• Experience: German Auto Body has been in business since 1966.

  • Quality: Technicians are factory trained. 

  • Family Owned: Started by Joachim Rost, now owned by his son, John Rost. 

We expect to exceed your expectations.
We want you to be impressed
— John Rost
In 1951, Joachim Rost began an apprenticeship in a Berlin body shop that would lead to a passion for repairing and restoring German cars. He learned what quality auto repair truly is; only the best craftsmen, materials, and techniques should be used to do a job right. In 1966, Joachim carried this tradition of quality repair to the U.S. and opened German Auto Body in Palo Alto. Joachim taught his son, John, about this tradition of quality. Since joining the family business 25 years ago, John has kept alive the spirit of passion for quality auto repair that his father acquired in that small shop in Berlin.

German Auto Body had been serving the Silicon Valley since 1966. We serve all makes and models including German, Japanese, hybrid, and electric cars. We are qualified and always determined to bring your vehicle back to its factory condition with original (OEM) parts.

Whether you want general repair, customization, or if you have been in a collision, We Are Here To Assist You!

If you have been in a collision, we recognize how traumatic auto accidents can be. We have insurance specialists to help your claim process run smoothly and most beneficial to you. The process of working with insurance companies can also be a hassle and time-consuming. No matter the workload, we work and communicate with ALL insurance companies directly. Rest assured, we are a professionalized staff that are with you every step of the way.