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163 Goldmine Drive Unit B
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

163 Goldmine Drive Unit B
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

In response to COVID-19, as an essential business, we are doing our part to help our community stay safe by implementing all government recommended cleaning and disinfecting procedures in our office and shop. These procedures are also done in and around each vehicle in our shop. For a detailed list of actions being taken, please feel free to email us. We are also utilizing “key drops”, payments over the phone, as well as courtesy vehicle pick up and drop off service. Ask about these services when scheduling.

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Welcome to CT's Automotive

Premium Automotive Service in Pagosa Springs, CO

We are building relationships one vehicle at a time!

If you’re looking for auto repair in Pagosa Springs, CO, you’ve found us. Here at CT's Automotive we work hard to earn your trust and loyalty. We know how important it is to find a Pagosa Springs car service you can rely on, so your satisfaction is our top priority each and every day.

Our professional automotive service offers you years of combined expertise from our well-trained technicians. We treat our auto repair professionals well because we value their skill and can-do attitude. We know our team sets us apart, saving you time and money, not to mention worry. When it comes to auto repair in Pagosa Springs, we are totally confident that CT's Automotive is the best option in town!

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CT's Automotive
163 Goldmine Drive Unit B
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
(970) 264-1630
Mon-Fri: 8am-5:30pm
Sat-Sun: Closed
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CT's Automotive
163 Goldmine Drive Unit B
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
(970) 264-1630
Mon-Fri: 8am-5:30pm
Sat-Sun: Closed
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Meet Our Team

Natalie Tom

Our receptionist, also Co-Founder and Business Manager, oversees our front and back office affairs.  Natalie will be happy to assist you in scheduling your next appointment.

Chris Tom

Co-Founder and ASE Master Certified Technician, will be there to answer your questions and walk you through the automotive repair process. With over 20 years experience in auto repair, Chris makes it a point to assure you leave with a better understanding of your vehicle and the repairs that are necessary to keep you safe on the road.

David Wesley

David joined our team in 2015. He brings with him 13 years of mechanical experience and a multitude of certifications in automotive repairs/ electrical diagnosis. David is currently undergoing his ASE certification testing in order to obtain his ASE Master status.

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Why Choose CT's Automotive

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For years CT's Automotive has been there for the people of Pagosa Springs. We love what we do, and that basic fact fuels our business. We are dedicated to our customers, and that’s why they stick with us—the best auto repair Pagosa Springs has to offer.

CT's Automotive was founded on the basic idea that everyone deserves respect. It is our mission to treat each person that comes through our door with dignity and sensitivity. We believe this attention to detail has paid off by providing us with our loyal, friendly family of customers. That’s what makes CT's Automotive the best car service in Pagosa Springs!

  • 24 Month/24,000 Mile Warranty
  • ASE Master Certified
  • Serving Pagosa Springs, CO

The Absolute Best Car Service in Pagosa Springs, CO

What sets CT's Automotive apart from all of the others in Pagosa Springs, CO?

Trust: When it comes to auto repair in Pagosa Springs, CO, it’s all about earning loyalty and trust by doing our very best every day. We are determined to earn and keep your trust.

Talent: At CT's Automotive, you can rest easy knowing that our highly-skilled, experienced auto service professionals are handling your car. Our technicians bring years of experience, skill, and education to the Pagosa Springs auto repair table.

Time: We take the time we need to provide you with top quality car service in Pagosa Springs, CO, and we take the time to talk to you about what that means. We listen to you so we understand your needs and goals for your auto repair.

