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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

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Mileage
63,112
Service Date
6/3/2021
Services Performed
  • UPON INSPECTION PERFORMED A COOLANT SYSTEM PRESSURE TEST TO VERIFY THE LEAK, VERIFIED THAT THE BEARING FOR THE WATER PUMP HAS FAILED WHEN THIS HAPPENED IT DAMAGED THE DRIVE BELT AND CAUSED THE WATER PUMP TO LEAK, RECOMMEND REPLACING THE WATER PUMP, THERMOSTAT, DRIVE BELT AND RELATED GASKETS, THEN RETEST, GAINED ACCESS TO FAILED WATER PUMP AND REPLACED, INSTALLED NEW THERMOSTAT AND DRIVE BELT, FILLED AND TOPPED THE COOLANT OFF TO THE PROPER FLUID LEVEL AND THEN RETEST, NO FURTHER LEAKS FOUND AT THIS TIME, ENGINE HAS NORMAL OPERATION
  • INCLUDES CIRCULATE SYSTEM, CLEAN SURFACES FREE OF ANTI-FREEZE, TEST SYSTEM AND RADIATOR CAP PRESSURE, CHECK THERMOSTAT, WATER PUMP AND COOLING FANS FOR PROPER OPERATION, TEST DRIVE.
  • REPLACE THE THERMOSTAT
  • REPLACE THE WATER PUMP
 
WILLIAM B. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/4/2021

2015 RAM ProMaster 2500

RAM ProMaster 2500

Mileage
60,935
Service Date
6/2/2021
Services Performed
  • UPON INSPECTION WE CAN HEAR THE NOISE COMING FROM THE TRANSMISSION BELL HOUSING. WE REMOVED THE LOWER BELL HOUSING SIGH COVER TO INSPECT, FOUND THE FLEXPLATE TO BE CRACKED IN TWO PLACES CLOSE TO THE REAR CRANKSHAFT. WE NEED TO REMOVE TRANSMISSION TO REPLACE THIS FLEXPLATE AND WILL INSPECT SURROUNDING AREA FOR ANY DAMAGE.
  • DURING THIS REPAIR WE FOUND ALL HARDWARE ON THE EXHAUST TO BE COMPLETELY RUSTED DOWN TO NOTHING. WE NEEDED TO TORCH AND CUT THE HARDWARE OFF. WE PUT NEW HARDWARE BACK ON. THIS ADDED 1.0 TO LABOR. AFTER REPAIRS WE CHECKED FLUID LEVEL AND TEST DROVE AND RECHECKED SYSTEM, GOOD. FLUID LEVEL WAS PROPER AFTER LETTING ENGINE COOL DOWN.
  • FREIGHT
 
NICK R. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/3/2021

2006 Dodge Pickup

Dodge Pickup

Mileage
391,339
Service Date
6/1/2021
Services Performed
  • 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 RIGHT INNER TIE ROD END
 
DAVE M. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/1/2021

2013 Chevrolet Corvette

Chevrolet Corvette

Mileage
30,017
Service Date
5/11/2021
Services Performed
  • CUSTOMER REQUESTS AN ALIGNMENT AFTER PUTTING NEW TIRES ON IT.
  • 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.
 
BOB Z. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/12/2021

2016 GMC Sierra 3500 HD

GMC Sierra 3500 HD

Mileage
118,077
Service Date
5/5/2021
Services Performed
  • BLEEDS BRAKE SYSTEM AND REMOVES CONTAMINATED FLUID FROM THE ENTIRE HYDRAULIC SYSTEM. REPLACES FLUID WITH BG BRAKE FLUID.
  • FABRICATE BIKE RACK HITCH PER CUSTOMER REQUEST
  • MOUNT AND BALANCE ONE TIRE.
  • REPLACE THE FRONT BRAKE ROTORS, FRONT BRAKE CALIPERS, AND PASSENGER FRONT WHEEL
  • UPON INSPECTION RECOMMEND REPLACEMENT OF THE PASSENGER FRONT WHEEL, STUDS, NUTS, AND VALVE STEM, BOTH FRONT BRAKE ROTORS, PADS AND CALIPERS, AND PERFORM BRAKE SYSTEM FLUSH, REPLACED NEEDED PARTS AND FLUSH THE BRAKE SYSTEM, CHECKED THE TORQUE ON ALL WHEELS, GOOD, TEST DROVE, GOOD, ADVISED THE CUSTOMER TO RECHECK THE TORQUE FOR THE WHEELS IN ABOUT 100 MILES
  • PASSENGER FRONT CALIPER CORE CHARGE
 
MARK M. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/11/2021

2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK350

Mercedes-Benz GLK350

Mileage
67,256
Service Date
5/3/2021
Services Performed
  • REMOVES CONTAMINATED FLUID FROM THE ENTIRE HYDRAULIC SYSTEM. REPLACE FLUID WITH BG BRAKE FLUID.
  • REPLACE SPARK PLUGS.
  • REPLACE TRANSMISSION OIL PAN GASKET & FILTER
 
