German Car Specialists Incorporated

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12408 SE 38th St
Bellevue, WA 98006
(425) 644-7770

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Message from the Shop
We are a service & repair shop for Audi, BMW, & Mercedes since 1979 - your quality alternative to the dealer with all the latest equipment and trained technicians.
Details

Specialties

  • AC/Heating
  • Alignment
  • Check Engine Light
  • Diagnosis
  • Mobile Repair
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Smog/Emissions Testing
  • Timing Belts
  • Transmission Repair

Amenities

  • Car Wash
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Free Estimates
  • Loaner Car
  • Military Discount
  • Rental Car
  • Se Habla Espanol
  • Senior Discount
  • Shopping Nearby
  • Shuttle
  • Warranty Accepted
  • Wireless Internet

Makes We Serve

  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Mini
Reviews

Overall Rating

10 Reviews

Customer Reviews

August 22, 2012

Great service, great price I have taken my Mercedes CLK 320 to German Auto Specialists twice now. They are friendly, fast, and do a great job. They are much more reasonably priced than the dealership for work. They didn't gouge me or recommend unnecessary work and let me know about things that might need to be done in the future but did not need to happen right away. All in all a great experience.

Reply from German Car Specialists Incorporated – hogman1August 23, 2012

You are most welcome, Heidi. And thank you for the positive review. We're grateful to have earned your trust when it comes to your car. I appreciate you taking the time to recommend us for honest service here. The next time you need any help at all, please don't hesitate to give us a call. –Tony

August 22, 2012

One the challenging parts of owning a luxury is the cost of maintenance and repair once your dealer warranty is up. I went to German Car Specialist based on a suggestion from a friend and I've been there ever since. Tony, Mack, and the guys are thorough and not only do the fix your car at a reasonable price (far less than the dealer or other places I looked), they can also tell you things that you may want to think about and plan for down the line.

Reply from German Car Specialists Incorporated – hogman1August 23, 2012

Thank you for recommending us as a shop with professional expertise and fair prices. We're happy to keep everything running smoothly. Thanks again. -Tony

August 22, 2012

I just moved to the Seattle area and was worried about finding somewhere reliable and trustworthy to take my 1994 BMW 525i for repairs. I saw an ad for German Car Specialists and decided to take a chance. I'm so glad I did it. Mack has been so helpful. He listens to me and clearly explains the necessary repair and the reason for the repair. Being a woman who knows nothing about auto repairs, this means the world to me. I also appreciate that everyone at German Car Specialist is courteous and professional.

Reply from German Car Specialists Incorporated – hogman1August 23, 2012

Thanks for the good review! The next time you need any help at all, please give us a call! –Tony

August 22, 2012

I called German Car Specialists a month or two after the dealer quoted me $2300 for the 108k service (timing belt) and ~$2000 for a new catalytic converter on my 2003 Audi A4. Despite always doing regular oil changes and scheduled maintenance, I decided I was willing to wait just a little while longer given the cost. At this point, I had ~109000k miles on my car. I didn't leave a message but Tony still called me back on his day off. As usual, his rates were much better than the dealer but I told him I still might wait a few weeks - i.e. I had a busy schedule, blah, blah, blah. He explained to me the importance of the timing belt, what could happen if it snapped (total my engine) and how this service is now done at 75000k miles. Not realizing this prior, I made an appointment for that Monday and crossed my fingers I would make it there. On the way back to pick up my car, the shuttle driver said oh, you're the one everyone is referring to as the lucky car . Then Tony showed me a very large gap in the timing belt where eight or so teeth were missing and how it all works. And oh how lucky I was….I had no idea until that moment. By chance, if I had stopped/started my car and the stripped belt portion landed just so - bye-bye engine. A HUGE thanks to Tony (and his team) for saving my engine and my wallet! Without his pro-active follow up and extra care in explaining everything to me, I can confidently say my bill would have been three to four times higher than what I was trying to avoid. I will take my Audi to German Car Specialists from now on. No exceptions!

August 22, 2012

Expensive, but trustworthy. When I first moved to Seattle I needed to find a place to take my BMW. I know nothing about cars, so my dad helped me shop around before he headed back to the east coast and left me here on my own. He got a good feeling about these guys, and they still are happy to talk to him on the phone and explain what they are fixing when I stop in with problems. My biggest complaint is that they have so many customers, it sometimes takes all day for them to get to my car. The good news is that they have a pretty good pickup/drop-off service if you request it.

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August 22, 2012

Well, I had a 2004 Audi A4 a year ago, had oil sludge problem, they fixed it just right away. Even I waited there for 4 hours. It's worth to wait. After they repaired my car, the car runs smooth as hell. now I have a E46 with few cons that need to be fixed. I think they will do the great job, too. Also, I think the price is less than a dealership, and more professional from my point of view.

August 22, 2012

I have been taking my BMW 7 series here for the past 5 years and couldn't be happier. These guys can troubleshoot with the best of them, make timely repairs and offer multiple solutions with competitive pricing.

August 22, 2012

I recently had a poor experience with my BMW dealership so I opt'd to walk away from them and have my car serviced at German Car Specialists. I couldn't be more pleased. Not only did they provide excellent and quick service but they constantly kept me updated on what was going on as well as continuously checked on me while I was waiting.

I absolutely love the shop and everyone that works there and highly recommend them to any and everyone I know!

July 12, 2012

I am very pleased with German Car specialists. I take my Audi there and they are professional and thorough in their work. They are good at explaining what the problems are and the options for the fix. I've tried different shops and these guys are by far the most knowledgeable and fair in their pricing.

July 12, 2012

I took my 2001 530I BMW to German Car Specialists for a service and I was very satisfied with the customer service and the prices. I was even able to get a shuttle ride to and from work which was great. Before I went to German Car Specialists I called around for prices and they were by far the cheapest. They are going on there 30th year in service and I would recommend then to anyone that needs to get their BMW, Audi or Mercedes repaired. Thank you again for the 5 star customer service and being open past 5pm so I could pick up my vehicle.

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