Foreign Auto Doctor

  • 4.9 of 5 stars
7 reviews

610 Gallivan Blvd, Boston, MA 02124, us

(617) 825-5666


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Happily gives binding estimates
Road tests vehicles when appropriate
Keeps track of your cars repair history for you
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)
Dec 18, 2002
I know just enough about cars to be dangerous. At one point my 83 Volvo wouldn't start so I brought it in. I waited for the call to tell me I needed a new starter and started bracing for the costs. No more than an hour after I dropped it off, I got the call that it was a decayed wire, (car had been sitting undriven for a long period of time) it was fixed and it would be less than $30. Same car some time later had problems with stalling so I brought it in. Mechanic called me to tell me the (staggering) list of things, or that would shortly be going wrong wrong with the car. This car was a potential gold mine for him with all the issues it was developing. Instead, he gave me a rough idea of how much each necessary repair would cost in parts alone so I could decide if the car was worth keeping. I now drive a 97 Camry which I also bring to him for service and have nothing but good things to say. He's fast, he's honest, he's inexpensive, and most importantly to me, he doesn't assume that because I am female, I am a car idiot. In fact, he is the first auto mechanic that I can ask a "this might be stupid" question, and not get the obligatory condescending response.
Feb 04, 2005
Great service. Never had a problem.
Jun 20, 2005
My entire family brings their cars to the shop for service; 1 Volvo, 2 Toyotas. He always calls with the good, the bad and the ugly news. On one occasion we tried to recharge the air conditioning unit (it only worked for about 2 minutes; he advised me that it wasn't worth investing the money in fixing the air conditioning and refunded a portion of the money I had paid. I have always had excellent results with his service and have recommended many people to him.
Jul 17, 2006
While they will tell you if they've identified a problem you didn't know you had, I've never (in 15 or so years) had the feeling they were fishing around for extra work to do. They always explain what they're going to do and why, and discourage unneeded work you might request.
Nov 21, 2007
They are terrific. When I first went to them, I told them that I was driving on the original clutch (I had about 80,000 miles on it) and Rob just said that I must be a good driver. They looked at it and said it was fine. They're honest and do the work that you need for a reasonable price.
Dec 21, 2011
  • amarnatt
Found them through Mechanic's Files and used them for 3 years we were in Boston. Super helpful and honest--actually told us we didn't need to replace our rear shocks even though we'd brought it in thinking it was far past due! Always offered a ride home or to the T station and never overcharged; bills were frequently less than expected given experience with similar repairs on similar cars.
Sep 03, 2013
  • dotgirl
Please note that the gentleman who owned and operated the shop has sold it to someone else. They have the same phone number. I wasn't aware of this until after I dropped my car off last month. They did a tune up for me and I thought it was a bit pricey. He also said he'd call me to go over what they were doing and he didn't. I'm not sure if I'll continue to go there.

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