We know how important your vehicle is to you and how important it is to keep it running in top shape all year round. That is why our Service Department, consisting of our friendly and helpful Service Advisor, our highly qualified and trained service technicians, including many ASE certified mechanics, our fully stocked Parts Department and our state-of-the-art service facility, are available to you during our convenient business hours.
We offer a comfortable waiting area and a 24/7 Early Bird / Late Night drop off box (so you can safely leave your vehicle and keys at the service center during non-business hours). You are also welcome to Schedule Your Service Appointment Online just by clicking on the Schedule Service link. Simply fill out the Form, click Submit and you're all set! It's that easy.
Experience the uncompromising quality and service that an Independent Service Center has to offer. When you bring your vehicle to International Auto Specialist you can rest assured that you will receive the best customer service - as well as genuine certified factory auto parts.
We will get the work done right the first time - and to factory specifications.
It doesn't matter whether you're bringing your vehicle in for routine scheduled preventive maintenance, a simple oil service, wheel rotation, balance or alignment, vehicle inspection or diagnostic test… Our professional service staff will answer your questions and address any service needs you may have. We'll even conduct a FREE 27-Point Vehicle Inspection for you just in case you may have some hidden problem that could affect your vehicle’s safety or performance.
The last thing you need to worry about is the operating condition of your vehcile.
Factory Scheduled Maintenance
Oil and Filter Services
This is the life-blood of your engine - it cools and lubricates the parts, ensuring smooth and long lasting operation. The oil breaks down from heat and gets dirty after circulating in the engine for too long, and must be replaced.
We recommend having the oil changed every 5,000 - 10,000 miles.
Oil & Safety Service
This service includes an oil change (with filter) and a safety check of your vehicle that includes crucial items including: brakes, indicator lights, rubber belts and hoses, engine coolant, steering linkage, and suspension components. Additionally, your technician will check for the following items: fluid leaks, wiper blade condition, wiper fluid level, tire pressure, horn operation, and dashboard warning lights.
BMW Inspection 1 (Inspection I)
Change the oil and oil filter, verify that the engine is running at the correct temperature, check the power steering system, rear axle, and transmission for leaks; fuel connections, lines, and tanks will be visually checked for leaks, check the exhaust system for leaks, proper positioning, mounting, and overall condition. Check front control arms and bushings for wear, check steering system for absence of play and overall condition, clean the brake pad contact points, check the brake disc surfaces and thickness of brake pads, examine brake lines and clutch system connectors for leaks, damage, and proper positioning, and check positioning and movement of parking brake cables.
Check all tires, including spare, for proper tire pressure, examine tires for wear and even tread, realigning or correcting if necessary, and grease wheel center hubs.
Read your diagnostic system, check your antifreeze, coolant, brake, clutch, and windshield washer fluid levels and correct as necessary, examine your engine cooling system/heater hose connections for leaks, verify that your air conditioner is working properly, perform a battery load test and check the electrolyte levels of your battery, and reset service indicator.
Check all interior and exterior lighting for functionality, check your indicator lights, instrument panel, and dashboard for illumination and control, check your washer and wiper system for functionality, verify operation of all doors and closures as well as grease hood, trunk/tailgate and door latches, check safety belts for functionality and visually check air bag units for obvious damages or torn covers, check heating and air blowers and defoggers for functionality, and cerify that mirrors are in working order. The final test to double check all of the check points of BMW Inspection 1 and to verify proper working order of vehicle.
Your technician will also take your vehicle on a short road test.
BMW Inspection 2 (Inspection II)
"All of the elements of Inspection 1 are repeated during Inspection 2. In addition to those services, Inspection 2 adds: inspection of your parking brake lining, replacement of air filters, examination of flexible boots for leaks, and inspection of the car body for rust per your rust prevention warranty."
We will examine your pads and discs and replace them as necessary. We will also check your brake fluid level and ensure that your levels are topped off with manufacturer specified fluid.
HVAC Check and Recharge
We will check your HVAC system for leaks and properly recharge the system to manufacturer specification with coolant.
Computer Diagnostics and Updates
We are the only independent shop in the region that has the BMW, Audi, and VW manufacturer diagnostic systems. We are able to update your vehicles software with manufacturer patches, change your convenience options, or install new options. No need to go to a dealership!
Alignment and Wheel Balancing
An improper alignment can cause your tires to wear out prematurely. It can also lead to unsafe driving conditions because your vehicle will not track properly on the road, and can drift out of its lane. We properly align your vehicle to the manufacturer's exact specifications with our top of the...
Cooling System Service
If the engine is too hot, it can overheat. If it’s too cold, the engine emits more pollutants and engine components prematurely wear out. If the cooling system fails to keep the engine at the right temperature, it can suffer significant damage and, in some cases, fail entirely. The entire...
Virginia Vehicle Safety Inspection
We are certified by the Commonwealth of Virginia to inspect your vehicle and issue your safety sticker annually.