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Houska Automotive

(970) 714-2260
266 Verified Reviews
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ADDRESS

899 Riverside Ave
Fort Collins, CO 80524 USA

AUTO REPAIR EXPERIENCE

  • L. J. Houska, Owner
  • Established 1952
  • 5 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 5 ASE Certified Auto Technicians
  • 173 Years of Car Repair Experience

Houska Automotive Reviews

OVERALL RATING

266 Verified Reviews
5 stars
(168)
4 stars
(55)
3 stars
(18)
2 stars
(8)
1 star
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by - Verified Customer December 05, 2017

Will return

by - Verified Customer December 04, 2017

Fast and efficient as always! A bonus was it was 25.00 cheaper than last year.

by - Verified Customer November 29, 2017

Timeliness was a problem. Had I been told it would take longer than expected I would have made arrangements to get to my next appointment. The air filter was not replaced as requested. At one point I was told it was not in stock and that was the hold up. I ran out of time. The remaining suggested repairs we ended up doing ourselves.

by - Verified Customer November 29, 2017

I really appreciate the professional customer service I receive when I bring my car in for service. Everyone is friendly and knowledgable.

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by - Verified Customer November 29, 2017

called day of and you worked me in to a very busy schedule and still had my truck done by the time I got off work!!!

by - Verified Customer November 29, 2017

Jon is great very professional and courteous.
Seems to be a problem with my car that just can not be diagnosed. Other than that I very much appreciate your service.

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by - Verified Customer November 27, 2017

Brought two vehicles in for oil & lub. since the 1st of Dec. Both have been maintained to satisfaction. Thanks!

by - Verified Customer November 27, 2017

I would go back again excellent work on my car. It runs much better.

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by - Verified Customer November 27, 2017

Chuck did an excellent job and I would recommend him to anyone

by - Verified Customer November 26, 2017

It was just an oil change. However I was disappointed to find they didn't replace the reminder sticker on my windshield, nor did they reset the oil warning in my car for when service is needed.

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by - Verified Customer November 26, 2017

Excellent work as always.

by - Verified Customer November 23, 2017

They took great care of us

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by - Verified Customer November 21, 2017

Everything was performed on time at the agreed upon price, and the work was of great quality.

by - Verified Customer November 21, 2017

good! thanks

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by - Verified Customer November 21, 2017

Great

by - Verified Customer November 20, 2017

Great job explaining exactly what was wrong and the options available. They were up front about prices and considerate of budget concerns. Made it very clear which repairs were urgent and which could wait and explained their reasoning why

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by - Verified Customer November 20, 2017

They always do good work and are very friendly to work with.

by - Verified Customer November 20, 2017

Great service

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by - Verified Customer November 19, 2017

My oil was changed without any problems. They also checked my other problem and didn't find anything but tod me to come back if anything seemed wrong. Also they lent me a car for the day as I work two jobs. I'll definitely be back!

by - Verified Customer November 19, 2017

Always great!

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by - Verified Customer November 16, 2017

I thought the $200+ diagnostic fees were too much for the problems described and the info I provided to the shop in advance.
Based on their thorough assessment of my battery, this shop recommended replacing it. The battery specialist (a different store) said the battery had plenty more life in it and did not have to be replaced.

by - Verified Customer November 16, 2017

Car was not fixed correctly the first time, hopefully it is this time.

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by - Verified Customer November 16, 2017

Awesome experience. Honest. Will come back for future repairs

by - Verified Customer November 16, 2017

Ryan offered excellent support in buying snow tires.

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by - Verified Customer November 15, 2017

They explained in detail the issues that needed to be addressed and provided me an accurate quote.

by - Verified Customer November 14, 2017

Thank you!

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by - Verified Customer November 14, 2017

Work performed was good. Need further work but your prices force me to go elsewhere for those services

by - Verified Customer November 14, 2017

Service was great and the issue for my car was resolved. The only criticism I have is the fact that the engine oil had been depleted due to a couple broken gaskets( the reason I took my car in) and after driving the car a couple hundred miles I had to have the oil redone. My experience would have been even better if I Houska had alerted me of this and recommended I get the oil done while the car was still in the shop.

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by - Verified Customer November 14, 2017

This was another pleasant experience bringing my car into Houska. They fit me in at a convenient time and everything went as expected when I picked the car up. Will certainly continue to use their services

by - Verified Customer November 13, 2017

Great service from helpful and knowledgeable folk

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by - Verified Customer November 13, 2017

I'm always happy with the work the do.

by - Verified Customer November 13, 2017

Spencer Moulton always does a great job of taking care of us.
Thanks

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by - Verified Customer November 12, 2017

Fast turn around

by - Verified Customer November 12, 2017

1.The parking area to get in and out was terrible. I had to parked down the street to drop it off.
2. I should have been told at the time of the appointment to pull up to the door, check in and someone would take my car from there.
3. When I picked it up (just before dark) they asked if I saw were it was parked.. Are you kidding me!! I just gave you $700.. There should have been no question that my car would be brought to me. A gentleman had to be asked to bring it around, he left it at the front door, walked off and never spoke to me.
4.The gentlemen that checked me in an out where respectful and helpful but the over all mood of the shop was dull. The feeling was as if everyone was just there and showed very little enthusiasm to their work or customers.No smiles or welcome greeting. It makes me question the level of attention give to my car and quality of repairs preformed
5. The icon showing I have tail lights out is still on. I don't know if this needed to be reset or if all the lights where not replaced.
6. Not sure I will return.

