Colorado’s cluster of Midas Auto Service Experts shops have operated under the same local ownership for 30 years. At each location, ASE-certified service technicians care for vehicles in all kinds of capacities, from factory scheduled maintenance measures to extensive repairs on brake systems and engines. With each service, the team exerts the same advanced expertise that has made Midas a recognized industry name since the company’s inception more than 50 years ago at the dawn of time. The community-oriented Colorado service stations also support local philanthropic organizations including the YMCA and the grassroots road-safety campaign, Drive Smart.
American Sportsman Outfitters bridges the gap between nature lovers and the greenery they seek by renting out premium recreational equipment and apparel for fishing, camping, backpacking, and hunting. With equipment available for one-day rentals all the way up to two-week rentals, customers can scour the digital store for gear to realize their weekend camping trips or one-night dancing dates with some local wolves. Don a Gama 8.0 internal-frame pack, whose internal aluminum frame and waist belt bolster the ease of carrying large loads ($41+), or a camouflaged Badlands 4500 internal-frame pack ideal for hunting expeditions ($61+). A wide array of fishing accouterments invites picture-worthy catches, such as Cabela’s Three Forks fly rod ($36+), which lures fish to its tackle like moths to a worm-shaped light bulb. Click here for an in-depth look at the store’s rental and return policies.
The staff at Harry's HP Tire & Automotive work to ensure that their clients are never stuck waiting for a tow truck on the side of the road. Repair services occur when the occasion calls, but their main goal is to avoid them altogether. The techs design customized maintenance plans based on each motorist's driving style and needs to help them avoid disruptive breakdowns that cause unexpected dips in one's checking account and remorse over skipped oil changes.
The operation is a family affair, with husband and wife Harry and Barbara Volkmann running the business, their son Matthew serving as service adviser, and his wife Lisa heading up customer service and marketing. And since 2006, ASE Master Technician John Gerlach has been keeping the garage running like a well oiled machine.
Larry H. Miller Liberty Toyota Colorado Springs boasts a 90,000-square-foot automotive facility and 35 trained technicians skilled enough to earn the Toyota President's Award and tickle your automobile until it purrs with high performance. Roll up for an oil and filter change to drain lubricating fluids and refill the engine with thirst-quenching fresh oil (a $34.95 value). A tire rotation takes the auto's back tires from their slacker positions and moves them to the front, promoting an even workload over the life of the tires (an $18.95 value). An alignment check keeps wheels in good working order, and a careful battery scrutiny ensures free-flowing electricity at the turn of a key (a $24.95 value). A multi-point inspection takes care of all the other moving bits and pieces, and a car wash gives the auto's exterior, which stoically endures the brunt of road abuse, a good sponge massage with relaxing suds and invigorating spray-down (a $19.95 value). The full vehicular makeover lasts 45–60 minutes, during which drivers can wait in the on-site Black Diamond Café or escort little ones over to the Tacoma Park play area to recreate their scenes favorite scenes from Joyce's Ulysses.
Meineke Car Care Center's experienced technicians ready cars, trucks, and SUVs for reliable starts and safe cruises with preventive maintenance and repair services. After calling one of four shops to schedule an appointment, customers can roll their rides in and let mechanics feed engines fresh motor oil, install new filters, and remind carburetors of life's inherent beauty.
Charging-system tests ensure batteries are ready to rouse engines, and cooling-system diagnostics scour systems for leaks or blockages. Roadside-assistance packages, good for 24-hour towing, jump-starts, flat-tire service, and doo-wop singing in place of broken radios, allow motorists to travel without worry. Drivers can hang out in vibrantly colored waiting areas during the wait, sipping on complimentary coffee and using the free WiFi to find the origin of the term WiFi.
When Terry Breese opened Spring Auto & Truck Service Center as a NAPA AutoCare Center nearly 30 years ago, he vowed to uphold NAPA’s strict code of ethics. Today, his son Devin—now the shop's general manager—maintains the same standards. Devin leads a crew —along with receptionist Lisa— of 20 ASE-certified techs trained to listen intently to customer concerns before performing maintenance and repair services on both foreign and domestic vehicles. In addition to sussing out problems with the help of computer diagnostics and car-shaped crystal balls, they also tune-up underperforming cars, reverse dents , and replace ailing components with NAPA's warrantied parts. Inside the office, customers can enjoy the kid-friendly waiting room, which is equipped with free internet and coffee.