German Motors

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I consider it divine intervention when my '98 740il suddenly began to sputter down Lincoln Blvd with only enough power to turn into the driveway of German Motors. I was greeted by a man named Sinard. He asked a couple of questions and immediately, and confidently, knew what was wrong. I had to make a haste decision to allow a total stranger permission to work on my car. The auto salesman next door to German Motors assured me that Sinard was one of the best mechanics in L.A. county. He was correct. The next day I picked up my car and it has been running smoothly ever since. He even fixed the brake light; a common problem with these cars, without charging me. Further, Sinard was honest and forthcoming about what did, and what didn't, need fixing saving me hundreds of dollars. No other mechanic has ever done that for me. I will never take my car to any other mechanic but Sinard and the crew at German Motors. Plus, Sinard has a quirky, yet lovable, sense of humor. Who could ask for more???

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I consider it divine intervention when my '98 740il suddenly began to sputter down Lincoln Blvd with only enough power to turn into the driveway of German Motors. I was greeted by a man named Sinard. He asked a couple of questions and immediately, and confidently, knew what was wrong. I had to make a haste decision to allow a total stranger permission to work on my car. The auto salesman next door to German Motors assured me that Sinard was one of the best mechanics in L.A. county. He was correct. The next day I picked up my car and it has been running smoothly ever since. He even fixed the brake light; a common problem with these cars, without charging me. Further, Sinard was honest and forthcoming about what did, and what didn't, need fixing saving me hundreds of dollars. No other mechanic has ever done that for me. I will never take my car to any other mechanic but Sinard and the crew at German Motors. Plus, Sinard has a quirky, yet lovable, sense of humor. Who could ask for more???

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I have a 27 year old BMW, which if not for Sinards skill and very fair prices that I would definitely not be able to drive. For me, that says it all.

PROS: very competent work & fair pricing
CONS: NONE that i can think of.......

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I have a 27 year old BMW, which if not for Sinards skill and very fair prices that I would definitely not be able to drive. For me, that says it all.

PROS: very competent work & fair pricing
CONS: NONE that i can think of.......

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I've been going to Sinard for over a decade. He's consistent, detail oriented, organized, honest, and fairly priced. After selling my second Mercedes I acquired a Japanese vehicle and he services it as well as the German made. I can't reccommend him and his staff highly enough. You can trust whatever they have to say.

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I've been going to Sinard for over a decade. He's consistent, detail oriented, organized, honest, and fairly priced. After selling my second Mercedes I acquired a Japanese vehicle and he services it as well as the German made. I can't reccommend him and his staff highly enough. You can trust whatever they have to say.

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I cannot say enough good things about Sinard (the owner) and German Motors. In fact, this is the first time I've ever reviewed anything online, which I'm doing only because I cannot believe how good Sinard is, and since we're moving out of town, I want to make sure others can find him.

I have a 2000 BMW, which for giggles I took to the dealer 2.5 years ago when I had a small problem. The dealer (do NOT go to Santa Monica BMW) came back with 8 items needing repair, for an estimated $8000. That was basically half the blue book value, on a car that was running fine and had been well taken care of!

I looked online for a well-reviewed mechanic, and found German Motors. I took the car to Sinard. He checked it out, agreed with me about the one thing that needed fixing, looked at the dealer estimate and said, "Yes, you need this 1 thing as you know, you might need these other two sometime in the next 15 or 20,000 miles but not now, and you'll probably never need the other 5." I spent $220 and had my car back the next day.

Since then, I've taken my car back to Sinard a good 8 or 9 times with all the minor annoyances that come with putting a lot of miles everyday on a german car. Sometimes Sinard turns me away saying he wouldn't bother with the minor thing I've noticed, and the rest of the time he does the work very quickly and inexpensively. I don't think I've spent $1500 total with him in 2.5 years.

Again, I cannot say enough good things about Sinard and German Motors. I don't think I'll ever find as honest, hard-working and well priced mechanic in our new location, b/c I've never met one like Sinard before. He just knows the cars so well that he can get the work done incredibly quickly and make a good living without overcharging.

