International Auto Specialists

(424) 278-9477 | Email | View Website

8011 Sepulveda Blvd., Van Nuys, CA | Directions   91402

34.215911 -118.466276

Open Hours

Mon-Fri: 8AM-6PM

Sat: 8AM-2PM

Automotive Repair, Automotive Sales & Services, Automotive Repair  more

More Categories: Car Batteries, Truck Repair, Auto Parts & Accessories

Automotive Repair Services: Fuel System Repair, Brake Repair, Clutch Repair, Transmission Repair

Automotive Services: Smog Testing, Auto Diagnostics, Oil Changes

Neighborhoods: South Valley, Van Nuys

International Auto Specialists

From The Owners of International Auto Specialists

Find a Local Service center that offers Quality Automotive Parts, Service and Repairs.

About International Auto Specialists

  • Auto Repair & Service
  • Auto Parts & Accessories
  • Smog Check, Brake, and Light Inspections

Whether your car is foreign or domestic, it looks and runs better after visiting International Auto Specialist. Renew the look and drivability of your vehicle with precision work performed by ASE Certified Technicians and advanced Technology and Performance Training.

We have affordable pricing, free quotes, and more than 40 years of combined experience to back our high-quality automotive maintenance!

Our large auto repair shop provides many in-shop auto services which include:

• Engine Repair & Overhauling

• Transmission Work

• Brake & Clutch Repairs

• Air Conditioning and Heating Repair

• Diagnostics

• Tune-Ups

• Lube & Oil Jobs

• Electrical Work

• Fuel Injection Maintenance

• Smog Checks

Our Auto Body Work includes:

• Rust Repairs

• Full & Spot Painting

• Part Replacements

• Frame & Uni-Body Repairs

• Dent Repairs

• Stripe & Molding Work

• Headliner & Carpet Maintenance


Reviews for International Auto Specialists

over a year ago

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!

over a year ago

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.

over a year ago

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.

over a year ago

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!

over a year ago

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!

over a year ago

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

over a year ago

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!

over a year ago

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.

over a year ago

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!

over a year ago

Editorial Review – In business since 1973, Van Nuys body shop specializes in collision/electrical repair and body work. Towing and shuttles are available.


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