Import Connection, Inc.

★★★★☆
  • 5320 Monroe Rd

    Charlotte, NC 28205

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  • 704-535-3598

About Import Connection, Inc.

Categories
  • Automotive Repair
  • Auto Body Paint & Repair
  • Auto Detailing
  • Auto Parts & Accessories
  • Brake Repair
  • Transmission Repair
  • Engine Repair
Details
  • Transmission Repair
  • Brake Repair
  • Auto Diagnostics
Hours
M-F 8am-5:30pm, Sa-Su Closed (Call for an Appointment)

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I have had my Allroad here 3 times for CV boot replacement. They cost half as much as the dealer to do this. The first boot was installed a little too tight; because it was pinched, it failed in about 6 months. They replaced it for free with no questions asked. I plan to go back for the timing belt change when my warranty is up.

FWIW - our family business is a car dealership (but not Audi - I'm sorry Dad) and I know a lot about cars.

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I have had my Allroad here 3 times for CV boot replacement. They cost half as much as the dealer to do this. The first boot was installed a little too tight; because it was pinched, it failed in about 6 months. They replaced it for free with no questions asked. I plan to go back for the timing belt change when my warranty is up.

FWIW - our family business is a car dealership (but not Audi - I'm sorry Dad) and I know a lot about cars.

Pros: Know a lot about VW/Audi

Cons: Don't call when your car is ready

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I went to Import Connection with a few issues with my '03 VW GTI 1.8T. Thanks to John and his crew Don and the mechanics my car runs and drives like new. John and Don took the time to explain to me why my check engine light was on and what the underlying issues were relating to it. They also took the time to look over the rest of my car and alerted me to some suspension bushings and shocks that needed attention. When it came to pricing the new suspension pieces I found that John and Import Connection had the best prices in town, even against other so-called experts. Their fair pricing and excellent work took an otherwise stressful situation and gave me peace-of-mind knowing that John and his professional crew were taking good care of my car. Oh I forgot to mention all this took place in only a couple of days time from beginning to end all while I was kept informed of the progress, I just can't say enough good things about my experience!

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I went to Import Connection with a few issues with my '03 VW GTI 1.8T. Thanks to John and his crew Don and the mechanics my car runs and drives like new. John and Don took the time to explain to me why my check engine light was on and what the underlying issues were relating to it. They also took the time to look over the rest of my car and alerted me to some suspension bushings and shocks that needed attention. When it came to pricing the new suspension pieces I found that John and Import Connection had the best prices in town, even against other so-called experts. Their fair pricing and excellent work took an otherwise stressful situation and gave me peace-of-mind knowing that John and his professional crew were taking good care of my car. Oh I forgot to mention all this took place in only a couple of days time from beginning to end all while I was kept informed of the progress, I just can't say enough good things about my experience!

Pros: Excellent Pricing, Knowledgable Mechanics, Great PPL

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Just moved here from Seattle and was looking for a place to take my 07 VW Toureg. Tried 2 of the local VW dealers before finding Import Connection. Had them do my timing belt service and valve cover gaskets. They were hundreds of dollars cheaper than the dealer quoted me for the exact same job. They dropped me off at my office downtown (or uptown as they say here) and picked me back up. I was very pleased with their service.

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Just moved here from Seattle and was looking for a place to take my 07 VW Toureg. Tried 2 of the local VW dealers before finding Import Connection. Had them do my timing belt service and valve cover gaskets. They were hundreds of dollars cheaper than the dealer quoted me for the exact same job. They dropped me off at my office downtown (or uptown as they say here) and picked me back up. I was very pleased with their service.

Pros: Quality work. Friendly. Price

Cons: None so far.

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I'm trying to decide if this is the place for me to get my BMW serviced but I'm not sure now. I was ripped off by another import dealer so I'm kind of leary now! Anybody out there have anymore suggestions?

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I'm trying to decide if this is the place for me to get my BMW serviced but I'm not sure now. I was ripped off by another import dealer so I'm kind of leary now! Anybody out there have anymore suggestions?

