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International Auto Specialist

RepairPal Certified Shop in Fredericksburg

International Auto Specialist

112 Verified Reviews
(540) 401-5788
1319 Princess Anne St.
and 3607 Lafayette blvd.
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 USA
"I learned that the term honest mechanic was an oxymoron until I've had the pleasure of discovering International Auto. This is an extremely honorable shop that operates with extremely high integrity. Once, I was advised to have my car repaired at the dealer because they discovered a defective item that was recalled and could be replaced, free of charge, by the dealer. They were right, although my vehicle was no longer under warranty, the part was replaced free of charge. They could have been less forthcoming and made a bundle by withholding this information. Instead, they were honest and saved me some money. I will always patronize International Auto."
— Lester, a Verified Customer
Hours
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
112 Ratings
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Displaying 1 - 15 of 111reviews
Anna
10/01/18
Verified Customer
We were highly satisfied with the service!
Larry
10/19/18
Verified Customer
Excellent work.
Ron
10/19/18
Verified Customer
Professional and friendly, everyone there makes you feel at ease .
Louis
10/17/18
Verified Customer
Always have a great experience!!!
Bryce
10/11/18
Verified Customer
Awesome. Kevin is the man.
Erik
10/08/18
Verified Customer
As always, Bobby was professional, courteous, and personable. He truly is an invaluable asset to your organization.
Cara
10/05/18
Verified Customer
Highly recommend.
William
10/05/18
Verified Customer
Great service
John
10/05/18
Verified Customer
Fantastic service. Love the Lafayette location
Woody
10/02/18
Verified Customer
My go to shop for our older Mercedes ML320. I'm sure, with IAS service, the vehicle will zip through 300k miles
Shawn
09/27/18
Verified Customer
Great.
Bob
09/27/18
Verified Customer
Pleasant reception area with clean we ll equipped shop. All supported by a friendly knowledgeable staff
Phillip
10/02/18
Verified Customer
Friendly and responsive service. They are nice people to deal with.
Mark
09/28/18
Verified Customer
Everything was fine
Edwin
09/19/18
Verified Customer
Pleasant.
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RepairPal Scorecard
94
Overall Quality Score
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12-month / 12,000-mile warranty
Technical Ability
97
Tools & Equipment
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
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
Makes We Serve
  • BMW
  • Mini
Affiliations
  • ASA
  • WORLDPAC
Questions Answered by International Auto Specialist
My 2002 Bmw 525i Is Reading Codes P1111 And P1619. Any Ideas? on 2002 BMW 525i

1. The fuse carrier for engine electronics is a small removable fuse block located in the engine control box at the left rear corner of the engine compartment. Check all of these fuses for power and ability to carry current. Visually inspect each fuse for partial melting.

2. Check the heated thermostat. Has a plug connector on top of the thermostat housing for the stat heater. Inspected connector for heat damage. Should have power on one wire with the key on. Electronic Control Unit (ECU) controls ground circuit.
2008 Mercedes Ml550 Gas Fumes After Fill Up No Overflow. on 2008 Mercedes-Benz ML550
Must be a test fuel evaporating system to determine problem call us at540-898-8877 make the appointment we will diagnose and fix it.
Have 2010 Tdi Golf.Llive In Fairfax County Virginia. Emission Test.
on 2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI
My apologies, but we can not answer your question without performing a diagnostic test.
What Is The Part Number For A Selection Range Switch Fault Code P0705? on 2011 Mercedes-Benz ML350
AFTER TRANSMISSION SERVICE MUST CLEAR ADOPTION BY FACTORY TOOLS
P0705 Transmission Range Sensor Circuit Malfunction
My 2001 Mercedes Benz Ml320 Will Not Start. It Has A Code That Said Start Error Message. on 2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320
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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The following allowable labor operations shoul
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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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The Car Has Only 59 K. It Started Having Unusual Engine Noise When Started. on 2003 BMW 745i
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.
My Seat Belt Alarm Both Lights Up On Dash And Bell Rings. on 2009 Volkswagen CC
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
Can I Replace My 1989 Heated And Electric Front Seats With Seats From 1995 525i on 1990 BMW 525i
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.
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What verified customers have to say about International Auto Specialist
Would recommend to a friend
100%
Car was ready when promised
98%
Did not feel sales pressure
98%
Car was fixed correctly the first time
98%
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