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Anonymous from Berkeley, CA on 6/19/2019 for an auto service and their testimonial is:
"German Auto has people who truly care about making sure their customers are happy. Chris is always on the lookout for ways to ensure the best possible service, leveraging technology and tech-based resources as appropriate — not just technology for technology’s sake."
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Stefan R. from OAKLAND, CA on 6/13/2019 for an auto repair of their Mini and their testimonial is:
"Excellent"
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Monte from Berkeley, CA on 6/7/2019 for an auto service of their Mini and their testimonial is:
"Knowledgeable, fair, dependable. Friendly, helpful staff. Get the job done right and at a fair price."
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Frank from BERKELEY, CA on 6/4/2019 for an auto repair of their Mini and their testimonial is:
"They're all about the business of taking care of your car making sure it performs well. And keeping you happy."
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Michelle C. from OAKLAND, CA on 5/31/2019 for an auto repair of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"I am a long time customer, and I always refer GAS to anyone with BMW or Mini repair needs. I've never had a bad experience, and trust Chris and Yar with my vehicles, in fact, I even a bought a 91 E30 from Chris that I still happily drive today. The 3 year guarantee they provide on their work is awesome too."
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Ken M. from BERKELEY, CA on 5/12/2019 for an auto repair of their Porsche and their testimonial is:
"Great service and great people."
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Emory C. from OAKLAND, CA on 4/26/2019 for an auto repair of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Very high quality work."
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Betsy C. from BERKELEY, CA on 4/22/2019 for an auto repair of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"They are fair, honest and handsome."
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Simran K. from BERKELEY, CA on 4/19/2019 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"GREAT service excellent prices thanks guys"
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Rochelle (zoya) R. from OAKLAND, CA on 3/27/2019 for an auto repair of their Mini and their testimonial is:
"Fantastical choice hands down. Their very professional, honest, and does great quality work. You absolutely cant go wrong in trusting them to provide fantastic service for your BMW/ MINI ."
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Rob N. from OAKLAND, CA on 3/25/2019 for an auto repair of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Yar and Chris still believe in customer service and may be some of the last stand up guys out there. When you bring your vehicle in to their shop rest assure you will be treated fairly and that they will be honest with you about what to expect and what the best plan of action for your car is. If you own a BMW this is the only shop for you."
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Mark Q. from EL SOBRANTE, CA on 3/15/2019 for an auto repair of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Professional technical service, courteous customer service. Go to maintenance facility for your machine."
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Becky A. from OAKLAND, CA on 3/13/2019 for an auto repair of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"I have deeply appreciated their attention to detail along with the the attention-to-detail no mattter how small or big and complicated the job may be. They explain in detail what the job entails along with what it will likely cost them ask you the customer if you are ready to move forward."
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Betsy C. from BERKELEY, CA on 3/13/2019 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Conscientious and caring"
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Anonymous from Berkeley, CA on 3/12/2019 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Outstanding quality with great service and value. Most knowledgeable BMW repair shop anywhere. Chris and team are the best."
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Milton Paul C. from Berkeley, CA on 3/12/2019 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"I had enjoyed my experiences with German Motor’s over the years. Chris has always been helpful with my 550i. I have no problem in referring anyone to him; as he’s a professionalfair and more important to me a good guy."
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Calvin C. from SAN PABLO, CA on 3/7/2019 for an auto repair of their Porsche and their testimonial is:
"Very detailed"
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Anonymous from Berkeley, CA on 2/21/2019 for an auto service of their Porsche and their testimonial is:
"Great Service!!!"
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Laura E. from BERKELEY, CA on 2/15/2019 for an auto service of their Mini and their testimonial is:
"Very good but expensive"
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Anonymous from Berkeley, CA on 2/4/2019 for an auto service of their Mini and their testimonial is:
"The entire staff is friendly, very skilled and knowledgeable about the bmw autos. I think foremost they are customer centric and fair, not overcharging for sake of making big bucks."
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Mark Q. from EL SOBRANTE, CA on 2/3/2019 for an auto repair of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Knowledgeable and courteous."
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Mj from Berkeley, CA on 1/24/2019 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Out of State-schdulled a PPI - Yarbeas personable professional and a pleasure to do business with. Walked me thru the report and was patient with my questions. Great group!"
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Eddie H. from KENSINGTON, CA on 12/19/2018 for an auto repair of their Porsche and their testimonial is:
"Great work and expertise. They never over sell, fairly priced ....."
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Rommel H. from HERCULES, CA on 12/18/2018 for an auto repair of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"The best guys in town. We have been going to check and repair our BMWs for 17 years now. Very pleased."
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Mike L. from RICHMOND, CA on 12/18/2018 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Big thumbs up to both"
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Betsy C. from BERKELEY, CA on 12/10/2018 for an auto repair of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"These guys rock. They know the BMW and they don't want to rip you off. They listen and they care. Pretty unusual for a car repair place. They are smart, kind, and very present."
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Lillie M. from Berkeley, CA on 6/25/2018 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Great customer service and support during an emergency! I'll definitely be a returning customer."
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Sharon R. from Berkeley, CA on 6/22/2018 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"You guys are the best"
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Chris G. from Berkeley, CA on 6/14/2018 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"5 stars doesn't cover the work they do at German Auto Sport.. If you have a BMW or a Mini.. don't waste your time with others.. This is the place!! Honest, quality work, fair price!.. What else do you need? A Guarantee.. O ya they got that too.. 10 stars .. 5 just aint enough... Thank you G.A.S!"
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Elisa M. from Berkeley, CA on 6/12/2018 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Smart, honest, friendly, skillful. The perfect shop from a woman's perspective, and my husband loves it too!"
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Teacher E. from Berkeley, CA on 5/31/2018 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Wonderful, helpful, competent, friendly. That is service. the place to go as they care about customer and their work."
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Charles H. from Berkeley, CA on 5/22/2018 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"After calling around many places in the Bay Area, I contacted these guys. They knew what I was looking for and were able to get it ordered and available within an hour. That's impressive service. G.A.S. will be the guys I call first thing in the future!"
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Maia from Berkeley, CA on 5/15/2018 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Very professional, kind and fair service here! I trust them. They go above and beyond to explain the situation to you and help you weigh options. I always feel comfortable and welcome! Thank you for all your excellent work over the years!!"
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Robert N. from Berkeley, CA on 5/4/2018 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"I've owned BMWs since the 80's and have dealt with dealerships ,and a lot of so called "bmw specialist" shops in the bay area and have also been overcharged and ripped off with terrible repairs over the years ....until a friend told me to try German auto sport in Berkeley. i spoke with the owner Chris (who knows more about bmws than anyone I've dealt with in the past) Chris then introduced me to his shop foreman "Yar" who shares Chris's knowledge and love for BMW . after talking to them and expressing my concerns I felt very comfortable leaving my car with them , during the repair process Yar kept me updated just as he said he would and my car was ready on time! Outstanding! Now the most important part of this is a few days before going to German auto sport i got an estimate from another shop for a lot higher amount, well it turns out my car did not need the laundry list of parts the other shop told me it did Chris and Yar went over my car with me and showed me everything else was fine and did not need replacement ..Wow an honest shop .. I've had my car back for a few months and it runs like a dream! ...Integrity , impeccable work,great communication and a team of the most well trained technicians on the planet that sums up German auto sport! thanks again ! you have a customer for life! i highly recommend German auto sport they really are the only honest shop left in the bay area!"
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Kouroush J. from Berkeley, CA on 5/4/2018 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Now I can drive stress free and have no fear of any breakdown down the road. I am so impressed with the way they pin point and approach BMW diagnosis and repair plan."
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Art M. from Berkeley, CA on 4/26/2018 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"From start to finish, exceptional service and professionalism."
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Katherine I. from Berkeley, CA on 4/16/2018 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Thanks again for the repair service. Excellent job as usual. These guys are knowlegable and enthusiastic. Warranty is better than the local dealer’s. You’d be crazy not to go to German Auto Sport."
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Lisa D. from Berkeley, CA on 3/29/2018 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Hands down best repair shop in the east bay (maybe the world) my brother told me about German auto sport after my regular repair shop failed to fix my car correctly , I spoke to "Yar" and was truly amazed at his knowledge of the Mini Cooper he made me feel completely comfortable leaving my pride and joy with him . i also liked the way he kept me informed during the repair process ( my mini is my baby!) Well i have my Mini back and it drives like it was new again! i highly recommend German auto sport ! And Thanks again to Yar and the crew you have a customer for life !"
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Devon H. from Berkeley, CA on 3/28/2018 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"These guys are great. Very personable and they make the visit go smoothly. Helping me get back and forth to the shop via Uber was very appreciated. Very professional!"
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Lead Young P. from Berkeley, CA on 3/23/2018 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"As usual, no surprise at GAS with top notch communication and service. Great job everytime!"
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Anonymous from Berkeley, CA on 3/23/2018 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Fast, honest, efficient, accurate. Been coming here for years."
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Lucia P. from Berkeley, CA on 3/23/2018 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Staff was super friendly, helpful, and very through with questions and service overall. I highly recommend this place if you're looking into getting the best service your car can receive and at a very timely manner!"
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Peter L. from Berkeley, CA on 3/20/2018 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"The owner, Chris, is a good dude. The shop manager, Yar, is a good dude too. Straight forward, no scams, honest, and friendly."
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Gabriel M. from Berkeley, CA on 3/17/2018 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Top notch service as always."
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Benjamin P. from Berkeley, CA on 3/15/2018 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Great Service, great guys"
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Loren G. from Berkeley, CA on 3/14/2018 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"We all know what the difference in experience is between being taken care of by a family run business vs. a corporate one. German auto is the former, a group of people extremeley passionate about what they do. Dedicated to their job, and commited to making the right choices when it comes to small or large issues. If you’re smart, and want to fix something once (that is actually fixable, because they’ll tell you if it isn’t) you should give them your business."
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Hope E. from Berkeley, CA on 3/13/2018 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Great work!! I love doing business with German Auto Sport, they always do a wonderful job and they treat me with great respect. Thanks, TEAM everyone at the shop is GREAT!!!"
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Uriel G. from Berkeley, CA on 3/13/2018 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Where to begin with my latest experience at German Auto Sport? I have to say as with all business and career models that rely person to person interaction, relationship is key. Not every BMW shop in the Bay can say they have performed an auto to manual swap on an E30 325ix, German Auto Sport can, and they have done so professionally. Trusting a shop to perform a transmission conversion is a big step. My E30 had come to a point where the slush box was practically gone. Considering the appreciating value of these cars, I talked to Chris to see what options we had for the ix. Since this isn't a daily driver we had time to map out a plan...I think this is key for drivers who are working on "projects." In the end I provided the transmission and transfer case, GAS took care of the rest and threw in some "goodies," yeah, we know each other a few years now. They paid attention to every detail and made sure the work was representative of their shop but not just that, this car was taken care of as if it was their own. Of course, this is all backed by their unbeatable warranty but more than that, I value Chris and his teams' friendship and honesty. While the ix was in the shop our family's e46 touring developed a misfire and we towed it in. The team went above and beyond to point me in the right direction without selling me a service. I mention this because most of the time, dealing with a shop can be frustrating if everything is a sales pitch. In my multiple visits to GAS I see Chris and Yar welcoming customers for a brief quote or advice, scanning or resetting codes at no charge...even listening to rambling customers as they go on and on and on.... These guys understand customer service and are invested in building and maintaining not just BMW's but positive relationships with their customers. I think if I could offer any advice to those considering GAS for service it would be: 1) be clear about your needs and share as much as you can about your vehicle's history, 2) understand your car isn't the only car being serviced,"
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Jimel Q. from Berkeley, CA on 2/24/2018 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Amazing shop and even more amazing people! If you have a BMW, tuned or not, these guys will take care of you. Highly recommended!"
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Nelson S. from Berkeley, CA on 2/22/2018 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"German Auto Sport provides quality service with integrity for my 1998 528i. Still runs great after 280k miles."
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Gregorio M. from Berkeley, CA on 2/20/2018 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Very thorough and honest service, super cool staff that know every single inch of any bmw. Fair and honest people!"
