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5 Stars!

Google Review


An honest shop with good knowledge and the right experience for German cars

Google Review


I've been coming here for almost 10 years. I have owned 3 Audi A8s. My girl brings her Audi, my ex brings hey Benz, and my son brings his Kia.

They are fairly priced. They communicate exactly what's going on with my car and have always done right by me.

Give them a shot and you won't be disappointed.

Tell them Bo sent you

Google Review


I'm so thankful to have a mechanic who is honest, upfront and quick. We take all of our cars here and have received excellent service every time.

Yelp Review


Just had GAS replace the water pump and timing belt on our MK IV GTI. Mauricio, WOW, car runs great. More impressive was the time and quote. 1 day and $700 later, very happy we didn't drive down to the SFV. We have two German cars and they will be maintained by The GAS team here. Thanks for being honest, prompt and professional.

Yelp Review


Outstanding service. Every interaction I felt as if my best interests were at the forefront of concern. Extremely knowledgeable. Went out of his way to prove every fault was real and every price for a part was legitimate, without me even asking. Vehicle was fixed within his estimated time and was very quick. Price of labor was reasonable. I'd gladly bring my car here in the future. Very honest, personable and friendly.

Yelp Review


This place has fixed my VW a couple times. They are HONEST. They told me up front worst case scenario with parts and labor.

I brought it in for a big job on Saturday afternoon. I needed the car the same day so that I could drive to Ventura on Sunday to work on my Grandad's house. He's 88 years old and needs help from time to time.

The crew was simply amazing and got it all done and even let me know of a few other things that needed to be reviewed (front brake pads low, coil #3 needed to be replaced, and the oil was low) even though I didn't get the work done at this shop because I was driving home to AZ he next week.

If you have a German car, this is the place to go!!

Yelp Review


Best place around for all BMW repairs!

German Auto Specialist Customer Review


Charlie is very professional and trustworthy. Diagnoses the problem and completes the work in a timely manner. Highly recommend.

Yelp Review


Great mechanics, honest, knowledgeable, reliable. They will fix your car and take care of your problems. They make money on providing honest service, not by creating more problems in hopes you will be back for more. I have been their customer since 2011 and I am not switching!

Yelp Review


Above and beyond. My parents were visiting for the weekend from out of town. During their visit, the temp gauge on the car redlined and the engine started to smoke. Of course I was driving and felt bad. They're stressing about getting home as it was the last day of their trip. Debating flights and how to get the car the 300 miles home if it's something major. Found this place on Yelp. Towed the car there. Left my dad to found out the car's fate. 50 dollar part was it. It was Sunday and they couldn't get the part delivered so they drove and got it for them. Had 2 guys working on it so they could get on the road. Service and then some.

Yelp Review


I was on the Grapevine (I-5 southbound) headed into southern California on the Friday before Labor Day when I experience a problem with the power steering in my bmw. While at a rest stop I did a search for bmw repair facilities and German Auto Specialists in Saugus/Santa Clarita was the closest non-dealer shop to my location and had the best reviews of other facilities in the area. I called them at about 11am and talked to Charlie. He said it would not be a problem to stop by immediately and he would have a look at the steering problem.

When I arrived at G.A.S. about 11:40 Charlie was able to get my car on a lift within an hour and diagnosed the problem as a bad power steering fluid pump. He advised me of the cost of a new pump and gave me a quote for the total for parts and labor. I approved the service and Charlie ordered a new pump, saying it would be there at 4pm that afternoon. He then invited me to use the shop phone to set up a rental car as I was over 300 miles from home.

At 11:30am the next day, Saturday of Labor Day Weekend, I received a call saying my car had been repaired and was ready for pick-up.

While I was waiting on the initial diagnostic for my car I was able to observe several other customers bringing in their cars as well. Every time, the interaction between this shop and it's customers (including a 20-something woman who came in by herself, had been there at least once before and seemed quite at ease talking with these guys) was friendly, courteous and professional.

German Auto Specialists got my car turned around in 24 hours at the start of Labor Day Weekend and I was able to proceed with my vacation plans uninterrupted. They were polite, fair, accurate with their diagnosis and my car is running perfectly thanks to them.
If you are in need of an honest, reliable and friendly automotive facility, German Auto Specialists is highly recommended.

Yelp Review


I've taken my Mercedes here a couple of times, with good results. They do quality work, diagnose problems correctly, and they don't overcharge for the parts or labor. This is an excellent and cost saving alternative to the dealership. Honest repair shops like this are hidden gems and you'll feel fortunate to have found this one.

Yelp Review


I live in San Francisco but over the holidays was in Valencia visiting my brother for a few weeks. While there my car, a 2000 Mercedes CLK, started having this issue where when I stopped the car, whether at a stop light, to park, etc., it would suddenly shut off. One time it wouldn't start back up. I took it to a nearby auto shop where they inspected the car, checked the computer for any error messages and couldn't figure out the issue. Everything looked normal.

I took my car back and the shut-offs started happening more often. Once it stopped in a drive-thru and wouldn't start back up until it cooled down. I took it to German Auto Specialists, where I met Manfred. He talked to me about the issue and using his experience and based on the symptoms came up a theory that the issue was with a sensor. He replaced it and my car has driven great ever since. He provided very friendly, helpful service and I would definitely return if I needed work done on my car.

Yelp Review


I would not hesitate to leave my Mercedes in the hands of Manfred. He and his team are experts. I had a problem with my A/C, brought it to my usual Mercedes specialist in Santa Monica, as well as a more corporate place that came recommended to me in Culver City. Both guys game me a "ballpark" quote in the huge "neighborhood" of $500-1200 and told me that I wouldn't actually know the final cost until the work was done or at least they had started the work (and thus required charge for labor whether or not I went ahead with the repair). This of course made me uneasy.

I was driving through Valencia to visit my parents when my Benz lost power and I had my car towed to German Auto Specialists. Since I was there anyways for my starter problem, I asked Manfred to take a look the dreaded A/C issue, and, just by listening to the A/C, he narrowed the problem down to specifically one of two parts that needed replacing in the A/C vacuum system, and a quote of $400-$500 total for the parts and labor. I came back for the repair, and he stuck by his word and quote. I will be bringing my car here for all my major and scheduled service from now on.

Yelp Review


Manfred at German Auto Specialist fixed my car after no one could do so for over a year.

He is extremely thorough, patient and he understands german vehicles. He will get the job done for you no matter what it takes!

I am very pleased with the quality of work on my car and will be returning to him from now on. He has a new customer for life.

YellowPages Review


highly recommended car services very fast and efficient.fair prices

YellowPages Review


I got myself a 1999 BMW in great condition and in a reasonable price.So I got a good deal.They are also experts at all things so whenever I need a tutorial, they are glady to help me out.

YellowPages Review


Excellent repair shop with affordable prices. The manager Manfred is very friendly and a pleasure to do business with. He knew exactly what was wrong with my 1996 E320 and had it up and running quickly. I will be bringing my Mercedes Benz here for now on.

YellowPages Review

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