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 and service of Porsche, BMW, Mercedes, and Mini Cooper vehicles for over 36 years serving Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Seal Beach, 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.

  •   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
  •   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.
    6/29/2010
  •   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 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
  •   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
  •   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
  •   My 987 started smoking. My water pump went out and the car was fuming. I towed it to Bruce, he did a full inspection, tested to make sure I didn't damage anything else, then he found out that I had warranty that would cover it. So I had to towed to the dealer. The bill would have ran me an easy $900. I asked him how much I owed him for the tests and inspection, he told me to be safe and shook my hand and that ended it right there.

    thumb Jin K.
    5/30/2014
  •   Quick professional service!! Even washed my car as a bonus.

    thumb Inna H.
    6/19/2017
  •   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
  •   I wanted to take some time to write a review for Autowerkes.  Johnny, Bruce and Phil were kind enough to reset the airbag light on my 996 as a courtesy.  How often do you get anyone to do anything for free?

    I know exactly where I will be taking my car the next time it needs service.  As I told Bruce, I hope to see you guys again but just not THAT often :).

    thumb D H.
    4/16/2015