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.

  •   Came by the shop couple of months ago with questions on purchasing a 2007-2009 Porsche.  Bruce gave me some ideas and what to look for.  I looked at several 2007-2009 Carreras and with Bruces info I purchased one in Newport Beach.  Took it to Bruce today who checked it over, we went for an exciting test drive, with the final analysis that it was an extremely well taken care of 2009.  Here is where I will go in the future - Thanks, Bruce

    thumb Scott A.
    8/06/2018
  •   I was referred to this shop by Hans Imports, a few doors down. It was a valuable referral as I took my Porsche here for general service/maintenance the entire time that I owned the vehicle.

    thumb Steve H.
    7/22/2015
  •   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
  •   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 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 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 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
  •   Went to this shop to get some general maintenance work done. Not only did they get it done quickly, but also at an unbeatable price! The staff is polite and professional also which I hard to come by sometimes! I would definitely recommend them.

    thumb Ayaz A.
    3/19/2019
  •   We ran out of gas and our Mercedes missed fired initially then smoothed out, he looked at it and said it was ok for us to drive to San Diego and didn't want to charge us for his time.  It is wonderful to see that there are shops like this with great people are still around. We will recommend this shop to all our friends and families in the OC area.

    thumb Dean N.
    6/25/2019
  •   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