I'll miss German Motors!

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★★★★★

I cannot say enough good things about Sinard (the owner) and German Motors. In fact, this is the first time I've ever reviewed anything online, which I'm doing only because I cannot believe how good Sinard is, and since we're moving out of town, I want to make sure others can find him.

I have a 2000 BMW, which for giggles I took to the dealer 2.5 years ago when I had a small problem. The dealer (do NOT go to Santa Monica BMW) came back with 8 items needing repair, for an estimated $8000. That was basically half the blue book value, on a car that was running fine and had been well taken care of!

I looked online for a well-reviewed mechanic, and found German Motors. I took the car to Sinard. He checked it out, agreed with me about the one thing that needed fixing, looked at the dealer estimate and said, "Yes, you need this 1 thing as you know, you might need these other two sometime in the next 15 or 20,000 miles but not now, and you'll probably never need the other 5." I spent $220 and had my car back the next day.

Since then, I've taken my car back to Sinard a good 8 or 9 times with all the minor annoyances that come with putting a lot of miles everyday on a german car. Sometimes Sinard turns me away saying he wouldn't bother with the minor thing I've noticed, and the rest of the time he does the work very quickly and inexpensively. I don't think I've spent $1500 total with him in 2.5 years.

Again, I cannot say enough good things about Sinard and German Motors. I don't think I'll ever find as honest, hard-working and well priced mechanic in our new location, b/c I've never met one like Sinard before. He just knows the cars so well that he can get the work done incredibly quickly and make a good living without overcharging.

I'll miss German Motors!

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I have a 2001 BMW convertible and just moved to Santa Monica, CA. I had heard through online forums that this was the place to go so as soon as I started hearing some troublesome noises I ran over to the shop. They quickly came out and looked over the car as I explained what I had been hearing. Immediately they knew what was going on and assured me it wasn't anything to worry about at the moment. But that if i wanted to I could bring it in to have some other things checked out. After my car's examination they showed me what was going on and explained that I didn't need to do anything.

This amazed me. Even after they worked to diagnose the car they didn't charge me anything and were very polite and helpful in explaining the situation.

In short, these guys are a rare find.

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I have a 2001 BMW convertible and just moved to Santa Monica, CA. I had heard through online forums that this was the place to go so as soon as I started hearing some troublesome noises I ran over to the shop. They quickly came out and looked over the car as I explained what I had been hearing. Immediately they knew what was going on and assured me it wasn't anything to worry about at the moment. But that if i wanted to I could bring it in to have some other things checked out. After my car's examination they showed me what was going on and explained that I didn't need to do anything.

This amazed me. Even after they worked to diagnose the car they didn't charge me anything and were very polite and helpful in explaining the situation.

In short, these guys are a rare find.

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Wow, I thought it was an oxymoron, but the guys here will tell you when your wasting your time and need to junk your 86 volvo and move on. I was thoroughly impressed given how many times I've been talked into paying for more work on that piece of you know what. Thanks.

PROS: Honest and reliable
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Wow, I thought it was an oxymoron, but the guys here will tell you when your wasting your time and need to junk your 86 volvo and move on. I was thoroughly impressed given how many times I've been talked into paying for more work on that piece of you know what. Thanks.

PROS: Honest and reliable
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I have never actually taken my car here for service but I have called and I have recieved consultations. This is one of the friendliest and honest dealerships around. The mechanics know what they're doing and they are truthful about repairs in terms of what really needs to be done and what is just cosmetic. A+++

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I have never actually taken my car here for service but I have called and I have recieved consultations. This is one of the friendliest and honest dealerships around. The mechanics know what they're doing and they are truthful about repairs in terms of what really needs to be done and what is just cosmetic. A+++

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Great place to take your BMW or Mercedes once your warranty has expired.

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Great place to take your BMW or Mercedes once your warranty has expired.

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