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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

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

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Mileage
77,458
Service Date
9/3/2019
Services Performed
  • PERFORM SERVICE B (5000 MILE SERVICE)
  • UPON INSPECTION FOUND A SMALL NAIL IN THE TIRE, DISMOUNTED TIRE FOR REPAIR, PATCHED HOLE, RE MOUNT AND BALANCED THE TIRE, FILLED TO THE PROPER PSI AND RETEST, NO FURTHER LEAK DETECTED AT THIS TIME
  • WAST DISPOSAL
 
This vehicle's owner gave our service a 5 star review on 9/4/2019

2005 GMC Sierra

GMC Sierra

Mileage
78,532
Service Date
8/20/2019
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.
  • REPLACE THE PASSENGER SIDE WHEEL HUB ASSEMBLY
  • WE ADJUSTED PARKING BRAKE.
 
JERRY M. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/21/2019

2004 Nissan Titan

Nissan Titan

Mileage
152,782
Service Date
8/15/2019
Services Performed
  • WE CAN HEAR AN EXHAUST RATTLE WHEN ENGINE IS IDLING. UPON INSPECTION WE FOUND AN EXHAUST SHIELD LOOSE AND THE CLAMP IS BROKEN. WE REPLACED THIS CLAMP AND NOW THE NOISE IS GONE.
 
STEVE B. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/21/2019

2011 GMC Yukon XL

GMC Yukon XL

Mileage
142,115
Service Date
8/16/2019
Services Performed
  • UPON INSPECTION SCANNED THE VEHICLE FOR CODES, FOUND TROUBLE CODE: PO842- Transmission Fluid Pressure Sensor Switch A Circuit Low WE SUSPECT THIS CODE IS DUE TO THE VALVE BODY BEING GUMMED UP. CHECKED THE FLUID, FLUID IS BURNT. UPON STARTING THE VEHICLE THE PUMP IS WHINING FROM LOSS OF PRESSURE, CONTACTED THE CUSTOMERS EXTENDED WARRANTY, EXTENDED WARRANTY STATED THAT THEY WOULD NEED TO HAVE COPIES OF MAINTENANCE RECORDS FROM THE CUSTOMER, CUSTOMER SUPPLIED MAINTENANCE RECORDS, SUBMITTED TO EXTENDED WARRANTY COMPANY, THEY HAVE SCHEDULED AN INSPECTOR TO COME OUT AND VERIFY CONDITION (5/14/19 INSPECTOR WAS SCHEDULED) INSPECTOR CALLED AND VERIFIED HE WOULD BE HERE 5/20/19, INSPECTOR TOOK PICTURES, INFORMATION ON FAILURE AND SUBMITTED TO EXTENDED WARRANTY, CONTACTED THE EXTENDED WARRANTY COMPANY, THEY NOW ARE REQUESTING TEAR DOWN FORM THE CUSTOMER TO DETERMINED FAILURE, REMOVED AND TORN DOWN THE TRANSMISSION, ADVISED THE EXTENDED WARRANTY COMPANY 6/20/19 THAT TRANSMISSION IS OUT AND TORN DOWN, THEY HAVE SCHEDULED AN INSPECTOR AGAIN, INSPECTOR CALLED AND ADVISED HE WOULD BE HERE 6/26/19, INSPECTOR TOOK PICTURES AND INFORMATION, SUBMITTED TO EXTENDED WARRANTY COMPANY, EXTENDED WARRANTY COMPANY CALLED 6/28/19 AND ADVISED THAT THE FAILED TORQUE CONVERTER IS NO A COVERED COMPONENT UNDER THE CUSTOMERS EXTENDED WARRANTY, CUSTOMER HAS CHOSE TO HAVE THE TRANSMISSION REBUILT DUE TO TEAR DOWN, REBUILT THE TRANSMISSION, REPLACED THE TRANSMISSION COOLER AND FLUSHED THE TRANSMISSION COOLER LINES, FILLED THE TRANSMISSION FLUID TO THE PROPER LEVEL, PROGRAMMED THE TRANSMISSION, REPLACED A COOLANT TEE THAT WAS LEAKING COOLANT, INSTALLED A NEW BATTERY, TEST DROVE THE VEHICLE AND RETEST, NO FURTHER COOLANT LEAK, TRANSMISSION IS SHIFTING AS DESIGNED
  • 06/12/19 at 10:52 am CUSTOMER HAS APPROVED TO HAVE THE TRANSMISSION REMOVED AND DISASSEMBLED FOR INSPECTION OF FAILURE
  • INCLUDES REPLACE TORQUE CONVERTER AND TRANSMISSION OIL COOLER.
  • FREIGHT
  • RE FLASH CONTROL MODULE.
  • REPLACE TRANNY COOLER
  • INSTALL NEW COOLANT TEE
  • REPLACE BATTERY.
 
