Santee Auto Repair

We work on all foreign and domestic vehicles (144 ) 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

5

I have trusted Import Auto for 4 years now.. They are honest and they always have the customer's interested at hand.. They do a great job and repair what is needed.. Thank you guys for always taking care of me and my car!

5

As I was driving to work one morning, my vehicle began stuttering and the service engine soon light began flashing intermittently. Not a good way to start the day. After I arrived at work, I opened my trusty Yelp app and searched for auto repair places nearby. I found Import Auto Service nearby with glowing reviews so I called them up. They understood I needed to work and really came through to ensure I had transportation back to the office after I dropped my vehicle off with them. They quickly diagnosed my issue (I had 2 of 4 cylinders non-functional) and rapidly fixed my vehicle, ensuring I had my vehicle back by 5:00 pm the same day. They were even willing to stay late had I not been able to pick it up on time. I was given an detailed and accurate quote and upon performing the work, when they found a part which didn't need to be replaced they skipped it, making the final total come in much less than the original quote. I will go out of my way to visit this local repair shop should the need arise in the future. Great people, great service and just all around a great experience. (Who can normally say that about expensive car repairs?)

5

I came in on a Saturday (2/17/18) for an oil change on my Mini and was given the best customer service. Great location, great service, great pricing, I'll definitely be coming back. Thank you Import Auto Service.

5

Came in last Saturday for an oil change on my Mini and was given the best customer service. Great location, great service, great pricing, I'll definitely be coming back. Thank you Import Auto Service.

5

Prior to purchasing a vehicle, Tim actually came with me to the small lot to test drive and evaluate the vehicle. He was meticulous in his assessment, and recommended a small repair before i proceeded with the purchase, but otherwise endorsed the vehicle. He is a brilliant and honest mechanic and i highly recommend him and Chriss' shop to anyone in need of automotive repairs!

5

Chris and Tim fixed my mini for one third of the price that the Mini dealership quoted me! Their customer service is wonderful too. They let me borrow a car from their lot while my they fixed my Mini for no charge. I would most highly recommend this auto repair service shop to anyone who needs import service. Don't take your car to the dealership when these guys will do it for a fraction of the price.

5

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.

5

I have an 08 Toyota Corolla that was driving very loud and making a ticking sound on acceleration. Being a Toyota owner, I never really needed a mechanic. But, alas now I needed one and had no idea who to go to. I don't believe in using the Toyota dealers for everything, and knew that wasn't going to be an option for me. I did a search for my area and Import came up. Read the reviews, especially those written by women. Making the appointment was simple. You can do it online. Chris called the very next morning and confirmed. Chris greeted me as I pulled up and took the time to bring me out to my car and showed me exactly where and what the problem was. He explained how it worked and what the ticking sound was I was hearing.( Manifold replaced). I asked Chris to check my drive belt as my tire place told me it was cracked and needed to be replaced. Chris confirmed it and he replaced that as well. I had a rough idea what a manifold and/or muffler replacement would cost going in, but Chris was on the low end...so grateful! He also gave me a heads up of my motor mounts, but said not to worry. Just bring my car in for oil changes and they will keep an eye on them and let me know when I absolutely need to pull the trigger on that repair. He took the time to print me out an estimate right then. He was a stand up guy. I would highly recommend taking your car here. You will find nothing here but integrity. Wendy F.

5

Great experience! Very knowledgeable. i recommend!! great experience!

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