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by - Verified Customer November 12, 2017

Honest and skilled, polite too. Happy customer

by - Verified Customer November 09, 2017

Thanks

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by - Verified Customer November 09, 2017

The experience is good, I trust you guys.

by - Verified Customer November 09, 2017

Very professional and knowledgeable

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by - Verified Customer November 09, 2017

BILL LANGE WAS THE NICEST PERSON EVER. I LOVE HIS MUSCLES AND HIS PERONALITY

by - Verified Customer November 08, 2017

I feel like I can really trust Houska, and that is something I thought I would never say about an automotive place.

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by - Verified Customer November 08, 2017

This repair was out of the warranty period. Houska Automotive, George, did the repair anyway. Very satisfied with there service. I live 18 miles from there shop. Thanks again!

by - Verified Customer November 07, 2017

Good.

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by - Verified Customer November 06, 2017

Work completed as expected

by - Verified Customer November 06, 2017

Professional, patient. The shuttle service to and from the shop is a huge convenience for me.

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by - Verified Customer November 05, 2017

very satified

by - Verified Customer November 05, 2017

well done

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by - Verified Customer November 05, 2017

Satisfied as usual

by - Verified Customer November 03, 2017

I love coming into the Oil and Tire Center; everyone is always so friendly. It is wonderful to have folks you can trust and who won't talk you into unneeded work. Thank you for all of your hard work!

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by - Verified Customer November 02, 2017

Friendly, knowledgeable, and gave me an honest opinion.

by - Verified Customer November 02, 2017

Thank you

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by - Verified Customer November 02, 2017

Well I have gone to your shop for the last 10 Year s, your front desk agent George was disrespectful to my wife,and me and we both kept very calm on the phone even when we wanted to yell at him. He couldn t explain what they were doing to our car, so when we were looking at 2000 dollars plus repairs we had to choose the important ones and actually called back to cancel the heater repair and given a ton of attitude from George. When I picked my car up I heard him disrespecting another customer on the phone and his tone almost made me grab him by the collar cause it was the same tone he used on me.
Later that week our car was back to not working, my wife dropped it off again to Georges defense he gave her a loaner for the day, but George called her and said nothings wrong. My wife begged him to keep driving it until they saw what she saw happen to the dash. George distepectfully told her to come get the car out of their shop, she did.
She Drove it two blocks and it died. She called the shop and George told her to tow it there. My wife explained to him that she was just down the street and didn t want to pay for a tow when she begged them to look at it more, he refused to help in any way until it was towed back to the shop. My pregnant wife was left out on the street in the cold cause of incompetence, thankfully my brothers in blue picked her up and drove her home. I will tell you this much I have never been so mad at a place I trusted and recommended to co workers and friends. I will never again recommend your shop in good faith.

by - Verified Customer November 01, 2017

The team evaluated a new...used car for needed repairs. They took a complete look at the car. Which was very appreciated. Unfortunately the cost of the repairs compared to the value of the car was out of balance. We choose to pursue other options with the car.

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by - Verified Customer November 01, 2017

Great service!!

by - Verified Customer November 01, 2017

Thoroughly diagnosed the problem and was fixed promptly.

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by - Verified Customer October 31, 2017

Thanks for the great support.

by - Verified Customer October 31, 2017

People are nice. They give me the impression they have time for you.

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by - Verified Customer October 31, 2017

simple job, yet effective

by - Verified Customer October 30, 2017

Good work done and it now appears to be fixed! I am happy with all the people I dealt with and the work was definitely done right!

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by - Verified Customer October 30, 2017

It was misdiagnosed, did not need a radiator, cost me $70.00. It was just a clamp needed to be tightened.

by - Verified Customer October 29, 2017

This shop is fantastic. My previous repair shop tried to convince me that I needed a new engine. I brought my car into Houska for a second opinion. They explained everything that they found wrong with the car (even noting that I could use some new wiper blades) and talked me through all of the issues. Most of it was differed maintenance that my other shop of 8 years hadn't even mentioned to me. They gave me a fair price for all of the repairs and my car was done sooner than they had originally told me. AND, no new engine was needed. My car runs so much better now! Thanks Houska!

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by - Verified Customer October 29, 2017

In my experience, Houska automotive has always been trustworthy, reliable and dependable.

by - Verified Customer October 29, 2017

I was pleased at how quickly the oil change was completed.

