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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

2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Subaru XV Crosstrek

Mileage
137,528
Service Date
1/30/2020
Services Performed
  • REPLACE THE REAR BRAKE PADS AND RESURFACE THE REAR ROTORS
  • REPLACE THE RIGHT FRONT WHEEL SPEED SENSOR
  • REPLACE THE SPARK PLUGS
  • UPON INSPECTION SCANNED THE VEHICLE FOR TROUBLE CODE, FOUND TROUBLE CODES C1211 Right front wheel speed sensor open or high input TEST DROVE THE VEHICLE WITH ABS LIVE DATA AND FOUND THAT THE RIGHT FRONT SPEED SENSOR SIGNAL IS MISSING, RACKED THE VEHICLE FOR INSPECTION, FOUND THAT THE RIGHT FRONT SPEED SENSOR WIRING HAS BEEN DAMAGED, WILL NEED TO REPLACE THE RIGHT FRONT ABS WIRE/SENSOR ASSEMBLY AND THEN RETEST, INSTALLED RIGHT FRONT ABS WIRE/SENSOR CLEARED THE TROUBLE CODE, RETEST, NO FURTHER TROUBLE CODES ON AT THIS TIME
 
DIANE L. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/31/2020

2006 Ford Pickup

Ford Pickup

Mileage
310,197
Service Date
1/8/2020
Services Performed
  • INSTALLED NEW ENGINE AIR FILTER
  • REPLACE THE #4 FUEL INJECTOR
  • REPLACE THE FICM
  • REPLACE THE FUEL FILTERS
  • REPLACE THE FUEL INJECTOR HARNESS
  • REPLACE THE GLOW PLUG CONTROLER
  • UPON INSPECTION SCANNED THE VEHICLE FOR TROUBLE CODES, FOUND TROUBLE CODES: P0611 Fuel Injector Control Module Performance P1378 Fuel Injection Control Module Circuit Low Voltage P0261 Cylinder 1 Injector Circuit Low P0270 Cylinder 4 Injector Circuit Low P0674 Cylinder 4 Glow Plug Circuit Fault UPON INSPECTION THE FUEL INJECTOR HARNESS, FOUND THAT THE PLASTIC PORTION OF THE HARNESS IS VERY BRITTLE AND FALLING APART, REPLACED THE FUEL INJECTION WIRING HARNESS AND RETEST, STILL HAVE A NO START CONDITION, INSPECTED THE FICM TO MAKE SURE THERE IS NO LOOSE CONNECTION, GOOD, TESTED FOR POWER AND GROUND, FOUND THAT THE PLUG ON THE FICM THAT SUPPLIES POWER TO FUEL INJECTORS 1, 4 ,6 AND 7 IS SUPPLYING NO POWER, FICM HAS SHORTED OUT INTERNALLY AND WILL NEED TO BE REPLACED, INSTALLED NEW FICM AND RETEST, VEHICLE WILL START HOWEVER IT IS RUNNING ROUGH AND MISSING, PERFORMED A CYLINDER CONTRIBUTION TEST AND FOUND THAT THE #4 FUEL INJECTOR IS BAD, RECOMMEND REPLACING THE #4 FUEL INJECTOR AND GLOW PLUG CONTROLLER (NO SUPPLYING POWER TO THE #4 GLOW PLUG) AND THEN RETESTING, REPLACED THE #4 FUEL INJECTOR AND GLOW PLUG CONTROLLER, REPLACED THE FUEL FILTERS AND RETEST, AT THIS TIME VEHICLE IS STARTING, NO FURTHER ISSUES AT THIS TIME
  • TOW BILL
 
GEORGE V. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/11/2020

2011 Ford Pickup

Ford Pickup

Mileage
98,794
Service Date
12/9/2019
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 FUEL FILTERS AND DRAIN THE WATER IN FUEL SEPARATOR
 
BUNKY M. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/27/2019

2019 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Ford F-350 Super Duty

Mileage
45,606
Service Date
12/24/2019
Services Performed
  • INSTALL CAMBER KIT ON THE LEFT FRONT
  • 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.
 
ROSS P. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/24/2019

2008 Toyota Tacoma

Toyota Tacoma

Mileage
160,417
Service Date
12/10/2019
Services Performed
  • PER CUSTOMER REQUEST INSTALLED CUSTOMER PROVIDED PASSENGER FRONT WHEEL WELL LINER
  • REPLACE THE SPARK PLUGS
  • SERVICE THE FRONT DIFFERENTIAL FLUID
  • SERVICE THE MANUAL TRANSMISSION FLUID
  • SERVICE THE REAR DIFFERENTIAL FLUID
  • SERVICE THE TRANSFER CASE FLUID
 
RILEY A. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/19/2019

2010 Toyota Tundra

Toyota Tundra

Mileage
203,390
Service Date
11/26/2019
Services Performed
  • UPON INSPECTION TEST DROVE THE VEHICLE TO VERIFY THE CUSTOMERS CONCERN, WAS ABLE TO FEEL THE CUSTOMERS CONCERN, RACKED THE VEHICLE FOR INSPECTION, FRONT END COMPONENTS ARE OK AT THIS TIME, ADVISED THE CUSTOMER THE RACK AND PINION IS STARTING TO LEAK OUT OF THE PASSENGER SIDE AND THE DRIVER SIDE BOOT IS TORN, ALSO ADVISED THE CUSTOMER THAT THE FRONT BRAKES ARE DUE TO BE REPLACED, WOULD RECOMMEND THAT THE FRONT TIRES BE RE BALANCED, CUSTOMER WILL RETURN TO THE TIRE STORE TO HAVE THE BALANCE PERFORMED
 
MATT M. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/15/2019

2005 GMC Sierra

GMC Sierra

Mileage
82,650
Service Date
12/12/2019
Services Performed
  • PER CUSTOMER REQUEST REPLACE THE E-BRAKE HANDLE AND CABLE
 
JERRY M. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/12/2019

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