About Us

About Art Boyan

Art has been in the business of buying cars since 1991. Beginning in the restoration of classic European automobiles, Art moved on to establish a facility specializing in cars under $10,000. He then expanded his business to include select late-model vehicles. Art has bought and sold hundreds of cars and is knowledgeable in all makes and models. Art’s philosophy is that each person he helps is not a “customer,” but a “client” that will now have a “friend” in the car business!

Here is what Diana M. has to say about Art’s customer service, “If you need to sell a car, Art Boyan is the person to see. It doesn’t matter what kind of car you have, Art can usually buy that vehicle from you at a fair and reasonable price. He has a straightforward purchasing process, and the transaction is low-stress and a lot shorter than at a dealer. As long as I am in San Diego, I will never sell a car anywhere else.”

About Mike Ruthenberg

Mike’s mission is to provide an honest alternative to the traditional auto selling channel. He ensures a reasonable price for your vehicle and a transaction that is convenient and time-efficient.

This business model results in a lower cost of doing business allowing for a higher level of service and quality and let’s us pay higher prices than typical dealers. This approach is unique and allows Mike to be a ‘seller’s agent’ working for the client. This innovative process removes the stress and requires little time and travel on the part of the client. Mike is the proprietor of Branco Motors. He’s been serving San Diego customers since 2006. Branco motors is a licensed, bonded and insured auto dealer focusing on buying late model, (2007-up) pre-owned vehicles.


San Diego Car Buying Testimonials

Art bought my husband’s David Ford Escape, and he did ALL the work. David didn’t have to leave the house and Art picked it up and brought a check to the front door step! The very best service EVER!

-Joanie S.

When you call Branco, ask for Art! He’s got so much integrity! He’s honest, friendly and so helpful! You’ll be glad you did!

-Lindi C.

My husband has had brokers in the past help him buy his Mercedes and Porsche so I already knew that they can help save you time and money. Working with him to purchase the cars we were replacing was very convenient. Then, when we needed to sell a couple of cars, he showed up with checks and took the old cars away — for more money than CarMax AND Car Czar offered us. Easy!

-Sherrie L.

Mike was extremely helpful the last time I replaced a vehicle. He took care of all the legwork and paperwork for me, all the while staying in constant contact with updates and options for my new vehicle. When it came time to purchase, Mike made the deal, delivered my new truck and took my old one away! I never left my office or set foot on a car lot. I highly recommend Mike Ruthenburg for your next vehicle purchase or sale!

-Glenn S.

It was a pleasure to work with Mike with the recent sale of my BMW. He was extremely professional, trust-worthy and dependable. I’ll definitely contact him when I’m ready to buy my next car!

-Diana Hoppe, M.D.

I was skeptical at first before I spoke to Mike.His knowledge of vehicles blew me away! I knew what I wanted but the dealer said I could not get it. Mike got me exactly what I wanted, at the price I wanted, with no hassle at all. Way easy. Definitely use his services. YOU WILL BE AMAZED!

-Keith S.

If you need a to sell a used car, Branco Motors is awesome! They come to you and they have consistently beaten CarMax on their offers to buy my cars over the years. I don’t even bother checking with CarMax anymore. I know Branco Motors will beat them.

-Michael S.