Joe's Auto Barn

15341 Fm 2756,
Farmersville, TX 75442 US
30 Reviews
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35 years experience, born and trained in Germany, BMW Master Technician.Owned and operated shop for 15 years in town, sold due to partner's demise. I am now the operator and sole owner of Joe's Auto Barn, specializing and working exclusively on BMWs.

Not "just around the corner" but well worth your time and drive.

30 Reviews

  • Randy Wilkinson
    Randy Wilkinson1 year ago

    My son bought a 1986 BMW E30 in Oklahoma and brought it to Joe’s Auto Barn to have it completely checked out. The list of what Joe found wrong on the car was way longer than what he found right. The bottom line is the car was just too dangerous to drive (suspension/transmission/drive shaft). Fast forward a bit and my son is now driving a safe and reliable car. Joe has probably forgotten more about BMWs than any other mechanic in North Texas knows about them. His parts network is so extensive that he’s able to find parts where everyone else has failed. The price for all that knowledge and experience is very reasonable as well. Joe is a true Master Mechanic.

    1986 BMW 325es
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  • Albert Casazza
    Albert Casazza1 year ago

    Just bought this car and had a PPI done by Sarasota BMW, said I need oil pan gasket and Vanos gasket to the tune of $2456.00. I drove the car home and had Joe's Auto Barn in Farmersville check it out and he found I did not have any oil leaks which saved me the repair estimate from Sarasota BMW. He could have just agreed with the inspection report and charge me the $2456.00 but he didn't. It's not often you find a repair shop that has integrity and is honest in its dealings. Joe has my business for as long as I have BMWs.

    2005 BMW 330CI
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  • Denise Corbett
    Denise Corbett1 year ago

    Tired of overthinking the process of "trusting" the advice given over the years from not only BMW dealerships but also reputable third party repair vendors led to an uncomfortable customer experience. That is until I found Joe over seven years ago-he's real, a trusted advisor, an owner-operator, expert of experts, and a friend. It's worth the drive and the ROI, makes the decision an easy one, financially affordable, and service excellence.

    2008 BMW 335i
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  • Melissa S
    Melissa S3 years ago

    Joe is absolutely AMAZING! I purchased a car for my daughter, it had tons of issues.I took it to the BMW dealership, they were telling me wrong info and wanted to charge me $10k. I found Joe online and he got it in tip top shape. My now college daughter, still drives it 6hrs away to college, with no issues. Because of 5 great years with Joe being our mechanic, I purchased my younger child a 2009 BMW. I feel my children are safe and secure with him working on the cars, and I recommend everyone to go see him!

    2001 BMW 325i
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  • Chuck
    Chuck4 years ago

    We have taken our F30/328i to Joe for the past 2 years. It has just been regular maintenance until this week. It went into limp mode and stopped.

    We had it taken to Joe's and he determined it needed a high pressure fuel pump. We had it him replace that and he thought he should replace suspect fuel filter for minimal additional money and quick tune up as well. He still had our car ready in 2 days and was $400 less than what he originally quoted. No telling what it would have cost at the dealer but I suspect 2 to 3 times as much and who knows what all they would have wanted to replace.

    We completely trust Joe with our car and wouldn't think about going to the dealer.

    2013 BMW 328i
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  • Orlando
    Orlando4 years ago

    Joe is a highly trained BMW mechanic with over 40 years experience. Joe is the real deal when it comes to your BMW repairs. He was highly recommended and truly trustworthy. Brought in my X3 and the commitment and customer service was over the top. He did so much more for me than the dealership who was just out to nickel and dime me. He is very thorough and really cares about his customers and has a high set of repair standards. Joe's work comes with a 200% guarantee and is worth the drive for all the money you will save. Joe is now my go to mechanic for all my BMW needs. You can't go wrong with Joe because he backs up all his work and uses only OEM parts.

    2005 BMW X3
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  • Sean Tran
    Sean Tran5 years ago

    I have both of my cars serviced by Joe, by far he is the best mechanic for Bmw that I know, he know exactly what he doing! Bmw dealer is a big scam, other shop will not let you see what they do to your car, you have to wait in the waiting room! At Joe you can see what he is doing to your car! He charge about half price of what the dealer charge on the labor, but his skills is at top level! I told all of my friends and family members about Joe! Thank you Joe!

