Import Auto Clinic

(714) 988-6336
96 Verified Reviews

7:30am to 5:00pm


3401 East La Palma Ave
Anaheim, CA 92806 USA


  • Andy Van Ginkel, Owner
  • Established 1980
  • 4 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 2 ASE Certified Auto Technicians
  • 76 Years of Car Repair Experience

Import Auto Clinic Reviews


96 Verified Reviews
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by - Verified Customer September 17, 2017

David is a good man.

by - Verified Customer September 10, 2017

It was the greatest experience of my life.

by - Verified Customer September 10, 2017

Andy was very flexible and understanding. I felt confident they would do the service well and efficiently

by - Verified Customer September 07, 2017

Excellent work, well-maintained shop, knowledgeable ownership and technicians; fair prices; wouldn't go anywhere else for service!

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by - Verified Customer September 04, 2017

They have always been very straight forward and honest with us and have done a great job helping us plan repairs and expected costs. I recommend Import Auto Center to anyone who needs a fair and honest auto mechanic.

by - Verified Customer August 22, 2017

Both Andy and David were very knowledgeable and listened to my concerns about the vehicle. They did not pressure me into getting services that were not needed at the present time. This was actually my first experience with them, but their all-around great service will have me coming back for future auto maintenance/repairs.

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by - Verified Customer August 21, 2017

Seemed to care more than other machining shops I've been to.

by - Verified Customer August 17, 2017

They were friendly and prompt. Charge the same as the dealership though

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by - Verified Customer August 17, 2017

The employees were professional and courteous. They seemed very knowledgable. It was my first time there buy i would go back again.

by - Verified Customer August 09, 2017

Very professional , great staff

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by - Verified Customer August 08, 2017

Quality work and excellent customer service.

by - Verified Customer August 02, 2017

reliable, courteous, friendly, efficient, fair

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by - Verified Customer July 25, 2017

Competent and honest guys! Always done right...thank you!

by - Verified Customer July 20, 2017

Always a good experience with this shop

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by - Verified Customer July 19, 2017

Best customer service! They fix my car correctly each time, provide a loaner car so I'm not late for work! Great job! Thanks Andy and David!

by - Verified Customer July 16, 2017

very positive
happy with overall experience

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by - Verified Customer July 16, 2017

Everyone is real nice and honest. Will continue to go there for service

by - Verified Customer July 11, 2017

Honest, friendly service.

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by - Verified Customer July 09, 2017

They do great work! Love that I can go to a mechanic I trust.

by - Verified Customer July 09, 2017

I feel good that personnel did not try to up sell me unnecessary maintenance

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by - Verified Customer July 06, 2017

Friendly personnel, lovely waiting area. Did the job in a timely fashion!

by - Verified Customer July 05, 2017

They were so kind and helpful. Such a blessing to my family!

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by - Verified Customer June 13, 2017

Always feel well informed and provided all my options to make good decisions about my car.

by - Verified Customer June 12, 2017

Excellent service, like always.

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by - Verified Customer June 11, 2017

Everyone was friendly and competent.

by - Verified Customer June 08, 2017

My 2009 Lexus has found a new location for repairs and regular maintenance. The shop was clean and the staff were very friendly! The company's follow-up email was unexpected.

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by - Verified Customer June 08, 2017

Most honest shop I've ever been to

by - Verified Customer June 05, 2017

They charged me over $100 to tell me I needed to spend over $300 so my vehicle would pass smog inspection. I took it to another place and he saw right away that I had a crack in a hose, he charged me nothing to tell me that, so I went to the dealer and spent $10 on a new hose. After putting the new hose on myself, the check engine light went off and it passed smog inspection. I paid over $100 to get the wrong advice and they fixed nothing for me

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by - Verified Customer June 05, 2017

Dave always kept me informed about the status of my repairs. There were no 'surprises.'

by - Verified Customer May 30, 2017

My experience was excellent. Everyone I encountered at the shop was polite, professional, and friendly. They were honest with me about my car. I would definitely return again next time my car needs work!

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by - Verified Customer May 24, 2017

Pretty sure they fit me in among a very busy schedule and for that I am thankful.

by - Verified Customer May 22, 2017

I had gone to a different shop previously that was struggling to diagnose my car. After a month and a half of 'let's try this and that' and my car getting worse, I found Import Auto Clinic. I explained the situation and they called me within a couple of hours of dropping it off with a complete diagnosis. They had to keep my car over night and let me borrow a car for free. When I picked my car up they answered all of my questions and my car has been running great ever since. It was a great experience and I will go back there in the future.

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by - Verified Customer May 21, 2017


by - Verified Customer May 17, 2017

Good experience.

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by - Verified Customer May 16, 2017

Andy, the owner, is great to chat with.

by - Verified Customer May 14, 2017

Very satisfied.

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by - Verified Customer May 08, 2017


by - Verified Customer May 03, 2017

David's customer service make me trust him. Free inspection did not feel like I would be taken advantage of, and the unexpected loaner was achieved faster than a BMW dealership. You have my business forever. Thank you.

