Import Auto Repair

  • 5.0 of 5 stars
2 reviews

2073 E Center Circle, Minneapolis, MN 55441, us

(612) 578-4731

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Hours
 
Specialties
Specializes in Brakes and Mufflers
Specializes in Engine Rebuild work
Has ASE certified mechanics
Loaners
No
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They are always honest
5.0/5
They are competent
5.0/5
Their repair price is reasonable
5.0/5
They complete the work in a timely manner
5.0/5
They respond well when they screw something up
5.0/5
They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
5.0/5
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
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They are always honest
5.0/5
I would use this mechanic again
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I would recommend this mechanic to others
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They fix the problem the first time
5.0/5
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
5.0/5
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
4.0/5
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
3.0/5
Apr 03, 2008
There was a coolant leak in our "outback" that was diagnosed as a head gasket problem. After listening to a number of shops give estimates ranging from $1700 to $3000 to disassemble and repair, I felt John's solution of using the industry's anti-freeze pellets to seal the leak from within was a worthy try. John removed the valve cover and tighten the engine bolts and introduced the additive. It worked and I saved at least $2300. John and his shop is the kind of place where one finds quality and honesty is the goal. He is a purest in reality because there were cars there of all foreign makes. I plan on using his expertise and fairness in the future. Thank you Car Talk for having this website.
Jun 01, 2004
It's hard to find a good mechanic. A good mechanic for me is a person that will let me watch everything they do. I tend to be the kind of person that wants to learn this stuff for myself, so good mechanics will also explain how the work is done in terms I can understand. When I find one, I stick by them like glue. I met this fellow at the Nissan dealer wheer I bought my car. I think my first repair was the clutch in my 97 Maxima. I didn't have a lot of problems with that car, save for a few sensors. I recall having gone in to ask John about the Engine Light and the codes I found in the computer (nissan makes it especially easy to retrieve codes) and he explained what sensors were needed, and where to find them. I think I replaced a barometric pressure sensor and accompanying solenoid. At one point I recall swapping out the charcoal canister and connecting valves with his advice. Anyway, John eventually went out on his own, and works out of lavish facilities built in his backyard. I swear, his garage is bigger than the house. Since then, I have crashed my first Maxima and purchased another just like it. My new one also needed a clutch and bearings; they were very worn and leaving too much play in the axles. This caused oil to leak out of the transmission. I brought him an ACT clutch I bought off the internet, and he supplied the bearings and labor for a cost of $500. The dealer would have asked for 3 times this amount. He also explained how to replace the oil pressure sending unit. Now my garage floor stays clean. I have since replaced all 3 O2 sensors, a lower control arm, swaybar end links, struts, a clutch slave cylinder and some plumbing. All of this was done by me with advice from John. He knows I will still bring him the car when I get in over my head, or when I need tires mounted and balanced ($10 a tire), and I will send him customers that need his help. I have recommended him to countless people, and I have yet to hear any complaints.

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