Sunnyvale Foreign Car Svc Incorporated

  • 4.7 of 5 stars
34 reviews

83B Pioneer Way, Mountain View, CA 94041, us

(650) 960-6988


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Specializes in Air Conditioning work
Specializes in Brakes and Mufflers
Specializes in Transmission work
They are always honest
They are competent
Their repair price is reasonable
They complete the work in a timely manner
They respond well when they screw something up
They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
They are always honest
I would use this mechanic again
I would recommend this mechanic to others
They fix the problem the first time
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
May 01, 1997
Matthew is the greatest but has the annoying habit of marching the customer all over the shop to find every bit and piece that was removed during service or repair. My wife was late for work one morning as Matthew insisted on lecturing her on the state of warped brake discs and inflexible fuel injector O-rings (my wife's mechanical knowledge is limited to the identication of basic car elements - tires, steering wheel, etc. I once had to walk behind the shop so that Matthew could dig through the trash to find my old timing belt. Anyway, this is the best shop I've ever found.
Nov 17, 2004
Matt made a house visit when my WRX was leaking oil right after an oil change. I didn't even know mechanics did housecalls! I'm so impressed with his professionalism, the friendliness of all the employees, and the cuteness of his dogs (even if they do shed a bundle).
Jan 12, 2006
I've been taking cars to Sunnyvale Foreign Car Service since the original owner, Matthew's dad, ran it. I've taken the following cars of my own there: 1974 Porsche 914, 1987 Sterling 825SL, 2001 Audi A4. I've also recommended this mechanic to numersous family, friends, and acquaintances over the years. In fact, although I've moved far away from where this mechanic is located, I still take my 2001 Audi A4 there for service when I'm in town. The mechanics there are all very competent, knowledgeable, friendly, and honest. Whenever I get my car repaired there, it works. Period.
Jan 20, 2010
Great shop!! They have worked on both my 2003 Subaru WRX and my wife's 2005 Subaru Forester XT, and I have always had a great experience with them. My WRX was in the Subaru dealership shop for a total of 10 days trying to diagnose and fix my Check Engine light. I figured it would just be a 'black tape fix'. Mentioned it to Matt the first time I took my car there, and presto...fixed it in 1 day!!! The shop is right next to light rail and down the street from CalTrain. As an added bonus Matt's dogs are usually there and ready to help you relax.
Oct 29, 2010
I found SFAS on the Diamond List when I was fed up with the Subaru dealership on Stevens Creek. It was like a breath of fresh air - no lying, no drama. The best thing is the 1, 2, 3 system of rating vehicle repairs. 1's are immediate/safety hazards, 2's are "fix on next visit - funds available", 3's are "watch for changes". Plus they are close to public transit AND if you're waiting, Matthew's mom, Natalie, will drop you off in DT Mountain View if you like. The garage is SPOTLESS. Don't know how they keep a garage so clean. Matthew once advised me NEVER to purchase a used Porsche Boxer S, when I was have a crazy moment of weakness. I listened and am very happy I did.
Nov 27, 2010
I have been taking my VW 2002 Passat here since 2004, and it still runs as smooth as a new car. I had a very annoying problem where due to an electrical short my car would not start up. This was an ntermittent problem, and when I left it at their garage, they tried their best to isolate the problem, but could not. He did not charge me a lot for it and patiently explained why it's so difficult to diagnose.
Aug 19, 1999
I was having problems with the transmission on my 7-series BMW and since I was near the dealership, stopped there. They told me I needed a new transmission. I called Matt and he told me to bring him the car before I made any decisions. They discovered it was the traction control switch on the dash board. I had accidentally activated it. I was quite embarrased, but Sunnyvale Foreign Car Service saved me thousands of dollars. Thank You Matt
Dec 28, 2000
My Subaru was pulling to the right very badly. The dealership wanted to fix it but they had no game plan on how so they were going to experiment at my expense. A friend recommended Matt(Sunnyvale Foreign Car) so I gave him a shot. Not only did he know right where to go to fix the problem(CV joints, my previous mechanic had installed the incorrect ones), he got the parts and fixed it while I waited. Matt's great, the shop's spotless, and you can pet his dog while you wait.
Nov 07, 2011
Apr 03, 2001
Actually, I bought a car from Matthew and was very impressed with the operation. The shop is very clean, well equipped and professional. I came from out of state to pick up this can and Matthew was very honest, courteous and pleasant to deal with.

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