RICHARD D. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/4/2021

2012 Nissan Titan

Nissan Titan

Mileage
179,709
Service Date
4/29/2021
Services Performed
  • DURING TEST DRIVE UP HESPERUS HILL WE FOUND THE TRANSMISSION TO SHIFT GOOD BUT FOUND THE TEMPERATURE TO RISE ON THE GAUGE. UPON INSPECTION WE FOUND THE FLUID IN GOOD CONDITION. WE FOUND THE A/C CONDENSER TO BE VERY PLUGGED UP WITH DIRT AND MUD AND THE FINS ARE BENT OVER ON MOST OF THE UNIT. THE CONDENSER IS IN FRONT OF THE TRANSMISSION COOLER AND WE BELIEVE THAT THE CONDENSER IS RESTRICTING THE AIR FLOW TO THE TRANS COOLER. WE SCANNED FOR CODES: P0717- Input/Turbine Speed Sensor No Signal. THIS CODE WAS IN A HISTORY FILE AND WE CLEARED IT. WE INSPECTED ALL TRANSMISSION WIRING, GOOD. WE REMOVED TRANSMISSION COOLER LINES TO TEST FLOW THRU THE COOLER, THE FLOW IS GOOD THRU THE RADIATOR BUT POOR/RESTRICTED THRU THE TRANSMISSION COOLER. AIR FLOW IS THE #1 SUSPECT OF THE OVERHEATING. RECOMMEND REPLACE THE A/C CONDENSER AND THE TRANSMISSION OIL COOLER. AFTER REPLACING THE CONDENSER AND TRANS COOLER WE FOUND THE TRANSMISSION TEMP GAUGE TO READ MUCH COOLER. HAVE CUSTOMER HOOK UP TRAILER AND REPORT BACK TO US. WE ALSO NOTICED THAT BOTH OF THE INTERIOR CABIN AIR FILTERS ARE VERY PLUGGED WITH DEBRIS. WE ATTEMPTED TO BLOW THEM OUT BUT W/O SUCCESS. WE RECOMMEND REPLACING THEM SO THE A/C FLOW IS EFFICIENT. AFTER REPLACING THE CABIN AIR FILTERS WE FOUND THE BLOWER MOTOR TO BLOW AIR MUCH BETTER.
  • INCLUDES RECOVER, EVACUATE AND RECHARGE.
  • REPLACE A/C CONDENSER AND TRANSMISSION COOLER.
  • REPLACE BOTH CABIN AIR FILTERS.
  • 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.
 
DAVID M. gave our service a 5 star review on 4/30/2021

2013 Ford F-150

Ford F-150

Mileage
74,146
Service Date
4/13/2021
Services Performed
  • FRONT BRAKE PADS ___10 MM_____REMAIN REAR BRAKE PADS ____8 MM____ REMAIN FRONT ROTORS __GLAZED___ REAR ROTORS ___GLAZED___ CALIPERS FRONT __OK___ REAR __OK___ BRAKE FLUID CONDITION ___GOOD____
  • REMOVES CONTAMINATED FLUID FROM THE ENTIRE HYDRAULIC SYSTEM. REPLACE FLUID WITH BG BRAKE FLUID.
  • REPLACE THE FRONT BRAKE CALIPERS
  • REPLACE THE PASSENGER FRONT WINDOW REGULATOR
  • RESURFACE THE FRONT AND REAR BRAKE ROTORS AND SCUFF PADS
  • UPON INSPECTION FOUND THAT THE FRONT AND REAR BRAKE PADS LOOK NEW, FRONT AND REAR BRAKE ROTORS ARE GLAZED, ADVISED THE CUSTOMER THAT WE CAN RESURFACED THE FRONT AND REAR BRAKE ROTORS, SCUFF UP THE FRONT AND REAR BRAKE PADS AND THEN RETEST, UPON GAINING ACCESS TO THE RIGHT FRONT BRAKE ROTOR TO RESURFACE FOUND THAT THE RIGHT FRONT BRAKE CALIPER IS SEIZED, WILL NEED TO REPLACE BOTH FRONT BRAKE CALIPERS AND FLUSH THE SYSTEM, RESURFACED THE FRONT AND REAR BRAKE ROTORS, SCUFFED THE FRONT AND REAR BRAKE PADS, REPLACED THE FRONT BRAKE CALIPERS AND PERFORMED BRAKE SYSTEM FLUSH, TEST DROVE AND REINSPECTED, OK AT THIS TIME
  • UPON INSPECTION FOUND THAT THE WINDOW REGULATOR HAS FAILED, GAINED ACCESS TO THE FAILED WINDOW REGULATOR, REMOVED AND INSTALLED NEW WINDOW REGULATOR AND RETEST, OK AT THIS TIME
 