Recently Serviced Vehicles

2007 Dodge Nitro

Dodge Nitro

Mileage
228,127
Service Date
1/26/2023
Services Performed
  • CUSTOMER STATES SHE HAS A RATTLING NOISE COMING FORM UNDER VEHICLE WHILE DRIVING, ALSO STATES HER A/C IS INTERMITTENT. ALSO STATES THE PAST COUPLE WEEKS SHE HAS HAD A BURNING SMELL COMING FROM UNDER VEHICLE. CHECK AND ADVISE.
  • Inspected starter. Found residue of starter overheated and started to melt in places. Recommend replacing starter and retesting.
  • During vehicle inspection found: Priority One: 1. address starting issue, 2. oil change/dye test, 3. air filter, 4. recharge battery, 5. further diag codes Priority Two: 1. brake flush SEL- Code list: multiple codes recommend to further diag Oil Life %: no sticker Engine Oil: oil leak, looks like possible timing cover and or front of oil pan, recommend to clean and perform dye test, engine oil is dark, recommend oil change Brake Fluid: brake fluid test came back a little dark recommend brake flush Air Filter: air filter is dirty recommend to replace Battery Condition: good, recommend to recharge
  • Final Tech Notes and Checklist: starter. Repairs performed: removed and replace starter, attempted to start engine and starter was engaging but engine was not turning over, found crank pulley was not turning over by hand, removed serpentine belt and crank fully turned over, found AC compressor pulley is seized, recommend to replace AC compressor.
  • Drained engine oil and filled with a 5w20 synthetic blend engine oil and a can of moa, replaced oil filter, new sticker set for 3000 miles at 231,127, current odometer is at 228,127, verified oil level is full, replaced air filter.
  • Clean area from excess fluid leak. Add dye to system (and top off if needed) to determine cause of leak. If leak is not revealed, may need to have customer return after driving for some time.
  • Final Tech Notes and Checklist: brake flush. Repairs performed: performed brake flush with dot 4 fluid, test drove 10 miles confirming repair.
  • Final Tech Notes and Checklist: Ac compressor, belt, map sensor. Repairs performed: Removed and replaced ac compressor, did not fill with Freon and did not hook up electrical to compressor, replaced serpentine belt, replaced broken map sensor.
  • AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM – Complete Charge – [Includes: Air Conditioning system recover, evacuate and recharge.]
 
Bailey L. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/26/2023

2005 Nissan Frontier

Nissan Frontier

Mileage
195,248
Service Date
1/19/2023
Services Performed
  • ENGINE ASSEMBLY – Removal & Installation – V6,4WD – [Includes: R&I only those components necessary for the removal of the complete Engine Assembly. DOES NOT include transfer components or tune Engine.]
  • Misc. Labor as needed.
  • STARTER ASSEMBLY – Remove & Replace – V6
  • Concern: when topping off coolant system for engine replacement found all the knobs for blower motor blend door and mode door to be seized solid. Describe testing performed: had to use an excessive amount of force to pop the knobs off of the HVAC control head. inspected and found signs of some sort of adhesive highly suspecting super glue. once the knobs were removed was able to confirm that control head is functioning but is damaged and needs to be replaced. Explain testing results/ conclusion: due to excessive amount of adhesive knobs and control head are damaged and needs to be replaced. Parts and Labor request for repairs: 0.6 hours to R&R temperature control assembly. temperature control assembly, blend door knob, blower motor speed knob, mode door knob.
 
Chris W. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/21/2023

2005 Toyota Sequoia

Toyota Sequoia

Mileage
208,694
Service Date
1/20/2023
Services Performed
  • Inspected vehicle and found obvious signs of leak at oil drain plug. Vehicle is close to oil change time so recommend performing oil change and replacing drain plug at that time.
  • Tire pressures are ok. Tires have signs of inside tire wear. Recommend front end inspection and/or alignment.
  • General Inspection – Priority List – Priority One: 1. oil change, 2. brake flush, 3. clear codes Priority Two: 1. recharge battery, 2. front end inspection, 3. air filter SEL- Code list – multiple codes recommend to clear codes and reevaluate Oil Life % – 400 miles overdue, recommend oil change Engine Oil – oil leak coming from drain plug, recommend oil change and to replace drain plug Brake Fluid – brake fluid test came back a little dark recommend brake flush Power Steering Fluid – power steering hoses have seepage, recommend to keep an eye on Air Filter – air filter is pretty dirty recommend to replace Battery Condition – good, recommend to recharge Tire pressure & condition – front tires have a little inner tire wear recommend front end inspection .
  • Removed and replaced oil filter. Removed and replaced oil drain plug and drained oil. Found that oil pan is damaged; looks like something may have hit the pan at the area of the drain plug and dented the pan inwards. Refilled engine oil with 6.5 quarts of 5W-30 synthetic blend and a can of BG MOA. Allowed vehicle to sit overnight with fresh fluid. Inspected in the morning confirming that drain plug is sealed (no leaks at this time). Stickered vehicle for a 3,000 MI at 211694. Vehicle is not equipped with a maintenance light. Double check oil level confirming service complete.
 
