About Us

Transporter Werks is a specialty shop for all types of air- and water-cooled VW® Vanagons. No project is too small for us to tackle.

Postcard Make Big Thing

Based on a vintage VW postcard

We have over 20 years experience in caring for air-cooled vehicles and can service all of your Vanagon needs. We specialize in full restorations and conversions. Our shop is staffed by lifelong enthusiasts who have become excellent mechanics and are well connected with people, parts and services.

We pride ourselves on our customer service. We value our customers–most of our new customers come from referrals and word of mouth is our best advertising tool. We are NOT THE DEALER!

We like our customers to be well informed in order to allow them to make the best decisions about their vehicles. From our customer call in phone service to our extensive authenticity research, we try our best to answer every question and help our customers feel confident about the safety, performance, and authenticity of their vehicles.

How did Transporter Werks get started?

Sean Fraser established Transporter Werks in 1995. He always had an interest for VWs, dating back to 1986 when he bought his first car–a 1969 auto stick. At that time, he didn’t have the money to pay for the mechanical care of the car so he was forced to teach himself. One thing led to another, and he fell in love! Before establishing Transporter Werks, Sean was studying to become a biology teacher and was supporting himself by working on VWs on the side. After a while, his interest in running a shop and working for himself became increasingly harder to ignore. Sean decided to rent a small indoor space in the back of Transporter Werk’s current shop. Over the past 15 years, Transporter Werks has grown substantially. We now work out of a 10,000 sqft warehouse and are expanding into the parts business.

Where are we?

We’re located in downtown Raleigh just around the corner from the downtown Raleigh train station in an up and coming area near the Boylan Heights neighborhood. Feel free to stop by if you are in the neighborhood. View Map.

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday / 10am – 6pm. Call (919-834-2800) or Email for appointment.

We hope our website helps reach more customers looking for quality repair work and parts. Have questions? Email or call us at 919-834-2800 to get help from us or give us your feedback.