Location: Crystal River

730 NE 5th St., Hwy 44
Crystal River, FL 34429
(352) 563-5130

DIRECTIONS: From US 19, turn east on 44. We’re located just a mile up the road on the right side.

Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30am-5:30pm, Saturday 7:30am-2:00pm, Sunday Closed

This Location is Independently Owned and Operated

Synchrony Car Care One

Meet Rick…

Shop Owner Rick Campbell brings with him over 30 years’ experience in the auto industry. In fact, his family history in the automotive industry goes back to 1929. Wow! Although he is not a purebred Floridian, he has lived in Florida since 1990 after moving from Hagerstown, Maryland. A huge sports enthusiast, not only did Rick play college and professional baseball but he has also coached many teams. Baseball isn’t his only passion though, you can find him cheering for the Washington Redskins if he’s not spending time with his three kids and two grandchildren.

 

 

Testimonials

Just keep giving excellent customer service 🙂

Cory

“Was told by my regular mechanic my truck (air condition problem) could take a couple of days to diagnose. Was fixed by you in several hours. Thanks.”

M. Stevens

“Rick was really great. I hop you keep him around for awhile.”

D. Boylan

“Great manager! I think his name is Rick or Richard – you’re lucky to have him.”

R. Allen

“Thanks for the quick but thorough work. We enjoy our new AC very much.”

J. Young

“Love that you offer car credit plan as an option. I was only able to get the repair done because of that.”

S. Lilienthal

“You have great mechanics at my location. They fix things right the first time and are great guys.”

B.Vogel

“Management and crew adapted quickly when I changed from a Dodge to an import. I am so glad we found a capable and honest mechanic.”

J. McCurry

“I just have a comment! It’s hard to find honest people. Here in Crystal River they are! It’s been a while since I’ve had trust for a mechanic – not anymore! Thanks guys!”

M. Brandt

“No improvement necessary – management + service was excellent. I will return and told friends already.”

K. Takacs

Location Specials, News and Photos

Crystal River Location Gets New Owner with the Same Friendly Face

We are thrilled to announce that on Tuesday, May 1st Rick Campbell, a longtime manager will go from employee to owner of the Ice Cold Air® Discount Auto Repair at 730 NE 5th Street (Hwy 44) in Crystal River.

Rick became the manager of our Crystal River location in November 2013 and originally was not interested in becoming the owner of the business. But year after year his loyal band of customers grew and he started to see the opportunity all around him.

Rick has a lot of experience in the automotive repair industry. In fact, his family’s history in automotive goes all the way back to 1929! Rick has been a part of it for almost 35 years now. He has managed as many as 243 locations at once; several years ago he owned six of his own shops in Hernando & Citrus Counties that had his name on the building. However, life circumstances changed and he took an opportunity to recharge and refocus his energy on raising (at the time was) his young son and being a new granddad to his oldest’s new baby. He now has two grandkids and his youngest is almost a teenager.

The enthusiasm of his customers is what changed his mind about ownership. “When you have such great customers, it becomes an easier decision to make. Being an owner of multiple locations not only takes you in multiple directions at once but it also makes you busy managing logistics, issues and employees. I love the idea of owning this one shop and running this one shop. Because obviously you have a lot less of those things and you still have to manage them but, you’re not too busy to build relationships with the customers.”

 

 

Ice Cold Air Awarded Best Honest Mechanics in a Dishonest World!!

Best of the Bay 2014 Certificate

September 18th, 2014

Wow are we excited! Ice Cold Air Discount Auto Repair was presented a 2014 Best of the Bay Award from Creative Loafing.

We were awarded their Critics’ Pick as the “Best Honest Mechanics in a Dishonest World!” Plus, we are featured in their Best of the Bay issue that hits the stands today! (on page 78)

Thank you to Creative Loafing for recognizing how hard all of us work to make our wonderful reputation stronger every day, and thank you for telling all of your readers throughout the greater Tampa Bay area too.

We would like to convey our heartfelt congratulations to each and every shop, and each and every employee who share in this tremendous acknowledgment. It is a true testament to how far we have come together as a team to make our Ice Cold Air family stronger and our company thrive in the spotlight of greatness.