After working as a technician at German Car Specialists in Sarasota, FL for three years, Rex Hosfeld purchased the business in 1979 and changed its name to GERMAN CARS of Sarasota.
“GERMAN CARS is built on a foundation of integrity, quality work, fair prices and customer relationships. Our dedicated technical and management staff shares a singular vision of unrivaled customer satisfaction. We strive to build long term relations of customer trust by personalizing every experience and consistently delivering best-in-class services. Our precision services allow owners to maintain factory warranties. We are not satisfied until our customer is satisfied”
– Rex Hosfeld, president and ASE-certified Master Technician
GERMAN CARS is staffed by ASE-certified, Porsche-experienced and BMW and Mercedes-Benz Master Certified Technicians, working with the latest factory diagnostic computers and repair equipment. There are eight service lifts, plus an alignment machine lift, in a spacious 7,000+ square-foot workspace. With one of the largest parts inventories in the area and a private customer lounge with cable TV and free coffee and Wi-Fi, GERMAN CARS is uniquely positioned to serve the needs of BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and Mini Cooper owners.
Specialty services, in addition to factory-scheduled maintenance, include gas and diesel engine and transmission repairs, A/C servicing, electrical system diagnosis and repair, suspension and brake system repair and upgrades and state-of-the-art four-wheel alignment. To solve the problem of dirty “blackened” wheels caused by brake dust, special ceramic “dust-free” brake pads are stocked for most popular applications. GERMAN CARS is a member of the Bosch Car Service Network of the top-rated independent service centers in 150 countries!
GERMAN CARS dealership-level diagnostic and repair equipment includes the latest Hunter HawkEye Elite four-wheel alignment system. Precise four-wheel alignment makes it possible to maintain the high-speed stability and safety built into all BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Mini Cooper vehicles. Proper alignment extends tire life and improves all-around handling. With the use of special suspension bushing kits, alignment corrections can be made on vehicles that have been lowered. These bushings can also be used to correct for accident damage that cannot be rectified with factory-provided alignment specifications.
GERMAN CARS is certified by the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) as an insured and bonded Vehicle Security Professional.
“This allows us to purchase security-related parts – electronic ignition switches, driveline control units and lock components – directly from vehicle manufacturers. These parts are not available to most independent service providers.”
– Rex Hosfeld
GERMAN CARS also offers enhanced customer support services. Included is free, no-obligation “second opinions” on dealer-recommended repairs which may lead to saving money without compromising reliability or safety. Additionally, expert Pre-Purchase Inspection (PPI) services are available.
“We warranty all services and repairs performed by our certified technicians for 12 months or 12,000 miles. Our resources and dedication to quality service and building customer relationships make GERMAN CARS unique in the field.”
– Lee Miller, Service/Office Manager