Independent Motors

  • 4.8 of 5 stars
14 reviews

5440 Arapahoe Ave #A, Boulder, CO 80303, us

(303) 449-8949


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They are always honest
They are competent
Their repair price is reasonable
They complete the work in a timely manner
They respond well when they screw something up
They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
They are always honest
I would use this mechanic again
I would recommend this mechanic to others
They fix the problem the first time
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
Nov 07, 2011
Oct 02, 2004
Works mainly on Japanese cars and have been a trusted mechanic in the heart of Boulder for many years. Good, honest people.
Dec 08, 2009
I am so happy that I finally found a reliable mechanic. IP has been in business in Boulder for 20-something years. The whole group at Independent Motors is great--from the garage mechanics to the desk guys, whom are also mechanics. They are friendly and competent and most importantly, honest. I have a Nissan Pathfinder. In one instance, I was told by a different shop that specializes in tires and brakes that I needed new brakes ASAP. I was suspicious so I decided to get a second opinion at IP. As it turned out, I didn't need brakes at all. The brakes just needed to be adjusted slightly so that more pad was visible and availalbe for braking. So they adjusted my brakes for me AT NO CHARGE. They could have easily screwed me in the deal since I went in thinking that I MAY need new brakes, but they didn't do that. I also have friends with subarus, toyotas, and fords that go to IP and are very happy. Having a great mechanic is reason enough for me to never leave Boulder!
Nov 07, 2011
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Nov 27, 2007
Bill and the crew at Independent Motors have rebuilt engines, done normal maintenance, and kept three cars of mine going for decades. One lasted 325,000 miles another still going strong @ 184,000. They suggest future items and have always been super. I've never had an issue. Frequently I don't even remember to get estimates anymore. I wish everyone did business like this!
Nov 07, 2011
Dec 17, 2009
Taking your car in to be worked on can be very tough on some of us. Independent Motors has put me at ease. They have been there for over twenty-five years, and have always been known as a place women could be comfortable doing business with. Highly recommended.
Jan 09, 2010
They do business the old fashioned way: relate personally in a warm, concerned, friendly manner. They'll also fix some minor thing on the spot without charge.
Jan 23, 2010
I have taken my older model Subaru to the great guys at Independent for many years - they have always done excellent work. They go out of their way to look for used parts to save me money and I feel completely comfortable that they are only doing the work that is necessary. They were also helpful when I was looking for a good reliable used car for my teenage daughter and gave advice on years and models to look for and avoid.
Feb 22, 2010
Great people, Great service.

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