Foster Garage Incorporated

  • 4.8 of 5 stars
15 reviews

409 W 8th St, Little Rock, AR 72202, us

(501) 371-9535

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Hours
 
Specialties
Specializes in Air Conditioning work
Specializes in Brakes and Mufflers
Specializes in Engine Rebuild work
Loaners
No
Notes
 
They are always honest
5.0/5
They are competent
4.9/5
Their repair price is reasonable
4.9/5
They complete the work in a timely manner
4.5/5
They respond well when they screw something up
4.7/5
They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
4.7/5
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
4.9/5
They are always honest
5.0/5
I would use this mechanic again
5.0/5
I would recommend this mechanic to others
5.0/5
They fix the problem the first time
4.6/5
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
3.8/5
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
4.4/5
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
4.8/5
Nov 07, 2011
Oct 25, 1997
I have never found a garage I like as well as Foster's. Mr. Foster takes pride in his work, and the work of his guys. I would recommed his garage to anyone.
Nov 07, 2011
Nov 07, 2011
Sep 29, 2004
When I moved to Little Rock and went to several terrible garage's, I came to this website looking for help. I read the comments about Foster's and went there the next day. Now I would never willingly go elsewhere. Foster's reasonably priced, efficient and competent. They turly care about their customers.
Nov 26, 2004
The air conditioning went out on our car this summer and we took it to Foster's based on the recommendations posted on this web site. They found the system to be low on refrigerant and checked for leaks. They recharged the system, but said no leaks were detected. The price for this was quite reasonable, but only a few hours after picking the car up the a/c was out again. We took the car back and they looked at it again, this time finding a small leak in one of the hoses. They replaced the hose and recharged the system and it's been working great ever since. They were honest in their dealings, reasonable on their prices, and apologetic about the initial diagnostic oversight. I wish they would've discovered the leak the first time, but overall I can recommend Foster's as a reputable establishment. We'll probably use them again.
Aug 12, 2005
If I left Gary Foster's shop and realized I had left my wallet on the seat, I wouldn't worry a bit. That's how honest they are. I moved here two years ago, and when I asked aloud in my office about a repair shop, the answer was practically a chorus of co-workers: Foster's. They have kept my 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee running. I'm a car idiot. Several times I've taken my Jeep in thinking the problem was one thing. They could have said, "yeah buddy. that's it." and charged me a big fee. But they don't. We had relatives in town over Christmas and convinced them to stay an extra day so they could let Foster's have a go at their car. My wife and I were at the point where we assumed the shop always was ripping us off. Now we don't worry about that. (Gary Foster recently did a minor repair on my wife's 2001 Camry.) It's a good feeling to leave a shop with the confidence your car has been repaired and the price was fair. My one complaint; If you don't have your car there by 7 a.m., you'll have to try again the next day. But that's a mighty small inconvenience in exchange for the privelige of dealing with a top-notch shop.
Oct 09, 2005
I have used Foster's exclusively since l988 when I moved to Little Rock from Washington, D.C. They are friendly, competent, and completely honest. Foster's has more business than they can handle, but handle it they do. I will give you once anecdote on their honesty. They recommended flushing the radiator to fix a tendency to overheat. The next day l40 miles west of Little Rock, the car overheated suddenly and without warning, necessitating a new transmission and radiator overhaul. Fortunately, I had a lifetime warranty on the transmission so the overhaul cost only $25. However, I had to stay overnight and have the radiator done the next day. I told R.M. when I got back and he insisted on paying my expenses and refunding the amount I'd paid for the radiator flushing. I had never had a mechanic over a refund before for a faulty diagnosis and was mightily impressed. R.M.'s son Gary now runs the business and carries on as always.
Jul 24, 2006
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Fosters has worked on our cars for about 10 years. These include Chevrolet van, Lexus, Cadillac, Avalon, Accord, Volvo. Fosters has saved us thousands of dollars over the years. The first time I dealt with them, the repairs on my 93 Lexus were less than half the previous estimate.
Jul 23, 2007
Gary Foster and his crew worked on my '97 Jeep Cherokee several times and they always did good work for a reasonable price. He recommended against performing unnecessary work several times, even though it would have been easy money for him. They are always busy, so you have to bring your car in when they open if you want to get it back the same day.

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