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401 E Diamond Ave
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
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Mon - Fri:7:30am to 6:00pm
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(301) 258-2774

Auto Repair Experience

  • George Winkler, Owner
  • Established 1982
  • 4 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 65 Years of Car Repair Experience
  • Winkler Automotive Service Center - Modern State of the art Service Center
  • Winkler Automotive Service Center - Another Satisfied Customer
  • Winkler Automotive Service Center - AAA Approved Auto Service Center
  • Winkler Automotive Service Center - Our Technicians are ASE Certified.


If you like to see the same faces behind the counter and in the shop, then this is the place for you. The owner, George Winkler, opened this shop 30 years ago. Two of his technicians have been with him for the last 25 years, along with a service adviser who has been there for the last 20 years! That stability has led to excellent customer service as shown in their outstanding Net Promoter Score. Winkler Automotive has everything necessary to get your vehicle repaired right the first time.


Auto Repair Experience

  • George Winkler, Owner
  • Established 1982
  • 4 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 65 Years of Car Repair Experience


  • AC/Heating
  • Alignment
  • Check Engine Light
  • Diagnosis
  • Hybrid/Electric
  • Muffler & Exhaust
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Smog/Emissions Testing
  • Timing Belts
  • Tire Sales/Repair
  • Transmission Repair
  • Windshield/Glass


  • AAA Member Discount
  • Car Delivery
  • Car Pickup/Dropoff
  • Child Friendly
  • Coffee
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Free Multi-Point Safety Inspection
  • Heated Waiting Room
  • Loaner Car
  • Military Discount
  • Rental Car
  • Senior Discount
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shopping Nearby
  • Shuttle
  • Towing
  • Warranty Accepted
  • Wireless Internet


Makes We Serve

  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Dodge
  • FIAT
  • Ford
  • GMC
  • Geo
  • Honda
  • Hummer
  • Hyundai
  • Infiniti
  • Isuzu
  • Jaguar
  • Jeep
  • Kia
  • Land Rover
  • Lexus
  • Lincoln
  • Mazda
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Mercury
  • Mini
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Oldsmobile
  • Plymouth
  • Pontiac
  • Ram
  • Saturn
  • Scion
  • Smart
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo

Message from the Shop

Winkler Automotive Service Center has provided outstanding all make auto repair service to thousands of happy customers for over 33 years in the Gaithersburg, MD area! A Family Business with deep roots in the community.

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Technical Ability

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Tools & Equipment

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Customer Service

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Customer Amenities

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Parts & Labor Warranty

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Overall Rating

9 Verified Reviews

Customer Reviews

Verified CustomerDecember 29, 2011

I've been going to Winkler Automotive for 7 years. They are honest and not pushy. I only had one time where I had a tough experience, but they went out of their way to make sure they fixed the problem.

Verified CustomerDecember 28, 2011

I hope that George is there forever. He has continuing service to the community.

December 26, 2011

Wonderful Service!

Verified CustomerDecember 22, 2011

Very kind and the customer service is very good. They explain everything to me. Awesome service.

December 22, 2011

They have always done fantastic work.

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Verified CustomerDecember 20, 2011

I have been going to Winkler for 20 years. I trust them.

Verified CustomerDecember 19, 2011

Their front office staff and their mechanics are very friendly and very honest. George, the owner, he works down stairs at the counter. He is hands-on and very good. He makes it a home and makes it a good atmosphere.

December 12, 2011

Great reliable service!! I have been going to Winkler Automotive for years and one of the best things is they are honest and trustworthy. They never try to sell you more than what you need. The Customer service is excellent!

Verified CustomerDecember 02, 2011

Extremely professional, fair priced, and honest.

December 18, 2014

Winkler Automotive Service Center does quality work at for a reasonable cost. George and his team are courteous professionals. I’ve been going to Winkler’s for over 20 years (they were in their old location on Diamond Avenue.) I returned today for the first time in a few years. They took the time to answer my questions and I’m sure they would do the same for everyone. The guys are honest, top notch mechanics - a rare breed these days. They did a great job on my 2011 Acura MDX and at a price much, much lower (about 30%) than the dealer estimated for the same services. I have, in fact, just a few minutes ago recommended them to my neighbor who was trying to find a place to repair / fix his leaking radiator. One last thing, I have always trusted Winkler Auto Service to “tell it to me straight.” What do I need? When do I need it? Today, next month, six months. They do. I think they truly have my best interest in mind in keeping my car running properly.

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October 20, 2014

Very professional. Explain everything they do. Fast service. Also offer a shuttle service.

April 14, 2011

I've been a customer of Winkler's for over 20 years. I continue to do business with them because they are honest, highly capable, and put my interests first. You can't do any better than Winkler's for the best repair and maintenance services.

February 22, 2010

After my dealership closed, I was looking for a new facility to take my car for service work. I found Winkler Automotive in Gaithersburg. I was impressed by how clean and pleasant their facility is. Winkler Automotive has a great staff with great mechanics who are very knowledgeable. They repaired my car properly and at a more than fair price. If you need to wait for your car, their reception area is very comfortable with a variety of magazines and complimentary coffee is available. They also have a shuttle service if you prefer. I would definitely recommend Winkler Automotive to anyone who needs a reliable, honest repair facility. They also have a website, www.winklerautomotive.com, where you can find information about the work they do. Needless to say I have found my repair shop and will refer everyone to them.

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