About Us

We believe in offering a personalized touch to your auto repair experience



Rick is celebrating over 30 years as an owner in the auto repair business. He earned a business degree from Cal State Hayward and is dedicated to providing the best customer care and car service possible.



Has been a member of Rick’s team from the beginning. She works behind the scenes making sure all the parts are delivered on time and that the shop runs smoothly. She is a financial whiz and manages the accounting and billing department. Jan also is known as the idea person- the one who helps all of us perform our jobs to the best of our ability.


Marketing/Business Developement

Began as a loyal Rick’s customer, and she eagerly joined the team when the chance arose. While you are as likely to see Shirley answering phones, making customers feel welcome or giving someone a ride, her primary role is marketing and business development. Shirley’s positive personality and caring nature will always brighten your day!

We’ve been around for a while.
Rick’s Performance was started by me in 1984 in Pleasanton. At that time it was called Rick’s Rotary Performance. Right out of college I became involved with the Bay Area RX-7 Club. The club had a lot of events going on such as autocrosses, driving schools and wine country tours. I read up on how to modify my 1979 RX-7 so that it would perform well on the track. Soon, other members came to me and said they noticed that my car was quick and handled well. They asked me who set up the car and I told them that I had. They wanted to know if I would work on their cars as well. So I said that I would.

Many of the Mazda customers also drove other Japanese cars
– Subaru, Toyota, Mitsubishi etc. I got training on working on the newer cars.

My philosophy regarding auto repair and service
has always been to treat every car as if it were my own.
How would I handle the repair – would I spend extra money if I really did not need to? Would I put inferior quality parts on my car to save a few dollars – no. My technicians are trained to think like I do. We typically use factory original equipment parts knowing that the repair will be done right the first time. We also provide a 2-year, 24,000 miles warranty on all parts and labor.

Whether you drive a Mazda or any other make and model we service, you can expect quality and care in every repair we make.

In time, I realized that I could make a living doing what I loved to do
– service and repair cars, as well as make them perform better.
 I continued with the racing – joined the Sport Car Club of America and started running in the Pro Rally series in California.

Our shop has continued to expand
– we outgrew our location on California Ave. in Pleasanton and moved to our present location on Bernal Ave in 2000.