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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

2005 Chevrolet Silverado

Chevrolet Silverado

Mileage
122,912
Service Date
11/28/2022
Services Performed
  • INSPECTED FOR LEAKS, FOUND THE FRONT OUTPUT SEAL ON THE TRANSFER CASE IS LEAKING BADLY. SEAL APPEARS NEWER, POSSIBLE DAMAGE TO, GAINED ACCESS AND INSTALLED NEW SEAL, FILLED AND TOPPED OFF THE TRANSFER CASE FLUID, CLEANED AND RETEST, OK AT THIS TIME
  • REPLACE THE TRANSFER CASE OUT PUT SEAL
  • ADVISED THE CUSTOMER SCANNED THE VEHICLE FOR TROUBLE CODES, FOUND TROUBLE CODES . ADVISED THE CUSTOMER DUE TO THE TROUBLE CODES FOUND WE WILL NEED TO REMOVE THE TRANSMISSION PAN FOR INSPECTION, SUSPECT THAT THE FILTER MAY BE LOOSE CAUSING LOSS OF PRIME, GAINED ACCESS AND REMOVED THE TRANSMISSION PAN, UPON REMOVAL FOUND THAT THE INTERNAL TRANSMISSION FILTER WAS IN THE BOTTOM OF THE PAN, NO ABNORMAL DEBRIS AT THIS TIME, WILL NEED TO REPLACED BOTH FILTERS AND PAN GASKET, FILLED AND TOPPED OFF THE FLUID TO THE PROPER LEVEL, CLEARED THE TROUBLE CODES AND RETEST, OK AT THIS TIME
  • REMOVE THE TRANSMISSION OIL PAN FOR INSPECTION
  • REPLACE THE A/C COMPRESSOR DRIVE BELT
  • REPLACE THE REAR SHOCKS
 
FRED S. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/28/2022

2012 Toyota Tacoma

Toyota Tacoma

Mileage
130,454
Service Date
11/15/2022
Services Performed
  • UPON INSPECTION TESTED THE AIR FLOW THROUGH THE VENTS, AT THIS TIME AIR FLOW SEEMS A LITTLE LIGHT BUT EVERY THING IS SWITCHING AS DESIGNED, REMOVED THE GLOVE BOX AND INSPECTED THE BLOWER MOTOR IN REGARDS TO THE NOISE, UPON INSPECTION FOUND THAT THE SQUIRREL CAGE IS CRACKED, INSTALLED A NEW BLOWER MOTOR AND RETEST, NOISE AND AIR VOLUME HAS IMPROVED AT THIS TIME
 
ROB R. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/15/2022

2009 Jeep Wrangler

Jeep Wrangler

Mileage
61,130
Service Date
9/27/2022
Services Performed
  • TOW IN CALL 2250 – PAID
  • UPON INSPECTION SCANNED THE VEHCILE FOR TROUBLE CODES, FOUND TROUBLE CODES P2112 Electronic throttle control system PERFORMED ON DEMAND TESTING TO MONITOR READINGS, THROTTLE BODY IS SHOWING ERRATIC SIGNALS, INSPECTED THE WIRING HARNESS TO THE VERIFY GOOD POWER AND GROUND, GOOD, ADVISED THE CUSTOMER THE THROTTLE BODY IS FAILING INTERNALLY AND WILL NEED TO BE REPLACED. AFTER REPLACING THE THROTTLE BODY WE CLEARED ALL CODES AND RAN ENGINE, GOOD. ENGINE RUNS NORMAL NOW.
  • REPLACE THROTTLE BODY ASSY
  • RE LEARN PROCEEDURE
 
ROBERT H. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/27/2022

2008 GMC Yukon XL

GMC Yukon XL

Mileage
99,783
Service Date
9/12/2022
Services Performed
  • **NO PARTS OR LABOR WARRANTY ON CUSTOMER SUPPLIED PARTS** FOUND SHIFT CABLES HAVE FAILED. INSTALLED CUSTOMER SUPPLIED SHIFT CABLES AND ADJUSTED. VEHICLE STARTS AND GEAR LEVER MOVES NORMALLY AT THIS TIME.
 
