Import Auto Repair in Iowa City, Iowa

Your Import Auto Repair Authority

There are a lot of local auto shops that are capable of repairing many things on vehicles, and that’s great! However, when you need maintenance or repair for your import vehicle, it’s best to choose a shop with the proper equipment, tools, and experience. In the Iowa City area, Whitedog Import Auto Service is your best choice for your import auto service and repair needs. Most of today’s imports are extremely complex machines. Since we opened our doors in 1975, we have been gaining knowledge, specialty tools, and top of the industry training to keep up with the ever changing technology that your import is equipped with. The only way to ensure that your transportation runs reliably for as long as possible is to select technicians who are knowledgeable and equipped to handle your import’s unique needs. You’ll find us located at 424 Highland Court Suite 1. Iowa City, IA 52240 just off of South Gilbert Street and Highway 6. We look forward to servicing your vehicle and earning your trust, so give us a call at (319) 337-4616 or use our handy online scheduling tool.

Complex Vehicles, Proper Equipment and Tools

If you drive a European auto (Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Maserati, Mini Cooper, Porsche, Volkswagen, Volvo) or a Japanese vehicle (Acura, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Kia, Lexus, Mazda, Nissan, Subaru, Toyota), rely on Whitedog Import Auto Service for all your preventive maintenance services and repairs. Be sure to check our tab related to your specific make. We maintain the same quality diagnostic equipment as a dealership. Yet, you won’t have to incur the inconvenience or extra expense of returning to the new car store for mechanical work. Our technicians are honest and thorough, yet many repairs can be completed on the same or the following day as your appointment. Whether you need brake repair, suspension repair, or complex electrical problems solved, we’re here to keep your car operating safely and at its best! You can be assured that we have the proper tools for your special automobile. That’s important because general tools don’t always fit your import, particularly brands such as Volkswagen and Audi. What’s more, our familiarity with your model allows for more efficient and effective work, saving you time and money.

A Friendly Portion of Customer Service

While we’re confident in our ability to perform the highest caliber work on your import, we also understand the importance of providing outstanding customer service. We offer before and after-hours drop-off and pick-up. If you’re waiting on site, take advantage of our free coffee and wifi to continue working or keep yourself entertained. Best of all, we protect your repair investment with a generous 24 month/24,000-mile warranty. Whitedog Import Auto Service respects your vehicle, and we respect you, explaining what’s needed and why, every step of the way.



Whitedog Import Auto Service is your best choice for import auto repair, going strong since 1975. Over the years we have been gaining knowledge alongside the auto industry as it has changed. We have kept pace with modern technology, and our technicians are trained and equipped to handle your import’s unique needs. No matter what imported auto you drive, rely on Whitedog Import Auto Service for all your preventive maintenance services and auto repairs.


Check Out Our Instagram

#DidYouKnow: A proper tune-up can instantly better your mileage? Contact us today if your vehicle needs a tune-up!

1 0

Preventative maintenance can benefit your car and your wallet in many ways. Here are 3 examples:
1. You save money over time by avoiding major repairs.
2. It helps keep you safe while operating the vehicle.
3. You avoid future inconvenience, keeping your car running smoothly as it`s supposed to.

1 0

#Trivia: Name this classic BMW!

3 1

#SeasonalMaintenanceTips: It is crucial to get your tires rotated and aligned regularly. Scheduling this seasonally is a great way to keep track!

0 0

#SeasonalMaintenanceTips: With each season change, it is wise to check your brakes. Our mechanics check out the brake fluid, calipers, rotors or drums, and pads to ensure everything is in working order. Contact us today if your vehicle is due for a brake check!

1 0

#SeasonalMaintenanceTips: Whether it is the beginning or middle of the season, it is wise to know the maintenance your vehicle will need as they change.

Tune-ups are a great way to put your mind at ease before the seasons and weather changes. Our mechanics will note any problems with the ignition, battery, engine and scan for default codes. Contact us today if your vehicle is due for a tune-up!

0 0

When you are braking, if your brake pedal feels unusually soft and spongy or hard, you should have your brake calipers checked immediately! This could signal that your brakes need a replacement.

Contact us today if this is happening to you.

0 0

Ever wonder what the brake calipers do on your vehicle? Your vehicle`s brake calipers create the friction necessary to bring your car to a stop by squeezing the brake pads against the brake rotors.

If you need brake repair be sure to give us a call!

0 0

Whether you like it or not, there will come a time when you will have to change a tire. Here are a few tips to help make the process a little easier!

1. Make sure your vehicle is on solid level ground to safely use the jack (Carrying a small wooden board in the trunk can help create a solid flat surface if needed).
2. Turn on your hazard lights!
3. Use a floor mat to make a more comfortable area to kneel upon while changing the tire.
4. Check your owner`s manual for important information about your vehicle.

If you need tire repair, give us a call!

0 0

How to jump your car in 4 easy steps:
1. Open the hood of your vehicle and identify where the battery is.
2. Connect the red clamp to the (+) post on the dead battery and the matching end of the red clamp to the (+) post on the functioning battery.
3. Next, connect the black clamp to the (-) post on the functioning battery and the matching end of the black clamp to the piece of the vehicle`s frame on the dead battery (to ensure a safer jump).
4. Start the functioning vehicle, then try to start the dead vehicle.
If the interior lights come on, but the engine won`t start, or you hear a clicking noise, you may have another problem.
Give us a call if you run into any issues!

2 2

No matter how strong you are, a battle with a steering wheel without a working power steering pump could be a battle you would most definitely lose.
If you hear noise while turning your wheel or hear squealing noises when the vehicle starts, this could be a warning that there`s a problem with one of your belts, or the steering pump may fail. Stop by today if you experience any of these signs!

2 0

#Trivia: Name this European car logo!

2 1

Not all Polos come with a collar. 🚗

2 0

Don`t let just anyone service your Euro, baby.

2 0

What`s your style?

2 0

A European love affair.

2 0

"I knew I should have bought a European!"

3 2

Would you trust a plumber to work on your European car? No! Then why would you trust anyone other than a certified technician?

1 0

You can trust our mechanics to service your European import. Contact us today!

7 1