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by - Verified Customer October 29, 2017

Always treated courteously when I have been in the shop. Nice to have an estimate when I drop the car off.

by - Verified Customer October 27, 2017

Nothing is ever done on time even when an appointment is made. I always have to call once allotted time had passed and trucks have never been done and they explain that they found things went hours prior to my calling that caused them not to do what trucks were in for. Horrible service and zero communication. Will be using other companies every chance I get

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by - Verified Customer October 27, 2017

Friendly and efficient as always! I feel confident that my trust is not misplaced.

by - Verified Customer October 26, 2017

Oil, Tire & Lube job

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by - Verified Customer October 26, 2017

Houska is the ONLY place that I will take any of my trucks. I always recommend them, they treat everyone with the utmost respect!

by - Verified Customer October 26, 2017

Once again the service was completed as expected and delivered when promised. I always have a great experience dealing with Houska Automotive.

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by - Verified Customer October 25, 2017

All is good

by - Verified Customer October 25, 2017

Pleased with working with Mica.

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by - Verified Customer October 25, 2017

Straight forward repair shop. Did what they said in the time they said.

by - Verified Customer October 23, 2017

We bought 4 new tires installed and were told we needed to return for FE alignment. No prob, but we began intermittently having what felt like 'tire scrub' when turning right. We brought it for a ride with your guy driving, and he confirmed it as a ABS/VSC issue, and we brought it back for that, alignment, and a new belt. No prob. We are still having the same occasional ABS/VSC occurrences. Prob. We asked for a written statement that it's safe to ignore but got none. We feel it best to have an Infiniti dealer have a look. They might know what's up but it's inconvenient to have to go to Frederick.

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by - Verified Customer October 23, 2017

Ignition switch was replaced. Still not working correctly. Too much pressure needed on brake to start car.

by - Verified Customer October 23, 2017

I have been doing business with Houshka for many years and the reason quite simply is they are trust worthy and they know what they are doing the first time, no need to good back. and are congenial people.

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by - Verified Customer October 23, 2017

The service was above and beyond expectations.

by - Verified Customer October 23, 2017

As always, thanks for all of your help!

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by - Verified Customer October 23, 2017

I love the fact that they provide a loaner car for you to use.

by - Verified Customer October 22, 2017

People at the front desk are super nice and friendly. I was there for 1.5 hours to change two tires. I will never go back there.

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by - Verified Customer October 19, 2017

Everything done as promised

by - Verified Customer October 18, 2017

I have been taking vehicles of all types to Houskas for over 30 years. I have never been disappointed.

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by - Verified Customer October 18, 2017

They went above what was expected. Thank you for the help!

by - Verified Customer October 18, 2017

I had won a complete detail of my car there so had that plus an oil change and tire rotation. All satisfactory. I will go back.

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by - Verified Customer October 18, 2017

the shop provided an estimate of costs, explained the repairs needed and provided a time when repairs would be complete.
That is all you can ask for in a repair shop.

by - Verified Customer October 16, 2017

We have always used and trusted Houska for our the work needed on our sprinter Van, but after this past experience we will no longer be a customer. When we first dropped off the van, the man who checked us in was very unwelcoming. He barely allowed me to explain/review what it is we wanted done. Then, when I picked up my vehicle, after it had been there a week, the door still did not work. I arrived to pick up my car at 5:55 pm. I rushed home from work and was happy to make it before you closed at 6. However, as I was walking across the parking lot, two Houska employees were walking across the parking lot leaving for the day. They made it seem like I was a huge inconvenience for me to pick up my car, but they reopened the shop and gave me my keys. When I said 'I didn't think you closed until 6,' they didn't respond. Then, when I went out to the van, the door sliding door didn't open. When I mentioned that to the employee leaving for the second time, his response was 'oh, was that something we were supposed to fix?' I was really frustrated. Worst of all, when I got home and looked at the receipt- we were charged over 100$ for work that we did. It said something along the lines of 'remove door panel and determine parts needed.' However, we had removed the door panel prior to dropping off the vehicle to help you (and you didn't even put it back on!) We also had the vehicle looked at at another mechanic (we were traveling) and he told us what part we needed, and we called you with that exact part. So we were totally being taken advantage of and charged for work you didn't do. We had a bill of s couple thousand dollars, so really felt like we were being Nickle To top it off- the door still didn't open. I would have thought you would have checked the door after working on it to see if it worked. When we brought the van back to re look at the door, I explained my frustration. You did discount the work to complete the door to make up for the overcharge. However, my trust is lost.

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by - Verified Customer October 15, 2017

Very nice people

by - Verified Customer October 12, 2017

I appreciate the honest assessment of the repairs needed.

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by - Verified Customer October 11, 2017

I was not informed that the mechanic was out. Had to bring vehicle back twice. Diagnosis of simple issue was determined to have potential of a 500 dollar repair. Will not be returning.

by - Verified Customer October 11, 2017

Always receive friendly service!

