About Us

Bavarian Auto, Inc. is an independent family owned business started in 1981. We are locally owned and operated so we are only responsible to our customers. We know what family means, and we want to make you part of that family.

We want to help you during the life of your vehicle. From helping with routine maintenance to major repairs, we do it all. If the time comes to sell your vehicle, rest assured that our work will be documented on your vehicle’s Carfax report in order to achieve the most from your sale. When your vehicle is at our shop, we are happy to shuttle you from the shop to wherever and bring you back. When your vehicle will be out of commission, we offer a loaner car program so you can keep going. If you’d like to wait, we have a comfortable waiting room with wifi and refreshments.
We have the experience you can depend on to diagnose and repair your vehicle’s problems. Our staff carries over 120 years of combined experience when it comes to foreign imports, and to aid that experience, we maintain the latest factory tools and equipment. We take pride in our staff and continue to invest in the development of their expertise. You can count on our team of master technicians to pinpoint any issue you face with the integrity your vehicle demands. Come to Bavarian Auto, and you’ll see what it means to be our family.

About the owner

Bavarian Auto is owned by Christopher Hinson with his wife Shannon and their five children. He is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, a nuclear submariner, and a veteran of the war in Afghanistan.

After completing his commitment to the Navy in 2012, Christopher returned to his home state of Tennessee to work at the shop, learn the business from his uncle and aunt, Jonathan and Tricia Vickery, and make Chattanooga his home.