Gary's Auto Service

★★★★☆
Open Monday-Friday 7:30 AM-5:30 PM Phone often answered after hours. For tow call: 720-232-2577
39.7357 -104.998
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303-744-6362

1216 Santa Fe Drive

Denver, CO

80204

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About Gary's Auto Service

Hours
Monday: 08:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Tuesday: 08:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Wednesday: 08:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Thursday: 08:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Friday: 08:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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I'm new to town and I had some minor car issues that I tried to fix and failed, so I needed a mechanic.I found this shop with Google review and since it was in my neighborhood and had great comments I decided to try Gary's. The owner is very friendly and seemed trustworthy. He had his mechanics fix my problem within about 30 minutes and only charged me $10. I have been recommending this shop to friends and if I ever have any more car problems this is where I will go. I'm so glad I found a good shop on the first try.

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I'm new to town and I had some minor car issues that I tried to fix and failed, so I needed a mechanic.I found this shop with Google review and since it was in my neighborhood and had great comments I decided to try Gary's. The owner is very friendly and seemed trustworthy. He had his mechanics fix my problem within about 30 minutes and only charged me $10. I have been recommending this shop to friends and if I ever have any more car problems this is where I will go. I'm so glad I found a good shop on the first try.

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Who shows up for the first time from out of town at a busy auto repair shop less than 2 hours from closing and realistically expects the attention normally reserved for long time customers? I certainly don't, and yet that perfectly describes the friendly warmth and professional care I received at Gary's. My old 1990 Grand Voyager started "acting up" as I prepared to head back to Colorado Springs.

Having no way to leave the van overnight they generously made time for me. When they were done and returned my keys they also returned my confidence that I could make the trip back to the Springs with my daughter safely. You can't put a price on something like that.

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★★★★★

Who shows up for the first time from out of town at a busy auto repair shop less than 2 hours from closing and realistically expects the attention normally reserved for long time customers? I certainly don't, and yet that perfectly describes the friendly warmth and professional care I received at Gary's. My old 1990 Grand Voyager started "acting up" as I prepared to head back to Colorado Springs.

Having no way to leave the van overnight they generously made time for me. When they were done and returned my keys they also returned my confidence that I could make the trip back to the Springs with my daughter safely. You can't put a price on something like that.

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I have had my cars repaired here for the last 6 years and couldn't be happier! The owner, Dan, and the mechanics are very professional and knowledgable and friendly. They have been very supportive of my emergency situations as I'm alone. They will also shuttle you to and from, if necessary. I have NO need to look elsewhere ever again, they are truly honest, dependable, competent and TOP NOTCH!!!

5
★★★★★

I have had my cars repaired here for the last 6 years and couldn't be happier! The owner, Dan, and the mechanics are very professional and knowledgable and friendly. They have been very supportive of my emergency situations as I'm alone. They will also shuttle you to and from, if necessary. I have NO need to look elsewhere ever again, they are truly honest, dependable, competent and TOP NOTCH!!!

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I liked this mechanic very much.

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I liked this mechanic very much.

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Since moving to Laporte Colorado from Nebraska 4 months ago my van had not needed any maintenance... until the alternator died. I was in Denver visiting my kids and had no idea what to do or where to go. Someone suggested Gary's Auto Service and I'm so glad they did. Dan gave me a number to get the van towed to his shop and gave me a ride after it was done to pick it up. Before he started the work he called to confirm what, how, why, and how much it would cost me to fix it. He made me feel comfortable; like I was back home in Nebraska. Thanks Dan, looking back I wouldn't change a thing!

5
★★★★★

Since moving to Laporte Colorado from Nebraska 4 months ago my van had not needed any maintenance... until the alternator died. I was in Denver visiting my kids and had no idea what to do or where to go. Someone suggested Gary's Auto Service and I'm so glad they did. Dan gave me a number to get the van towed to his shop and gave me a ride after it was done to pick it up. Before he started the work he called to confirm what, how, why, and how much it would cost me to fix it. He made me feel comfortable; like I was back home in Nebraska. Thanks Dan, looking back I wouldn't change a thing!

