About Us

Lakewood’s Top Rated Local Auto Shop Since 1928

Trust Your Vehicle With the Best Auto Mechanics in the Denver-Metro Area!

Since 1928, Merrill Automotive has provided exceptional auto services and repair to the Lakewood community, helping us earn our reputation as the Top Rated Local® auto repair shop in the area. Our mission is to provide high-quality automotive repair services to Lakewood and the Denver-metro area, backed by a top-notch customer service experience. All of our auto mechanics are ASE-certified, with years of training and experience, allowing them to work on all makes and models, including trucks. Learn more about our auto shop, and our rich 90-plus years of history in the community, and contact us today to schedule your reservation!

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Why Choose Merrill Automotive?

  • Top Rated Local® Auto Shop
  • More Than 90 Years in Lakewood
  • ASE-Certified Auto Mechanics
  • Full-Service Auto Repair & Maintenance
  • Service All Makes & Models
  • Locally-Owned & Operated

Our Auto Repair Shop’s History

Merrill Axle & Wheel Service was founded in 1928 by Marcellus S. Merrill as a local auto repair business in the Denver area. Marcellus was a noteworthy inventor, engineer, and manufacturer. At one point, Merrill Axle & Wheel Service grew to three locations in the Denver-metro area. Before World War II, Merrill had shops in Nebraska, Iowa, and California. Marcellus was seeking new equipment that didn’t yet exist, so he went on to invent the world’s first dynamic electronic wheel balancer.

We continue to operate with the highest regard for our valued customers and their vehicles. Maintaining our great reputation — which spans over 90 years — is of the utmost importance to us!

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Our Team

Merrill Automotive believes that collectively, we can do anything! This is a hard-working bunch that takes vehicle care seriously. We have families and friends in the Lakewood and Denver-metro area community that we serve. Our outstanding customers — some that have visited us for decades — make this challenging and exciting profession our life’s work.

All of our auto mechanics are certified, with years of training and experience, allowing them to work on cars of all makes and models, including trucks. You simply won’t find a more-qualified or passionate team anywhere else.

Our Mission

At Merrill Automotive, our auto repair shop’s mission is to provide ethical, high-quality automotive repair services to each and every one of our valued customers. It’s our belief that every single one of you deserves nothing but the best customer service experience possible. Our goal is to service or repair your vehicle in a clean, professional, and courteous manner. With our team, you can rest assured that your complete satisfaction is our top priority.

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Merrill Automotive has been providing quality automotive care since 1928. We are a family owned, local auto repair business delivering honest and professional automotive repair and maintenance. From auto repairs to oil changes our experienced ASE certified technicians are equipped to handle all major and minor repairs on foreign and domestic vehicles and trucks. We are your go-to automotive shop in Lakewood, Wheat Ridge, and Edgewater.

The staff at Merrill Automotive is great. They are all very knowledgeable about campers. We needed the axles aligned on our 2018 camper because is was eating up tires. They aligned it and it was ready the same day as promised.

-Eric Terry

Brought my Mom's Cadillac in for repairs and was glad I did! Even though there were many things wrong, they helped me to get the most important safety issues taken care of. Thanks for the help! Great shop! We will definitely be back.


It had been a while since I'd been to Merrill's. When I have alignment, or front end issues, I've always been satisfied with the work. I've always felt I was charged fairly, also. It's a little far for me, now that I live up north, but it's worth the drive. Thank you!

-Larry Frederiksen

Chuck and Mike were awesome! I brought my 71 Chevy truck in, and they were very transparent about the issues and the cost to do the repairs. I would definitely recommend other people to them and I would definitely do business with them again.

-Marcello Da Cunha

Mike is very friendly and super nice. He explained everything they did. And told me everything that needed to be fix. This is the third time I have been there. I high Recommend them. They did a great job and didn’t have my car for ever.

-Linda Wilson

Our Auto Services






What Are You Waiting For? Make a Reservation Today!

Regardless of the auto service you need, our expert auto mechanics are here to help. Our Night Owl and Early Bird drop-off availability ensure that you can get the service your vehicle needs on your schedule. We offer an outstanding 24-month/24,000-mile nationwide warranty on parts and labor for qualified repairs. We also have a comfortable waiting room at our beautiful Lakewood auto shop, with free coffee and WiFi service for your convenience!

Our NAPA AutoCare Center is located close to public transit in downtown Denver. We also offer towing services for when you are stranded or can’t start your vehicle. If you’re in need of auto service or repair, stop by our auto shop or give us a call today!

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Contact Merrill By Text (719) 356-3791

Car repair is never exciting but we want to make it easy for you. Submit this form or alternately, send us a text. (719) 356-3791 Our helpful service advisors will reach out as quickly as possible during business hours. We look forward to helping you!
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