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by - Verified Customer April 30, 2017

Each and every one should be paid better.

by - Verified Customer April 27, 2017

Honest mechanics.

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by - Verified Customer April 20, 2017

Always the best, no other car repair shop for me.

by - Verified Customer April 19, 2017

I am always impressed with the integrity of the employees at Import Auto Clinic: the quote is reasonable (and accurate), the wait time is minimal, and the work is high-quality. I am a very satisfied customer, and I plan to continue bringing all the vehicles in my home to Import Auto Clinic!

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by - Verified Customer April 05, 2017

Great work

by - Verified Customer April 05, 2017

I will summarize by saying I have a Lexus LX470 and Mini Cooper S and I will only have my cars worked on here. Better than the Lexus and BMW dealer across the board. I am very particular about my cars and I will only pay reasonable prices for a service. I would say prices are about half the dealer rates for like services. Honest and fair which has earned my trust!

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by - Verified Customer April 04, 2017

They knew right away what was wrong with my car and were able to get it repaired right away.

by - Verified Customer April 04, 2017

As a woman, I am always cautious when I am given a quote for service and repairs on my car. Trust is definitely earned and Import Auto Clinic makes me feel confident that we are making the right decision. Great customer service!

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by - Verified Customer April 03, 2017

First time using them. Will see what future brings

by - Verified Customer April 02, 2017

Very trustworthy auto repair shop. We've used them for years!

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by - Verified Customer March 30, 2017

Work was fine. Not sure if I saved any money, since it appears that the shop was unfamiliar with my model and make of car

by - Verified Customer March 29, 2017

First time I worked with IAC and was completely satisfied. I have made the decision to move my future services here.

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by - Verified Customer March 28, 2017

Work was done well.

by - Verified Customer March 23, 2017

Friendly service. Talked golf with Andy the whole time.

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by - Verified Customer March 21, 2017

Both Andy and David were very cordial and treated my wife and me with great care. Thanks guys.

by - Verified Customer March 19, 2017


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by - Verified Customer March 19, 2017

David is always super friendly and helpful. He takes time to explain the repairs needed and provides thorough justification for the costs of parts/labor. He makes recommendations for additional preventive repairs but is never too pushy if I decline or need more time to think and do my own research. I appreciate that!

by - Verified Customer March 19, 2017

You only go back to the same place for 30 years if you feel welcomed, they do good work, on time, and for the price promised. They do!

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by - Verified Customer March 16, 2017

Andy was great!

by - Verified Customer March 13, 2017

Great service

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by - Verified Customer March 07, 2017

Good work!

by - Verified Customer March 07, 2017

Import Auto is a great, family-oriented business. I have been treated like family every time I take my car in for service. I feel the work they do is way above expectations and has always been high quality.

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by - Verified Customer March 05, 2017

They know what proper procedures need to be done to keep my vehicle in good working order.

by - Verified Customer March 02, 2017

Andy, Dave and the rest of the staff are very personable, and professional. I have never had any issues with the repairs. I would recommend Import Auto

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by - Verified Customer February 26, 2017

Better quality of work and service than the local Mercedes or Jaguar dealer.

by - Verified Customer February 21, 2017

All the years you have been faithful and always took good care of this widow.
God bless

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by - Verified Customer February 16, 2017


by - Verified Customer February 16, 2017

I felt like the symptoms I asked for was never looked at because it was the holiday weekend, and everyone wanted to leave the shop early.

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by - Verified Customer February 15, 2017

Not good

by - Verified Customer February 14, 2017

This is the only shop I will ever do business with. Keep up the good work guys!

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by - Verified Customer February 12, 2017

I appreciated them explaining all the things that needed repair and why, however my car did have a ding in the side that it didn't have before bringing it in, and I wasn't happy about that.

by - Verified Customer February 08, 2017

It was great. They've always treated me with respect and never recommended unnecessary services.

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by - Verified Customer February 07, 2017

Nice friendly people and service

by - Verified Customer February 07, 2017

Dave was very friendly. He explained the maintenance things that would be done.

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by - Verified Customer February 01, 2017

I am a long-term customer of IAC, and they always meet or exceed my expectations.

by - Verified Customer January 30, 2017

Very professional, prompt ,and fairly priced.

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by - Verified Customer January 29, 2017

Import Auto has always treated me with respect. They fixed what I brought the car in for, and are honest when they see something else that may need a future fix, tell me how much it would cost, and then go the extra mile by giving me a time/mileage reference for when it might need to be done. I appreciate that there are loaner cars available, which really helps relieve the stress of car repair logistics. What I love are the friendly and helpful people. I am constantly referring them to friends and keep a couple of business cards handy when someone asks.

by - Verified Customer January 26, 2017

Excellent service at a fair price, as always.

