Foster's Automotive

  • 4.8 of 5 stars
9 reviews

117 E Strawberry Ave, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055, us

(717) 610-0692


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Specializes in Transmission work
Specializes in Air Conditioning work
Specializes in Brakes and Mufflers
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 06, 2011
Nov 06, 2011
Jun 11, 1997
I've always felt that I could trust Dwight and his staff. I don't beleive they have ever repaired anything that did not genuinely need to be repaired on my car. The work that has been done has always been quality and lasting work.
Dec 07, 2005
For more than 15 years Dwight Foster and his band of merry men have seen me and members of my family through the care and feeding and, if necessary, rehabilitation of various models of Volkswagen, Saab, Volvo, Audi, Mercedes Benz and Toyota. We would never even consider purchasing a vehicle without first seeking and obtaining Dwight's blessing. Skilled, timely work performed honestly for a reasonable price (and with a smile and a great attitude as well) are the hallmarks of this shop. It may sound too good to be true, but, trust me, this is the real deal. Check it out if you're in need in South Central PA. You'll be glad you found this referral. I wouldn't dream of going anywhere else, which is why I am one very biased customer.
Dec 11, 2005
I agree with the previous reviewer and I'll add that detailed explanations are given happily if not always so happily received. Great guys! Great work!
Mar 09, 2007
These guys are great -- always remember their customers and their car issues, have never had to go back for the same repair, go out of their way to get your vehicle to you ASAP, always friendly, explain exactly what they need to do/have done, et al. My family has actually used them longer/more often than I have, but we all agree that they are the best mechanics we have had the pleasure of working with. (Well, as pleasant an experience as possible when you're finding out why the $#@* your car is making that awful noise...) They specialize in foreign cars (, but I would trust them with any make/model -- or, at least, that they would give you a solid recommendation if unable to actually do the work, themselves.
Mar 10, 2007
Dwight and Kevin are beyond words! They are the most honest, fair, nice gentlemen! Add to that that they know cars better than any other mechanics I've ever done business with. I had bought my Volvo new and over the years had always taken it back to the dealer for all the scheduled services and all the repairs until the time the dealer kept if for three days in a failed attempt to try to figure out what was wrong with it. I called Foster's and even with never having seen my car before, they told me OVER THE PHONE what was wrong with it, suggested I bring it by for them to take a quick look at, and 20 minutes later my car was fixed and I was on my way home!! I never went anywhere else after that! There aren't enough good things to be said about these guys!
Aug 23, 2007
I took my 1999 BMW there for a problem that had been plaguing me for years, and was unfixable by the dealer, unless I wanted to try the hit or miss method. They gave me an inital estimate, but unfortunately kept discovering more and more problems as they worked on it. The final cost was about 3x the inital estimate, however- I don't blame them for it, I think the car really needed all that stuff done to it. They took the time to explain each step of the way, and never did additional work without any authorization. And once the work was finished, my car ran better than it ever has, and has given me NO problems ever since! It has been about five months since the repair, and there has been no sign of the problem at all! So, although the experience was not exactly pleasant, they did the job well, and I would go back to them again.
Jun 21, 2009
I pretty much agree with the two previous reviews, but take note that the reviews were 4 years earlier. I sometimes question the quality of their sources for parts. They generally don't use OEM parts, and I have had some fail prematurely.

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