International Motors

(760) 642-1186
95 Verified Reviews

8:00am to 5:00pm


68795 Ramon Rd
Cathedral City, CA 92234 USA


  • Sean Zarrinkouh, Manager
  • Established 2003
  • 3 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 1 ASE Certified Auto Technician
  • 88 Years of Car Repair Experience

International Motors Reviews


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by - Verified Customer December 07, 2017

Did the job right!

by - Verified Customer November 14, 2017

Very friendly and professional.

by - Verified Customer November 12, 2017

Work was done on time and on estimate and I was treated well. Car was clean when I picked it up . I will return to this establishment for service to my Jags .

by - Verified Customer November 01, 2017


by - Verified Customer October 26, 2017

First time at the shop with classic Mercedes, problem diagnosed, fixed, and car delivered on time. Service was excellent.

by - Verified Customer October 08, 2017

Was only a regular a smog check.I was referred to them by my regular mechanic who does not do smog checks on Mercedes/Benz.

by - Verified Customer September 13, 2017

Engine running smoother and with more power than before.

Check Engine light came on again after driving about a week then stayed on for a feew days. After a few days it went off and has not come back on after morr than a week. Nothing seems affected by this on snd off light.

by - Verified Customer September 07, 2017

Sean is a true professional

by - Verified Customer September 06, 2017

Good job! Highly recommended shop.

by - Verified Customer August 28, 2017

Good service

by - Verified Customer August 15, 2017

Not good estimate of time to perform the work

by - Verified Customer August 14, 2017

Sean made room & time for my Mini Cooper on a Friday afternoon. He and his crew at International Motors made happen what my Mini Cooper Dealership in Ontario, Ca could/would not. I trust Sean at International Motors and I'm grateful for his consistent assistance.

by - Verified Customer July 18, 2017

Thank you.

by - Verified Customer July 13, 2017

Very unhappy with a car returned to me with additional problems that were not there when I brought it in. Definitely felt pressured into unneeded repairs, and there was a big issue with the staff not giving me the correct information regarding the timing of the pick-up of the vehicle.

by - Verified Customer July 09, 2017

Smog test done quickly and efficiently.

1 verified customer did not leave comments but provided this rating:
by Ruben
by - Verified Customer July 06, 2017

Highly skilled people.

by - Verified Customer June 25, 2017

Consistently professional!

by - Verified Customer June 21, 2017

Excellent service.

by - Verified Customer June 12, 2017

The job was completed sooner than I had expected. For me, this was critical as I had scheduled to have my car transported out of the country on a specific date. Thank you International Motors, sincerely.

by - Verified Customer June 06, 2017

First time to have mini serviced there. Very happy with service and explanation of work done. Will definitely return when further maintenance is required.

by - Verified Customer May 25, 2017

Very professional.

by - Verified Customer May 22, 2017

Verbal phone quote for oil change was under $175...when we got there it went to $230.

by - Verified Customer May 21, 2017

Very happy with the service and overall experience

by - Verified Customer May 17, 2017

I concluded my first visit to the repair/service shop and was totally satisfied with every aspect of the service. I plan to return in July for more service.

by - Verified Customer May 10, 2017

I have been very pleased with service here. It is not cheap but it is very reliable.

1 verified customer did not leave comments but provided this rating:
by Ruben
by - Verified Customer May 07, 2017

Since having my car repaired it has been driving great!

by - Verified Customer April 24, 2017


by - Verified Customer April 20, 2017

Very pleased with their work and intend to use their service in future

by - Verified Customer April 18, 2017

Sean and the staff at International having been servicing my Audi and BMW vehicles for over eight years. I have always been satisfied with the recommendations made, quality/workmanship of the work done and information and explanations made. They run a clean, well organized shop and work is always completed on time at the price quoted or there is a consulting call provided to discuss details of other service work need during the assessment. I like the ability to speak with someone who has actually seen the work to be done and participated in the service or repair, rather to get the information second hand from a service manager. International is the best!

by - Verified Customer April 13, 2017

Those guys were friendly, courteous, and very professional. After the diagnosis, I was told the rear shock absorbers and struts were both needed to replace.

by - Verified Customer April 11, 2017

Sean and his crew are excellent in every way!

by - Verified Customer April 09, 2017

Normal routine maintenance.

by - Verified Customer April 02, 2017

Sean is very helpful. I recommend this shop.

by - Verified Customer March 30, 2017

Had smog test. Will return

by - Verified Customer March 26, 2017

Only had a smog test but Sean was very kind and quickly accommodated me.

