International Foreign Car Service

  • 4.0 of 5 stars
12 reviews

223 E Green St, Westminster, MD 21157, us

(410) 876-7030

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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
4.9/5
They are competent
4.9/5
Their repair price is reasonable
4.3/5
They complete the work in a timely manner
4.8/5
They respond well when they screw something up
5.0/5
They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
4.7/5
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
5.0/5
They are always honest
4.9/5
I would use this mechanic again
1.0/5
I would recommend this mechanic to others
1.0/5
They fix the problem the first time
4.8/5
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
4.9/5
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
4.6/5
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
3.0/5
Jun 29, 1997
i've been living in westminster since 1986 my first encounter with ick was in 1986(by the way everyone calls him this, it is a shortening of his name) was when my 1981 vw dasher deisel blew a head gasket he fixed it right, expiditiously, and the price was fair i've stayed with him ever since he's gotten me two cars, on very short notice, that were very reliable and lived for more than a while you only asked about my car, between my wife and myself we've had vw's as well and he/they do them as well he's taken my car on short notice, and i do mean short and just has taken care of me, and truth be told i think he treats all like me as long as i'm here in westminster, he be da man
Mar 30, 2001
You can be sure you will be treated fairly and be told the truth about your car. We've been dealing here for 2 years, but my sister in law has been going there for over 20 years.
Apr 02, 2002
Icky and the guys take care of virtually all of our cars and they range from my Camry and 928 Porsche (they are the ONLY ones that I'll let touch the thing!) to my daughters 1962 A-H Bugeye Sprite (A project car that they have lovingly nurtured back to roadworthy condition. Now ... if I can just find another one for the other foot!) I have had several occasions where they could have made a ton of free money off of me or my girls but they declined. Case in point: One daughter owned a VW Corrado (that means heart attack in German)and the heater developed a serious leak. Icky could have (1)said nothing and replaced the heater core, (2)had the VW dealer do it under a recall and pocketed the charges or(3) arranged to have the dealer repair the heater core and charged the kid nothing! Icky is as honest as the day is long.
Jun 13, 2002
New to the area and had read the other comments re. this shop here on the CarTalk site. Concur totally!! I pretty much knew the problem was a simple battery replacement and with very professional service on a drive-in timeframe had same taken care of for a good price with the additional bene of now having a trustworthy mechanic shop while living in this local.
Jun 04, 2009
We had gone to "Ick," the owner and head mechanic, for years until the dealer started luring us with discount coupons. But after a trip to the dealer for a simple oil change, we got hit with the "news" that our car needed $2,000 worth of repairs and it was possibly too unsafe to drive out of the lot. And we take GOOD CARE of this car! I immediately called Ick for a second opinion, he fit me in his busy schedule, and after an inspection of the old Camry, declared it safe to drive for a long time. The power steering system the dealer said needed a complete overhaul turned out to be a little oil that had spilled. What was the charge to find this out? Not a cent. We will not be returning to the dealer, and are once again in the International Foreign Cars family.
Dec 07, 2004
Ick took in a 1988 Honda Accord with severe problems. He got it running better than any car I've had yet including the Neon I bought new in 2001. Because Ick went the extra mile diagnosing and repairing things that hadn't failed but would soon, I have every confidence that this '88 will last longer and run better than any other car I could have bought for the money I paid. He also is honest about things that "oughta" be fixed but aren't critical this very moment, and was very patient with me when it took me a lot longer than I thought it would to pay the full bill. I've been dealing with Ick from Baltimore city and although there are cheaper shops closer, he has my business as long as he wants it.
Dec 15, 2004
International Foreign Car Service has been my mechanics of choice for more than 20 years. They have always been very honest with me. And, I have seen them consistently treating all of their customers as family. With IFCS, you get professional service in a friendly, relaxed environment.
Dec 19, 2004
Whether its my Mercedes, an 87 Volvo, or Toyota, Ick has consistently met or exceeded my expectations for service. I trust him.
Mar 15, 2006
I found Ick on cartalk.com. They are great! They really seem to know their stuff and their prices seem reasonable. They also managed to squeeze me into their busy schedule when my alternator went bad, even though I was a new customer. I would highly recommend them to anyone.
Jul 06, 2007
I've been lucky enough to know Ik and his crew ever since I started driving 18 years ago. Always does a top notch job. I now drive up from Baltimore to Westminster to get my car worked on. Strong, long-term and close crew.

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