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Douglas Fair, owner of German Auto Santa Maria has loved cars all his life — driving them, working on them and learning how to fix them. Douglas wanted to create an environment where only the best, most well trained technicians are employed and customer service is king.  German Auto Santa Maria has been serving the Automotive needs of the Central Coast since 1971.  Originally sister store to German Auto San Luis Obispo, German Auto Santa Maria was established by popular demand in 1986 of those in the Santa Maria area, who desired quality service and repair for their German Cars.  We have many customers who have been with us since day one, and now their children bring their own cars to us for service and repair.

At German Auto Santa Maria, we pride ourselves on our quality of work, the parts we use, and the personal attention that we give both you and your car.  Don't be misled into believing your car must be serviced at the dealership, simply because it is under warranty.  We work with numerous extended warranty companies, and we can directly handle any repair-related claims covered by these warranties, saving you the time and hassle of waiting for reimbursement.  German Auto Santa Maria can also perform all factory recommended services while your vehicle is under warranty, thereby maintaining the factory warranty.  Our service records are computerized and available to you should any questions come up regarding service records.

German Auto Santa Maria's staff consists of trained expert technicians, able to competently work on older cars as well as new models. With vehicles becoming increasingly technological, you need to be able to trust that your repair shop doesn't just employ nuts-and-bolts know-how, but also electrical and programming. German Auto Santa Maria specializes in a variety of makes and models of cars including the following:

  • Mercedes-Benz
  • BMW
  • Volkswagen
  • Audi
  • Volvo
  • Porsche
  • Mini Cooper
  • We Can Also Work On Domestic, Asian, and Other Fine Automobiles