Truck and Car Repair

Trust Houska Automotive For Expert Truck and Car Repair In Fort Collins, CO

Houska Automotive has been keeping Fort Collins moving since 1952. Though the times have changed, our commitment to offering expert truck and car repair services hasn’t. We work on all makes and models of passenger car, including EVs, Teslas and Hybrids, as well as commercial and heavy-duty vehicles. Whether you drive all day for work or just need your vehicle to run errands, you need to entrust it to a dependable repair shop. There’s a reason we’ve been in business for so long. We treat our customers like friends and our employees like family. We offer comprehensive auto repair services, from changing the oil on your sedan to on-site tire replacement for your fleet of semis. Our ASE-certified technicians can do it all. We invite you to learn more about our car and truck repair services. We’ve made it convenient to schedule service online, or you can always call us if you have any questions or unique needs.

Expert Auto Repair Services

It’s easy to take your vehicle for granted until something goes wrong. At Houska Automotive, we offer comprehensive car and truck repair services for vehicles of shapes, sizes, makes, and models. Our tire and oil services include installing new tires and quick and affordable oil changes. Our team of mechanics and technicians excels at working on heavy duty and commercial vehicles as well. Allow us to work on your bus, dump truck, trailer, motor home, or over-the-road semi. Our commercial tire department offers on-site tire replacement for stranded drivers and many other services. We also manage vehicle fleets with regular service, inspections, and more. You can count on Houska Automotive for all of the following car and truck repair services at our auto repair shop in Fort Collins:

Auto Repair Services in Fort Collins, CO












Houska Automotive provides extensive car repair services for all makes, models, and sizes of vehicles. Installing new tires and providing quick and affordable oil changes are among our tire and oil services. Our mechanics and technicians are also skilled at working on heavy-duty and commercial vehicles. Let us work on your bus, dump truck, trailer, RV, or over-the-road semi. Our commercial tire department provides stranded drivers with on-site tire replacement and a variety of additional services. We also manage vehicle fleets, providing regular maintenance, inspections, and other services. At our vehicle repair shop in Fort Collins, you can rely on Houska Automotive for all of the following car repair services:

Computer Diagnostics

We can quickly and correctly detect and repair any issue with your vehicle's onboard computer systems thanks to our ASE Certified experts and cutting-edge diagnostic technology. We use the same diagnostic equipment as the manufacturers, allowing us to handle all of your automotive requirements in one spot. We will conduct a thorough examination and computer analysis of your car, as well as all necessary repairs, to get you back on the road as soon as possible.

Failed Emissions

Did your vehicle just fail an emissions test? We can help remedy your issue and get you back on the road. Often, a vehicle fails an emissions test due to a faulty exhaust. If you fail an emissions test, you may be unable to register your vehicle or obtain a license plate. It can also result in fines – so it’s crucial that we conduct fast and accurate repairs. We will correctly identify the issue and make the correct repairs and adjustments to allow you to retake and pass the emissions test.

Timing Belts

The timing belt ensures that the camshaft and crankshaft rotate at the same speed. When a timing belt fails, your engine will, in the best-case scenario, simply cease operating. However, a timing belt breaking can cause rods and pistons to fail, causing severe damage and possibly totaling your engine. We prefer to conduct timing belt maintenance and repairs prior to failures, but accidents can happen. We’ll take an in-depth look at your engine to determine the right course of timing belt repair action.

4Wheel Alignment

Wheel alignment issues can occur when the camber, caster, and toe angles are incorrect. Your car may pull to one side or the other, or your tires may wear unevenly. During a 4-wheel alignment, our ASE-certified automotive technicians will measure the camber, caster, and toe using cutting-edge computerized equipment. The technician will then change those angles (as needed) to fit the car manufacturer's guidelines, guaranteeing a smooth ride, even tire wear, and optimal fuel efficiency.