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by - Verified Customer October 11, 2017

I appreciate that they saved me a little money compared to the original estimate.

by - Verified Customer October 11, 2017

I have 3 vehicles.... all older ... Houska is almost like family. BTW, I appreciate the rides to and from when I need to leave my car.

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by - Verified Customer October 10, 2017

Diagnosis was not made because message on dash did not reappear (Service 4WD).

by - Verified Customer October 10, 2017

It was a good experience. So far the automated tire and air pressure system work well.

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by - Verified Customer October 09, 2017

Best shop in town.

by - Verified Customer October 09, 2017

I have taken our family cars to Houska on several occasions for repairs. They always do a good work and treat the customer honestly and with respect.

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by - Verified Customer October 09, 2017

Excellent service

by - Verified Customer October 09, 2017

We have been bringing our vehicles into Houska's for perhaps 8 years. We are full time RV'ers and visit our son and family in town. We always bring it by for service and repair

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by - Verified Customer October 08, 2017

I really appreciated the loner car that they provided.

by - Verified Customer October 06, 2017

Thank you!

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by - Verified Customer October 06, 2017

I started taking my cars to Houska because I heard that they are trust-worthy and are involved a lot in community fund-raising. I liked hearing that and found out that both are TRUE!

by - Verified Customer October 05, 2017

Work was completed as promised.

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by - Verified Customer October 05, 2017

I am always impressed with all the people I come in contact with. They never make me feel uninformed or less because I have.no car repair experience. I also have never felt pressured into any repairs. I don t need to take my vehicles anywhere else.

by - Verified Customer October 05, 2017

I've been going to this shop for quite some time and have a good results there

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by - Verified Customer October 05, 2017

Houska is an excellent place to take my car. They are trustworthy with respectable prices.

by - Verified Customer October 05, 2017

Very satified

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by - Verified Customer October 05, 2017

Appreciate the professionalism

by - Verified Customer October 05, 2017

Cost is slightly high, but the work done is of excellent quality.

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by - Verified Customer October 04, 2017

Good experience. Found the shop was picking out services that did not pertain to primary complaint and where not necessary repairs. Found prices equivalent to a dealership which was surprising.

by - Verified Customer October 04, 2017

Good experience

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by - Verified Customer October 04, 2017

Your staff always does a great job!

by - Verified Customer October 04, 2017

Very reasonable prices and professional staff.

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by - Verified Customer October 04, 2017

Everything looks good. Time will tell

by - Verified Customer October 04, 2017

Repaired my daughter's car.

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by - Verified Customer October 03, 2017

Excellent

by - Verified Customer October 03, 2017

The problem was diagnosed and fixed quickly so I wasn't without my car for an extended amount of time.

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by - Verified Customer October 03, 2017

I had made a reservation at the last minute and they were able to get me in on time and out as promised. I have been a customer for the last 20 years and they have never failed to deliver. When I take a vehicle in for service no matter how big or small the work it is always handled professionally and with courtesy.

by - Verified Customer October 02, 2017

Very happy with their service!

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by - Verified Customer October 01, 2017

went smoothly as far as I know

by - Verified Customer October 01, 2017

I will come back for future service. this was my first time to use houska

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by - Verified Customer September 28, 2017

I always trust your ship

by - Verified Customer September 28, 2017

Bad air/oil filter replace

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by - Verified Customer September 28, 2017

Best price on tires, great warranty, trusted service

by - Verified Customer September 28, 2017

Had brakes and power steering pump worked on. We picked up the car and drove it to Red Feather and the brakes and power steering failed. It is right now back in the shop at Houska's

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by - Verified Customer September 27, 2017

Said nothing was wrong.two days later in Fillmore Utah the catalic converter quit.spent 4 night in a hotel in the middle of no where.$879.00

by - Verified Customer September 27, 2017

I had a great experience at Houska! I wasn't completely sure what repairs would be needed when I came in, and they explained everything really well and let me make decisions based on my circumstances. I will absolutely be back in the future, and I will recommend you to anyone needing work on their cars! Thank you for such a smooth experience!

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by - Verified Customer September 25, 2017

Good people

by - Verified Customer September 24, 2017

Good service as usual.

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by - Verified Customer September 24, 2017

I ended up paying a lot for a simple transmission flush. I felt that I was slightly misled by the mechanic that I dropped the car with. I spoke with John later on and he helped me feel better about the situation and alleviate the issue. Thanks for working on our car.

by - Verified Customer September 20, 2017

Excellent service and very helpful shuttle service!

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by - Verified Customer September 19, 2017

Michael was great explaining the costs and the warranty information

by - Verified Customer September 19, 2017

A great experience. I will certainly be back.

