Independent BMW Service Center

Independent BMW Service Center

International Auto Specialist provides a reliable alternative to dealer service for BMW, Mini Cooper, Audi, Mercedes Benz and Volkswagen, whether your automobile is fresh out of the showroom or has logged thousands of pleasurable miles.

Our technicians have the training and equipment to perform all maintenance and repairs. We use manufacturer approved diagnostic equipment and genuine factory parts. Our goal is to exceed our customers' expectations each time they visit. We have been proudly servicing vehicles in the Fredericksburg area since 1984.

Factory Scheduled Maintenance

Oil and Filter change
5,000 - 10,000 miles

This is the life-blood of your engine - it cools and lubricates the parts, ensuring smooth and longlasting operation.  The oil breaks down from heat and gets dirty after circulating in the engine for too long, and must be replaced.

We reccommend having the oil changed every 5,000 - 10,000...

Oil & Safety Service
15,000 - 25,000

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...

BMW Inspection 1 (Inspection I)
24,000 - 30,000

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,...

BMW Inspection 2 (Inspection II)
36,000 - 42,000

"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...

Our Services

Brake Rotor and Caliper
Brake Service

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 line alignment and balancing equipment. We also balance your wheels.

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 cooling system is first cleaned and then all debris and worn out coolant is completely flushed from the system. Then, fresh new premium coolant is added. Conditioners are included to prevent rust and corrosion and cooling System Sealer is also included to prevent leaks.

Virginia Vehicle Safety Inspection

We are certified by the Commonwealth of Virginia to inspect your vehicle and issue your safety sticker annually.

Scheduled Maintenance