Far East Motors Service Center

  • 2.4 of 5 stars
6 reviews

963 Selim Rd, Silver Spring , MD 20910, us

(301) 476-0077


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Specializes in Brakes and Mufflers
Specializes in Engine Rebuild work
Specializes in Radiator 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)
Jan 03, 2010
Sep 19, 2011
Far East Motors has been my repair shop since I moved to MD from DC and have taken care of my 1997 Acura Integra until is was totalled in an accident and my used 1998 Acura Integra until April, 2011 when I relocated to Las Cruces, NM. Great website and appointments can be made online. Night drops available. I could Metrobus to pickup car or take Metrorail with 15 min. walk to the shop. Highly recommend Jon Moser, the owner and "Watchman."
Jan 05, 2012
  • hoo418
Took my car to this mechanic based on this site. They replaced my timing belt and I had them fix my rear passenger window on a Tuesday. I got my car back Thursday night. They didn't tighten one of the belts correctly (noticed on drive home Thurs night and to work Fri morning), so I took it back on Monday before work and they tightened the belt(s). Monday night while driving home, my car died in traffic. It took about 5 minutes to restart after trying many times, and when it did restart, the check engine light was on and the car was running really rough, so I drove it right back to them. Got the call on Tuesday that the problem was due to a faulty crank sensor, which I discovered is near the belts that they replaced and then had to tighten again, so it was probably related to the work that they had done. I've had my car for 10 years, no problems, no check engine lights, no stalling, no failing to restart--it's a Honda. Within a week of taking my car to them, my car stalls in traffic, won't restart, and my check engine light is on. Oh, and remember the window I mentioned that I them fix? Well, that works fine, but the power lock for that door hasn't worked since they fixed the window. I'd go somewhere else to get my car fixed.
Jan 29, 2013
  • manivan
My spouse picked this place for its convenience but I'm done with it. Ask for a regular oil change service and they press for their $150+ special, every time, no matter what mileage. They take advantage of people who aren't familiar with cars, and are extra chummy to men and patronizing to women. It's such a hassle to find a new mechanic but after two years of being given the hard sell by them I'm moving on.
Jan 28, 2014
  • Titansgirl56
I went to Far East Motors for a MD State Inspection. They gave me a qoute of $180 over the phone for my engine mounts to be fixed and then told me a price that was $400 more when I got there. They were completely unapologetic. After they charged $95 for the inspection they told me if I went anywhere else to get things fixed they would charge me again to "re-inspect" my vehicle. Also, there so called "shuttle service" consists of them dropping you off at the metro in your own car. As far as pick up, make sure you call at least 30-45 minutes in advance because they will leave you waiting there in the cold. If you value your time and money. Do not go to this business. They overprice and charge ridiculous amounts for labor. They also tell you one price and then change it when you get there.
Jul 08, 2017
  • MD Inspect
Far East advertises on their website that they do Maryland state inspections. The reality is that they send your car to a different business and location to do your inspection. They don't inform you of this in advance and I take serious issue with this. In the process, they charge you more for their service to drive it down the street, as Paul informed me when I questioned him. Go direct to Pan American Motors, and save money! Of course, even though they can charge per their hourly rate, I'm sure it is not $240/hour. As Pan American would have charged $80 for a 20 minute inspection (of course after waiting for 2 1/2 hours!)

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