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Welcome to Built To Last Automotive Service, your car service in Durango, CO!

If you’re looking for auto repair in Durango, CO, you’ve found us. Here at Built To Last Automotive Service we work hard to earn your trust and loyalty. We know how important it is to find a Durango car service you can rely on, so your satisfaction is our top priority each and every day.

Here at Built To Last Automotive Service we understand what makes customer service truly outstanding. You will feel the difference exceptional customer care makes when you work with us. We know auto repair in Durango offers you lots of choices, and we aim to provide the kind of caring customer service that will bring you back.

Our Durango car service offers you years of combined expertise from our well-trained technicians. We treat our auto repair professionals well, because we value their skill and can-do attitude. We know our team sets us apart, saving you time and money, not to mention worry. When it comes to auto repair in Durango, we are totally confident that Built To Last Automotive Service is the best option in town!

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What sets Built To Last Automotive Service from all of the others in Durango, CO?

Trust: When it comes to auto repair in Durango, CO, it’s all about earning loyalty and trust by doing our very best every day. We are determined to earn and keep your trust.

Talent: At Built To Last Automotive Service you can rest easy knowing that our highly-skilled, experienced auto service professionals are handling your car. Our technicians bring years of experience, skill, and education to the auto repair Durango table.

Time: We take the time we need to provide you with top quality car service in Durango, CO, and we take the time to talk to you about what that means. We listen to you so we understand your needs and goals for your auto repair.

About Built To Last Automotive Service Durango, CO

Built To Last is a family owned and operated business. Jeff Howard is the owner and one of the highly skilled ASE MASTER certified technicians working in the garage. We have a very diverse group of knowledgeable technicians and service advisors that enables us to service about anything you can drive onto the lot. Our main goal is to provide our customers with the confidence that they are receiving honest, and the highest level of automotive repair.

Are you ready to experience the best Durango car service available? Please give us a call or make an appointment here.

Recently Serviced Vehicles

2009 Toyota Tundra

Toyota Tundra

Mileage
206,386
Service Date
6/29/2022
Services Performed
  • UPON INSPECTION WE SCANNED ABS SYSTEM FOR CODES: C1241 – BATTERY VOLTAGE LOW C1332 – OPEN CIRCUIT IN RIGHT REAR WHEEL SPEED SENSOR CIRC WE INSPECTED THE RIGHT REAR SENSOR, NO OBVIOUS PROBLEMS. WE OHM TESTED THE SENSOR AND FOUND THE SIGNAL OPEN. WATCHED LIVE DATA ON THE SENSOR WITH SCANNER, SENSOR IS NOT SHOWING ANY OUTPUT. SENSOR IS FAULTY. WE ALSO INSPECTED THE REAR ABS WIRE HARNESS, IT IS IN VERY POOR CONDITION AND THE WIRE INSULATION IS CRACKING AND DRY ROTTED. RECOMMEND REPLACE THE WIRE HARNESS AND THE RIGHT REAR SENSOR. ALSO, WE FOUND THE POSITIVE SIDE BATTERY CABLE VERY LOOSE. WE TIGHTENED IT. THIS MAY BE THE CAUSE OF THE BATTERY CODE.
  • WE TEST DROVE VEHICLE AND COULD FEEL A VIBRATION AT CRUISING SPEEDS. THE WHEELS ARE OUT OF BALANCE. RECOMMEND 4-WHEEL WHEEL BALANCE.
  • DURING TEST DRIVE WE EXPERIENCED SEVERE SHAKING WHILE BRAKING. THE FRONT BRAKE ROTORS ARE BADLY WARPED. WE CANNOT TELL IF THE REAR ROTORS ARE WARPED BECAUSE THE FRONTS ARE SO BAD. WE PERFORMED BRAKE INSPECTION, FOUND THE FRONT PADS HAVE LESS THAN 40% REMAINING. REAR BRAKE PADS HAVE LESS THAN 30% REMAINING. RECOMMEND REPLACE FRONT AND REAR BRAKE PADS AND ROTORS.
  • UPON INSPECTION WE FOUND THE LEFT FRONT SIDE OF THE ENGINE TIMING COVER TO HAVE A MINOR OIL LEAK. THE OIL IS SEEPING ONTO THE EXHAUST MANIFOLD AND CAUSING THE SMELL. NO HARM IS BEING DONE TO ENGINE RIGHT NOW IF CUSTOMER WANTS TO WAIT BEFORE REPAIRING. DURING INSPECTIONS WE ALSO NOTICED THE RADIATOR IS LEAKING COOLANT ACROSS THE BOTTOM OF THE TANK. WE FOUND THE COOLANT ALMOST 1 GALLON LOW. WE ADDED COOLANT TO RADIATOR BUT NOT THE RESERVOIR. RECOMMEND REPLACE THE RADIATOR SOON.
  • This inspection and the opinions expressed are exactly that, opinions. Many parts perform perfectly until the moment of failure. Failure may occur suddenly and without warning. The inspector and/or all parties relative to the compilation of this report cannot accept liability for failures, which may occur after the inspection is completed. By accepting this report, the consumer acknowledges that the inspector and/or all parties relative to the compilation of this report, cannot be held responsible for any and all alleged vehicle defects, and further, the consumer releases and holds harmless the inspector and/or all parties relative to the compilation of this report from any and all further claims on this vehicle. No warranty for this vehicle is implied or given by the inspector and/or all parties relative to the compilation of this report.
 
