Sarah D ...Los Angeles, Ca
My husband and I both get our cars serviced at
It's so hard to find a porsche mechanic.. a reliable, trustworthy one that is.. until I stumbled upon Yelp and lead me to Westwerk auto. I didn't want to go back to Rusnak because you all know the dealer charges you an arm and a leg. Westwerk is as honest as they get. I decided to give it a try because of del L. 's review so thank you Del L...I had the same exact problem the cel, check engine light came on my 2003 996 turbo.. and of course check engine oh man i knew i was about to fork over some serious dough at Pasadena Rusnak. But they handled the problem decoded the bug on my check engine light, change my spark plug wires, all and all very happy with the result, di
did the job as promised.. Renee kept me up to date with what's happening to my car and here I am a week later..And Happy to have my baby home safe in the garage..thanks again westwerk auto, great customer service, resonable price, and very knowledgeable with my car..i'll be returning again with my porsche and car needs.
So I had a smog check done at
a BMW place around the corner from my house on Monday...it was the
first smog check my car ever needed for registration, so I was not
quite sure what the car does after a smog check. It passed w/o any
problems. Come Tuesday morning, I pull out of my driveway and my car
is now pulling and stalling when I accelerate. This was scary as I
know anything on a BMW, or any foreign car, is quite expensive to
repair. I thought, maybe it'll stop doing that since it had never
happened before. Well, Wednesday, the problem continued and seemed to
be getting worse. My car was even trembling when I was at a red light
and then the dreaded "Check Engine Soon" light came on. I knew this
could mean A LOT of money!! i don't know much about cars, but I know
that anything having to do with the engine is not good. I wasn't sure
if it had something to do with the smog check or whether it was just a
coincidence. I decided to have it checked out the next morning, but
wasn't sure if I should take it to the place I had gotten the smog
check done, or somewhere else. Well, I woke up the next morning,
Thursday, and checked for a local BMW place. Westwerk Auto came up and
because of the few, but great reviews, i decided to call.
05/18/2008 Posted by asp811
Is an honest mechanic an oxymoron? Maybe in most parts of this town, but at Westwerk they believe in earning an honest buck. I've always had my repairs explained to me, and I never feel like the wool is being pulled over my eyes. I was first introduced to Westwerk because I was working in OC and wanted to find a mechanic close to work, just in case. I took my time and checked out several garages. What struck me different about this shop was that everything was neat and clean. Then I looked around and scoped several classic Porches being worked on. I know the people that own classic Porches are very particular about who works on their vehicles, and with about 4 of them in the shop...well, I felt I had found the right place. I live in the Westside and I have all three of my German vehicles serviced there. They're an hour away from me (one way) but I think its worth it to have peace of mind. Finding a qualified mechanic in this town is tough, finding one that is both skilled and honest is a rare find.
Pros: Peace of mind, good value, friendly staff.
From Del L. Orange Country, CA
The CEL, Check Engine Light,
presented on the dashboard of my Porsche 996 Carrera about two weeks
ago. I don't have to tell you what that feels like, as most of us
already know it means $$$ of repair. Nevertheless, I had to start
searching for an independent Porsche technician, as from experience,
the dealerships overcharge for mediocre service.
Well, fast forward about three days later. Renee called and stated they were unable to find anything related to my CEL incidence. After retaining my vehicle for three days and performing extensive testing and observations, they did not observe another CEL presenting itself. All four of my O2 sensors were fully functional. There was no need to replace any of them. My Mass Air Flow sensor, MAF, was also tested, and was found to be in excellent working condition. Westwerk technicians concluded it may have been an isolated incidence. The code P1640 I had scanned previously, related to an Engine Control Module, ECM, malfunction. Westwerk could not duplicate the CEL error code and so did not advise changing out the ECM for the time being.
picked up my 996 and paid
the $95.00 diagnostic fee. Renee stated if the CEL presented itself
again, Westwerk would perform the diagnostics once more without an
12223 Woodruff Ave Downey, CA 90241
Reviewed by David C.
As anyone knows, finding a good service center for your car can be
an agonizing experience. The dealer is sure to price gouge you, and
going outside to an independent mechanic is always a risky
proposition. Swindlers lurk out there, and if you're not careful
you might drive off with more problems than you walked in with.
12223 Woodruff Ave, Downey, CA 90241
Reviewed by DinnerForTwo l.
brought my Audi in because of a vibration I was feeling at low speeds.
From a Postcard dated: August, 20, 2010 sent to Westwerk Porsche/Audi/BMW Repair:
To Bill, Chris and Renee,
I want to thank each one of you for your kindness your the best !
Sincere Thanks: Alexis & Gloria