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I came in with my Audi A6 because I needed a headlamp replaced and my check engine light was on (I needed to get a NC inspection). I was told that they would put my car on the 'machine' in order to diagnose the problem. Two days later (a Thursday) they called me with what they believed was the problem and gave me a quote ($700). I was told that the car would be ready by the next Monday. Well Monday came and went and I had to call them on Tuesday to see what was up. I was told there was a delay and the car should be ready Thursday. Thursday came and I had to call again to check on my cars status? I was told it would be ready the next day. I go that Friday morning to pick up the Audi to find that the service fee was now $1200! They explain that they had to get more parts yadda yadda yadda. Okay, I wrote them a check and was given my keys. The headlight is fine the check engine light is off, but the sunroof is literally stuck open! I can not close it. I go back in the office to explain that the roof is open and can not be closed. The owner/manager is adamant that I brought the car there with the sunroof open. This is in February and it is quite cold, so there is no way I am riding around with my sunroof open, and besides if it was malfunctioning why did you not tell me that before now, I ask? The manager then angrily demands the keys and says that they will have to look at the car the following week. I had done a little research and found that when the battery is disconnected (as in when trying to reset the check engine light) the sunroof opens and can not be closed. The next week comes and I have to contact them to check on my cars status. I am forced to use a rental and I drive to the shop (kids in tow) to check on the car. The manager still contends that the roof was open when I came and I tell him no way. Then he tells me that the car is not ready to come back the next day (Thursday, two weeks later). While I was going back to my car with my kids the manager comes out to say that the car would definitely be ready tomorrow. I found that odd because we had just established that in the office. At that same moment a man whom I presume to be a mechanic comes out yelling to anyone within earshot about why would he open up the sun roof, he did not open up the roof! I am taken aback because it was obvious he was referring to my car! I did not want to engage these people in front of my kids, so I left.

My wife and I came back the next morning and the manager says the car is fixed and explains that my check did not clear and I had to pay using either credit or debit. We argue with the manager over their service and professionalism for about 20 minutes, meanwhile the mechanics block the only exit out of the lot, amazing! As if we were going to make a run for it!? It just got to the point were I just wanted to get away from these people, so I used my debit card, that was attached to the same account of the non-clearing check, and paid the now $1,300!

Two words: Stay Away!

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I came in with my Audi A6 because I needed a headlamp replaced and my check engine light was on (I needed to get a NC inspection). I was told that they would put my car on the 'machine' in order to diagnose the problem. Two days later (a Thursday) they called me with what they believed was the problem and gave me a quote ($700). I was told that the car would be ready by the next Monday. Well Monday came and went and I had to call them on Tuesday to see what was up. I was told there was a delay and the car should be ready Thursday. Thursday came and I had to call again to check on my cars status? I was told it would be ready the next day. I go that Friday morning to pick up the Audi to find that the service fee was now $1200! They explain that they had to get more parts yadda yadda yadda. Okay, I wrote them a check and was given my keys. The headlight is fine the check engine light is off, but the sunroof is literally stuck open! I can not close it. I go back in the office to explain that the roof is open and can not be closed. The owner/manager is adamant that I brought the car there with the sunroof open. This is in February and it is quite cold, so there is no way I am riding around with my sunroof open, and besides if it was malfunctioning why did you not tell me that before now, I ask? The manager then angrily demands the keys and says that they will have to look at the car the following week. I had done a little research and found that when the battery is disconnected (as in when trying to reset the check engine light) the sunroof opens and can not be closed. The next week comes and I have to contact them to check on my cars status. I am forced to use a rental and I drive to the shop (kids in tow) to check on the car. The manager still contends that the roof was open when I came and I tell him no way. Then he tells me that the car is not ready to come back the next day (Thursday, two weeks later). While I was going back to my car with my kids the manager comes out to say that the car would definitely be ready tomorrow. I found that odd because we had just established that in the office. At that same moment a man whom I presume to be a mechanic comes out yelling to anyone within earshot about why would he open up the sun roof, he did not open up the roof! I am taken aback because it was obvious he was referring to my car! I did not want to engage these people in front of my kids, so I left.

My wife and I came back the next morning and the manager says the car is fixed and explains that my check did not clear and I had to pay using either credit or debit. We argue with the manager over their service and professionalism for about 20 minutes, meanwhile the mechanics block the only exit out of the lot, amazing! As if we were going to make a run for it!? It just got to the point were I just wanted to get away from these people, so I used my debit card, that was attached to the same account of the non-clearing check, and paid the now $1,300!

Two words: Stay Away!

Pros: Please exhaust all of your other options.

Cons: Poor customer service, shady business practices.