PETE S. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/29/2022

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD

Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD

Mileage
34,160
Service Date
6/24/2022
Services Performed
  • TOW IN CALL 1447
  • USED A PORTABLE PUMP TO REMOVE ALL FUEL FROM TANK, ADDED 5 GALLONS OF FRESH GASOLINE AND STARTED TRUCK. TRUCK WAS RUNNING VERY ROUGH AT FIRST. LET RUN FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES AND THEN TEST DROVE, ENGINE IS RUNNING A LOT BETTER. ADVISED CUSTOMER THAT ENGINE MAY HAVE A FEW HICCUPS UNTIL THE ANY REMAINING DIESEL IS DILUTED SUFFICIENTLY WITH MORE FRESH GASOLINE. ADVISED CUSTOMER TO TAKE TRUCK TO GAS STATION RIGHT AWAY AND FILL UP WITH FRESH GASOLINE.
  • GASOLINE
 
STEVE G. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/24/2022

2007 Dodge Pickup

Dodge Pickup

Mileage
192,750
Service Date
6/22/2022
Services Performed
  • TOW IN CALL 1418
  • UPON INSPECTION WE CONFIRMED THE ENGINE WOULD CRANK BUT NOT START. TESTED FUEL PRESSURE, NO PRESSURE. WE CHECKED FUSES AND RELAY, OK. WE CHECKED WIRING AND CONNECTIONS TO FUEL PUMP AND ECM, OK. WE TESTED FOR POWER AND GROUND TO FUEL PUMP, OK. FUEL PUMP HAS FAILED. RECOMMEND REPLACE FUEL PUMP. AFTER REPLACING FUEL PUMP WE FUND THE ENGINE TO CRANK AND START. WE STARTED SEVERAL TIMES, GOOD.
  • REPLACE FUEL PUMP
 
KENNY R. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/23/2022

2006 Chevrolet Silverado

Chevrolet Silverado

Mileage
132,951
Service Date
6/15/2022
Services Performed
  • Lubricate and check chassis. Change oil and oil filter. Check air filter and breather filter. Check and top-off all fluid levels and tire pressures. Perform basic safety inspection. Road test vehicle.
  • REPLACE FUEL FILTER
  • REPLACE WIPER BLADES
  • REPLACE ENGINE AIR FILTER
 
MICHAEL W. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/15/2022

2018 Jeep Wrangler

Jeep Wrangler

Mileage
23,017
Service Date
6/10/2022
Services Performed
  • UPON INSPECTION CHARGED THE BATTERY AND PERFORMED AN AVR SYSTEM TEST, BATTER IS TESTING GOOD, ALTERNATOR IS CHARGING AS DESIGNED AND STARTER PASSES, TESTED FOR A DRAW IN THE SYSTEM, LET THE VEHICLE MODULES POWER OFF AND FOUND A 1.6 to 4.0 DRAW, STARTED TO REMOVE FUSES TO ISOLATE THE SOURCE, WHEN REMOVING THE POWER FUSE FOR THE RADIO FOUND THE DRAW WENT AWAY, REINSTALLED FUSE AND TESTED FOR GOOD POWER AND GROUND ON ALL ACCESSIBLE WIRING FOR THE RADIO SYSTEM, GOOD, MONITORED THE UNIT AND FOUND THE RADIO WILL COME ON WHEN THE VEHICLE IS OFF, ACTS LIKE IT IS TRYING TO REBOOT, HOOKED UP SCANNER TO SEE IF THERE ARE ANY SOFTWARE UPDATES AVAILABLE FOR THE RADIO UNIT, RADIO UNIT IS SHOWING TO HAVE THE LATEST AVAILABLE SOFTWARE UPDATE, REMOVED THE FUSE FOR THE RADIO SYSTEM AND LET THE VEHICLE SIT OVERNIGHT, CHARGING SYSTEM HAD NO ISSUES THE FOLLOWING DAY, ADVISED THE CUSTOMER THE RADIO UNIT WILL NEED TO BE REPLACED AND THEN THE SYSTEM RETESTED, GAVE THE CUSTOMER AND ESTIMATE FOR REPAIRS, AT THIS TIME CUSTOMER HAS DECLINED TO HAVE FURTHER WORK PERFORMED
  • INCLUDES LOAD TESTING BATTERY AND CHECK SYSTEM FOR ELECTRICAL DRAW.
 
