Import Auto Repair

  • 5.0 of 5 stars
2 reviews

2073 E Center Circle, Minneapolis, MN 55441, us

(612) 578-4731


Website URL: 

Is this YOUR shop? Claim it and stay up to date!

Javascript is required to view this map.

Add a review

Log in or Sign up to add a review

Specializes in Brakes and Mufflers
Specializes in Engine Rebuild work
Has ASE certified mechanics
They are always honest
They are competent
Their repair price is reasonable
They complete the work in a timely manner
They respond well when they screw something up
They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
They are always honest
I would use this mechanic again
I would recommend this mechanic to others
They fix the problem the first time
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
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.

Get the Car Talk Newsletter

Add a shop

Know a great mechanic? Tell the world!

Get started

Geocoding courtesy of USC Spatial Sciences Institute