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by - Verified Customer September 18, 2017

Excellent information about needed repairs. They told me the priority of needs so I could address safety concerns first and stay within my budget. Repairs done as expected and on time.

by - Verified Customer September 18, 2017

Just had a emission done

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by - Verified Customer September 17, 2017

The staff I talked to in person didn't seem to listen to me. I told them I already ran a diagnostic at an auto parts store and they still charged me 120 bucks for a diagnostic fee which seems ridiculous.

by - Verified Customer September 17, 2017

I have had a fleet of family vehicles serviced at Houskas for more than a decade. We trust there expertise in handling our vehicles and keeping them safe and on the road.

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by - Verified Customer September 14, 2017

Great job, donde early

by - Verified Customer September 14, 2017

Thank you for the help. Getting treated fairly when hitting a roadblock while performing my own repairs is a rare occurance. Any repairs I pay to have completed will be done at Houska

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by - Verified Customer September 14, 2017

Good work, but expensive

by - Verified Customer September 14, 2017

Very satisfied

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by - Verified Customer September 13, 2017

Have had excellent service each time I bring my vehicle in for service there.

by - Verified Customer September 13, 2017

This last time was for a regular oil change. on my truck i have been fighting a TPS warning light for about 4 years. they were able to reset the sensor and get the light to go away.

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by - Verified Customer September 13, 2017

We had taken my son's car in, the tech talked to him explaining the issues and then myself also. The extra time taken to make sure that I also understood everything was very much appreciated. Thank you!

by - Verified Customer September 12, 2017

My car has high mileage, and I trust that it is being taken care of. I've been bringing it here for two years since I've moved to Fort Collins and my car is running great! I work at a car dealership with a service department but I still like to bring it to Houska.

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by - Verified Customer September 12, 2017

I really appreciate that Houska does not try to 'up sell' me. I will remain a faithful customer if (and because) Houska employees continue to remain interested in prolonging the life of my vehicle and doing the repairs needed without trying to sell me on fixes I don't need. I appreciate all of y'all. Keep up the good work.

by - Verified Customer September 12, 2017

I am always pleased at Houska and remain a loyal customer

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by - Verified Customer September 12, 2017

I recently moved to this area and I was with a car in need of repair. Being new I didn't know where to go and took a chance with your repair shop. I'm pleasantly surprised with the care and respect shown to me by George and the staff.
Thank you for your great service I will certainly call upon you again when my car needs service.

by - Verified Customer September 12, 2017

Both of my vehicles are serviced at Houska because I trust I will have great service at a fair price and done in a reasonable amount of time. I have always been treated fairly and the staff is friendly and genuine--good folks!!

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by - Verified Customer September 12, 2017

Great job as always!

by - Verified Customer September 11, 2017

Fantastic service. Polite and kind staff. Efficient and punctual shop

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by - Verified Customer September 10, 2017

Awesome work

by - Verified Customer September 10, 2017

I have been going to Houska's for MANY years and they have always done good repair work and stood behind it. There are several good repair writers there, but I have dealt with George for a long time. He is knowledgeable of the work to be done and keeps me informed about my repairs. There are less expensive repair shops to be found, but I am glad to pay the price for the service I get.

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by - Verified Customer September 07, 2017

Thank you so much!

by - Verified Customer September 07, 2017

Always helpful friendly service, but seems like there is upselling, some of which not sure is needed, and pricing higher than other shops.

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by - Verified Customer September 07, 2017

The vehicle was in the shop for an oil change and general inspection. I requested that the vehicle be ready by Noon and that someone call me when it was ready to be picked up. When I did not receive a call at Noon, I called at 12:15. I was told that the person handling the vehicle was at lunch but that I someone would call me back. Having heard nothing by 12:45 I walked to the shop, arriving 1pm, only to be told by the person dealing with the vehicle that he thought that someone had called me. He then advised me that a taillight had been replaced, although that work had not been discussed and I had not approved that work. I was told that he had texted me, and I showed him that I had received no text. He then removed the $20 in tail-light work from the bill, which was appreciated. I then paid the bill and departed. Later, when I started the vehicle, I discovered that the warnings 'Oil Change Required' followed by 'Check with Dealer' had not been reset. Those warnings continue to come on and will continued to come on until I figure out how to reset them.

by - Verified Customer September 07, 2017

they did what we asked.

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by - Verified Customer September 06, 2017

tHEY PERFORMED THE WORK i REQUESTED IN

by - Verified Customer September 06, 2017

Easy to make an appointment for an oil service. They were done in about 30 minutes.

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by - Verified Customer September 05, 2017

Took a look at my tire sensor and recommended no action.

by - Verified Customer September 05, 2017

I was informed that my engine valves were bent so I ended up selling my car

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by - Verified Customer September 05, 2017

I believe this survey generated from a pre-purchase inspection. The guys did an great job of working it into their schedule and identifying concerns to be addressed as part of the purchase negotiations. Thanks!!!

by - Verified Customer September 01, 2017

Houska stepped up to the plate with Warranting my tires! Great customer service of standing by their word!

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by - Verified Customer August 31, 2017

Mica did a fantastic job on communicating and keeping me upto date on the what was being done and giving solid suggestions on additional repairs and maintenance that needed to be done. And thanks to the guys in the shop for doing such a great job!

by - Verified Customer August 30, 2017

Highly recommend...

