Bechtel Bavarian

1130 Orthodox St
Philadelphia, PA 19124 US
5.0
20 Reviews
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We meet and exceed the needs of our customers and clients on a case-by-case basis. We will get to know you AND your vehicle to learn how to provide the best service for you. We give your vehicle the full service it needs, making sure it is as road worthy as BMW intended.

We use the highest quality materials available sourced from our suppliers ONLY so that we can maintain our 2 year/24k miles warranty on repairs and maintenance. If our parts or craftsmanship fails, you are entitled to a free replacement or repair.

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Amenities

  • Courtesy Vehicles
  • Weekend Hours
  • Courtesy Car Wash
  • Contact-Free Service
  • Pick Up & Delivery
  • Vehicle Sanitizing
  • By Appointment Only
  • After Hours Drop-Off
  • Kids Play Area
  • Shuttle Service
  • Transit Accessible
  • Walkable Area
  • Masks Required

Meet Our Owner

  • Casey Bechtel

    Owner

    I have been deeply involved in Servicing/Parting/Repairing/Racing BMWs and Mini Coopers since enrollment at Drexel University. I promise I will do anything my power to make sure you leave the shop smiling in your BMW or MINI.

Testimonials

  • Casey's attention to detail is impressive, I'll never take my car anywhere else.

    Satisfied Customer
  • I'd be screwed if it weren't for Bechtel Bavarian.

    Satisfied Customer

Recent Google Reviews

  • zebulun wilson2 years ago

    This is my updated review of Bechtel Bavarian. First I would like to let others know that I am one of the few original customers that has been coming here since the shop first opened a few years ago. I knew Casey before the shop, he used to part out BMW'S in the same building. I live in NJ and I still bring my car here. Casey and Mark have amazing attention to detail when it comes to repairs, service, and diagnostics. They pride themselves in making sure the job is done right the first time and they are honest hard working people. Casey really understands how to work on BMW's especially the older models. I only trust Bechtel Bavarian for my major service/repair jobs. They have done everything from oil changes to full engine swaps for me, I have a three ring binder full of receipts. I highly recommend Bechtel Bavarian if you are looking for a shop to take care of your pride and joy. Also FYI.... please do not be surprised if you get an unexpected repair quote if your BMW hasn't been serviced regularly/in a long time, you know who you are. These vehicles require regular service = owned 5 bmws so far. Casey isn't cheap but you won't get better specialized service and care for your BMW anywhere else. I always walk away knowing the job was done correctly.

  • James Barlow1 year ago

    This is one of the best repair centers I have been for my BMW. They keep you informed through the entire process and complete the work in a quality manner. Highly recommend.

  • The Maafia Garage5 years ago

    Really enjoyed visiting Bechtel Bavarian LLC. Really respectful people that are so knowledgeable when it comes down to bmws. The stuff you'll see at their shop is freaking cool BMW e30 with a e36 m3 swapped motor, bmw 8 series, an e30 that was converted to a pick up truck!, and a e36 24hrs of lemons race car with a cool clock in the dash board! I would definitely recommend bringing your car for them to work on!

  • Zay Ed2 years ago

    Casey was cool & definitely knows his s***. Did a great job with the carbon cleaning. Just wish he would’ve explained how he runs things a little better because I was always told if a mechanic breaks something that wasn’t broken when you dropped it off they have to pay for it. Or if due to a cars age/mileage to let me know the risks of certain parts that are prone to break before even agreeing to do the job. Also not to assume someone will just pay & not go over any additional prices or cost, regardless of the car they drive. Other than that A1 service, nice shop & would recommend to anybody trying to do some preventative maintenance on their BMW.

  • Fabrizio Gaudio4 years ago

    Although Casey might come off a bit standoffish at first sight, he’s a great person to work with. He is extremely knowledgeable and WILL go above and beyond to answer every single question or concern you have. The way he runs the business is extremely honest, polite, and respectful. Prices are extremely fair, especially if compared to a dealer. Unfortunately my car had an issue that required some special equipment that Casey didn’t have in store, but even then he went above and beyond and found another shop that would be able to do the job for me. He did not charge me for the labor it took him to diagnose the issue, since he was not able to fix it. And he spent 2 weeks on it. If this isn’t commitment, I don’t know what is. Keep up the good work Casey

20 Reviews

  • Nick Haas
    Nick Haas2 months ago

    I recently purchased an 89 325is and needed it to be delivered to a shop for inspection before driving it. Casey was prompt in his response and efficiently coordinated the delivery of the vehicle. The post-purchase inspection was thorough, and I was able to hit the road without any delay. As a first-time owner of an older car, I had some questions over the weekend, and Casey was quick to respond and helped me understand what I needed. Overall, Casey provided great service!

