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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

2010 Dodge Pickup

Dodge Pickup

Mileage
80,134
Service Date
12/4/2019
Services Performed
  • INCLUDES CIRCULATE SYTEM, CLEAN SURFACES FREE OF ANTI-FREEZE, TEST SYSTEM AND RADIATOR CAP PRESSURE, CHECK THERMOSTAT, WATERPUMP AND COOLING FANS FOR PROPER OPERATION, TEST DRIVE.
  • 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.
  • PERFORMED A PRESSURE TEST ON FOUND AN O-RING LEAKING AT A METAL COOLANT HOSE, WILL NEED TO REPLACE AND THEN RETEST
  • REPLACE THE CRANK CASE FILTER
  • REPLACE THE DRIVER REAR DOOR MOLDING
  • 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.
  • UPON INSPECTION FOUND THAT THE SERPENTINE BELT IS RUBBING ON THE CRANKCASE VENT, THIS IS HAPPENING DUE TO IT NOT ALIGNED PROPERLY, THE AIR COMRESSOR HAS A 10 RIBBED PULLEY ON IT, THIS ALLOWS THE SERPENTINE BELT TO BE INSTALLED SO IT WILL LINE UP WITH THE OTHER PULLEYS, REMOVED TENSION AND RE POSITIONED THE BELT, RETEST, NO LONGER HEARING A CHIRPING NOISE COMING FROM THE ENGINE AT THIS TIME
  • UPON INSPECTION SCANNED THE VEHICLE FOR TROUBLE CODES, FOUND TROUBLE CODES B1296-11 Parktronics sensor 9 (circuit short to ground) C1501-96 TPS 1 (component internal failure) RESEARCH THE TROUBLE CODE FOR THE BACK UP SENSORS, FOUND A TSB RELATED TO WATER INTRUSION IN THE CONNECTOR, DISCONNECTED ALL OF THE SENSOR CLEANED AND RECONNECTED, CLEARED THE TROUBLE CODE AND RETEST, BACK UP SENSORS ARE WORKING AT THIS TIME, TROUBLE CODE C1501-96 IS RELATED TO THE TPMS SYSTEM RIGHT REAR TPMS SENSOR IS BAD LEFT REAR TPMS SENSOR IS INTERMITTENT, WILL NEED TO REPLACED AND THEN RETEST
  • UPON INSPECTION TEST DROVE THE VEHICLE TO VERIFY THE CUSTOMER CONCERN, DID FEEL A SLIGHT VIBRATION, INSPECTED DRIVETRAIN, GOOD AT THIS TIME, ADVISED THE CUSTOMER DUE TO THE TIRE TREAD WEAR THIS IS CAUSING THE SLIGHT VIBRATION
  • UPON INSPECTION TESTED THE BATTERIES BATTERIES ARE FULLY CHARGE AND TESTING GOOD AT THIS TIME, ALTERNATOR IS CHARGING AT 13.9 VOLTS, STARTER IS ALSO TESTING GOOD AT THIS TIME, REMOVED BOTH BATTERIES AND INSTALLED CUSTOMER PROVIDED BATTERY WARMERS, REPLACED THE BATTERIES AND PERFORMED SERVICE, RETEST THE SYSTEM OK AT THIS TIME
  • USES A SAFE, EFFECTIVE CLEANER TO DISSOLVE AND SUSPEND VARNISH AND GUMS INSIDE THE TRANSMISSION, VALVE BODY, TORQUE CONVERTOR, PAN […]

2005 Honda Element

Honda Element

Mileage
139,020
Service Date
11/22/2019
Services Performed
  • CHECK CLUTCH MASTER CYLINDER FLUID LEVEL- FOUND OK, TEST DRIVE. VERY HARD TO GET INTO 3 RD AND 4 TH. INSPECT ACTION OF SHIFT LINKAGES, LINKAGE PIVOT POINT FOR 3RD AND 4TH-FOUND A PIECE OF METAL DEBRIS WEDGED NOT ALLOWING PROPER SHIFT ACTION. REMOVED DEBRIS AND TEST DROVE AGAIN. SHIFTS GOOD NOW. CHECK TRANSMISSION FLUID, GOOD AND AT PROPER LEVEL.
  • INSTALL CAMBER KIT ON THE LEFT REAR UPPER CONTROL ARM TO ADJUST
  • REPLACE BATTERY
  • REPLACE THE REAR DRIVE SHAFT
  • REPLACE THE RIGHT OUTER TIE ROD END
  • 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.
 
