Semaca Foreign Car Repairs Incorporated

  • 4.7 of 5 stars
8 reviews

66 Pearl St, Port Chester, NY 10573-4611, us

(914) 937-1045

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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
4.3/5
They are competent
4.9/5
Their repair price is reasonable
4.5/5
They complete the work in a timely manner
4.7/5
They respond well when they screw something up
4.7/5
They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
4.8/5
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
4.9/5
They are always honest
4.3/5
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
4.8/5
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
4.8/5
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
Jul 31, 2003
Serafino Nasso has taken care of all sorts of repairs on my Mercedes Diesel, diagnosing really annoying problems the first time. He has also done 60,000 miles of service on my wife's Saab 900. Very pleased with his work. Polite, dedicated.I used to work near the shop and would drop me off and pick me up if the weather was bad. Keeps up on the latest and can do NYS inspections.
May 23, 2007
Been going to the shop over twenty years. Never had a problem that was not easily resolved.
Oct 23, 2008
I have been bringing my cars to the shop for about 8 years. Occasionally I check his prices versus what I would be charged from the dealer. He has always been cheaper, but the work is done well (I have stopped checking).
Jan 14, 2009
Does a good job for a fair price
Feb 17, 2011
He has been great to me, done good work on my car, and in general, just strikes me as honest and kind. I trust him.
Sep 05, 2012
  • Andy B.
My daughter was in college near White Plains for 4 years and lived near Port Chester the last 3. For those 3 years, after trying another garage in a sketchy neighborhood, I got Semaca's name from this web site and had her try it for repairs. We both really liked the guy. He was straightforward in his dealings. He explained what was wrong and would propose alternative fixes when there was more than one way to do something, like viable alternatives to going first class. She took our 2003 Mazda Protege multiple times for various things and my 2000 Honda Odyssey once, too, when she had borrowed it to haul stuff and the coils went. Would we use this mechanic again? Over and over. I don't know what he does when he screws up, as he never did. I asked her about the neightborhood and she said perfectly safe during the day, which is when they're open. Their hours were typical. I don't know if they have weekend hours. I don't know if they give rides. There is public transportation nearby. I don't recall his hourly rate, but the costs always seemed reasonable.
Sep 07, 2012
  • Eagle
My regular mechanic (found through the Mechanics Files)retired and I selected Semaca based on the reviews here. I had a problem that required good diagnostic skills and they found and solved it within an hour. It was my first time but they made me feel confident that they knew what they were doing.
Mar 26, 2016
  • SteveHCT
First off, if you're looking for an auto repair shop you can trust to be honest, straight forward and sincere, look no further than Semaca Foreign Care Repair, Port Chester NY. I will not go anywhere else, ever again!! My 2007 BMW X3 has never been happier. Serafino and his team saved me BIG $$$$, educated me, provided alternative repair options, and identified 2 oil leaks not even mentioned by others, that could have caused major engine failure. I can't thank them enough, and felt the need to post this Review to show my gratitude. While the following is long winded – it explains my situation and the true honesty and value provided by Semaca!! I own a 2007 BMW X3 (40 K miles), had used the BMW Service Center (Port Chester, NY) over the years for general maintenance and warranty repairs. I never had major problems until recently, my Exhaust suddenly sounded like there was a large hole, engine lost power, and the service engine soon light came on. I went to my BMW Service Center, requested an oil change, along with diagnosis of the Exhaust, break system, (because I knew replacement was needed soon), and rear suspension, (I recently heard a strange “dink” noise when I hit bumps). When I arrived at the BMW Service Center, I noticed everything had changed, and learned “Penske Automotive” was now basically running the place.   The Service Manager tells me “the entire exhaust system is rotted”, everything needs to be replaced; Quote $9,535  Which is more than half the entire value of my 2007 BMW X3 !! As far as the breaks and rear suspension, I didn’t care given the shocking Exhaust cost.  I told them to only change the oil, and I will go shop around.   I reached out to Semaca, brought in my X3, provided the BMW diagnosis with quote, and asked them to validate the issues and provide an estimate. They immediately put my X3 on the lift to inspect the Exhaust with me present. Results, the “entire exhaust system” was absolutely not rotted, what was “rotted” and needed replacement was the front 4 bolts and gasket connecting a down pipe from the engine manifold to the front section of the Exhaust system.  Serafino explained, a new X3 comes from the factory with the Exhaust as one entire unit, from those 4 bolts to the exit pipes. However, BMW replacement Exhaust systems are sold in 4 separate sections, because it's rare the entire Exhaust system has to be replaced.  I also confirmed this with another BMW Dealer / Service Center.   Serafino then pointed out two oil leaks, from the Valve Cover, and Oil Filter Housing. BMW “claimed” to change the oil, which I paid for, yet never mentioned any oil leaks.  Serafino told me these leaks are common in the X3 (I also confirmed with another BMW Service Center). I was shocked (again), because There's no way not to see these leaks, oil would've dripped onto the mechanics face when changing the oil filter. We agreed these oil leaks were of major concern, and required repair, to avoid total engine destruction. I would've never seen oil spots under the X3, because it was pooled in a plastic shield under the engine, that Serafino had removed when determining the full extent of the exhaust issues. Semaca - honest, sincere, cost effective... I will never use another auto repair shop.. period !!

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