Don’s Autowerks

Don’s Autowerks is a Campbell Porsche service and repair shop owned and operated by veteran Don Wise. Don has more than 35 years experience in Porsche repair work and was co-owner of the largest Porsche repair shop in the Bay Area for more than 18 years. In 2005 he opened Don’s Autowerks to provide the best quality service in a more personal environment.

Don has been an active member of the Loma Prieta Region of the Porsche Club of America for more than 33 years and has worked on hundreds of club members’ cars. Don’s Autowerks is place where Porsche enthusiasts feel comfortable stopping by for a chat or looking for a bit of advice. It’s no surprise that Club members regularly turn to Don when searching for their perfect Porsche or for pre-purchase inspections. In fact, Don has maintained many of the Porsches for sale locally—a fact that sellers often site in their ads.

This year Don has brought back an old tradition of offering an “Open Shop Night” the Thursday evening prior to autocross events. He also offers pre-tour inspections to keep you and your car safe on the road. Don’s Autowerks offers discounts to all PCA members.

Don has worked with his technicians for many years ensuring that you’ll always receive the quality work you demand for your Porsche.

Worth Taylor, Lead Mechanic
Worth has 32 years of mechanic experience in San Jose and is an ASE certified mechanic. For 15 years he worked as a mechanic at Anderson-Behel Stevens Creek Porsche and has attended two Porsche auto repair schools. Worth has worked on 911 engines, transmissions and wiring, and has attended several schools specializing in engine and transmission repairs for 928 and 944 Porsches. Worth has worked with Don for the past 15 years and together they form one of the best Porsche service and repair teams. 

Rolf Grumme, Mechanic

Rolf Grumme has had a passion for Porsche since 1987. He had his first Porsche, a 914, right out of high school. This launched his career with automobiles. Rolf majored in the Automotive Tech Program at Indian Valley College in Novato, California. He started working on all European makes at C&S Automotive in San Rafael, CA. He then worked a number of years at Partsheaven dismantling wrecked Porsches, working in parts, sales and with automotive computer databases. After leaving Partsheaven, he worked for Ken Mack at Kens’ Sportech for seven years before joining Don Wise. Rolf has worked for Don almost ten years now. He has owned several Porsches of his own including his personal projects, a 914-6 GT replica and a 944S with 968 motor installed. Rolf also has been a member of the Porsche Club of America and has participated in racing and time trials.

Services at Don’s Autowerks include:

  • Factory Recommended Services
  • Rebuilding Engines and Transmissions
  • Suspension Modifications and Upgrades
  • Clutch and Brake Work
  • Electrical Problems
  • Race Preparation and Fabrication
  • Pre-Purchase Inspection and Analysis
  • Race Car Prep

This year Don will be hosting a Tech Session at his shop in November. Check out the LPR Calendar for more details.