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Vincent S. from Berkeley, CA on 2/16/2018 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Top notch, world class service. Extremely polite and knowledgeable crew. I’d trust these guys with my ‘93 525iT anyday."
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Carylon T. from Berkeley, CA on 2/10/2018 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"these guys are great..they have been taking care of my 1995 bmw 325i since arriving in the bay area..would not take my car anywhere else."
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Jerry R. from Berkeley, CA on 2/9/2018 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Great staff of professional and knowledgeable people!"
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Mary O. from Berkeley, CA on 2/9/2018 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"If quality and fairness and good prices are what you were looking for, look no further than this shop. I cannot say enough about the people and the service that I get here. They are 100% fair. They are also very concerned about your well-being and safety with your car. Unlike other shops who tack on time or extra jobs so that they can make money, this shop really talks to you and let you know exactly what you need to do."
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Jaime H. from Berkeley, CA on 2/7/2018 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"G.A.S was recommended to me by a friends who's crazy about cars so I knew that coming from him, this place had to be good. I got to the shop and was greeted by Yar. I popped the hood open and he knew exactly what the issue was in a matter of seconds. As we continued talking, I could tell this guy truly knew what he was talking about. My vehicle was leaking oil all over the place and after several cans of part cleaner, the guys were able to not only address the issue but clean all affected parts. Yar asked that I bring the car once a month over the next couple of months to inspect it to ensure that everything's okay which tells me that these guys do care about their customers. In short, if you're looking for professional, knowledgeable and fair mechanic shop, this is the place to go! Keep up the good work guys!"
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Iris C. from Berkeley, CA on 2/3/2018 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"All the staff are wonderful, and so skilled. They really care about the safety of your car and test it to make sure everything is tip top! Prices much better than the dealership."
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David W. from Berkeley, CA on 2/1/2018 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Great service!!!! This shop is all about attention to detail! Plus fair prices. Highly recommend!"
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Devon H. from Berkeley, CA on 2/1/2018 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Fast, clean work and solid advice. I highly recommend!"
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Elisa M. from Berkeley, CA on 1/31/2018 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Always 5 stars, from both my husband and from me!"
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Moran Tornesella` B. from Berkeley, CA on 1/26/2018 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"They were clear and concise in explaining the problem. And even giving me tips on how I can fix something myself. They went the extra mile to try and fix the problem even when an unexpected issue became a hindrance"
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Raka R. from Berkeley, CA on 1/24/2018 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Our car was broken into and the rear window smashed. The guys were really helpful, calming, found a replacement window and got the job done. We will be back :)"
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Edward R. from Berkeley, CA on 1/24/2018 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"The crew at G.A.S has been nothing but outstanding with the repairs of my BMW 850ci! I would recommend them to anyone that is passionate about their BMW! Cant's say enough good things about my experience, simply outstanding and this is coming from an avid D.I.Yer."
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Anonymous from Berkeley, CA on 1/22/2018 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Always get great service from these guys -- friendly, knowledgeable, thorough, and trustworthy. Highly recommended!"
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Valerie F. from Berkeley, CA on 1/18/2018 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"They are very good at their job: knowledgeable, conscientious, and personable. They will even battle the warranty companies for you. What more could you want?"
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Ron S. from Berkeley, CA on 1/17/2018 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"the unsual excellent service and care for my E28"
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Hope E. from Berkeley, CA on 1/5/2018 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"It is rare to find an honest and friendly mechanic but I am very happy to say I found two, Chris & Shar. They are a great couple of guys and they make an awesome team. They do wonderful work, my girl runs beautiful Everytime I have to had over my keys to them. Thank goodness they're still a couple of honest people still left in the mechanic world."
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Chris G. from Berkeley, CA on 1/2/2018 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Knowledgeable, Honest, Friendly, Fast,... What more do you need ."
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Cynthia S. from Berkeley, CA on 12/21/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Chris and Yar and all the mechanics here are absolutely wonderful! They are honest, very friendly, and very helpful! Also they don't make you feel dumb when you don't know much about the car and its issues! I would not take my Mini Cooper anywhere else; I even drive from Martinez to Berkeley so they can work on my car."
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Lead Young P. from Berkeley, CA on 12/9/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"As usual, very pleased with the repair. Yar is an excellent manager, calling ahead to inform me of the required work and cost, and when the car is ready for pickup. Attention to detail is superb, topped with complimentary inspection with replacement of a defective blinker bulb FOC. Great job!"
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Riccardo V. from Berkeley, CA on 11/28/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"best BMW mechanic I ever had"
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Soy P. from Berkeley, CA on 11/22/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"I'm moving and I will still be bringing my car to German Auto Sport when I need to get it serviced. They always do a great job and I have always had the best customer service and advice here. Super nice guys. Very professional."
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Steve C. from Berkeley, CA on 11/22/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Guys were great, would return unconditionally."
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Charles C. from Berkeley, CA on 11/21/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Top notch service for my BMW. They really know these cars inside and out, and the prices are reasonable. And there are no surprises - they tell you what your car needs and how much it will cost, even before you bring it in. Prompt and courteous."
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Kevin H. from Berkeley, CA on 11/17/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Great services once again by Chris and the team. My I trust no one else with my Beamer!"
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Marian C. from Berkeley, CA on 11/15/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Chris and Yar are both amazing! After dropping off my toy, I rented a car thinking it would take days for the shop to fix it. That same day, Yar called and told me about the problem and the amount of the service and he said it will be done and I can pick up before 6:30PM. I strongly recommend this place. It is not only a car shop. With friendly people around you might want to stay for a nice talk. And shoutout to Stefan (the person who worked on my car). Thank you guys!!!"
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Kuanda D. from Berkeley, CA on 11/12/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Thanks for everything!"
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Leo G. from Berkeley, CA on 11/11/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Excellent service. Car was delivered on time and"
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Fawzi N. from Berkeley, CA on 10/26/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"I first met Chris at G.A.S 20 years ago when I had my VW Rabbit .it was quickly clear to me that Chris had a deep knowledge of German vehicles. When I finely upgraded to BWMs , it was fortunate for me that Chris started his own enterprise specializing in BMWs. He has always been honest and straight forward with me concerning my car . Alongside him is Yar, who is equally awealth of knowledge , and they provide probably the best experience you could have in BMW service that rivals the dealership . These guys ROCK!"
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Jim/maria A. from Berkeley, CA on 10/13/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"The team at German Auto Sports is first class! In our discussions, my work with BMW Engineering in Munich shows me they really understand what they are doing with the cars and committed to providing an excellent customer experience. They have all the top test equipment and provide detailed analysis of problems so you can discuss repairs, not just the traditional BMW “replace the bumper because a park sensor is broken”. They have kept our 2005 X3 running like a top despite 170k miles!"
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Dylan L. from Berkeley, CA on 10/12/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"I was able to drop off my car after hours on a Tuesday night (super convenient for my 9-5 M-F schedule), and got a call the next day around noon saying my A/C retrofit & recharge was already completed. Excellent service from start to finish. They answered the phone immediately and I got a another call as soon as the car was ready for pickup. The work performed was excellent and of course who isn't happy when their A/C starts working again? They got my 200k+ mile 1987 528e blowing 44ºF at the vents! Perfectly happy and will definitely return."
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Nancy D. from Berkeley, CA on 10/10/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Excellent expert service! I'm so glad I found German Auto Spot to take care of my BMW."
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Anthony J. from Berkeley, CA on 10/10/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Friendly, Knowledgeable, professional. I'll be taking my vehicle there from now on."
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Uriel G. from Berkeley, CA on 10/10/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Once again, Chris and his team have taken care of my e30. After 5 years of non-op I brought my car in after it would not start. German Auto Sport not only found the source of the problem, they also recommended and did some work to ensure the car operates well. I appreciate their communication and letting me know other stuff they found. The car was ready in the time anticipated and it even got a basic wash. They've also seen my e46 ZHP in the past to address cooling issues and Chris has given me free advice on brake issues. That's why they have my business!"
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Elisa M. from Berkeley, CA on 10/9/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Smart, skillful and honest. Can’t ask for more than that."
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Roy M. from Berkeley, CA on 10/1/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"This review is way overdue. Chris has been taking care of my E46 for I think 10 years now. She just turned 335,000 miles in large part because of the outstanding service I received over the years. Affordable, fair pricing, quality workmanship and just good people to work with. If you're thinking about having your BMW serviced elsewhere, don't. German Auto will take care of your car the way it should be. Roy"
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Ed B. from Berkeley, CA on 9/30/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"The best experience i've had so far with any auto repair shop ever. 20K mile service - paid less than the estimate, repaired a ding in my hood for free - happened in less than 6 hours. amazing service love these guys. BMW x3 2015."
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Donny N. from Berkeley, CA on 9/29/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Always friendly, honest and efficient."
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Anonymous from Berkeley, CA on 9/29/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Can't say enough good stuff about these guys. Knowledgeable, responsive, transparent, respectful. And so friendly they almost make it fun going to get your car serviced."
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Dwight F. from Berkeley, CA on 9/25/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Very knowledgeable and reasonably priced."
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Ana V. from Berkeley, CA on 9/22/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Chris and Yar are the best! Auto and customer service = top notch."
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Roy T. from Berkeley, CA on 9/22/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Chris and Shahryar have taken care of our older Beamer's exclusively from the day we purchased them. We have a 1988 and a 1989, and the guys keep each of them maintained in excellent condition. We trust their honest expert evaluation, workmanship and pricing."
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Bill R. from Berkeley, CA on 9/21/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Very easy to schedule an appointment. Quality service at a reasonable price. Full and easy to understand explanation of service provided and good explanation of any needed services."
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Jocelyne M. from Berkeley, CA on 9/16/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"nice people, knowledgeable, excellent service and help"
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Kei M. from Berkeley, CA on 9/15/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Great service! As always!"
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Andrea from Berkeley, CA on 9/14/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Brought my '07 335i in for oil change, low coolant level and an overall check up. Yar, is great at explaining any problem and the remedy. He also helps with prioritizing recommendations that don't require an immediate resolution. Chris & his technicians are enthusiastic about getting the job done right and they do! I've been a client for the last year and so far the experience has exceeded my expectations."
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Anonymous from Berkeley, CA on 9/9/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Chris and the team go far beyond what's strictly necessary to make for a streamlined, comfortable experience - thanks again guys, 5 stars!"
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Kristina K. from Berkeley, CA on 9/9/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Most upfront and honest guys around!"
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Kenneth P. from Berkeley, CA on 9/8/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Following up on Berkeley dealer web advertise BMW Z4 and being from another distant state required finding another source to size up the condition of this vehicle. By web search, German Auto Sport was found in proximity of this dealer. This shop specializes mostly in parts and repairs of BMW's & Mini's. It is not a used auto sales shop. In addition, web reviews highly rated the quality work done through Yar and Chris. My call to them in doing an PPI (Pre-Purchase Inspection of this dealer Z4 was expeditious in scheduling, working with the dealer to examine the vehicle, and providing a detailed analysis of the car's condition. Both Yar and Chris were very communicative thru the PPI process between the dealer and myself. I would readily do business with them."
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Jeff S. from Berkeley, CA on 9/6/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Knowledgeable and professional staff and reasonable prices. They will give your car a thorough look and accurate diagnosis and repair."
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Ryan K. from Berkeley, CA on 9/6/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Amir from AMA Autocare in Oakland highly recommended German Auto Sport for a transmission issue on my car. German Auto Sport did not disappoint. The were extremely professional, patient with all my questions and issues and just really nice to deal with. I really appreciated their honesty and flexibility. Would use them again in a heartbeat."
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James M. from Berkeley, CA on 8/31/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"These guys are the best! Chris and his team were referred by a friend and I couldn't be more satisfied with the level of service I received. From this point on, no one else will be working on my BMW or Mini."
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Colleen R. from Berkeley, CA on 8/24/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Very friendly, informative staff. The service was excellent, efficient and reasonably priced. These lovely people will be my go to service from now on. I recommend them highly."
