L&R Automotive welcomes you to our Arvada ~ Wheat Ridge auto repair website. L&R Automotive is a well known and respected auto repair facility in Arvada ~ Wheat Ridge Colorado and the Jefferson County area for our honesty and professional auto repair services that our staff and mechanics provide to our customers. Each staff member and mechanic in our Arvada ~ Wheat Ridge auto repair shop takes pride in the excellent reputation we are fortunate to have developed with both our customers and the entire Arvada ~ Wheat Ridge and Jefferson County area. Our shop is grateful that our customers repeatedly choose us for their auto repair and service needs and frequently send their friends and family to our Arvada ~ Wheat Ridge shop for their auto repair and service needs as well.

Each expert mechanic on our team understands that the very thought of getting an automobile repaired can make most people nervous. For those who are not saavy about auto repair or are uncertain whether or not the correct repairs are being performed on your automobile our Arvada ~ Wheat Ridge auto repair shop is the perfect place for you because of the following reasons.

L&R Automotive pledges to all of our Arvada ~ Wheat Ridge and Jefferson County customers that we will not remove any part from a vehicle in order to complete an auto repair unless it is absolutely necessary. Additionally our Arvada ~ Wheat Ridge auto repair shop promises to diagnose all auto repair problems in an honest and professional manner. Each mechanic and staff member in our shop strives to provide prompt and courteous service to all who visit our auto repair facility in the hope that you will come back to us for all of your auto repair needs.

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • Pick-Up / Delivery, Shuttle Service, warranties , Towing, Senior / Military Discount.

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • ATI
  • ASE
  • ASA

Serviced Areas

  • Arvada Colorado

Payment Options

  • American Express, Debit Cards, Discover, Financing Available, MasterCard, VISA, Cash

Contact Details

  Person Mike Hawkins
  City Arvada, CO
  Zip Code 80004
  Address 10300 Ralston Road
  Phone Number (303) 456-8364
  Fax (303) 940-7561

Business Representative

Mike Hawkins


I have been an ASE certified Master technician for 20 plus years. It has always been a dream of mine to own my own shop. In September 2015 that dream came true when my wife and I purchased L & R Automotive from Vic and Alison Lively. We wanted to make a difference in the automotive industry by offering honesty and integrity while offering value to our customers. We feel that helping out in the community is important as well. Our motto is treating people the way we would like to be treated. I enjoy camping, fly fishing, hunting and volunteering with Boy Scouts.

Products & Services



L&R Automotive is the leader in Wheat Ridge ~ Arvada Colorado for the maintenance, service, and diagnosis of automatic and manual transmissions. The technicians in our Wheat Ridge ~ Arvada transmission shop are certifed professionals with years of experience and have the right tools and the latest diagnostic equipment to make sure your transmission is diagnosed and serviced correctly at a fair and competitive prices.

Other services offered

Other services offered

Auto Repair, Clutch Repair, Differential Repair, Driveline Repair, Brake Repair, Suspension & Steering, Engine Repair, Auto Electric, Battery / Charging Systems, Cooling Systems, Emission Systems, Exhaust Systems, Fuel Systems, Lighting & Wipers, Filters & Fluids, Belts & Hoses, HVAC.

  • I would recommend this business

I’ve had the privilege of working with L&R Automotive for the past eight months, The integrity and knowledge that L&R brings to the table is second to none! If you live in the Arvada area L&R is your first choice! “Neighbors you can trust”

Value for money
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Customer Testimonials

To L&R Automotive, Fellas, I'm ashamed of myself as I didn't even get your names while I was there. But I just wanted to say a special Thank You for the work you did on my truck on 12-28-09 (replacing the steering gear box). You did a good job, the price was fair and I really appreciate that! Travelling through from out of state, I was most happy with the quality of service provided to this "out of towner"

Thanks again!!

Hi guys, Just a note to thank you for all you have done, not to mention your help when we had a problem and were away from home. Your fairness and honesty was so much appreciated and sad to say, very rare today. We will be your customers for as long as you own your business and will send all our friends and family your way. God bless you all!!! Your Friends, Glenn & Bonnie Bank

Dear Vic, I wanted to thank you for the fine work you did on my Ford F-250 several weeks ago. Not only did you endeavor to minimize the time it took to rebuild the steering gear while I waited, but you saved me over $300.00 compared to what a dealer would have charged me. You are truly an honest and very competent professional at a time when those attributes are very rare indeed. Best of luck with your business and thanks again. Sincerely, Colin O'Neill, O'Neill Consulting Solutions, Inc

The service is wonderful. The techs look over everything to makes sure everything looks good and no other problems will occur soon. Mike is in contact with each customer every step of the way. I won't be going anywhere else ever again.

Superior service at a great price. The mechanics instantly evaluated my vehicle and stayed late on a Friday to complete the work. There is not a better place to take your vehicle.

Honest shop - went to get headlights replaced and to fix an oil leak. I thought it was the oil pan on my Tahoe. They told me it was just the oil filter gasket dripping and to get an oil change. Wow. They're very honest and I will def. Use again.

I was leaving on a road trip last Thanksgiving and realized my brake light was out. Not wanting to get a ticket I tried to get it fixed the day I was leaving. I got the bulb at the auto parts store and tried a couple of auto repair shops to get it installed. No one had time. I stopped in at L and R and explained my circumstance. They said they could install it immediately. I returned in an hour and it was done, it was done right and they did not charge me a penny! They just said Happy Thanksgiving! Great service and great people. I highly recommend this auto repair shop!!

I just want to say I have to give L& R Automotive a thumbs up' My husband recently had his brakes done and in a timely manner by a very honest mechanic. I returned today for brakes on my car,and was treated with respect and honesty. My car went in this morning and was finished this afternoon. Thank you Vic and your mechanic!!!

Fantastic Service! From past experience I knew L&R would get me in on time. They were as prompt as usual. It was only for an oil and filter change as well as Subaru recommended brake fluid change. Their complimentary inspection picked up a problem with corrosion of the battery terminals. My biggest praise comes from their communication with me, never trying to up-sell, just inform. They even adjusted my service interval reminders based on past needs. Great team.

This is a family owned and operated business that has great and honest people working and running it! They won't nickle and dime you and they will always give you their honest opinion of what is priority on your vehicle! If you are looking for good honest people that do great work L and R is the place to bring your car!

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Having looked at how our sign is after yesterday, does anyone have any recommendations for a sign company located near Arvada?
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This year for Easter we gathered non perishables and toys for families across the jeffco area.
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To all of our customers, please be careful driving. The wind is causing serious issues today!
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All it takes is a little magic 😀 (note the magic wand in Mike's hand)
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Hello! We wanted to help a few single mothers out there. Through jeffco angels we had many awesome moms who were nominated and some who nominated themselves to recieve a gift basket with some mom goodies as well as an oil change / service visit to the
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Look at what came in today!
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April is national car care month. Have extra reward points? Call us today to set up an appointment and save some money!
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While our great staff is busy taking care of our great customers, Mike and the family are with 248 other shops at the ATI Super Conference! There was a Duck race in the lazy river all proceeds are going to Kids Beating Cancer. So far raising $30,250!
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