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Financing
  • Free Estimates
  • Free Multi-Point Safety Inspection
  • Loaner Car
  • Open Saturday
  • Open Weekends
  • Senior Discount
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shuttle
  • Warranty Accepted
  • Wireless Internet
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  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Dodge
  • Ford
  • GMC
  • Geo
  • Honda
  • Hummer
  • Hyundai
  • Infiniti
  • Isuzu
  • Jaguar
  • Jeep
  • Kia
  • Land Rover
  • Lexus
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  • Mazda
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Mercury
  • Mini
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Oldsmobile
  • Plymouth
  • Pontiac
  • Ram
  • Saab
  • Saturn
  • Scion
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
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Questions Answered by Rick's Automotive Service
My car battery was replaced in 2014, but m...
It would probably be a good idea to have your Charging System tested. We would be happy to test it if you could bring the vehicle by.

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