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Kyle from Berkeley, CA on 8/24/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Excellent communication and turn around! My car was in and out and delivered exactly when estimated. I was informed of other things I should tackle to keep my car running for another 200,000 miles, but without any sort of pushy salesmanship that no one wants to deal with. Super reasonable pricing for the quality of work done. Weather you have an M5, or a little 525i like mine, this shop is the right one for you!"
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Jeff I. from Berkeley, CA on 8/23/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Fantastic!"
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R B. from Berkeley, CA on 8/21/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"I went here for the first time last week to service my Diesel X5. My check engine light came on the day after it was at the dealership for 2 days being serviced. I finally decided to try elsewhere and I am glad I did. Chris was honest, friendly, and straightforward. While my car was at his shop, he kept me updated on what they were learning and how long it would take. He would call and discuss it with me. Normally, when I take it to dealership I have to hunt down my service advisor hours after he says he would update me so this was refreshing. In the end, Chris thought multiple fault codes had been triggered for whatever reason but that my car was running fine. He reset them and drove it to see if they would be triggered again, thereby deciphering whether there was a real problem or something had just been triggered for unknown reason. Nothing triggered again. He told me he didn't have to fix anything and that maybe the light would come on again and that then we'd know. He let me pick up my car after ensuring it was safe to drive. He didn't charge me for the diagnostics because he felt like he wasn't actually fixing anything! He could have easily charged me for the diagnostics, the time, and the labor, but he did not. I was amazed. The next day he even texted me to make sure everything was still ok. My car continues to drive great. The light has not turned on again. I sincerely appreciate his honesty and professionalism. I will undoubtedly be returning for my future service needs. Thank you, Chris!"
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Andrea P. from Berkeley, CA on 8/21/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"thanks for your thoughtful consideration of my questions about this car; I"m happy with the result. I was inspired to give it a good wash and polish this weekend and feel good about the car!"
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David M. from Berkeley, CA on 8/17/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"New headlight and fix speaker in driver door. In and out same day and for under the estimate."
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Cynthia S. from Berkeley, CA on 8/13/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"I've been bringing cars here for years--my BMW Z-3 and now my MINI Cooper S. Chris and Yar and others here are always fair and honest--and the work they do LASTS! I wouldn't take my car anywhere else!"
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Toefisto A. from Berkeley, CA on 8/4/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"They do great work will do business with you guys again!"
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Robert H. from Berkeley, CA on 7/30/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"The team at German Auto Sport are truly friendly and knowledgeable experts."
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Lead Young P. from Berkeley, CA on 7/24/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Chris and his crew did an amazing job every time. Always goes for the extra miles and took my E3 in even at last minute request. Chris even did a complimentary brake fluid flush need I say more? Thanks GAS! Heaven for true enthusiast."
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Moran Tornesella` B. from Berkeley, CA on 7/17/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Great place!! they always get the job done with great Warranty on their work."
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Frank L. from Berkeley, CA on 7/13/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Highly recommend for e30 lover. Great service and professional"
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Wayne R. from Berkeley, CA on 7/12/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Hey Chris, Yar & Stefan, Thanks for taking your time to inspect and share your knowledge of my BMW to afford me the opportunity to move forward with the maintenance and repairs needed. I look forward to seeing everyone sooner rather than later! Wayne"
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Brian S. from Berkeley, CA on 7/10/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Always a great feeling to take your car to a mechanic that really understands it. German Auto Sport seems to really love what they do, and they understand how special these cars are."
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Betsy C. from Berkeley, CA on 7/3/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"It is a wonderful experience to bring my car to you. Thank you for the great service and caring."
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Iris C. from Berkeley, CA on 7/2/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"This company is excellent, thorough, very patient and helpful, top quality work for very reasonable prices. One could not do better than this company! Many thanks!"
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Derek P. from Berkeley, CA on 6/30/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Great communication with clients, they're very knowlegable. Great service! Even offered to uber me back to work."
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Nelson S. from Berkeley, CA on 6/27/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"German Auto Sport keeps my 1998 528i running well....even after 270k miles! Gotta have a good mechanic if you want to have reliable old cars!"
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Katherine I. from Berkeley, CA on 6/27/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Just had the front suspension of a high mileage x5 almost totally rebuilt plus some other repair work done by these guys. Although BMW prices are BMW prices for dealer parts , unlike the local dealership who I found frustrating to deal with and who warrantee parts for two years but NO warrantee for labor (!!!!) , this outfit's warranty is for three years parts AND labor. For me it's a no brainer. An enthusiastic bunch of people as well. I'm glad to have found this shop."
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Hanna M. from Berkeley, CA on 6/22/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Very honest and nice guys. Take pride in the work they do."
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Steve/yvonne B. from Berkeley, CA on 6/19/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Friendly, knowledgeable service - as usual! The only place I'd trust with my Mini Copper S!"
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Kristina K. from Berkeley, CA on 6/15/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Another great trip to GAS. It's not always fun taking your car into the shop, but when you can trust the people working on it and can share a laugh it makes it a whole lot better. Once again my car came back to me running like a dream, and working with Chris and Yar was a pleasure. Thanks guys for taking care of my 97 once again"
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Hector T. from Berkeley, CA on 5/30/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Love G.A.S.! Have been coming here since we moved to the bay. They always take care of us and our vehicle. Don't trust anyone else with our BMW."
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Gricelda S. from Berkeley, CA on 5/26/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Excellent, as always and work is always done correctly at a very fair price. My car was running rough and had lack of power, all issues have been resolved. My 135i is a smooth fast ride. Thank you Chris and his great team."
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Leonard A. from Berkeley, CA on 5/25/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"The best, simply the best. If there is something wrong with your BMW, they will find and fix it with quality parts and workmanship. Parts for my '95 840 are extremely difficult to find. Just as I thought they had exhausted every avenue for a part, they found a guy in Germany to make one from scratch. Tenacious? You bet! No get by push them out the door here. This is a top of the line shop. And don't forget. BMW drivers have more fun!"
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Stefano De S. from Berkeley, CA on 5/25/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Excellent service as usual. They are the best in the East Bay."
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Renee H. from Berkeley, CA on 5/23/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"German Auto Sport is the BEST! The staff is personable, knowledgeable honest, clear and reliable. They will analyze and provide you with a clear assessment of what you need, give a transparent estimate with practical options and let you know if there are any changes in payment before they do the repairs. They also stand by their work. After taking my car to this shop, I will never go to the dealer again! Renee Hayes"
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Ray L. from Berkeley, CA on 5/22/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"I found the service to be reliable and quick and I particularly liked the uber pickup. Thanks, Chris."
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Kedra R. from Berkeley, CA on 5/17/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Chris and the crew ALWAYS takes excellent care of me!"
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Jenifer S. from Berkeley, CA on 5/16/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"I've been a loyal customer of GAS for over a decade. I only trust my classic BMW to the experts here! I recently had my brakes replaced, and they went above & beyond without my asking: they got rid of the surface rust on my hubs. Looks fantastic, like they're powder-coated. This is the kind of consistent, professional, friendly and thoughtful service that you get at German Auto Sport."
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Anonymous from Berkeley, CA on 5/15/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"What can I say? Thank you guys. My first car was an 84 5-series, and since then I and my family have owned numerous BMWs. That means that we've all worked with many BMW mechanics too (throughout the country - we live all over the place). If I could give German Autosport 10 stars, I would - they are among the most honest, straightforward, detailed, and transparent mechanics I have ever encountered. I brought them a car that was filled with unusual challenges (no service records, and lots of ghosts). They meticulously worked through the problems, always careful to communicate clearly with me what they were doing and why (and what they weren't doing - usually to save me money along the way), their best estimation of what else I should likely expect as they explored new challenges, and the best and worst case scenarios along the way. They were incredibly transparent about moments when they encountered uncertainty - rather than pretend like they had a silver bullet, they were open with their uncertainty. In the end, I found their technical competency to be unmatched - I called many former mechanics in other states along the way and all concurred that the answers and advice I received from German Autosport was spot on. I simply couldn't be happier. They worked with me patiently, focused on both repairing my car and saving my wallet as much as possible, and were always kind and patient with my questions and probing along the way. Hats off to you guys - I'll be bringing you my cars as long as I am driving BMWs!"
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Raj S. from Berkeley, CA on 5/11/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Good people, took care of the problems efficiently."
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Rainey S. from Berkeley, CA on 5/8/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"What nice guys, that do outstanding work"
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Ayo N. from Berkeley, CA on 5/6/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"The only techs who touch my old school BMW."
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Elisa M. from Berkeley, CA on 5/5/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"I've had 4 BMW's in 20 years, and I've been to nearly every shop in town. I just discovered German Autosport last year, and they have won my permanent loyalty. They fixed problems others had left dangling. Their love for the machine is genuine, and their work skillful. They're friendly, smart, efficient and unpretentious. When I compared prices on some of the big ticket items, they were competitive. Any BMW is a joy, but a BMW skillfully maintained is heaven. My car sings down the road...."
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Kwabena (kobe) A. from Berkeley, CA on 5/5/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"You guys are the best. But you already knew that."
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Nic J. from Berkeley, CA on 5/3/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Great guys. Chris, Jery, et al are exceedingly knowledgeable and welcoming. Much appreciated."
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Sonya F. from Berkeley, CA on 5/1/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"I appreciate working with the guys at GAS. I have been coming to this shop for the last few years and any work that has been done on my car has never required me to come back for follow up or further repair on the specific area that was repaired. Also being a female, I am cautious with mechanics, but I feel safe dealing with the shop and the staff and owner Chris will come out and speak to me and let me know what's going on with my car, if it needs to be repaired now or if it can wait until later. He gives me a head's up about what the cost will be should I choose to have other items repaired, and has even discounted some of my services if I have multiple repairs done at once. Additionally, there are other items that he takes care of just because."
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Bill R. from Berkeley, CA on 4/25/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Friendly and knowledgeable. Happy to have had my car serviced there. Highly recommended!"
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Rebecca J. from Berkeley, CA on 4/24/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Chris, Yar, and the crew are all fine craftsmen who take their work seriously, are skilled mechanics, and provide excellent service. My MINI always runs better than I expected After a visit, and they make the hurdle of showing up for car repairs and maintenance hassle-free. I'll continue to visit German Auto Sport and heed their mechanical advice, since they know more about my car than I do. Thanks for your great work!"
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Loren G. from Berkeley, CA on 4/24/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Knowledgable, Straightforward and Honest mechanics. If you want to have your car serviced or repaired correctly the 1st time, bring it to these guys. I've serviced and or repaired a 2004 Mini, 2015 X3, 2000 M5, and will be bringing them my 2016 535D when the time comes."
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Jim/maria A. from Berkeley, CA on 4/21/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"You guys are doing a great job keeping our old 2005 X3 running, despite the high mileage!"
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Ron S. from Berkeley, CA on 4/20/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"German Auto Sport, heretofore known as GAS, in the shop to take your beloved road warrior, whether BMW or Mini, for service. They are knowledgeable, professional, and helpful with any repair issue you may have. They bend over backwards to provide service that is beyond comparison. I have had two vintage BMW's, 1983 E21 and !988 E28 535is, and they have gotten those vehicles to run better and better the more often i take them to GAS. From minor repairs, that they often don't charge for, to complete overhauls, GAS is the place to go. They love your vehicle even more than you do."
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Dennis C. from Berkeley, CA on 4/16/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Yar, the shop foreman, was the person that I dealt with the most. He was professional on the phone and at the shop. On my initial visit he quickly worked out a quote for my job and told me to come in in three days. When I asked if they could complete my job in one day, he said there was an 80% chance of that, and at at the very worst case, the car w/b ready the following morning. They stuck to that schedule, and all of the work was done correctly, and a little under their quote. When the car was ready, Yar called me to tell me it was good to go. The only negative I have is that the entire shop, with the exception of the inside "customer service" area, is very messy, with cars parked everywhere. A few of those cars appeared to be disassembled race cars or big projects that had not yet been started (40-year-old Alfa Romeo that looked like it had been parked outside in Death Valley for a decade). Call me a grumpy old fart, but I've more confidence in a shop that keeps itself clean and at least has a designated parking area for customers."
