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.


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#SeasonalMaintenanceTips: With each season change, it is wise to get your brakes checked. 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!

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3. You avoid future inconvenience, keeping your car running smoothly as it's supposed to.

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We are looking to add to our office staff! If you or anyone you know is looking for a high paced and fun environment to spend your Monday – Fridays, give us a call at (319) 337-4616, or email Kevin at!
Competitive pay and a great benefits package! Lets talk!

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#SeasonalMaintenanceTips: Whether it is the beginning or in the middle of the season, it is wise to be aware of 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!

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How to care for your Volvo between service visits:

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Which car would you pick to drive off of this list?

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For any car that is turbocharged, here are a few care tips that go a long way:
1. Warm your car up – turbocharged cars need to be warmed up before driving them hard. 👍
2. Let your engine cool down – long drives and fast driving can cause your turbocharger to generate a good amount of heat over time. Allow your car to idle for 30 seconds before turning it off. Creating this habit can help you avoid blockages in your turbocharger. 👍👍

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We are eager for you all to see Diane’s beautiful work, but the reception is being postponed. A new date will be posted in the near future.

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Join us NEXT Friday, the 27th from 7:30pm to 9:00pm to see the beautiful pieces that Diane Spielbaur has on display in our waiting area! We love getting the opportunity to display work from talented, local artists here at Whitedog!

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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 be failing. Stop by today if you experience any of these signs!

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