About Bavarian Auto Haus
Although we are new to Arroyo Grande,
we aren’t new to the Central Coast.
Established in 1996 in Shell Beach, we’ve been servicing German cars for you and your neighbors for over 20 years. Providing the best value for your money has always been our goal–not low cost. We use the best quality parts and we don’t take shortcuts. We care about keeping you and your investment in the best shape possible.
Owner, BMW Master Technician and ASE Master Technician Eric Wahl has been taking care of European automobiles since 1975. He worked for Santa Maria VW from 1975-1983. Moving to Reno NV in 1983, he worked for Western Motors until 1989 when he opened Bavarian Auto Haus in Reno. From 1989 until 1995, he took care of the needs of his BMW-owning customers. Since 1996, Bavarian Auto Haus has been the best choice of European car owners on the Central Coast. Although most people know Eric, they don’t realize that his highly trained team is the reason their car is fixed correctly and on time!
Shop Foreman, ASE Master Technician, and ASE Advanced Level Specialist John Henry runs the diagnostic side of the shop. Having graduated from Allan Hancock College’s Automotive Technology Program in 2011 with degrees in Automotive Chassis and Automotive Tune-Up and Diagnostics, he specializes in drivability complaints and vehicle electronics. He has also earned certificates for High-Tech General Mechanic and Emission Control Specialist. As shop foreman/manager, John keeps the office and the shop moving smoothly, bouncing between a desk job and a technician many times throughout the day.
Jeremy Cabalar, ASE Certified Technician, graduated from Arizona Automotive Institute in 2012 with a degree in Automotive Service Technology. Jeremy is one of our heavy-line technicians performing all sorts of repair work. Jeremy is also our air conditioning specialist.
In 2015, we made a business-altering decision to improve our customer experience. We moved our shop to Arroyo Grande, on Traffic Way. The new facility is larger, cleaner, and more professional. We will still deliver the same quality service at a good value, but in a more comfortable environment for our customers. Please call and make an appointment for your vehicle and see what’s new!
We are proud to welcome Edgar Mendoza to the team in June 2016. Like John, Edgar was a star student in the Allan Hancock College Automotive Technology program. He’s careful, thorough, and a great addition to our team. We see good things coming from Edgar.
Eric Wahl, Founder
- Bavarian Auto Haus, 1996-present