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.

  •   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
  •   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
  •   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 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
  •   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.
    2/13/2013
  •   AutoWerkes is a top notch repair shop that specializes in German vehicles.

    This shop has really knowledgeable techs with a lot of experience. They only use high quality parts and stand by the work they do. Saying that, let me point out they are not the cheapest out there, but they do the best work, and it's worth it.

    I usually deal with Bruce in the office. He is one of the owners and really knows his stuff. He can identify your issue and use his computer database to give you an accurate estimate for the repair.

    Bottom Line: You have a nice car, take it to a good shop. Autowerkes will fix it right :-)

    thumb Ilya S.
    12/13/2017
  •   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.
    7/01/2015
  •   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
  •   I've owned four BMWs over the last ten years (everything from an old 535i with over 200k miles that needed lots of work to my current M5), and I've been to a few dealers (Crevier, Sterling and Beverly Hills).  While Autowerkes does not look nearly as fancy as the dealers, the quality of the work and price far exceed any of my dealership experiences.  The core group - Bruce (owner), Phil (head mechanic), and Johnny (service writer) have been there for as long as I've gone there.  They take the time to explain to you what repairs need to be done, how urgent the repairs are, and what the costs are.  In my 10 years going there, I've never felt like I was gouged or lied to- who knew there were any honest mechanics left?  

    Other pluses- free pick up and delivery, free rides to/from home or office, and free hand car washes.  Very convenient.

    thumb Danny K.
    4/29/2010
  •   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