Fifth Gear Automotive, Inc. is owned and operated by Eric Gibson, who purchased the business in January 2017 from Andy Eberstadt who started 5th Gear in 1982 in a small 3 bay shop located in Northglenn.
After relocating his shop several times to grow with his increasing customer base, Andy decided to locate 5th Gear Automotive in his totally new from-the-ground-up auto service structure in early 2001. Andy's passion has always been to serve vehicle owners who value quality and integrity. His business philosophy is founded on the principles of honest pay for honest work.
After 35+ years of building 5th Gear to what it is today, Andy Eberstadt was ready to retire. Andy didn’t want to sell the business to just anybody, so he interview prospective buyers to make sure they were going to be a good fit. After all, this is his legacy. Andy and Eric hit it off right away, having the same vision and integrity of how an honest auto repair shop should treat their customers.
Eric Has 25+ years in the auto repair industry. At the age of 16 he was doing side jobs out of his parents garage to help pay for his first car, a 1966 VW Bug. He worked at a couple of local shops before his most recent job as a fleet mechanic for a major utility in CA. There he quickly found his nitch and was soon the lead diesel mechanic for their major repair facility. After nearly 20 years there, he and his family wanted to get closer to family in the Broomfield area. It has always been Eric’s dream to have his own shop, and with Andy retiring soon, the timing couldn’t have been better. And well, the rest is history!
5th Gear Automotive exceeds customer expectations because our employees are dedicated to accurate, timely and complete service and repair. We intend to keep it that way. We use state-of-the-industry information with on-line computerized access to the latest information, manufacturer bulletins, and diagnostic expertise to supplement our own extensive training, experience and commitment to excellence. As modern vehicles become more complex and program driven, we acquire new training and tools to stay current on the knowledge required to diagnose and service any vehicle we accept for service.
5th Gear Automotive Employs ASE Certified technicians to work on today highly complex vehicles. We have the latest electronic diagnostic equipment, knowledge, skills and expertise for domestic and foreign models. Computer access to industry-wide information on every make and model vehicle we service.
5th Gear Automotive Features:
- Mustang 1100 Chassis dynamometer testing
- State-of-the-Industry computer diagnostics & support software
- 10 full service bays
- Licensed Colorado Diesel Emissions Testing station
- Factory dealer scan tools and equipment
- Auto Logic for European cars
- ASE Certified Technicians
- BOSCH service center
- NAPA AutoCare center
- Automotive Service Association of Colorado member
- competitive pricing to dealers and other repair facilities