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.

  •   Nice guys and know thier Porsches.. My Cayenne drives great now.  they are a little pricey but you know the saying "you get what you pay for"...

    thumb MIchael F.
    5/23/2016
  •   I brought a vehicle here for its inaugural service and the staff were accommodating and the ship was clean.  The garage bays were organized and they gave me a ride to and from my house and washed my car when I picked it up.  Autoworkes will be my go to Indie shop in HB.  Support local business. Definitely much less than taking it to the dealer.

    thumb Scott H.
    9/24/2016
  •   This  is a great place to take your BMW or Benz.  Bruce, Johnny and Phil all have years of experience working on these cars.  The service is personal and the customer service is outstanding. Happy

    thumb Robert R.
    11/21/2018
  •   I have trusted Autowerkes for a few years now, first with my 996 and more recently with my 991. These guys are absolutely top notch in all aspects, including extreme attention to details, passion for Porsche, state of the art diagnostic instruments, total honesty, reasonable rates and most importantly .... total willingness to give technical advice even in cases when it may not add anything to their bottom line. Their troubleshooting skills are remarkable. My 996 experienced some intermittent electrical problems, Bruce and his team got to the bottom of it and solved the problem permanently. My 991 started swerving at high speeds after I made the mistake of trusting a tire shop with the selection of a high treadwear tire on my rear wheels. When I described the symptoms to Bruce, even though I did not purchase the tires through Autowerkes, he took the time to explain the characteristics of some tires and how to best select high treadwear tires for my 991. I followed his advice and my 991 is again a pleasure to drive.
    Hats off to Bruce and his entire team and thank you for making me a very happy customer for life!

    thumb Willy P.
    8/09/2019
  •   I love Bruce and his team!  Had my service completed yesterday. They gave me a ride home and came back to get me when they were done. Not only did I get recommendations but I was not pressured for the upsell. In addition, I received a beautiful car wash and vacuuming that was well over due. Bruce - you guys rock!!  Thank You!

    thumb Gail A.
    1/31/2018
  •   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 been bringing my BMWs (first a 325i convertible and then a M Roadster) to Autowerkes since the President of the last company I worked at recommended them back in 1995- and most recently last week.  I have found them to be thoroughly knowledgeable of the cars and able to fix the issues without having to bring the car back- the repair is done correctly the first time, and I am always kept in the loop for what the issues are, anticipated expenses, and when the car will be ready for pick up.  Their are many unscrupulous repair shops out there,  I am glad to have found a place that I can implicitly trust.  I highly recommend Bruce, Johnny, and the rest of the Autowerkes staff. Thanks, Cliff R.

    thumb Lu K.
    4/26/2015
  •   Excellent place. Called in the morning, Bruce was able to get me in by the afternoon and get my new key programmed. Everyone was super friendly, can easily tell they're all experts in their craft.

    thumb Storm H.
    7/10/2017
  •   If you are a car person, and chances are if you drive a Porsche you are a car person, then your mechanic is more important than your physician. Bruce and his crew are the most professional mechanics I have come across ever. Others talk about attention to detail and a commitment to excellence, these guy walk it, live it and deliver it. From complicated repairs to simple maintenance Autowerkes is professional and top notch all the way. And their prices are normal! I have had both types of service performed on my vintage Porsche and she is purring like a kitty and driving like a dream. Thanks Bruce!

    thumb Rinka J.
    7/07/2012
  •   Simply stated, in my opinion, Autowerkes represents honesty, integrity, and superior quality of automotive service and repairs. Bruce Powers, and his staff members Johnny and Phil are committed to providing the absolute best care for their customers automotive service and repair needs. I will confidently refer Autowerkes to my relatives and friends for their automotive service and repair requirements.

    Thank-You Autowerkes for your exceptional and reliable customer service.

    thumb David A.
    7/03/2019