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Why Is It A Big Deal To Be A Bosch Service Center?

Dick’s Automotive is the trusted source of auto repair in Clovis and Fresno. Our auto technicians are experienced, educated, and equipped with the latest and greatest tools and technology. We can service virtually all makes and models of cars, and we stand behind our work with a 3-year/36K-mile warranty. However, we think actions speak louder than words, and we are proud to say that Bosch Service has taken notice of our efforts. We are proud to be a Bosch Service Center.   What does it mean to be a Bosch Service Center? Bosch Service develops and distributes high-quality auto repair parts. They are, in fact, the largest original parts manufacturer in the world, and this organization has a program referred to as Bosch Service Centers. As an invitation-only organization, only the best of the best auto repair shops across the country are asked to join. Before joining, Dick’s Automotive had to undergo a rigorous certification process, which includes an examination of th ... read more

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Why Is Regular Auto Maintenance Important?

For auto technicians that have your back, look no further than Dick’s Automotive. With a reputation for holding the best of interests of you and your vehicle close to our heart, our auto repair shop is the trusted source for maintenance and repair. Our goal is to keep your vehicle running safely and smoothly for years to come, and preventative maintenance is our recipe for success.   Your vehicle is one of your largest investments, only second to your home;  preventative maintenance is a must to protect such a precious investment. At Dick’s Automotive, our auto technicians will quickly and thoroughly examine your car. Different makes and models of cars are prone to certain issues. For example, newer cars have a different fuel system that is causing trouble for vehicle owners. Dealerships often recommend maintenance at a later date, but our auto technicians believe you should services your fuel system every 15K miles. We strive to be proactive in preventing pote ... read more

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How To Keep Your Vehicle From Overheating In The Fresno Heat

As Clovis and Fresno drivers, we know just how high the temperatures rise in our region. Most of us blast the A/C, seek out an ice-cold glass of water, and patiently wait for the hot season to pass. Our team of auto technicians at Dick’s Automotive has tips and tricks to ensure your vehicle doesn’t overheat, including:   Park in the shade: You can certainly feel the temperature difference between the shade and the sun, and believe it or not, but your car can too. Tint your Windows: Tinted windows will not only keep you cooler, but they will also protect the precision interior of your car. Turn on the Floor Vents: Hot air rises, so if you open your bottom vents while turning your blower on the maximum setting, the hot air will be pushed out. When your car begins cooling, you open your upper vents again. Keep a Close Watch on your Temperature Gauge: On your dashboard, there should be a needle pointed toward the center, if this arrow begins to point towards hot ... read more

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Why A Career In Automotive Services Is Beneficial

Dick’s Automotive is a leading auto repair shop in Clovis and Fresno, and much of our success is due to our expert team of auto technicians. Nowadays, it seems as if auto repair isn’t so much about wrenches and ratchets, as it is about technology and computerized systems. The automotive industry is continuing to expand, but unfortunately, the number of qualified auto technicians is dwindling.   At Dick’s Automotive, we believe a career in automotive services is extremely beneficial. If you think about how many cars there are on the roads in Clovis and Fresno, let alone the entire United States, it seems as if you would never be out of a job. If you love to problem-solve, work with your hands, and navigate electronic systems, a career in automotive services may be for you. Because of the shortage in the automotive industry, there is a serious need for technicians.   For our auto technicians at Dick’s Automotive, they are faced with a new challenge ... read more

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Why It’s Important To Be Educated About Your Vehicle

Dick’s Automotive is a trusted source of auto repair in both Clovis and Fresno. You can rely on our auto technicians to thoroughly and accurately inspect and fix your vehicle, regardless of the make or model. Along with expert auto repair, we also strive to educate you about your car. It is imperative for our clients, like yourself, to be educated about their vehicle.   We don’t want you to leave our auto repair shop wondering what just happened with your car, or what part did they even replace? We will explain to you the “what, why, and how.” We recognize that auto repair can sound like a foreign language. That’s why we won’t talk down to you when we explain the issue. For you to make educated decisions about your vehicle, based on both your lifestyle and budget, you need to know what is going on. We will make sure you do.   It's important to be proactive to keep your car running in tip-top shape. Our team of auto technicians wil ... read more

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Why Proper Maintenance of Off-Road Crawler Vehicles is So Critical

Maintenance of off-road crawlers and other off-road vehicles can be tricky because you don’t drive them regularly. Most vehicles are manufactured to be driven daily, and that process revives your battery, engine, starter and other important components. Without proper maintenance, you and your off-road vehicle could wind up stuck somewhere in the boonies with no help in sight.   The ASE-Certified auto technicians at Dick’s Automotive serving Clovis and Fresno recommend regular maintenance of your off-road crawlers, especially if you’re not driving them regularly. Here are some specific checkpoints:      Batteries and Alternators: In addition to losing battery power, hobby vehicles that sit for extended periods of time put extra stress on alternators. That’s because most alternators are engineered to keep batteries charged on a daily basis. But batteries that sit unused for long periods of time lose their power and require more from your al ... read more

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Top Car-Related Events - Are You and Your Vehicle Ready?

Top Car-Related Events - Are You and Your Vehicle Ready?

There are some great auto shows, races, and events throughout California worth the drive to get there. Here are some tips:   Plan Ahead: Leave in plenty of time and make accommodations to stay overnight if you know it’s going to be a long day with a long drive back. Sleepy drivers often lead to deadly accidents.   Service Your Vehicle: Stop by Dick’s Automotive in Clovis to be sure everything's in order. That last thing you need is to be stuck in on the side of the road with a broken hose or flat tire.   Pack Food and Water: It’s hot out here in the valley, and proper hydration makes for sharper thinking and quicker responses.   For auto enthusiasts, here are some car shows and events we think may be worth the ride:   January 4 - 7, 2018        Silicone Valley Auto Show Here’s a short video of what to expect ... read more

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What is Crown Financial Ministries and What Does It Mean?

When you look at Dick’s Automotive in Clovis, you see a top-notch auto-repair facility with ASE-Certified auto technicians and Grant Takikawa, a caring owner. Take a closer look, and you’ll see much more. You’ll see that Grant is a man of faith who demonstrates that faith throughout every aspect of his life, including his business.   Please don’t misunderstand. This Clovis auto repair shop owner is not an evangelist trying to convert your thinking. Instead, he quietly demonstrates the values of his faith by delivering the following to every customer:   High-quality workmanship performed by exceptionally-gifted auto technicians Reliable auto repair services Fantastic customer service Honesty and integrity Courtesy shuttle and Uber service A three-year/36,000-mile warranty   Look even closer, and you’ll see he’s a devoted family man and an active member of Crown Financial Ministries who proudly displays its logo on his auto r ... read more

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