ROBERT T. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/10/2022

2005 Saturn Vue

Saturn Vue

Mileage
199,777
Service Date
6/1/2022
Services Performed
  • REPLACE IGNITION LOCK CYLINDER
  • PROGRAM KEY
  • Lubricate and check chassis. Change oil and oil filter. Check air filter and breather filter. Check and top-off all fluid levels and tire pressures. Perform basic safety inspection. Road test vehicle. RESET MAINTENANCE LIGHT.
  • UPON INSPECTION WE SCANNED AIRBAG SYSTEM FOR CODES: B0026 – DRIVER'S FRONT DEPLOYMENT LOOP OPEN. THIS CODE INDICATES A OPEN CIRCUIT WITHIN THE CLOCK SPRING ASSY LOCATED INSIDE THE STEERING WHEEL ASSY. WE TESTED ALL FUSES, OK. WE CHECKED WIRING AND CONNECTIONS TO AND FROM THE ASSY, OK. RECOMMEND REPLACE THE CLOCK SPRING ASSY FIRST, CLEAR CODES AND RETEST.
  • REPLACE FRONT BRAKE PADS & ROTORS
  • REPLACE RADIATOR
  • REMOVE RUST, SCALE, SLUDGE AND OLD COOLANT SLUDGE FROM VEHICLES ENTIRE COOLING SYSTEM.RESTORE COOLANT, INSTALL CONDITIONER TO PROTECT COOLING SYSTEM.
  • REMOVE ALL TIRES, ROTATE FRONT TO REAR, CHECK AIR PRESSURE AND TORQUE LUG NUTS. RESET TIRE SENSORS IF EQUIPPED.
 
LINDA J. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/1/2022

2012 RAM Pickup

RAM Pickup

Mileage
117,077
Service Date
5/17/2022
Services Performed
  • UPON INSPECTION WE CONFIRMED THE REAR PINION SEAL IS LEAKING. WE REMOVED REAR PINION FLANGE TO INSPECT FURTHER. WE FOUND A NEWER SEAL WAS INSTALLED BUT WAS STILL LEAKING FLUID DUE TO A DEEP GROOVE WORN INTO THE FLANGE SHAFT THAT THE SEAL RIDES ON. RECOMMEND REPLACE THIS PINION FLANGE ASSY WITH BRAND NEW SEAL AND FLUID. AFTER REPAIR WE TEST DROVE VEHICLE SEVERAL MILES AND RECHECKED SEAL, NO FURTHER LEAK AT THIS TIME.
  • REPLACE REAR PINION SHAFT SEAL AND FLANGE. ADD NEW FLUID.
 
RANDIE F. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/17/2022

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD

Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD

Mileage
220,227
Service Date
5/16/2022
Services Performed
  • CUSTOMER STATES TO INSTALL CUSTOMER SUPPLIED FUEL INJECTORS, NO PART OR LABOR WARRANTY ON CUSTOMER SUPPLIED PARTS
  • INSTALL CUSTOMER SUPPLIED FASS FUEL SYSTEM, NO PART OR LABOR WARRANTY ON CUSTOMER SUPPLIED PARTS
  • FREIGHT
  • Lubricate and check chassis. Change oil and oil filter. Check air filter and breather filter. Check and top-off all fluid levels and tire pressures. Perform basic safety inspection. Road test vehicle.
  • CLEAN, DRY AND OIL K&N AIR FILTER
 
PATRICK G. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/17/2022

2005 Honda Pilot

Honda Pilot

Mileage
196,685
Service Date
5/13/2022
Services Performed
  • UPON INSPECTION SCANNED THE VEHICLE FOR TROUBLE CODES AND FOUND TROUBLE CODES P0700 AT system malfunction P2135 TP sensor A/B correlation PERFORMED TESTING ON THE THROTTLE BODY AND TESTED CONTINUITY, TESTED B12 TI B17 PINS TO THE PCM AND IT IS SHOWING 345 OHMS, THIS READING SHOULD BE 0, WILL NEED TO REPLACE THE THROTTLE BODY AND THEN RETEST THE SYSTEM, INSTALLED NEW THROTTLE BODY AND CLEARED THE TROUBLE CODES, TEST DROVE AND AT THIS TIME NO TROUBLE CODES HAVE RETURNED, WILL HAVE THE CUSTOMER DRIVE AND REPORT BACK IF THERE ARE FURTHER ISSUES
  • REPLACE THE THROTTLE BODY ASSEMBLY
 
