10% off for new customer any invoice over $150.00

What our Clients Say

Such a professionally run business... Honest, clean, friendly, and great pricing! I felt very comfortable having work done at this business and I would recommend this company to anyone in need of import car repairs.
“ Top Notch Service For those of you that own a car, whether it be import or not, this is most definitely the best place to take your car for service. I have two cars and I trust both of them to Import Auto ServiceSantee without hesitation. I have been bringing my Mercedes and BMW there for a couple of years now and I can tell you that the service has always been excellent in every way. Not only is the service great but the costs are very reasonable. I appreciate the fact that I was able to find this place and glad that I can rest easy from here on out with any car or my friends cars. They tell me that they have been very satisfied with the service as well. I highly recommend Import AutoService Santee See for yourself! You will be glad you did!! ”
Not only did they fix the mechanical issues with my car, but Tim even fixed my bumper for me as part of the service! Great customer relations, and everything was explained in detail and the costs were very reasonable.
Great experience! Very knowledgeable. i recommend!! great experience! 11/28/2017
Selina Ramirez
Awesome service- It is a pleasure to know these friendly folks who appreciate cars and use OEM parts to make them run right! They weren't offended when I brought in an older vehicle or asked them to hold parts so I could see first-hand what needed to be done. Competitive pricing, honest and direct answers to questions, and efficient quality workmanship and reliability are just a few reasons I will continue to use Import Auto Service as my primary maintenance and repair specialists. 12/16/2017
Happy Customer
Thank you Tim and Chris for doing a same day oil change/A service on my Mercedes C250. I learned that a few services I received from the dealership were either not needed or suggested when I could have went another 60k miles without the service. I also saved a significant amount versus using the dealership for service. Thanks again!!! 8/10/2017
K Morgan
I would recommend to any family, friend, or colleague. These mechanics are honest, hardworking, and respectable. Chris gave me a fair estimate and at the end he didn't tag on any random fees. Gary worked on my car and did a great job. Thanks again guys. 8/3/2017
Jon Crane

Import Auto Service Smart Car Service

Import Auto Service, located less than a mile from the Mission Gorge Road exit in Santee, CA, is a family-owned business is your one-stop Smart Car Service San Diego repair shop that specializes in servicing European and Asian cars. Whatever the year and make of your car, we address all your Smart Car service needs through providing a full range of auto repairs, from major transmission repair, to clutch failures and scheduled maintenance.

Smart Car Vehicles

Common issues to look for in your Smart Car include the following

  • Power window switch failure
  • Transmission failure
  • Vibration due to damaged engine mounts
  • Air Conditioning Problems
  • Battery or electrical system issues
  • Clutch replacement

General maintenance tips for your Smart Car

  • Regularly change oil and air filter (every 3-4k miles for regular oil, every 5-8k miles for synthetic)
  • Rotate your tires every 5-8k miles
  • Check tire pressure and fluids
  • Check timing belts every 25k miles
  • Replace other belt every 100k miles
  • Check battery terminals and electrical signals
  • Flush cooling system once per year
  • Check brake pads and rotors regularly
  • Replace fluid and bleed brake system once per year
  • Regularly check and top off fluids

Benefits of regular maintenance

  • Lower maintenance costs over time
  • Longevity of vehicle
  • Better gas mileage
  • Increase resale value (be sure to document all services)

At Import Auto Service, we value our loyal Smart Car customers and pride ourselves on providing exceptional service. To make an appointment, simply fill out our online request form or give us a call, and we’ll take care of the rest!

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