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Rico's Auto Buff

Rico's Auto Buff Rico's Auto Buff has been Seattle’s trusted destination for auto body service, auto detailing, and collision repair since 1992. COVID-19 Protocols are in place to keep our community safe and we provide sanitizing services with our detail packages.

We have implemented COVID-19 safety protocols to keep you, your family and staff safe during the current Coronavirus crisis and specialize in car and fleet cleaning and sanitizing. Rico's Auto Buff has been one of the longest-running auto detail and auto body shops in the Seattle region and has served the West Seattle community for over 28 years. By providing quality auto detail service, auto body

We have implemented COVID-19 safety protocols to keep you, your family and staff safe during the current Coronavirus crisis and specialize in car and fleet cleaning and sanitizing. Rico's Auto Buff has been one of the longest-running auto detail and auto body shops in the Seattle region and has served the West Seattle community for over 28 years. By providing quality auto detail service, auto body

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What's The Difference? Auto Body Shop vs. Auto Repair Shop — Rico's Auto Buff

Many people use the terms 'auto body shop' and 'auto repair shop' interchangeably. But are they the same thing? Let us help you get the facts straight:
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When thinking about auto repairs, many people associate all types of repairs with an auto mechanic shop. In reality, there are very distinct differences between a mechanic and an auto body shop. Not having a clear understanding of what makes them different can lead to less than satisfactory results

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At Rico's Auto Buff we have implemented COVID-19 safety protocols to keep you, your family and our community safe during...
04/09/2020

At Rico's Auto Buff we have implemented COVID-19 safety protocols to keep you, your family and our community safe during the current Coronavirus crisis.
We specialize in car and fleet cleaning and sanitizing.

Whether you've been in an accident or your vehicle just needs a bit of a spruce up, we're here to help. Make an appointment with us to get your car back in shape. Visit us online to learn more or call us today to schedule your estimate.
(206) 937-1127

Many people use the terms 'auto body shop' and 'auto repair shop' interchangeably. But are they the same thing? Let us h...
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What's the Difference? Auto Body Shop vs. Auto Repair Shop

Many people use the terms 'auto body shop' and 'auto repair shop' interchangeably. But are they the same thing? Let us help you get the facts straight: https://www.ricosautobuff.com/blog/2018/1/29/whats-the-difference-auto-body-shop-vs-auto-repair-shop

Hi All, Rico here! Have you ever stopped to think about the difference between what an auto mechanic or repair shop would do, and what an auto body shop does? Until you’re faced with the need of either, I’m sure the answer would be "no". (I mean, c’mon, it’s not like most o

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We've been in business for 25 years -- and we've learned a thing or two along the way! Learn more about our detailing an...
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We've been in business for 25 years -- and we've learned a thing or two along the way! Learn more about our detailing and collision repair business here: https://www.ricosautobuff.com/about-us/

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Can you believe that when we first opened in 1992, all we had was a garden hose, vacuum, and stencil? Since then, we've become masters of auto detailing -- and we've upgraded our equipment too. Learn more: https://www.ricosautobuff.com/about-us/

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4623 36th Ave SW
Seattle, WA
98126

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

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(206) 937-1127

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We have implemented COVID-19 safety protocols to keep you, your family and staff safe during the current Coronavirus crisis and specialize in car and fleet cleaning and sanitizing.

Rico's Auto Buff has been one of the longest-running auto detail and auto body shops in the Seattle region and has served the West Seattle community for over 28 years. By providing quality auto detail service, auto body repair and collision repair service with attention to detail and personalized customer care, we've built a great client base which includes West Seattle and Seattle Metro locals as well as many local celebrities and sports stars. Specializing in auto body care, auto body repair, collision repair, auto detailing, fleet service, custom auto paint, auto paint touch up, and scratch repair.

Estimates are by appointment. After hours pick-up is available.

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Nice wheels! That's what I always get when I visit. My most recent one has my car in tip top shape. Thank, Rico!
I am thrilled with my interior detail service! And, Rico was outstanding to work with!! I am most pleased to recommend this local business!! ❤