Advanced Automotive Mechanics in Golden, CO

This Page is About Us, But Our Golden Auto Repair Shop Is All About You!

Greg Augustine opened Advanced Automotive in March of 1996, and we’ve been in the same location on Orchard Street in Golden ever since. After working for local auto repair shops and at a dealership facility, Greg found both independent automotive shops and dealers could repair cars and trucks, but they failed badly at the most important part of running a business—customer service. At Advanced Automotive, we want to be the difference-makers in the automotive field, the catalyst for change. We will earn your business, not expect it because we can fix your car or truck.

Advanced Automotive

When it comes to auto repair shops, the difference is in the big picture as well as the small details…

From our general approach to the tiniest detail, we aim to offer the best auto repair experience in Golden. For example, we genuinely listen to our customers’ concerns, which makes a huge difference in the grand scheme of automotive repair. We also sweat the small stuff—you’ll notice even the magazines in our clean, comfortable, and fun waiting area are updated daily.

Offering the Best Value for Quality Auto Repairs & Services

As part of our commitment to providing top-quality auto repairs at a fair price, Advanced Automotive stands behind all our services and repairs with a 2 years/24,000-miles national warranty. We also have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, showing we meet the highest standard for integrity and performance in customer service. Our shop is ASE certified, plus we’re an Air Care Colorado emissions repair facility. We’re proud and privileged to have all these certifications and accolades because they demonstrate we give customers the best value for their dollar with expert car care advice, friendly service, and quality auto repairs.

3-Year/36,000-Mile Warranty

2 Years/24,000 Miles Warranty

A+ Customer Service Rating from the BBB

A+ Customer Service Rating from the BBB

ASE-Certified Master Technicians

ASE-Certified Master Technicians

Air Care CO Emissions Repair Facility

Air Care CO Emissions Repair Facility

From the Owner, Greg Augustine

Greg Augustine, Owner of Advanced Automotive

When I was very young, three-years-old, I started dismantling doorknobs, taking apart my electric toys, and disassembling old phones my father brought home from the phone company where he worked. I would organize all my screws and parts by size and type, using butter tubs my mother saved for me. Around the age of eight, I started working on cars with my father, and when my parents asked me what I wanted to do when I was older, I said I wanted to fix cars in a gas station. As I got older, I refined my answer to “I want to have my own auto repair shop to fix cars.”

Before I achieved my dream, I started in the automotive industry working as a helper at a Porsche and Ferrari dealership—that was 1977, and I stayed there for the next three years. I went on to train in the areas of foreign, domestic, and European auto repair, as well as business management and finance, earning my ASE certification along the way. To this day, I love the challenge of figuring out tough car problems. Nothing beats the feeling of fixing an issue everyone said could not be repaired.

During my years working at dealerships, I was always reminded of that line from The Wizard of Oz: “Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.” At dealerships, you often wonder what’s going on back there, and why can’t you look? What are they hiding? With my own auto repair shop, I aim for the opposite type of atmosphere. Unlike a large dealership with the “Iron Curtain” syndrome, you’re welcomed into our shop during any service to watch the repair process, or to see exactly needs to be fixed on your vehicle before we start work. At Advanced Automotive, we appreciate our customers—working on your car is our pleasure, not our burden.

Meet Our Team

  • Greg
  • Andrew

    Andrew is an ASE Master-certified auto repair technician with a full Nissan technical and diagnostic training background. He also has GM diagnostic and repair training in diesel engine repairs. Andrew loves to work on the hard-to-diagnose issues that plague today’s complex car systems. To troubleshoot issues and handle repairs correctly, he is steady, focused, and determined to solve the problem no matter what it takes. A quick study, Andrew’s ability to grow with modern automotive technology gives our customers confidence, knowing their car issues will be resolved quickly and correctly with skillful repairs.

  • Ed

    Ed is an incredible automotive technician, starting with ADVANCED AUTOMOTIVE in 2018. He comes to us with a strong background in Diagnostics in all makes and models of automobiles. Ed is a master tech with a Degree in Automotive Technology. Ed’s ability to service and repair all makes and models with detail to factory like repairs. Ed is very clean and thorough, which is extremely important when handling today's hi-tech car systems. Ed has the ability to cover all automotive services and repairs, and that is why he is a huge asset to our shop.