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Business Details

28

years

in Business

Open 6 Days a Week - Free Estimates
BBB Rating:
A+
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Hours:

Regular Hours

Sat - SunClosed

General Info:
Whether your car is foreign or domestic, it looks and runs better after visiting International Auto Specialist. Renew the look and drive-ability of your vehicle with precision work at our full-service auto repair shop in Van Nuys, California.We have affordable pricing, free quotes, and more than 40 years of experience to back our high-quality automotive maintenance! Drive to our shop today so that our ASE-certified mechanics can make your car handle better and look nicer when on the road. Services Include: Gross Polluter Certification Station, Engine Repair, Overhauling Transmissions, Brakes, Clutches, Diagnostics, Tune-Ups Lube & Oil, Electrical Fuel Injection Smog. We also have a department that specifically deals with Auto Paint & Collision Services, Complete Rust Repairs, Spot Painting, Parts Replacement, Frame & Uni-Body Repair, Dents Repaired-Minor or Major, Stripes & Moldings, Headliners & Carpet Additional Information: Free Estimates, Insurance Claims. We are also a State of California Licensed Brake and Lamp and Smog Certification Station.
Services/Products:
Engine Repair, Overhauling Transmissions, Brakes, Clutches, Diagnostics, Tune-Ups Lube & Oil, Electrical Fuel Injection, Smog, Clutches, Diagnostics, Electrical, Emissions Testing, Estimates, Exhausts, Free Estimates, Fuel Injection, Insurance Claims Welcome, Spot Painting, Transmissions, Tune Ups, Official brake and lamp inspection, Official smog inspection, Air condition, heat repair, Climate control, Brake and Lamp Inspection, Auto Repair Van Nuys
Brands:
AC Delco, Audi, Bmw, Domestic, Honda, Mazda, Mercedes, Nissan, Porsche, Toyota, Volvo, Vw, Z, audi, bmw, honda, mazda, nissan, toyota, volvo
Payment method:
all major credit cards, amex, discover, visa, master card
Location:
Van Nuys
Neighborhoods:
North Hills East, North Valley
Amenities:
Insurance Claims Welcome, Smog Inspection
AKA:

Auto Repair Van Nuys

Categories:
Auto Oil & Lube, Automobile Air Conditioning Equipment, Automobile Air Conditioning Equipment-Service & Repair, Truck Air Conditioning Equipment, Fuel Injection Repair, Brake Service Equipment, Automobile Electrical Equipment, Automobile Electric Service, Emission Repair-Automobile & Truck, Emissions Inspection Stations, Auto Repair & Service, Brake Repair, Auto Transmission, Automobile Body Repairing & Painting, Automobile Parts & Supplies, Automobile Inspection Stations & Services, Clutches, Automotive Tune Up Service, Automobile Diagnostic Service
Other Information:

Parking: Self, Free

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Specialties: Cars, Domestic

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katyonix

Posted: 3/3/2012

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peace of mind! no panic! amazing service!

I have been taking my Honda to Auto Specialists for the last 2yrs. Unlike Miller Honda Culver City, a dealership that tried for years to skin me alive, Mike and Lotsi, the super friendly and honest owners of Auto Specialists, are always there to give me the best advice on how to take care of my car and best price available, saving me thousands of dollars over the years. I love their service and recommend them to all my friends and family. Family owned business with a family feel service!

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paullinate

Posted: 8/24/2011

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My Family Saved thousands by Going to these Honest Mechanics

100% competent, honest, and friendly My family began using them approximately 6 years ago and are incredibly thankful we found them. We have saved thousands. A friend recently needed some body work on his car; he got a quote for $2000. I sent him to Lotsi and Mike who agreed to do it for $900. Like I said, my family has saved thousands and never had a problem with these honest mechanics. We love them.

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Updated: 3/10/2016
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Have been trusting my 280ZX to...

