Foreign Auto Center

  • 4.6 of 5 stars
13 reviews

251 Prospect St, Cambridge, MA 02139, us

(617) 661-8558


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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)
Apr 02, 2007
I got a recommendation for Foreign Auto Center after having a *really* bad experience with a Mitsubishi dealer shop. The Mitsubishi shop had my car on and off for two months trying to track down and fix a problem, at significant cost to me. I took the car to Jimmy at Foreign Auto, and he found the problem that day. His repair solved the problem, he showed me the warn parts and demonstrated the source of the problem, and his price was excellent. I've had several more occasions to take my car there since then, and I've been very satisfied every time.
Dec 27, 2010
Nic is incredible with his knowledge and experience on European cars. He's maintained four different Mercedes for me over the years and never fails to quickly pinpoint the cause of any problem. Rates are quite reasonable and fair with the vast experience he has behind him. Jimmy is great with the Japanese cars and I've known him even longer. They have become like family to me and many other customers. They go by time a job actually takes, and sometimes charge for even less time, and never by the shop book as the dealer does. You're always in good hands with Nic and Jimmy. A+++
Jul 06, 2015
  • PBandJ
I had a great experience at Foreign Auto Center 251 Prospect St Cambridge, MA. I drove my 84 300td up to Boston for a conference. After sitting for 5 days it wouldn't start. After a bit of searching on-line (including the Car Talk website), I call Foreign Auto Service. They basically diagnosed the problem over the phone. AAA towed it to the shop and they go it running in a few minutes (air in the fuel system). Not only did they not charge me, they showed me how to do a roadside repair if anything happened on the drive back to NYC. Really nice people who went out of their way to help me.

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