6519 Arapahoe Road,   unit 1
Boulder, CO  80303

Import Specialists of Boulder Import Automotive Repair & Service


Committed to providing you excellent service, so you always choose us for your repair needs.


For most people, auto maintenance and repair is not fun or convenient. So, we want make the process as easy and enjoyable as possible for you.   We are a dog-friendly establishment so that you don't have to worry about leaving your fur-baby at home.  Should you choose to wait while we work on your vehicle, you can relax in our waiting room and enjoy complimentary coffee, tea or water while using our free Wi-Fi.

Continuing the family tradition is our foundation.

Family owned and operated and proudly serving the greater Boulder area, Import Specialists was founded in 1985 by Dick and Carol Hughes. They specialized in repair and services on only import vehicles. With the arrival of Joe & Mary Bourche in 2013, Import Specialists became incorporated with Best Auto Repair. With over 20 years in the automotive repair industry, Joe brought his expertise in domestic vehicle service. Import Specialists/Best Auto expanded and became a comprehensive shop servicing both domestic and import vehicles.

In January 2016, Joe lost his battle with a long term illness and passed away. With Joe's passing, long time family friend and current Import Specialists service manager Rob Carl stepped up to assume ownership responsibilities. Rob is determined to continue the long standing tradition and family values on which Import Specialists was founded in 1985.

We genuinely care about your car and your experience, and it shows. Our first-time customers continually become our long term customers time and time again, choosing us for all their auto needs.    We’re committed to auto repair and to serving you with quality and value.  If your vehicle has to stay over night or the weekend, it will be stored inside our locked and secured shop, where it will be safe and out of the weather.  Bring your car in today for an inspection, and see what our commitment to quality is all about! We may not be related, but you’ll feel like we’re family.

Import Specialists of Boulder

For the 30 years we’ve been in business, we always strive to provide our clients the best quality service possible to gain their full satisfaction and trust.  They’ve shown their appreciation by coming back to us repeatedly, sometimes for generations.


We want to be the auto maintenance and repair facility for all your automotive needs, whether it be import or domestic.  Your vehicle will be repaired with parts that are genuine & original equipment (OEM).  All fluids we use are manufacturer specified & approved.

We care about the environment, too.  We are as "green"  by properly recycling used fluids.  Fluids are also bought in bulk to minimize the amount of plastic bottle, and we recycle the bottles when they are empty.  When we have used metal parts we take them to the metal recycling facility. 

Because we are in unincorporated Boulder, you save money by not paying as much tax. 

Dedicated to auto repair and to serving you with quality & value.


Our automotive technicians are highly skilled and have years of experience. Most of all: they love cars and care about yours. Whether it’s our quick, quality, friendly service or the honesty and value we bring to every interaction, our customers love us.


Get to know our experienced automotive technicians. They’ve got tools, skills, and a desire to help. Come see why no shop is as quick, qualified, or convenient as we are.