Monday – Friday: 7:30am – 5:30pm

5440 Arapahoe Ave, Unit A, Boulder, CO 80303

Monday – Friday: 7:30am – 5:30pm

5440 Arapahoe Ave, Unit A, Boulder, CO 80303

Independent Motors

Auto Repair in Boulder Since 1983

Those in the know call Independent Motors the car & auto repair shop with a conscience. And we’re proud to do our part in caring for vehicle owners in Boulder & nearby areas.

We opened our garage doors in 1983 to fill the need for a facility that was in line with local core values: Community, Trust and the Environment. These same values sustain us today.

Boulderites continue to trust us with their car and automotive repair and maintenance needs. And for that, we’re grateful to the community and our loyal customers.

Car Repair

Car Repair

Honest car & auto repair services in Boulder since 1983. Expert and certified mechanics ready to help with your automobile repair.

Oil Change


Vehicle maintenance for all domestic, German and Asian automobiles, 1996+. From oil changes to factory-required maintenance.

Auto Tires


Our on-site company Boulder Tire sells a full range of quality passenger, performance, light truck, and commercial tires.

Skilled Mechanics Who Love Cars

Boulder’s One-Stop Auto Repair Shop

We are your one-stop-shop for automobiles, cars, vans, trucks, SUVs and other motor vehicle repairs for people living in and near Boulder. And we also sell tires!

Brake repair and replacement jobs. Brake, clutch and power steering fluid flushes…

We sell, repair, and change tires– and can even store your snow tires!

Is your Engine Check Light on or flashing? Don’t panic. We’ll find the answer.

We’ll get your air conditioning / heating unit back in working order.

We offer vehicle inspections and can do detailed diagnostics on your auto.

Need a tune-up? Just give us a call to schedule an appointment.

Oil changes, tune-ups, coolant system flushes and more…

All factory-required maintenance services for all vehicles 1996+.

Strut and shock replacement, alignments, tire rotation and balancing…

We service and maintain Domestic, German, Japanese and Korean vehicles from 1996+ including:

Domestic Car Repair

German Car Repair

Japanese & Korean Car Repair

We’re PACE-certified in:

  • energy efficiency
  • waste diversion
  • water efficiency

Running a green auto repair business has always been one of our top goals here at Independent Motors. In fact, we were one of the first Boulder businesses to go green. We joined Partners for a Clean Environment (PACE) when it began in 1993. And we were one of the very first to invest in clean and renewable energy by enrolling in the Xcel Energy Windsource for Business Program in the 1990s.

We got even greener by using eco-friendly best practices in the design and building of our state-of-the-art auto repair facility in 2013. That has really paid off.

Today our commitment to environmental sustainability is stronger than ever.

Owner of Independent Motors.

We’ve been treating customers like family since I started Independent Motors in 1983. We’re still locally-owned and family-operated.

If you’re looking for competent, fair and honest auto repair and maintenance shop, call us to at (303) 449-8949. You’ll be glad you did! And so will the environment.

We Are Proud Of Our Customers​​

Over 80% of Our Business is Referrals

And repeat business! Why? Because we treat our customers the way we want to be treated: fair and honest. At Independent Motors, we have a reputation built on trust. And we’re known for providing automotive service excellence.

Our skilled ASE certified automobile technicians and master mechanics have years of experience under their belts. They have access to the best clean & green auto repair technology and bring that knowledge to every motor vehicle they service.

In addition, we only do vehicle repairs that are needed and inform our customers accordingly. Since we don’t have any commission-based salespeople, no one is trying to sell you repairs you don’t need.

"My family and I have used Independent Motors for a very long time, (around 35 years I think), trusting them with old cars and new to do anything needed. They always do great work, carefully, correctly and quickly, are excellent at leveling with the customer about what needs to be done immediately or can wait to be done in future. The customer service is as superb as their mechanical work, it doesn't come better than this. I can't thank them enough for their excellent service. They are simply the best."
-- Susan
"Hands down the best experience I had in working with a Shop. They were able to narrow down the issue with my truck and not give me the run around like other Shops/Dealerships. They did not try to sell me on anything and only informed me of what actually needed to be done to get optimal performance out of my truck. Not only were they honest and great at what they do, they were able to get me my truck in a timely fashion! I will never take my truck elsewhere and highly recommend them for all your vehicle needs! A huge thank you to the staff for their excellent service and open line of communication!"
-- JayCee

Dave Won’t Take His Trucks Anywhere Else

I've been coming to Independent Motors for over 25 years. I don’t trust anyone else with my trucks. Independent Motors helped me to get over 380K miles on my 2000 Tacoma!
-- Dave
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We offer the best vehicle repair services for Boulder County, Longmont, Louisville, Lafayette, Erie, Niwot, Nederland and Superior Colorado.