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Import Performance

598 Wellington Ave, Wilmington, NC 28401

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Hours of Operation

Mon - Fri:8:00am to 6:00pm

Message from the Shop

Import Performance was created the old-fashioned way - with the hard work and tireless enthusiasm of partners John Elliason, Jimmy Elliason and Talin Germain - all lifelong mechanics with a common passion for import cars. Their talent, expertise and over 20 years experience in the auto industry combined to create one of the finest car care solutions in the area. Today, our team continues their vision of excellence from our initial detailed inspection to on-going service.
At Import Performance, we happily provide all levels of car care for European and Asian cars including routine service, preventative maintenance, and repair work minor to major. We also understand the value (both sentimental and actual) of your automobile. That's why we work so hard to retain the most highly-trained staff and use the best available products including ATE, BG, Bilstein, Bosch, Brembo, Koni, Lucas, Mobile One, NGK, Sachs, Wurth, VDO, and Zimmerman.
Our clients appreciate our effort to deliver the absolut

Auto Makes We Service

Acura Audi BMW
Honda Hyundai Infiniti
Isuzu Jaguar Lexus
Mazda Mercedes-Benz Mini
Mitsubishi Nissan Porsche
Saab Scion Subaru
Toyota Volkswagen Volvo


AC/Heating Alignment Check Engine Light Diagnosis
Hybrid/Electric Muffler & Exhaust Oil Change & Lube Service & Repair
Timing Belts Tire Sales/Repair Transmission Repair


Child Friendly Coffee Early Bird Dropoff Free Multi-Point Safety Inspection
Heated Waiting Room Military Discount Senior Discount Towing
Warranty Accepted Wireless Internet

Customer Reviews (5 reviews)

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Import Performance
November 06, 2013

These guys are great at what they do. You can tell they care about you and that is what I look for when trying to find a shop for my baby. I brought my car in for a check engine light and some squeaking coming from the front of the car. They checked my car out and had a written estimate for me to review within an hour. I had them perform just the minimum to get by and they helped me prioritize the repairs so i can plan to have them done in the future. I feel safe and aware in my car now. Thank you Import Performance.

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Reply from Import Performance -  Import PerformanceNovember 06, 2013 13:00

We appreciate the feedback! Thank you! Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns moving forward. We are always happy to help.
- Rebecca Germain, Service Manager

Import Performance
May 26, 2009

Having turned a wrench many many times (think clutch replacement etc) I know a good mechanic when I find one. I was really bummed that I hadn't found one in Wilmington. Had a GREAT team in Raleigh.

Talin is as good as it gets. He's definitely the most professional mechanic I've seen... his shop is immaculate.... there's plenty of room for him to work. His computer support systems for ordering parts etc is great. He's perfectly happy to counsel you on making your own repairs. He has very fair pricing on parts, and he's not doing any funny business with his hours.

I couldn't be happier, or give a higher rating to Talin!!!!!

Sonny Rains CFP

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Import Performance
May 08, 2009

Exceptional customer service, quick and reliable repairs, and extremely competitive prices. Owner, Talin Germain, took extra time explain what needed to be repaired and exactly why it needed to be done. He also informed me of additional maintenance that would likely need to be done in the next six months, without pressuring me to make unnecessary repairs. As a professional woman, Import Performance's obvious dedication to providing clear explanations and a low pressure approach to ongoing maintenance made me feel like I could trust them to help me keep my car running smoothly. Great experience. I'll definitely make Talin and Import Performance my "partner of choice" for car repair and maintenance.

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Import Performance
March 04, 2009

Excellent customer service and quick turnaround times. Fair pricing too. I would definitely go back!!

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Import Performance
February 25, 2009

I received quality service and their prices were fair. The employees were professional and friendly. I will definitely use Import Performance in the future.

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