German Auto

273 Pacific Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 US
3 Reviews
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We've been supplying the San Luis Obispo community with expert European auto repair, including BMW repair, since 1971.

We use the latest available equipment and information to diagnose and repair your European vehicle. We offer full factory diagnostic capability for your BMW vehicle. Contact us today to schedule your next San Luis Obispo BMW service appointment.


  • These folks are the real deal. We moved from Orange County and have had difficulty finding a reasonable and honest BMW mechanic. I have been driving 200 miles and staying in a hotel to get my car fixed in Costa Mesa. So happy I kept up the search. Jim and Tucker took care of our car as promised. It ended up much less since the problem wasn't what I had thought it was. Really appreciate their honesty!! Thank you!

    Tam W., via Google
  • I first was a customer of German Auto in the 1970s, and more recently in the past 12 years as they have cared well for my 2002 330i BMW. With 174,000 miles, my car handles as well as when I purchased it. Jim, Tucker and Steven always explain carefully what needs to be done to keep the car at peak performance, and then they deliver year after year.

    If I didn't have German Auto to trust, I would have by now sold the BMW and moved on with another car. Their pricing is fare, they can drive me home and pick me up later in the day when work on the car is finished and washed to look great. Highly recommend them after all these years.

    Khanit S., via Google
  • Awesome. Knows German cars well (Vintage Porsche). Talked and worked directly with Jim, the owner. Nice to actually have a real and frank conversation about what is needed versus cosmetic.

    Bill E., via Google
  • Service was courteous and well done, problems solved. Been with German Auto since the 1970s and will continue to use their services.

    Joy F., via Google

3 Reviews

  • Bill
    Bill11 years ago

    I accidentally filled my VW Jetta TDI (diesel) fuel tank with unleaded gasoline. I called several shops and was quoted as much as $700 to remedy the problem.

    German Auto quoted much less so I had the car towed to their shop and they called me the next morning to say it was done. The charge was under $200 to drain the tank, flush out the fuel system and replace the fuel filter. The car was returned to me washed and vacuumed and with 5 gallons of fresh diesel. This shop clearly does business the old fashioned way and earns repeat business. I can highly recommend German Auto.

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  • Jim
    Jim11 years ago

    I have been taking my 1985 M635 BMW to German Auto since I bought it +/- 5 years ago. I have had very good service from them. Technically very competent group of guys. The owner is a bit of a curmudgeon but I have confidence in the work done there and am willing to pay for that confidence.

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  • Claire
    Claire13 years ago

    I had a horrible experience here! I took my 1988 BMW in because it was making a strange noise whenever i drove and they told me that I would never be able to drive it again. They said even if they could repair it, it would cost so much that it wouldn't be worth it. I took it somewhere else for a second opinion, and while it wasn't cheap to fix it, it was thousands less than German Auto had quoted. I will NEVER go there again!

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