Category Archives: German Auto Drivers

Best Local SF Bay Area Windy Roads to Drive Your BMW or MINI

One thing our customers are always asking us is where are the best windy roads to drive their BMWs, Minis and Porsches. And here are a few of our favorites. Believe it or not, we’re not always working on your cars--we also like to take our BMWs, Minis and Porsches out for a spin whenever we can. Highway 17 is a favorite windy road, especially the part between Los Gatos and Santa Cruz. We highly recommend you consult Google maps before leaving, though, because Highway 17 can get crowded on the weekends and sitting in traffic certainly isn’t fun. There are a couple of great places to stop along the way. One is the Cats Restaurant in Los Gatos (which means “the cats,” by the way), and the Summit, where there’s a cafe with a fantastic view. Seeing all the green trees immediately takes you away from the concrete jungle of the Bay Area. Highway 92 is another fantastic drive. When you hit the top of 92 and you see all the way to Half Moon Bay, it makes you real ... read more

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How To Be A Responsible, Green Car Owner in CA

At German Auto Sport in Berkeley, we are conscientious of the size of the carbon footprint we are leaving on Mother Earth. That’s why, at our auto repair shop, our auto mechanics and the rest of the team take steps to not only operate as a green, environmentally-conscious facility, but to help our customers drive a little greener. With a vehicle comes great responsibility -- responsibility to make sure your vehicle receives the necessary service and repair to run safely and securely, along with the responsibility to minimize your impact on the environment. At German Auto Sport in Berkeley, we can help with both of those tasks. We will get your German vehicle running in tip-top shape, and we also have a few tips and tricks on how to become a responsible, green car owner in Berkeley and beyond: Monitor the tire pressure for more efficient driving. Typically, most cars have a TPMS (tire pressure monitoring system) to evaluate the pressure and inform you when it is too low. If you ... read more

Our Favorite BMW Art Cars

Our Favorite BMW Art Cars

The team of auto mechanics at German Auto Sport in Berkeley is passionate about auto repair. In fact, our waiting room boasts 6 different BMW art cars: Our enthusiasm for BMW vehicles, along with other German cars, has not wavered since we opened our doors. We continue to stay on the cutting-edge of this ever-changing industry, and the art decorating our walls is just one example of how dedicated we are to immersing ourselves into the world of German auto sport. At German Auto Sport, we take the relationships we form with Berkeley drivers seriously. Nowadays, it seems as if the time for courteous, personalized service is over, as we are faced with self-checkout lines at the grocery and even self-driving cars. But we continue to maintain warm, friendly, and trusting relationships with our clients. Chris and Sheilagh Lingle, the owners of German Auto Sport, were fortunate to be gifted with six incredible pieces of art, each with a different BMW, from one of our clients. We think a pictur ... read more

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Why German Auto Drivers Should Join Our Track Days (Speed SF and Time Attack are high-quality groups we work with at Laguna Seca -- we do 4 per year)

German Auto Sport is the trusted source for auto repair in Berkeley and beyond, as our auto mechanics’ expertise in the field of German vehicle service and repair practically goes unrivaled in the region. Our skill at servicing and repairing Porsche, MINI, and BMW makes for vehicles that are continually safe, secure, and performing at their prime. Many of our clients, including the team at German Auto Sport, test out their vehicle’s performance at local track days. At these events, you can test the limits of your German auto, without any speed limits and coinciding expensive tickets. Your German vehicle was built for luxury and performance, and at a track day, you can experience the full glory of your car. Many track day attendees are also able to improve and hone in on their driving skills, as the speedometer rises, our anxieties tend to increase. We take the pressure off of those worries so you can focus solely on the fun of the experience. Chris Lingle, the owner of Ge ... read more

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