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.

  •   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.
  •   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.
  •   I am disappointed with Autowerkes.  I brought my 911 in with a check engine light, abs failure light, and psm failure light.  I was told it needed an air mass sensor.  I was quoted $600 for the part and $220 to install it.

    I found the air mass sensor online for $214!  Fortunately, Autowerkes said they would install the sensor if I had it shipped to them.

    When I picked up the car, I was charged an additional $36 for gasoline!  I left the car with almost a 1/2 tank and received it back with the low fuel light on!  They drove the car almost 200 miles!  What's worse is that the lights came back on within 5 miles of the shop.  

    I called twice and requested a call back from Bruce, the owner.  I never got a call back.  

    Autowerkes didn't stand by their repair.   Plus, do these guys really think they should be entitled to a 350% markup on parts?

    thumb Pool P.
  •   Found Autowerkes through Yelp after reading some great reviews. I took my 2012 911S in for service and cooling repair. Can't say enough about how those reviews were true. Bruce took good care of my cancer and the quality of work was fantastic.

    thumb Jim D.
  •   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.
  •   My husband and I just went there...really nice and professional people. They are specialized in Mercedes and others brand.

    thumb Regina F.
  •   After my first visit, I would never consider taking my Porsche anywhere else.  Also I would have probably dumped this 911 and gone back to Audi or Mercedes.

    I had not been inside an independent shop since 2004.  Always factory service plans, always under factory warranty.   I have been driving new sports cars until I bought a used 911 from CarMax (Don't ever do that to yourself. Their Porsche 911s were all trashed, including mine (had to return the first one after 3 days).

    I am extremely OCD about my cars.  The car needed a 40K service.  Dealer service was about $2,000.  They are involved with PCA (Porsche Club of America), so called up Bruce.  

    1-Making an appointment was extremely easy.  
    2-They gave me a ride to and from the car rental place which is very close.
    3-Perfect communication about the car.
    4-Car was ready exactly when promised.
    5-They suggested that I should replace the tires because of uneven ware (which I did the same day and was the only thing they suggested I do). And what a difference is made.
    6-They had done a full inspection of the car.  They went over every detail and explained everything to me.  
    7-The cost was less than  1/2 of the dealer price and they used OEM factory parts.

    Here is the beautiful part:
    The next day I noticed a coolant leak from.  I called them, they asked me to drive there which I did.  While I was waiting, they checked the car.  Turned out the old coolant cap had gone bad.  Within minutes they had a new cap brought in for me, replaced it and they would not even let me pay for it.  Called me the next day to check-up on the car.

    Many thanks to Bruce, Phil and Johnny.  Rare to have three ASE Master Technicians with years of experience all work on your car.

    thumb Shawn G.
  •   Bruce, Phil, and Johnny have taken care of several BMWs for me over the last ten years, and the service has always been exactly as described.  They don't have a sumptuous lounge, and you won't get a latte while they change your oil, but they are fast, thorough, and all business.  I wouldn't buy a used German car without having them look it over first.

    thumb milo m.
  •   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.
  •   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.