1 verified customer did not leave comments but provided this rating:
by Ruben
by - Verified Customer March 21, 2017

Finally found a shop that will work on Mini's here in the Coachella Valley. My car was long overdue for regular service - they performed every diagnostic and fixed the things that needed done. Very happy with the total charges and the staff is super friendly. Highly recommend!

by - Verified Customer March 15, 2017

Sean is incredible: knowledgeable, proffesional and experienced. I cannot recommend this business highly enough. Exceptional.

by - Verified Customer March 14, 2017

Took my 7 year old BMW in for service and new tires. Sean took the time to explain everything necessary and what could wait. Both he and Kevin were very helpful and considerate.

by - Verified Customer March 12, 2017

Wrecked my rim and after a small argument , they paid for it

by - Verified Customer March 08, 2017

I asked to have ALL fluids and filters changed and to advise if anything else need to be done. A 90,000 mile service was done on the car (but the car has 195,000 miles on it), I was advised that the hood shocks should be replaced which was done and that the valve covers were leaking. We agreed to keep an eye on the leak if it got worse then the valve cover gaskets would be replaced. That was all. But I don't think that the rear end, transmissions or coolant fluids or the wheel bearing grease were replaced.
They were very busy and I am not sure if the correct amount of time was taken to review the car completely.
Next time I will come with a list of things to be done or to look at and advise.

by - Verified Customer March 07, 2017

I appreciate having such good work done on my Porsche

by - Verified Customer March 02, 2017

Shawn and the crew at IM are the best. They're extremely knowledgeable and are customer driven. IM is the best auto shop I've ever dealt with!

by - Verified Customer March 01, 2017

I have a Mini Cooper and sean is the only one I trust to work on 'her.' And it sure is great to find good work nearby versus driving all the way to Ontario to the Mini Dealer.

by - Verified Customer March 01, 2017

Great and fast service!

by - Verified Customer March 01, 2017

International Motors do a great job.

1 verified customer did not leave comments but provided this rating:
by Ruben
by - Verified Customer February 23, 2017

Excellent service, professional and on time. I highly recommend your vechicle maintenance to be done with this company. I drive a Jaguar and I'm very pleased with their service.

by - Verified Customer February 23, 2017

For many years I have had my car serviced and repaired at International Motors and have been very satisfied.

by - Verified Customer February 22, 2017

Great service and customer relation

by - Verified Customer February 20, 2017

I've been doing business with Sean for over 10 years. He has serviced my BMW and Mercedes Benz automobiles very professionally and generally without stress. He is one of the few master technicians in the Desert and I have relied on his knowledge and advise to keep my cars performing without problems. I have recommended Sean to a number of my friends and wouldn't hesitate continuing to do so.

by - Verified Customer February 13, 2017

Sean is a very capable technician on Porsche and BMW.

by - Verified Customer February 12, 2017

as always, prompt, reasonable, courteous service from Sean and Kevin; outstanding customer service.

by - Verified Customer February 05, 2017


by - Verified Customer January 31, 2017

Very friendly and professional

by - Verified Customer January 30, 2017

Sean is very personable and seems to run very honest operation.

by - Verified Customer January 30, 2017


1 verified customer did not leave comments but provided this rating:
by Ruben
by - Verified Customer January 29, 2017

Sean and Kevin do a great job servicing both the VW Phaeton as well as the Bentley Arnage Turbo!

by - Verified Customer January 26, 2017

I had to bring it back just for a checkup. Other than that very pleased.

by - Verified Customer January 23, 2017

all went well. the people were professional and organized. there was an additional charge for an additional key that was applied by a dealer. I thought that a little odd. overall they were very professional and courteous.

by - Verified Customer January 18, 2017

Not testing vehicles before release.

by - Verified Customer January 11, 2017

They did a good job, finding the problem, and getting my car up and running properly. They got my car in with a short notice, and I appreciated the help. I plan on going back in the future when needed.

by - Verified Customer January 05, 2017

Very satisfied with the whole experience

by - Verified Customer January 04, 2017

While no one likes to have to repair their car, I always feel Sean and the mechanics at Int. Motors are fair, honest, and knowledgeable. I will continue to get my car serviced there and recommend it to friends.

by - Verified Customer January 02, 2017

Courteous and effective

by - Verified Customer December 25, 2016

The European Auto Professionals of the Valley.

by - Verified Customer December 22, 2016

Sean is terrific....honest, reasonable, experienced and qualified to care for my 1995 Mercedes!

1 verified customer did not leave comments but provided this rating:
by Ruben
by - Verified Customer December 19, 2016

Good !

by - Verified Customer December 11, 2016

Great job, great conversation: a great maintenance experience!

by - Verified Customer December 07, 2016

One of the most knowledgeable and professional service provider in the valley.

by - Verified Customer December 06, 2016

Great service and attention.

by - Verified Customer November 29, 2016


by - Verified Customer November 22, 2016

IM does it right, no short cuts and they really do good work, well worth the money.

by - Verified Customer November 16, 2016

Professional, but friendly.

by - Verified Customer November 16, 2016

Quickly diagnosed the problem with my VW Beetle. Repairs were completed as timely as possible.

by - Verified Customer November 15, 2016

Diagnosed and repaired problem with our Lexus SUV.

by - Verified Customer November 10, 2016

Excellent and timely.

