Santee Auto Repair

We work on all foreign and domestic vehicles (175 ) reviews
(619) 596-9999
Mon - Fri: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
open Saturday by appointment only

Loaner Cars

available by request

Free check engine

light testing


I've visited Import Autos twice now and have received stellar service both times. Everyone there is nice, helpful, and trustworthy. When my previous mechanic moved his work location too far away, I really wasn't sure I'd find someone I would trust as much as I trusted him. But I really feel my car is in good hands now. This place is even within walking distance of where I live, which is just icing on the cake. In fact, I was offered a ride back home if I hadn't wanted to walk...pretty awesome!

Hi. We appreciate your comments. We strive to give great customer service and don't hesitate to offer a ride home or to work when we can. Thank you for being our customer!!

- Import Auto Service

I had a problem with my front right Window regulator or motor on my X5 4.8is. And mister Imad (owner) was very helpful and professional and in very timely manner (30 minutes ,, WOW !!!!! ) fixed my problem and i was ready to go. I did not even had the time to drive my loaner Dodge Challenger i got :) and matter of fact i did not had to pay for my loaner car because his business is linked to Enterprise in Santee and because car was fixed in 30 minutes i just took it back and woolah i had my beast ready to go to San Diego Down Town and not worrying for TINT ticket, because window was working and responding on time :) Thank you Imad and Thank you Sonya at the reception making everything easy and understandable with Car warranty and rental company.


The best service in import cars in San Diego! I will never go to the dealer. Ahmad (the owner) is the best, and the most important thing is I trust him! And that says a lot for a mechanic. His customer service is impeccable! I took my cls500 there, my Wife's clk there, and now my 750. His prices are great too! I advise everyone who has a foreign car to forget the dealer and go to Import Auto Service. I'm not affiliated with Ahmad in anyway, and I'm not writing this as a fake review. I'm a true customer and this is my honest opinion.


I was needing work done to my bmw, and i really wanted to not spend the money i would on a dealership to fix my computer problems on my screen. I was reffered to import auto service through a friend. I was hesitent at first then went in and ended up going with them they fixed my problem fast and was not some rediculous price. They were friendly and accomadating. I even met the owner who worked on my car personally i was very pleased with the service i got. Jenn

Thank you for your kind comments. We have the Autologic diagnostic scanner which gives us the same programming and diagnostic capabilities as the dealer, but without the big dealer price tag. Also, our mechanic is a BMW specialist.

- Import Auto Service

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.

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