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International Auto Specialist

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International Auto Specialist
73 Verified Reviews
International Auto Specialist
73 Verified Reviews
(540) 416-0375
1319 Princess Anne St.
and 3607 Lafayette blvd.
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 USA
Hours
07:30
18:00
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07:30
18:00
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07:30
18:00
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07:30
18:00
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07:30
18:00
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Su
Closed
M-F
7:30am to 6:00pm
S
Closed
Auto Repair Experience
  • Bob Sorkhe, Owner
  • Established 1984
  • 3 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 2 ASE Certified Auto Technicians
  • 49 Years of Car Repair Experience

International Auto Specialist Reviews
(73 Ratings)
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Displaying 1 - 5 of 73 reviews
07/25/18

Bobby was great!!!!!!

07/23/18

Worked with me to find the part and accommodated options more advantageous to the customer.

07/25/18

Trouble shot and determined failure and then determined repair was covered under WV recall and then made arrangements and delivered my vehicle to dealer for repair they picked up vehicle from dealer and noticed that it was available for pickup.

07/20/18

I feel very confident that my VW Cabrio is maintained correctly when serviced at International Auto Specialist.

07/20/18

Everyone there is Top Notch. Bobby and Kevin are the best. It is the only place I will take my Audi. Thanks guys!!

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RepairPal Scorecard
94
Overall Quality Score

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97
Customer Service
95
Customer Amenities
93

International Auto Specialist, a family owned business, has been repairing vehicles in the Fredericksburg, VA area since 1984 and specializes in the repair and service of BMW, Mini Cooper, Audi, Mercedes Benz, Porsche, and Volkswagen vehicles. Their technical team consists of three technicians, who share a combined 49 years of experience between them. Affiliated with the BBB, and the ASA, International is very special among our Certified shops because of Bob Sorkhe, the owner, who has over 40 years of experience in the automotive repair industry and is onsite every day. To round out the quality service you will receive at International, you will also enjoy their comfortable waiting area, complete with WiFi, and complimentary beverages and snacks.


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Message From the Shop

International Auto Specialist is a reliable alternative to dealer service. We specialize in the repair and service of BMW and Mini Cooper.

All of our technicians receive continuous professional training relating to the latest technology, so you get the most up-to-date service for your car. We use advanced manufacturer approved diagnostic tools and have direct access to manufacturer data. These resources eliminate the "guesswork" and ensure precision service. We recently acquired the new 3rd generation technology from BMW of North America. International Auto Specialist is the only independent repair shop on the east coast to obtain this equipment.

International Auto Specialist has been repairing vehicles in the Fredericksburg area since 1984. We value our customers and want every customer to be satisfied with the service they receive. Our goal is to exceed our customers' expectations each time they visit.

Specialities
  • AC/Heating
  • Alignment
  • Check Engine Light
  • Diagnosis
  • Hybrid/Electric
  • Muffler & Exhaust
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Timing Belts
  • Transmission Repair
  • Vehicle Detailing
+ More
Amenities
  • Car Wash
  • Child Friendly
  • Coffee
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Financing
  • Free Multi-Point Safety Inspection
  • Heated Waiting Room
  • Loaner Car
  • Military Discount
  • Parts/Accessories
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shopping Nearby
  • Shuttle
  • Warranty Accepted
  • Wireless Internet
+ More
Makes We Serve
  • BMW
  • Mini
Affiliations
  • ASA
  • WORLDPAC
Questions Answered by International Auto Specialist
Had gas pump assembly and lock key replace...
Must be a test fuel evaporating system to determine problem call us at540-898-8877 make the appointment we will diagnose and fix it.
Check All Fuses and starter enable relay, test battery, If it is ok,perform diagnostic test with the required factory scan tools. See TSB .
DTB
Date:
February 7, 2005
Order No.:
T-B-80.57/32
Supersedes:
Group:
80
SUBJECT:
Model 163.154/157/172/174/175
Model Year 2000 to 2005
Engine Will Not Start and Fault Message "Start Error" Appears in Instrument Cluster
If you receive customer reports in the above model
vehicles of the engine not starting and the message
“Start Error” appearing in the instru
ment cluster, the drive authorizat
ion module may need to be replaced.
The drive authorization module (FBM) listed in the Part
s Information section below now contains modified
software to correct this condition.
Note:
This occurs when circuit 15 is truncated
after the engine control unit sends a drive
authorization system inquiry to the dr
ive authorization module. If circuit 15
is switched off during this inquiry
or is interrupted before the drive authorization modul
e can respond, the same variable code is again used
for the next circuit 15 cycle, as the
drive authorization module has saved t
he previous inquiry. This results
in the engine not starting for this key cycle.
To resolve, remove the old FBM control unit as
per WIS instruction AR54.21-P-1300GH and replace FBM
control unit with part number listed in
the parts information section below.
Note:
Step 6 of AR54.21-P-1300GH checks whether the vehi
cle can be started with all keys. Ensure
that all keys are available prior to beginning this procedure.
Parts Information
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Part Name
Part Number
1
Control Unit (Note: Replaces
control unit A163 545 28 32)
A163 545 07 16 **
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Parts are in a critical supply situati
on and will be limited, please see the
PAC weekly status report on parts availability
status and delivery
expectations. This report is located on the PAC website
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MBUSA-SLP S423QH001, Document and Data Control, and
MBUSA-SLP S424HH001, Control of Quality
Records.
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All rights rese
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Mercedes-Benz Canada, Inc.
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Dealer Workshop Services
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Note:
The following allowable labor operations shoul
d be used when submitting a warranty claim for
this repair.
In Case of Warranty
Operation:
Control unit – drive authorization system
(DAS) (after test), replace (80-5030)
Damage Code
Operation Number
Time (hrs.)
Model Indicator (s)
82801 90
80 5030
0.5 hrs.
K0
T-B-80.57/32 (February
7, 2005)
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Based on reviews it appears to be a potent...
An "unusual noise" is difficult to diagnose without hearing the noise in person. There are multiple internal engine parts, i.e. rod bearing, main bearing, valve lifter, timing chain and low oil pressure that can all cause "unusual noises". My suggestion would be that you have your car diagnosed by a BMW service professional.
Even though my seat belt is securely buckl...
In order to see what exactly is malfunctioning in the vehicle, we would need to perform a system diagnosis with our factory equipment. Feel free to give us a call or better yet, stop by and say hey!

International Auto Specialist
540-899-2210
www.InternationalAutoSpecialists.com
The front seats of my 1989 BMW 525i are da...
Would you mind providing the last 7 digits of the VIN number for the 89 525i? By cross-referencing the VIN numbers, we can determine whether or not the seats will fit in your vehicle.
I have a vehicle engine code P0456. It has...
THE VENT SOLENOID IS ON THE END OF THE CHARCOAL CANISTER AKA SHUT OFF VALVE. THE PURGE VALVE IS LOCATED IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT NEAR THE LEFT SHOCK TOWER.

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