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Welcome to Avant Werks,
your car service in Truckee, CA!

If you’re looking for auto repair in Truckee, CA, you’ve found us. Here at Avant Werks we work hard to earn your trust and loyalty. We know how important it is to find a Truckee car service you can rely on, so your satisfaction is our top priority each and every day.

Here at Avant Werks we understand what makes customer service truly outstanding. You will feel the difference exceptional customer care makes when you work with us. We know auto repair in Truckee offers you lots of choices, and we aim to provide the kind of caring customer service that will bring you back.

Our professional automotive service offers you years of combined expertise from our well-trained technicians. We treat our auto repair professionals well because we value their skill and can-do attitude. We know our team sets us apart, saving you time and money, not to mention worry. When it comes to auto repair in Truckee, we are totally confident that Avant Werks is the best option in town!

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Mission Statement

To provide the Truckee-Tahoe area with the finest European auto care. We value our customers, employees, community, and environment as much as we value maintaining the high performance and style luxury car owners come to expect. We treat your car as if it were our own, every car every time.

About Avant Werks Truckee, CA

Avant Werks is an Audi, Porsche, and Volkswagen Specialty Repair Shop dedicated to quality & dependable service. We are your one-stop-shop for all things relating to maintenance, repairs, upgrades, tuning, detailing, restoration, customization, factory and aftermarket parts and accessories. Our location provides convenient vehicle service and repairs to residents, and visitors of the Truckee/North Tahoe area and beyond. We offer concierge services, such as vehicle pick-up and delivery and many service-related appointments. Avant Werks is owned & operated by Andrew Sanders. Drew has over 20 years of experience in professional automotive repair, including stints at four new car dealerships and five independent automotive repair shops.

Since 2012, Avant Werks has been there for the people of Truckee. We love what we do, and that basic fact fuels our business. We are dedicated to our customers, and that’s why they stick with us—the best auto repair Truckee has to offer.

Our family of technicians and service staff sees their work here at Avant Werks as more than a job. It’s their vocation and livelihood. Each member of our team is invested in your satisfaction.

Avant Werks was founded on the basic idea that everyone deserves respect. It is our mission to treat each person that comes through our door with dignity and sensitivity. We believe this attention to detail has paid off by providing us with our loyal, friendly family of customers. That’s what makes Avant Werks the best car service in Truckee!

Are you ready to experience the best Truckee car service available? Please give us a call or make an appointment here.

The Absolute Best Car Service in Truckee, CA

What sets Avant Werks apart from all of the others in Truckee, CA?

Trust: When it comes to auto repair in Truckee, CA, it’s all about earning loyalty and trust by doing our very best every day. We are determined to earn and keep your trust.

Talent: At Avant Werks, you can rest easy knowing that our highly-skilled, experienced auto service professionals are handling your car. Our technicians bring years of experience, skill, and education to the Truckee auto repair table.

Time: We take the time we need to provide you with top quality car service in Truckee, CA, and we take the time to talk to you about what that means. We listen to you so we understand your needs and goals for your auto repair.

Recently Serviced Vehicles

2012 Land Rover LR2

Land Rover LR2

Mileage
118,749
Service Date
11/30/2022
Services Performed
  • DISC ROTOR – Remove & Replace – Front or Rear,Both – [Includes: Replace Pads (if necessary). DOES NOT include refinishing.]
  • BRAKE SHOES &/OR PADS – Remove & Replace – Front,Both Sides – [Includes: Clean, lube and/or replace Brake Hardware as necessary. Adjust Brakes (where applicable). Includes: Repack Wheel Bearings (where applicable). DOES NOT include refinishing.]
 
MELILAH S. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/1/2022

2012 Mercedes-Benz ML350

Mercedes-Benz ML350

Mileage
101,715
Service Date
11/22/2022
Services Performed
  • REPLACED DRIVER SIDE MIRROR. CLEARDED ALL FAULTS, TEST DROVE, VERIFIED ALL SAFTEY SYSTEMS WORKING NORMALLY AT THIS TIME. AIR BAG LIGHT WILL NOT CLEARED DUE TO DEFECTIVE RIGHT FRONT CRASH SENSOR TOPPED OFF ALL FLUIDS AND TIRES, RESET TPMS
 
CHARLIE T. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/23/2022

2015 Audi Q3 Quattro

Audi Q3 Quattro

Mileage
153,706
Service Date
9/12/2022
Services Performed
  • REMOVE ALL WHEELS AND INSPECT TIRES, BRAKES, STEERING AND SUSPENSION COMPONENTS. EXAMINE BELTS AND HOSES FOR WEAR. TEST LIGHTS, WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHER SYSTEM. TOP OFF ALL FLUIDS AND ADJUST TIRE PRESSURE.
  • Performed oil service. Topped up all necessary fluids. Set & stored tire pressures in vehicle. Added MoS2 to oil & fuel additive to fuel tank.
  • Performed cooling system exchange. Large amounts of sediment present in reservoir. Unable to remove all sediment with exchange service. Will require thorough cooling system cleaning, coolant reservoir replacement & cap replacement. NOTE: When coolant cap was removed after road test with vehicle hot, almost no pressure was in cooling system. No external leaks noted.
 