    2001 BMW z3 coupe hatchback
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  • Michelle S.
    Michelle S.6 years ago

    I cannot say enough good things about Joe......he is truly the "BMW MASTER"!!! The drive to Farmersville is very pretty and taking my car to Joe's Auto Barn was truly worth the time and gas.

    I was so nervous about finding a new place to have my 2005 325 CIC repaired since I feel that I have been taken advantage by other shops. I decided to go to this place strictly because of Joe's excellent reviews. I felt reassured from the beginning that I was dealing with an honest, knowledgable, and trustworthy guy. Joe gave me very valuable information on how to extend the life of my car and checked out my car top to bottom. He truly went over and above any shop I have EVER taken my car to. My BMW runs like it is brand new and purrs like a kitten. We will absolutely be back Joe's for ALL my future repair needs! Thanks Joe :)

    2005 BMW 325 CIC
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  • Thomas S
    Thomas S7 years ago

    I have been bringing my bimmer to Joe's Auto Barn for over 10 years. Honest, Reliable and gets the job done correctly every time. I would not even think about bringing my car to anyone else in the Dallas area. He has keep my 530i manual (tough to find) going perfectly for about 175000 miles.

    He is available when you need him and the ride to his shop is worth every mile. Joe know BMW's -it is that simple.

    2001 BMW 530i
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  • Josh Aitken
    Josh Aitken7 years ago

    I have been going to Joe for all my BMW repair since 2000. I have owned two BMWs during this time. A friend of mine told me about him when he owned his shop in Richardson. I was very impressed with his work, and the way I was treated. So when he said he was moving to Farmersville there was no question it was worth the drive.I recommend Joe to all my friends that own BMWs. It is worth the drive.

    1996 BMW 328i
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  • Mike
    Mike7 years ago

    I have know Joe for over 15 years working on my 1989 BMW 325I. I currently have 228K miles on that car, and he has been the only mechanic I have taken my car to for any issues I have had. He is very honest, and best of all he takes care of your car as if it is his own. I highly recommend him and do think anyone who owns a BMW should take his/her car to him rather than wasting money at the dealership.

    1989 BMW 325I
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  • Sherri George
    Sherri George7 years ago

    Our son"s 2004 BMW had been parked in our driveway for 4 months. He told us to sell it. It had a flat so we called roadside service. The mechanic that came out asked me to move it to level ground. It was then that we found the power steering had gone out. The mechanic recommended Joe's Auto Barn and told me all about Joe. I already had his # in my phone where someone at Auto Zone had also told me about him. I called Joe and he said he would be happy to look at it. We had the car towed and dropped off at the Auto Barn. Joe kept in touch with me at every turn, He found several other things wrong as he worked on it. We knew it had other issues beside the steering. I felt totally confident that he was going to do a great job. He got the car fixed in one day. He saved all the old parts and explained everything he fixed and why it need to be done. WOW!! The best part about the whole thing was getting to meet Joe himself. He is quite the character. My husband and I stood in his shop talking & laughing for an hour. I'm almost sorry we won't have the BMW around so we can get to see Joe again. I would highly recommend him to anyone who has need of a BMW mechanic. He did a fantastic job on the car for us. It is definitely worth the drive. He even recommended to us the "Best Burger you will ever eat". It was a mile down the road from him and he was right. It was great. So the next time we go through Farmersville we will stop by Charlie's for a burger and swing by Joe's for a chat. Thank you so much Joe!!!

    2004 BMW 335i
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  • Suzanne
    Suzanne9 years ago

    Joe is a mechanic you can trust to do what's best for you and your car. He never will do unnescessary work just to put money in his pocket.....and he charges less than a dealership! I feel fortunate to have found Joe and will never use anyone else to work on my BMW.

    2002 BMW 330ci
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  • Mike Coleman
    Mike Coleman9 years ago

    I have been using Joe's Auto Barn for over 10 years. You won't find a more reliable and reasonable mechanic. I refer Joe to anyone interested in finding a good BMW repair shop. Keep up the good work Joe!!

