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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

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

2018 Porsche Macan

Porsche Macan

Mileage
48,229
Service Date
5/2/2022
Services Performed
  • found rear brakes have 2mm life left and rotors have a lip. rear pad sensors are in contact with rotor. front brakes have 65% life left.
  • BRAKE SHOES &/OR PADS – Remove & Replace – Rear – [Includes: Clean, lube and/or replace Brake Hardware as necessary. Adjust Brakes (where applicable). Includes: Repack Wheel Bearings (where applicable). DOES NOT include refinishing.]
  • (Combination) – BRAKE PAD WEAR SENSOR – Replace Rear,Both
  • (Combination) – DISC ROTOR – Replace Each
  • Includes: Clean, lube and/or replace brake hardware as necessary. Adjust brakes where applicable. DOES NOT include refinishing.
 
JOHN & ERICA S. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/3/2022

2008 BMW X3

BMW X3

Mileage
100,147
Service Date
4/14/2022
Services Performed
  • VERIFIED CONCERN. FOUND COOLANT LEAKING FROM EXPANSION TANK. RECOMMEND REPLACING TANK AND RECHECKING. REPLACED TANK. REFILLED AND PRESSURIZED SYSTEM. TEST DROVE = VERIFIED FIX.
  • PERFORMED VISUAL INSPECTION. FOUND… FRONT BRAKE PADS AT 8 MM, REAR BRAKE PADS AT 8 MM, DRIVER’S FRONT TIRE AT 8/32, PASSENGER’S FRONT TIRE AT 8 /32, PASSENGER’S REAR TIRE AT 8/32, DRIVER’S REAR TIRE AT 8/32, FRONT TIRES SET TO 35 PSI, REAR TIRES SET TO 38 PSI, TOP OFF COOLANT, WASHER FLUID, ENGINE OIL AND POWER STEERING FLUID IF APPLICABLE. RECOMMEND TIRE ROTATION.
  • PREMIUM OIL SERVICE
  • RADIATOR RESERVE TANK – Remove & Replace
 
BILL G. gave our service a 5 star review on 4/15/2022

2011 Audi A4

Audi A4

Mileage
199,826
Service Date
3/16/2022
Services Performed
  • PERFORMED VISUAL INSPECTION. FOUND… FRONT BRAKE PADS AT 7 MM, REAR BRAKE PADS AT 6 MM, DRIVER’S FRONT TIRE AT 6/32, PASSENGER’S FRONT TIRE AT 6 /32, PASSENGER’S REAR TIRE AT 5 /32, DRIVER’S REAR TIRE AT 5 /32, FRONT TIRES SET TO 38PSI, REAR TIRES SET TO 40 PSI, TOP OFF COOLANT, WASHER FLUID, ENGINE OIL AND POWER STEERING FLUID IF APPLICABLE.
  • PREMIUM OIL SERVICE
 
AUSTIN & DON C. gave our service a 5 star review on 3/17/2022

2010 Audi Q7

Audi Q7

Mileage
74,139
Service Date
3/10/2022
Services Performed
  • PERFORMED VISUAL INSPECTION. FOUND… FRONT BRAKE PADS AT 6 MM, REAR BRAKE PADS AT 9 MM, DRIVER’S FRONT TIRE AT 8/32, PASSENGER’S FRONT TIRE AT 8 /32, PASSENGER’S REAR TIRE AT 8 /32, DRIVER’S REAR TIRE AT 8 /32, FRONT TIRES SET TO 44PSI, REAR TIRES SET TO 49 PSI, TOP OFF COOLANT, WASHER FLUID, ENGINE OIL AND POWER STEERING FLUID IF APPLICABLE.
  • DRAIN AND REFILL CRANKCASE WITH PREMIUM DIESEL RATED MOTOR OIL, REPLACE OIL FILTER. LUBRICATE CHASSIS WHERE APPLICABLE. INSPECT AIR AND CABIN FILTER , TOP OFF ALL FLUID LEVELS AND APPLY REMINDER STICKER
 
BOB H. gave our service a 5 star review on 3/17/2022

2015 BMW 435i xDrive

BMW 435i xDrive

Mileage
89,525
Service Date
2/25/2022
Services Performed
  • VERIFIED CONCERN: FOUND COOLING SYSTEM EMPTY. FOUND EXPANSION TANK TRANSFER TUBE CRACKED AND LEAKING. FOUND DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES; DIGITAL ENGINE ELECTRONICS (MOTOR) (MEVD172Y) 2 Faults 20A701 Engine cooling system: Motor speed, coolant pump outside tolerance 1D2008 Map thermostat: jammed open STARTED ENGINE, NO OBVIOUS SIGNS OF INTERNAL DAMAGE. RECOMMEND REPLACING TRANSFER TUBE, H2O PUMP, THERMOSTAT, COOLANT, TEST DRIVE AND RECHECKING. REPLACED TRANSFER TUBE, REFILLED AND BLEED COOLING SYSTEM. CLEARED FAULTS, TEST DROVE, FOUND ENGINE UNDERHEATING ON DRIVE, NOT REACHING OPERATING TEMPERATURE. NO CODES RETURNED AFTER TEST DRIVE. RECOMMEND H2O PUMP , THERMOSTAT AND RECHECK.
  • REPLACE TRANSFER TUBE. REFILL, BLEED COOLING SYSTEM. TEST DRIVE AND RECHECK. NO GUARENTEE OR WARRANTY
  • COOLANT EXCHANGE
 
