German Car Repair

6070 Atlanta Highway
Alpharetta, GA 30004 US
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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are taking the following precautions:

  • Vehicle Sanitizing

Alpharetta's premiere auto repair shop for your BMW, Porsche, Mini, Audi, VW, or Mercedes Benz. BMWCCA & PCA Club member discounts available.

We are an independent, full service Porsche repair facility located in Alpharetta, GA, and serve the entire North Atlanta area. We have over 130 years of combined experience working on German vehicles. Using original equipment quality parts, we stand behind our work with a 12 month/12,000 mile warranty. From performance upgrades, to brake and suspension work, to race prep and tech inspections, we do it all! Come see why we provide exceptional service to owners of premium German cars in Atlanta!


  • Cable TV
  • Customer Lounge
  • Free Wifi
  • Magazines
  • Refreshments

Meet Our Team

  • Alan Kidson, President at German Car Repair in Alpharetta, GA

    Alan Kidson


    In 1978, he began his career as a Mercedes-Benze apprentice working at a Mercedes dealer in Durban, South Africa. He transferred to Forsdicks BMW in 1979 and completed a 5 year apprenticeship in only 3 years, and with honors. In 1986, Alan was hired by an Atlanta BMW dealer, because of his strong background and factory accredited qualifications, and asked to train with their technicians. BMW factory training in both South Africa and Atlanta has given him a wealth of knowledge and experience with German car repair. Alan’s commitment to excellence is evident in the quality of service experienced by customers of German Car Repair, Inc.


  • As always, no surprises! I scheduled an appointment time where I could wait for my vehicle to be serviced. I arrived, was greeted by Taylor and the car was promptly brought into the service bay. A few minutes later the owner, Alan Kidson, saw me and came over to say hello and discussed the work I was having done. An hour later, my vehicle was ready and I was on my way. Their new shop is very nice and has a comfortable waiting area with WiFi, very clean restrooms, bottled water and snacks.

    Robert C. Atlanta, GA, via Yelp on August 3, 2017
  • Very thorough service department. I was very pleased with their pricing and knowledgeable staff. Taylor and Mark at the front desk are very courteous and knowledgeable.

    Aly S. Roswell, GA, via Yelp on September 26, 2016
  • One of the things I like best about GCR is that they don't try to sell you on unnecessary repairs or maintenance. They are always looking out for the customer's best interests.

    Stan K., via Yelp on September 25, 2016

Awards & Affiliations

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1 Review

  • Dan
    Dan4 years ago

    After seeing a few suggestions for German Car Repair, in Apharetta, I wound up using them to PPI a '99 C2 Cab that I was interested in. I flew down for the PPI yesterday am.

    I had a great experience with Alan Kidson (owner) and Jerry Weiden (their Porsche Master Mechanic). Beautiful shop, friendly, accommodating service. They worked with the seller to schedule the work (the seller sent it in by towtruck) and agreed to hold it in the shop over the weekend for pickup Monday.

    Unfortunately, the PPI ended almost as soon as it began, with a number of issues identified right off the bat. Before going any further, Alan and Jerry brought me out to discuss the issues, their required or potential solutions (some of these items were not fully diagnosed, but simply identified) and to make a determination to stop right then and there (at no cost to me) or to continue. I chose not to continue, the car was not what I expected.

    They had no horse in the race and could easily have gone through the whole process without giving me the option. They appear to be straight shooters and professional. I'd certainly recommend them to anyone looking for a PPI in the Atlanta area.

    So, a big disappointment, but I took the opportunity to check out 4 other cars in the area after the aborted PPI, got a bit of an education, and found another likely candidate, too.

    1999 Porsche 911 C2
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