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Welcome to Auto Aves

The Automotive Avenues experience is nothing like you've ever experienced before. Our customers continue to rank us #1 because we're different from the traditional car dealership model:

  • One-stop shop: 1000s of new and used vehicles to choose from.
  • Non-commissioned sales staff.
  • No haggle prices set at or below market value.
  • No Dealer Handling Fees (savings of up to $800).
  • Direct access to credit union financing.
  • "Peace of Mind" pre-owned protection, return, and exchange policies.
  • We will buy your car, even if you don't buy ours.
Come see why consumers continue to rank us #1 in Colorado. We believe in the lifetime value of a customer and want you to wonder why you ever bought a car anywhere else. So drive away in your new vehicle, take a deep breath, and know you've made a great decision. Automotive Avenues is here for you for the long haul, because WE CARE!

We look forward to serving you!

Auto Aves. Mountain-Ready family cars. Simplified shopping.

Colorado, what a wonderful place to raise a family! If you live in the Denver metro area, you know there are so many outdoor adventures waiting just up the road, from scenic vistas, camping, and close encounters with wildlife. And to get out there, you need a great car.

Your car needs to be rugged enough to handle everything Colorado can throw at you, from driven snow, to blazing heat, from lonely mountain passes, to the urban jungle.

The economy is slowly getting back on its feet, but chances are, you're on a budget. You can't afford to over-spend, but you also don't want to get stuck in a cheap car that won't perform!

You've come to the right place.

We're not just any used car dealership. We've been rated #1 in Colorado. That's because our customers always drive away happy, and you will too!

Check out the programs we offer that make use the best choice for your family:

One-Stop Shopping

No more driving from one end of town to the other looking for the right car. We've got one of the largest used-car inventories in Colorado, so chances are, we've got what you're looking for. And if we don't, we can find it for you!

Check out our impressive selection of SUVs and Trucks!

No Pressure Customer Service

Have you ever felt pressured by a car salesman? They tried to lead the conversation, and convince you to look at a car you didn't really want?

Most dealerships pay their employees on commission, so they will do anything to get you into a car. At Automotive Avenues, we don't believe in bullying our customers (or our employees!), so we've dropped the traditional commission model.

Our sales team is dedicated to one thing: taking care of you, and helping you find the car you want.

No Haggling

At a typical dealership, part of the buying process is lengthy negotiation over price... and if you don't negotiate well, you end up getting ripped off!

We don't think that's good customer service. We think things should be simpler, more honest. Our no-haggle prices are competitively priced at or below market value. It's like we've already done the negotiating for you! 

Peace of Mind

Never worry about getting stuck with a lemon. We put our pre-owned vehicles through a rigorous 240-point safety and diagnostic inspection, and offer free vehicle history reports through AutoCheck.

Just in case you are still worried (we understand), you have our money back guarantee on our entire stock! If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase within 48-hours and 200 miles, bring it back, no questions asked. We are also happy to exchange your car within 7 days and 500 miles.

On top of all that, we include a complementary 60-day or 2,000-mile limited powertrain warranty for vehicles whose manufacturer warranties have expired.

Financing made easy

We have exclusive partnerships with Bellco Credit Union, Credit Union of Denver, Denver Community Credit Union, and Coors Credit Union, and additional partnerships in the community, so we are equipped to tear through the red tape, and provide guidance with financing.


Our great customer service doesn't end when you drive away. Let us continue care for you at our state-of-the-art service garage in Lakewood, open Monday-Saturday. We service all makes and models with brand-name parts and fluids. Click here to schedule service, or call (888) 698-3671.

10 Driving Tips to Help You Embrace Life in the Mountains.

Colorado is an amazing place to live, with so much to offer to one seeking adventure.

Whether you're visiting Waterton Canyon right in the Denver area, or trekking out to Vail, there are opportunities everywhere to hike, camp, bike, horseback ride, ski, and much more! You needn't go far for close encounters with wildlife, from bighorn sheep and mule deer, to cutthroat trout and lark buntings!

Mountain life is awesome, and Colorado has it all.

But how are you getting out there?

Here are some tips that will get you up those mountain roads safely!

Going Up

Watch Your Temperature Gauge! The biggest danger while climbing a mountain slope is overheating.

Go Slow. If you've got a 4-cylinder engine, or you're towing something, you may need to slow down. Keep to the right hand lane, and pull over if you have several cars queuing up behind you.

Turn off the A/C and any other electronics. This will give your engine more power.

Pull over. If you begin overheating, pull over at the nearest safe location. Most mountain roads will have pull-off areas for precisely this reason!

Get Serviced Before a Big Trip! If you have an older vehicle, it's a good idea to get your belts and hoses, as well as your coolant checked. If you have overheating issues, you may want to have your radiator professionally serviced. There's nothing worse than breaking down on a mountain, out of cell phone reception!

Coming Down

Don't Ride Your Breaks. At least not all the way down the mountain. Under constant use, breaks heat up and become less effective, creating a dangerous situation. So, how do you reduce strain on the breaks?

Downshift to first or second gear. This lets the engine slow the car, instead of the breaks.

Pull Over! Just like driving up the mountain, if your breaks begin to overheat, pull to the side wherever it is safe to do so.

General Tips!

Always keep a safe following distance.This is especially important with mountain driving where cars may need to make sudden stops or swerves to avoid fallen rocks, or deer.If it's foggy on the mountains, turn on your headlights. Even if you don't need them to see, it will let other cars see you coming!

At Auto Aves,we've got a wide selection of pre-owned AWD Trucks and SUVs that can handle anything our state can throw at you.Come visit one of our two showrooms, in Lakewood, CO on West 6th Avenue and Havana Street in Aurora, both conveniently located in the greater Denver metro area.

What to Look for in a Used Car Dealership

Okay, you're shopping for a used car. You can go anywhere, the internet is a wide ocean of vehicles you can search for. How do you know where to anchor your ship, and make a purchase? At Automotive Avenues, we're convinced that we are the right choice for you. Maybe we're tooting our own horn here, but we've got good reason to be proud!


We know we'll have the car you're looking for, because our inventory of pre-owned cars is among the largest in the state. We can even find and acquire new vehicles just for you.

Stress-Free Shopping.

Buying a car can be stressful. Between pushy salesmen, and intimidating negotiations, you can be left drained, and unsure of who has your best interests at heart. Our sales team is not working for commission, so they can prioritize your needs as a customer, rather than on squeezing a sale out of you! Our prices are set at or below market value , so you're getting a great deal-- no haggling required.

We're always in your corner.

If you're in the market for a new car, we can negotiate for you and get you the best price! We have years of experience, connections, and leverage, making us a great choice to be your personal, professional team of negotiators.

Stress-Free financing.

We're partnered with local Credit Unions, so we're positioned to help you finance your next used car with minimal worry!


We offer free history reports on all our pre-owned vehicles, so you know exactly what you're getting. No surprises. We were named Dealer of the Year in Colorado by DealerRater, and our Customer Satisfaction Index is over 98%!

It's our goal to turn that "used car salesman" stereotype on its head. When you choose Automotive Avenue, you're getting the most reliable team of auto experts on your side, and we won't rest until you drive away happy!

We know if you're looking for a used car, you've got a lot of internet searching to do. Go on, we'll let you get back to it. But once you've scoured the web, we hope you'll give us a call at (303) 750-5000, or drop by at one of our two convenient locations at Lakewood or Aurora-- both within a half hour of Denver.