CHERYL K. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/15/2022

2015 Toyota 4Runner

Toyota 4Runner

Mileage
93,993
Service Date
5/10/2022
Services Performed
  • REPLACE LEFT & RIGHT SIDE AIR BAG CUSHION MODULES, HEADLINER AND RIGHT SIDE A PILLAR TRIM
  • REPLACE RIGHT FRONT SIDE AIRBAG IMPACT SENSOR
  • REPLACE LEFT FRONT SIDE AIRBAG IMPACT SENSOR
  • REPLACE LEFT REAR SIDE AIRBAG IMPACT SENSOR
  • REPLACE RIGHT REAR SIDE AIRBAG IMPACT SENSOR
  • REPLACE RIGHT FRONT MIRROR
  • SEAT BELT RETRACTOR ASSEMBLY – Remove & Replace – Front,Both
  • RE FLASH CONTROL MODULE.
  • ROAD TEST VEHICLE. CHECK ALL SUSPENSION AND STEERING PARTS FOR WEAR. CHECK TIRE PRESSURE AND CONDITION. CHECK RIDING HEIGHT. CHECK ALIGNMENT OF ALL FOUR WHEELS. ADJUST CASTER, CAMBER, TOE-IN, AND THRUST ANGLE AS NEEDED ON ALL FOUR WHEELS. CENTER STEERING WHEEL.
  • REPLACE THE OCCUPANT POSITION DETECTION
  • REPLACE THE PASSENGER SIDE STEERING KNUCKLE
  • REPLACE THE PASSERENGER FRONT WHEEL HUB
 
DAVE F. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/11/2022

2020 Dodge Charger

Dodge Charger

Mileage
4,179
Service Date
5/5/2022
Services Performed
  • Lubricate and check chassis. Change oil and oil filter. Check air filter and breather filter. Check and top-off all fluid levels and tire pressures. Perform basic safety inspection. Road test vehicle. RESET MAINTENANCE LIGHT.
  • UPON INSPECTION TESTED THE CHARGING SYSTEM, STARTER IS TESTING GOOD, ALTERNATOR IS TESTING AT 14.44 IDLE AND 14.40 UNDER LOAD, BATTERY IS TESTING LOW 405 CCA OUT OF 800 CCA, ADVISED WE TESTED FOR A DRAW AND FOUND A 100 MA DRAW, RECOMMENDED IS 60 MA (DUE TO ADD ON'S THIS MAY CAUSE A HIGHER DRAW, WENT AWAY WHEN FUSE F21 WAS PULLED, POLICE BATTERY FEED#2) KEPT THE VEHICLE OVERNIGHT (IN SHOP) AND IT DID START THE NEXT DAY WITH NO ISSUES, CUSTOMER HAS APPROVED TO HAVE THE BATTERY REPLACED AT THIS TIME, IF THE CONDITION OCCURS AGAIN FURTHER DIAG WILL NEED TO BE PERFORMED
  • INCLUDES LOAD TESTING BATTERY AND CHECK SYSTEM FOR ELECTRICAL DRAW.
  • REPLACE THE BATTERY
  • FRONT BRAKE PADS ____8MM REMAIN REAR BRAKE PADS _______8MM REMAIN CALIPERS FRONT __OK____ REAR __OK____ BRAKE FLUID CONDITION ____GOOD______
 
JONATHAN S. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/7/2022

2004 Chevrolet Silverado

Chevrolet Silverado

Mileage
98,920
Service Date
4/8/2022
Services Performed
  • TOW BILL CALL# 934
  • UPON TESTING THE CHARGING SYSTEM FOUND THAT THE NEGATIVE BATTERY CABLE IS LOOSE, CLEANED AND TIGHTEN AND RETEST, CHARGING SYSTEM PASSED AND VEHICLE STARTS AT THIS TIME
  • INCLUDES LOAD TESTING BATTERY AND CHECK SYSTEM FOR ELECTRICAL DRAW.
  • UPON INSPECTION FOUND THAT THE MULTI-FUNCTION SWITCH IS SHORTED OUT INTERNALLY, WILL NEED TO INSTALL NEW MULTI FUNCTION SWITCH AND THEN RETEST, GAINED ACCESS AND REPLACED MULTI FUNCTION SWITCH WHEN THE SWITCH WAS OUT TESTED THE WIRING FOR POWER AND GROUNDS, FOUND AN OPEN CIRCUIT, TRACED THE WIRING TO THE FUSE BLOCK, UPON REMOVAL FOUND THAT A RODENT HAD BUILT A NEST AND CHEWED ON SEVERAL WIRES, CLEANED AND REPAIRED DAMAGED WIRING REASSEMBLED AND RETEST, CRUISE CONTROL IS NOW WORKING AS DESIGNED AT THIS TIME
  • REPLACE THE MULTI-FUNCTION SWITCH
  • WIRING REPAIR
 
CHERYL H. gave our service a 5 star review on 4/18/2022