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Drew Y. from Berkeley, CA on 4/15/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"GAS is great. While it's a pain getting to Berkeley from San Francisco, if my cars need servicing, it's worth the trouble to get the cars serviced by the fine people at GAS!"
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Lead Young P. from Berkeley, CA on 4/11/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"If you own a BMW and care about your car, this is THE place to go to. Honest mechanics are hard to come by nowadays."
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Roy M. from Berkeley, CA on 4/4/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Kris and the team have kept my 2000 330i running like a top for years. Just turned 330K on my way to 500K miles. Nice to know there is someone you can trust to take care of your car."
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David J. from Berkeley, CA on 4/1/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Excellent service: honest, friendly, competent, and efficient."
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Phyllis C. from Berkeley, CA on 3/29/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Great guys! My cars are only serviced at German Auto Sports... Always willing to help you find the best solution to fit your budget."
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Laura G. from Berkeley, CA on 3/28/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Friendly, fast and fair. I took my 2005 BMW 330i ZHP in for a brake pad replacement and the guys did a phenomenal job. In addition to fixing my brakes, they went over the car with a fine-toothed comb and found a few other things that needed fixing. All in all, my car was back to me in better shape than I left it for a better price than two other garages quoted me. I have found my mechanic for life! Thank you, German Auto Sport!"
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Kevin D. from Berkeley, CA on 3/24/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"great service will definitely be back"
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Joy G. from Berkeley, CA on 3/23/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Wonderful service. Start to finish. Thank you."
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Angel O. from Berkeley, CA on 3/18/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"I've been coming to GAS for 10 years and my 325 Ci and I have always received excellent service. Chris and Yar are extremly knowledgable in BMW's. I will always recommend them because I know they'll take care of your BMW. My car has over 190k miles and it runs like a new. Thanks to German Auto Sports!!"
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Mark H. from Berkeley, CA on 3/16/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"The best. Period."
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Elisa M. from Berkeley, CA on 3/15/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Nice guys who know what they're doing. An easy choice."
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Michael L. from Berkeley, CA on 3/13/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"I been using these guys for over a decade. I consider them friends which some might say calls my objectivity into question. So rather than relate the dozens of times they've gone above and beyond for me, let me share a theme I've seen repeated countless times. New customers get the same straight and fair treatment that old customers get. Chris and Yar may not always have the answer right away, but they always stick with it until they find the solution. Also, the pricing is fair and competitive. A big thumbs up for German Auto Sport"
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Johanna W. from Berkeley, CA on 3/11/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Friendly, well-informed staff, excellent communication, good service, and a very nicely maintained facility. I am a convert."
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Bradford K. from Berkeley, CA on 3/10/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"You guys rule. Thanks for honoring the price I was quoted and taking the extra time to bs with me and look over my E53 in detail. Well worth finding the cause of my self leveling suspension woes and the tech also found a loose clamp on my CV boot plus the trans temp sensor (which I plan to address with the upcoming 120K fluid change). I'll probably be back for that and definitely any bigger jobs. Also I appreciate scanning for error codes, clearing and re-scanning as well that was very helpful. --Thanks Again!"
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Anonymous from Berkeley, CA on 3/9/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Chris and his team take care of you and are honest, timely and professional. They have many years of experience with BMW's and can help solve obscure issues."
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Steve/yvonne B. from Berkeley, CA on 3/7/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Great service - very friendly, knowledgeable and professional. I'd never take my Cooper S anywhere else!"
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Aaron C. from Berkeley, CA on 3/6/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"All I can say German Auto sport is the place to go. Hands down Chris,Yar, Dustin, and Jerry. They amaze me with their knowledge, helpfulness, and attention to details. I have been somewhat of a customer for 8 years and will never go anywhere else for service advise and honest opinions. My z4 always get what it needs Evey time! Z driver!"
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Isaiah H. from Berkeley, CA on 3/6/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Wonderful group of people. Enjoyed my time waiting on the car while talking to the employees. Just a great place to go. Car is working beautifully, thank you."
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David M. from Berkeley, CA on 3/6/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"These guys are awesome. I can't tell you the number of times I've driven in with a minor issue only to have it fixed on the spot, sometimes for free. These guys are so legit they once talked me out of a $2000 repair because it wasn't really necessary. They still gave me a full estimate (which was consistent with other estimates for the same work from other shops) but unlike the other shops I didn't get any pressure to fix the issue."
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Riccardo V. from Berkeley, CA on 3/5/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Best BMW service in the Bay Area"
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Tesa S. from Berkeley, CA on 1/5/2017 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"I love this place. I bring my mini-cooper in all the way from Santa Cruz because I really trust Chris and his team, and I have had vastly better experiences with them than any other mechanics anywhere else. They are friendly, attentive, rigorous, prompt, and go out of their way to provide great service at good prices. Financial trustworthiness + competence are my top priorities when it comes to car repair, but I also really appreciate feeling welcomed and treated with great care. Definitely 5 stars."
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Steve J. from Berkeley, CA on 9/7/2016 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"I am very grateful to chris for taking the time to diagnose all my little problems and bring my 750il back to life, I will never go anywhere else"
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Sebastien T. from Berkeley, CA on 8/22/2016 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"I have been bringing my '97 328i for as long as I've owned it (7 years). The quality of service and expertise that Chris, Yar, and the rest of the crew bring is top notch. I am a lifetime fan and highly recommend that anyone with a love for their BMW/Mini bring their baby to German Auto Sport!"
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Ken O. from Berkeley, CA on 2/17/2016 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Alaina & still have the gold 325i! Runs tops still! Cept power steering hose (or hoses) leaks. You'll see us soon."
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Darren M. from Berkeley, CA on 2/5/2016 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Chris and Yar are great! They were able to rescue my beloved BMW e23 after a local mechanic had failed. Many shops would have turned away my project car, but Chris understood my sentimental value and kept "the dream" alive. These guys are up front and honest and truly skilled at their craft."
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Isaac P. from Berkeley, CA on 1/29/2016 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Chris and his team are great to work with: I wanted a pre-purchase inspection done on a notoriously high-maintenance car and called Chris pretty last-minute. I can tell he didn't really have the time to fit me in the next day, but he offered to anyway which was awesome since I knew other folks were looking to buy the car soon. Unfortunately, the dealer ended up giving me the run-around time-wise and I wasn't able to get the car in at the right time. Chris was extremely gracious about the situation and even offered me some very good advice on the car based on his experience with the model and his current customers who already owned it. He was very up front about the difficulties associated with the car, the high maintenance costs, etc. I would definitely do more business with these guys, especially if you're in the high-performance market."
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Victor L. from Berkeley, CA on 1/6/2016 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"This shop is very professional by anyone's standards. And I specifically appreciate the effort to perform and complete a repair in less than ideal timing circumstances. Finally, I would just add that while I waited in the shop I couldn't help but notice the shop owner's effort to treat everyone equally respectful; friends and strangers alike."
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Alice C. from Berkeley, CA on 1/3/2016 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"We love Chris and his team of awesome, knowledgeable, dedicated and professional employees. They are the best of the best in the BMW industry. Thank you German Auto Sport for all that you have done. Wes & Alice Childs"
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Rob E. from Berkeley, CA on 11/24/2015 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"These guys are the best! Got my 89 e30 running beautifully again, surprised me with fixing a few other little things that needed attention for free. Chris is very helpful and informative. He was more than happy to listen to my explanation of what was going on. And he solved the problem right away. There's nothing better than bringing your car to someone who's been doing this years that actually still loves cars!"
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Brittany D. from Berkeley, CA on 11/9/2015 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Can't fully give you much of a thorough review because I never had to even take my car here---- yes, the mechanic was that good. His name's Chris and I called in after my car failed the smog test. My car is over 20 years old and it has had a history of failing smog tests, so I've spent lots of money in the past repairing whatever it needed to pass. Of all 3 mechanics I called that day, he was the friendliest and most knowledgeable. Thankfully, I called him because he gave me the best advice. He said because my car was so old, I had to drive it around for half an hour before getting the smog test to ensure that it is properly heated for the test. I did just that and in the re-test, I PASSED! I was so happy and grateful for that small, yet helpful piece of advice. It saved me so much money from having it diagnosed and repaired. ***Thank you, Chris!!! (if you happen to randomly read this review)*** He told me to stop by and give him a high-five, but I settled on this positive review instead, so that more people can see that he knows what he's talking about."
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Moran T. from Berkeley, CA on 9/24/2015 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"They are great. They didnt charge me for a storage fee while we waited for ever to deal with my warranty company. They warranty their work for 2 years. When i decided to do some work on the car myself they answered all my questions and gave me a step by step guide on how to finish something i was working on. And when i needed a part they hooked me up and got me out of a jam!!!!! When i needed a special tool to finish the job they found a guy who had it and i was able to get the tool right away and finish the job the same day! They are definitely my new BMW mechanic!!!!"
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Layla M. from Berkeley, CA on 8/25/2015 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"I brought my 2005 Mini Cooper into German Auto Sport on 8/3/15 because my battery light went on. I thought it would be a quick battery replacement, and then I'd be on my way.Unfortunately for me, the alternator went out, and I was running off of the battery. Fortunately for me, I'd brought my car to the right place. In 10 minutes, Chris had diagnosed while I was waiting, and we got some paperwork going. Chris had Zack drive me to Enterprise up San Pablo Ave., and within half an hour, I was on my way. He even got me a discounted rate for my rental car.I was able to pick up my car the next day, and Chris kept the shop open a few minutes after closing because he knew I'd be in to pick up my car but wasn't able to make it in before 6.Two weeks later, this past Sunday, I was driving home, and my car went into limp mode and the service engine light went on. I brought her back to German Auto Sport yesterday, and Chris once again took care of me right away. The engine codes read some shorts in my engine fan and alternator.I just spoke to Chris (who is very communicative and super-responsive to calls and emails), and sure enough, the alternator that came from the manufacturer is bad. Chris is replacing it again for me at no charge, and he is even taking care of my rental while they have my Mini. The new alternator has already been ordered, and I'll get my car back tomorrow.I can't say enough good things about German Auto Sport. Chris takes the time to explain exactly what is going on, and why they recommend the work they do. This is the first repair shop where I haven't been talked down to, and that's important to me (just because I'm a girl doesn't mean I don't know car stuff). Chris is honest, and taking care of his customers is important to him.I highly recommend German Auto Sport for Mini repairs. I won't be taking my car anywhere else."
5 star rating
Donald L. from Berkeley, CA on 8/17/2015 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"This shop was stellar at diagnosing a difficult problem in my 1995 BMW.Just very lucky that our community has knowledgeable and reasonable expertise like this.Thanks!"
5 star rating
Kate M. from Berkeley, CA on 5/21/2015 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"These guys are great. Everyone from the shop owner to the receptionist, Gary (a shining beacon of customer service; seriously this guy is awesome) are professional, polite and knowledgable guys. I personally think that is THE MOST important thing about almost any business, so I could stop there...but there's more.They couldn't replicate the problem I was having with my Mini (the details of which I won't get into, but it is minor) and so didn't charge for the TWO different occasions I brought it in and they did diagnostics, a full inspection & even fixed a few minor issues with some switches not working. This is a shop owner that has integrity, evidenced by his devoted customer base. From now on, I'm not taking my Mini anywhere else. Ever."
5 star rating
Soy P. from Berkeley, CA on 5/9/2015 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"I preface my review by saying I know next to nothing about cars. My main concern is that the car runs well after being in the hands of professionals. Customer service was prompt and super friendly - always returned calls and/or left messages - several in the span of 2.5 days and with all the info I needed. My car now runs perfectly and they told me that everything else looks tight except for a tiny oil leak that I can have fixed at the next service. I've had bad experiences with auto spots in the past, so I'm relieved to find a reliable and friendly one near my new apt. Thank you guys :)"
5 star rating
Gerald C. from Berkeley, CA on 4/22/2015 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"I've been going to Chris for over 7 years now. His crew and technicians have always treated me with kindness and respect. I typically do my own maintenance on my vehicles and do a fair amount of research of what's going on with it prior to stepping through the door if it was a problem too much for me to handle. German Auto Sport has always been spot on with the diagnosis I've made on my own. Their pricing has always been considerable less than any dealership around and believe me, I've done my research. Even with a nice (friend of the owner) discount from a dealership I've personally designed (Mechanical/Electrical Engineering) in the East Bay, German Auto Sport has always kicked their @$$ and I've never come back to have the same problem fixed.With my most recent visit, I've needed several major maintenance issues taken care of. They were respectful of my budget and threw in a couple of additional Items that could certainly wait until the next pay period (Taxes Sucked!). I never asked if they could "Just throw it in", but they did anyways. BMW Experts they are and referrals I will continually give to my family and friends, 10 so far and not one has had a complaint. They are always thankful and sometimes I wonder how he puts food on the table for his family and workers at the rates they charge. Cheer's and continued success!"