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I've been dealing with car problems for months and I would have to say this is one of the better auto service mechanics that I've brought my car too. They aren't the cheapest but they perform thorough and quality work which I understand now is key to ensuring your car's longevity.

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★★★★☆

I've been dealing with car problems for months and I would have to say this is one of the better auto service mechanics that I've brought my car too. They aren't the cheapest but they perform thorough and quality work which I understand now is key to ensuring your car's longevity.

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I'd been complaining about the condition of my car for a while, so my husband found this business through the Car Guys website. I have problems with car mechanics and usually take a male with me to speak to any of them because they always seem to want to take advantage of my gender. Dan was very friendly and straight-forward, never treated me 'like a girl.' The diagnosis was quick and the repairs were performed in a very timely manner. The costs came in well below what we had anticipated. It's so comforting to know there's a repair shop I can actually trust with my vehicle's maintenance, and to treat me like a human being! Thanks to everyone at Gary's!

5
★★★★★

I'd been complaining about the condition of my car for a while, so my husband found this business through the Car Guys website. I have problems with car mechanics and usually take a male with me to speak to any of them because they always seem to want to take advantage of my gender. Dan was very friendly and straight-forward, never treated me 'like a girl.' The diagnosis was quick and the repairs were performed in a very timely manner. The costs came in well below what we had anticipated. It's so comforting to know there's a repair shop I can actually trust with my vehicle's maintenance, and to treat me like a human being! Thanks to everyone at Gary's!

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My car broke down and was towed to the auto body shop next door due to a mistake by my insurance company's roadside assistance. Luckily for me, there was a mechanic right there also! Dan explained everything that was wrong, the work turned out to cost less than the estimate he gave me, and he quoted me for some other work I needed to have done. When I took my car back for the other repairs, he let me know that half of what he quoted me ended up not being needed, so I got the additional repairs done for half of the estimated price! So glad to have found a mechanic I can trust!

5
★★★★★

My car broke down and was towed to the auto body shop next door due to a mistake by my insurance company's roadside assistance. Luckily for me, there was a mechanic right there also! Dan explained everything that was wrong, the work turned out to cost less than the estimate he gave me, and he quoted me for some other work I needed to have done. When I took my car back for the other repairs, he let me know that half of what he quoted me ended up not being needed, so I got the additional repairs done for half of the estimated price! So glad to have found a mechanic I can trust!

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Gary's is Honest, reliable, fair, & trustworthy. We came to Denver for a Rockies game, and the hotel was going to charge us $35/day ($70 total) to park our Ford F150. We needed an oil change, so instead of paying to park, we took the truck to Gary's. We stayed 2 nights, and they let us keep the truck overnight both nights. They only charged $48. Basically we got the oil change we needed and FREE parking. They did a great job, and we will come back.

5
★★★★★

Gary's is Honest, reliable, fair, & trustworthy. We came to Denver for a Rockies game, and the hotel was going to charge us $35/day ($70 total) to park our Ford F150. We needed an oil change, so instead of paying to park, we took the truck to Gary's. We stayed 2 nights, and they let us keep the truck overnight both nights. They only charged $48. Basically we got the oil change we needed and FREE parking. They did a great job, and we will come back.

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This shop is awesome. I have used Gary's 3 or 4 times now and Dan and his crew have done great work. My car is at that stage where it needs TLC and they have delivered. Dan has picked me up and been very pleasant to work with. His prices have been very reasonable. Try him once and you'll go back..

5
★★★★★

This shop is awesome. I have used Gary's 3 or 4 times now and Dan and his crew have done great work. My car is at that stage where it needs TLC and they have delivered. Dan has picked me up and been very pleasant to work with. His prices have been very reasonable. Try him once and you'll go back..