Have been trusting my 280ZX to Lotsi and Mike for over twenty years!! They are honest and take excellent care of my car. I can always trust their judgement and respect their work. I have recommended International Auto to friends over the years and they, too, have never been disappointed in the care their cars have received!!

kesanso

Posted: 4/22/2010

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Goodbye Stress, Hello Honest Mechanics

Lotsi and Mike are two of the best people you will ever meet and they also happen to be excellent and knowledgeable mechanics. They will fix what's broken and advise other repairs only if necessary. The price is right, too. God Bless IA.

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Irishayes

Posted: 12/11/2009

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The Best!

When I was looking for a mechanic I checked the internet and found that all the reviews fot International Auto Specialists were 5 Starred. Needless to say I was a bit sceptical. The job I wanted done was the installation of a side mirror. I got quick and friendly service (thanks Lotsi and Rafael) and the cost was less than 30% of what one of those chain outfits were going to charge me. You can have full confidence in these guys!

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happibuni22895

Posted: 4/16/2009

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best mechanic!

International Auto Specialists is the best mechanic in town. Lotsi, my uncle is the best mechanic you can find! Go to IAS to get your car fixed the first time and get it fixed right!

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luigie

Posted: 10/22/2008

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WONDEFULL PEOPLE

i barely found this shop in the DMV lista of smoke test. but they are really wonderfull to trust. very honest. i was not able to get my car fix with them but for other reasons(extra) but if i can they will be my mechanic. really they dont try to get the money out of you. very well explained. evrything clear.

i recommend them to my friends

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jgoren9048

Posted: 9/22/2008

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Trustworthy!

I have been going to International Auto for about 10 years now. Yes, Lotsi and Mike are wonderful mechanics, and terrific human beings. I trust them implicitly. They tell me what to fix, what's not worth fixing, and I know they always give me a fair, or more likely, a great deal. They have an incredibly loyal customer base; in fact they have a wall covered with letters and post cards from people who have moved out of the state, and tell them how much they are missed! They do excellent work, and as long as they're around, I wouldn't go anywhere else or recommend anyone else. You will love them!

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rstrobel

Posted: 7/25/2008

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Great people, great auto mechanics

In life, if you can find an honest and competant auto mechanic, life is better. I've been going to Mike and Lotsi's for over 25 years. In the beginning, they fixed what other mechanics screwed up. If they tell me I need something, I know I need it. They would not try to sell me something I don't need. I don't even bother asking them ""How much will it cost?"" anymore. I know it will be a fair price. Sometimes, it has been better than fair. Sometimes, on a quick job, I was charged only for the parts. And when they fix your car, it stays fixed. You don't have to bring it back next week. I have over 200,000 miles on my Toyota and it's still running great because I have a great mechanic. I must admit, my life is better because I found Mike and Lotsi. I just don't worry about car stuff anymore. I give them my highest recommendation.

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muttpep

Posted: 4/14/2008

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Mike and Lotsi - the true honest mechanics!

Mike and Lotsi are the best businessmen you will ever have a chance to deal with, especially as mechanics go. The first time I took my car there I had been informed by another mechanic that I needed my brakes worked on immediately. I didn't trust that mechanic, so I took it to International Auto Specialists on a recommendation from a friend. An hour later Mike called me and asked why my car was there. I thought it an odd question, so I reiterated to him that I needed Brakes. Mike then asked me who had told me that. I let him know that it was another mechanic. Mike simply laughed and told me to come pick up my car since I had over 50% left on my pads and everything else looked good. When I showed up and asked how much I owed, Mike laughed again and told me I didn't owe him a dime. That was 5 years ago and I have been visiting them religiously since then. If Mike or Lotsi says something needs to be done, I believe them. They take the time to really talk to you and explain what is going on and to only fix what really does need fixing. On another occasion, my A/C wasn't working. Ford would only sell the entire system when all I really needed was one part replaced. They went out of their way to find a shop that would sell the part I needed so I didn't have to waste money replacing parts that were still good. You can really trust these guys!

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8011 Sepulveda BlvdVan NuysCA 91401

(818) 465-5177

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