B & R Foreign Car Service

  • 4.9 of 5 stars
14 reviews

5830 Commerce Ln, Miami, FL 33143, us

(305) 661-5077


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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)
Nov 12, 2004
We started going to B&R more than 20 years ago. Don't remember how we found them - probably dumb luck. They have worked on 5 different makes of vechicles for us and have ALWAYS given excellent service. On one or two occasions there have been minor slip-ups which required a return visit but they quickly acknowledged the problem and took care of it. I can attest the the fact that it does not matter whether my husband or I describe the strange noise or problem needing repair they pay attention and when the problem is diagnosed they offer complete explanations and on more than one occasion have suggested that the problem was not worth the money to fix at that particular time. They also make accomodations for work shedules which don't allow for drop off pick up during their business hours.
Mar 17, 1998
I found these guys in 1990 when I had a cylinder lose compression in my 1980 Tercel. Most shops didn't want to mess with it; some said I'd have to put a brand-new engine in it, $1200 just for parts. I called B & R and Gary asked, "Well, what cylinder is it that's out? Because that model sometimes has a problem with the #4 cylinder and you may not have to replace the whole engine." I was impressed with his knowledge. Turns out the engine had reached the end of its lifespan. However, they found a junkyard engine and repalced the whole thing for $900., everything included. It drove four another forty thousand miles, when the rest of it sort of died and I replaced the car. These guys 1) Know everything 2) Treat everybody well -- male and female. Their parts manager is a woman and she takes and apparently allows no bullishit. 3) Have reasonalbe prices 4) Are really great about educating customers as to what needs to be done and why and WHAT THE OPTIONS ARE. I've moved from Miami and I REALLY MISS THEM!
Dec 14, 2001
I've moved 35 miles away and I still go to them!
Nov 07, 2011
Apr 13, 2004
When the check engine light of my 1995 Toyota Tercel came on this summer, I took it to B & R because I found them reccomended on this site by two different Tercel drivers. The problem was diagnosed quickly. I found the mechanic who worked on my car to be paitent in explaining what he thought was wrong. Not only paitent, but he was thorough and I was able to easily understand what he was talking about. He believed my ERG vacuum switch needed to be replaced because it was opening sporatically. Before suggesting he replace it, he reset my light and told me to drive around for awhile - that if the light didn't come back on in a couple weeks, it could be a malfunction with the check engine light becasue he couldn't find anything else that could possibly be wrong. What an opportunity that could have been for someone to take advantadge! Since I was alone in Miami and states away from my mechanic buddies, he could have told me that he needed to fix it that day and I wouldn't have known any different. After about a week and a half, when I brought it back with the light on, they replaced the part, offered me the piece that was replaced without me having to ask for it, and did it all for a VERY reasonable price.
Jun 01, 2004
I learned of this place when I was standing in line at my local Toyota dealer's repair shop, trying to get the same problem fixed for the umpteenth time. A friend happened to walk by and said that he buys parts from the dealer but always has work done at B&R, so I have taken my car to them for the last year or so. B&R has been very knowledgeable, honest, and reliable. They don't mind answering my detailed questions about the problems of my 10-year-old car.
Nov 17, 2004
We've been B&R customers for close to a quarter century. We started with our Toyota Celica, going to them instead of the dealer when we found they were certified to perform factory work, and have brought all our cars there except our Taurus ever since. Originally a Toyota & Honda shop, we've now brought a 1979 Toyota, a 1990 Nissan 240SX, and a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee to them (and they gave us a excellent references for the Tuarus mechanicals, and for bodywork, as well!). They are good mechanics and pretty much know their stuff cold. Twice we've had "mechanix specials" -you know, those problems that disappear when they sense a competent wrench nearby? -but they've eventually solved even those. They give you repair options even while recommnding a preferred course of action. If they find something else along the way, or that an original disgnosis has changed, they'll call and let you know. If they can't find the problem, they'll call & let you know that, too. While they keep slightly stretched hours, you can drop your keys with them, and pick your car up after they've closed. I trust the car in their lot, where I'll walk over the block and a half from the Metrorail station and pick it up at nite after work. We're in the market for a new vehicle right now. If B&R service it, we'll take it there, too.
Jan 08, 2006
most importantly, they are smart, competent, and above all, trustworthy. hey, it's your safety we're talking about.
Feb 07, 2007
Everytime I've been there, they have been patient with me and my car ignorance, taking the time to explain what I need, why I need it, and what happens if I don't fix it. Knowing I am a grad student on a budget, they've also always been straight with me about what's wrong and what my options are for fixing or not fixing items. I've run their recommendations and prices by my family mechanic in another state and they've always given me the thumbs up, once even asking , "that's all they're charging?" Family run business by a couple of midwestern transplants to Miami. I wouldn't go anywhere else in Miami-Dade.
Nov 07, 2011

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