International Motors

68795 Ramon Rd,
Cathedral City, CA 92234 US
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International Motors is a one stop maintenance repair center for BMW repair and service in Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Indio and Coachella, CA.

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Meet Our Team

  • Sean Zarrinkooh

    Owner & Master Technician

    Sean has around 30 years of experience in BMW/Mercedes repair and service and holds several ASE certifications. He has served on the board of many local automotive services councils and on the Palm Springs High School and College of the Desert Advisory Committees. He founded International Motors 26 years ago with the purpose of providing service for BMW and Mercedes drivers that surpasses the dealer's service.


  • When you have an older classic car it's easy for a mechanic to tell you that you need "everything." Especially if they have the car apart working on something. Sean is incredibly honest. And often says you don't need "this" or it can wait. And the job they do is probably better than a dealer as the dealer mechanics are trained to deal with the new cars, equipment and tools. My car is exotic and over 20 years old. Sean and his crew have the tools, knowledge and desire to make it as good as it can be without finding things to make me concerned about.

    Patrick P.
  • I drive two high performance BMW vehicles in the M series. One is a 5 series, and one is a Roadster. They are unique and distinctive. Sean has the experience and competency to be able to keep them running well. 

He also has a network of people that he interfaces with throughout the BMW United States service team, so if he finds something funky he can draw on the experience of other experts like him within the network. Other dealers might just shrug their shoulders, not address the issue, or not address it as economically as Sean will.

 If there is a way Sean can do something efficiently while maintaining effective service, he will do it. He gets the biggest bang for my dollar of anyone who has worked on my cars, and the quality of work is very strong. 

I have used International Motors now for 3 or 4 years. You get to be friends with the team as you visit every couple of months for maintenance. They are friendly and hospitable. While no one likes a car bill, International Motors makes it as pleasant as can be.

    Lynn C.
  • I've been a customer of International Motors for a few years and I think that they are really great. Sean is wonderful and runs a good shop there. They are honest, hard-working and professional. I highly recommend them.

    Joanne M.
  • International Motors has always handled everything I've brought to them expertly and expeditiously. I've been using them for about seven years, and find them to be incredibly knowledgeable and trustworthy.

    Ronald S.
  • I've been using International Motors for about seven to eight years now. I've had nothing but good experiences there. I have been very satisfied with the service provided there. I especially like dealing with Sean directly and growing and developing a solid relationship with him over the years. This is a nice business, with really good technicians.

    Art L.

Awards & Affiliations

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1 Review

  • John Rowlands12 years ago

    Sean and his team at International Motors do a great job with whatever needs to be done to our two BMWs to keep them safe, fully maintained and up to date. From tires to tune ups they do a great job. Not even the local BMW franchise can lure me back.

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