For over 40 years, Ger-Brock's knowledgeable, experienced and ASE Certified staff has been offering service and repair for foreign and domestic cars and light trucks.
General / Maintenance
- Diagnostics and repair
- Drivability issues
- Manufacturer's recommended mileage services
- Steering / Suspension
- Oil Changes
- DEQ repairs / Check engine light diagnosis
- Pre-purchase inspections
- Air conditioning service
Wheels and Tires
- Tire replacement and flat repairs
- Tire balancing
- Wheel Alignments
- Brakes, ABS repairs
- Winter - Snow tires
What our customers have to say about us.
I'm so glad that a friend recommended Ger Brock to me. If you want an honest and trustworthy mechanic that does quality work in a timely manner, this is the place to go.Andrea J.
Knowledgeable, fair, great customer service. I have a VW and a Volvo, wouldn't go anywhere else.Collin R.
These guys are honest and high-quality! I have never felt this respected as female client and this trusting of any other mechanic shop.Larissa S.
Trusted mechanics are pure gold. I've been taking my cars to these fine folks for over 10 years and almost hesitate to write a review because they've gotten so busy over the years! Looks like the secret is out, and for good reason.Emily G.
These guys are great. Fair prices. Good work. They always say what they'll do and then do what they say. Wouldn't take my little Honda anywhere else.Theresa V.
Ger-Brock was established in 1974 to provide a quality repair facility for owners of Japanese import vehicles. We are now repairing all vehicle makes, foreign and domestic.
We opened in March of 1974 in a small shop on North Willamette Boulevard. By the early 1980's, the business had grown steadily allowing us to move to our larger location at North Killingsworth Avenue.
In 2012 we completed a total remodel, color change, adding more work space, better waiting area and a more secure, enclosed area for parking and car storage.
Meet the team
Don Koski - Owner
Don has been with Ger-Brock since 1978. As of September 2013 he has retired from the daily business.
Nathan Thompson - Technician
Nathan, or "Nate" is the Ger-Brock shop foreman and lead technician. Nate is a local Portlander who has been working on his own cars and his friends' cars as a hobby since his early years back in High School. After graduating from Benson High School with an emphasis in Automotive Technology Nate graduated from PCC's Automotive Repair program and is fully ASE certified and has been working at Ger-Brock for over 10 years.
Elliot Mclain - Technician
Elliot brings over 30 years of experience to the team and we are proud to have him. Elliot grew up on a ranch, and by necessity learned to help maintain the family fleet of cars, trucks, and farm equipment. He soon found himself fascinated by cars and a desire to know how things come apart, go back together, and function. Elliot has a degree in Automotive Technology and has worked in a wide variety of settings, from dealerships to independent shops like ours. Elliot is perhaps one of our finest diagnostic technicians, and rounds out our exceptional team of automotive technicians.
"Ger-Brock has become my new standard for honest an straight-forward auto repair. Leave the theory and guess work of network computer issues to the dealers with the expensive equipment, Ger-Brock can handle everything else."
Brandon Weaver - Shop Mananger and Service Writer
Brandon joined Ger-Brock in 2016 as a service writer, and became shop manager later that year. Brandon is a local Portlander who graduated from Grant High School and the University Of Oregon. After college, he began tinkering with Volvos as a hobby, which lead him to a career in the aftermarket parts industry.
"When I joined Ger-Brock I was impressed by the ethos and culture fostered by the ownership. It didn't take long to realize that Ger-Brock operated a little bit differently than the rest of the shops out there, with an emphasis on building and maintaining relationships with the customer base rather than seeing them as walking dollar signs. This fit in with my personal value system, and I'm proud to carry on the legacy started by Elaine and Don. I live in the neighborhood, and you might even see me walking back and forth to work each day. I take pride in being able to help my neighbors maintain their vehicles, and gives me a true sense of place in the community. I love my job."
Ryan Blair - Technician
Ryan is our Volkswagen specialist, but knows his way around almost any type of vehicle. Ryan started off tinkering around with old Subarus and developed a love for off-roading. As Ryan learned to diagnose and repair his own off-road vehicles he soon realized that he found a career path that brought him a great sense of satisfaction.
"I really enjoy the ethics of the shop and the owner. I appreciate how work is sold based on need and importance rather than simply selling and clocking hours. Ger-Brock is like a family and that allows technicians to take personal pride and accountability in the work performed."
Andrew Veltkamp - Technician
Andy is our longest-tenured technician currently on staff. Andy started at Ger-Brock in 2000, is ASE Certified and a darn nice guy!
"Raised in the Pacific Northwest, I enjoy camping, fishing, and hiking. When I'm not at work or spending time in the great outdoors, I enjoy time with my beautiful wife and two lovely daughters. I also enjoy tinkering with my old 1974 VW Bus, which 60% of the time works everytime."
While You Wait
In addition to our very comfortable, Wifi equipped waiting area, there are a few local food and shopping options available.
- Milk Glass Market - Across the street, offers breakfast and lunch.
- Atomic Pizza - A couple of blocks east, offers pizza and salads.
- Lost and Found Bar - Across the street with signature cocktails, craft beers and local wine.
- Lucky Lab Tap Room - A few blocks east. "Dog themed digs with house brews and grub"
- Blend Coffee Lounge - Five blocks west. Coffee, teas, bagels, sandwiches and free Wifi.
- Spitz - Mediterranean street cart food, located just one block east on Killingsworth.
Getting things done
- NoPaws - Pet supplies and holistic dry and raw pet foods, across the street.