5 star rating
Chris E. from Berkeley, CA on 3/24/2015 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"I decided to use another mechanic on my 328 BMW. Bad decision. We had to call upon Chris's expertise, who has in the past done Great work on my car, to see if he can assist my current mechanic who has had my car for over 3 weeks (still not running). Chris has offer his expertise to this mechanic without hesitation. I am in the midst of an E36 transmission swap $2,000.00 in labor cost out the window and now I its going to be heading back to Chris, which I should of started there in the first place."
5 star rating
J P. from Berkeley, CA on 3/9/2015 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"There are two types of successful business people in this world; those who offer a good product/service because they can, and those who offer a good product/service because they care. Chris and Gary at GAS are the latter and they are the real deal. They make taking your BMW in for service a breeze as you know they are going to treat your car like it's their own and treat you as a prized customer. Good work is never cheap and when your car is part of your everyday grind then cutting corners will cost you in the long run anyway. If you are looking for the spit-shined, phoney-smile, free coffee waiting-room experience and could care less about how your car runs; the dealership is down the street. If it's all about the ride, then talk to these guys. Their new shop is in a great location as well. Mad props to you guys."
5 star rating
Parra A. from Berkeley, CA on 2/18/2015 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"I don't know what some people expect with vehicle repair shops. I sometimes feel that owners of cars like to blame mechanics for problems instead of the manufactures or themselves. Things break people! Especially when I know for a fact that over 50% of people wait for something to break before going to a shop! Preventative maintenance people!!! With that being said if you want to get the best service and save the most amount of $$$ on your BMW this is the place to go! I am super OCD with my 1995 e34 540i 6spd and our 2001 540it e39 touring wagon and they have done such a great job with both my cars. Gary and Chris have gone above and beyond with customer service. Chris even made a house call.I have Chrons disease and it is sometimes very difficult for me to leave my home. Chris took out upon himself to help me out. Service like this is amazing. As far as cursing going on at here shop, I like it. They are mechanics and it is a shop! Not a courtroom or a stuck up waiting room at a BMW dealership. I also read people complaining about repairs with their newer BMW's, I'm sorry but those cars are designed to break and only take to the dealer. I have friends who work at Weatherford BMW and I hear nothing but horror stories about repairs on cars that barely get driven off the lot. German Auto Sport should be the first and last place for people to take their Bimmers for service!"
5 star rating
Gabe N. from Berkeley, CA on 1/1/2015 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"The guys at German Auto Sport clearly care about customer service, and they just saved me a lot of money in a situation where an unscrupulous mechanic could have milked me for money. I took a chance on them based on the Yelp reviews, and I was very satisfied with my first experience.Here's my story: I was trying to buy a BMW Z3 that I found on Craigslist. It looked spotless and drove great, but I needed a prepurchase inspection. The problem is, I just moved to the Bay Area, so I didn't have a mechanic. I set up an appointment through the receptionist Gary, who was very accommodating about my appointment and gave me some advice on how to find a Z3 that's in good shape. Once I got there, they had some delays due to a busy shop and a storm that knocked out power, but they kept me informed with texts and phone calls and were very apologetic about the delay. It was very professional.As it turned out, the Z3 looked great on the surface but had a big problem -- a leaking head gasket that could melt down at any moment, and would cost more than $4,000 to repair. They warned me not to buy the car, and knocked down the price of my inspection from $225 to $185 because they felt bad I wouldn't be able to get the car.As my search continues, I'll definitely be going back."
5 star rating
Stefan D. from Berkeley, CA on 11/10/2014 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"The definition of an honest mechanic. I am a college student/BMW enthusiast and I do all my own work on my cars. (Because broke/expensive taste) I finally gave up and was going to bring my car in to have a repair finished that I couldn't complete myself. Gary had me talk to his technician who told me his way of doing the job I was doing. Mind blown with how simple he made it. All in all, he could have been like, "no man that's impossible unless you know what you are doing, why don't you bring it in and we'll charge you hundreds in labor." Instead, he said good luck and if you still can't do it we'll handle it for you no problem. Based on their personal cars on the lot, these guys clearly know their stuff. Bring your BMW in, if you have no idea how your car works or what the lights on the dash mean or if you've built it from the ground up they will take care of you.Thanks guys."
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Martin D. from Berkeley, CA on 10/16/2014 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"I will never give a business five stars because I am a believer in constant improvement. When I get five stars on any professional evaluations , I personally think its bullshit since I know I can be better and get better. That all being said, this place is FANTASTIC! Took my 2009 535 to get the control arm bushings replaced. Came in about $400.00 less then the dealership. I felt like gary and chris gave me adequate customer service and they were helpful figuring out some other engine enhancements for my car. The techs were all super kool and helpful.I went back in a week latter for an engine light. Gary hooked up gave me a report and sent me on my way without stressing me for a fee. Try that at a BMW Delarship, they'll take an easy 100.00 out your pocket just to tell you nothing is wrong. I am a DIY type of guy when it comes to my car but when it needs to go up on the rack these guyz get my biz hands down.My last comment: I usually get treated like shit at the dealership, they are pretty stuck up there. But at German Auto Spots, I feel like I am being treated by "folks" who get it and get me. I highly reccomend the shop, like any where make sure you have a quote before you leave so you dont complain about things latter.Ohhh, one last thing to say. My car started to misfire, indicative of needing to change your sparkplugs. Chris and Gary were both helpful in giving me the information and tools to change them on my own. They didn't try to sell me on the service and actually talked me into doing the job on my own. This just goes to show you how much you can trust these guyz. They will also refer you to website for aftermarket parts so you can shop at your own leisure and get the items you want and they will install.I look forward to taking the all of our families BMWs and recommended them to friends and family."
5 star rating
Shane C. from Berkeley, CA on 8/29/2014 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"German Auto Sport hands down is the best. Gary & the technician crew took care of my Beast (E36/7) and provided some added service, definitely referring them to all of my family/friends with a BMW/Mini; you guys rock!"
5 star rating
Rolf W. from Berkeley, CA on 7/15/2014 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"I used this shop for years while I had a car. No shop is perfect. Some people just want no fuss no muss, drop your car off, and pay whatever the bill is. This shop is requires a bit more involvement, a bit more communication. They seem to like customers who want to know actually what makes the cars tick. They will work with you on finding ways to save money. They have pride in their work, and love what they do, and it shows. This is my kind of shop."
5 star rating
Wesley S. from Berkeley, CA on 5/19/2014 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"I highly recommend this shop! I took my M3 here for maintenance for couple years, and now they are entrusted with my '08 328xi. I've been dealing with major electrical problems caused by my current car's previous owner, and Chris and Gary have gone out of their way to help me. Chris even drove out to give me a jumpstart one time! They are honest, straightforward, and most of all, reasonably priced for a BMW shop. I get a mechanical inspection with each oil change, and even advice on how to fix some things myself and save money. They are "car guys" through and through. Why pay ripoff dealer prices when you could come here and get better service for a better price?"
5 star rating
Kevin C. E. from Berkeley, CA on 4/24/2014 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Nobody beats Berkeley. They never have and if your car was serviced at German Auto sport. They never will...)"
5 star rating
So C. from Berkeley, CA on 3/11/2014 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"New customer, my experience was straight forward and speedy, best words to describe the shop. I highly recommend for all BMW drivers tired of dealer sodomy."
5 star rating
Paul H. from Berkeley, CA on 3/7/2014 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"I highly recommend this shop. In fact, I don't know enough good words to say about them. My wife and I had a huge problem with a car we had just bought. It was an epic problem. The story is too long to go into. I brought the car to German Auto Sport. Had never met them, not a regular. From the second I walked in I was treated super well. The service manager Gary was a complete superstar. He went way way above and beyond for us. He kept us informed during the whole process, a process which required him to spend hours on the phone with us, the lot we bought it from, the bank, etc. He was extremely knowledgable, incredibly kind and patient and was able to save us $9000. SUPERSTAR. I met and spoke with the owner, Chris. Really liked the guy a lot. He tells it just like it is, which I appreciate. He is also super knowledgable, kind, cool and someone you'd want to go get a beer with. I see from other reviews on here that his total no bs style rubs some people the wrong way. These people must have been impossible to please or have some ax to grind. Oh yea, if you want some guy at the dealership or shop to soothe you and blow smoke up yer butt, and rape you on the price, go there. If you want a guy who will do what he says, do his very best to save you money, and be very cool while he's doing it, Chris is your man."
5 star rating
John D. from Berkeley, CA on 3/4/2014 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"I've been abused by BMW service repair shops all over the country. Either competent service with exorbitant prices or vice versa, and often enough both incompetence and exorbitant prices. German Auto is the first BMW service shop that has provided me excellent service with reasonable cost. Prior to my first visit to German Auto the mechanic on the phone instructed me on how to repair a pneumatic suspension issue without needing to bring it in, although I had never serviced my car with German Auto before. They treated me from my first moment like I was one of their lifelong cherished customers. These guys live, breath and share all things BMW and are just as happy to tell you what is happening with your vehicle as take your money. They convinced me to hang on to my 2001 525 and keep it in service. The folks at German Auto represent a new age in car service... providing a high value proposition, breeding a culture of interest and treating customers with respect. I'd like to take their special formula and take it public."
5 star rating
Jonathon G. from Berkeley, CA on 2/26/2014 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Though I no longer own my BMW, I did want to take the time to put in a review for German Auto Sport. Every time I had to visit the shop I was given the time needed to talk through the issues with my car and turn around on service was "industry standard" at worst, so certainly no complaint there. Chris and his guys usually went beyond the call of duty to help solve my problems and I always left the shop satisfied. Chris is a great guy who has done a wonderful job of putting together a quality shop with fair pricing and honest service. If you have a BMW or Mini of any age--and especially if the Bimmer is a "classic" like mine was--you owe it to yourself to visit German Auto Sport."
5 star rating
Marya G. from Berkeley, CA on 2/25/2014 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"So far, so good....I was devastated when the previous owners of the shop (European Motors) divorced and closed the business. Dan was an amazing human being, fun, honest, and a great mechanic! Roger Ramirez from Berkeley Auto Service (another awesome shop!) had recommended I go there when I bought a Mercedes and switched off VW. With Dan closing European Motoros, I didn't know where to turn for my current BMW!ANYWAYS, I found my BMW in "limp mode" fearing the worst that I would need a new transmission right at Christmas time. That's just about the time when a dishonest shop would steal your money and make you replace something that didn't need replacing!I didn't know where to go, so I thought I'd just give them a chance....Well, they took my car, identified several problems--none of them a 5K transmission job--and proceeded to get my car driveable, prioritizing repairs and NOT taking me to the cleaners! In fact, my car noticeably drove better when I left! Today, I had trouble with my smog check. No problem. Gary runs around doing several diagnostics proving their was nothing wrong, calling the dude at the smog, and BAM...all problems solved. I offered to pay Gary and the shop for his time, but nope, no money accepted...then I proceeded to pass my smog. Gary helped me immediately. Maybe I got some lucky timing there, but still. I felt taken care of for sure.I heard some reviewers bitching that Chris and his mechanics "favored" regulars. I'll tell you what: I can't think of ANY business that doesn't respect, love and appreciate regulars who bring in business and keep a business alive. Not sure why that would be a black mark. So far: 1) They had an opportunity to take me to the cleaners and didn't, not even close! (Honest)2) Identified and prioritized repairs so I can budget them out. (Honest)3) Helped me when I was in a bind today. (Decent)Not bad, I'd say!So far so good!"