BERRY B. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/14/2022

2008 Land Rover Range Rover

Land Rover Range Rover

Mileage
179,067
Service Date
9/1/2022
Services Performed
  • REMOVE ALL WHEELS AND INSPECT TIRES, BRAKES, STEERING AND SUSPENSION COMPONENTS. EXAMINE BELTS AND HOSES FOR WEAR. TEST LIGHTS, WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHER SYSTEM. TOP OFF ALL FLUIDS AND ADJUST TIRE PRESSURE.
  • VERIFIED CONCERN: Check battery terminals and connections. Starter functions at this time. Rack and inspect. Check connections and inputs to the starter = PASS, BATTERY STARTING AND CHARGING SYSTEM ALL WORKING PROPERLY AT THIS TIME. Test start many times = NO STARTING PROBLEMS WHAT SO EVER. Voltage drop test working starter supply voltage = 11.36v AT BATTERY TERMINALS, 11.14V AT STARTER B+ TERMINAL
  • CLEAN, RE SECURE AND PROTECT; BATTERY TERMINALS, ENGINE GROUND STRAPS AND POWER CONNECTIONS. SERVICE BATTERY WATER.
  • REPLACED AND RETESTED STARTER = PASS
  • REMOVE RIGHT FRONT AXLE ASSEMBLY AND REPLACE CRACKED/LEAKING OUTER CV BOOT KIT
  • STEAM CLEAN
  • TRANSMISSION FLUID EXCHANGE
  • REPLACE TRANSMISSION FLUID, TRANSFER CASE, FRONT AND REAR DIFFERENTIAL FLUIDS
  • ADDITONAL TIME TO REMOVE SKID PLATES, STEAM CLEAN ADD DYE, TEST DRIVE AND REINSPECT FOR LEAKS AND DAMAGE TO SKID PLATES
  • PREMIUM OIL SERVICE
  • REPLACE LEAKING ENGINE OIL COOLER HOSES
 
CAMERON E. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/2/2022

2007 Porsche 911

Porsche 911

Mileage
47,528
Service Date
8/8/2022
Services Performed
  • REMOVE ALL WHEELS AND INSPECT TIRES, BRAKES, STEERING AND SUSPENSION COMPONENTS. EXAMINE BELTS AND HOSES FOR WEAR. TEST LIGHTS, WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHER SYSTEM. TOP OFF ALL FLUIDS AND ADJUST TIRE PRESSURE.
  • VERIFIED CONCERN: Pulled vehicle into shop & noted clutch operation felt normal. Pedal returned normally, and clutch engagement point felt normal as well. Raised vehicle on lift & inspected clutch hydraulic system & brake fluid level. Hydraulic system appears without visual abnormalities, but brake fluid level is slightly low. Recommend replacement of clutch slave cylinder to start.
  • VERIFIED CONCERN: Customer brought vehicle in with a concern of the battery dying if vehicle sits in garage for two weeks or more. Vehicle sat outside for a few days & started up normally. Tested battery – battery passed test. Performed parasitic draw test & vehicle's parasitic draw settled to 0.017A (17mA) after approximately 8-10 minutes which is well under maximum allowable draw specification. Recommend customer maintains vehicle on trickle charger if vehicle is not driven for extended periods of time.
  • Raised vehicle on lift & removed belly pan. Disconnected slave cylinder from transmission. Noted that the slave cylinder boot was soaked in brake fluid, and boot was full of liquid brake fluid indicating piston seal failure within slave cylinder. Pinched off brake fluid feed line to slave & disconnected slave from hydraulic system. Installed new slave cylinder & bled clutch hydraulics & tested clutch operation – Okay.
  • Includes: Clean, lube and/or replace brake hardware as necessary. Adjust brakes where applicable. DOES NOT include refinishing.
  • MANUAL TRANSMISSION FLUID – Drain & Refill
  • 4 WHEEL ALIGNMENT
 