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by - Verified Customer August 30, 2017

Houska Automotive is a local, family owned
business in Ft. Collins with a reputation for
giving honest, good service. Please continue
to serve with dignity. Thank you!

by - Verified Customer August 29, 2017

great job as always

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by - Verified Customer August 28, 2017

We really like Houska... it's always sticker-shock though when getting repairs done.

by - Verified Customer August 28, 2017

Houska has a good reputation and it was good finding they are connected with Costco. I'll return in the future. One negative: It was extremely loud and unpleasant in both waiting areas, listening to your agents talking to each other as well as then they were on the phone.

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by - Verified Customer August 28, 2017

The Pre-travel inspection special is an excellent value. I will be bringing my vehicles back for repairs and service.

by - Verified Customer August 27, 2017

Great customer service. Communication on repairs needed was good. Prompt service.

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by - Verified Customer August 25, 2017

Great job.

by - Verified Customer August 24, 2017

You all are awesome...

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by - Verified Customer August 23, 2017

Awesome group of people and they do fantastic work.

by - Verified Customer August 23, 2017

Bill takes such good care of Olivia and myself.

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by - Verified Customer August 22, 2017

The gentlemen at the front office were very kind and helped me get my car checked in early. They explained the proposed work, and then when they called to get my authorization for the work, they explained what they were going proposing to do and why in language that I understood. I felt very confident in them, and my car has been running smoothly ever since.

by - Verified Customer August 21, 2017

I can always count on Houska for honest recommendations and quality work.

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by - Verified Customer August 20, 2017

George was very friendly and helped us quickly.

by - Verified Customer August 18, 2017

In for oil change, the reminder light didn't get turned off. Otherwise very good.

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by - Verified Customer August 17, 2017

They are always friendly, knowledgeable. They keep an eye on the overall condition of my 2004 SUV and advise me when conditions are serious or just trivial. They fit me into their schedule before my recent trip.

by - Verified Customer August 17, 2017

Ever person was very helpful. I have used both sides of HOUSKA and both have been wonderful.

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by - Verified Customer August 15, 2017

Thorough, honest and very helpful. They keep our 22yr old suburban running like it's (almost) new. Ready for a road trip!

by - Verified Customer August 14, 2017

Oil change. They did not add enough oil and the low oil light came on during the drive home. They also said the XC90 had a rear main leak, so instead of bringing back to Houska to add the oil they missed, I took it to Carl Duke, the Volvo specialist. They added more oil and informed me that rear main leak was an incorrect diagnosis and that it was leaking at the valve seal. The Houska Oil change was very expensive.

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by - Verified Customer August 13, 2017

I worked with Michael when pricing new tires for my truck. He made excellent recommendations, based on what I told him I was looking for and the price range I wanted to stay. He didn't just 'sell me some tires'....

by - Verified Customer August 11, 2017

Great service after I purchased tires on tire rack.com.

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by - Verified Customer August 10, 2017

As always, quick, competent service.

by - Verified Customer August 09, 2017

Did work as promised at the price I was quoted. Professional in all dealings with me. Very satisfied with the work done and the people I had to deal with.

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by - Verified Customer August 09, 2017

Great customer service and very knowledgeable staff!

by - Verified Customer August 09, 2017

Courteous staff, efficient repair, informative as to what took place.

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by - Verified Customer August 02, 2017

We have always been satisfied with our service at Houska!

by - Verified Customer August 01, 2017

I sat outside with the mechanic to listen for a failing bearing! And got my power steering flushed. High pitch is still there and my neighbor who is a mechanic for Subaru and I looked at it he brought out his stethoscope and we found it was a pulley.

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by - Verified Customer July 30, 2017

In the shop one day without an appointment and out the next day. It might have been that afternoon and I picked it up the next day.

by - Verified Customer July 17, 2017

Great customer service, quick, pleasant to talk to employees.

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by - Verified Customer July 16, 2017

It was fine.

by - Verified Customer July 13, 2017

Quick pleasant service.

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by - Verified Customer July 12, 2017

Bill made sure I got my car back on time and got my Suby back in ship shape.

by - Verified Customer July 11, 2017

Quick service. Man helping at desk is very nice.

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by - Verified Customer July 10, 2017

Timely work, at a fair price, and good customer interactions!

by - Verified Customer July 09, 2017

Just got an oil change and it went great. Got it done in 45 minutes.

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by - Verified Customer July 07, 2017

As always, the people at Houska's were knowledgeable, courteous and professional.

by - Verified Customer July 06, 2017

It was exceptional service.

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by - Verified Customer July 05, 2017

Service was great the price was a bit higher than expected.

by - Verified Customer July 04, 2017

Brought my car in because transmissions was out and was charged quite a bit of money for a review of the problem. Decided to go to a different shop due to the price of repairs. I understand that it takes time to check out a car and find the problem but it's hard to justify a "first look" costing over $160. Slightly disappointed as I have had consistently good service at their shop in the past; just can't afford it this time.