WILLAIM W. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/12/2022

2014 Dodge Grand Caravan

Dodge Grand Caravan

Mileage
110,312
Service Date
9/2/2022
Services Performed
  • UPON INSPECTION WE TURNED A/C ON WHILE ENGINE WAS RUNNING AND FOUND THE A/C TO BLOW COLD. WE TEST DROVE FOR SEVERAL MILES WITH A/C BLOWING COLD. WE ALLOWED ENGINE TO IDLE WITH A/C ON WITH NO ISSUES. WE TURNED A/C ON AND OFF SEVERAL TIMES WITH NO ISSUES. WE CHECKED REFRIGERANT LEVEL AND PRESSURES, GOOD. HAVE CUSTOMER DRIVE VEHICLE AND REPORT BACK IF A/C GOES OUT AGAIN.
  • A/C PERFORMANCE TEST [Includes: Gauge check, leak test and partial charge.]
  • 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.
 
ANIL C. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/4/2022

2007 Toyota Sequoia

Toyota Sequoia

Mileage
225,016
Service Date
9/1/2022
Services Performed
  • UPON INSPECTION FOUND THAT THE FRONT DRIVER SIDE LOWER BALL JOINT FAILED, WHEN THIS FAILED IT DAMAGED THE DRIVER SIDE LOWER CONTROL ARM, SWAY BAR END LINK AND OUTER TIE ROD END, IT ALSO PUSHED THE FENDER BACK INTO THE DOOR MAKING IT BIND TO OPEN, ADVISED THE CUSTOMER WE WILL NEED TO GET VEHICLE ON THE RACK TO KNOW IF THERE IS FURTHER PARTS THAT NEED TO BE REPLACED, RACKED VEHICLE AND INSPECTED, ADVISED THE CUSTOMER THAT THE DRIVER UPPER BALL JOINT, PASSENGER SIDE LOWER CONTROL ARM AND RACK AND PINION, UPON REPLACING THE PASSENGER SIDE LOWER CONTROL ARM FOUND THAT THE CAMBER/CASTER BOLTS ARE SEIZED, WILL NEED TO INSTALL A NEW KIT, PERFORMED NEEDED REPAIRS AND THEN ALIGNED VEHICLE, TEST DROVE, OK AT THIS TIME
  • REPLACE THE LEFT LOWER CONTROL ARM
  • REPLACE THE PASSENGER LOWER CONTROL ARM
  • REPLACE THE DRIVER SIDE UPPER BALL JOINT
  • REPLACE THE DRIVER SIDE LOWER BALL JOINT
  • REPLACE THE FRONT SWAY BAR END LINKS
  • REPLACE THE DRIVER SIDE OUTER TIE ROD END
  • INSTALL CAM/CASTER KIT
  • STEERING GEAR (COMPLETE) WITH INNER TIE RODS AND RACK BUSHINGS
  • USE CLEANER TO DISSOLVE AND SUSPEND VARNISH AND GUM IN VEHICLES POWER STEERING UNIT. RID ENTIRE UNIT OF ALL OLD FLUID AND CONTAMINANTS. INSTALL NEW FLUID FOR BOTH SECTOR AND RACK AND PINION. ROAD TEST VEHICLE
  • 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.
 
SUSAN B. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/1/2022

2004 Honda Pilot

Honda Pilot

Mileage
234,587
Service Date
8/26/2022
Services Performed
  • CUSTOMER STATES TO REPLACE THE DRIVE BELT
 