Gerlinde E. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/20/2023

2014 Volkswagen Jetta

Volkswagen Jetta

Mileage
122,076
Service Date
1/6/2023
Services Performed
  • Performed pre-scan finding multiple codes: p130a for cylinder disabling, p055 f00 for engine low oil pressure out of range, p0301 cylinder misfire number one detected, p0304 four cylinder number 4 misfire detected, p0302 for cylinder 2 misfire detected, p0300 for multiple cylinder misfire detected, p0341 for camshaft sensor circuit range performance. During general inspection found engine oil to be 2 quarts low due to leaking drain plug gasket. Topped off oil with 5W40 full synthetic oil, and continued on while monitoring oil level. Using scan data, confirmed cylinder number two has a severe misfire. Suspect possible spark plug or coil issue. Removed spark plug & coil and inspected. Spark plugs appear to be the original equipment and need to be replaced by mileage. However, verified coils and spark plugs were not causing the misfire. Found valve cover spark plug tube gaskets are leaking into number 4 cylinder and valve cover gasket needs to be replaced. While testing for cylinder number 2 misfire, detected loud noise coming from timing chain area. Suspecting possible timing chain tensioner is losing oil pressure. Found TSB number tt17-13-01 for oil pressure at idle stating that the mandrel maybe missing from not being transferred from old oil filter. Removed oil filter and inspected confirming the mandrel is still present. Inspected filter and found minimal metal debris. Drained oil and inspected confirming excessive amount of metal debris, indicating engine has internal issue. Recommend tear down of engine to pinpoint exactly what has failed (may be more cost effective to replace motor without tear down). Also recommending to replace all four injectors at that time for good measure.
  • During vehicle inspection found: Engine Oil: engine oil is due for an oil change by color along with very low on oil Brake Fluid: brake fluid tested bad recommend brake service Belts (Engine, accessory, serpentine, V-drive): belt has unusual wear
  • ENGINE OIL & FILTER – Remove & Replace – 2.0L Eng,O.H.C.- DOHC,Gas
 
Tina R. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/6/2023

2004 Buick Century

Buick Century

Mileage
143,595
Service Date
11/30/2022
Services Performed
  • Found no visual sighs of active coolant leaks, performed pressure test and cooling system held pressure for 30 min, pressure test radiator cap and found cap will not hold pressure, recommending replacing radiator cap.
  • General Inspection – Priority One. 1 radiator cap. 2 diagnose instrument cluster. 3 brake inspection/brake flush. 4 diagnose codes. 5 diagnose window function. Priority Two. 1 diagnose transmission leak. 2 all four struts. 3 wiper blades. 4 washer fluid reservoir. Inspection Findings – SEL- Code list – engine codes P0520, P1626, P1811. body control module codes B2957, B-2961. instrument cluster display is not functioning unable to see if vehicle is in park and unable to see what vehicle mileage is. Wiper Blades – wiper blades are worn recommend to replace. Other – driver side window automatically drops down when key is on recommend farther diagnosing. Brake Fluid – brake fluid is very dark / worn, recommend performing flush. Antifreeze/Coolant – coolant level and condition are okay see work order for coolant leak. Washer Fluid – windshield washer reservoir has a leak recommend replace reservoir. Transmission fluid – transmission fluid and condition are okay, pan has signs of leakage recommend to clean and add dye to confirm. Brakes (Pads/Shoes) – front brake pads are getting extremely low recommend performing brake inspection. Shocks / Struts – front and rear struts are the original equipment recommend to replace all four. Fuel Filter – recommend fuel filter by mileage.
  • removed and replaced oil filter. inspected oil filter and found excessive amount of metal debris inside filter. recommending to have engine oil changed in a thousand miles to reinspect for metal debris. drained oil and refilled with 4 quarts of 5W30 full synthetic oil. vehicle does not have a maintenance light. unable to sticker vehicle due to unknown mileage. double checked oil level confirming service complete.
  • Pressure tested new radiator cap to verify cap holding pressure with in spec's and installed new cap.
  • Customer to return for inspection.
 
