The San Diego area is full of auto repair and maintenance options for all kinds of vehicles and every kind of need. Throughout the years, Import Auto Specialists have fostered an excellent reputation for quality care, operations, and services for our clients from all over the San Diego area and beyond! We have had growing numbers of new and regular clients that entrust our ASE-certified team of auto mechanics to get the job done for their beloved vehicles. 

We have hundreds of reviews that commonly say that we are:

  • Knowledgeable
  • Skilled
  • Caring
  • Fast
  • Communicative
  • Thorough
  • Great at providing for both the vehicle and the client!

After their first appointment, we invite our clients to write honest reviews of our services here at Import Auto Specialists. If you feel that we haven’t kept our promise to provide you with quality service and want to express what went wrong with your experience with us, please feel free to do so. We want nothing but the best for our clients, and we strive to do all that we can to fix anything that went wrong. We will do our best to respond to your negative review as quickly as we can to get to the bottom of the issue with remorse and integrity. 

At Import Auto Specialists, we make it our mission to put the client first and to provide clear communication from intake to delivery while delivering high-quality service at a reasonable cost. Considering our services? We welcome you to come on by our San Diego auto repair shop at 7171-B Ronson Rd, San Diego, CA 92111; we are open on Mondays through Fridays at 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM. You can also call at 858-576-7186 or schedule an appointment here for your vehicle. We are excited to have you as a valued client here at Import Auto Specialists!

5

We had issues with our WRX and they were quick to give a full diagnostic evaluation. The cost, timing, and service we exactly what I expected.

Thank you, Greg, for your trust in our auto repair team. We are happy we met your expectations and look forward to seeing you again at the next service visit. :-)

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5

Always a positive experience, done quickly, efficiently and with a smile. I really love getting an auto report card to help keep me up to date on what I need done and the urgency, without trying to over sell me. I really appreciate and trust having IAS as my mechanics and life savers!

Thank you, Ah Lee Na, so much for your kind words about Import Auto Specialists. We're really happy to hear that you've had great experiences with us and that you like the auto report card we provide. We always strive to give efficient and friendly service, and we're glad that you trust us with your car. We look forward to keeping up the excellent service for you in the future. We look forward to continuing to provide you with the best service possible.

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5

Great service

Brady! Thank you for your kind commendation of our service. At Import Auto Specialists, we are committed to delivering top-notch service. We look forward to assisting you again in the future.

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5

Great Service & Communication. It was easy to make an appointment & they were up front about cost & time. Honest shops are hard to find. I found one! Thanks Guys!

Kirk! Thank you for your kind words! We are so glad that you had a great experience with us here at Import Auto Specialists. We appreciate your feedback and are glad you found an honest shop with us. Thank you again for your review. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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5

Very excellent experience! They fixed my brakes and performed minor maintenence within 24 hours. The staff is great!

Thank you so much for sharing your excellent experience, J Quality! We're thrilled to hear that you were satisfied we could fix your brakes and perform the necessary maintenance within such a quick timeframe. If you need further assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out. We appreciate your support!

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5

I took in my car for transmission and brake flush. When I arrived home, the brake fluid level light came on and there was brake fluid leaking on one of the back tires. I called Bill at IAS and within an hour a tow truck was at the house. The car was taken back to IAS, repaired and delivered the next morning back to the house with no additional charges or fees. IAS cleaned the car and left a nice Thank You note for the troubles. IAS provides quality work at great prices. Yet IAS, and Bill, went above and beyond when there was an issue. The customer support demonstrated by IAS is outstanding.

Thank you for choosing Import Auto Specialists (IAS) for your car's transmission and brake flush. We apologize for the inconvenience you experienced. We're grateful for your patience and understanding. We appreciate your positive feedback regarding the quality of our work and our great prices. At IAS, we strive to provide exceptional customer support and go above and beyond for valued customers like you. Thank you, Chuck, for sharing your experience, and we look forward to serving you again in the future.

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3

Honest review time, shop isn’t bad, guys are pretty nice. My issues with them. I paid around $1300 for all new routers and brakes, very expensive job for brakes but worth it for quality work. Come to find out they didn’t clean any of the guide pins or grease them for the calipers so my caliper seized slightly, still has a score mark on the rotor from it. That should have been done for all the caliper pins on such a pricy job. Paid around $1700 for new tie rods and control arms in the front and they dinged up the control arms on the job exposing my brand new control arms to the elements because the paint chipped in several places. Paid $84 for a tire rotation and they never rotated the tires. They will need more time than the average shop to get jobs done so plan on renting a car for a day or two, maybe if I gave them more time these things would have been done a little more to my specifications, not sure. Maybe I’ll be back, still undecided, my biggest qualm is they return the car back with dirty footprints just kinda no care shown for keeping the car clean, for the price they charge the least you can do is ensure the car is not dirtied by your boot prints that have oil on them. The one tech in our test drive didn’t take his foot off the brake when taking the key out so he was just cranking my key back and forth trying to get it out, did not appreciate that as the ignition switch is already a little weak on my car, it doesn’t need the unnecessary trauma. Overall not bad, but not as good as I expected for the price.

Steven, we appreciate your feedback and take your points to heart. We will speak with our team to get to the root of the issue so we don't make these mistakes again. We appreciate your support and wish you safe travels.

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5

Great service, all-around professional, and the communication, especially from Bill, is exceptional. We had our check engine light come on and Bill and his team were able to find out exactly what was going on and offer us sound guidance on what the nexts steps should be. We’ve had issues here or there, when it comes to the car, and whenever I call Bill, he not only talks politely and professionally, but he is also able to offer other avenues of advice. He, and the the folks at IAS continue to go the extra mile and my family and I appreciate their kindness and excellent accuracy.

Thank you so much for your kind words, Gregory! We're glad that Bill and our team were able to address your check engine light issue and guide you through the next steps. We're always here to help and offer reliable advice whenever you need it. Your continued support means a lot to us, and we're grateful for the opportunity to serve you and your family. Thank you for choosing Import Auto Specialists!

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5

This staff at this place is very knowledgeable and professional. Transparency with great customer service set them apart for your European vehicle needs. Thanks Bill!!

Thank you so much, Miguel! We truly appreciate your support and high praise. Thanks for making our day. :-)

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5

Professional. Dedicated, Honest, Service

Thank you, Tom! We're glad to hear that you found our team professional, dedicated, and honest. Providing exceptional service is our top priority at Import Auto Specialists. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to serving you again in the future.

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