The Black Forest

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140 Elm Ave
Auburn, CA 95603
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8:00am to 5:00pm
8:00am to 5:00pm
8:00am to 5:00pm
8:00am to 5:00pm
8:00am to 5:00pm
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(530) 419-6567

Auto Repair Experience

  • Paul Gilbert , Owner
  • Established 1981
  • 2 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 18 Years of Car Repair Experience


The Black Forest is a family owned and operated business that has been proudly serving Auburn and the surrounding area since 1981, specializing in service and repair of most European makes. This experienced and well trained team is equipped to handle most repairs that come their way, from minor and major mechanical repairs, to check engine light and computer system diagnoses and repairs, as well as your scheduled maintenance needs. Work performed here is backed by a 12 month / 12,000 mile warranty for your peace of mind. Recent customers enthusiastically described this shop to us as, "friendly", "accommodating", "knowledgeable", and offering "superior workmanship". A local shuttle service, early bird drop off, and a waiting area with wireless Internet are all available for your convenience.


Auto Repair Experience

  • Paul Gilbert , Owner
  • Established 1981
  • 2 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 18 Years of Car Repair Experience


  • AC/Heating
  • Check Engine Light
  • Diagnosis
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Timing Belts


  • Coffee
  • Heated Waiting Room
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shuttle
  • Wireless Internet


Makes We Serve

  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Land Rover
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Mini
  • Porsche
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo

Message from the Shop

The Black Forest is an Auburn shop specializing in BMW, Mini Cooper, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Volvo, and late model Volkwagen vehicles.

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Overall Rating

17 Verified Reviews

Customer Reviews

Verified CustomerJune 23, 2015

Great service, great people.

Verified CustomerJune 22, 2015

They have always taken care of us.

Verified CustomerJune 04, 2015

I like the workmanship; how clean they leave our car.

Verified CustomerMay 22, 2015

Great customer service.

Verified CustomerMay 14, 2015

They go out of their way to make sure I am taken care of and accommodate my schedule.

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Verified CustomerMay 02, 2015

Always professional and great service!!

Verified CustomerApril 15, 2015

The shop techs are extremely knowledgeable. The front office staff make you feel right at home and communicate well with their customers as to what repairs are necessary and why.

Verified CustomerApril 15, 2015

Great service.

Verified CustomerJanuary 31, 2015

They look the car over and provide recommendations on what may need to be fixed. They are very friendly and customer oriented.

Verified CustomerOctober 04, 2014

They provide excellent service.

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Verified CustomerSeptember 25, 2014

Great service.

Verified CustomerSeptember 19, 2014

They were polite, fixed what I needed while I waited even though they offered to drive me home. Washed car also.

Verified CustomerSeptember 18, 2014

They have always provided high quality, friendly service.

Verified CustomerJuly 26, 2014

I like the service there. I don't take my car any other place.

Verified CustomerJuly 25, 2014

Superior service and workmanship.

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Verified CustomerApril 18, 2014

Great customer service, they do really good work, and they wash my cars before I get them back!

Verified CustomerMarch 28, 2014

They are specialized and know the cars they service extremely well.

April 06, 2011

They gave me a MUCH better price than the dealer. They get you right in and right out. Best repair shop I have ever dealt with. They let you know what needs to be done without any pressure to do it.

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