    1989 BMW 325is
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  • Will
    Will 6 months ago

    My ‘17 M3 was at the dealership for warranty work. They tried to get me for a ridiculous sum for rotors and pads all around. Got in touch with Casey and received quotes that were much lower for everything the dealership recommended. I picked it up from the dealership and drove right to him. He let me provide my own pads and worked quickly to finish the job. He is obviously extremely knowledgeable and his passion for bimmers is quite evident both in his interactions and the rad builds littering the shop (those kei cars!). I will definitely be bringing the F80 back for additional work soon. I have found my new shop. Thanks Casey.

    2017 BMW M3
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  • Nelson
    Nelson9 months ago

    Very nice and good service. I recommend it to all BMW owners.

    2017 BMW X3 35i xd
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  • Douglas McLaughlin
    Douglas McLaughlin1 year ago

    I live in Philadelphia, and have been servicing my 2007 550i at Bechtel Bavarian the better part of 3 years now. Most recently for my driveshaft flex disk, center support bearing, engine/trans mounts, an oil leak coming from the dreaded N62 alternator bracket and state inspection.

    Casey and his team are thorough, highly knowledgeable on the endless intricacies of old and new BMWs and above all, fair and honest. Having owned roughly 10 BMWs, I have dealt with many BMW shops over the years and do not make that statement lightly.

    If you own a BMW, and are looking for an alternative to the stealership, I can not recommend Bechtel Bavarian enough.

    2007 BMW 550i
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  • Brody Dunnigan
    Brody Dunnigan1 year ago

    Casey and his team are absolutely incredible. I don't think I could say enough good things about them and their expertise with BMW. My e39 528i was not doing so well, it had sat for some time and much of the upkeep it deserved had fallen behind by the time I acquired it. I was looking for a mechanic with a reputation for knowing this type of vehicle well, and I found what I was looking for with Bechtel Bavarian. They are precise, detailed, and thorough in their analysis of troubleshooting problems. Casey was direct about the work needed to solve my problems, and was proactive in giving me a view of what I should be looking out for in the future with a vehicle of this age. The work was completed quickly, I was kept in the loop every step of the way, and I was provided pictures / important details about the progress. If a new issue came up during the course of work Casey would consult me first before moving forward. It was a pleasure to work with the Bechtel Bavarian team, they are very friendly, accommodating, and I will not be taking my BMW anywhere but here from now on. My car is running perfectly thanks to Casey and his teams incredible efforts. If you want experts working on your BMW I highly suggest bringing your vehicle here.

    1998 BMW 528i
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  • Michelle Pressler
    Michelle Pressler1 year ago

    Bechtel lived up to the expectations I had after reading other reviews. They are thorough, easy to communicate with, and hard working. I felt my needs were addressed and the prices are fair. I feel my car is in good hands.

    2009 BMW 328i
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  • Nick Mazzeo
    Nick Mazzeo2 years ago

    Would recommend them to anyone!

    1999 BMW e36 m3 convertible
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  • Robert Jolly
    Robert Jolly2 years ago

    Bechtel Bavarian completed a somewhat complex project on schedule and on budget. They were very professional and pleasant and kept me up to date. I will use them again for sure.

    2008 BMW 128i
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  • Marty
    Marty2 years ago

    My first visit to Bechtel Bavarian. Before I even took the car in I had a long telephone conversation with Casey to discuss the car, how I use it, maintenance history, etc. My car did need a fair amount of work, and I knew it going in. During the work, he kept me abreast of progress and issues, including texting me photos of things he wanted to discuss, recommendations, etc. It was a two-week job, in part due to outside vendor parts supply issues but mostly due to the quantity of work. Overall it was a very good experience and is exactly what I was looking for in a mechanic who specializes in older BMWs. I will be a return customer.

    2001 BMW 2001 Z3 Roadster 3.0i
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  • Saudia
    Saudia2 years ago

    This place is kind of expensive, but it has been worth every penny. After getting an oil leak and brake work done my car is running like new. I think they have extended my time with my wagon.