5 star rating
Nerd G. from Berkeley, CA on 1/25/2014 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Ethical, professional, and personable service. I took my Mini in for an oil leak, and Gary was not only charming, but persevered to find out the details of my warranty coverage (through multiple phone calls and reviewing paperwork) - and then told me it would be silly for me not to go get the work done at the dealer. German Auto Sport has won my heart and my business. Any work not covered by the warranty will be done by these fine people."
5 star rating
Donna L. from Berkeley, CA on 9/21/2013 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Best shop ever... In the past we had a vw and a BMW ... When it was time to replace the vw... We knew our only choice would be to get another BMW so that we would never have to use any other mechanic's... (Also the ultimate driving machine) they also work on mini's ... Chris and his staff are honest, hard working, exceptional at their craft and you can't do better if u need an honest mechanic...."
5 star rating
Cynthia S. from Berkeley, CA on 7/22/2013 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"I have had a MINI for about 5 years now. Never in that time did I go to the right mechanic until NOW. I was fortunate to have someone from Audi refer the dynamic duo Chris and Gary to me when I had 48,292,392 million problems with my extremely modded MINI. (That therein lies the problem already). I had to keep my MINI there for a month, and even had to take it back once more when my spark plug blew out my car. Chris and Gary were extremely informative (not generic like how most mechanics are) and REALLY knew about the MINI inside and out. They did not only know their stuff, but were extremely caring and helpful in letting me know how to handle my monster issue of a car. They were extremely patient and really dove into each problem of the car with extreme curiousness and determination to figure out what the hell is wrong with it. I had ECU problems, software problems, exhaust problems, and I think I originally took it in because it was running too lean. When I got my car towed, Chris took the initiative to make sure the tow guy hitched it correctly because hell if I knew the right way. Point is, they're your neighborhood mechanics. Caring, concerned, well-informed, trustworthy, reliable, and certain. I just bought a new Hyundai and am sad I won't have to go to them again =( Only downfall I have to mention is that it is hard to contact them by phone. But that is only because they're so darn good and always busy with influx and returning customers. They're funner in person anyway. 😉 Thanks guys!"
5 star rating
L N. from Berkeley, CA on 7/14/2013 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"I took my car here for a diagnostic on a brake light that had popped up in my dashboard. After calling a number of places, German Auto Sport was the only place that I found where I could get the diagnostic for free. After the owner ran the machine, the issue seemed to be trivial, so he just cleared it and told me to come back if the light came back on. I appreciate the owner's honesty. He was also a funny guy to talk to."
5 star rating
Adam S. from Berkeley, CA on 5/10/2013 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"German Auto Sport cured my 98 328is bimmer problems. I am a car guy, I have owned close to a dozen bmw's. I usually can figure out what is wrong and work it out myself. These guys are bmw jedi. I moved to the bay area a year ago and my car was making the strangest noise for 7 months. I took it to all of my fellow car peeps and two local shops with no success. I finally was recommended German Auto Sport by friends as the go to shop around for aging bimmers. Chris and company took their time, got the stethoscope out, and meticulously diagnosed the issue. (It was an improper power steering hose grinding against my oil pan) Gary, the front manager, is a great guy and a good communicator. These guys are the real deal and I will not be taking my car anywhere else in the bay area. Chris even kicked me down a new roundel emblem for my fiance's 97 318is after she picked me up and he noticed hers had blown off. Remember, these guys are busy, plan ahead and know that bmw's are complicated machines, they take time to be properly diagnosed and repaired. BMW's are expensive and require a ton of love to perform as well as they do. All of the negative reviews of GAS have a similar tone, Don't be a douche, be patient and let the BMW jedi work their magic, it will be done better than a dealer for less than half the price. No one likes an annoying shop customer."
5 star rating
Rhea E. from Berkeley, CA on 5/3/2013 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"AMAZING. I would drive my E30 across the country to have these guys work on my car. And literally, I will plan a trip back to SF when this car needs something (I moved to LA). I've been driving german cars since I could drive and it is the worse when you try out a mechanic and they really don't know german cars. It sucks even more when you bring it to a german automotive and they don't have as much knowledge about your beloved car as they should. If you are in the Bay area - look no further cause these guys are great. Honest, intelligent, fun, took the time to really explain how the car works, helped me work within my budget, and fixed a few mysterious quirks that the other german car guy couldn't. My story - 1990 325i 4dr manual After I bought this car it needed some mechanical work done. I took it over to PorBoys in Fruitvale and they fixed it up, but the brake fluid light came on right away, they also couldn't fully explain a few questions about sensors, etc. Great guy, but took it back to figure out the light, and check the coolant and he said make an appt. for a coolant flush and to figure out the brake fluid situation. 1. Those things should have been fixed when I left the car there for 2 weeks. Chris would never let this happen. SO, took it over to Chris and he gave it a once over completely, no charge, told me I didn't need a coolant flush, explained to me why the brake fluid sensor sometimes flickers, and sent me on my way without the light coming on again, brakes no longer squeaking on hills, and I swear with a little pep in it. He also gave me a diagnosis of everything in the car and when I may need work done within 5,000 miles, etc. Already impressed that these guys know their stuff, and they are here to help, not screw people over. Car got broken into and auto glass shop replaced it without the window going up and down. Really? Chris + Gary, please help. They got the window cranked back up and diagnosed the problem to be within the wires. (Not a normal diagnosis, but he did it within 10 minutes) No c"
5 star rating
Gina O. from Berkeley, CA on 3/5/2013 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Chris is fantastic and so is his crew! I was referred to them by my BMW mechanic when I bought my husband a 1976 2002 BMW . I took it to him first for an estimate of value and opinion of the car in general and he was honest and up front about the costs. I ended up buying the car and taking it to him to get it to pass smog and get a few things fixed up on it. He even through in a few items like fixing the parking brake for free. He really cares about his clients and you can tell he has a true passion for Beamers. He even had other clients just hanging out in the garage who spoke highly of him. I strongly suggest bringing your car to these guys."
5 star rating
Brian S. from Berkeley, CA on 1/29/2013 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"German Auto Sport seriously knows their stuff! The owner, Chris, really knows his stuff and is happy to explain all he knows. I had to deal with a ton of back and forth at another shop that didn't know BMWs, and they never figured out the problem! Chris? He figured it out on the first guess. BMW's are special cars, and German Auto Sport is the shop that knows how to care for them."
5 star rating
Miles M. from Berkeley, CA on 1/10/2013 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Chris and the team have always treated me like a friend. I have been getting my car serviced here for a few years. The prices are always fair and they really take care of me. Whenever I have questions or concerns they lay it all out and explain it in plain English. Also, if I want to try to do a fix at home they will give me tips and tricks to make it easy. Happy to have a shop that is enthusiastic and helpful.I highly recommend German Auto Sport"
5 star rating
Byron R. from Berkeley, CA on 12/4/2012 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"My family has been taking our BMWs (old BMWs, we're not rich) to German Auto Sport for more than 10 years. None of us are auto-savvy, and we definitely don't pretend to be. But despite that, I've never been talked down to or made to feel stupid for my lack of auto knowledge. All I know is that my 1997 M3 runs like a beast!!!! Thanks, Chris. You're the best!"
5 star rating
Temzin K. from Berkeley, CA on 12/3/2012 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"I only take my BMW to German Auto Sport (GAS). They are the epitome of an informative, honest, hardworking, and cooperative automotive business. GAS does practically everything for my 2001 BMW 330i, and I am never disappointed with their work afterwards. Also when I ask a ton of questions, some very stupid, they answer them. No problems whatsoever. I bought my BMW this year and it had 80k mileage on it. After a month of driving it, I knew it happen problems. I drove to different BMW autoshops trying to find the best place in town for my car, and without a doubt, GAS was it! They gave me the lowdown of every problem I had with my car, the most reasonable price to fix these issues, and what I can do in the future to not have frequent problems. The people at GAS are awesome too! Chris and Gary are two awesome people who's personalities work well with each other. They will be the people to see. The GAS crew is composed of very talented people who love to work on BMWs, and they also seem to be close friends with each other, which makes for a very friendly environment to be in. If you own a BMW, go to GAS for any kind of service because they do it all. I know, as long as I am in the Bay Area, I will be taking my car to them."
5 star rating
Matthew G. from Berkeley, CA on 11/3/2012 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"So I have been driving my Dad's old 528e (the one he drove off the lot in '84!) for about eight years now. When I first inherited it, there was a number of issues left over from having sat on his property for a few years. I went through several different mechanics and tried to learn a few things on my own to get the different ailments worked out. The main issue that occurred was that the linkage broke in the shifter. After spending $800 dollars at a "BMW certified" mechanic, I picked up the car to discover that the 5th gear was gone! When I returned I was informed that the transmission was shot and would have to spend another $1200 or so. I knew that this wasn't the case but being a naive kid I backed away instead of fighting them on their negligence. Sadly I drove the poor car for the preceding 7 years without a 5th gear. Anytime I would find a new mechanic, I would explain the situation, and always would get a hesitant response at best and general unwillingness to investigate for fear of unraveling a larger issue. That is until I found Chris at German Auto Sport!This last summer, after living in the Bay for two years, my car was due for it's general maintenance. Chris had been recommended to me from people in the foothills where I am from, as well as my landlord in Oakland. When I took it in, the first thing he said was, "That's the best car ever made, the more I can keep on the road, the happier I am", (I agree!) And besides hooking me up with a really affordable deal for a ton of odd job stuff (you know how old beamers can be), when I mentioned the 5th gear dilemma, he basically said, "bet I know exactly what that is", an hour later I got a call saying that a bolt roughly 1/8 cm too long had been wrongly installed, and simply put, 5th gear was back!I am so happy to have found this shop. I love my car, but it's old and cranky and now I feel much more sure to know that when it is in need, I have somewhere friendly and reliable to take it!"
5 star rating
Anita H. from Berkeley, CA on 5/31/2012 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"I have been taking my troublesome first run X5 to Chris for the past couple of years. He has always talked straight with me, which is nice because at the dealership I feel like they are always talking down to me (yes, I am a woman), and also not listening to what I say. This bugs me because I do try to read up and understand what is going on with my car when it has issues. I may not have done an oil change, but I think with a BS I might be able to figure a few things out, right?Anyhow, after Chris's BMW experts were done with my car and I had to take it to the dealer, their service department said, and I quote: "whoever has been working on your car has been doing a fantastic job."Sorry for those of you out there that didn't have a good experience here. I always feel confident my car will be well taken care of with Chris. If your BMW is out of warranty and you are in his area, I would give him a fair shake. He will be fair with you, and might make you laugh a little too if you aren't too hard headed.Cheers."
5 star rating
Jim P. from Berkeley, CA on 4/30/2012 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Chris and his guys took good care of me my 02 330ci was overheatin i took it there and they fixed it the next day a minor problem came up and they fixed that i would refer any bmw owner to them the rates are teasonable too plus friendly workers."
5 star rating
Barney M. from Berkeley, CA on 4/9/2012 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"I needed a part and didn't want to pay less online but wait a couple days, or pay more and get it from a dealer, so I called and was given a price nearly as low as the lowest I'd found online. I installed the part and it turned out my old one was good. Upon hearing this, Chris, the owner, told me to pull my car in and he'd see what he could do. He spent about 1/2 hour, mostly after closing time, to hook my car up to a diagnostic computer, clear fault codes, listen to my symptoms and offer advice. He did this all free of charge and asked me to come back sometime so he could check further into a chronic problem (not why I was there) to see what he could do. Most dealers charge a minimum of $200 just to run the diagnostics. Finding an honest and generous mechanic, especially for BMWs, isn't always easy, so I'm glad I found one so easily. I will be back! I'll update my review after I actually have work done, but so far I'm a fan."
5 star rating
Art S. from Berkeley, CA on 2/14/2012 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"I'm a new customer of German Auto Sport with a newer model BMW. These guys' work rocks! You want excellent other-world service? Bring a positive attitude, get in early when you say you'll be there, and trust these guys. Service like GAS' is of a place, time, and motivation different from what you may be used to so leave your "baggage" behind before heading to their shop, be flexible, and support your local technicians. Your car and wallet will be better for it!"