Kevin W. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/22/2022

2008 Dodge Pickup

Dodge Pickup

Mileage
1
Service Date
12/12/2022
Services Performed
  • SMOKED EXHAUST SYSTEM AND FOUND LEAK AT ENGINE SIDE OF MUFFLER. CLAMP STRETCHED AND ISN'T SEALING LIKE IT SHOULD. REMOVED CLAMP AND WELDED PIPING TOGETHER AND TESTED AND NOTED EXHAUST SYSTEM SEALED AND NO THER LEAKS
  • priorities: 1. brake inspection 2. replace tires 3. front end inspection & alignment 4. further testing of codes 5. wipers 6. third brake light
 
BRIAN S. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/14/2022

2014 Subaru Outback

Subaru Outback

Mileage
122,498
Service Date
12/19/2022
Services Performed
  • Scanned vehicle for ECU codes, no stored codes at time of scanning, road tested vehicle and verified hesitation 1 time. During road test found MAF sensor reading were a little high, inspected MAF sensor for restriction or debris, did not find any issues, cleaned MAF sensor and re road tested.
  • General Inspection – Priority List – Priority One 1 brake inspection 2 diag horn Priority Two 1 diag tpms with tire shop Wheel weight…… all weights seem to be present. Huge build up of mud dirt and snow I. Rear tires will clear all debris Inspection Findings – SEL- Code list – One tpms code Other – Horn doesn’t work suggest diag Brakes (Pads/Shoes) – Rear pads look low recommend inspection Tire pressure & condition – Set to 35 psi.
  • Reinstalled drain plug with new gasket. Lowered vehicle and w placed oil filter. Filled engine with 5.1 qt of 0w20 w one can of MOA. Confirmed no leaks and fluid level correct. Stickered vehicle for 5000 miles
  • Removed which is now number two ignition coil and replaced it with new. Road tested vehicle 15 miles confirming misfire and customer's concern of hesitation is no longer present.
 
Christian C. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/19/2022

2007 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

Chevrolet TrailBlazer

Mileage
98,931
Service Date
12/16/2022
Services Performed
  • Replaced thermostat.
  • Performed cooling system flush using BG cooling system flush kit- see added line for thermostat replacment, add recommended coolant to spec's.
  • Perform air induction service using BG fuel service kit.
  • Removed and replaced all six spark plug and spark plug coils boots. Found that valve cover gasket are leaking oil into spark plug tubes.Recommending resealing valve cover. Cleared all codes and road test vehicle 10 miles confirming service completed.
  • Installed new bulbs.
  • Scan OBD-II for trouble codes.
  • General Inspection – Priority List – Priority One. 1 brake flush. 2 tires. 3 valve cover gasket. 4 reevaluate and diagnose codes. Priority Two. 1 front struts rear shocks. 2 front tire center caps. Inspection Findings – SEL- Code list – engine code P0496. antilock brake code C4 55. airbag code U1016. liftgate control module code C0760, C0775. passenger pretensioner system code U1016, seat module code U1046, U1016. tire pressure monitoring codes C0670, C0775. Recommending to farther diagnose EVAP code and clear all other codes. Lights (Head, Brake, Turn) – Driver side license plate light is out. see final notes for bulb replacement. Brake Fluid – Brake fluid is contaminated recommend performing flush. Antifreeze/Coolant – See final notes for coolant flush. Air Filter – Air filters dirty and will be replaced at this time. Spark Plugs / Wires – Air induction service and spark plug removal replacement is being performed on this visit. Shocks / Struts – Front struts and rear shocks are the original equipment recommend to replace by age and miles. Tire pressure & condition – All four tires were set to 29 psi. did set him to 35. all four tires look like they're in very good condition no weather cracking or abnormal wear but do have a DOT date of 2014 recommending to replace by age. Found both front center caps are missing.
 
Robert P. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/16/2022

2012 Subaru Outback

Subaru Outback

Mileage
136,217
Service Date
12/5/2022
Services Performed
  • During vehicle inspection found: Priority One: 1. brake inspection, 2. clear codes, 3. recharge battery Priority Two: 1. clean air filter, 2. cabin air filter, 3. bulb SEL- Code list: multiple codes, recommend to clear codes and reevaluate Cabin air filter: cabin air filter is a little dirty recommend to replace Lights (Head, Brake, Turn): passenger rear marker lamp is out recommend to replace bulb and recheck Air Filter: k&n air filter is dirty recommend to clean and service Battery Condition: good, recommend to replace Brakes (Pads/Shoes): brake pads look like they're starting to get a little low recommend brake inspection
  • ENGINE OIL & FILTER – Remove & Replace
 
Bill N. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/14/2022

2013 Toyota Tacoma

Toyota Tacoma

Mileage
139,667
Service Date
12/8/2022
Services Performed
  • After oil change: drained and refilled with 5.5 quarts 5W30 full synthetic and a can of MOA, replaced oil filter, new sticker set for 5000 miles at 144,667, current odometer is 139,667, verified oil level is full, oil maintenance was reset.
  • General Inspection: Priority One: 1. recharge battery Battery Condition. good, recommend to recharge
 