    2001 BMW 325 xi
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  • Tyshiya Niblack
    Tyshiya Niblack3 years ago

    Casey is the best mechanic on earth. He is honest and dependable and work ethic is amazing. I HIGHLY recommend him for your BMW or Mini Cooper

    2009 BMW 535i
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  • Jane Elizabeth
    Jane Elizabeth3 years ago

    I found Bechtel Bavarian after being exasperated by my experience with other shops – poor communication, poor time management, lack of enthusiasm, and generally not feeling very taken care of.

    I get that my budget track car/classic restoration project is not something most mechanics in their right mind would want to touch. I am committed to it and to learning more about my car, but am not in a position to DIY.

    That’s where Casey came in! I really just wanted to know EVERYTHING that was wrong, and finally, someone was able to give me the honest answers I was looking for. (He happens to own two of the same model – what are the chances?)

    Casey and his team are extremely detail-oriented, and within a few hours of dropping off, I had a very thorough inspection checklist, cost estimate, and a clear plan to move forward.

    Phase 1 wasn’t cheap, fast or easy, but Bechtel doesn’t believe in band aids or quick fixes, and they do believe in making appointments in advance.

    I loved that they texted photo updates along the way, and are always patient in answering my questions. I think they understand that I’m learning, and not being the typical annoying customer.

    In short, I recommend Bechtel Bavarian because I have extremely high expectations, and they run their business the way I run my own.

    1997 BMW 318ti
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  • Doug
    Doug3 years ago

    Casey is the man. Plain and simple. I came in for a code scan regarding the dreaded CCC issue that plagues E60 iDrives. He was ready and waiting when I arrived, gave me a full printout once he identified the fault codes and took 30min of his day to geek out on all that is BMW with a fellow enthusiast. Can't recommend Bechtel Bavarian enough.

    2007 BMW 550i
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  • Zebulun Wilson
    Zebulun Wilson3 years ago

    When it comes to my BMW I am very skeptical about who I let touch my vehicle. I have known Casey for over 3 years now. Casey has amazing attention to detail (check out his completely restored E36Ti m52b28), takes pride in his work, and most importantly is an actually BMW enthusiast. I only let Casey and his technician handle my major repairs. They are very organized and can handle just about any job you can think of. I highly recommend Bechtel Bavarian for your BMW needs. Some of the major jobs they have done for me are, replacing my m50 motor and refreshing all of the gaksets and vacuum hose's. Refreshing my entire AC system. Replacing my vacuum hose's and intake gaskets plus rebuilding my Disa valve on my e46. They have done suspension repairs for me, alignments etc etc. They have refreshed my cooling system and some many other little things. I can't begin to say how many times Casey has helped me trouble shoot my issues. Just give them a call and make an appointment, they will dedicate their time to fixing your BMW or mini and they will make sure it is repaired properly the first time! Plus you're supporting a local business in the process!

    2001 BMW 325i Touring
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  • Tyshiya Niblack
    Tyshiya Niblack3 years ago

    This is hands down thee best experience I’ve had with any of my cars. Casey and his employees are absolutely amazing and I would definitely recommend them.

    2009 BMW 535i
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  • Demetrius
    Demetrius 4 years ago

    I wanted to get new HID/LED headlights because my halogens were just not doing it for me at all. I spoke to Casey & he helped me find the right parts and gave me a great price. I was about to buy some headlights from Amazon but Casey assured me the ones he had found for my car were the right ones & after having them installed I love love love the way my car looks now. I can’t wait to do rims next

    2014 BMW 320
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  • Demetrius
    Demetrius 4 years ago

    I have been pretty skeptical about letting anyone besides a BMW dealership touch my car. When it came time to buy tires, I shopped all around & Casey gave me the best deal with a warranty I couldn’t refuse! He even offered to help me do some other work on my car!

    2014 BMW 320
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  • Boris
    Boris 4 years ago

    Casey is the best. I take both of my old Bimmers here (e30 vert and e34 touring) for anything from regular maintenance to major repairs and anything in between.

    1993 BMW 525iT
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  • Robert Carter
    Robert Carter4 years ago

    Solid dudes, they have experience working with older BMWs which is something most BMW mechanics don't have. I love these old cars and was stoked to find a shop that shares my enthusiasm for the feel and drive of classic cars.

    1988 BMW 535i
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  • Brandon Harris
    Brandon Harris6 years ago

    Purchased parts and had service done. Stellar guys, professional and honest! Anyone in the Philly area that needs BMW service should use these guys.

    2003 BMW ZHP Touring
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