German Car Depot

2130 Fillmore St.
Hollywood, FL 33020 US
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German Car Depot in Hollywood, FL is an independent automotive service center specializing in the service and repair of BMW automobiles from 1998 to present. By specializing in these unique cars, our technicians have an advantage over other independent auto repair shops.

The service and repair of BMW vehicles requires specialized knowledge and tools. German Car Depot is the only independent automotive service center in Florida with an extensive set of new car dealership specialty tools.

Choose German Car Depot for Your Car

German Car Depot uses the latest diagnostic software to accurately diagnose problems and maintain the service history on your BMW. The German Car Depot technicians have access to the most current maintenance specifications and Technical Service Bulletins issued by BMW.

German Car Depot uses the highest quality replacement parts and provides a 15 month/15k mile warranty on labor and parts installed and provided by us. This is a better warranty than is offered by the BMW dealer service departments. German Car Depot accepts most major extended warranties and service contracts.

At German Car Depot, BMW vehicles are as much a passion as a business. You will not find a more knowledgeable or dedicated company.

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  • Customer Lounge
  • Free Wifi
  • After Hours Drop-Off
  • Courtesy Car Wash
  • Magazines
  • Shuttle Service
  • Contact-Free Service
  • Vehicle Sanitizing

Meet Our Owner

  • Alan "Ollie" Gelfand, Owner at German Car Depot in Hollywood, FL

    Alan "Ollie" Gelfand


    The entire crew at German Car Depot are German Car enthusiasts, they not only love and understand BMW vehicles but every member of the crew owns a German vehicle. The cars includes a 2009 Golf GTI, a couple of Jetta's, a Beetle TDI, an Audi A6, a Passat Wagon and even a VW Corrado.

    German Car Depot is owned by Alan "Ollie" Gelfand, a VW enthusiast and skateboard champion. Alan and his wife Sharon drive an Audi A4 Quattro and a New Beetle Convertible. On their last vacation Alan and Sharon visited the Volkswagen Factory in Wolfsburg Germany. German Car Depot originally focused on VW & Audi vehicles. In 2015 Alan expanded the business by acquiring a nearby shop and expanding to service BMW, Mercedes, and MINI vehicles as well.

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    Take $30 off of your first service of $69 or more or receive a free loaner car for one day.

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  • These guys are awesome! I called in because my car wouldn't start. They sent someone over to my house and he gave me a jump and escorted me to the shop; it turned out I needed a new battery. I was in and out of there in 20 minutes! Awesome customer service! Thanks German Car Depot!

    Louise Kloss
  • I've owned VW's for the past 21 years of my life and you guys are the best VW mechanics I've ever met! The place is clean! The service is great! Everyone is friendly! And the dogs are awesome! My next car has to be a VW not only because I love the brand but because I need to be sure that I can still come to your shop! Thanks!

    Lisa Siples
  • If you own a German car, there is no better repair shop in S. Florida than German Car Depot. The shop is immaculate, the entire crew is professional and courteous and the value and quality of work are second to none. Our '96 Cabrio is running like a new car again. Thank you again for the prompt and excellent service.

    Judy L. Plantation 1996 Volkswagen Cabrio

Recent Google Reviews

  • Neo Uskanga1 year ago

    This guys are amazing. The best costumer service I’ve had, they helped, explained and suggested what my car needed and they got my car ready to go in no time. from the first time I talked to them to make an appointment through the whole car service everyone who works there were friendly and very helpful. I don’t write reviews but this place deserves it!

  • Sasha Maxwell1 year ago

    Let’s face it, as a female it’s always difficult finding an honest and reliable mechanic. I’m not an expert in auto language nor do I care to DIY my own car repairs. However, I do want honesty and straightforward pricing when it comes Toby car problems. After being fleeced at the Dealer and another auto repair shop, I stumbled upon German Car Depot via Yelp. I was drawn by all the glowing reviews and prayed to the car gods that I would find “the one.” I was not disappointed!! The individuals at German Car Depot are respectful, honest, transparent and super friendly. As a female, it’s a breath of fresh air to have a reliable mechanic that can diagnose and fix my problem, while not having to sell my internal organs to pay for the service. I will definitely use them for all my car needs and highly recommend them!!

  • JN “Frodo4Eva”1 year ago

    These guys were truly excellent - very knowledgeable and courteous and took time to explain repairs. The tech working on my car even spent time explaining things and even did a small adjustment on something I didn’t ask for. Only reason I gave them 4 instead of 5 stars is that the labor rate per hour is high. This cost encompassed over 75% of my invoice total. Work was done with no issues and as expected but for those of us paycheck to paycheck it can be belt tightening. But like I said - overall a very positive experience.

  • Stefan Brandt1 year ago

    Honest & Fair – all I have to say. Great and clear assessment and they didn’t try to sell me anything. This is what I call Customer Service. The surely gained a new customer today ! Trustworthy.

  • Teresa May1 year ago

    My BMW needed service. Took it to the dealer and decided to call the service dept. at German Car Depot. They could not have been any nicer. (I called several times as I was trying to compare estimates and had questions about work that was needed). Spoke to JR and he patiently addressed all of my questions and explained everything in detail. Happy to have a great local business near me!

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4 Reviews

  • Mayor MG
    Mayor MG1 year ago

    I loved my White 2014 BMW 6 Series! I am OG, it was white and had mother of pearl Enkei wheels, sunroof, Ipremium sound. I lived hard and drove it hard.--Miami to Fort Lauderdale and back and forth. My BMW needed repairs and I mean I had drivetrain malfunction and high pressure hoses, then limp mode... First, the drivetrain malfunction warning (e.g. "Drivetrain malfunction: Drive moderately. Maximum drivetrain output not available. Consult service center.") putting it in limp mode. After finding German Car Depot my prayers were answered. After the expert mechanics consulted with BMW repair shop owner, Alan "Ollie" Gelfand, the real issue was merely spark plugs needed replacing. That's simplified, but I am no BMW expert mechanic...but we got one now! German Car Depot in Hollywood is THE #1 Independent BMW Service Center in Broward & North Dade.

    2014 BMW 6 Series
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  • Jim Cooper
    Jim Cooper3 years ago

    The dealer said I needed brakes on all 4 wheels and when I took my BMW to the German Car Depot they showed me that the front had 1/2 of the pad life remaining. They did a full inspection, sent me a link with pictures and a little oil leak showed. They cleaned the area, added dye and said bring it back in a week. I got the brakes in the rear done for $260 less than BMW with the same genuine parts. I would have to say that Richie and the team made me feel like I was like family. I now have sent my co-worker with her M3 and she was very happy .

    2016 BMW M4
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  • Jose Diaz
    Jose Diaz6 years ago

    Extremely knowledgeable of complex German vehicles as my BMW. In the process of them fixing my vehicle with a no start problem, they also fixed my a.c. blower which was making a weird noise and found other problems that I wouldn't have known about. Would definitely recommend anyone and everyone to German Car Depot.

    2001 BMW 330i
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  • Richard
    Richard8 years ago

    My 2010 BMW 535i developed a serious engine oil leak. After some internet research, took car to GCD in June 2015. They quickly isolated the problem (gaskette replacements) and found another major problem with the cooling system, requiring new radiator and pump. $3,000 and 1 month later, everything's running great.

    They're pricey, but knowledgeable and efficient. Staff generally courteous, but manager, Rich, has shown impatient, inflexible tendencies. Would use them again as last resort, but looking elsewhere for "better fit."

    2010 BMW 535i
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