Foreign Auto Experts

  • 4.9 of 5 stars
48 reviews

6350 S Hanover Rd., Elkridge, MD 21075, us

(410) 796-4418

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They are always honest
5.0/5
They are competent
4.8/5
Their repair price is reasonable
4.8/5
They complete the work in a timely manner
4.9/5
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
5.0/5
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
4.7/5
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
4.4/5
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
4.2/5
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
2.3/5
May 04, 2005
The guys (Brian & Steve) at Foreign Auto Expert are great. They are honest and kind and I would highly recommend them. I once took in a list of recommended repairs that a well known company suggested I get done and after they looked at my car they said that none of it needed to be done. That list was $1500 worth of work and they could have told me that I needed some of it but they didn't. Honesty and integrity that speaks for itself.
Jul 08, 2005
I used to live near this shop but years ago moved 40 miles away. They are so good and so honest - they have sent me home twice at NO CHARGE! - that I go out of my way to take my cars there.
Aug 14, 2005
My wife and I both use Brian and Steve for our auto maintenance. They have sent me to the dealer when they think a problem is under warranty and they have told me that a requested repair is not needed - "John, it ain't broke!" I couldn't say how they respond when they screw up. I've never detected them screwing up. They have posted business hours, but they will make arrangements for you to get your car and come back later to pay them (or just leave the check in the slot).
Sep 09, 2005
Been going to them for years. You won't find anyone more honest. They never once recommended any work beyond what I came in for. If they say something needs to be done, then it does. Thought I needed a new clutch once: they came out, adjusted it, said it should have at least a few more more thousand miles in it, and I was on my way, no charge. They have the kind of integrity you'd be willing to pay extra for, but you don't. The decision to replace our 16 year old Honda with a non-foreign make was made tougher knowing that we wouldn't be able to use them as a mechanic.
Oct 25, 2005
I have a Subaru and Toyota and Foreign Auto Experts has been performing all my major service for the last five years. They do a great job at a reasonable price and I would recommend them to anyone that needs service on a foreign car! They will not try to sell you unnecessary repairs. When they say you need a repair you can trust their receommendation and they will take the time to explain it to you.
Feb 18, 2006
I actually came to know about Steve and Brian through Cartalk Mechanix file search. I recently purchased a 99 Honda Accord EX and the Maryland MVA requires a safety inspection certificate before they issue a change-of-title. The safety inspection test is also a way to fleece less-informed customers with exorbitant rates for some non-recommended repairs. I earlier had a *very bad* experience with Merchants Tire & Auto Center when they failed my car (in near excellent condition) for no-reason. The reason cited was *worn-out* brake-pads. I couldn't believe though. I called up Brian to recommend a safety inspection center and he suggested one and explained how the test is sometimes misused by some crooks. As per his suggestion, I had it inspected and it passed (as per my earlier instincts). I went back to Brian to thank him and he also advised to have my car serviced only if I sense some vibrations on the steering wheel while braking. I am planning to leave my car for future service with these guys. Already some existing customers of them seconded it strongly. Thanks Cartalk, for this wonderful site!
Mar 26, 2006
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These guys are great. They really know Hondas and Acuras and they charge far less than the dealer.
Apr 17, 2006
These guys are great! They tell you what your car needs. They tell you what your car DOESN"T need! I feel very confident that my car is OK when I leave there.
May 23, 2006
I started using these guys ~18 years ago, and they're fantastic. They have never let me down, and countless times I've gotten away far cheaper then I expected. One time they even sent me to get an alternator on my way over to their shop because they said it was on sale to retail customers, it was just as good as the one they could get, and it was far cheaper than theirs. Even including a 3rd party towing price, I saved money with them over the quoted price from another shop. They also often are advising me on car repairs based on the age of the cars, which gives an excellent perspect on what really needs to be done. These guys are really as good as all that!
Aug 29, 2006
The heat shield on my '97 Subaru Legacy Outback had been rattling & I took the car to the dealership where I [foolishly]had always gone for service. Dealership said it could not be reattached, it would eventually fall off, but they'd cheerfully remove it that day... for $80. I decided on the 'do nothing' option. After 18 months, it was still rattling. The first time I took the car to these guys, they noticed it was loose, reattached it, and charged me a minimal amount. Now I can drive with the radio volume at normal. Will I keep going back to these guys?? You betcha!

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