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In 2011, on a dirt lot located right next to the middle of nowhere, I started performing vehicle repairs and maintenance. I worked on fleets and for anyone willing to make the trip out to see me. I have been fortunate to continue learning, improving, and doing what I love my entire career. My entrepreneurial journey has evolved from performing great repairs to creating a business that performs great repairs. The values behind it though have not changed.

In fact, not only has our implementation and turnaround time improved, but we work on making a better experience for every customer, every time.


     Levon Arnold
     Owner & President

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Long Arm Mechanics Founding Intent

I first had the idea to start Long Arm Mechanics when I was nine years old. At the time, I thought it would be easy to devote the upcoming years of my life to it. Back then, 20 years seemed like an eternity. It was not easy, but 20 years later, Long Arm Mechanics was founded.

“Pursue one great decisive aim with force and determination.” ~ Carl Von Clausewitz

On a trip to Africa, I decided I was ready to take the entrepreneurial leap of faith. I committed to the commercial launch of Long Arm Mechanics. I knew it would be a difficult path — I wasn’t even 30 years old! My intent to guarantee a “quality over quantity” business model would mean starting from scratch. Six months later, I took advantage of an opportunity to buy some equipment and lease the building from a former German specialty repair shop. It paid off.

“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity, the optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty” ~ Winston Churchill.

Further Training

Long Arm Mechanics has taken a proactive approach to keep an awesome team. We have high certification standards and we work with employees to develop a growth plan. We value continuing education through school, training, and recertifications. Thus, Long Arm Mechanics provides an annual allowance to encourage further training.

This allows us to stay up to date on modern vehicles and emerging technologies. It also helps Long Arm Mechanics keep an awesome team; a team that wants to deliver amazing service! Stop by and learn even more about us.


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Awards and Achievements

2023 Best of Boise runner Up
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2023 Carfax Top-Rated Service Center
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