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 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
  •   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
  •   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
  •   Very nice customer service for the car owners. But for the car.... :-(
    I had the four brakes changed at around $2300. After the work was done, I drove the car for two months and noticed noises when braking.  I brought it back for checking. I was told to leave it there for a day to check.  A whole day just to test drive on a brake pads?????  Later that day, I came back and was told that they didn't find anything wrong with it and sent me home with the same problem unsolved.  So I was stuck with this noise.  Whenever I was at the traffic intersection, I felt embarrassed to see drivers around looking at me in my Porsche.... thinking I didn't have the $ to fix my brakes.

    I had my oil changed there. After a 6 months or so, the oil levels went down significantly.  I was worrying that the oil might have leaked some where.  I took it to the shop to check.  They had the engine on for a WHOLE hour and then said nothing was wrong.  So where did the oil go??????  They sent me home again with the same problem unsolved.  I took the car to another shop and was told my car was not like those regular cars. It burned oil.  

    The shop might have done great jobs to many other Porsche owners, but somehow, my car
    did not received that same care.  I live nearby, but reluctantly I have to bring my car to another shop.

    thumb David N.
    12/02/2016
  •   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
  •   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
  •   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
  •   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
  •   These guys are phenomenal! I know the terms honest and car repair don't usually belong in the same sentence but with Autowerks it does, no unnecessary repairs, no bs. Very accurate with upfront pricing , great on time service and very nice people. The quality and f their work is outstanding.

    thumb Demetrio A.
    2/22/2017