5 star rating
Margot D. from Berkeley, CA on 12/18/2011 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"If god drove a BMW, he would love GERMAN AUTO SPORT! These men are incredible and some of the most kind, caring and hardworking people you'll find. You can really tell when people love their jobs, and enjoy helping others thank you so much for your outstanding service and commitment to excellence. Thank you!"
5 star rating
Sebastien T. from Berkeley, CA on 11/30/2011 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"I don't think I can say it any better than Chef T below me. Chris, Sean and all the other guys at G.A.S are truly amazing. Chris has gone out of his way multiple times to help me out with my BMW, and he is a fountain of knowledge when it comes to all things BMW/Mini. I live right a block away from an independent BMW shop near downtown Oakland, but I still drive to Chris' shop for all my car needs because I completely trust him with it. And that is difficult to say nowadays, in a time when too many mechanics will try to squeeze the most money out of you while skimping on the quality of their work. For a 4-man team, these guys quite literally kick ass and I look forward to building a stronger relationship with the entire crew in the years to come!"
5 star rating
Elle A. from Berkeley, CA on 9/27/2011 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"I love this place. My car is due for an oil change soon and I'm ready to trek back up North. What does that say about German Auto Sport? I'm not sure what all the bad reviews are about. Upon purchasing your BMW, you pretty much know (or should know) you are going to spend money on it. No big deal if you know how to manage your finances douche. Stop trying to be hood rich. Besides, if you think these guys are expensive take your Bimmer (Yeah that's the car, Beamer =bike. You can thank me for the etymology lesson later.) to the dealership. My bimmer Wolfgang is at 176xxx and still runs like a champ. And yes I'm still rocking the license plate cover in SoCal."
5 star rating
J S. from Berkeley, CA on 9/1/2011 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"These guys just continue to impress. Would not take my care any place else. Chris and his team are fantastic. I have to confess that I do not get the negative reviews on this site. They are totally divorced from my experience. That said, there does seem to be a common theme...the reviewers all sound young and spoiled."
5 star rating
Kayvon B. from Berkeley, CA on 8/22/2011 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"These guys are simply put, the best. Let me say that once again, just in case you didn't understand what I just said: these guys are THE BEST at what they do. I owned a 3-series for five years and it was because of the guys over at German Auto Sport that this car is still on the road today, running better than it was the day I bought it. I have reviewed German Auto a few times in the past, and nowadays, I consider these guys to be good friends. I'm quite flabbergasted by the negative review on here, which is why I couldn't help myself...I have to comment! I think the most important thing to see is that if you look at all of the negative reviews and compare them to the positive reviews, the folks who wrote negative reviews never specifically state what they took their car in for initially, and it clearly shows that not only do they not want to spend ANY money on their cars (it's a German car, dammit...you have to baby it, and by baby it, I mean spend some money), and they would rather take their cars to SpeeDee Oil Changers for their oil services and have those guys overfill or underfill their engine, likely with the wrong oil (they don't pay attention, and why should they for $19.95?). These folks also seem to be the types who feel that the parts they pick up at their local Autozone are made with the same quality and precision as the quality parts you'll get through German Auto (and for the smart Bimmer owners who DO order their parts on their own, they get them from a reputable sources such as Pelican, not Kragen). On the other hand, the folks, such as myself, who have written positive reviews (and I will continue to do so because if these guys ever scream one word, it's integrity), explain in detail what they had done. The last job these guys did for me was replace all four struts on my 86 3-series. They were worn and old, likely the originals that came on the car. I got exactly what I paid for and that car handles like a freakin' CHAMP now! Lastly, and I know this is a long review but trust me, I coul"
5 star rating
Sarah K. from Berkeley, CA on 8/3/2011 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"I have been taking my BMW to these guys for the past year and a half or so, and they've been great. I've tried quite a few of the BMW places in the East Bay, and these guys win hands-down. Everyone is super friendly and you get that feeling that they actually care about your car (not just your $$$) and making sure they do everything right. As for the other negative reviews - the only thing that you need to know is that it's a local shop. So yes, they may not be the most organized, they're not dressed in suits, and they don't have a marble-floored office. If you want that, you can go to a dealer..and well, good luck with that. But if you want genuine people who will take care of your car and treat you right, this is the place. The Good:+ Great group of people - nice enough to let me stand around and watch them work while they explained what they were doing+ Honest and reputable+ If things aren't 100% when your service is done, they'll do whatever it takes to make sure it is+BMW pros - they all own them, drive them, and love themThe Bad:- it's a local shop run by car-loving guys (sorry guys :)), so there will be some amount of disorganization. But if they forget something, just remind them - they'll get right on it. ..mm that's all I got. Give them a chance. Talk cars. And have fun."
5 star rating
Lucas G. from Berkeley, CA on 6/29/2011 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"I took my Mini there twice so far and will definitely go back. They were ultra generous with their time. Nice dudes, passionate about their work, really took care to diagnose the issues correctly. I appreciated that Chris told me a cheap way to fix my muffler problem by taking it to a third party welder, even though this cost him business."
5 star rating
Luke P. from Berkeley, CA on 5/26/2011 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Wow. This is what service used to be. These guys rock. From explaining what they have done, to actually showing you the parts and why then needed changing. Not to mention very reasonable pricing (but with an M3 what does that really mean??).My M3 is staying with G.A.S. exclusively.Awesome!"
5 star rating
Steve P. from Berkeley, CA on 5/22/2011 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Great job at a great price. I have been taking my 528i to a local BMW dealer, who always did great work, but at a sky high price. I believe that the dealer was honest, but not very cost conscious. Chris replaced a $5 part on the radiator, where I suspect the dealer would have replaced the $800 radiator. It is hard to compare, but I think I saved half today. Chris is a very nice guy in a scruffy shop, who cares about your car, delivers, and does it right. Smart right."
5 star rating
Penny D. from Berkeley, CA on 1/21/2011 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"BELIEVE THE HYPE!!! These guys are really all that and then some. If I could give them ten stars I would. I found German Auto Sport on Yelp while trying to find a new mechanic that would have the patience and passion for working on my '86 535i. These guys sounded great so I made the trek from SF to Berkeley with high hopes of finally solving my car's random and intermittent problems. These guys rocked my world and fixed my car!! I could not be happier or say enough good things about Chris and his crew. A++ for customer service. A++ for knowledge and expertise and A++ for passion and dedication. I will never go to another mechanic again!"
5 star rating
Anna J. from Berkeley, CA on 1/21/2011 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Simple:Chris is a good, honest mechanic who is a savant when it comes to BMWs. I can go on about my positive experiences with this place but there are so many postings that already say the same thing. So, ditto.Thanks Chris."
5 star rating
Karyn J. from Berkeley, CA on 12/23/2010 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Chris and the guys at German Auto know their stuff, are not price gaugers, and friendly to boot. I'm one of their many fans and have been coming here since I bought a used BMW a couple of years ago.They even came out to my car to check it out when I couldn't get it there, saving me from a tow (I work in the neighborhood). Five stars all the way!"
5 star rating
Judith M. from Berkeley, CA on 10/23/2010 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"I brought my 1971 Bavaria in here b/c the thing is just a mess. The previous owner did tons of after market "updates" and the car has too many problems to list. I brought it to German Auto Sport based on a recommendation of a client. Chris said two hours of shop time ($250) to try and figure out the mess, especially with the electrical additions that drain the battery. After spending hours following wires they decided it needed to be brought to an electrical specialist and drove it to him for him. When I went down to settle the bill (they'd spent a couple of hours on it already), Chris said "no charge, we couldn't figure it out". I am very impressed with their integrity. When the electrical is all sorted out, we will certainly be back to get work on the engine!"
5 star rating
Sam F. from Berkeley, CA on 10/7/2010 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"fellow yelpers: STOP GIVING THESE GUYS FIVE STARS!!c'mon, think about it: every five star rating they get, another person is going to bring in their bimmer. that means another person gets to bask in the glory that is chris & his amazing crew - the friendliest & most honest mechanics to ever turn a wrench in the bay area. and that means another car in front of yours - really, do you want EVERYBODY knowing how friggen great this place is?? do you *really* want to share chris with every tom, dick & harry on yelp? I think not!how long have we searched for an honest, friendly & affordable place to work on our beloved cars? and now you're just going to tell everyone about it?? STOP THE MADNESS!!! keep it a secret fer chrissakes!!ok, who's with me?"
5 star rating
David S. from Berkeley, CA on 8/16/2010 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"First of all i want to thank God and the Internet. Sound a little corny ! Will maybe ..but if that is what it takes to get you to believe me, and that the next few words is true to facts! I just wish i would have met Chris ,Sheila and their team a few months early. The used 2002 BMW 745i my daughter purchased was a beautiful car. Great buy new tires,brakes,116,000. not to bad. Then it all started.....to many thing started happening! Chris and his mechanics will walk you thought each problem. I can't tell you or say enough great things these guys did for us to help with our BMW ."
5 star rating
Uriel G. from Berkeley, CA on 4/2/2010 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"I own an '89 325ix because unlike most modern BMW's these cars are still unique without being flashy. Unfortunately not too many are still on the road, as a result, parts, repairs, and knowledgeable shops are rare and expensive. I met Chris and the guys at German Auto Sport when I brought the ix in for a front right axle replacement. Excellent work, excellent communication with me on the phone, calling to give you updates, telling you what else they might have found, and a detailed report when the job is completed. Chris actually takes the time to show you the parts which were replaced. In my most recent visit (saga) Chris replaced the automatic transmission on the ix. But wait, something went wrong. Chris calls, explains the problem, transfer case was slightly damaged during the process. Now at this point every other shop owner will say, it's gonna cost you $$$$$$$$. Not Chris. If damage was done by the shop, the shop takes care of the work. So with the help of an excellent welding shop Chris solves the problem. Again, constant communication through phone and email. I pick up the car, car drives great. Next day the unthinkable, tranny fluid leaking all over the place. I take the car back to the shop and they immediately check it out although it's past closing time. Chris says they will take care of it and offers a rental car on the house. Wow! I jump on the offer since I need the car. Days later and constant communication continues, Chris or the receptionist calls to let me know the car's progress. Chris double-triple-quadruple test drives the car to make sure the repair is solid. I get a call, the car is finally ready. I come in with the rental car and Chris greets me, explains again all of the repair, and with a smile and very politely offers to return the rental so I can drive off straight home. Oh, and he asks to please bring in the car in a couple of days to check it again, then in a couple of weeks, then a few months at no charge. That's how awesome this shop is, the team is very professional, they know BM"
5 star rating
David B. from Berkeley, CA on 3/20/2010 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"I've owned old BMWs for the better part of a decade now and been to dozens of shops throughout the Bay Area. German Auto Sport is quite easily the best. Chris, the owner, is a huge enthusiast and knows the ins and outs of seemingly all models, old to new. Every time I come in here I feel as though I'm visiting a long lost wing of my extended family, that's how warmly the staff treats you. They're up front and honest about all work that needs to be done, and always have cost effective approaches to solve the simple problems that will cost you half a pay check at other shops. Whether you own an E90 335i that needs an oil change or want to toss a 3.5l inline 6 in your E30 325i to make it a 335i, this is the shop for you."
5 star rating
Kathryn E. from Berkeley, CA on 1/28/2010 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Ladies, get in your Mini-Coopers and take them to this place RIGHT AWAY. Don't EVER set foot in another dealership service department again. You deserve better.These guys know what they are doing, and won't sell you a load of crap that you don't need. They will also be straight with you about what your car does need, and they won't treat you like an idiot just because you are a woman. Do yourself a favor and start a business relationship with these guys...they won't let you down."
5 star rating
Karin T. from Berkeley, CA on 1/15/2010 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Let's just say... Chris Lingle - the owner... studied & practices EVERYTHING about BMW's... so WE dont have to... YAY!! He answers the phone with a smile.... has a very clean shop, and is very fair & upfront in his pricing for job execution. He got my initial business because of just that. He'll get all of my future business because of that too!"
