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German Car Depot

RepairPal Certified Shop in Hollywood

German Car Depot

420 Verified Reviews
(954) 371-0383
2130 Fillmore St
Hollywood, FL 33020 USA
"I have been going to German Car Depot for over 10 years and have yet to have a bad experience."
— Vincent, a Verified Customer
Hours
Su
Closed
M-S
8:00am to 5:30pm
Auto Repair Experience
  • Alan Gelafnd, Owner
  • Established 1998
  • 4 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 65 Years of Car Repair Experience
German Car Depot Reviews
420 Ratings
Displaying 1 - 15 of 407reviews
Erick
07/01/19
Verified Customer
A bit pricey. But, I guess that is the cost of not having to come back
Wolfgang
06/24/19
Verified Customer
Everybody was very kind.
Marissa
06/21/19
Verified Customer
Worst shop to bring your car DO NOT TRUST THESE PEOPLE WITH YOUR PRECIOUS CAR!!! They do not take care of it and I promise you ll leave with more problems then you came with. For example I got my oil change recently there as well as new headlights. One headlight didn t work because of a broken part that s fine but the one that was working now a week later doesn t work. When I left the shop I had numerous flights appear on my dashboard that we re not there before and when I went back to confront him about it they denied everything and said that I came in like that when I have pictures of my dashboard before I dropped my car off and it was not in the condition that it wasn t when I left. My car would barely drivable it was malfunctioning I did not feel safe to drive whatsoever. I took it to another private shop which told me that this place is known for ripping people off and causing more problems. I also found out they didn t actually change my oil they left my old Oil in there and just topped it off. DO NOT GO HERE
Ramon
06/21/19
Verified Customer
Staff is friendly and professional.
Juan
06/18/19
Verified Customer
The experience was perfect, car smooth like new again I m very happy
Ernie
06/12/19
Verified Customer
Excellent place!!! They don t mess around. I dropped off my Mini Cooper in the evening, by 10am the next morning I got a phone call and the problem was diagnosed. Needed several hours worth of work performed on the car, and it s was ready that day. I picked up at 5. Anywhere else I m sure I would have been carless a few days. They did a excellent job, took a bunch of stress off me. Car has run perfect ever since. And to top it off my car was a bit dirty, they gave it a little car wash!!!
Daryl
06/16/19
Verified Customer
Great place
Lamberto
06/14/19
Verified Customer
Awesome shop! Regular maintenance done. Tech found a small coolant leak by an auxiliary pump which they showed me. Asked for a price for the repair and had it done Car runs great again knowing it's ready for summer since a potential problem was repaired! Will return for maintenance and service!
Tanya
06/14/19
Verified Customer
Service itself was fine. The fact that they overcharged me 100 dollars (for labor) to change a battery that I bought there is bananas. I even called various garages and the dealership (which is always the most expensive) and they totally overcharged me by 100.00. I've exclusively brought my car to them and since this happened I will find another garage to bring my car too. Ludicrous.
Katell
06/07/19
Verified Customer
I would recommend.
Cheryl
06/07/19
Verified Customer
Accommodating and honest.
Duglas
06/04/19
Verified Customer
Very nice service; honest and friendly
Martin
06/07/19
Verified Customer
Great staff and service.
Ishmael
06/06/19
Verified Customer
Good experience
Justin
06/03/19
Verified Customer
I couldn't be happier with German Car Depot. They are prompt, detail-oriented and care about the customer by providing excellent customer service. My 2014 VW Passat needed the radiator replaced and they did it within 24 hours. They updated me on the progress via Text Message and sent someone to pick me up once the car was ready. The prices are fair and again, the service is excellent. I will be using them again in the future and would recommend them to anyone who wants an auto mechanic that cares.
RepairPal Scorecard
92
Overall Quality Score
15-month / 15,000-mile warranty
Technical Ability
92
Tools & Equipment
87
Customer Service
94
Customer Amenities
98
*** WE'RE HIRING SERVICE WRITERS! Call or email for more information.  *** German Car Depot was established in 1998 with the mission of providing highly qualified, expert service for Volkswagen and Audi vehicles. Alan Gelfand, the owner, has accomplished this tough task. This RepairPal Certified shop has a very experienced staff who continue to strive for the next level and stay up to date on the most current training available for these vehicles. They are equipped with dealership level tools and expertise that makes them a great dealer alternative for all your VW & Audi service and repairs. This focused service is well received by their customers. Our review of their most recent customers revealed a team of professionals who take care of their customers as well as their cars. They are described as flexible, efficient, fair, courteous, and honest. They back their work with a 15-month / 15,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind. Local shuttle service, rental cars, loaner vehicles, early bird drop off, and a waiting area with wireless Internet are available for your convenience.
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Message From the Shop