Cynthia D. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/8/2022

2016 Subaru Forester

Subaru Forester

Mileage
79,738
Service Date
11/23/2022
Services Performed
  • Concern: customer States mission and dynamic control lights are on would like us to run scan to see what exactly going on. customer also stated that vehicle has a hesitation while acceleration. How customers concern was verified: scan vehicle and do confirm that code p0171 for system 2 lean bank 1 is present. Describe testing performed: clear codes and road test vehicle 10 mi unable to duplicate customers concern of hesitation but was able to confirm fuel trims to be in the +15 at idle. During general inspection did find that air filter is dirty and needs to be replaced. using freeze frame found code was set on the initial cold start. allowed vehicle to set overnight and retested first thing and morning confirming when vehicle goes into closed loop field trim started dropping to +35. removed mass air flow sensor and found no obvious faults but cleaned and retested confirming fuel trims are now within spec. Explain repair recommendation: test results show that a dirty mass air flow sensor is fault for lean codes to be present. was unable to duplicate customers concern of hesitation but a faulty mass air flow sensor could cause customers concern. Parts and Labor needed for repairs: recommending to remove and replace both mass air flow sensor and air filter.
  • General Inspection: priorities. 1. brake inspection. 2. air filter / mass air flow sensor. 3 oil change. 4 battery. 5. license plate lights. 6. windshield. CEL- Code list: she work order for engine code p0171. body integrated unit code b1407. tire pressure monitoring code c2022, c2521. recommended clear all other codes and reevaluate next oil change. Oil Life %: no oil change sticker to reference to. Windshield / Glass: windshield is cracked recommend to have replaced. Lights (Head, Brake, Turn): license plate lights are out recommend to replace bulb and recheck. Engine Oil: engine oil is extremely black recommend to perform oil change. Power Steering Fluid: n/a. Air Filter: air filter is dirty recommend to replace. Battery Condition: battery is testing app 380 cold cranking amps specs supposed to be 555. there is some corrosion build up on top and it is the original Subaru battery recommend to replace due to age and testing low. Brakes (Pads/Shoes): rear brake pads are extremely low recommend performing brake inspection.
  • After oil change: drained and refilled with 5.1 quarts 0w20 full synthetic and a can of moa, replaced oil filter, new sticker set for 5000 miles at 84,764, current odometer is at 79,764, verified oil level is full.
  • Removed and replaced mass air flow sensor and drove 10 miles confirming repairs.
  • Final Tech Notes and Checklist: battery, maf, air filter. Repairs performed: removed and replaced battery and perform battery terminal service, replaced air filter.
 
LeeAnn S. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/23/2022

2009 Nissan Murano

Nissan Murano

Mileage
163,291
Service Date
11/18/2022
Services Performed
  • General Inspection – Priority List – Priority One. 1 further diagnosed engine codes. 2 air filter. 3 clear all other codes. 4 diagnose oil leaks. 5 tires. Priority Two. 1 transmission flush. 2 front struts rear shocks. 3 serpentine belt. Inspection Findings – SEL- Code list – service engine light is on. engine codes p0420, p0430. recommending to farther diagnose engine codes and clear all other codes and reevaluate next oil change Oil Life % – according to oil change sticker vehicle is 4,000 miles overdue. Engine Oil – engine has a small leaking suspect oil cooler o-ring or oil pan need to clean and add dye to confirm. Belts (Engine, accessory, serpentine, V-drive) – serpentine belt is the original equipment recommend to replace by mileage. Air Filter – air filter is extremely dirty recommend to replace. Transmission fluid – transmission fluid is a little worn recommend to perform flush. Shocks / Struts – front struts and rear shocks are original equipment recommend to replace by mileage Differential fluid- Frt and/or rear – front differential has signs of leaking need to clean and add dye to confirm. Tire pressure & condition – all four tires have light weather cracking on the wheel wall and a DOT day of 2017 recommending to replace all four tires due to age.
  • removed and replaced oil filter. drained oil and refilled with 4.8 quarts of 5W-30 synthetic blend and a can of moa. stickered vehicle for a 3000 mi at 166291. vehicle is not equipped with a maintenance light or has not been set up for maintenance reminder. double check oil level confirming service complete.
 
Betty G. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/19/2022

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CT's Automotive
163 Goldmine Drive Unit B
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
(970) 264-1630