Brake Repairs

If your brakes are screeching or grinding as you come to a stop, this might mean you need brake servicing right away. We offer diagnostics, inspections, and fluid flushes for all makes and models of vehicles. Our team has comprehensive knowledge and technology to conduct repairs and replacements for brake pads and rotors, anti-lock brakes, hydraulic brakes, drums, calipers, and more. We recommend conducting brake inspections every 10,000 miles as your brake pads can last anywhere from 20,000 to 80,000 miles, depending on climate, quality of parts, your vehicle type, and driving patterns.


Routine auto maintenance may help you prevent breakdowns on the road, save money on repairs, and most importantly, keep your vehicle safe, dependable, and operating longer. Our tune-up and maintenance packages include oil and filter changes, tire rotation, and other standard repairs based on the manufacturer's recommendations for your vehicle.

4WD Services

We conduct all types of repairs for 4-wheel drive vehicles and all-wheel drive vehicles. These include:

  • Alignment
  • Differentials
  • Driveline
  • Hubs
  • Seals
  • Transfer Cases
  • Wheel Bearings
  • Transmission

Fluid Services

There are many specific types of fluids your vehicle needs to stay running optimally. We are experienced in checking, topping off, and replacing all types of fluids, including:

  • Brake Fluid
  • Diesel Exhaust Fluid
  • Differential Fluid
  • Fuel Lines
  • Radiator Coolant Fluid
  • Transfer Case Fluid
  • Transmission Fluid

Factory Maintenance Services

Every vehicle requires a distinct level of attention. Maintaining this level of vehicle care, as crucial investment, is critical to improving your vehicle's performance, safety, and longevity. It can also help you save money on fuel economy, repairs, and replacements. The owner's manual for your make and model car contains the manufacturer's suggested maintenance regimen. However, for oil changes and other fluid changes, you should have your car or truck serviced every 3,000 to 5,000 miles, and for basic automotive care, every 30,000; 60,000; and 120,000 miles.

Transmission Repair

Whether you drive a manual or an automatic, we can conduct full transmission repair and replacement services. The transmission is linked to critical components of your car and must function correctly for your safety. To avoid transmission damage, transmission services include filter replacement and fluid draining. Shifting problems, slippage, stalling, fluid leaks, and the service light going on are all common transmission problems that require repair. If you think you might require transmission repair, make an appointment as soon as possible.

Why Choose Houska Automotive For Your Car Repairs?

The Houska Difference is one thing that sets us apart from those other guys. As a local, family-owned business, we’ve been serving drivers in Northern Colorado for more than 65 years. As an independent repair shop, you can rest easy knowing that we’re not making a commission based on the products we sell you. That means our ASE-certified technicians are not biased and recommend the best brands and products for your vehicle. We offer a number of ways to make your experience more convenient, including:

Loaner Car Program

You don’t have to put a dent in your day’s plans. Whether your repair will take a few hours or a few days, we offer free loaner cars you can borrow while we service your vehicle. Our loaner vehicles help reduce our carbon footprint through low emissions and are easy to drive with automatic transmissions.

Auto Repair Financing

Auto repairs are often unexpected and can become costly at times. That’s why each of our locations offers financing options such as six months of no-interest financing when you use the Goodyear credit card. You can apply for the card now or when you come in to visit us.


We proudly offer a 36,000-mile, 36-month promise on all the work we perform on your vehicle. We always do our best, but we realize that humans can make mistakes. Rest easy knowing you're covered.

State-Of-The-Art Waiting Room

We offer waiting room extras to help you feel right at home while you wait for your vehicle, including free Wi-Fi and refreshments, an HD TV, and a warm fireplace.

Schedule Your Auto Repair Services Today

As you can see, we truly do it all when it comes to auto repair services in Fort Collins, CO. Choose the auto repair shop that residents of Northern Colorado have been relying on since 1952. Houska Automotive is a family-owned and -operated business serving the needs of drivers and businesses throughout the region. Whether you need an oil change for your daily commute or more advanced repairs for your heavy duty vehicle, we have you covered. Get in touch with us today to learn more or schedule service for your vehicle online.


The original repair shop is where we have been keeping Fort Collins moving since 1952.  Providing a full line of passenger car and light truck repairs, we are here to help you.


899 Riverside Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524



Mon - Fri: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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