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.
Our shop is central to Fountain Valley, Seal Beach, Costa Mesa, and Newport Beach
Over 100 years of combined experience from our Factory Trained and ASE Certified Master Technicians
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.
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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
- Automobile Air Conditioning repair and service
- Cooling System Service and Repair
- FREE Mini Detail
- Electrical Repair
- Oil Service/30-60-90k mile Services
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.
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.
The staff (I believe owners as well) offered us the most wonderful service when I desperately needed an expert to check the brakes of my Mercedes. They found an error caused by the pervious mechanic who replaced the brakes and fixed the problem in a timely and professional manner. I very highly recommend them to anyone needing an expert who they can trust!
You get what you pay for... top notch service from an indi shop that lives and breathes euro sport. These guys pay attention to every little detail. Maintenance and inspection through these guys is better than dealerships. No regrets, definately found my go to shop for anything Porsche related.
-no haggle no bs
-only oem or better parts
-knowledgable staff AND owner
-straight up PROS
They stand by their work and I now see why. UNDERSTAND, they're not low budget by any means but quite honestly, if you can afford the vehicles they work on, you can afford their service. Dont hesitate to swing by or give them a call.... hell, these guys will let you pick their brain at no charge and can go on for hours if not days with what they know and do best.
Bonus, got a mini detail after my 997 was complete. Didnt take advantage of the pickup and drop off though. (I didnt know) lol
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
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.
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!