Welcome To Sarek Autowerke Inc.

If you are looking for high quality service for your BMW, MINI, or Land Rover, you have come to the right place!  We provide a unique approach to premium service for your highly sophisticated vehicle.  Not just anyone can work on these vehicles and do a quality job. Specialized factory training and numerous years of single manufacturer experience are what we value. Only with this level of training and experience can we provide you with unmatched peace of mind knowing that your complex vehicle is in the best hands. No gimmicks! Just high quality at a great value. We believe in offering the best service possible. You deserve it! Come experience the difference!

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Ralf Sarek

As the son of a German piping engineer, Ralf Sarek might possibly have a genetic marker for mechanical aptitude. A Porsche enthusiast since his teen years, Ralf acquired his first, a 1977 Porsche 924, followed by a 1978 Porsche 928. What began as a hobby evolved into a career as Ralf cultivated his knowledge of German automobiles by maintaining his own cars—while honing his mechanical skills through BMW Factory training and experience working at BMW dealerships.

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Ralf has more than two decades experience diagnosing, servicing and repairing German automobiles. After earning an Automotive Technology Certificate from J. Sargeant Reynolds in 1999, Ralf joined Richmond BMW (Richmond, VA) as an Apprentice, and was promoted to Certified Diagnosis Technician before his departure in 2001. From 2001 to 2003, he worked as Team Leader, Certified Diagnosis Technician at Bramen BMW in Miami, FL.

In 2003, after attending the BMW Performance Center Driving School in Greer, SC, Ralf joined BMW of Sterling(Sterling, VA) . Ralf remained at Sterling until 2004, when he returned to Richmond to be near his family. From 2004 until 2008, Ralf worked as Master Technician at Richmond BMW in Midlothian, VA.

After receiving his BMW Master Technician Certification, Ralf recognized that he could better provide personalized service to clients in an independent shop environment. In September 2008, Ralf Sarek opened Sarek Autowerke with a commitment to providing BMW owners an honest diagnosis, personalized service and exceptional repair of their automobiles.