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by May 15, 2013

I knew what my Lexus needed on my maintenance list at the designated mileage. The parts were replaced, and I received my car at the exact time they designated the very next day. Wonderful customer service and absolutely no pressure. I will definately go back for my next service.

by May 12, 2013

Work was always done correctly and promptly for 30 years.

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by May 12, 2013

My latest auto service required only an oil change, and no additional service. However, a service appointment within the past year traced my vehicle's performance problem to a fuel pump whose output pressure was slightly below the manufacturer's required level. When I arrived in the evening to pick up my vehicle, I was simply handed the key. There was no charge because this under-performing fuel pump had been installed within the previous year by Import Auto. It was covered by their warranty; they replaced it at no cost to me. They had purchased it new from the vehicle's manufacturer, and said they had never had problems with a new name-brand fuel pump like this. They continue to earn my trust. I highly recommend Import Auto to anyone.

by May 06, 2013

I have been happy with the work they have done on all three of my cars for the last ten years. Honest, reliable and good service.

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by May 05, 2013

Great place and great service from an excellent staff.

by April 29, 2013

I'm very satisfied with the quality and prices of the repairs at Import Auto Repair and I recommend them.

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by April 16, 2013

As a woman, it is intimidating to have your car repaired, some shops take advantage of us and either charge more or suggest repairs that are not necessary. I have never had that happen at Import Auto and always feel that I'm on a level playing field. I have other friends who have used Import Auto for years and have always been very satisified.

by April 14, 2013

The repair quality has been excellent. The service has been outstanding. The problem has been explained clearly to me. And every time I have taken my vehicle to Import Auto Clinic, it has been repaired correctly and I have been 100% satisfied.

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by April 08, 2013

Import Auto Clinic is fairly priced, the service is top-notch, and the staff is friendly and helpful. They have let me know what service I absolutely need versus what I can delay, and they take care of my car the way I would if I could do it myself. They are very trustworthy, and it is almost a joy to take the car in for service.

by April 07, 2013

I recently moved to the area and was looking for a car maintenance and repair shop. It was my good fortune to have taken my car to Import Auto Clinic. The customer service is excellent, the work is very thorough, the prices are fair (not cheap however), and their communication with customers regarding upcoming services needed or checking in with the customer is very impressive. I take all of my cars there, regardless of make/model, and their service has always been excellent.

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by April 07, 2013

Dealership quality at independent repair shop prices

by April 01, 2013

From an old Corvette to a new VW, you can trust Import Auto Clinic.

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by March 28, 2013

The owner and the staff are very friendly and easy to work with and the shop itself is kept very clean and organized which to me shows they care about their work place environment.

by March 25, 2013

The folks at Import Auto are so friendly. I didn't have to wait long for repairs and service was very good.

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by March 24, 2013

I'm tempted to not say anything because I want to keep my wonderful mechanics a secret! These are the best I've worked with in 40 yrs. They keep me on the road and we prioritize the needs for my old car.

by March 20, 2013

They went above and beyond to help my me and my boyfriend out when we ran into some car trouble while on a roadtrip through California. They are extremely friendly, knowledgable, and did everything in they could to help us out when we were stranded. I would highly recommend Import Auto Clinic. Thanks for helping us turn our trip back around when it went south! Mitch rocks!

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by March 17, 2013

Import Auto Clinic has been my my mechanic/repair shop for more than 20 years. As a single gal, it is important that you have a dependable and honest auto repair facility to go to - that's why IAC has had my business for so long.

by March 11, 2013

Couldn't be more satisfied. Been going there for many years. They stand behind there work and they don't push for a "recommended" service. Excellent.

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RepairPal Scorecard


Import Auto has been an established member of the Anaheim community since 1980. this certified shop is lead by owner Andy Van Ginkel, who has employed staff of 4 technicians, 2 are experienced ASE Certified technicians. These guys combine for over 76 years of experience. An investment has been made in some of the best automotive tools and computer diagnostic equipment needed to service your late model vehicles. They are a California Smog Check Station. This AAA approved shop offers a 24 month/ 24000 mile warranty for your peace of mind. There is a comfortable waiting area, fresh coffee, shuttle service, and wireless internet services on site.



  • AC/Heating
  • Alignment
  • Check Engine Light
  • Diagnosis
  • Hybrid/Electric
  • Muffler & Exhaust
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Smog/Emissions Testing
  • Timing Belts
  • Tire Sales/Repair
  • Transmission Repair
  • Upholstery
  • Windshield/Glass
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  • AAA Member Discount
  • Child Friendly
  • Coffee
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Free Multi-Point Safety Inspection
  • Gas/Diesel
  • Heated Waiting Room
  • Loaner Car
  • Parts/Accessories
  • Rental Car
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shopping Nearby
  • Shuttle
  • Wireless Internet
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  • ASA


AAA Approved top shop. Fast, friendly, convenient and knowledgeable. 2 Year / 24,000 mile warranty. Highly trained technicians with the customers best interest in mind. Save 20% or more on your service.


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