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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

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

2015 Toyota 4Runner

Toyota 4Runner

Mileage
93,993
Service Date
3/22/2022
Services Performed
  • INSPECTED VEHICLE AND GAVE A PRELIMINARY ESTIMATE. ****ADVISED CUSTOMER THAT AIR BAG SYSTEM IS NOT OPERATIONAL UNTIL REPAIRS ARE MADE AND OTHER AIRBAGS WILL NOT DEPLOY IF IN AN ACCIDENT****
 
DAVE F. gave our service a 5 star review on 3/22/2022

2015 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Ford F-250 Super Duty

Mileage
145,427
Service Date
3/21/2022
Services Performed
  • TRACED AND LOCATED A VACUUM LEAK ON THE RIGHT FRONT HUB ASSEMBLY. SUGGEST INSTALLING A NEW SEAL KIT IN THE RIGHT FRONT HUB, RECHECK. INSTALLED NEW SEAL SET FOR RIGHT FRONT HUB ASSEMBLY, AUTOLOCK FOR THE 4WD IS OPERATING NORMALLY AT THIS TIME.
  • REPLACE RIGHT FRONT HUB SEALS AND O RING
  • REPLACE LEFT OUTER TIE ROD
  • REPLACE TIE ROD AT PITMAN ARM
  • REPLACE TRACK ROD BUSHING
  • REPLACE AXLE TRACK BAR BALL JOINT
  • REPLACE RIGHT FRONT UPPER & LOWER BALL JOINTS
  • 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 CUSTOMER SUPPLIED HEADLIGHT & FOG LIGHT BULBS
 
BARBARA B. gave our service a 5 star review on 3/21/2022

2015 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Ford F-350 Super Duty

Mileage
126,474
Service Date
3/3/2022
Services Performed
  • REPLACE FRONT SHOCKS
  • REPLACE REAR SHOCKS
  • PERFORM TRANSMISSION SERVICE
  • PERFORM FRONT DIFFERENTIAL FLUID
  • PERFORM REAR DIFFERENTIAL FLUID SERVICE
  • DRAIN PLUG IS STARTING TO STRETCH AND IS ROUNDED, REPLACED WITH NEW ONE
  • INSPECTED 4WD SYSTEM, FOUND BOTH FRONT HUB SEALS AND O RINGS HAVE FAILED AND NEED TO BE REPLACED, RE-CHECK. GAINED ACCESS AND INSTALLED NEW FRONT AXLE SEALS WITH RELATED PARTS, RETESTED THE 4X4 AUTO FUNCTION, AT THIS TIME IT IS WORKING AS DESIGNED
  • REPLACE LEFT & RIGHT FRONT HUB SEALS AND O RINGS
  • CHECK COOLING SYSTEM, CUSTOMER STATES THAT AFTER WE REPAIRED COOLANT LEAK, NOTICED THAT RESERVOIR WAS EMPTY. ADDED COOLANT AND NOW SYSTEM IS OVERFULL
  • 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.
 
ROBERT F. gave our service a 5 star review on 3/3/2022

2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Ford F-350 Super Duty

Mileage
84,602
Service Date
2/18/2022
Services Performed
  • REPLACE FRONT BRAKE PADS & ROTORS
  • BLEEDS BRAKE SYSTEM AND REMOVES CONTAMINATED FLUID FROM THE ENTIRE HYDRAULIC SYSTEM. REPLACES FLUID WITH BG BRAKE FLUID.
 
CHIP R. gave our service a 5 star review on 2/24/2022

2012 Ford Pickup

Ford Pickup

Mileage
196,771
Service Date
2/18/2022
Services Performed
  • INSPECTED AND FOUND SOME FRONT END PARTS LOOSE, REPLACED AND PERFORMED ALIGNMENT, TEST DROVE, OK AT THIS TIME
  • REPLACE BOTH OUTER TIEROD ENDS
  • REPLACE THE TRAC BAR AND TRAC BAR BALL JOINT
  • 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.
  • CUSTOMER STATES WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THE HUBS INSPECTED CUSTOMER WAS LOOKING AT THE PASSENGER SIDE AND THINKS SOMETHING MAY BE FAILING INTERNALLY
  • UPON INSPECTION DID NOT FIND AN ACTIVE FLUID LEAK COMING FROM THE FRONT CALIPERS AT THIS TIME, CALIPERS ARE A SAFETY CONCERN, ADVISED THE CUSTOMER WE RECOMMEND REPLACEMENT OF THE FRONT BRAKE CALIPERS, GAINED ACCESS AND REPLACED BOTH FRONT BRAKE CALIPERS AND FLUSHED THE SYSTEM
  • REPLACE THE FRONT BRAKE CALIPERS
  • BLEEDS BRAKE SYSTEM AND REMOVES CONTAMINATED FLUID FROM THE ENTIRE HYDRAULIC SYSTEM. REPLACES FLUID WITH BG BRAKE FLUID.
 
MARK J. gave our service a 5 star review on 2/24/2022

2008 Cadillac Escalade

Cadillac Escalade

Mileage
146,108
Service Date
2/21/2022
Services Performed
  • UPON INSPECTION PERFORMED A COOLANT PRESSURE TEST, FOUND THAT ONE OF THE HEATER/COOLING LINES FOR THE HVAC SYSTEM IS LEAKING, GAINED ACCESS AND REMOVED FAILED FITTING INSTALLED WITH NEW ON, FILLED AND TOPPED THE COOLANT OFF TO THE PROPER FLUID LEVEL AND RETEST, OK AT THIS TIME CEL WAS ON PRIOR TO REPAIR, NO DIAG PERFORMED
  • 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.
 
BRAD A. gave our service a 5 star review on 2/21/2022