The entire team at Foreign Car Specialists greatly value each and every customer and it shows in our stellar reviews. We serve the Poughkeepsie and the Hudson Valley region with a state-of-the-art auto repair facility, ASE-certified auto technicians, and a focus on customer service. Your peace of mind matters to us and we keep you informed every step along the way to ensure no surprises. Call us or book an appointment online today. Foreign Car Specialists is located near the historic Walkway over the Hudson at 124 Washington Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.

5

Rick and his team are great. They gave me updates as work was completed on my Fiat and took pictures of issues they found. They were true to all estimates and wrote out very detailed notes for the work I needed. They answered all my millions of questions and gave honest opinions. I would definitely recommend bringing your car here they did a great job and the price is great too!

5

It’s hard to find a Quality Audi Technician, thanks for the Excellent service. My Car is Back on the road better than ever. Nice Job Thanks Again.

5

PEACE of MIND, EXCELLENCE, TRUST and VALUE. If you're looking for words about Foreign Car Specialists, those are just the beginning. I brought my domestic SUV in for a check-engine light and a little ‘eau de burning oil’ coming from the hood. Kevin and his team made me feel like a valued client right away, and performed a multi-point check-up on all of the basics, safety features, and things I hadnt even thought of. As a non-mechanic it is so stressful to try and find a service team that can be trusted to not take advantage of your inexperience. I have one service place that regularly changes my oil. They are very nice, however they never mentioned the gasket/seal issues that were causing the oil leaks and burning for months – that I repeatedly asked about each time. Kevin and his team immediately caught it and fixed it. I brought my vehicle to a national discount tire chain for replacement tires 6 months ago. They were courteous but they then placed the 2 new tires on the rear of the vehicle. I didn’t know any better. The Foreign Car team not only rectified THAT, they also explained in plain speak why it’s better for the fresh tires to be in the front on my front wheel drive/4WD vehicle. Oh, and they alerted me that my sway bars were essentially gone. No one else had even mentioned it before. I brought my vehicle in to another well-known large shop for brake replacement by a gentleman with excellent repuatation in the area and fair prices. He replaced my rear brakes. Side note: also no mention of sway bars issue. The Foreign Car team caught the fact that the pads were essentially slapped-on, no preparation of the rotors was made, and as a result, I was driving with haphazard brakes that were working with debris stuck in them and not performing properly. Yes, that screeching was not supposed to happen, I just had no idea it was my brand new brakes. That other shop also did my inspection. Waving-off the check-engine light as no big deal for more than a year. Guess who identified it as a fairly necessary function (related to oxygen) in the efficiency and regulatory compliance of my vehicle? … so Kevin cared, and fixed it. Not only did I trust other locations and mechanics and service people because they seemed knowledgable, they were affordable and that is always critical for me. the problem: I had even more unmentioned issues with the vehicle that they didn’t care to take the time and identify. There is a huge difference between knowledge and truswortiness. The Foreign Car Specialists kept me informed of the progress of my service with options for text alerts and even calls when they were needed. This told me that they were being thorough. They established that trust. They have all of the skills and equipment of a large service center, so they will do excellent work on any vehicle. They provided me with a very nice loaner that I really enjoyed – just like the larger service centers have. However, something the large places CANNOT boast: they are a shop that is small enough to care and to be honest and personable. The team is held to a standard that clearly not all businesses subscribe to. I am so grateful for the work they did – I can’t even remember half of the dozen items they educated me about, so the most crucial result was that I had peace of mind when they finished the work. The car was sanitized, too, and it was ready for the road trip I had ahead with my 2 children. For the first time in years I wasn’t cringing when I turned the key. I didn’t break a sweat when I drove on the Thruway fearful that I’d break down. My children were safe, I was confident and that is really worth it all. I don’t know how to thank all of the team who worked on my vehicle, other than to make sure to pass along this heartfelt review. Highest recommendations ~ Bravo, Foreign Car Specialists!

5

These guys are great! Been doing there for 2 decades! Excellent service, friendly, understanding, thorough and trust worthy. Their service and expertise just gets better over time! Thank you for keeping me and my family safe! Btw, they also work on domestic cars as well!

5

I have been using Foreign Car Specialists since 2014 and never have I had bad service. They explain what has to be done and why and have been very efficient, helpful and do their best to get you in and out on time. I would recommend them very strongly.

Thanks Len, we're always happy to help you! Your recommendation means a lot and your continued patronage is very much appreciated!

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5

Friendly, knowledgeable staff and owners. I was only there for an NYS inspection on a 36 year old Vanagon. They made me feel welcome and appreciated for choosing them. I'll be back.

5

Excellent service and very quick turnaround. I literally walked in and had an hour and a half to inspect my car. They fit me in and inspected it with flying colors. They were easygoing and a pleasure to deal with. I would definitely go out of my way to do a repair here again.

5

Excellent service for my vehicle! I'm new to the area and was looking for a garage where I could have my 2015 WRX serviced without having to take it to a dealership. The reviews were great overall and I'm thankful to have followed through with an appointment. Kevin and Lisa have a top notch operation and technicians!

Hey Mike, welcome to the Hudson Valley and also to Foreign Car Specialists! Rick, Brandon, Lisa and I are happy that you took the time to write about your experiences with the service you received on your 2015 Subaru WRX - our technician, Ryan, is very well-versed in Subaru maintenance including those inportant fluid changes! Let us us know how the front brakes are feeling!

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5

I was pleasantly surprised and impressed with the professional and kind people at Foreign Car Specialists. Manager Rick is top notch and took every opportunity to communicate thoroughly all phases of the process from the initial phone call I made to the diagnosis of my cars issues. I met owner Lisa as well. She was very nice and her dedication to her business is apparent. The office waiting area offered coffee, snacks, even toys for kids. Plus she loves animals🧡 My car is running great now and I have a repair shop I know I can trust. Thank you Rick & Lisa!

5

Great job! Very professional and thorough. They update you as work is performed. Rick is good at going over everything. Kevin and Lisa have a great staff.

thank you Joe - you're the best, we appreciate your comments!

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