1 verified customer did not leave comments but provided this rating:
by Ruben
by - Verified Customer November 03, 2016

Excellent and prompt service.

by - Verified Customer October 27, 2016

Good, fair, friendly service - and timely.

by - Verified Customer October 24, 2016

I find International Motors a good alternative to the Dealership. Price is competitive and mechanics are knowledgeable.

by - Verified Customer October 24, 2016

Knowledgeable, friendly, competent service.

by - Verified Customer October 23, 2016

As always expert knowledge and quality workmanship.

by - Verified Customer October 16, 2016

It was professional and awesome planning on coming back for other things.

by - Verified Customer September 26, 2016

Customer service was good. I felt as if I was in good hands.

by - Verified Customer September 15, 2016

Always a very pleasant and professional staff. All repairs or other needs are fully discussed prior to any work is done. No complaints.

by - Verified Customer September 14, 2016

Very professional and courteous service delivered in a timely manner as promised.

by - Verified Customer September 12, 2016

Helpful. Knowledgeable service.

1 verified customer did not leave comments but provided this rating:
by Ruben
by - Verified Customer July 31, 2016

Correct estimate. Timely service repair

by - Verified Customer July 06, 2016

Maserati service, window repair and battery replacement and reprogramming.

by - Verified Customer June 30, 2016

Easy appointment schedule, good diagnosis, job completed quickly at a fair price.

by - Verified Customer June 06, 2016

Job was done correctly, & on time!

by - Verified Customer May 26, 2016

Did a great job.

by - Verified Customer May 22, 2016

Knowledgeable, prompt, fair pricing. A pleasure to do business with.

by - Verified Customer May 09, 2016

Sean (the owner) is the nicest man in the automotive repair industry that I have had the pleasure of working with.

by - Verified Customer April 17, 2016


by - Verified Customer March 17, 2016

They always do great work!

1 verified customer did not leave comments but provided this rating:
by Ruben

RepairPal Scorecard


International Motors is a high-quality European shop that works hard to set itself apart from other automotive shops in a couple of ways; they specialize in the repairs of most vehicles, they strive to repair your vehicle right the first time, and they believe in providing many customer conveniences, including rental car service, service reminders, early bird drop off, and WiFi to make your visit easier. This team of professionals has been providing good quality automotive repair since 2003. They have the training and automotive tools and computer diagnostic equipment to help ensure their goal of providing high-quality repair is achieved. Their work is backed by a 12-month / 12,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind. Recent customers describe this RepairPal Certified team as “reasonable”, “honest”, “trustworthy”, “reliable”, and “professional”. They serve the cathedral city and surrounding areas. 

International Motors does not give estimates over the phone. Please ask for an appointment or directions when calling.



  • AC/Heating
  • Alignment
  • Check Engine Light
  • Classic Car Repair/Restoration
  • Collision Repair & Paint
  • Diagnosis
  • Muffler & Exhaust
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Smog/Emissions Testing
  • Timing Belts
  • Tire Sales/Repair
  • Transmission Repair
  • Upholstery
  • Windshield/Glass
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  • Child Friendly
  • Coffee
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Financing
  • Free Estimates
  • Gas/Diesel
  • Heated Waiting Room
  • Parts/Accessories
  • Rental Car
  • Se Habla Espanol
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shopping Nearby
  • Towing
  • Warranty Accepted
  • Wireless Internet
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  • Bosch Service Network


The automobiles we specialize in are among the most sophisticated computer controlled cars
on the planet. International Motors (IM) has all of the necessary factory tools and diagnostic computers
to communicate with these complex systems to properly and accurately discover the problems.
We invest tens-of-thousands of dollars a year in equipment, software and training to provide
the information you expect from a dealer with personal service you likely won't get.
Owned and operated by Sean Zarrinkouh, a Bosch Master Technician (BSCS),
with a staff of ASE/Bosch Master Certified Technicians who love what they do.
This passion, supported by continual training means that everything
that can be done will be done as quickly, correctly and as reasonably as possible.
For people who own older model cars that the dealers seem to not be interested in or
even trained to deal with, IM is like water in the desert.
BMW Audi Mercedes Benz Mini Jaguar Land Rover.


  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • FIAT
  • Ford
  • Infiniti
  • Jaguar
  • Land Rover
  • Lexus
  • Lincoln
  • Mazda
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Mini
  • Porsche
  • Saab
  • Smart
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo
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Questions Answered by International Motors
i just replaced the rear brake pads and se...
You would need to reset and service function using BMW factory tester such as GT1 or Autologic to 100% after the repair.
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In warm weather A/C will not cool driven ...
For an accurate answer I would need to know the hi and low pressure of the a/c system. It seems that you have low refregerant in the system.
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