Foreign Car Specialists

6805 Seybold Rd.,
Madison, WI 53719 US
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We are a small, independent shop that has been around for a long time in Madison. Foreign Car Specialists was located on Regent St since the 1960s, but has moved to 6805 Seybold Rd in April 2015.

This is the type of shop where you can communicate directly with and get to know your mechanic. We are skilled in the diagnosis and repair of engines, transmissions, brakes/chassis, stability control and electrical systems. We do have the factory BMW ICOM and subscription to ISTA. We also have invested in a lot of specialty diagnostic and repair tools. We strive for quality repairs and use both OEM and OES parts.

We work on vintage and modern European makes such as BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, VW, Jaguar, Porsche, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, MG, Austin-Healey, Triumph, Rolls-Royce, Bentley and open to more.

Meet Our Owner

  • Aaron Stroud


    Aaron has grown up in the auto repair business. His father owning a transmission repair shop, Aaron spent a lot of time around cars. Aaron started working on customer vehicles at the age of 14. His drive has always pushed him to tackle more challenging cars and problems. He moved to Madison to get more experience with foreign cars (which many shops from his hometown were afraid of). He found his mentor, Chris Beebe, owner of Foreign Car Specialists at a time when the business was dormant. Chris was involved with a lot of electric car research, but decided to take Aaron in anyway and re-open the business. Many years later, Chris sold the business to Aaron and has since moved the location to 6805 Seybold Rd.


  • At the recommendation of a friend and after reading Yelp reviews, I went to FCS when my car was making loud noises. Aaron took the time to check out my car for free and let me know what was wrong. We talked costs and he encouraged me to return in a couple of months. I appreciated his honesty and the transparency of the transaction. He could have painted a dire situation and talked me into getting a repair immediately but he didn't. I went back a few months later and Doug worked on my vehicle. Great experience with this place. Honest guys who do a good job.

    VM R. Madison, WI, via Yelp on July 14, 2016
  • I'd give this place 6 stars if I could. Knowledgeable, honest, friendly and reasonable prices. I'm a bit of a car nut and a former mechanic so I'm fussy about garages. This place is the best. Period. (They are also very good with old British sports cars.)

    Steve H. Madison, WI, via Yelp on January 25, 2016

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