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German vehicle specialist

The main dealer alternative for service and repair
Our technicians are manufacturer trained
your warranty will not be affected

Caring for your German vehicle

Based in Derby, we are German vehicle specialists with a focus on being the better alternative to the main dealer in all aspects of services including MOT's, brakes, air conditioning, diagnostics, cambelts and servicing. We also provide vehicle repairs and specialist repairs.

We pride ourselves on our technicians, who are trained to the highest standards, use genuine parts, and, like all of our team, care as much about your vehicle as you do. Because of this, we have an extremely high percentage of customers that return year after year, pleased with the excellent service they received from our courteous staff.

We service all makes of German vehicles, providing you with outstanding customer care and technical expertise. We also can service other makes of vehicles.

With approved and official parts fitted to your car, you can be confident that you’re vehicle is safe and reliable. It also means that your warranty won't be affected.
Our specialist technicians are hand-picked for their expertise with German cars and will give your vehicle the best care and attention available.
Our services are always carried out to the highest standards and offered at a competitive price, and we never compromise on the level of work.

Services we offer

Car Servicing

An annual service ensures that your vehicle is safe, reliable and in good working order. Your mileage and frequency of use will determine whether you need an interim car service or a full car service.

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MOT Testing

Any vehicle over 3 years old requires by law to have an annual MOT test. MOT tests are necessary to ensure that every vehicle meets the minimum safety standards acceptable for it to be roadworthy.

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Our manufacturer-trained technicians use the very latest repair techniques, genuine parts, paint and specialist equipment that meets strict brand requirements.

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Our Services

German Automotive provides specialist services carried out by our highly qualified manufacturer-trained technicians.

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What our customers say

We are over the moon with German Automotive. We have just had our car serviced for the first time with them and will certainly go back to them for the car’s future needs! Arranging the service was easy with the lovely lady on the phone who answered all our questions with no problems and was very reassuring. All the people we dealt with were friendly and helpful. Such a refreshing change from the difficulties we experienced with a certain BMW dealership in Derby! Thank you German Automotive!

Antonia Peace

We have used German Automotive for several years now and have always found them to be highly professional and very reactive. Last week we had an issue with our Audi which, they not only resolved the same day, but also provided a courtesy car which meant our plans for the day weren't disrupted. Thanks again for some great customer service.

David Leatt

The entire team have been absolutely fantastic! Extremely polite with their communication, advised me correctly on what I needed as part of my service and provided the best customer service possible. If you want a honest, trustworthy and reputable service/repair centre for your vehicle I highly recommend this company!!!

Amin Murad

I had a problem with my Audi A5 convertible roof, through word of mouth heard about a guy called Jack who works for German autos who was a wizard with Audi’s and BM’s. Popped in on the off chance to see him and within a day my car was back on the road with a working roof. Can’t praise them enough for the quick and extremely professional and friendly service and no where near dealership prices. Extremely great value for money and will recommend whenever I can.

Andrew Burnham

Only tried these due to my service plan ending at BMW..Im glad I did as i found them to be very friendly and very easy to talk to, they listened to what I wanted and did exactly that with no hidden extras/add ons.. the price was very reasonable and i will start using them from now on.. very happy with my experience.... well done and thank you

Bob Morley

Excellent place. Been coming for servicing/MOT and general repairs the best part of 10 years now with various cars throughout that time. The team are professional and friendly, never pushy and very knowledgeable with the job at hand. Clear and transparent prices and advice, never had any surprises or issues using the team here. I live in Burton now but will happily drive over to use them as I know they can be trusted.

Lewis Barber

One of their technicians came out with me for an hour long diagnosis drive and when I asked how much do I owe they said don’t worry!!
Cannot believe you can still get this level of customer service in this day and age, if you need any work doing I highly recommend these guys.

Pete C

Took my old SL320 in today due to an issue with the parking brake. As it turned out it was a minor issue to the point that the assessment and work was carried out free of charge on the basis I bring it back should the problem arise again. Knowledgable and experienced staff with great customer service

Hardip Shergill

Amazing company, service and price! Will definitely recommend to anyone with a German Car. I called up and they got me in the next day and sorted it out straight away! I went to the mini garage I bought it from and received a quote which was 3 times the price with a 2 week waiting list. This company had a unbeatable quote for the work on my car!

Olivia Gullimore

I highly recommend this garage, I had some troubles with my car and needed a flywheel and clutch. Danielle responded extremely quickly to my emails and helped me throughout the process by keeping me updated. It took the garage 2-3 days to order the parts and install everything, alongside this they cleaned my car and gave me a gift for going with them. My family use this garage and would recommend to anyone. Very reliable, my car drives so nicely now.

Peter Smith

Great service! I turned up on the wrong day and they still sorted the car. Price very reasonable and it’s came back VERY clean. I was very late for pick up due to a late taxi but rang in advance and they waited for me even though it was after closing. Outstanding service, will definitely use again.

Marcus Ineson

I have used German Automotive a number of times now for repairs, servicing, MOT etc. I have been very pleased with the service I have received each time, trust them and wouldn’t take my BMW anywhere else now. Can highly recommend 👍

Rob Smith

Had a service done on my Mercedes A45. Would highly recommend this company.

Toby Geldard

Had my headlights adjusted as there was a problem with the ILS after it had suffered some impact. Not only did the gentleman fix that issue but also found another problem which he informed me of and resolved. I even got to go into the workshop with him and look at it which was a nice experience (since I am quite technical myself it was a pleasant conversation with the mechanic)
It was fun sitting in the office and chatting with them whilst they did their thing. Lovely people to talk to and excellent engagement between the staff. This also translates into their quality of work and competitive price.
I am going back again on Wedneday for some updates on my car! you won't see the last of me :) highly recommended

Usmaan Ayub

Great service. Explained everything to me clearly. I've had my TT Quattro for 18 years using it mostly in the summer. I recently moved to Derby and was looking for the best Independent Audi garage in the area. I think I've found it!

Jonathan Hjorth

Serviced our merc at German Automotive today for the first time. Excellent communications and friendly staff! Highly recommend.

Soe Moe

I was recommended to German Automotive through my workplace and so glad I was. Helpful team, swift fix and clear explanation.

Many thanks and I’ll be using German Automotive again should the need arise.

Jerry Warren