About Durable Automotive Companies

The Durable Companies is a privately owned family business now in our fourth generation.

Alexander Geremia was an Italian immigrant who dreamed of something more, and by 1909, he had found the company that would become his family legacy - Durable Auto Radiator Works. Originally located in New Haven, CT, Alexander moved the company to New Haven County where it was located first on West Main, then Litchfield County Avenue and finally, Thomaston Avenue where it still is today.

By 1919, our company was established as a radiator repair shop. But, by the second generation, Michael Geremia, auto body and mechanical services had been added into the mix. With our third generation, David M. Geremia, ushered in a new era by making sure Durable Radiator & Auto Body, Inc. was a “one stop shop” for our customers. By adding insurance direct repairs, a towing department and much more, he made sure that Durable continued towards our number one goal of making our customers happy.

Fast forward to today with our fourth generation, David P. Geremia. He grew up learning the business from the ground up at his Poppy’s knee – starting with repairing radiators, towing and repairing vehicles to name a few. He has over 20 years of experience in the industry as a fabricator, certified mechanic, certified appraiser, and more. He has been able to bring Durable into the forefront by bringing on board AVIS / Budget car rentals and Budget truck rentals as well as adding medium duty truck repairs and fleet maintenance departments here on Thomaston Avenue.

Durable is proud to have a long history of supporting our surrounding communities through such distinguished organizations as the Boy & Girls Clubs, Boy and Girl Scouts, the New Haven County Veterans Memorial Committee, New Haven County P.A.L. and more.

Our family mission at Durable is to make sure that the customer is completely satisfied with our “one-stop-shop.” Durable has a reputation of excellence in the local auto body collision repair industry and offers our customers the confidence, expertise and service of the oldest and most reliable vehicle repair shop in the area.

Whether you are stopping in for a tune up, looking for a paint job, or body work after an accident, our staff will guide you through the steps to your final repairs and get you back on the road. Automotive accidents may be unpleasant, but that doesn’t mean your repair process should be! Give us a call and we will be happy to provide you an estimate at no obligation.

Services Offered

  • Air conditioning diagnosis
  • Air conditioning recharge
  • Alternator replacement
  • Axle shaft oil seal replacement
  • Battery replacement
  • Brake master cylinder
  • Brake pad replacement
  • Brake rotor Replacement
  • Brake shoe replacement
  • Brake system diagnosis
  • Catalytic Converter replacement
  • Check engine light diagnosis
  • Coolant system flush
  • Diagnose my vehicle
  • Drive belt replacement
  • Electrical system diagnosis
  • Engine mount replacement
  • Engine oil and filter change
  • Exhaust replacement
  • Fuel pump replacement
  • Fuel system repairs
  • HVAC blower motor
  • Hybrid battery replacement
  • Hybrid inverter assembly
  • Ignition system diagnosis
  • Minor/external transmission service
  • Muffler replacement
  • Oxygen sensor replacement
  • Radiator replacement
  • Serpentine / drive belt
  • Spark plug replacement
  • Starter replacement
  • Suspension ball joint
  • Timing Chain replacement
  • Timing belt replacement
  • Tire replacement
  • Tire rotation
  • Transmission diagnosis
  • Transmission repair
  • Turbocharger replacement
  • Valve body service
  • Water Pump replacement
  • Wheel alignment

Vehicles Serviced

  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Dodge
  • FIAT
  • Ford
  • GMC
  • Honda
  • Hyundai
  • Infiniti
  • Isuzu
  • Jaguar
  • Jeep
  • Kia
  • Land Rover
  • Lexus
  • Lincoln
  • MINI
  • Mazda
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Mercury
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Oldsmobile
  • Plymouth
  • Pontiac
  • Porsche
  • Ram
  • Saab
  • Saturn
  • Scion
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo
  • smart


    • Early drop off
    • Shuttle service
    • Free wifi
    • Wait on site

Other Amenities



  • 12 mth/12K mi. warranty (whichever comes first) for parts & labor*
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