KEVIN D. gave our service a 5 star review on 4/29/2021

2005 GMC Savana

GMC Savana

Mileage
100,560
Service Date
4/20/2021
Services Performed
  • A/C PERFORMANCE TEST [Includes: Gauge check, leak test and partial charge.]
  • GAIN ACCESS AND INSPECTED THE LEFT FRONT MARKER LIGHT BULB, BULB IS BURNT OUT, REPLACED THE BULB AND RETEST, LEFT FRONT MARKER LIGHT IS WORKING AS DESIGNED AT THIS TIME
  • INCLUDES RECOVER, EVACUATE AND RECHARGE.
  • 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 PERFORMED AN AC PERFORMANCE TEST, FOUND THAT IN ONE OF THE AC SUPPLY LINES TO THE REAR OF THE UNIT HAS FAILED O0RINGS, REPLACED BOTH FAILED O-RINGS AND RETEST THE SYSTEM, NO FURTHER LEAKS FOUND AT THIS TIME, CHARGED THE SYSTEM AND RETEST, BLOWING COLD AT THIS TIME
 
MARK JR S. gave our service a 5 star review on 4/24/2021

2014 Jeep Wrangler

Jeep Wrangler

Mileage
109,793
Service Date
4/19/2021
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 SCANNED THE VEHICLE FOR TROUBLE CODES, NO TROUBLE CODES PRESENT, TEST DROVE THE VEHICLE AND MONITORED TEMPERATURES, TEMPERATURE IS HIGHER THAN NORMAL, INSPECTED COOLANT LEVEL, GOOD, ADVISED THE CUSTOMER WE SUSPECT THAT THE THERMOSTAT IS STICKING, CUSTOMER APPROVED THERMOSTAT REPLACEMENT, BEFORE REPLACEMENT OF THE THERMOSTAT, PERFORMED CUSTOMER REQUESTED LUBE OIL AND FILTER, WHEN INSPECTING THE ENGINE AIR FILTER FOR REPLACEMENT FOUND THAT THE AIR BOX IS PACKED COMPLETELY FULL OF BIRDSEED, WHEN VACUUMING OUT THE BIRD SEED FOUND 3 MICE, ALSO VACUUMED THEM OUT, REPLACED THE ENGINE AIR FILTER AND PERFORMED LOF, TEST DROVE THE VEHICLE AGAIN AND FOUND THAT THE OVERHEATING CONDITION IS NO LONGER PRESENT, WILL HAVE THE CUSTOMER DRIVE AND ADVISE, DID NOT REPLACE THE THERMOSTAT AT THIS TIME
 
JOE C. gave our service a 5 star review on 4/22/2021

2011 Mazda 3

Mazda 3

Mileage
111,686
Service Date
4/19/2021
Services Performed
  • CUSTOMER REQUESTS TO SWAP WINTER TIRES FOR SUMMER TIRES.
  • TIRE MOUNT AND BALANCE, ALL 4
 
BRIAN E. gave our service a 5 star review on 4/19/2021

2006 Mercedes-Benz R500

Mercedes-Benz R500

Mileage
54,808
Service Date
4/12/2021
Services Performed
  • PLEASE CHECK ALL FLUIDS.
  • REMOVE ALL TIRES, ROTATE FRONT TO REAR, CHECK AIR PRESSURE AND TORQUE LUG NUTS. RESET TIRE SENSORS IF EQUIPPED.
  • REPLACE CABIN AIR FILTER.
  • REPLACE POWER STEERING PUMP.
  • REPLACE RIGHT SIDE HOOD STOP
  • REPLACE THE SEALS WHERE THE POWER STEERING HOSES MEET THE RACK AND PINION.
  • REPLACE TRANSMISSION OIL FILTER AND GASKET
  • THIS HELPS CHECK FOR LEAKS AFTER REPAIRS.
  • 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 WE FOUND THE POWER STEERING PUMP IS LEAKING AND NEEDS REPLACEMENT. FOUND POWER STEERING FLUID LEAKING WHERE THE PRESSURE AND RETURN LINES CONNECT TO THE STEERING RACK. WE ALSO FOUND THE ENGINE REAR MAIN SEAL STARTING TO LEAK. WE FOUND THE REAR SHOCKS SEAPING FLUID.
  • UPON INSPECTION WE FOUND THE RIGHT SIDE HOOD STOP IS MISSING. WITH OUT THE HOOD STOP THERE IS NO RESISTANCE TO POP THE HOOD. RECOMMEND REPLACE THE HOOD STOP.
  • WE CAN HEAR A LOUD CLUNK DURING TEST DRIVE. WE MUST TEAR DOWN THE STRUT ON THE RIGHT SIDE TO INSPECT
  • FREIGHT
 
JOHN R. gave our service a 5 star review on 4/19/2021