About Us

Whitedog Import Auto Service is a family-owned business specializing in sales, service, and repair of imported cars. We have been in business since 1975. Our location at 424 Highland Court in Iowa City, Iowa is within walking distance of downtown and the University of Iowa, and also close to the city bus line. We work by appointment, but can generally schedule work in a day or two. Repairs are performed as quickly and efficiently as possible while still maintaining the highest level of quality. We have excellent parts suppliers to ensure that we have parts available the same day or overnight. Investing in extensive on-line and computer-based data systems, including the Volvo VIDA online diagnostic and download system, allows us to service all 1999 and later Volvos with the same capabilities and information as a Volvo dealer. We have dealer-level diagnostic systems for Audi, VW, Mini, BMW, and SAAB, as well as Asian cars such as Subaru, Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Acura, Lexus, Mazda, and Infiniti. We can service and repair all vehicle systems, from oil changes, brakes, mufflers, suspension, tuning, maintenance services, to complex computerized and electrical diagnosis.

Sales Department

Our sales department has a good inventory of late model cars in all price ranges, with an emphasis on Volvo, BMW, Mini, Saab, and Subaru. Check out our current inventory. Please feel free to stop and talk to Larry or Jesse or call us at (319) 337-5283. Our business hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM until 5:30 PM. The sales department is also open on Saturday from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM, as well as by appointment.

Our Staff


Evan Evans


Evan and Kressa Evans founded Whitedog in 1975.


Kevin Glick

General Manger

Kevin, our General Manager, has 17+ years of previous experience as a top technician, and an advanced degree from UTI. kevin*whitedogauto.com 319.337.4616


Karan Rowser

Office Manager and Customer Service

Karan has 10+ years experience at our front desk. She keeps our shop running smoothly and enjoys interacting with people whether on the phone or when giving rides. karan*whitedogauto.com 319.337.4616



 Alec Alward

Lead Technician and Shop Manager

Alec has 17+ years experience as a top technician on imported cars (especially European cars) , has 5+ years experience as a Jaguar specialist, is also experienced on Land Rover vehicles, and has a degree in Physics from Iowa State University.



Justin Sidwell

Service Advisor/Cat Wrangler

Justin has been with Whitedog since August of 2014 as our Service Advisor. He has experience servicing imported cars and also in customer service. He managed a help desk assisting people solve computer problems. Justin enjoys explaining the sometimes complex problems that come up with modern automobiles in a clear and concise manner. His cats are “Lemon”,”Barn Cat”, and “Nimoy”.




Barrett Rolph

Lead Technician

Barrett has been with Whitedog since 2015. He has extensive experience in servicing imported cars and, in 2014, participated in England with the Nissan GT Academy.