    1988 BMW 325
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  • Tommy Mhire
    Tommy Mhire9 years ago

    I met Joe by chance in a home depot parking lot back in 2005. I had a routine service coming up so I thought I'd give him a shot. Taking a chance and driving out to his shop in Farmersville turned out to be the smartest thing I've ever done in my motoring life. Joe's is the most meticulous, honest and forth right person, let alone mechanic, I've ever met. He's also very frugal with YOUR MONEY. He will get the last mile out of every part that he can because as he puts it "if it will last another 10,000 miles that's money in your pocket".

    Recently I left my car with Joe while I was out of town to have some worn suspension parts replaced (that would require an alignment after). After doing the work, Joe even drove my car down to the alignment shop, paid for the alignment and watched to make sure they did it right while I was out of town - talk about service!

    Since my first trip to Joe's Auto Barn I haven't let anyone else work on my car and at 162,000 miles it still runs like a top and drives like new. Without Joe I would have sold my car years ago and as long as Joe's running his Auto Barn, every car I buy from now on out will be a BMW just so Joe will work on them.

    2001 BMW 330i
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  • Jim W.
    Jim W.9 years ago

    After having a bad experience at the local dealer we decided to take my wife's car to Joe. Although his shop is a little farther away it's worth it! Joe really knows his stuff, is good to deal with, and charges less than a dealer. It's great to find a mechanic you can trust.

    2004 BMW 325i
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  • Michael Jenkins
    Michael Jenkins10 years ago

    I highly recommend Joe's Auto Barn for serice on your BMW. I'm a BMW owner for 17 years (1993 525I, 2002 X5) and joe is the only person I would let service my vehicles. My home is 35 miles from Joe but the drive is WORTH IT. One year my car wouldn't start, Joe sent a flat bed tow truck out to my home to pick up the car. He repaired it at a cost much less than the dealer would have charged. He is happy to answer questions and give advice. I've actually compared Joe's prices with the big dealer and he is at least 30 to 40% less. When I purchase a new BMW and the warranty expires I'm headed to Joe's Auto Barn.

    2002 BMW 525i
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  • Jeff Kopang
    Jeff Kopang10 years ago

    If you are looking for the highest level of BMW automotive repair at prices far less than local dealerships, CALL JOE NOW!

    Last year we purchased a 2006 X5 as a second car and made the rookie mistake of taking the vehicle to our local Dallas area BMW dealer for basic oil change and minor repairs. Without getting into the ugly details, the experience was horrible… the vehicle came back with a door dent and incomplete repairs including disconnected wires dangling under the hood! No kidding. We immediately started a search for a better BMW service solution, and THANK GOODNESS WE FOUND JOE!

    Over the past year, Joe has made multiple repairs to our X5 including thermostat, water pump, coolant leak, in addition to regular service items such as tune-ups and oil changes. I continue to be impressed with his depth of expert knowledge of BMW automobiles… I learn something new every time we visit him. His work on our car is always perfect, and I never worry (as I did with the big dealers) that the work was done completely and competently. Several times he has completed the work in the same day, and we are SAVING A TON OF MONEY over dealer prices!

    What’s more, Joe is a complete pleasure to work with. No nonsense, no hype, no unnecessary repairs. He’s a straight shooter that delivers unbelievable value.

    I highly recommend him.

    2006 BMW X5
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  • Al Gallagher
    Al Gallagher10 years ago

    I bought my first BMW, a Certified Previously Owned 1998 740iL with 18,000 miles, in early 2000. Although I absolutely loved the car I considered selling it several times because the dealer service charges were so "Classicly" high. One day I met another BMW owner and he told me about a guy named Joe Schaab and Joe's Auto Barn in Farmersville. I had trouble thinking I would drive to Farmersville to have my car serviced but I decided to drive out and meet Joe. As a BMW owner, it is the best decision I ever made. Joe impressed me as being a sincere, honest guy who really cared about his customers and their BMWs. The next service my car needed, I took it to Joe and my impressions were verified and have been reinforced over about eight years now.