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I needed rear struts badly, and after checking several auto repair locations on the internet, I found Gary's - my lucky day. They came and picked up my vehicle on a "snow day", made repairs the same day, picked me up and took me back to the shop to get my car. The cost was reasonable, the service was prompt, the employees friendly - even the decor of the office is pretty neat with local artists' works displayed. I can only say I would definitely recommend Gary's to anyone looking for fair, honest, fast service. I also want to mention that I am a senior citizen, and was treated with courtesy and respect. So, seniors, there you go! Thanks, Dan!

5
★★★★★

I needed rear struts badly, and after checking several auto repair locations on the internet, I found Gary's - my lucky day. They came and picked up my vehicle on a "snow day", made repairs the same day, picked me up and took me back to the shop to get my car. The cost was reasonable, the service was prompt, the employees friendly - even the decor of the office is pretty neat with local artists' works displayed. I can only say I would definitely recommend Gary's to anyone looking for fair, honest, fast service. I also want to mention that I am a senior citizen, and was treated with courtesy and respect. So, seniors, there you go! Thanks, Dan!

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I had a horrible experience with the current owner of this place. He has a very short temper and is very disrespectful. I had been referred to him and when I got my car back it was not working properly. When I called to talk to the owner he was extremely defensive, rude, and unprofessional. The friend that referred me assured me that the old owner, Gary, would have never treated a customer as poor as the current owner, Dan, does. Neither of us will be returning to this store. I will be taking my car someplace else.

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I had a horrible experience with the current owner of this place. He has a very short temper and is very disrespectful. I had been referred to him and when I got my car back it was not working properly. When I called to talk to the owner he was extremely defensive, rude, and unprofessional. The friend that referred me assured me that the old owner, Gary, would have never treated a customer as poor as the current owner, Dan, does. Neither of us will be returning to this store. I will be taking my car someplace else.

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My father and mother drove into town from California and my dad's engine light came on. dan was extremely helpful and checked everything. It was just a sensor and they replaced it for minimal charge. Dan was so respectful and helpful to my father- my dad still asks how he s doing.

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My father and mother drove into town from California and my dad's engine light came on. dan was extremely helpful and checked everything. It was just a sensor and they replaced it for minimal charge. Dan was so respectful and helpful to my father- my dad still asks how he s doing.

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Not sure where those few negative reviews came from. My experiences with Gary's have been very pleasant. Every time I go in, I see happy customers. You walk in and it feels like Cheers--although, from what Dan tells me, lots of their clientele are young.

I'm in my 20s. My girlfriend found Gary's via tons of positive reviews on Google Maps, Car Talk, and InsiderPages. She got lots of much-needed car work done for $600. Based on her recommendation, I got my car's overheating problem fixed with Gary's. Later, I went back to them after my 2003 VW failed emissions. They scheduled me in quick. Couple days later, I passed emissions with flying colors. I've got more work that needs to be done, and of course I'm going to Gary's for it.

In regards to pricing... No, Gary's isn't the cheapest--but I don't expect them to be. I don't WANT them to be. From my experience, price competitive auto repair shops are extremely shady. At least at Gary's, I know my hard-earned money is well-spent.

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Not sure where those few negative reviews came from. My experiences with Gary's have been very pleasant. Every time I go in, I see happy customers. You walk in and it feels like Cheers--although, from what Dan tells me, lots of their clientele are young.

I'm in my 20s. My girlfriend found Gary's via tons of positive reviews on Google Maps, Car Talk, and InsiderPages. She got lots of much-needed car work done for $600. Based on her recommendation, I got my car's overheating problem fixed with Gary's. Later, I went back to them after my 2003 VW failed emissions. They scheduled me in quick. Couple days later, I passed emissions with flying colors. I've got more work that needs to be done, and of course I'm going to Gary's for it.

In regards to pricing... No, Gary's isn't the cheapest--but I don't expect them to be. I don't WANT them to be. From my experience, price competitive auto repair shops are extremely shady. At least at Gary's, I know my hard-earned money is well-spent.

