Welcome to German Auto Service LTD!
German Auto Service Ltd Has Been A Landmark Car Care Facility In Grand Rapids For Over 35 Years. We service only German and Swedish vehicles.
Established in 1976.
German Auto Service was once “German Car Service” and was started by an old German gentleman in the 1960s. The shop specialized in Porsche and VW. At that time the business was located in a tiny garage on Wealthy street where the owner and his wife also lived. Some time in the early 1970s the shop was sold to their long time employee Dan Conklin. Dan continued to run the business at the Wealthy street location until around 1976 when it moved to Bridge Street. Around the same time Dan took on Dan’l Dixon as a business partner and the shop became an established corporation. The shop on Bridge became a popular hang-out for the local Porsche club. German Auto Service remained there until the late 1980’s when they moved to their current location on Scribner Ave. Through the 80’s Dan and Dan’l became active in national racing events with their VW Rabbits and Porsche 356. In the 2011 the shop changed hands to its current owners Ben and Joe Zeeuw who continue the tradition of quality service.