    With Joe maintaining the 740, I discovered I could afford to own a BMW and subsequently acquired a '91 850i and a 2002 325Ci. Joe performs all service and maintenance on all three cars and I am always confident that all work will be done to the highest standards. Just as important, I'm confident that work not needed is not done just to increase the bill.

    I can't say how many people in the country are as knowledgeable about BMWs as Joe, but I suspect the number is not very large. If you take your car to Joe's Auto Barn, don't expect a waiting room with a flat screen TV and Cafe Latte, but do expect the best BMW service around at a fair price, from an honest Joe.

    Joe is more than a guy who fixes BMWs, he is a friend who shares my enthusiasm for my cars and is always willing to help me save money while keeping my cars in perfect order.

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  • Dustin & Amanda
    Dustin & Amanda10 years ago

    Joe is the very best mechanic I have ever dealt with. He is always happy to answer any questions you have and is EXTREMELY prompt with you vehicle. When we bought our 325i we took it to classic BMW for its first oil change. They told us it needed front bushings and that it would be about $2500. We passed on the service and lucky for us someone recommended we take it to Joe. After looking at the car Joe explained to us that it did need bushings on the front as well as new brakes rotors air filters and a battery. I was getting nervous when I asked him for a quote. The grand total for all the work needed came out to $1500. That's more service for a thousand dollars cheaper! Since then we have taken our car to joe exclusively. We have 175000 miles on the car and with joe taking care of it I don't see why we can't put another 175000 miles on it. I love his honesty and that he shows you the old parts he has replaced. Im sure he does this so you can see that the work was in fact necessary but as far as I'm concerned his word is good enough for me. Bottom line is as long as we have a BMW Joe is the only one we will take it to. Period.

    Dustin & Amanda

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  • Mark Hillman
    Mark Hillman10 years ago

    We found Joe through a referral at a Car Toys shop in Mckinney. We needed work done on our son's 1993 318i and were having problems find people that could correctly diagnose the problem. After ariving, Joe as able to fix our problems without breaking the bank.

    As we have developed our relationship with him, we asked him about various BMW's to purchase on the used market. His recommendation was spot on. We purchased a 2002 530i. It has been everything he talked about. Since we have this new car, he now takes care of it.

    I find Joe to be very honest and knowledgeable. He does not recommend unncessary maintenance just to increase his bill. And for the maintenance this is performed, it is performed correctly.

    If you have a BMW that needs maintenance, you need to see Joe. As other people have said, it is worth the drive.

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  • Art
    Art10 years ago

    We have been taking my 2004 330 to Joe ever since the warranty fell off. He took a dealer "courtesy" check of the car and did the dealers $4,000 of work for less than $2000. He found something they missed too. Don't listen to the dealers tell you your struts are broken, let Joe look at it. I've decided to keep my car for a few more years as a result. You need to leave it with him, but it's worth the drive. Take the back way through the farms.

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  • Kiera
    Kiera10 years ago

    I have a 2002 325i BMW going on 130,000 miles and have had it for 4 years. As a college student expenses are right and once I found Joe's Auto Barn through a client at my job I will never go back to any auto shop or BMW dealer for repairs. He prices everything the best he can, is always available, and never does anything but his best! Joe has helped me more than any mechanic in the North Texas area. Joe does a fabulous job through and through. Replaced my radiator and some hoses in a matter of 1 day and had it back to me as soon as he could! Highly recommended!

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  • Pat Putnam
    Pat Putnam10 years ago

    I moved to Texas 3 years ago from Michigan, where I always had my 2000 528i serviced by the dealer. After a few bad experiences with local dealerships and independent "European auto mechanics," I was lucky enough to receive a recommendation about Joe (in the dealership waiting room!). From the first phone call the difference was apparent. I had a few significant repairs I knew were coming and Joe handled them expertly and much more affordably than the dealer. I continue to drive over an hour each way to Joe's, even for routine oil changes, and would confidently by a pre-owned BMW knowing Joe will be there to take care of it. Joe receives my highest praise and I highly recommend him.

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  • Gary L
    Gary L10 years ago

    I've left a prior recommendation for Joe and am adding a new one. Had issue with timing chain on current 540i. Based on recommendations, looking to have that fixed but in mean time went out and purchased a 98 740iL. Talked with Joe about needing bushing and inside cabin filters and he gave me an approximate price. Just for fun, I called a Dallas area BMW place for the same information. WOW....that's all I could say. We are talking about $400-$500 difference in price!!