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by - Verified Customer June 29, 2017

Good.

by - Verified Customer June 29, 2017

I was having trouble with the clutch and they took my car in on a Thursday morning without an appointment. The car was ready the next day.

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by - Verified Customer June 29, 2017

Great service!

by - Verified Customer June 28, 2017

If I hadn't needed my vehicle fixed immediately, I would have gone elsewhere. I think the prices are too high.

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by - Verified Customer June 27, 2017

Great service, great people. In and out as promised.

by - Verified Customer June 26, 2017

They did not solve my car's problem.

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by - Verified Customer June 26, 2017

The Houska guys are on top of things and nice as well.

by - Verified Customer June 25, 2017

Jon Monks is incredibly helpful.

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by - Verified Customer June 22, 2017

They are, thorough, kind, and INFORMATIVE, which builds trust.

by - Verified Customer June 21, 2017

Good service done well. Could not locate the major problem that was diagnosed later at a different shop. Service rep seemed a little preoccupied when I dropped off the car and not overly helpful in going over options other than going ahead with scheduled maintenance. My fault though to have that work done.

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by - Verified Customer June 20, 2017

Houska Auto over priced the injectors on my Duramax and claimed it was parts markup. This was after I was told the price I was paying for the parts was fair. Micah, the Huskah employee, said their cost for parts was only $4800 when it was really only $3800. Also, I was quoted 8 hours labor when other shops quoted me at 5. Now I did have a warranty company paying for a large majority of the $6700 but not all of it. In the end, I paid $1600 of the $6700. I am pretty sure that Houska charged me more because they knew my warranty company would cover most of the cost. I feel I was overcharged $1100 by Houska Automotive and will most likely not be doing business with them in the future.

by - Verified Customer June 19, 2017

This is a very professional shop and the staff is friendly. The cost for the work performed seemed reasonable.

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by - Verified Customer June 15, 2017

I love Houska. When we used to take our work fleet there, they understood our needs and always gave us great service. But when I had to take my own personal vehicle there, I felt like I didn't receive that same service.

by - Verified Customer June 14, 2017

The people were nice but it was hard to get ahold of someone and find a correct diagnostics. Essentially sent me saying they couldn't find the issue, drove the car not even 5 minutes before it did it again and eventually was able to get it fixed somewhere else. Did end up being the transmission, but cost much less than we had been quoted if that was the issue.

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by - Verified Customer June 13, 2017

Good.

by - Verified Customer June 13, 2017

I liked how the explained the issues with my car to me in a way I could understand. I also liked how I did NOT feel like they were trying to sell me services I did not need.

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by - Verified Customer June 13, 2017

Good.

by - Verified Customer June 12, 2017

I believe I was dealing with Scott? I could be wrong. but he was great with letting me know my options, and prices, and what I should get done to my car as a priority.

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by - Verified Customer June 11, 2017

I was quoted "worst case scenario" over the phone and my bill was over double that. I was also told it would be done day of and they were very abrupt when telling me that it would be at least until end of day the following Monday. No loaner car was offered and no dialogue started regarding that. My tire popped a week after the repairs which included an alignment. Another shop stated that they should never have let me leave with tires so bald.

by - Verified Customer June 07, 2017

Everyone was professional, caring, and courteous.

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by - Verified Customer June 06, 2017

Good!

by - Verified Customer June 05, 2017

Service was prompt, no waiting. I was treated very well by everyone, especially both courtesy drivers. The work done was completed within the estimated time frame they stated, and I believe the work was fairly priced. All in all very satisfied with this business.

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by - Verified Customer June 04, 2017

Very professional, and trust worthy. A bit more expensive than other shops but worth having someone you trust.

by - Verified Customer May 30, 2017

Competent and friendly service! Very trustworthy. We have used Houska for 40 years.

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by - Verified Customer May 30, 2017

Not very knowledgeable, they charged me without fixing the issue.

by - Verified Customer May 29, 2017

Great Service.

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by - Verified Customer May 29, 2017

Fast, efficient service.

by - Verified Customer May 29, 2017

Great customer service. Was very accommodating with the shuttle service.

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by - Verified Customer May 26, 2017

Professional and courteous at all levels!

by - Verified Customer May 25, 2017

Very good.

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by - Verified Customer May 24, 2017

Attentive, kind.

by - Verified Customer May 22, 2017

Work was done well, communication was good, but cost of final repairs was 10x what I thought might be needed. Incredibly coincidental that main computer went out at same time brake minder was in for service but now that repaired, everything appears to be working well.

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by - Verified Customer May 21, 2017

Good work, but there are less expensive options out there with equal quality work.

by - Verified Customer May 18, 2017

Service was great but my vehicle is already out of alignment after only 1 month.

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by - Verified Customer May 18, 2017

Quick and efficient service at a fair price.

by - Verified Customer May 17, 2017

You guys rock!

