Rick's Automotive

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Rick's Automotive
28 Verified Reviews
Rick's Automotive
28 Verified Reviews
(417) 281-2705
2121 S Campbell Ave
Springfield, MO 65807 USA
7:30am to 5:30pm
Auto Repair Experience
  • Rick Hughlett, Owner
  • Established 1980
  • 19 ASE Certified Auto Technicians
  • 13 ASE Master Auto Technicians
  • 621 Years of Car Repair Experience

Rick's Automotive Reviews
(26 Ratings)
Displaying 1 - 5 of 26 reviews

I really appreciate the professionalism exhibited by all the employees that I spoke to. No complaints.


Excellent quality of mechanical service and also the customer support offered by the courteous reps is excellent.


Polite and efficient, as always.


Very professional as always. There was a quality problem with some parts installed during an earlier visit and those were replaced under warranty and similar ones were checked to make sure there were no problems with those.


Professionalism and quality service best describe Rick's Automotive. I drive 60 miles to get work done there because I feel they're the best in the area. If you want to be treated right and have confidence in the work, this is the place to go.

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Rick's Automotive was established back in 1980 and has been proudly serving Springfield and the surrounding area ever since. This RepairPal Certified shop features a very experienced, well trained, and ASE certified team (13 who are Master Certified). 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 and computer diagnosis and repairs, to tires and wheel alignment, to state safety inspections, as well as your scheduled maintenance needs. All this work is backed by a 36-month / 36,000-mile nationwide warranty for your peace of mind. Our survey of their recent customers revealed a group who enthusiastically describe the team here as: “professional”, “helpful”, “friendly”, “honest”, and "knowledgeable". A local shuttle service, rental & loaner cars, early bird drop-off, and a waiting area with wireless Internet are also available for your convenience.

Message From the Shop

Rick and Karen Hughlett founded Rick's Automotive, Inc. in 1980. What has become a multi-operational enterprise initially started with two employees in a rented 2,500 square foot building. Today, Rick’s Automotive sits on a full 28,000 square foot campus, complete with a tire shop and lube facility in Springfield, MO.
You can trust us with your vehicle.
We’re the award-winning experts at Southwest Missouri’s premier auto repair shop. Rick's Automotive technicians and mechanics have more than 500 years of experience among us. We’re all ASE certified, even the service advisors, and most of our auto technicians are "Master Certified," including Rick himself. Six hold the prestigious L-1 certification for advanced automotive diagnostics. And, most importantly, all are competently trained to utilize the state-of-the-art equipment featured in our automotive and fleet service centers. Since 1980, Rick's Automotive has been the best place to have your car repaired in Springfield, MO.

  • AC/Heating
  • Alignment
  • Check Engine Light
  • Classic Car Repair/Restoration
  • Diagnosis
  • Hybrid/Electric
  • Muffler & Exhaust
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Roadside Assistance
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Timing Belts
  • Tire Sales/Repair
  • Transmission Repair
+ More
  • AAA Member Discount
  • Child Friendly
  • Coffee
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Financing
  • Free Estimates
  • Free Multi-Point Safety Inspection
  • Gas/Diesel
  • Heated Waiting Room
  • Loaner Car
  • Parts/Accessories
  • Rental Car
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shopping Nearby
  • Shuttle
  • Towing
  • Warranty Accepted
  • Wireless Internet
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Makes We Serve
  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Dodge
  • FIAT
  • Ford
  • GMC
  • Geo
  • Honda
  • Hummer
  • Hyundai
  • Infiniti
  • Isuzu
  • Jaguar
  • Jeep
  • Kia
  • Land Rover
  • Lexus
  • Lincoln
  • Mazda
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Mercury
  • Mini
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Oldsmobile
  • Plymouth
  • Pontiac
  • Porsche
  • Ram
  • Saab
  • Saturn
  • Scion
  • Smart
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo
+ More
  • ASA
  • ASE Blue Seal
  • Bosch Service Network
  • iATN
Questions Answered by Rick's Automotive
Brake lights are constantly on whether ped...
Brake lights staying on may be as simple as a failed or shorted brake light switch. There are possibilities of wiring issues or body control module that may be causing it as well. Contact us at Rick's Automotive for an appointment to test the system. 417-887-2225
Left side of the driver floorboard is cons...
Wet floor board may be due to the evaporator core drain restricted, a leaking heater core or water intrusion from a failing windshield seal or door seal. The left heater duct issue may be as simple as insulation blocking the air flow or a duct hose disconnected.
We would be happy to assist you in repairing these issues at Rick's Automotive. 2121 S Campbell Ave. 417-887-2225
When I turn the air conditioner on, there'...
The noise may indeed be the A/C condenser fan making noise. It may also be the A/C compressor or drive belt making the noise. The only way to find out for sure is to bring the vehicle in to a reputable repair facility.
We would be happy to assist you at Rick's Automotive. 2121 S Campbell Ve. 417-887-2225.
It knocks when driving it but it goes in a...
Noises can be difficult to find he answer for as you can see worn out components, but cannot see a noise. We would recommend bringing the vehicle by for a free test drive, then schedule from there. Contact Terry at Rick's Automotive 417-887-2225. Thank you.
What type of fluid to use in a 92 Chevy pi...
According to Mitchell Repair there were two types of manual transmission used that year. Here is the listing for fluid recommendations. Please contact Rick's Automotive if we can be of assistance. 417-887-2225.
Trans Mfr CD 5LM60/MG5
API - GL-5, SAE 80W-90

Add 4 oz. of Friction Modifier (4318060) or equivalent on Sure-Grip differentials.
2.20 QTS. (2.1 L) S
Trans Mfr CD NV4500/MT8
GM Synthetic Lubricant or API - GL-4 Castrol Syntorq

Add 4 oz. of Friction Modifier (4318060) or equivalent on Sure-Grip differentials.
4.00 QTS. (3.8 L)
When driving with my low beams in particul...
The computer adjusts the level of the headlamps from inputs of sensors. There may be a sensor failure. To begin the headlamps need to be aimed then test the auto leveling operation. Testing should start at $125.00. Please contact Rick's Automotive for an appointment. 417-887-2225. Thank you
do i also have to replace the timing belt ...
This is Terry at Rick's Automotive. I show several engine options on this vehicle, therefore pricing will vary. Is your water pump leaking or noisy? Please contact me at 417-887-2225. I would like to talk to you about your Santa Fe
Sometimes have to start in drive
Typically reverse & manual low are not electronically controlled. This is usually an issue with low fluid level, air being drawn around a cracked filter or internal mechanical internal failure such as the planetary gear failure. Please contact us for an appointment. Rick's Automotive. 2121 S Campbell Ave. Springfield, Mo. 65807 417-887-225. Thank you

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