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I drove to Denver (4 hours one way) to get my car fixed last year. He fixed it and checked some other things that I had concerns with for no additional fee. I started having a similar issue with my car. I called him and asked for advice since I live so far away. Not only did he remember me, he remembered the service to the car and gave me great advice on how to fix my car! AWESOME!

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★★★★★

I drove to Denver (4 hours one way) to get my car fixed last year. He fixed it and checked some other things that I had concerns with for no additional fee. I started having a similar issue with my car. I called him and asked for advice since I live so far away. Not only did he remember me, he remembered the service to the car and gave me great advice on how to fix my car! AWESOME!

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This shop has been the best kept secret in Denver for a lot of years. They are honest, straight forward, and give great value for the money. Good communication. I trust them implicitly.

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This shop has been the best kept secret in Denver for a lot of years. They are honest, straight forward, and give great value for the money. Good communication. I trust them implicitly.

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I took my car to Gary's and couldn't be more pleased. They called with an exact price before starting my work and the repairs were done promptly and at the price quoted. They are very honest. Finally, an auto repair shop I can trust! They also gave me a ride to work after I dropped the car off and picked me up when the repairs were done. Apparently they do that for all their customers.

5
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I took my car to Gary's and couldn't be more pleased. They called with an exact price before starting my work and the repairs were done promptly and at the price quoted. They are very honest. Finally, an auto repair shop I can trust! They also gave me a ride to work after I dropped the car off and picked me up when the repairs were done. Apparently they do that for all their customers.

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Gary's Auto Service is a respectable auto shop. They fixed my car quickly, were very friendly, honest and helpful. I definitely recommend them. I'm glad I found a trustworthy mechanic. Thank you!

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Gary's Auto Service is a respectable auto shop. They fixed my car quickly, were very friendly, honest and helpful. I definitely recommend them. I'm glad I found a trustworthy mechanic. Thank you!

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Gary's Auto Service is a rare find; fair estimates and quick service. We have been taking our cars here for years and have never been disappointed. Gary has been a godsend in keeping my teenage daughter's car on the road. (You people with teen drivers know what I'm talking about) Anytime I call he gets her right in. He and his staff are the most honest and helpful mechanics I've ever dealt with in over 30 years of driving. There's a reason that his place is always full of cars...They're very good at their job!

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Gary's Auto Service is a rare find; fair estimates and quick service. We have been taking our cars here for years and have never been disappointed. Gary has been a godsend in keeping my teenage daughter's car on the road. (You people with teen drivers know what I'm talking about) Anytime I call he gets her right in. He and his staff are the most honest and helpful mechanics I've ever dealt with in over 30 years of driving. There's a reason that his place is always full of cars...They're very good at their job!

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Gary's Auto Service is the only place I will take my truck in Denver. They are the most honest, informative and dependable shop in town. The turnaround is always quick and they will go the extra mile in explaining and showing you your automobiles situation. I have been to Gary's many times and I am never dissapointed. They are always there for you and will even help you get a tow when you're stuck. Thanks Gary for helping us out in all of our times of need. You're the best!

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Gary's Auto Service is the only place I will take my truck in Denver. They are the most honest, informative and dependable shop in town. The turnaround is always quick and they will go the extra mile in explaining and showing you your automobiles situation. I have been to Gary's many times and I am never dissapointed. They are always there for you and will even help you get a tow when you're stuck. Thanks Gary for helping us out in all of our times of need. You're the best!

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Gary's is truly a diamond in the rough! A man to his word, Gary gives fair and accurate estimates and backs up his work with his guarantee. I feel fortunate to have found a honest mechanic so close to my home. Thanks!!

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★★★★★

Gary's is truly a diamond in the rough! A man to his word, Gary gives fair and accurate estimates and backs up his work with his guarantee. I feel fortunate to have found a honest mechanic so close to my home. Thanks!!

