Rick's Auto Repair

  • 4.9 of 5 stars
6 reviews

1901 Alvarado Dr Ne, Albuquerque, NM 87110, us

(505) 268-9693

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They are always honest
They are competent
Their repair price is reasonable
They complete the work in a timely manner
They respond well when they screw something up
They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
They are always honest
I would use this mechanic again
I would recommend this mechanic to others
They fix the problem the first time
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
Nov 06, 2011
Nov 06, 2011
Aug 18, 2009
I had some severe problems on an older Honda with the idle level during warm up, sometimes the vehicle would stall out, other times it would rev higher and higher all the way to red-line. Three trips to the dealer ship and nearly a 1k$ had only increased the problem. Rick was able to explain what was happening (dirty carburetor), why, and resolve it. Rick is a wonderful little old man who loves cars. It may not be the fastest place, it's mostly a one man shop. You can count on Rick to do things carefully and correctly.
Jan 09, 2013
  • Spark2000
I was 75 miles from home with 1/8 a tank of gas when the trunk/gas door cable snapped, so there wasn't a way to fill up. My husband got online and found Rick's. I pulled up at 3:30 with no appointment and he pulled apart the lever mechanism, got the gas door open (a fiddly process which took 30 minutes). We negotiated on a temporary solution (important because I'm female, blond, and 5'2" and sometimes my opinion doesn't count) and he's ordered the cable. He didn't charge me a thing. This is small shop in a mostly residential area, and I'd happily use him again.
Jul 27, 2013
  • dorseypat
On my way to the SF Bay Area, I was driving through the heat of the Southwest visiting the various sites around Taos, NM when my truck began starting very slowly, grinding when it should have started. Since my next stop was in the desert at Chaco Canyon, 13 miles down a rough dirt road, I thought I should visit a mechanic fearing that either my battery or my starter was failing. I found Rick's Auto Repair on the CT website and knocked on his door. He immediately came out to diagnose my problem, testing both the starter and the battery. After 10 minutes, he assured me that he found no problem with either and sent me on my way with a handshake. He was right. I've had no problems now that I open my hood to let the engine cool in the extreme heat. My 1986 pick-up is a good truck, but it doesn't like the heat any more than I do. I am grateful to Rick for his honesty and his availability. I wish he worked in Berkeley so that he could care for my truck regularly. Also, very happy that Car Talk has a mechanic's referral as part of its website. Thank you.
Jun 06, 2015
  • arbajr
I have been taking my cars to Rick since I was a teenager. He has always been able to fix the problems in my car. He takes the time to tell me what is wrong with my car and only fixes what is needed. When I was ready to upgrade to a newer car he was able to sell mine. The car I drive now has 150,000 miles and is still going strong. I have taken it to Rick since I bought it in 2007 and will continue to until I am ready for another car. They may not be the fastest shop in town, but they are the most honest!

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