German Auto Works in Minneapolis, MN


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Specialties

German Auto Works is a St. Louis Park, Minnesota business with a more than 39 year history in sales and service of European automobiles. Prior to that, the building started out as the stable for Engell Dairy. By 1926 it was the St. Louis Park Service Garage. It operated as a car repair garage and gas station. By 1948 it was Lambin Motors, and in the 1960's it was Park Auto Upholstery. It became German Auto Works, founded by Don Lindall, in 1971.

We're sports and luxury car enthusiasts and we recognize that the Twin Cities has a number of fellow automobile enthusiasts that must shop outside of the Twin Cities area when looking for a truly special or unique automobile. We are here to help you find the right vehicle at the right price. Our personal service is what sets us apart from our competitors.

German Auto Works... dedicated to enthusiast motoring!

History

Established in 1971.

German Auto Works is a St. Louis Park, Minnesota business with a more than 39 year history in sales and service of European automobiles. Prior to that, the building started out as the stable for Engell Dairy. By 1926 it was the St. Louis Park Service Garage. It operated as a car repair garage and gas station. By 1948 it was Lambin Motors, and in the 1960's it was Park Auto Upholstery. It became German Auto Works, founded by Don Lindall, in 1971.

German Auto Works


Dealer Info:


Phone(s):(952) 922-2222
Address:4825 Excelsior Blvd, Minneapolis, MN, 55416
  • Monday: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

Reviews on German Auto Works

 
Rachel J. | 2014-12-31

My husband and I have been taking our Audi A4s here for at least 4 years.  We have had great work done, and I believe these guys are honest and know their stuff.  We had one incident where special order tires of ours came in and we weren't notified in a timely matter that they were waiting, but all of our other experiences have been great (like today when my car was done TWO DAYS earlier than expected).  They've kept our cars "healthy" and we will continue to use them our vehicles in the future.

 
John G. | 2013-06-30

I needed some front-end work done on my 2004 MB with 104,000 miles on it.  A couple of other places diagnosed the problem correctly, but I went with GAW because of location and excellent Yelp reviews.  I was not disappointed.  Nick in particular was helpful, cooperative, and service-oriented.  A mysterious rattle appeared after the work was done, and they were all over the problem and fixed it immediately.  I had shopped around, and their rates were competitive with other non-dealer operations, and about 30% less than the dealer.  Bottom line:  These guys are great.

 
pat s. | 2011-11-28

Do not trust German auto works! They kept repairing the same thing over and over on my car but never fixed it. They said the same thing kept breaking...but 5 times in a row? They just never fixed it!! I took it to the dealer after spending several thousands at German auto works and the dealer came right out and told me I was ripped off by German auto works! The dealer  fixed it for under $100 dollars and no problems since!!!! I have friends who said they have had similar problems here! Don't trust them!

 
Clinton L. | 2011-05-20

After my TT was electrocuted like a death row inmate German Auto Works took great care and brought it back to life better than Frankenstein.

The were fantastic. Professional and personable. Thanks guys!

 
John C. | 2011-01-10

When I call them to tell them I need to bring my car in, half the time they just tell me over the phone how to fix it, and I don't know anything about cars.  I trust them.  I've taken an Audi and a VW there, and they know these cars.

Straight shooters.  I don't know how they compare to other shops, but for a belt timer on the Jetta they charge $900, vs. over a thousand at the local dealer.

 
Prachee M. | 2009-10-04

I have been going here for 5+ years now.

Reliable and honest. Labor rates are slightly higher but lower than the dealer. They do good work, offer rides while your car is in the shop, call with estimates and a detailed list of what needs to be done why, what can wait, and actuals always come within 5% or so of estimates. And by the way, contrary to their counterparts, they take great care to explain the work they will do and answer all your questions thoroughly. Bonus, good mags to read if you need to wait, such as Newsweek, Time, National Geographic.