why autowerkes?

     When it comes to your BMW, Mercedes Benz, or Porsche finding the right Shop with experienced technicians and superior Service may be a challenge. Bruce Powers, Johnny Germain, and Phil O’Ferrell have managed to bring the two together. Autowerkes is a personalized, full-service shop for the Maintenance, Repair, and Service of Porsche, BMW, Mercedes, and Mini Cooper vehicles for over 36 years serving Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Seal Beach, Irvine, and the greater Orange County Area.  Bruce, Phil, and Johnny have over 100 years of combined Automotive Experience.

 

    Why come to Autowerkes versus any dealership? When you bring your vehicle into Autowerkes, you not only get state-of-the-art equipment, but you also get a highly experienced team of experts with factory maintenance training that get involved in every repair. Not only have Bruce, Johnny, and Phil been working together since 1983, they each bring unique insight to the table. Not only are all 3 ASE Certified Master Technicians, but the entire staff receives recurrent training to stay up to date on all four brands. A Passion for Porsche, Mercedes, BMW, and Mini has fueled our team for over 36 years to strive to provide the best service possible to our customers. 

  • Location

    Our shop is central to Fountain Valley, Seal Beach, Costa Mesa, and Newport Beach

  • Knowledgeable Staff

    Over 100 years of combined experience from our Factory Trained and ASE Certified Master Technicians

  • Complimentary Shuttle

    Complimentary Pick up and drop off to any location

  • Comprehensive Car Care

    With our 36 years in specializing in Mercedes, BMW, and Porsche we can diagnose every repair and service that your car needs.

  • Loyalty Rewards

    Get your reward card after you purchase of one or more our Valvoline-related auto services via mail-in offer.

Located in Huntington Beach serving the communities of Fountain Valley, Seal Beach, Newport Beach and surrounding Orange County cities. We have all necessary tools and equipment including diagnostic computer software, lab scopes along with the latest training. Autowerkes performs many repairs and maintenance services such as:

  • Front End/Suspension
  • Brakes
  • Automobile Air Conditioning repair and service
  • Cooling System Service and Repair
  • Drivability
  • Details
  • FREE Mini Detail
  • Electrical Repair
  • Exhaust
  • Oil Service/30-60-90k mile Services
  • Transmission

Pre-expiration of warranty and extended warranty inspections: Prior to a warranty expiring we will scrutinize in detail, the complete vehicle for any possible repairs needed, which could be covered by your warranty.

  •   Don't bother with this place if you have a base model BMW.  I dropped off my car and did not receive a shuttle service because they were too busy giving rides to clients with the overpriced Porsches.  When I returned 2 days later to pick up my car and thought they were going to bring my car to me as I was waiting to pay for the repair bill.  Instead I had to dash across Talbert to retrieve my car that is now dirty on the outside with grease spots on the inside.  I wonder how much these guys charge for the car pickup and delivery service.

    thumb DJM V.
    8/05/2011
  •   I have been taking my 2007 CPO Mercedes S550 to Autowerkes for the past 3 years.  I like going there because they are excellent at communicating what is happening with my car and they are trustworthy.

    This past week I needed a new HID headlamp, which is a bit pricy and not an easy DIY task.  They also diagnosed my Check Engine light and replaced my defective Fuel Purge Valve, which has been intermittent over the last 9 months.

    They drive me to work, finish my car on time, and wash my car, which is also nice, however I pay for their expertise and not a nice lobby with a cappuccino machine.

    thumb Jim H.
    9/15/2013
  •   I have worked with Bruce at Autowerks for 15 years and four German cars. I have found them to be reasonable reliable and extremely competent.

    thumb Alex P.
    12/15/2013
  •   Each time I bring one of my old Porsches into Autowerkes I get great and friendly service. I've had air conditioning and door lock repairs on my Targa and fuel pump and exhaust repairs on my 912.  The work has been done quickly and correctly each time.  Today I went in with a problem with my front trunk latch mechanism and Johnny was able to repair it quickly. When I asked how much, he said "no charge." It is service like this that makes me return and recommend Autowerkes to others.

    thumb Gary L.
    5/07/2013
  •   I had my oil change done personally, and needed help to reset my computer. These guys wouldn't take my money, and that's what earns repeat business!

    thumb Mark N.
    11/22/2016
  •   Johnny, Bruce and Phil; Autowerks, What can I say they are AMAZING! They are priced fairly, they know their cars, they are quick, reliable, beyond helpful, very knowledgeable, they are SPECTACULAR!  I have used 98% of mechanics in Huntington Beach for over 20 years and I have never found anyone who I trusted bringing my car to and knowing it would come out getting fixed properly!  I recommend them! The only down fall is I wish they worked on my other cars that are not Mercedes, BMW, or Porsche!

    thumb Ashley J.
    7/01/2015
  •   I had oil change done by Autowerkes. It wasn't exorbitantly priced. They also picked up, dropped off and washed my car.

    thumb David R.
    4/19/2018
  •   I am so happy with my experience here...! I came in to get a quote for my right rear view mirror.. 5 min into getting a quote Bruce placed an order for my parts and within 4-5 days after receiving my parts they did my repair in 40 min! Amazing job done! Bruce/Johnny was amazing including their wonderful staff! Thank you guys!!!

    thumb Lanii P.
    1/26/2017
  •   I have been a client of Bruce's since 2004.  He has taken care of my Boxster and C4S.  I'm extremely satisfied every time I take my car in and even when I call to ask for opinion about car items.  Autowerkes is the best.  Thank you, Bruce, Johnny, Phil, Sean, Chano and all of you guys!

    John O

    thumb John O.
    2/13/2013
  •   Johnny, Bruce, and Phil were all great--at least over the phone. I met with Johnny personally and he was really nice and patient, answered my questions, and was very thorough.

    They all got back to me promptly when I called, and they had the car ready right when I needed it done. I like that they include picking you up and/or bringing the car to you as part of the service.

    Their prices seemed a little on the high side. They charge $110 an hour which is about the going rate, but the parts seemed higher. Hard to tell though since Porsche parts are high any way you slice it. Overall I was treated very fairly.

    thumb Matt L.
    9/27/2010