The AutoBahn is owned and operated by Mike and Joanne McCarthy. Mike has seen and worked on it all during his 20 plus years in the automotive industry, but his true passion and talent is for the German engineered, luxury, performance cars.
His career took him in that direction while living in Europe in 2003. After connecting with a Mercedes-Benz dealership he was quickly snapped up to join their team. Mike’s diagnostic and electronic abilities made the Mercedes a dream car for him to work on. Being a highly engineered vehicle, Mike was in his element in his new position with Mercedes-Benz. After 4 years in Europe it was then time for Mike and his family, wife Joanne and daughter Hope, to make their way back to their beloved Central Coast. The amazing wineries and small town feel of Paso Robles and the surrounding towns of Templeton and Atascadero, attracted them to the area when looking to relocate. Mike called a local dealership from europe and due to his extensive knowledge, was immediately offered the posistion of their Mercedes-Benz technician over the phone.
While working in San Luis Obispo and commuting from Paso Robles it soon became apparent to Mike through Mercedes-Benz and BMW owners, that there was a need for a Mercedes-Benz and BMW specialist in North San Luis Obispo County. After much thought and planning, Mike and Joanne have decided to take their knowledge and expertise to open up a high tech facility, The AutoBahn in Templeton, to fill the need for the luxury vehicle owner. They feel extremely blessed to have this opportunity and are looking forward to and are very excited to be able to offer a convenient, professional, Service, Diagnostic and Repair facility to meet the needs of North San Luis Obispo County.
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