About Us

Autohaus One is Sydney’s superior European car service centre specialising in Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Audi and BMW maintenance and repairs. Conveniently located in Alexandria, half way between the CBD and Sydney Airport.

Autohaus One has a reputation for providing a superior level of customer service with a team of friendly, knowledgeable staff who really care about your car and your safety.

Autohaus One started life in 1964 as Swatosch Autohaus, with Bill Swatosch renting a service bay in Service City on Botany Road in Alexandria to specialise in Mercedes-Benz maintenance and repairs. He quickly grew to three staff and seven bays, but his popularity soon outgrew the space.

In 1973, Bill moved Swatosch Autohaus to the corner of O’Dea Ave and South Dowling St, one of Sydney’s busiest streets. Business boomed for many years in the Waterloo location. In 1986, Bill moved the business back to Alexandria to the fully covered site at 18 O’Riordan Street where Autohaus One operates from today.

When he retired, in 1990, Bill handed the reigns to his son, Peter, who grew up with the business, spending his holidays and weekends at Swatosch Autohaus before starting his mechanical apprenticeship in 1980.

In 1996 Peter gained a used-car dealer license and added prestige used car sales to the repair and maintenance business; selling 50 to 60 cars each year from the O’Riordan Street premises.

Peter Swatosch continues to operate a very successful independent workshop now specialising in Volkswagen, Audi, BMW as well as Mercedes-Benz. Peter currently has a team of experienced mechanics, a spare parts manager, and office manager providing the friendly, knowledgeable service his customers have come to expect.

The Autohaus One motto is, “it’s the little extras that make the difference”. For decades Autohaus One has been giving their customers and their prestige vehicles the extra special attention that has earned them a highly valued reputation and loyal clientele.