Carl's Foreign Car Service

  • 4.5 of 5 stars
18 reviews

2605 NE 55th St, Seattle, WA 98105, us

(206) 527-7234

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They are always honest
4.6/5
They are competent
4.7/5
Their repair price is reasonable
4.1/5
They complete the work in a timely manner
4.5/5
They respond well when they screw something up
4.3/5
They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
4.5/5
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
4.9/5
They are always honest
4.6/5
I would use this mechanic again
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I would recommend this mechanic to others
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They fix the problem the first time
4.7/5
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
4.8/5
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
4.0/5
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
4.5/5
Nov 06, 2011
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Nov 06, 2011
May 27, 2004
Carl is honest. He's not cheap but I never feel ripped off. The very first time I called him, after I told him my car's symptoms, he just said "new car time". He could have suggested that I repair it which would have cost me $2000.
Nov 06, 2011
Nov 27, 2004
I used to work near Carl's, and he and his team pulled me out of several awful automotive crises. They are brilliant diagnosticians, and do top-flight work. Carl does not push a lot of "preventive" maintenance (which is good if you are trying to save money) but he will warn you if something looks like it's about to give you trouble. Excellent parts (no refurbs, etc.) and very honest. Prices are mid-range.
Aug 25, 2005
Their labor charges are a little high, but parts prices are a little lower than the norm. My 90K check up was a little costlier than I'd like. I needed a repair too and checked around for prices finding that they were competetive. I had another problem for which I took the car to Hermann's on Roosevelt only to discover their overcharges were much worse. I should have gone to Carl's.
Feb 25, 2006
Carl and his crew were great. Jerry figured out the problem when I described it the minute I walked in the door. He had the car fixed and ready for me the next day after work. Reasonable rates and a job well done!
Dec 07, 2010
Carl's has treated us very well over the years, but this Thanksgiving weekend they surpassed all expectations. My Mom was in Seattle from far far away, and I noticed a distinct gas odor when driving her Subaru. We went to our local dealer and told the service guy about the odor. Without rising from his seat, he said, "That happens when it gets cold", and blew us off completely. Really! I've owned Subaru's since 1984 & never had that happen. I called Carl's (my regular mechanic since the dealer obviously blows), and on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving at 1:30 in the afternoon (they were due to close @ 2pm), they took the time to check out my Mom's car. The gas line going to the fuel injector was loose and spewing gas in the engine compartment. I couldn't see it due to the guard over the fuel injector. They tightened the clamps, informed us the drivers side headlight was out because the electrical harness was corroded, and refused to take any money. These guys are the best!!

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