About Us

About Meritage Automotive Center

Founded in 2005

Preserving the historic Meritage name, we built up our first car sales, service, and repair center on Lincoln Street in downtown Auburn, Meritage Automotive Center.

Our automotive repair business is managed by Ray and Hasti Makari, combining over 30 years experience in the automotive industry. We strive to deliver the highest standard of customer service to Auburn locals and surrounding cities of Loomis, Newcastle, Granite Bay, Lincoln, and Grass Valley.

“It is my goal to give each and every customer the best service and repair possible”

Ray Makari, Owner of Meritage Automotive

Meritage Automotive located at 1145 Lincoln St, Auburn, CA is primarily auto sales and service for all makes and models of Asian and American cars, including Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Mazda, Kia, Hyundai. We also service Luxury Japanese vehicles including Lexus, Infinity, & Acura, and all makes of General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler.

Our second location at 984 Lincoln St. Auburn CA is Meritage Euro Auto Care, specializing in service of German and Swedish import vehicles including BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Volkswagen, Jaguar, Mini Cooper, Porsche, & Volvo.

We employ the most qualified auto service technicians, many holding ASE Certified Master Auto Technician status.

Whether you are looking for a used Luxury European Car, or needing service & repair to your Japanese, Korean, or American car, Meritage Automotive has the experience to get your car running it’s best in the shortest time possible.

Quality Service
Competitive Pricing
Satisfied Customers
Voted by the Auburn Consumer Business Review consecutively for the last 3 years.

Auto Repair Shop of the Year

Auburn Best Auto Repair Shop

Meet The Management

Ray Makari

Ray Makari

Owner & Operator

As the owner and overall business manager of Meritage Automotive and our European Auto Service Center, Ray has over 25 years experience with European Luxury Vehicles, and holds too many certifications to list. He is a not only a ASE Master Certified Auto Technician, with training and experience in the U.S. and Germany, he has the knowledge to properly diagnose any mechanical issues with your vehicle, and make educated and accurate recommendations for repair.

    Hasti Makari

    Hasti Makari

    Service Manager

    As the Service Manager of Operations at Meritage Automotive, Hasti takes pride in providing the best possible customer service experience for our customers. With field experience as a service technician herself, she knows both customer service and mechanical service.

    Hasti holds certifications in brake service, suspension service, and specializes in Japanese and American made vehicles.

      Chris Novak

      Chris Novak

      Sales Manager

      As the overall Japanese, Domestic, and European car sales manager at Meritage, Chris brings car sales experience with Japanese, Korean, Domestic and European vehicles.

      Chris believes in allowing customers to feel at ease and relaxed in the car shopping & buying experience. Come down and talk with Chris or take a test drive without feeling rushed, or pressured.

        Meet Our Service Technicians

        Dean Friedman

        Dean Friedman

        Service Technician

        Starting his 4th year at Meritage Automotive, Dean brings both Japanese & Domestic mechanical expertise, specializing in General Motors vehicles, with additional experience in Mercedes-Benz and BMW vehicles.

        • Wyotech Automotive Technology Training
        • Heating & Air Conditioning expert
        • Service Writing

          Andrew Bermingham

          Andrew Bermingham

          Service Technician

          Specializing in European Auto Service, Andrew has over 12 years experience as an automotive service mechanic. He has experience with Mercedes-Benz & Porsche, and specializes in BMW automotive repair.

          • Wyotech Automotive Technology Training
          • Specialized BMW Service Technician
          • Certified Porsche Service Technician

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