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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 will make sure you know when you need to bring your vehicle in next, or which aspects of your car may need repair in the future. Knowing all the pertinent information about your car is the best way to keep you and your passengers safe and secure while driving down the Clovis and Fresno streets.

If you are looking for an auto repair shop in Clovis and Fresno, you are in the right place. Dick’s Automotive adheres to a strict code of ethics, so you can expect to receive honest and accurate service for your imported or domestic vehicle. Schedule an appointment with our auto technicians at Dick’s Automotive. We are conveniently located at 1550 Tollhouse Road in Clovis, CA.

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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 alternator. Over time, the result is lower voltage levels and a series of jumpstarts until you replace the battery or the alternator, or both.

Suspension and Alignment: Proper suspension and alignment affect more than your steering and the way your vehicle handles on and off the highway. They affect the wear and tear on your tires and bearings. Let’s face it, off-road riding can be tough on your suspension system, and the next time you try to turn your wheels, they may not go in another direction. Be sure to have both your suspension and alignment checked on a regular basis at Dick’s Automotive.

Before you head out on one of those paths less traveled, be sure to have your off-road crawler inspected by the top-notch auto technicians at Dicks Automotive in Clovis and, while you’re at it schedule regular maintenance for your everyday vehicle, too.

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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: https://youtu.be/V2xsAHUe7PY For more information tap on this link:http://www.svautoshow.com/

January 26th-28th 2018
68th Annual Grand National Roadster Show Pomona

For more information tap on this link:https://www.rodshows.com/gnrs/

February 16-18, 2018
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Sacramento Autorama

For more information tap on this link:http://www.rodshows.com/entry-guidelines/sa-drive-in.html

March 1-4, 2018
Meet Famoso Bakersfield

For more information tap on this link: http://www.famosoraceway.com/march-meet.htm

March 15th-17th, 2018
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Streets of Bakersfield Cruizin-Shine

For more information tap on this link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/streets-of-bakersfield-cruizin-shine-march-15th-17th-2018-registration-38416562974?aff=es2

April 7, 2018  
Tower Car Show

For more information, tap on this link: https://www.everfest.com/e/tower-classic-car-show-fresno-ca

April 15, 2018
Old Town Clovis Downtown Car Show and Black Pot Cook-Off

For more information, tap on this link: https://www.everfest.com/e/old-town-clovis-car-show-and-black-pot-cook-off-clovis-ca

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May 5, 2018
ROTARY KRV CAR SHOW

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rotary-krv-car-show-tickets-37077220966?aff=es2

The 2018 car show and race scene promise to be spectacular! Of course, there are many more events still in the planning stages and not listed here.

As you begin planning your trips and before you hit the road, remember to call Dick’s Automotive in Clovis to schedule your vehicle maintenance and check up. We’re here to help! Dick’s Automotive is located at 1550 Toll House Road in Clovis, CA.

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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 repair shop building and its website.

Crown Financial Ministries is a nondenominational, faith-based organization aimed at helping individuals gain sound financial footing by eliminating debt. And, while, the Ministries acknowledges there is no direct admonition in the Bible against assuming debt, the group believes sound financial practices and realistic expectations of life both are instrumental to sound Christian discipleship. It is with that in mind that Grant does what he can to help others achieve financial stability and real-in their expectations of life.

If you’re an interested Dick’s Automotive customer, Grant will sit down with you and go over how much you have to spend on auto repair. Then, together you’ll decide what makes the best financial sense for you and your vehicle, given your specific circumstances. Sometimes, Grant, says it makes more sense to make minimal repairs on the car you have and save up for another vehicle that will better serve you in the long-run.

The next time you’re looking for auto repair services in Clovis and the Greater Fresno area, we invite you to stop by Dick’s Automotive. You’ll see so much more to our automotive services than turning wrenches.