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About Our Shop in Tampa, FL

Driven By Passion -- RI Automotive

Our passion for cars has been our driving motivation since we opened RI Automotive in 2002. We saw the need in Tampa, Florida, for an auto repair shop that struck a balance as a business professional with a personal touch. We wanted to take the stress and worry of car repair away from the customer while making the experience and costs as transparent as possible. We understand that cars may not be your life, but they are ours! We treat each vehicle like it was our first, our last, and our favorite. Actually, the first car to roll through our bay was a 1996 Acura Integra in need of a complete engine overhaul and we haven’t put down our tools for over two decades. We service all makes and models and are always up for the challenge of a new repair or issue. Our ASE certified and ASE Master certified technicians perform routine maintenance, emergency repairs, and custom, performance-enhancing upgrades. Their expertise means no issue is too large or complicated. Bring us a custom vehicle, or a foreign model, or a beat-up rust bucket and let us show you what we can do!

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What to Expect

We are located at 9713 N. Nebraska Avenue, near the University of South Florida and Busch Gardens of Tampa Bay. Just off of I-275, our shop offers a convenient location for locals and travelers alike, because auto maintenance isn’t just an issue for when you are at home! You can call ahead to book an appointment with our front office staff -- (813) 935-6720. However, we know not all emergencies happen on your schedule, so we also accept walk-ins. Our waiting room is equipped with Wifi and complimentary snacks and coffee. Relax while our technicians inspect your vehicle and come back to you with their findings and an array of options for you to choose from. If you have questions about the goods, services, or costs, we are happy to answer them.

Join Our Family

The cost of repairs may be at the top of your mind when you think about your vehicle’s maintenance. At RI Automotive, we aim to show you the most cost-effective solutions and offer discounts where available. New customers enjoy 15% off their first visit. We know you will be impressed with our services and the results on your vehicle that you will keep coming back. Students, staff and faculty of the University of South Florida enjoy a 10% discount on all services. Providing efficient and trustworthy car maintenance has kept our customers coming back to us year after year, including our first customer and his 1996 Acura Integra! Call us today and plan your first visit to RI Automotive. We look forward to hearing from you!