25 years of expert service and repair exclusively for Volkswagen, Audi, Mercedes Benz, BMW, Mini Cooper & Porsche vehicles. We are a Bosch Factory Authorized Auto repair center. 24 months or 24,000 mile warranty with nationwide 24 months 24,00 warranty on many jobs just ask. Loaner cars are available most of the time. y.With German Car Depot's Key slot and lock box. With over 100 years of combined experience, German Car Depot is the smart dealership alternative. GCD's automotive service and repair center features 10 service bays and a super clean customer lounge with free Wi-Fi, an iPad for your use, coffee and reading material. Master Certified Technicians use the same specialized diagnostic equipment and service tools as the new car dealership service departments. Most service contracts and extended warranties are accepted.
Specialities
  • AC/Heating
  • Alignment
  • Check Engine Light
  • Collision Repair & Paint
  • Diagnosis
  • Muffler & Exhaust
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Roadside Assistance
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Timing Belts
  • Tire Sales/Repair
  • Transmission Repair
Amenities
  • AAA Member Discount
  • Car Pickup/Dropoff
  • Car Wash
  • Child Friendly
  • Coffee
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Extended/Evening Hours
  • Financing
  • Gas/Diesel
  • Loaner Car
  • Open 24 Hours
  • Open Saturday
  • Rental Car
  • Se Habla Espanol
  • Senior Discount
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shopping Nearby
  • Shuttle
  • Towing
  • Warranty Accepted
  • Wireless Internet
Makes We Serve
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Mini
  • Porsche
  • Volkswagen
Affiliations
  • Bosch Service Network
  • iATN
Questions Answered by German Car Depot
Burning Too Much Gas on 2001 Volkswagen Jetta
I see this is an old question. But like I tell everyone the car needs to accurately diagnosed by people who work on them every day. Bring on down to the Depot German Car Depot. We will get it fixed right the first time. ollieracepnc
Idle Down Abruptly on 2004 Audi A6
We have to do some output tests and check the badgering blocks of your computer. To accurately diagnose it sounds like somebody was just throwing parts at your car. Call us now for a appointment will check it out.We will fix it correct the first time. ollieracepnc
A/C Blows Hot on 2002 Audi A4
When he just can't to see what time of codes come up bring it by the depot and the check it out for free just mention repair pal and code RP . olliearcepnc
How Long Should Brakes Last On 2005 Audi S4 Convertible? on 2005 Audi S4
That all depends on your driving style I've seen people go hundred thousand miles on the first set of brake pads .If you drive HWY miles it is much different then city miles. ollieracepnc
Electric Outlet 2009 Jetta 2.5 Not Working Fuses Ok What Could It Be on 2009 Volkswagen Jetta
Lately we have seen a lot of sockets go bad. Usually from aftermarket for chargers with short cords being pulled on.Stop on by GermanCarDepot.co say ollieracepnc sent you
What Is The Average Charge/Cost To Have Your Engine Light Cause To Go On? on 2008 Volkswagen Rabbit
Why go to the dealer when you can have the real experts check it out. For free. Just mention repair pal code RP. Tell them Ollie sent you.
Engine Compartment on 2006 Volkswagen Jetta
There are a few solutions. Use 3M super adhesive that works for a while usually.or Just ebay a used one cost about $40
Sunroof Open And Closes By Itself Intermittently on 2008 Volkswagen Jetta
We can check it up for you most of the time it's either a door lock actuator or the switch for the sun roof.
What Is The Cost For Replacement Of A Diverter Valve On A 2008 Passat Turbo. on 2008 Volkswagen Passat
Give us a call we need a few more details about your VW . Thanks Ollie
Can Coolant Affect The Transmission Shifting In A 2005 Vw Jetta on 2005 Volkswagen Jetta
The answer is most likely no. You could've gotten something in the wiring for some sensors bring out in mention repair pal Code RP to the Richie or Tania our service writers and will check it out for free. Ollie
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What verified customers have to say about German Car Depot
Would recommend to a friend
93%
Car was ready when promised
95%
Did not feel sales pressure
70%
Car was fixed correctly the first time
93%
Customer was treated respectfully
97%
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