Georges Imports Ltd
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505 E 135 Street
Kansas City, MO 64145 USA
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11 Verified Reviews

Auto Repair Experience

  • George Schaffner Jr., Owner
  • Established 1976
  • 4 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 128 Years of Car Repair Experience

When we got to know George's Imports, we were truly impressed by the experience and longevity of their technicians. They have been working together for over 20 years, have 128 years of combined experience, and 2 are ASE master certified. Add to this a manager who has worked in this family business for 36 years and you have something truly special. We also found this shop is equipped with the tools and diagnostic equipment we would expect to see in our Certified shops. George's has shown us they have everything in place to get the vehicles that come into their shop fixed right, the first time. Customer conveniences offered include after hours vehicle drop-off, Saturday business hours, and WiFi internet access.


Audi Clutch Replacement Details

The clutch is a mechanical device that temporarily disconnects the engine from the manual transmission, which allows for a smooth transition from one gear to another.

Common Symptoms:

  • Difficulty shifting gears
  • Clutch may slip, shudder, or be difficult to depress
  • Engine will "rev," but speed will not increase/vehicle will not move

What the Mechanic Should Do:

  • Engine oil or transmission fluid leaks can damage a clutch. When replacing a clutch, any leaks should be diagnosed and repaired to avoid recurring problems. As a preventive measure, it's not uncommon for a shop to recommend replacement of the rear main seal and/or the transmission input shaft seal even when not leaking; it's a good insurance policy against expensive future repairs
  • If it is defective, the transmission input shaft should be inspected and replaced along with the clutch
  • Most shops recommend the flywheel be resurfaced when the clutch is replaced (where applicable). On some vehicles, the clutch slave cylinder is located in with the clutch assembly. To avoid having to remove the transmission before the next clutch job, we recommend the slave cylinder is replaced at the same time as the clutch.
  • Incorrect linkage/cable adjustment or "riding" the clutch (resting one's foot on the clutch pedal, not allowing the clutch to release completely) can cause premature clutch failure

Auto Repair Experience

  • George Schaffner Jr., Owner
  • Established 1976
  • 4 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 128 Years of Car Repair Experience


  • AC/Heating
  • Alignment
  • Check Engine Light
  • Classic Car Repair/Restoration
  • Diagnosis
  • Muffler & Exhaust
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Timing Belts
  • Tire Sales/Repair


  • Child Friendly
  • Coffee
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Heated Waiting Room
  • Open Saturday
  • Parts/Accessories
  • Wireless Internet


  • iATN

Makes We Serve

  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Buick
  • FIAT
  • Jaguar
  • Land Rover
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Mini
  • Porsche
  • Saab
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo

Message from the Shop

Specializing in keeping European vehicles in top shape for over 5 decades, George's Imports is simply the right solution. We service Audi, BMW, Buick, Fiat, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Porsche, Saab, Volkswagen, and Volvo. From vintage Citroen's to modern Mercedes, George's Imports should be your first call.

George's Imports started as George's Foreign Cars, a Citroen dealer,in the 1960's. In 1975 they moved from the old Fina station at Hickman Mills & Prospect to Wornall Road. January of 1976 they became George's Imports a Saab dealer. 1995 saw them move from Wornall Road to State Line Road,keeping the name George's Imports. Due to the economy they moved from State Line in August of 2010 to their current location of 505 E 135 Street - K.C., MO. 64145, where they are an authorized Saab service point.

While a Saab dealer, 1975 to 2010, they were the only one in the U.S. to have an
owner also be awarded Master Technician.

They have built their own race cars with at least 2 championships. There race cars have been a Fiat, a Toyota and 2 Saab's. Their mechanics say there specialties are: "Repairing, Replacing, Rebuilding anything needed from bumper to bumper - top to bottom with the knowledge and understanding of what's needed and where".


Overall Rating

11 Verified Reviews

Customer Reviews

by January 07, 2013

They recommended what should and should not be done based upon the value of the car.

by - Verified Customer December 28, 2012

They were nice. I got what I needed in a timely manner.

by - Verified Customer December 28, 2012

They could be a little cleaner and a little more engaged with their customers. That's all I could really say because they do good work. They know what they are doing and they have experience. The whole customer experience could be heightened.

by December 21, 2012

I want to help George's imports because I think they are a great shop and we have been going there since the mid 80's. We drive about 70 miles one way to go there. We bought our car from them. We're still using George's fabulous service facility. They're just amazing.

by - Verified Customer December 21, 2012

Courteous, quick, and honest. I get honest answers to my questions.

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by - Verified Customer December 20, 2012

They are very knowledgeable.

by - Verified Customer December 20, 2012

They do an excellent job. They work on cars that other places wont work on, like Saab. They give recommendations without pressuring. I work with them all the time. They are nice people.

by - Verified Customer December 18, 2012

They have great magazines and books.

by - Verified Customer December 17, 2012

Excellent work. The owner is the head mechanic and stands by his work.

by - Verified Customer December 17, 2012

I've been doing business with them since 1979. I see no reason to change now.

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by - Verified Customer December 12, 2012

They always do a great job and I highly recommend them to anyone who has a Saab. It's always the best job in town. They do the work that's needed, and don't do work that's unneeded. Basically it's a great experience.

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