About Our Shop in Fort Collins, CO

Get to Know Us -- A&B Import Auto

Our Story

A&B Import Auto started back in 1983, when Mark Ausbrooks and Craig Barlow decided to leave a local Fort Collins independent auto repair shop, that the two had been working at together, and strike off on their own as partners in the small business work. Renting a space for $200 a month on Lincoln Ave in Fort Collins, with a hand painted sandwich board out new the street, got them going. After heating with wood and coal in their original location for a year, they moved across the alley to a new building that had just been built – where htey have seen to this day. Working on air cooled Volkswagen bugs, early Subarus, Saabs (when they first started), and Japanese cars, A&B has changed with the times, now working on more modern import vehicles. After 3 year, Craig moved on, but Mark stayed the course for the duration of the business – start to present day. Through our highly skilled and experienced technicians we have provided quality import car service and repair with honest and attention to detail for nearly 40 years. We even do a little domestic vehicle repair as well.

Our team of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certified Master Technicians provides specialized solutions for import vehicles in Northern Colorado and Southern Wyoming. Meeting factory standards for repairs and services, we offer authentic, dealership-quality repairs at fair and affordable prices. Visit our state-of-the-art facility to see what the latest tools and training can do for your vehicle. We guarantee you’ll be impressed with what you see. And we stand behind all of our work with a 12-month/12,000-mile warranty!

A&B Import Auto is a member of the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB), Automotive Service Association (ASA), and TECHNET Professional Automotive Service.

Meet the Team


John is an ASE Master Certified Technician and general automotive expert. After 35 years in the industry, there’s nothing he can’t fix! But as an Audi and Volkswagen specialist, he knows German vehicles especially well. If you need anything for your import car, bring it to John for service!


Mark has been working on cars for over 35 years and in that time, he’s seen just about everything that could go wrong with them. Now, he has the knowledge and experience to provide accurate solutions for all makes and models! His ASE Master Certification proves he’s up for any automotive challenge.


Sebastian is our newest team member and technician in training. As an ASE Certified Technician, he has met industry standards for competency and skill to service all kinds of vehicles.


Stop By!

Want to know more about A&B Import Auto? Stop by our facility and say hi! Our friendly staff members are always happy to see new faces and will be glad to show you around our shop. We can discuss your individual automotive needs to create a budget-friendly, effective service plan for your import vehicle! Find us at 1943 E. Lincoln Avenue near Kingfisher Point Natural Area. You can also reach us at 970-221-4700 or through our online scheduling system to book your next appointment. We look forward to hearing from you!