MARK A. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/26/2019

2014 RAM 2500 HD

RAM 2500 HD

Mileage
98,447
Service Date
11/8/2019
Services Performed
  • INSPECT RIGHT FRONT TIRE WEAR AND ADVISE
  • REMOVE ALL TIRES, ROTATE FRONT TO REAR, CHECK AIR PRESSURE AND TORQUE LUG NUTS. RESET TIRE SENSORS IF EQUIPPED.
  • REPLACE BOTH FRONT WHEEL HUBS.
  • 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.
  • UPON INSPECTION PERFORMED ON DEMAND TESTING FOUND THAT THE DEF SENSORS ARE WORKING OK, READINGS ARE OK AT THIS TIME, DEF SYSTEM IS FULL, WOULD NEED TO TEST WHEN THE DEF FLUID IS NOT FULL, COULD HAVE A STUCK FLOAT, ADVISE THE CUSTOMER TO DRIVE 500 TO 1000 MILES AND THEN WE CAN RETEST
 
MARK R. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/11/2019

2019 RAM 1500 Classic

RAM 1500 Classic

Mileage
15,113
Service Date
10/24/2019
Services Performed
  • WE FOUND THE HOSE MELTED AND BROKEN AT EXHAUST. WE INSTALLED NEW HOSE AND ROUTED IN PROPER LOCATION. WE SET BOTH AIR SPRINGS TO 40 PSI. AND ALLOWED TO SIT TO CHECK FOR LEAKS.
 
BRECK A. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/25/2019

2007 Ford Pickup

Ford Pickup

Mileage
211,848
Service Date
10/9/2019
Services Performed
  • REPLACE THE SHIFTER
  • 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.
  • UPON INSPECTION FOUND THAT THE KEY WILL NOT COME OUT OF THE IGNITION BDUE TO THE FACT THAT THE SHIFTER IS NOT ALL OF THE WAY INTO PARK, DISASSEMBLED THE SHIFTER AND FOUND THAT THE HOUSING IS WARN WITH OTHER COMPONENTS, WILL NEED TO REBUILD THE SHIFTER ASSEMBLY AND RETEST, INSTALLED NEW COMPONENTS, REASSEMBLED AND RETEST, SHIFTER AND IGNITION IS WORKING OK AT THIS TIME
 
PATRICK C. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/10/2019

2009 Honda Ridgeline

Honda Ridgeline

Mileage
124,714
Service Date
9/19/2019
Services Performed
  • WE FOUND THE BULB IS BURNT OUT. WE REPLACED BULB. ALL OTHER LIGHTS WORK PROPERLY.
 
SAM M. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/2/2019

2015 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Ford F-250 Super Duty

Mileage
99,192
Service Date
9/30/2019
Services Performed
  • FRONT BRAKE PADS ___40____% REMAIN REAR BRAKE PADS ___5______% REMAIN FRONT ROTORS __RESURFACE____ REAR ROTORS __RESURFACE_____ CALIPERS FRONT _OK___ REAR _OK___ BRAKE FLUID CONDITION __GOOD___ RECOMMEND RESURFACING THE FRONT ROTORS, FRONT BRAKE PADS AT THIS TIME CAN BE REUSED IF THE CUSTOMER CHOOSES, RESURFACE THE REAR ROTORS AND REPLACE THE REAR BRAKE PADS, UPON RESURFACING THE FRONT ROTORS FOUND THAT ONE HAS A VERY LARGE GROOVE ON THE BACK SIDE THAT CAN NOT BE MACHINED OUT, REPLACED THE FRONT BRAKE ROTORS AND PADS
  • REPLACE THE FAN CLUTCH
  • REPLACE THE REAR BRAKE PADS AND RESURFACE THE REAR BRAKE ROTORS
  • RESURFACE THE FRONT BRAKE ROTORS
  • UPON INSPECTION TEST DROVE THE VEHICLE WITH THE CUSTOMER, CUSTOMER HAD A TRAILER LOADED WITH EQUIPMENT FOR THE TRUCK TO TOW, TEST DROVE THE VEHICLE UP HESPERUS HILL, TRUCK OVERHEATED, PERFORMED ON DEMAND TESTING FOR THE FAN CLUTCH, NO RESPONSE, INSPECTED DURING ON DEMAND TESTING AND FOUND THAT FAN CLUTCH HAS FAILED INTERNALLY AND IS HARDLY TURNING, INSTALLED NEW FAN CLUTCH AND RETEST, FAN CLUTCH IS NOW FUNCTIONING WHEN PERFORMING THE ON DEMAND TESTING, ADVISED THE CUSTOMER THAT HE WILL NEED TO TEST DRIVE THE VEHICLE WITH A LOAD TO VERIFY THAT THERE IS NO OTHER ISSUES WITH THE VEHICLE
 
