5

I called Chris late on a weekend because we wanted some advice on a used Mini Cooper we were considering. Chris was very pleasant over the phone and took the time to talk, ask questions and when I asked if he could look over the car he said I could bring it in Monday morning first thing. Bottom line, Chris was very pleasant, upfront, knowledgeable and we walked away feeling a great deal better about not pursuing this vehicle because of his inspection. And much to our dismay, despite having spent considerable time doing his inspection, when asked how much we owed him he told us it was no charge - when we countered we wanted to pay him something he wouldn't take our money. In a world where good service is difficult to find, unless you pay for it, Chris is an anomaly and it almost makes me want to buy a BMW or Mini Cooper just so he can be our mechanic. Nice, honest, reputable...no hesitation in recommending.

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review!

- CS Motorwerks
5

Excellent and honest BMW service at fair prices which speaks for itself! Give Chris a call next time you need a great mechanic. You'll be glad you did!

Thanks Scott, appreciate the review!

- CS Motorwerks
5

i had been going to Christian when my office was in west lake village, he was by far the most honest, and his knowledge and integrity is beyond reproach. when i moved my office to chats worth i tried someone new, because of the distance, well let me tell you all you BMW owners in the valley the mechanic i saw took me for a ride, never repaired what needed to be repaired. i don't care how far it is im only taking my bmw, to christian i dont care how far it is. by the way the mechanic to stay away from is barthel motor werke in chatsworth on devonshire.

5

Excellent shop. I highly recommend them for their service, work ethic and integrity. Christian is a certified BMW master technician. Go to CSMotorwerks for your BMW, they won't do you wrong.

5

Christian took great care of my college student's 2007 X3. Quickly solved the problem for a very reasonable charge. Nice to have a place to take the vehicle out of warranty.

5

My first time here was today. I had a great mech for my 530i Bimmer -- in Santa Monica -- but going into town from the Bu these days is an all day affair, so I wanted a mechanic closer to me. So I went over the hill to the Valley, based on the Yelp reviews I found for CS Motorwerks. Chris diagnosed my problem (bad spark plugs) and did the work quickly, and well. He also went over the car and told me six other things that should be taken care of in the next year or so -- and he was dead on about all of them. (I checked the engine later. Every thing he told me was right.) BMW's are insanely great cars with some insanely ridiculous shortcomings. It takes a real artist to figure it all out. You want total dependability, get a Honda. You want beauty and grace, get a BMW or an Alfa -- but prepare for it to fuck up. It takes a special kind of wrenching to make these cars reliable in the long run. Wrenching that is surprisingly hard to find. This place impressed me. I used to do all my own work on my Bimmer, but no more -- my body punishes me when I work on my car - but I know cars and and I know and respect great mechanics - it's an art form, no lie, you have to be super Zen to really be good at it -- and Chris impressed me a helluva lot. He's smart, honest, and thorough. He did the job quickly today, and his prices are reasonable. Really good mechanic. Really good shop. Good karma. I'll be back.

5

I almost don't want to share because I want to keep this prize a secret. I've been using Chris's shop, CSmotorwerks, for more than five years. I have found Chris to be extremely knowledgeable about BMWs, more so than any other shop I've tried. He takes the time to explain the repairs and is good about providing options to keep costs down. It can be hard to find a good BMW shop and I am more than pleased to provide this testimonial.

5

I took my car to two shops for a quote on some engine work and my third shop was the charm. Christian at CS Motorwerks provided me a much better price for the work I needed and walked me through the process of the work that needed to be done and the pricing. After getting my car back and feeling like I avoided being ripped off by two other shops, I don't think I will take my BMW anywhere else as long as I'm in socal. I've always wanted an independent car shop that I felt like I could trust and it looks like I finally found one. I definitely recommend taking your BMW here and I highly doubt you'll be disappointed in the car service or customer service.

5

My almost 7 yr old 2008 328 conv had the check engine light on and Christian diagnosed it to be a failed sensor. I have a SULEV (super ultra low emission vehicle) and the sensor that failed was welded onto the radiator, which meant the radiator had to be replaced also. Rather than just doing the repairs, Christian did some research and found out that this problem was still covered under warranty. He gave me the phone number of a service advisor at the BMW dealer who was familiar with Federal and California SULEV extended warranties. I brought my car into the dealer and repairs were performed at no charge! The service advisor at the BMW dealership even commented that CS Motorwerks saved me a lot of money because not many independent BMW repair shops would look into seeing if a certain type of repair was still covered on a vehicle that the manufacturer's warranty had expired almost 3 years earlier and that they would have just done the repair and collected their fee. Christian's extensive knowledge of BMW's is only matched by his honesty!

5

For the last 3 years, my family and I have been taking our Mini Coopers to CS Motorwerks. We have always been happy with the quality of service they provide. The team at CS Motorwerks knows the ins and outs of the automotive sector and are always friendly and available to answer any questions. I would recommend this shop to anyone who owns a BMW/Mini Cooper. Your car will be in good hands.

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