Auto Werkstatt

114 N Sepulveda Blvd,
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 US
7 Reviews
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Independent BMW service and repair in Manhattan Beach, CA. We have been providing BMW repair, service, maintenance and restoration for over 25 years to the Los Angeles area. Our BMW technicians take pride is servicing and maintaining your German vehicle. We are a BBB member.

From simple BMW repairs to complex BMW services, let us be your German car service specialists in Manhattan Beach, CA.


  • I have Kenny service my BMW 325i and Porsche Cayenne. Great pricing and fantastic service. I have been completely satisfied with Autowekstatt!

    Derk S. Manhattan Beach, CA, via Yelp on August 12, 2014
  • Kenny offers fair and competitive rates. He is honest and has thorough knowledge of the cars they work on. No upsell attempts, he focuses on what needs to be done in order to keep our rides on the road and running smoothly. Tip: He books up solid, plan ahead 1 to 2 weeks to ensure he can get you in with a schedule that works for you.

    Steven W. Torrance, CA, via Yelp on August 3, 2014
  • After a terrible experience at the local BMW service center, I found Kenny! He replaced my front brake pads and rotors on my 650i BMW for half the price of the BMW service center, and the work was complete in one day!

    Kim R. Manhattan Beach, CA, via Yelp on June 10, 2014
  • Kenny, Dan, Paul, and the whole crew have taken solid care of me and all four of our German cars. Honest, friendly, and most reasonable of all the shops I have visited in the LA area. You won't be disappointed. Go ahead and try it. Get a quote from the dealership, and another indy shop, then go see Kenny. You'll see what I'm taking about.

    Tom O. Manhattan Beach, CA, via Yelp on November 17, 2013

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7 Reviews

  • Liz Bird4 years ago

    Ken helped us find a great deal on a warranty at half of the price BMW dealership's service department recommended, and then proceeded to help me save money on buying new tires - atleast another $400 from dealership prices. Very excited to have great service for my BMW local to Manhattan Beach!

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  • 1998 BMW4 years ago

    About 5 years ago I was looking for an independent mechanic after South Bay BMW gave me a ridiculous estimate. I was recommended Auto Werkstatt by family friends who have been taking their cars there for years & after the first visit, I understood why & have been doing the same. Kenny (& team) is reliable, honest & very reasonable. He always gives thorough explanations & options. I have twice brought my car in for extensive diagnoses & he wouldn't take any money for it. I will never bring my cars elsewhere.

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  • CC4 years ago

    Having recently moved to the area, looking for an auto shop, I really didn't know where to go. Then I read the reviews of several places around and found such glowing reviews on Auto Werkstatt, I decided to see for myself. I was not disappointed.

    Kenny was very knowledgeable and helpful. He answered my call (after hours) and made sure my car was ready the day before Thanksgiving. He was fair and gave advice that would not have necessarily been to his benefit. To me, this is a sign of a smart businessman who knows that it's more important to be honest than make a quick buck. He was very personable, and I felt like a valued customer.

    I will definitely take my car back to him, and will recommend him to my fellow BMW drivers!

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  • K.S.5 years ago

    I have had many mechanics over the years and Kenny and his crew at Auto Werkstatt are by far the best. Auto Wekstatt was recommended to me by a neighbor when I purchased my 2004 BMW just over a year ago and they definitely lived up to their reputation. Ken was very helpful with the decision to purchase my vehicle; he assessed its condition and provided me with recommendations for necessary and possible repairs. His price quotes were fair and his recommendations were honest.

    The car was in immediate need of a brake job which I obtained a second quote from South Bay BMW. Not only was Ken’s quote less expensive, but I was thoroughly unimpressed by the customer service at the dealership after having dealt with Kenny. Obviously, I went with Auto Werkstatt and could not have been more pleased.

    The work was scheduled immediately and delivered less than 24 hours later, as promised. The price was solid, with no hidden fees or surprises. Ken and his crew used 100% BMW parts and provided quality service. I could not have been a more satisfied customer.

    Now, over a year later, Ken and his guys have performed my oil changes, changed out a battery, and assisted me with questions about my car. I always get the best service and know I am dealing with only the best in their field.

    Thanks for all of the help Kenny!

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  • Mike Paz5 years ago

    Ken is a great guy and Auto Werkstatt is the only place I go, I started going to him based solely on the reviews I read on Yelp and was not disappointed.

    Honest, dependable and has gone above and beyond to help out.

    I Won't be taking my car anywhere else.

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  • Damian Capozzola6 years ago

    We have taken our Porsche and BMW vehicles to AutoWerkstatt for years. Ken, the owner, always calls it as he sees it as though your car were his own vehicle, and he has saved us a lot of money over the years avoiding unnecessary repairs. Most recently he really went out of his way to diagnose a difficult electrical problem, even trying a couple different fixes at his own expense until the problem was finally identified and resolved. If you live in the South Bay and own a BMW or Porsche, AutoWerkstatt is the place to go!

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  • Cress Templeton8 years ago

    Auto Werkstatt is a FANTASTIC BMW/Porsche/Mercedes auto repair shop. I've been taking cars to, and buying cars from, Auto Werkstatt for over 15 years, and NEVER once had a problem. In fact, the owner, Ken, and his staff all take great pride in providing the highest quality and friendly service. Auto Werkstatt also provides excellent cost savings. High performance European cars are not exactly cheap to maintain or buy. Auto Werkstatt's charges and prices, though, have always been reasonable and well below what I would have been forced to pay at a dealership. Because of a time crunch, I made the mistake, once, of taking my car to a dealership for what I thought was routine maintenance, but almost had to mortgage my house to pay the bill. I'd give Auto Werkstatt a five star rating (out of five possible stars) any day.

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