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 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
  •   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
  •   Quick professional service!! Even washed my car as a bonus.

    thumb Inna H.
    6/19/2017
  •   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
  •   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
  •   Bruce and the head mechanic, Phil has always taken care of me and my 5 series BMW and mercedes for the last 8 years. The whole crew is knowledgeable and very personable. These guys are honest and do a reputable job on my cars. Prices are good and beats the dealership for sure. Very Convenient to me since I live in Huntington Beach. I can always go there and ask questions about anything without getting charged for their time. A carwash when I pick up my car is always a welcomed site! After going here for so long, these guys have actually become your friends. Recommended if you are looking for honest work at reasonable prices. European cars are expensive to upkeep in general, but these guys make it a bit less painfull to own them.

    thumb Jeff L.
    10/13/2014
  •   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
  •   I had my oil change done personally, and needed help to reset my computer. These guys wouldn't take my money, and that's what earns repeat business!

    thumb Mark N.
    11/22/2016
  •   2008 997.1

    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

    thumb Ken N.
    9/14/2018