MICHAEL M. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/26/2022

2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500

Mileage
17,416
Service Date
8/19/2022
Services Performed
  • TOW BILL CALL# 1786
  • UPON INSPECTION SCANNED THE VEHICLE FOR TROUBLE CODES, FOUND SEVERAL STORED TROUBLE CODES C007700 Voltage at component switch "brake lights" is not ok C011000 The supply voltage of control unit "electronic stability program" is faulty C103100 No can message was received from control unit "instrument cluster" C007A00 The supply voltage of control unit "electronic stability program" is faulty C04E600 The signal from component "rpm sensor of left rear axle" is faulty C050600 The signal from component "rpm sensor of right rear axle" is faulty C04ED00 Component "rpm sensor of left rear axle" has a mechanical fault C050D00 Component "rpm sensor of right rear axle" has a mechanical fault C04EF00 The signal of component "rpm sensor of left rear axle" is outside the permissible range
  • FREIGHT
 
CATHY C. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/19/2022

2011 Jeep Wrangler

Jeep Wrangler

Mileage
15,939
Service Date
7/15/2022
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. RESET MAINTENANCE LIGHT.
  • 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.
  • REMOVE ALL TIRES, ROTATE FRONT TO REAR, CHECK AIR PRESSURE AND TORQUE LUG NUTS. RESET TIRE SENSORS IF EQUIPPED.
 
ERIC G. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/28/2022

2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK350

Mercedes-Benz GLK350

Mileage
70,434
Service Date
7/15/2022
Services Performed
  • MILEAGE MAINTENANCE @70,000 MILES – Required and Recommended Service Work
  • TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM SENSORS – ACTIVATE – Recommended Service Work TIRE SEALANT – CHECK – Recommended Service Work – [Check TIREFIT sealant expiration date (where applicable).] TIRE PRESSURE – CORRECT – [Includes spare tire.] BATTERY – INSPECT – Recommended Service Work – [Inspect battery (main/starter/auxiliary) check condition using "Midtronics MCR 717" tester.] BRAKE FLUID – INSPECT BRAKE PADS – INSPECT – [Check thickness of brake pads, front and rear.] BRAKE SYSTEM – INSPECT – Recommended Service Work – [Visually check brake system components, lines, hoses, calipers. Check thickness of brake pads and disks, front and rear wheels removed.] CATCH, SAFETY CATCH AND HINGES ON ENGINE HOOD – INSPECT COOLANT LEVEL – INSPECT HEADLAMP CLEANING SYSTEM – INSPECT – Recommended Service Work HORN, HEADLAMP FLASHERS, HAZARD FLASHERS, TURN SIGNALS – INSPECT – Recommended Service Work POWER STEERING FLUID – INSPECT TIRES – INSPECT – Recommended Service Work – [Inspect tires for damage, measure tread depth.] TRUNK LIGHTING – INSPECT – Recommended Service Work WARNING & INDICATOR LAMPS – INSPECT – Recommended Service Work WINDOW WASHER FLUID LEVEL – INSPECT ENGINE OIL & FILTER – REPLACE WIPER BLADES – REPLACE – Recommended Service Work MAINTENANCE MINDER LIGHT – RESET TIRES – ROTATE – Recommended Service Work – [When the vehicle is configured with staggered sizes (different tire sizes, front vs. rear), tire rotations are not possible.]
  • REPLACE WIPER BLADES
  • REMOVE ALL TIRES, ROTATE FRONT TO REAR, CHECK AIR PRESSURE AND TORQUE LUG NUTS. RESET TIRE SENSORS IF EQUIPPED.
  • REAR DIFFERENTIAL FLUID SERVICE
  • USE CLEANER TO DISSOLVE AND SUSPEND VARNISH AND GUM IN VEHICLES POWER STEERING UNIT. RID ENTIRE UNIT OF ALL OLD FLUID AND CONTAMINANTS. INSTALL NEW FLUID FOR BOTH SECTOR AND RACK AND PINION. ROAD TEST VEHICLE
 
