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German Cars of Sarasota Repair shop mechanics working in Sarasota
German Cars of Sarasota Repair shop mechanics working in Sarasota


About German Cars of Sarasota

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. Click here to learn more about Mercedes-Benz Master Certified Technicians. There are eight service lifts, plus an alignment machine lift, in a spacious 7,000+ square-foot workspace. We have one of the largest parts inventories in the area and a private customer lounge with cable TV and free coffee and Wi-Fi. We are 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.

Our 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.

Our shop is certified by the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) as an insured and bonded Vehicle Security Professional.

We also offer 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.

“All services and repairs performed by our certified technicians are backed by our 24-month or 24,000-mile warranties. Our resources and dedication to quality service and building customer relationships make GERMAN CARS OF SARASOTA unique in the field.” – Ron Fields, Owner and Manager



After 42 years as President of German Cars of Sarasota, I’ve decided to pass the wrench on to the next generation. Lee, my good friend and office manager who I’ve worked alongside for three decades, also plans to retire. Looking back at all the challenges and triumphs, it becomes obvious we never would be where we are today without the incredible support we’ve received.   

From our employees, suppliers and support enterprises, to our very patient and understanding family members, I can’t stress enough how much we appreciate your help and support.

We’ve built an incredibly loyal customer following over the years – customers who recognize that we always have their best interests in mind. I take pride knowing we provide honest service when working on our customers’ vehicles, getting the job done right rather than focusing on a sale.  

To my customer family, you’re very much appreciated.

I can comfortably walk away knowing that German Cars of Sarasota will continue to be in great hands. Our shop manager, Ron Fields, and his son-in-law, J.V. Yelvington, are now in the driver’s seat. Both have an extensive background in European auto repair and hold the following certifications: ASE Master Certified, Mercedes Master Certified and Mercedes-Benz Master Guild – the highest level earned by Mercedes-Benz that only 40 U.S. technicians currently hold. J.V. also has plenty of experience on the service management side. He previously operated the service department at the largest independent import sales dealership in Sarasota.

I know our legacy of customer satisfaction is safe, having worked with Ron for five years and, recently, with J.V. Going forward, they will continue to provide a very positive experience as they adapt to the coming changes in the automotive repair world.

Thank you and God bless.
Rex B. Hosfeld