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by - Verified Customer May 17, 2017

Everyone was very helpful and you weren't just a number.

by - Verified Customer May 17, 2017

Nice, friendly and helpful.

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by - Verified Customer May 17, 2017

Very honest feedback on the condition of my car. I used this information to decide to sell.

by - Verified Customer May 16, 2017

Work was done quickly, accurately, and for a fair price. Have had similarly good experiences on all other visits to Houska.

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by - Verified Customer May 11, 2017

These guys do great work.

by - Verified Customer May 11, 2017

Great service, very thorough inspections and high-quality work.

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by - Verified Customer May 09, 2017

Great experience, great staff. I always recommend Houska.

by - Verified Customer May 03, 2017

Good work. Very thorough. Kind of expensive.

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by December 07, 2012

Good communication from service technicians.

by November 30, 2012

I have been extremely pleased with your work and your explanations on what needed to be done.

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by - Verified Customer November 12, 2012

The service writers are exceptional at what they do. They are good at communicating.

by - Verified Customer November 01, 2012

Team was very helpful in helping sort out what I needed to do right away and what could wait on what could have been a $4,000+ bill. I REALLY appreciated that. It certainly encourages loyalty from me and my household when it comes to our auto repair needs.

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by - Verified Customer October 31, 2012

Very good experience. They get done what needs to get done.

by - Verified Customer October 31, 2012

Houska always takes good care of me and my car.

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by - Verified Customer October 26, 2012

I had a really good experience. They did a really great job and they took care of everything they said they would.

by - Verified Customer October 24, 2012

Very friendly staff and easy to work with. They were quick.

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by - Verified Customer October 01, 2012

They went out of their way to make sure I was taken care of and they were very flexible about picking me up and dropping me off to deal with the car repairs. I think they are really great guys. I would definitely send people their way.

by October 01, 2012

They are awesome! Great staff! Love getting a loaner car as well!

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by - Verified Customer September 21, 2012

I have always been happy with Houska.

by - Verified Customer July 19, 2012

I recently bought a brand new car, so while it is under warranty, i will not be using Houska, but I will return when the warranty expires. They do a great job in my opinion.

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by - Verified Customer July 08, 2012

Great Company, Great Service and Knowledge.

by July 05, 2012

I would highly recommended Houska. Staff is friendly/helpful and extremely knowledgeable about auto repairs. This is the only shop I will take my car too. Thanks Houska!

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RepairPal Scorecard
96
OVERALL QUALITY SCORE

24
month
Nationwide
warranty
36
month
Local
warranty
TECHNICAL ABILITY
96
TOOLS & EQUIPMENT
100
CUSTOMER SERVICE
91
CUSTOMER AMENITIES
95

Houska Automotive Services is family owned and has been open for over 65 years. In Houska we found exactly what we look for in a certified shop, very experienced, trained and certified personnel, equipped with all the best tools to perform their job to the highest standards. It starts with their 3 service writers who attend regular training. Then on to their technicians, all 5 of which have combined for over 170 years of experience and are ASE certified. 4 have even earned their ASE Master Certification. Houska backs this all up with an industry leading 36 Month/36,000 mile warranty. Their customers reinforced these findings by describing this shop to us as "professional", "knowledgeable", "honest",  and "helpful". They offer loaner cars, early bird/after hours drop-off, and you can stay entertained with their free WiFi.


Details

SPECIALTIES

  • AC/Heating
  • Alignment
  • Check Engine Light
  • Diagnosis
  • Hybrid/Electric
  • Muffler & Exhaust
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Smog/Emissions Testing
  • Timing Belts
  • Tire Sales/Repair
  • Transmission Repair
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AMENITIES

  • Car Delivery
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Loaner Car
  • Open Saturday
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shuttle
  • Wireless Internet

AFFILIATIONS

  • ACDelco
  • NAPA
  • iATN

MESSAGE FROM THE SHOP

50 years, three generations and countless happy cars later, Houska Automotive continues to provide first-rate auto repair in Fort Collins. While honoring the history of superb service the Northern Colorado community has enjoyed for more than half a century, Houska Automotive utilizes today's technology to tackle your car repair crisis.

MAKES WE SERVE

  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Dodge
  • FIAT
  • Ford
  • GMC
  • Geo
  • Honda
  • Hummer
  • Hyundai
  • Infiniti
  • Isuzu
  • Jaguar
  • Jeep
  • Kia
  • Land Rover
  • Lexus
  • Lincoln
  • Mazda
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Mercury
  • Mini
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Oldsmobile
  • Plymouth
  • Pontiac
  • Porsche
  • Ram
  • Saab
  • Saturn
  • Scion
  • Smart
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo
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Coupons
Free Alignment Check
Our Tire and Oil center offers Free Alignment for most Passenger Cars and Light Trucks. Please call for appointment. Exclusions apply. See adviser for details.
Expiration Date: 12/31/2017
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