ROBERT W. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/17/2019

2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Ford F-250 Super Duty

Mileage
52,709
Service Date
7/30/2019
Services Performed
  • UPON INSPECTION SCANNED THE VEHICLE FOR TROUBLE CODES, FOUND TROUBLE CODES: P24a2-00 Particulate filter regeneration incomplete (bank 1) P2463-00 Particulate filter restriction soot accumulation bank1 P2074-00 Manifold absolute pressure mass air flow P00BC-00 mass air flow A circuit range performance air flow too low DUE TO MASS AIR FLOW CODES AND THE AIR FILTER LIFE INDICATOR BEING SUCKED IN, REMOVED THE ENGINE AIR FILTER FOR INSPECTION, AIR FILTER IS PACKED FULL OF SAND, INSTALLED NEW ENGINE AIR FILTER, ADVISED THE CUSTOMER DUE TO THE PARTICULATE FILTER RESTRICTION CODES, RECOMMEND TO PERFORM A MANUAL REGEN TO SEE IF THE FILTER WILL CLEAN COMPLETELY, PERFORMED MANUAL REGEN, CLEARED THE TROUBLE CODES AND TEST DROVE, NO TROUBLE CODES HAVE RETURNED AT THIS TIME, ADVISED THE CUSTOMER IF THE CONDITION OCCURS AGAIN THE DPF FILTER MAY NEED TO BE REPLACED
 
JERRY O. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/31/2019

2017 RAM 2500 HD

RAM 2500 HD

Mileage
15,408
Service Date
7/12/2019
Services Performed
  • DIAGNOSE TRANSMISSION DOES NOT SHIFT. CUSTOMER WAS COMING INTO TO TOWN WHEN SUDDENLY HE FELT A HARD BANG AS IF HE WAS HIT FROM THE BACK. CUSTOMER ALSO NOTICED TRANS FLUID LEAKING.
  • UPON INSPECTION FOUND INPUT SHAFT HAD SNAPPED OFF. THIS IS AN AFTERMARKET PART. WE SPOKE WITH AFTERMARKET COMPANY AND THEY SENT A NEW SHAFT TO INSTALL. WE REMOVED AND TORE DOWN TRANSFER CASE TWICE, TO INSTALL INPUT SHAFTS AND ADAPTER PLATES THAT WERE SENT TO US FROM AFTERMARKET COMPANY. ALL PARTS THAT WERE SENT DID NOT FIX THE PROBLEM. WE WENT BACK WITH MODIFIED PART, CUSTOMER IS GOING TO TRY AND LIMP TRUCK HOME. CUSTOMER IS AWARE OF ALL REPAIRS MADE. FRONT DRIVESHAFT IS NOT INSTALLED WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY PART FAILURES.
 
JIMMY V. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/24/2019

2004 Dodge Pickup

Dodge Pickup

Mileage
147,662
Service Date
7/19/2019
Services Performed
  • UPON INSPECTION TEST DROVE THE VEHICLE WITH THE CUSTOMER TO VERIFY THE NOISE, WAS ABLE TO VERIFY THE NOISE, RACKED THE VEHICLE AND WAS UNABLE TO DUPLICATE THE NOISE, FOUND THAT THE SWAY BAR LINKS ARE WORN, DISCONNECTED TO TEST, NOISE STILL PRESENT, SHOOK DOWN FRONT END COMPONENTS, GOOD, INSPECTED U-JOINT AND FOUND THAT THE U-JOINTS IN THE FRONT DRIVESHAFT CARDIN JOINT ARE WORN, RECOMMEND REPLACING AND THEN RETESTING, CUSTOMER WOULD ALSO REQUEST TO HAVE THE VERY REWARD U JOINT IN THE FRONT DRIVER SHAFT REPLACE WHILE IT IS OUT, REMOVED THE FRONT DRIVE SHAFT, REPLACE ALL THREE U-JOINTS AND CENTERING BALL, REINSTALLED AND RETEST, TEST DROVE WITH THE CUSTOMER TO VERIFY THE NOISE IS GONE, NO FURTHER NOISE FOUND AT THIS TIME
  • REPLACE THE CARDIN U-JOINTS ON THE FRONT DRIVE SHAFT
 
NICK R. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/21/2019

2005 GMC Sierra

GMC Sierra

Mileage
88,018
Service Date
7/18/2019
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.
 
LOUISE L. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/18/2019

2005 Ford Expedition

Ford Expedition

Mileage
142,375
Service Date
6/25/2019
Services Performed
  • LONG BLOCK – Remove and Replace – 4WD – [Consists of a Cylinder Block fitted with Pistons, Rings, Connecting Rods, Crankshaft and all Bearings, Cylinder Head(s), Camshaft(s), Timing Chain or Belt and Sprockets or Gears. Includes (where applicable): Clean an
 
ZACK W. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/5/2019