Toyota Repair in Boulder, CO

Toyota Repair Specialists

Toyota Repair in Boulder, CO. Call (303) 449-8949 to Book a Free Initial Auto Repair Assessment.

Toyota auto repair gurus in Boulder!

Owner Bill Bender became a big fan of Toyota cars & vehicles in the late 1990s. “Other than the fact they build great vehicles, I like Toyota because they really stand behind their product. I remember when 4Runners in the 1990s had head gasket problems. Toyota did a voluntary recall on the 3.0L V-6 engines and really stepped up and took care of their customers. Not only did they extend the warranty for many more miles and years, but they even reimbursed many of our customers for the related repairs we performed! Take notice Subaru!”

We don’t just do Toyota Repair, many of our employees own them!

We like the Toyota brand so much that many of our employees own and drive them, including Bill, Independent Motors’ owner. As a result, Bill is the proud owner of a Toyota Prius since 2006. And if you use our shuttle service, you may get a ride in his, because Bill often drives the shuttle so he can get to know customers—and get out of the office!

Toyota’s Prius was the first mass-produced hybrid electric vehicle, and is the top-selling hybrid in the U.S. Needless to say, it’s very popular in a city as environmentally conscious as Boulder, Colorado.

Your Toyota: Drive with confidence!

Simply put, Toyota produces vehicles that will “drive you forward.” Most of all, Toyota creates a stellar line of the most advanced, reliable and safe vehicles on the market. What’s their secret? It’s simple: the company is always striving to challenge themselves while being innovative with each vehicle they produce. Their vehicles – Toyota cars, SUVS, vans, and trucks – have loads of bragging rights: they are sleek and sporty in design and quality and safety is always guaranteed. They make vehicles for everyone: families, professionals and more. When you own a Toyota, you will be noticed everywhere you go.

Currently servicing model years 1996+

Toyota Cars








Toyota Trucks


Tundra (aka the “Beast”)

Toyota Vans


Toyota SUVs






Land Cruiser

Why Trust Us With Your Toyota Repair?

As Nissan sales in Boulder experienced a decline in the 1980s, Independent Motors expanded its operations to Toyota repair.  Our team of professionals quickly developed expert skills at maintaining the mechanics, performance and durability of the entire line of popular eye-catching vehicles that boast safety and quality.

Common Toyota Repairs

Each Toyota has its own personality, strengths and weaknesses. Over the years we’ve become experts in identifying and making some of the most common Toyota Repairs including:

  • Brake vibration from warped rotors
  • Oil leaks from valve cover gaskets
  • Oil leaks from rear axles seals
  • Front axle boots torn
  • Coolant leaks from water pumps
  • Timing belt replacement

Toyota Repair Costs:

Repairs can be costly, especially if the issue requires us to work on the timing belt and clutch. Most noteworthy is that we help reduce repair costs by prioritizing important repairs that need immediate attention versus those that can wait. We source the best parts for your money and provide the best technicians to work on your vehicle. That’s what makes our prices very competitive. All of our technicians treat each vehicle as if it were there very own, and that’s what makes us stand out from the competition.

Toyota Parts:

We use Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts only if they are cost-efficient. And we will source equally durable aftermarket parts if need be.

FAQs About Your Toyota: Yes, Information Is Power

One thing is certain – we know that most car owners have very good judgement when it comes to buying and owning a car. Owning a vehicle is a major investment for most people and when it comes to repairing them you can count on us. So with maintenance, you want to be extra sure your Toyota goes into a reputable, knowledgeable and reliable auto repair shop. Independent Motors is backed by many years of experience and has specialized expertise to answer the most frequently asked questions about your Toyota.

Read on….

How often do I need to change my oil?

Every 3,000 miles for conventional or 5,000 miles for synthetic, keeping a close eye on oil level between changes.

Why does my Toyota shake or vibrate when I brake?

Modern day brake rotors tend to warp, sometimes even before the brake pads wear out. Depending on how bad they warp they may require replacing.  It is advisable to replace the brake rotors and pads at the same time. If you experience any of these symptoms call us to schedule a brake inspection. We will inspect all your brakes and let you know what condition they’re in and if they need to be replaced, or if it can wait.

Why do I smell an odor from my engine when driving with the heater on?

Typically the fresh air intake vents for your cabin are located directly behind the hood covering in the engine compartment. When oil leaks in the engine compartment the odor is sucked into the vents and blown inside the passenger cabin. When you smell anything unusual inside your vehicle it generally means there is a leak somewhere. Leaking valve cover gaskets are common in Toyotas and can give off an oil burning smell inside your vehicle.

Why does my Toyota need the timing belt replaced?

Timing chains are made of steel and do not have specific replacement intervals. They are made from rubber, nylon, polyurethane, carbon and fiberglass and are meant to be replaced at specific time or mileage intervals. They used to be replaced at 60,000 miles, but with the advancement of timing belt materials some can last up to 120,000 miles now. When it breaks it can damage your engine. Replacing a Timing belt is a maintenance repair that should be planned for. It’s more cost effective to replace other engine components at the same time when replacing the timing belt. Instead of giving a cheaper over the phone quote in order to “get you in, we quote the entire job up front so you know what to expect. But we treat each case differently: you may not absolutely need some other parts depending on their wear and your budget.

Why does my truck “feel loose” in the mountains?

It’s quite common for steering rack bushings to wear.

Why does my Prius consume so much oil?

This is mostly limited to 2010 models. There’s a technical bulletin from Toyota for this regarding excessively long oil change intervals of 10,000 miles and more.

Need a Toyota mechanic to give it the care & service it needs? There’s only one number to call in Boulder, CO.!

Call Independent Motors today: 303.449.8949

Toyota auto repair shop for Boulder, Boulder County, Longmont, Louisville, Lafayette, Erie, Niwot and Nederland, Colorado.

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Boulder, CO 80303

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