RICHARD D. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/16/2022

2009 Dodge Sprinter

Dodge Sprinter

Mileage
125,756
Service Date
7/7/2022
Services Performed
  • UPON INSPECTION WE SEE THE CEL IS NOT ON BUT WE SCANNED FOR CODES: P3130-008 – INTAKE AIR TEMP SENSOR PERFORMANCE P2951-008 – EGR COOLER WE PERFORMED ON-DEMAND TESTING AND WATCHED READINGS FROM SENSOR, GOOD READINGS AT THIS TIME. WE PULLED THIS SENSOR TO INSPECT, FOUND IT VERY SOOTED UP, DIRTY. WE CLEANED IT AND RECONNECTED IT BUT THESE SENSORS ARE KNOWN TO FAIL DUE TO IT'S LOCATION FROM THE HEAT, ESPECIALLY AT THIS MILEAGE. THE EGR COOLER CODE SETS WHEN THE ECM DETECTS THE EGR SOLENOID IS OBSTRUCTED BASED ON EGR TEMP READINGS. WE SEE THERE IS A NEWER EGR SOLENOID INSTALLED. WE RECOMMEND REPLACING THE EGR SENSOR. AFTER REPLACING THE SENSOR WE CLEARED THE CODES. ADVISE CUSTOMER IF THE CODE RETURNS WE WILL MOST LIKELY NEED TO REPLACE THE EGR COOLER.
  • REPLACE EGR TEMPERATURE SENSOR #1.
  • FREIGHT
  • ADJUST PARKING BRAKE.
 
DANIEL M. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/11/2022

2004 Ford Ranger

Ford Ranger

Mileage
215,450
Service Date
6/29/2022
Services Performed
  • UPON INSPECTION WE FOUND WE COULD SHIFT ALL GEARS WITH ENGINE OFF AND CLUTCH PEDAL ENGAGED. WHEN ENGINE IS RUNNING WE COULD NOT CHANGE GEARS. WE REMOVED THE SHIFT TOWER COVER TO INSPECT BUSHINGS, LOOKED GOOD. WE NOTICED THE CLUTCH ENGAGES VERY HIGH AND SOMETIMES WILL NOT DISENGAGE. EVEN WITH THE CLUTCH PUSHED ALL THE WAY IN THE VEHICLE WANTED TO MOVE FORWARD. WE ALSO NOTICED THE CLUTCH FLUID IS VERY DIRTY. THE PROBLEM IS IN THE CLUTCH AND HYDRAULICS. THE CLUTCH MASTER CYLINDER AND THE SLAVE CYLINDER ARE VERY WORN AND THE CLUTCH DISC IS EXTREMELY WORN. THE SHIFTER WILL GET CAUGHT BETWEEN GEARS WHEN THE HYDRAULICS CANNOT DELIVER ENOUGH PRESSURE AND THE CLUTCH DISC BEING SO WORN OUT. RECOMMEND REPLACE THE CLUTCH ASSY AND THE CLUTCH MASTER AND SLAVE CYLINDERS. AFTER REPLACING THE CLUTCH ASSY AND THE MASTER AND SLAVE CYLINDERS WE CHECKED THE MANUAL TRANSMISSION FLUID, FOUND IT ALMOST EMPTY. WE ADDED 2.5 QUARTS OF FLUID AND IT ONLY HOLDS 2.8 QUARTS. WE DO NOT SEE ANY EXTERNAL LEAKS AND NOT SURE WHY IT WAS SO LOW. THE FLUID IS STILL DIRTY AND WE RECOMMEND CHANGING THE FLUID SOONER THAN LATER. WE TEST DROVE VEHICLE AND FOUND THE GEARS TO SHIFT NORMALLY BUT WE DID NOTICE THAT THERE IS A SLIGHT GROWL SOUND IN 5TH GEAR. THIS COULD BE DUE TO A SYNCHRO PROBLEM OR LACK OF FLUID. HAVE CUSTOMER DRIVE FOR A WHILE AND REPORT BACK.
  • REPLACE CLUTCH ASSEMBLY AND RESURFACE FLYWHEEL. INCLUDES REPLACE INTERNAL CLUTCH SLAVE CYLINDER
  • REPLACE CLUTCH MASTER CYLINDER
  • RESURFACE FLYWHEEL
 
JAKE L. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/5/2022