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.

  •   The staff (I believe owners as well) offered us the most wonderful service when I desperately needed an expert to check the brakes of my Mercedes. They found an error caused by the pervious mechanic who replaced the brakes and fixed the problem in a timely and professional manner. I very highly recommend them to anyone needing an expert who they can trust!

    thumb Cameron G.
    9/08/2017
  •   2008 997.1

    You get what you pay for... top notch service from an indi shop that lives and breathes euro sport. These guys pay attention to every little detail. Maintenance and inspection through these guys is better than dealerships. No regrets, definately found my go to shop for anything Porsche related.

    -no haggle no bs
    -only oem or better parts
    -knowledgable staff AND owner
    -straight up PROS

    They stand by their work and I now see why. UNDERSTAND, they're not low budget by any means but quite honestly, if you can afford the vehicles they work on, you can afford their service. Dont hesitate to swing by or give them a call.... hell, these guys will let you pick their brain at no charge and can go on for hours if not days with what they know and do best.

    Bonus, got a mini detail after my 997 was complete. Didnt take advantage of the pickup and drop off though. (I didnt know) lol

    thumb Ken N.
    9/14/2018
  •   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
  •   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
  •   Autowerkes did a great job on my Boxster. They were reasonable and very detailed oriented. I love that they'll give you a ride back to your home and also pick you up. Plus, my car was washed and detailed after the service. The owners (Bruce and Johnny, and I forget the other owner) were extremely knowledgeable and provided great insight into what things I needed. Also their prices are reasonable.

    thumb Ray G.
    6/03/2016
  •   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
  •   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
  •   Rick and his crew just fixed up our 2001 mercedes c-240.  Car had stalled on the freeway, and as I am new to the area I wasn't sure where to take it.  

    I took it to a place nearby who recommended Autowerkes, and I am glad they did.  They diagnosed a crank sensor issue, took care of it right away, and let us keep it there over night when we couldn't pick it up.  That they did a good job and were much less expensive than the dealership is only half the story.  The guys there take time to explain the problem, don't treat you like an idiot, and are transparent about the costs.  They know cars, and they are honest.  What else do you want?  

    They earned my business, that is for sure.

    thumb g p.
    2/26/2010
  •   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