*To reduce coronavirus spread: When you drop off your car for your appointment, please use our key drop, then call us ASAP at (303) 449-8949.

#1 Auto Repair Shop in Boulder Since 1983

Those in the know call Independent Motors the auto repair shop with a conscience. And we’re proud to do our part of caring for vehicle owners living in and near Boulder, CO. And the environment.

We opened our garage doors in 1983 to fill the need for a Boulder auto repair service facility that was in line with local core values: Community, Trust and the Environment. These same values sustain us in 2020.

To this day, families and local residents continue to trust us with their automobile repair, service and maintenance. To some, we’re a family tradition. And for that, we’re grateful to the community and our loyal customers.

Over 80% of Our Auto Repair Business is Referrals 

And repeat business! Why? Because we treat our customers the way that we want to be treated: fair and honest. Skilled master mechanics and technicians have years of automobile service experience under their belts. They have access to the best in clean & eco-friendly vehicle repair technology and bring that knowledge to every motor vehicle they service.

Boulder’s One-Stop Motor Vehicle Repair Shop

Our service facility is second to none. We are your one-stop-shop for Automobile, Car, Van, Truck, SUV & other motor vehicle repairs for people living in and near Boulder. And we also sell tires!

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

Green Auto Repair Since 1993

Running a green auto repair business is one of our top goals here at Independent Motors. We’re one of the first businesses in Boulder to join Partners for a Clean Environment (PACE) since it began back in 1993.

Moreover, we’re one of the first local businesses to invest in clean and renewable energy, enrolling in the Xcel Energy Windsource for Business Program in the 1990s.

Building a state-of-the-art auto repair facility with eco-friendly best practices has paid off. As a result, we are one of only three local businesses to have earned triple PACE Certifications.

Independent Motors Holds 3 PACE Certificates

Today, our commitment to environmental sustainability is stronger than ever. We’re proud to be acknowledged as the first auto repair shop in Boulder to earn all three honours:

  • Waste Diversion
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Water Efficiency

I’m Bill Bender, Owner of Independent Motors. If you’re looking for reputable auto repair near you, I invite you to visit us and schedule an appointment by calling (303) 449-8949. You’ll be glad you did! And so will the environment.

Bill Bender, Owner and Founder

Is your Engine Check Light on or flashing? Don’t panic. We’ll find the answer. Book an appointment with us for a Free Check Engine Light Scan. It is our goal that your vehicle is safe, clean and in excellent working condition when you leave our auto repair shop.

Bill Bender, Owner and Founder since 1983



Our auto repair shop services all domestic, German and Asian cars and trucks, years 1996+, but we specialize in:

Subaru Repair

Subaru Repair

honda repair

Honda Repair

MINI Cooper Repair in Boulder, CO

MINI Cooper Repair

jeep repair

Jeep Repair

Acura Repairs

Acura Repair

Ford Repair in Boulder CO

Ford Repair

Toyota Repair

Toyota Repair

Infiniti Repair

Infiniti Repair

Mitsubishi Repair in Boulder CO

Mitsubishi Repair

Lexus Repair

Lexus Repair

Audi Repair

Audi Repair

Kia Repair

Kia Repair

Nissan Repair

Nissan Repair

Volkswagen Repair

Volkswagen Repair

BMW Repair

BMW Repair

What our long-time customers say


“They do business the old fashioned way: relate personally in a warm, concerned, friendly manner.”

– Review from CarTalk.com

Read more reviews & testimonials for Independent Motors


Makes and Models Serviced from 1996+

marker 5440 Arapahoe Ave, Unit A
Boulder, CO 80303

contact 303-449-8949

operating_hours Mon -Fri 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 pm




Auto Repair Shop in Boulder, CO for Over 30 Years

Guaranteed 12 Month / 12,000 Mile Parts & Labor Warranty.

Vehicle Repair

Repairing automobiles in Boulder, CO, for over 30 years and still going strong.


Scheduled Maintenance

Vehicle maintenance for domestic, German and Asian automobiles.


Deals on Tires

Our sister company, Boulder Tire, sells a full range of quality tires. These include passenger, performance, light truck, and commercial tires.


Oil Change

Oil changes include additional inspections with every oil change we do.



Ride our morning shuttle anywhere in Boulder.


Loaner Cars & Bikes

Schedule a loaner car or bike when you make your appointment.