MICHAEL L. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/8/2022

2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500

Mileage
45,708
Service Date
8/2/2022
Services Performed
  • PERFORMED VISUAL INSPECTION. FOUND… FRONT BRAKE PADS AT MM, REAR BRAKE PADS AT MM, DRIVER’S FRONT TIRE AT /32, PASSENGER’S FRONT TIRE AT /32, PASSENGER’S REAR TIRE AT /32, DRIVER’S REAR TIRE AT /32, FRONT TIRES SET TO PSI, REAR TIRES SET TO PSI, TOP OFF COOLANT, WASHER FLUID, ENGINE OIL AND POWER STEERING FLUID IF APPLICABLE.
  • SUV DIESEL MINOR OIL SERVICE
 
TOM S. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/3/2022

2018 Porsche Macan

Porsche Macan

Mileage
50,640
Service Date
6/28/2022
Services Performed
  • REMOVE ALL WHEELS AND INSPECT TIRES, BRAKES, STEERING AND SUSPENSION COMPONENTS. EXAMINE BELTS AND HOSES FOR WEAR. TEST LIGHTS, WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHER SYSTEM. TOP OFF ALL FLUIDS AND ADJUST TIRE PRESSURE.
  • PREMIUM OIL SERVICE
 
JOHN & ERICA S. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/25/2022

2013 MINI Cooper

MINI Cooper

Mileage
73,303
Service Date
7/22/2022
Services Performed
  • VERIFIED CONCERN: UNABLE TO VERIFY CONCERN AT THIS TIME. NO WARNING LIGHTS ON TEST DRIVE. 1 TROUBLE CODE, WITH ONLY ONE FAULT FREQUENCY. 002C57 CHARGING PRESSURE CONTROL PLAUSIBILITY, PRESSURE TOO LOW. INSPECTED TURBOCHARGER, NO EXTERNAL DAMAGE FOUND ALL CONNECTIONS IN PLACE AND TIGHT. CLEARED FAULT, PERFORMED MAXIMUM BOOST PRESSURE REQUEST TEST DRIVE. NO FAULTS RETURNED. VEHICLE PERFORMING NORMALLY AT THIS TIME.
 
GREG M. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/23/2022

2014 Audi A6 Quattro

Audi A6 Quattro

Mileage
80,325
Service Date
7/19/2022
Services Performed
  • PERFORMED VISUAL INSPECTION. FOUND… FRONT BRAKE PADS AT MM, REAR BRAKE PADS AT MM, DRIVER’S FRONT TIRE AT /32, PASSENGER’S FRONT TIRE AT /32, PASSENGER’S REAR TIRE AT /32, DRIVER’S REAR TIRE AT /32, FRONT TIRES SET TO PSI, REAR TIRES SET TO PSI, TOP OFF COOLANT, WASHER FLUID, ENGINE OIL AND POWER STEERING FLUID IF APPLICABLE.
  • REPLACE SOUND PANS
  • REPLACE FUEL FILTER WHILE APARTS
 
DENNIS D. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/19/2022

2005 Volvo S40

Volvo S40

Mileage
109,395
Service Date
7/15/2022
Services Performed
  • HEADLAMP BULB – Remove & Replace
  • Clay bar windshield of dirt and deposits. Apply Rain-X treatment. replaced wiper blades.
 
SUSI L. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/17/2022

2015 BMW 535i xDrive

BMW 535i xDrive

Mileage
55,712
Service Date
6/27/2022
Services Performed
  • AXLE SHAFT ASSEMBLY – Remove & Install or Remove & Replace – One Side,Front – [DOES NOT include alignment. NOTE: For Independent Suspension Type Axles, Axle Shaft Assembly consists of Axle Shaft, Boots and Joints.]
  • STABILIZER BAR END LINK – Remove & Replace – One Side
 
DENICE M. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/30/2022

2014 Audi S4

Audi S4

Mileage
125,116
Service Date
6/9/2022
Services Performed
  • By requesting Avant Werks to perform any modifications to your vehicle whether factory or after market, parts fitting, engine building, tuning etc. therefore you are agreeing to the following: The modifications or changes you have requested may not meet local, state or federal laws or ADR requirements, it is your responsibility to check if what you have requested can be done legally. I understand Avant Werks Inc., its employees and sub-contractors are not liable for ANY loss, damage, injury or death resulting in modifications done to your vehicle that you engaged them for. I have decided upon these modifications and not ideal outcomes may result from these modifications i.e. engine or vehicle damage and I understand changing anything from stock/factory settings has its risks. I authorize Avant Werks Inc. to undertake the agreed upon modifications and understand this may void my manufacturer's warranty and I assume full responsibility for making these decisions. Sign: _______________________________________________________
  • APR STAGE 1
 
JOEL C. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/10/2022