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I am new to the area and read the review below on Gary's Auto Service and decided to give them a call. Gary was very nice a friendly. I just need a wire repaired but he was very thorough when inspecting my car to see what the problem was. He also seemed to know what he was talking about with out talking down to me or trying to confuse me. I feel like this happens to me allot, like they are trying to complicate the situation so that that they can charge you more money. Gary did not do this at all. He called me with an estimate when she said he would. When I went to pick up my car the total was less than the estimate! How is that for an honest auto mechanic?! I would highly recommend taking your car here. Now that I feel that I can trust him with the little things on my car I would feel very comfortable taking my car here if I ever need major repairs.

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I am new to the area and read the review below on Gary's Auto Service and decided to give them a call. Gary was very nice a friendly. I just need a wire repaired but he was very thorough when inspecting my car to see what the problem was. He also seemed to know what he was talking about with out talking down to me or trying to confuse me. I feel like this happens to me allot, like they are trying to complicate the situation so that that they can charge you more money. Gary did not do this at all. He called me with an estimate when she said he would. When I went to pick up my car the total was less than the estimate! How is that for an honest auto mechanic?! I would highly recommend taking your car here. Now that I feel that I can trust him with the little things on my car I would feel very comfortable taking my car here if I ever need major repairs.

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I went to Gary's auto service when my truck would not start. It ended up being a broken fuel pump, but the turn around time was fast and there was not an extreme markup on the price of the part. Also the labor was just about the amount of time it usually takes.

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I went to Gary's auto service when my truck would not start. It ended up being a broken fuel pump, but the turn around time was fast and there was not an extreme markup on the price of the part. Also the labor was just about the amount of time it usually takes.

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Gary's Auto Service has been a godsend. Gary is actually that rare breed - an honest auto mechanic. He never overcharges, and gives estimates that are as close to the mark as possible. He takes all makes and models of cars. The only drawback is that the shop closes at 5 p.m.

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★★★★★

Gary's Auto Service has been a godsend. Gary is actually that rare breed - an honest auto mechanic. He never overcharges, and gives estimates that are as close to the mark as possible. He takes all makes and models of cars. The only drawback is that the shop closes at 5 p.m.

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I have gone to Gary's Auto on Alameda for 6-7 years; he is without a doubt the most trustworthy, highly qualified mechanic I have ever worked with. And he hires good mechanics! Not only will he chat with you while your car is serviced, he's worked with me on "payments" when the bill was over my budget. People who know Gary, know that he is as well versed in the law and politics, as he is in auto mechanics. You just cannot help but like Gary - he's got a story for everything; a real renaissance man!

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★★★★★

I have gone to Gary's Auto on Alameda for 6-7 years; he is without a doubt the most trustworthy, highly qualified mechanic I have ever worked with. And he hires good mechanics! Not only will he chat with you while your car is serviced, he's worked with me on "payments" when the bill was over my budget. People who know Gary, know that he is as well versed in the law and politics, as he is in auto mechanics. You just cannot help but like Gary - he's got a story for everything; a real renaissance man!

Pros: Trustworthiness, Reputable, Customer Service

Cons: None

Message from Gary's Auto Service

Since 1984 Gary's Auto Service has provided personal service and quality repairs on all makes and models, including today's newest and most complex foriegn and domestic vehicles.

No job is too big or too small. Come in and see why our customers call us "The Best Shop in Denver". We're consistently rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau!

Member of the Santa Fe Arts District, we also display artwork of our customers on-site.

Free shuttle service to work or home!

More about Gary's Auto Service

Auto maintenance, auto service, including: oil changes, tune-ups, suspension, steering, brakes, air conditioning service, radiator repair, engine repair, transmission service, electrical repair, charging system repair, batteries, ignition repairs, powertrain management repairs, exhaust repair, catalytic converter replacement, mufflers, timing belt replacement, shocks, struts, water pump replacement, HVAC repair and service. We provide great service at reasonable prices...true value!

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