JEFF H. gave our service a 5 star review on 2/26/2022

2011 Volkswagen Touareg

Volkswagen Touareg

Mileage
115,304
Service Date
2/6/2022
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
  • Clay bar windshield of dirt and deposits. Apply Rain-X treatment. replaced wiper blades.
  • 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 ECU UPGRADE – 3.0 TDI
  • PROGRAM 2 KEYS & REMOTES
 
TAYLOR G. gave our service a 5 star review on 2/7/2022

2006 Audi A4

Audi A4

Mileage
147,244
Service Date
2/6/2022
Services Performed
  • VERIFIED CONCERN: FOUND MAJOR IMPACT DAMAGE TO DRIVETRAIN AND UNDERCARRIGE. FOUND TRANSMISSION HAS TAKEN DIRECT AND MAJOR IMPACT TO CENTER OF PAN. VALVE BODY DAMAGED AND POSSIBLE CASE DAMAGE. VEHICLE WAS OPERATED WITHOUT TRANSMISSION FLUID AS EVIDENCED BY INCORRECT GEAR RATIO AND CLUTCH DRUM EXCESSIVE DEVIATION CODES PRESENT. DUE TO AGE, MILEAGE AND CONDITION OF VEHICLE, REPAIRS LIKLY TO EXCEED RESALE VALE.
 
ALEX N. gave our service a 5 star review on 2/7/2022

2010 Audi Q7

Audi Q7

Mileage
73,954
Service Date
1/28/2022
Services Performed
  • VERIFIED CONCERN: d inspect = SMALL LEAK DRIPPING DOWN BACK OF RIGHT CYLINDER HEAD DOWN TO AND OFF OF BELLHOUSING. LEAK APPEARS TO BE COMING OUT OF TURBO OUTLET PRESSURE PIPE. RECOMMEND REPLACING HOSE AT PIPE, CLEAN AND REINSPECT
  • Remove and install turbo inlet ducting to access outlet pipe hose. Clean inlet pipe, back of cylinder head and bell housing, and belly pan of oil residue. RECOMMEND CUSTOMER RETURN IN 200 MILES FOR REINSPECT ION.
 
BOB H. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/29/2022

2015 Audi Q3 Quattro

Audi Q3 Quattro

Mileage
64,396
Service Date
1/20/2022
Services Performed
  • PERFORMED VISUAL INSPECTION. FOUND… FRONT BRAKE PADS AT 7 MM, REAR BRAKE PADS AT 6 MM, DRIVER’S FRONT TIRE AT 12/32, PASSENGER’S FRONT TIRE AT 12 /32, PASSENGER’S REAR TIRE AT 11 /32, DRIVER’S REAR TIRE AT 11 /32, FRONT TIRES SET TO 36PSI, REAR TIRES SET TO 39PSI, TOP OFF COOLANT, WASHER FLUID, ENGINE OIL AND POWER STEERING FLUID IF APPLICABLE.
  • Includes: Clean, lube and/or replace brake hardware as necessary. Adjust brakes where applicable. DOES NOT include refinishing.
  • BATTERY TEST
  • BRAKE INSPECTION
  • DISC ROTOR – Remove & Replace – Front,Both – [Includes: Repack Wheel Bearings (where applicable) and replace Pads (if necessary). DOES NOT include refinishing.]
  • REPAIR WINDSHIELD WASHER NOZZLE
  • Clay bar windshield of dirt and deposits. Apply Rain-X treatment. replaced wiper blades.
  • FOG LAMP BULB – Remove & Replace – One Side
 
LASSETER-CURTIS J. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/25/2022

2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack

Volkswagen Golf Alltrack

Mileage
41,812
Service Date
1/18/2022
Services Performed
  • PERFORMED VISUAL INSPECTION. FOUND… FRONT BRAKE PADS AT 9MM, REAR BRAKE PADS AT 8 MM, DRIVER’S FRONT TIRE AT 8/32, PASSENGER’S FRONT TIRE AT 8 /32, PASSENGER’S REAR TIRE AT 8/32, DRIVER’S REAR TIRE AT 8/32, FRONT TIRES SET TO 39PSI, REAR TIRES SET TO 39 PSI, TOP OFF COOLANT, WASHER FLUID, ENGINE OIL AND POWER STEERING FLUID IF APPLICABLE.
  • BASIC OIL SERVICE
 
HEIDI D. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/18/2022