    For those of you that sit there and think that Farmersville is out of your way, think about saving yourself that much money or more next time you decide to take your car to the 'local' places. I work literally....5 minutes walking distance from that local BMW dealership....and my cars have still yet to see the light of day in the service shop there!! That's how much I respect Joe and the way he does things!

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  • Jennifer
    Jennifer12 years ago

    I have a 2001 325i with almost 200k miles on it. I had grown used to having it in the shop on a regular basis when I lived in Austin. When I moved to Dallas, I lucked out and found Joe's shop on the internet. I was ready to sell my car, but I couldn't without another round of repairs.

    Joe took care of my car and got it running like new for a VERY fair price. I instantly trusted him and his shop is amazing. Joe really knows BMW's. He did many routine repairs that previous shops had ignored and they made a HUGE difference. I kept my car knowing that Joe could take the proper care of it. I had the repairs done in April and I'm going back to Joe....for a routine oil change. That is amazing. Thank you, Joe.

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  • Udo Ludwig
    Udo Ludwig12 years ago

    I have been knowing Joe for over 15 years and he took care of several of my BMW's during the years. There was not one time that I was not satisfied how he serviced my cars. After his "treatment" on my cars, they run like a switch watch. Super quality work and honesty from his side. And half the price comparing with the other ones.

    He is the best BMW mechanic there is. Period.

    Udo Ludwig

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  • Holt Beach
    Holt Beach13 years ago

    I live in San Antonio and I still take my car to Joe. I trust no one else with my 1992 525i. He is a good, decent, and honest man. I trust him wholeheartedly. I also bought my car through him, I gave him my criteria and he said he would keep an eye out for it. Later on he gave me a call and I bought it on the spot. I have had nothing but good experiences with Joe. 11 out of 10 for me.


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  • Gary L
    Gary L13 years ago

    I knew of Joe's original shop through friends of mine. They always had good words to say about him and his knowledge of BMWs. They would tell me that the Pre-Buy Inspection was the best way to go and that he saved them from buying a car that was not what it was supposed to be.

    I putchased a 1999 540I with 72k on the car. I eventually got it to Joe's to be looked at and received nothing but praise for the car. Since then, Joe is the only person I let look at the car. I have high standards I hold myself to and in doing so, I also have high standards I set upon others. Car maintenance is no exception and I relish the fact that you are similar in nature...nothing is too good!

    What makes Joe so different from anyone else I've met in the business he performs is his attitude. That's the thing that separates Joe from the rest. The fact that he performs top notch service at a price that makes everyone else look like they are standing still makes him head and shoulders above everyone else!! But it's Joe, himself, that makes the difference!

    I remember a story about Joe fixing someone's car only to find out that something else went wrong and the person was stuck in a parking lot. I remember Joe telling me that he went out and fixed the car in the parking lot where it was stuck, working into the night by flashlight. Would Classic BMW do that? No. And I believe that story fully because of what happened to my car when the radiator cracked. The parts were delivered to the wrong place and Joe offered to go to town to get all the parts if I needed the car. He said he would do that for me...and that made me feel like a special customer!!

    It is for these reasons and many more that if anyone I know drives a BMW or is thinking of buying one, I make mention of Joe's name, hand out a card if I have a spare or gladly write his address and number down for them to call. For that matter, I've even gone as far as mapping directions out. Sure, the first thing they mention is where he is at, but when I give them examples of his work and integrity, people listen. Hopefully I will have turned at least 3 people over to you. And with any luck, I'll convert more!!

    In the end, I consider Joe a friend as well....not just a person who works on my car!! And that's what matters most to me!!

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  • Abey Analil
    Abey Analil13 years ago

    Joe worked on my E28 M5. His knowledge base on BMW's is outstanding. The dealers I found around here have people that don't know anything about older BMWS. I'm glad I was able to find Joe. Furthermore, he is a very honest person and beyond fair when it comes to the cost of having work done. I drive over an hour to have my vehicles worked on by Joe. It is worth the drive.

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