About Whitedog Import Auto Service in Iowa City, Iowa

Impeccable Import Auto Repair and Customer Care

Our doors opened in 1975. Yes, that’s nearly five decades of import auto repair experience! Although our shop has passed through more than one period of ownership, there has been continuity such that the original spirit and commitment have never changed. Our founder was Cody–actually this white dog’s “parents” Evan and Kressa Evans. When Evan decided to retire in 2014, Kevin Glick (employed in the business since 2003) moved from lead technician to managerial duties. In 2015, Kevin and Alec Alward (our current lead technician who also has a physics degree from Iowa State) formed a business partnership and transition plan. The now completed transfer made for a seamless experience for customers. Whitedog Import Auto Service in Iowa City, Iowa, had built a reputation for its reliability and honesty then, and we continue to build on that reputation today. You’ll find us near downtown Iowa City and walking distance from great local restaurants at 424 Highland Ct Suite 1, Iowa City, IA 52240. Schedule your appointment for import auto preventive maintenance services and repairs by using our online scheduler or calling (319) 337-4616.


Our Expertise

There’s a time and a place for every talent, including mechanics who perform general auto repairs for domestic cars. Our focus, however, is on import vehicles from Europe and Japan. That works to your advantage. Because we’ve dedicated ourselves and our operation to specific auto makes for decades, our technicians are experts in repairing the automobile you drive. We’ve stayed up to date with technology, maintaining dealer-level diagnostic equipment and our collection of brand-specific tools. We have your import covered from recommended service protocols such as routine oil changes to major repairs like transmission work. Automobiles within our field of expertise include European makes Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Fiat, Genesis, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Land Rover, Lotus, Maserati, Mini Cooper, Porsche, Volkswagen, and Volvo as well as Japanese brands Acura, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Kia, Lexus, Mazda, Nissan, Subaru, and Toyota.

Our Commitment to People

While cars are important, the people who own and drive them are even more so. At Whitedog Import Auto Service, we care about cars, customers, and the community. We respect your right to know about your vehicle and make informed decisions, keeping you abreast of each issue and remedy. We make repairs only after you approve them. To support efficient repairs, we work with reputable suppliers who stock most of the parts we need or can have them to us within a day. Also, we respect your time. We make the turnaround as quickly as possible, often within a day. You can wait onsite when appropriate, taking advantage of free wifi and a cup of coffee. For longer visits, there are before- and after-hours means to leave or retrieve your vehicle. Further, keep moving with a ride-sharing service or the nearby bus. A 24-month/24,000 mile warranty guarantees our work. Beyond our customers, we’re committed to the community, sponsoring the annual Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity Women’s Build 5k Run/Walk and donating to Iowa Public Radio.