About Us

Team Members Hermosa Beach | A & R German Motors

At A & R German Motors in Hermosa Beach, CA, our goal is to become the community’s trusted auto repair facility and to provide every customer with the peace of mind that they deserve when it comes to their vehicle. Every customer that comes into our shop is treated with the utmost respect. Our Master Mechanics are extremely passionate about what they do and, at the end of the day, we just want to make sure that your vehicle is well taken care of and that you and your family are always safe on the road.

Our shop was opened by Allen Otani and Ralph Olmos back in 2012. They both have over 25 years of experience in the automotive industry. They actually met as coworkers at the Vasek Polak BMW dealership in Hermosa Beach back in 1993 and instantly clicked. They both were factory-trained and earned Certified Master Technician status. Years later, they began bouncing around ideas to open their own auto repair business. Finally, on June 4th, 2012, they opened the doors to their own German automotive repair shop in Hermosa Beach, CA.

Ralph's father worked for the City of Torrance on the city trucks. From time to time, his father would also work on family and friends’ cars at home in the backyard, and Ralph would help him. Ralph then took an auto repair class in high school to explore his interest in the automotive industry even more. His first job was at Vasek Polak BMW Dealership, where his passion for BMWs grew.

Outside of the shop, both Ralph and Allen own and ride Motorcycles. Allen also likes shooting. Ralph is a huge video gamer. When Autumn comes, Ralph and Cathy are big into Halloween. They have run a small haunted house for 13 years. The neighborhood loves them!

A & R German Motors in Hermosa Beach, CA has been voted a Nextdoor Neighborhood Favorite by the local community two years in a row. Come experience our unmatched quality and service! Request an appointment online or give us a call today.

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