MIKE Z. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/1/2019

2005 Dodge Pickup

Dodge Pickup

Mileage
151,468
Service Date
9/17/2019
Services Performed
  • REPLACE THE SERPENTINE BELT TENSIONER AND BELT
  • WE COULD HEAR A SLIGHT CHIRPING WHEN ENGINE RUNNING. WE ADDED WATER TO BELT AREA AND COULD HEAR A LOT OF CHIRPING COMING FROM THE BELT TENSIONER. WE REMOVED TENSIONER AND CAN SEE THE PULLEY IS WORN OUT. RECOMMEND REPLACE TENSIONER AND BELT.
 
JAREN J. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/29/2019

2010 Jeep Wrangler

Jeep Wrangler

Mileage
91,613
Service Date
9/20/2019
Services Performed
  • WINDSHIELD CHIP REPAIR
 
MELISSA M. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/24/2019

2016 Ford F-150

Ford F-150

Mileage
89,595
Service Date
9/13/2019
Services Performed
  • REPLACE THE REAR SHOCKS
  • 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.
  • UPON INSPECTION FOUND THAT THE FRONT STRUTS AND REAR SHOCKS ARE LEAKING SLIGHTLY AND HAVE WORN BUSHINGS, CUSTOMER HAS CHOSE AT THIS TIME TO HAVE THE REAR SHOCKS REPLACED, INSTALLED NEW REAR SHOCKS AND RETEST, OK AT THIS TIME
 
JERRY P. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/13/2019

2005 Chevrolet Malibu

Chevrolet Malibu

Mileage
174,952
Service Date
9/10/2019
Services Performed
  • A/C PERFORMANCE TEST [Includes: Gauge check, leak test and partial charge.]
  • FRONT BRAKE PADS ___8MM_____% REMAIN REAR BRAKE PADS ___5MM____% REMAIN FRONT ROTORS __WARPED__ REMAIN REAR ROTORS __WARPED___ REMAIN CALIPERS FRONT _OK__ REAR _OK__ BRAKE FLUID CONDITION ___FLUSH__ RECOMMEND RESURFACING THE FRONT ROTORS, CUSTOMER HAS CHOSE TO REUSE CURRENT BRAKE PADS, RESURFACED THE REAR ROTORS AND REUSED CURRENT BRAKE PADS, FLUSHED THE BRAKE FLUID SYSTEM, TEST DROVE, NO VIBRATION FELT AT THIS TIME, ADVISED THE CUSTOMER IF THE BRAKE ROTORS BECOME WARPED AGAIN THEY WILL NEED TO BE REPLACED
  • REMOVES CONTAMINATED FLUID FROM THE ENTIRE HYDRAULIC SYSTEM. REPLACE FLUID WITH BG BRAKE FLUID.
  • REPLACE THE SHARDER VALVE
  • RESURFACE THE FRONT ROTORS, OK TO RESURFACE THE REAR ROTORS IS VIBRATION IS STILL PRESENT, CUSTOMER HAS CHOSE TO REUSE BRAKE PADS AT THIS TIME
  • UPON INSPECTION PERFORMED AN AC PERFORMANCE TEST, FOUND THAT THE LOW SIDE SCHRADER VALVE IS LEAKING, INSTALLED A NEW SCHRADER VALVE AND CHARGED THE AC SYSTEM, RETEST, NO FURTHER LEAKS FOUND AT THIS TIME AND THE AC IS BLOWING COLD AT 29 DEGREES
 
JILL W. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/12/2019

2008 GMC Sierra

GMC Sierra

Mileage
221,448
Service Date
9/10/2019
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.
  • REPLACE FUEL FILTER.
  • TRANSMISSION OIL COOLER PIPES – Remove & Replace – Diesel All Three – [Includes: R&I Grille Assembly.]
  • TRANSMISSION OIL FILTER – Remove & Replace – 2500 HD,3500 HD,Diesel Both,Internal,Spin-On – [Includes: R&I Transmission Oil Pan. Includes: Confirm Fluid temperature for level check.] – [Includes: Drain and fill and replace filter]
  • WE TEST DROVE VEHICLE, NO TRANSMISSION SLIPPAGE. WE REMOVED TRANS PAN TO INSPECT, FOUND FLUID GOOD, NO EXCESSIVE METAL IN PAN. WE WILL REPLACE BOTH FILTERS AND FLUID. FOUND OIL COOLER LINES LEAKING.
 
TOM T. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/11/2019