Jan's Auto Service

120 E Market St
Hellam, PA 17406 US
8 Reviews
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Jan's Auto Service is a full service automotive repair facility that specializes in BMW. The shop is owned and run by Jan Schwartz, ASE & BMW Certified Master Technician with over 30 years experience in the industry. Jan's Auto Service also offers PA state inspections and emissions testing.


  • Refreshments
  • After Hours Drop-Off
  • Weekend Hours
  • Customer Lounge
  • Transit Accessible


  • Most honest mechanic I've ever met! Highly recommend going here to get your vehicle inspected. Everyone is extremely nice and patient with you. They explain everything and answer any questions you have! Highly recommend and will be going back to them for life!

    Kody A., via Google
  • Jan’s the only place I take my cars to. Everyone is so pleasant and courteous. The guys at the shop are very knowledgeable and professional.

    Guillermo V., via Google
  • Jan always does a great job on all of my cars.

    Andrew L., via Google

8 Reviews

  • Dan Fox
    Dan Fox4 months ago

    When you live in Michigan and buy a BMW in Pennsylvania, you better be blessed with a reliable, honest, experienced service source out there for a PPI (post-purchase, in my own case). For me, Jan's was just that. See discovered some important service needs that if uncorrected would've made the drive home a very iffy proposition. As it was, their crew completed the repairs--including a new radiator and the troublesome oil-pan--in time for me to make the trip home safely and without issue. And, yes, the seller did participate int he cost of the repairs. I wholeheartedly recommend Jan's Auto Service.

    2006 BMW 330i
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  • Justin Miller
    Justin Miller3 years ago

    Anything I can't do myself will be going there. Jan is a no BS guy and completely trustworthy. I had a full motor swap, clutch, and minor transmission work done. More than fair pricing and done in a timely fashion. The car actually looked better upon being returned. Very highly recommend this shop!

    2001 BMW 330xi
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  • Lucas Barto
    Lucas Barto3 years ago

    I was driving through the area and my automatic transmission light came on. The gentleman was nice enough to diagnose my problem and I was on my way - kind service, would recommend.

    2005 BMW 330i
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  • Seth Smeltzer
    Seth Smeltzer4 years ago

    Good work and fair prices. I’ve been using this shop since it opened and they are friendly and helpful. I haven’t had any issues yet.

    2011 BMW 335i
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  • Ryan
    Ryan4 years ago

    I found Jan on this site while looking for a shop to go over my new to me BMW 335XI. You can tell from the cars in his lot that he focuses on BMW. Jan is extremely nice and honest man to deal with. He mounted a new front right wheel, since mine was cracked and he went through all of my concerns that I had with the car. I will be using Jan as my main service technician for all things related to the servicing of my BMW.

    While I was there another customer came in and we started talking. He has been coming to Jan for a long time and had nothing but positive things to say. After today I know I have made the right decision to bring my BMW to Jan.

    2008 BMW 335XI
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  • Seth Smeltzer
    Seth Smeltzer4 years ago

    I've been using Jan's for a couple years now. I found him by word of mouth and I've been happy ever since. Fair costs, good work and BMW certified. I know he works on other German cars but BMWs fill his lot. I recommend giving him a try.

    2011 BMW 335i
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  • Jeff Edelstein
    Jeff Edelstein5 years ago

    Drove from New York out to Lancaster to check out a 1988 325 convertible. I do some a lot of my own work on my vehicles but out in PA without a lift or even a floor jack I needed an independent specialist second opinion. So I found Jan on bimmershops,.com, made an appt. and arranged with the seller to take the car for a few hours. When I arrived at Jan's, there were like 40+ bimmers (no klidding) in the lot stacked three and four deep so I knew I was at the right place. Jan spent an hour going over the car and in addition to reviewing everything with me verbally, he provided a written catalogue of everything. And I mean EVERYTHING. Staff also friendly and accommodating. (I am used to rude New Yorkers). Highly recommend Jan.

    1988 BMW 325 convertable
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  • Tom Shealy
    Tom Shealy6 years ago

    Repairs handled expeditiously and at reasonable cost by Jan's Auto Service. I will definitely call on Jan the next time I need regular maintenance or BMW repairs.

    2004 BMW Z4
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