5 star rating
Remy T. from Berkeley, CA on 1/6/2010 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Chris provides the invaluable combination of integrity and excellent customer service. It is not rocket science that this is also good for business, but for some reason precious few mechanics understand this. We all know that it is extremely difficult to find a skilled and trustworthy mechanic that provides good value, anywhere. Look no further - you have found one!"
5 star rating
Gary J. from Berkeley, CA on 12/28/2009 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Great Place! Chris is awesome! Not only did he pimp my fly ride (91' 325i convertible) but he didn't charge me for half the work . he basically won't charge you for anything under 15 minutes which is really cool when you get the final bill. he let me know what I may want to be doing in the near future as well as gave me tips on which might and might not be the best BMW to buy next. great old school shop with no espresso, nail salon or light jazz playing in the backround that will all reflect on by bill."
5 star rating
Andrew W. from Berkeley, CA on 12/16/2009 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Thanks to Yelp, I took my 2001 330i to German Auto Sport for the first time a few months ago. This was my first venture away from dealers (Concord, Berkeley, and Fremont), but Boy! do I wish I had gone earlier!!In addition to really knowing his trade, Chris (the owner) really goes out of his way to make his customers happy and satisfied. He's totally up front about the work, and his enthusiasm is contagious. You may be bummed about having to get your car fixed, but you feel really good that he's going to do a much better job than anyone else, and for a *lot* less than you had been paying for at the dealers.It's hard not to sound fake because all of these reviews are so positive, but *really* I can't express how appreciative and heartened I am to find an honest business with such a nice and talented guy like Chris running it."
5 star rating
G W. from Berkeley, CA on 10/30/2009 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"nothing needs to be said that hasn't been said already. My car drives like a dream True honest, grade A work.. will return most definitely AWESOME!"
5 star rating
Christine L. from Berkeley, CA on 9/26/2009 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"If you own a BMW, HANDS DOWN, the guys at German Auto Sport are the best people to take it to. My husband and I truly cannot thank the reviewers at Yelp enough for leading us away from the disaster that is Weatherford BMW and into the capable hands of German Auto Sport. Chris, the owner, is extremely friendly, professional, and probably the best mechanic I have ever encountered. It's almost enough to wish that all of our cars were BMWs just so that we could take them here (maybe one day when we're filthy rich!). We had previously taken our BMW to another mechanic to get the battery replaced. Little did we (and apparently that mechanic) know that BMWs aren't like other cars, where you can just replace a battery and go... nooooo... for BMWs, the car battery actually needs to be registered with BMW so that the car can intelligently adjust itself to use the battery effectively. Talk about being too smart for it's own good, right? Chris took a look at our car, and was able to find out the problem right away. He promptly informed us about what the problem was in detail (which we completely appreciated), and gave us the cost, which was very reasonable compared to other places. Customer service is definitely king here - there are absolutely no hidden fees and surprises come payment time, the mechanics are obviously proud of their work and love BMWs, and they make sure you leave feeling 100% satisfied. In our case, Chris even offered to talk to the other mechanic for us and to deliver our old battery back if needed, free of charge. Seriously, why can't more mechanics be this awesome?? Needless to say, we were just completely blown away by how great everything is here. Sure, they have nothing but glowing reviews here (understandably!), but you seriously need to go here and experience it for yourself to truly understand just how great this place is.Bottom line - if you own a BMW or any German car that needs any sort of repair - go to German Auto Sport. Your car (and wallet) will thank you for it!"
5 star rating
Steve C. from Berkeley, CA on 9/17/2009 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"Took a car here to get checked out before purchase. The deal fell through but the service from Chris and GAS was really, really good. Highly recommended."
5 star rating
Julian B. from Berkeley, CA on 9/2/2009 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"I've got nothing but good things to say about German Auto Sport. Over the last two and a half years that I've been bringing my '94 E36 here, Chris and the German Auto staff have consistently provided superlative service. They are genuinely knowledgeable about the cars, and seem to love what they do. Pricing has been fair, and the staff has always been unpretentious and friendly. I've never felt talked down to or pressured into paying for repairs that I didn't need. They've gone out of their way to educate me about each repair they've performed, and the quality of the work they've done for me has been outstanding. I can't recommend them highly enough."
5 star rating
Jaime C. from Berkeley, CA on 8/16/2009 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"I had generally had bad experiences with car mechanics. They know more than you do about the car, so there is no way for you to really know if they are being honest with you. I never felt this way with German Auto Sport, I wish I had known about them before. I used to take my '94 325i to Weatherford BMW in Berkeley and got fed up with them because of how expensive every repair was.Watching Chris (the owner) work, it becomes obvious that he loves BMWs. And of course, this comes through in the quality and speed of his work. Unlike Weatherford, Chris will take the time to explain what your car needs, will present options and will do great work at an unbelievable price. Furthermore, I trust him and his group of mechanics 100%. A few weeks ago, I left my car at GAS for some work and forgot my wallet in the car (I had a little over $1,300 in it because I needed to pay the movers and they only accepted cash). I called Chris and gave him a heads up about the wallet. Of course, there was no problem. I absolutely recommend German Auto Sport."
5 star rating
Loi L. from Berkeley, CA on 7/8/2009 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"This is the best and only independent BMW shop I know in Berkeley. Chris (owner and mechanic) is very informative and a friendly guy. I was going to buy a used 1996 BMW 328IS, so I wanted a pre-purchase inspection. I found this place on yelp and decided to come here after reading all the good reviews. I very impressed by Chris' knowledge on BMWs. He really know his stuff, he told me what was good, what was bad, and what was cool about the car. Too bad the car didn't turn out to be a good buy because the engine was severely overheated before, but the experience gave me a good impression on this shop. Chris even went into detailed about the spark plugs not being torqued correctly. Not many shops would care. I would definitely come back here with a BMW. He charges much less than the BMW dealerships and he has many years of experience. I wouldn't be surprise if his work is superior to the BMW dealerships. I heard him on the phone saying the BMW mechanics are inexperience, they are fresh out of college with only a couple years of experience. I would trust my car in his hands over someone with no experience. The quality of work he does, the experience he has, the customer service, and the price makes this place the absolute best."
5 star rating
J D. from Berkeley, CA on 6/13/2009 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"I have an 04 BMW 330CiC and I wanted to find a reputable BMW Independent Auto Shop to regularly service my car rather than tthe BMW Dealership in Concord or Berkeley, but I was stumped on who to go to. I checked out the Diamond Certified shops, and there was a few, but none of those Auto Shops got 5 star reviews like German Auto Sport! And that's how I found Chris.. (by all these 5 star reviews on yelp!!). And I agree with every one of these reviews! Chris is by far the most honest mechanic out there with expertise on BMW's! When I first made my appointment to see him, he made me feel very comfortable by taking the time to explain in detail about the BMW Service Intervals and I actually felt like I've known him for years! Very personable guy! He even gave me a ride to the Bart station before starting on my car and picked me back up when the work was done, (no lag time on his part, he finished at the time he told me he would be done). Its safe to say that I have found my shop to go to on a regular basis! I live in Fairfield, but distance does not matter when dealing with a BMW extraordinaire like Chris!! I have friends that religiously goes to BMW Concord and for sure I will recommend Chris to them! Thanks Chris and see u soon!!"
5 star rating
Peter Y. from Berkeley, CA on 5/28/2009 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"I adore my car. So, you can understand my inherent hesitation and unwavering resistance to anyone driving, let alone, working on my car. It's not so much an issue of trust, but rather the belief that she'll be underappreciated and not cared for to my heightened expectations. That is of course until I met Chris. The best thing I can ever hope for in a BMW mechanic is for them to treat my car as if it was truly their own. Chris does exactly that and then some. He is a masterful engineer and an aficionado of his trade. As others have articulated, his passion for the business resonates through his work and quality of service. He is also extremely meticulous and his pursuit for perfection is uncanny and met with much gratitude on my part. After countless years of bouncing around, my car has finally found its second home. Good looking out Chris!! See you soon; I have to keep her purring! Thank.... you.... very..... much!!!"
5 star rating
Jenifer S. from Berkeley, CA on 4/9/2009 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"You gotta hand it to the Germans, they never go half-assed on anything, and German Autosport carries that precision ethic along in everything they do. Chris, Sharyar and crew - what's not to like about German Autosport? I've been taking my 1984 533i 5-speed to Chris for over two years (and quite often, since it's a restoration project). From the first interaction, I was sold. I've dealt with other BMW mechanics in the Bay Area, and these guys are honest to a fault. I trust them completely. They do excellent work, are very passionate about BMW's, and costs are very fair. From past experience, believe me, I know. They treat each car, no matter how old, as if it were brand new. Another reviewer said it best: it feels like you're taking your car to your good friend's house. Your friend who also happens to be scarily genius with BMW's, I would add. Bonus: if you refer someone to them, and that person turns into a customer, GA will give *you* a half-hour of free labor. I love that. I should help Chris and company out, and set potential customers straight. German Autosport will not work on your VW or Audi or Mercedes. They are BMW & Mini specialists ONLY. They WILL however, refer your non-Bimmer to a great shop. They know everyone, it seems. Go next door to Karmakanix if you have a VW or Audi (the BF has a VW Jetta, and good experiences with them). The old owner of German Auto, whom Chris used to work for, wrenched the other German brands, but Chris stopped doing that when he bought the shop. I, for one, feel better knowing that this shop focuses on BMW's exclusively."
5 star rating
James Y. from Berkeley, CA on 3/8/2009 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"All of the Yelp reviews are true. Chris is the man to see for all of your BMW needs. He worked on my car probably over a year ago but I still remember a lot of the small details about the kickass service to this day. Attention to detail: Chris stopped to lay out some plastic floor covers before getting into the car. I actually saw a moment of fear flash across his eyes when he opened the car door and realized that he didn't have any footwear protection ready. This was a big deal for me because the last shop I used for body work left oil stains on the floor covers. Managing customer expectations: After discussing the problem and taking a brief road test, he ran me through all of the possible causes and gave estimates for parts and labor. He told me that they would call with the exact course of action after taking a look inside. Following through on promises: His wife called me two hours later with the full report and a final repair estimate. I agreed to the work and they told me that I could pick up the car at the end of the day. They offered to pick me up after work (Chris dropped me off at the Bart station in the morning), but I had already found a Transbay bus route that stopped close to the shop. Full work explanation: I showed up at the shop at the end of the day and Chris walked me through the work performed, showed me the parts he replaced, and updated me on another problem that he noticed. The problem wasn't huge and he didn't try to scare me into ordering more work. It felt more like a friendly "no pressure, but I can take care of that if you want" heads-up. I decided not to do the work because the problem wasn't serious. Incredible self-restraint: I noticed that Chris had a fresh slice of pizza sitting behind the counter getting cold the entire time he was talking to me about my car. I felt guilty for keeping him away from his dinner and I wouldn't have been mad if he ate during our talk, but he was so into talking about BMWs that he didn't even acknowledge the delicious smelling pizza SITTING MERE INC"
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A T. from Berkeley, CA on 1/21/2009 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"They are expensive, but they are very good. Chris also throws in a whole lot of free stuff and free work. I bought a used BMW and went there for the pre-purchase inspection, and they looked at absolutely everything. He explains everything in detail, and what can I say, I left feeling very confident that I knew exactly what was going on with every part of the car."
5 star rating
Jasmine L. from Berkeley, CA on 1/5/2009 for an auto service of their BMW and their testimonial is:
"I was thinking about having a kid and forcing him tor her to be a mechanic just so I can have someone I trust to work on my cars. That is until I found German Auto Sport. You don't have to manage your expectations after reading these reviews because you won't be disappointed. Chris and his wife are awesome, I am so glad I found them, thanks to Yelp. My only fear now is if for whatever reason, they move out of the area!!! I have a 2002 BMW 330i. It has never had major issues (knock on wood) but since it is getting older, some of the warning lights came on and needed some TLC. The thought of having to go to a dealership just turned my stomach so thanks to the reviews on Yelp, I was elated to find German Auto Sport. But I did have my reservations - it sounded too good to be true. Chris is friendly, knowledgeble, trustworthy, open and honest. The services and the quality of the work is worth every penny."