Hours of Operation

MONDAY – FRIDAY :  08:00am – 05:00pm


15315 Dickens St. Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

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Contact Detail

(818) 986-7376

E-Mail: koesterauto1@yahoo.com


Koester Automotive and Collision Center is a full-service automotive shop that has been owned and operated by ASE Master Technician Ben Koester since 1998. Our shop was founded on the principles of honesty and quality. Unlike many larger businesses, you are not just another ticket number to us. We pride ourselves in providing first class auto service at very competitive rates to get you back on the road in no time.

Koester Automotive and Collision Center is a leader in changing the landscape of automotive and collision repair. We have developed a business model that ensures quality workmanship and reduced repair time. Our service technicians are some of the best in the industry, with extensive experience and industry certifications. Koester technicians possess years of experience working on both domestic and import vehicles of all makes and models. Our performance has earned the trust of thousands of satisfied customers. You’ll be hard-pressed to find the same level of expertise that our staff provides.

For all of your auto service and collision repair needs, you can rely on Koester Automotive and Collision Center. We are prepared to meet and exceed our all clients’ expectations.


  • Walter H.
    “…... Unfortunately I had an accident on March 1, 2016. Fortunately my car was repaired by Koester Automotive and Collision Center who did very fine work and were very professional. Ben the Manager or owner, always answered questions whether by telephone or in person, and even explained matters when I came to his shop unannounced or without appointment...........I recommend this body shop very highly
  • Allie F.
    “I had an excellent experience at Koester. Ben (owner) and his team were great at communicating status of repairs proactively. They completed repairs in a timely manner and with no issues. Even fixed issue another repair shop had repeatedly failed to fix. Can be tough to find trustworthy shop. Relieved to have come across Koester!”
  • Reggie D.
    “This place does the best work! I've taken my car in twice already and each time Ben (the owner) explained all my options very clearly and also advised me on how to deal with the situation in it's entirety. They're work is extremely detailed and fast. They don't work with used parts on new cars like a lot of these other body shops would; it's all brand new! Ben and his team do superior Class A work in my experiences and I'm sure I speak for others who have taken their cars there as well. He's been in business for quite some time and considering their quality of work, their prices are very reasonable…..They're located right in Sherman Oaks across the Cheesecake Factory…..I highly recommend this body shop for anyone looking to get work done on their vehicles”
  • Jaime C.
    “Took my Jeep Patriot in a couple months ago to have the intake manifold replaced. Another shop quoted me a hefty price,  I called Koester and they gave me a much better quote and knocked of the diagnostic fee as well. I've been in The valley for a few years now and had always worried about finding a shop and mechanic I could trust in the long run. This place is that shop. Fast turnaround, great customer service. Would gladly return, but hopefully not too soon!”
  • Kayla F.
    “This is one of the best auto repair shops I have ever experienced. Ben is an amazing fair and honest guy, truly cares about his customers and takes care of them like they are family. Extremely attentive to what the car needs, won't ever try to over charge you. I highly recommend taking your car here and being a regular customer, it's truly worth it, this is the only place I recommend to my friend”
  • Alex T.
    “I am so grateful to have found Ben and the team at Koester! As a female new to LA, finding a trustworthy auto repair shop can be intimidating but as soon as I showed up to the shop on a Saturday morning I knew I was in good hands…..I had my motor + transmission mounts replaced and got an oil change plus Ben even replaced my key battery and helped set my bumper back safely in place. He was super communicative throughout the process and I felt like he had my best interests and safety in mind while fixing my car…My little Civic runs like a dream now, thanks Ben and team for the great service - I will definitely be back!”
  • Chuck R.
    “In life they say two of the most important people in your life are a good accountant and a good mechanic. I'm happy to say that after meeting Ben, and having my car worked on at Koester automotive, I now have a good mechanic. Ben goes against every stereotype you've ever heard about mechanics. He didn't try to up sell me on anything. He was very communicative with me and most importantly he made me feel at ease about my car and what was going on with it. He also allowed me to set up a payment plan which has been extremely helpful. I can assure you anytime I need to get anything done on my car, I'll be taking it to Ben & Koester automotive”
  • Sarah W.
    “My 1998 Honda Civic started overheating at the intersection of the 101 and 405 freeways. Apparently it could not have picked a better place to almost die on me. I immediately pulled off the freeway and into the closest auto shop - Koester Automotive. Ben and the team at Koester did a fabulous job on my Civic. They were honest, straightforward and communicative about my car's problems and fixed it up in a timely fashion. My car runs perfectly - just as it did almost 2 decades ago when I got it.  I now plan to get all my car repair done there.”
  • Megan W.
    “The expert team at Koester Automotive provided me with the best car repair experience I've ever had. They were as helpful and kind as they could be; My car repairs were done expediently but with great care- they took time to explain everything to me and were in frequent contact to keep me apprised of the progress of my repairs.  The folks at Koester Automotive should be commended on the mechanical expertise as well as their customer service, attention to detail, and integrity of their business. They exceeded all my expectations. I will return for them for any car needs I have in the future.”
  • Sarah B.
    “I had a really amazing experience with this place. I called them 15 minutes before they closed because my car was having serious problems and they made it a top priority to fix it and gave me an amazing deal!! I cannot recommend them highly enough. They were super helpful, friendly and completely saved me because I use my car for work!! Thanks Koester Automotive!!”
  • Daniel T
    “Great experience here with my broken radiator. Extremely nice owner and staff that you can trust aren't fixing unnecessary things just to make money. I am very skeptical of car shops and Koester won me over. Will return”
  • John R.
    “My son had a transmission go out in his truck and Ben and his crew got the truck towed, evaluated and the transmission rebuilt. I am based in Seattle and my son had a medical issue that made him unavailable. The integrity, thoughtfulness and follow through was excellent. Highly recommend the team.”