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German Auto Specialists in Plymouth Meeting, PA, is your source for expert European auto care in the area specializing in Porsche, Audi, Mercedes, BMW, MINI, Volkswagen, Range Rover/Land Rover, Bentley, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, and Volvo. German Auto Specialists was founded back in 1981 and has been locally owned and operated ever since.

Nick Vanderwende, owner and operator, is a highly certified German vehicle specialist who began working full time on cars in 2004. It was at this time that he graduated from the Automotive Training Center with a degree in high-performance engines and motorsports. Nick is well trained when it comes to a variety of German car models, but his true passion is Porsche and is by far his specialty. Nick spent seven years in the Porsche Club of America working on track cars and loved every minute of it. Prior to becoming the new owner of German Auto Specialists, Nick spent over a decade developing his skills as a top technician on German automobiles.

Our shop is proud to be a part of our local community, and it is of great importance to us that we give back when possible to support our neighbors. We donate annually to the local fire department and police department, as well as hold a holiday canned food drive for local food pantries and churches. We also have a scholarship fund in place for underprivileged youth at local automotive training centers.

When it comes to German vehicles, ensuring that only the most qualified professionals work on your vehicle is critical considering how intricate and delicately made these vehicles are. They require specialized training, and our shop is proud to have mechanics that hold a multitude of certifications. These certifications include Bosch direct injection, Bosch common rail diesel, light duty diesel, hybrid, MAC, PA safety, ATC high performance engines/motorsports, PA emissions inspector, PA certified repair technicians, and ASE certified and master technician.

The European car market has evolved greatly over the years, which has increased the need for constant training and technical know-how. German Auto Specialists is proud to have been one of the first shops in the nation to receive the Authorized Bosch Service Center accreditation, which provides the resources for training, technical information, and warranty service all on Bosch automotive systems and products. In addition, we offer a Bosch nationwide warranty for all services rendered at no additional cost.

When you need honest, fairly priced, and dependable European auto care, look no further than the trusted professionals here at German Auto Specialists. We look forward to getting to know you and your vehicle!

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