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Took in my subaru for a 30k service, as Folgers is somewhere that REALLY should be avoided. It was a full fluid replacement (all fluids and transmissions) and full check. They quoted a few hundred under Folgers but then bumped up the price for a part they "forgot" and it came in not much cheaper. They made me wait 45min while they got the part from Folgers. By the next day there was no coolant in the reservoir, they hadn't flushed out all the air. I rang them up, pretty angry, and they came out and topped it up, at the house as I said I wouldn't drive it. I'd like to give these guys another try, but honestly! I could have done better myself...

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Took in my subaru for a 30k service, as Folgers is somewhere that REALLY should be avoided. It was a full fluid replacement (all fluids and transmissions) and full check. They quoted a few hundred under Folgers but then bumped up the price for a part they "forgot" and it came in not much cheaper. They made me wait 45min while they got the part from Folgers. By the next day there was no coolant in the reservoir, they hadn't flushed out all the air. I rang them up, pretty angry, and they came out and topped it up, at the house as I said I wouldn't drive it. I'd like to give these guys another try, but honestly! I could have done better myself...

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I called in saying I scheduled maintenance for my audi TT.
I asked how much that interval would cost. The guy said he needed to look up a part and would call me back. I never heard back, but took my car in when I said and asked when it would be done. It wasn't going to get done that day so I rescheduled for the next day. I brought it in right at opening instead of 10:30 am just to give them enough time.

Around noon I got a call saying that some plastic thing was close to breaking and I could pay $250 and fix it now or wait for it to break and then pay $750 to fix it when that happened. No explanation of what the thing did, but I looked it up later and apparently it just makes the car heat up faster.

I still had no idea how much my original work was going to cost, but I agreed to let them fix the thing.

Had I known my scheduled maintenance was going to cost $400 (the previous visit to the dealer was only $200) I would have just taken my chances on getting that repair done.

I never got a call that my car was done. I just went right before closing to pick it up since I was told it would be done that day and I was leaving town the next day.

I will not be back.

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I called in saying I scheduled maintenance for my audi TT.
I asked how much that interval would cost. The guy said he needed to look up a part and would call me back. I never heard back, but took my car in when I said and asked when it would be done. It wasn't going to get done that day so I rescheduled for the next day. I brought it in right at opening instead of 10:30 am just to give them enough time.

Around noon I got a call saying that some plastic thing was close to breaking and I could pay $250 and fix it now or wait for it to break and then pay $750 to fix it when that happened. No explanation of what the thing did, but I looked it up later and apparently it just makes the car heat up faster.

I still had no idea how much my original work was going to cost, but I agreed to let them fix the thing.

Had I known my scheduled maintenance was going to cost $400 (the previous visit to the dealer was only $200) I would have just taken my chances on getting that repair done.

I never got a call that my car was done. I just went right before closing to pick it up since I was told it would be done that day and I was leaving town the next day.

I will not be back.

Pros: specialize in imports so they know Audis

Cons: never got a call from them unless they wanted more work.

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I was totally new to the area. The AAA towing dude suggested this was the best place for imports. I just went with his suggestions seeing as I was new to the area. They totally helped me out gave me great prices I could afford. The service is Southern style so don't be in a rush. They were very patient with me, frustrations, my pickyness and all. John the owner will totally help you out. Its now my car repair home. Yes, you see them chowing together but this is probably where they figure things out...like the old saying says, "many hands make easy work!" I'm satisfied.

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I was totally new to the area. The AAA towing dude suggested this was the best place for imports. I just went with his suggestions seeing as I was new to the area. They totally helped me out gave me great prices I could afford. The service is Southern style so don't be in a rush. They were very patient with me, frustrations, my pickyness and all. John the owner will totally help you out. Its now my car repair home. Yes, you see them chowing together but this is probably where they figure things out...like the old saying says, "many hands make easy work!" I'm satisfied.

Pros: Good service and prices are competitive

Cons: You may have to wait a bit, so don't be in a rush.

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I came here with not a lot of money and a whole lot of problems. Don the service manager was respectful to me and treated me like a costumer should be treated. I have heard great reviews about this shop from all my friends and I am so glad I came here. I can honestly say I will be a costumer for a long time here. Thaks Import Connection for helping me get my volkswagon back on the road.

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I came here with not a lot of money and a whole lot of problems. Don the service manager was respectful to me and treated me like a costumer should be treated. I have heard great reviews about this shop from all my friends and I am so glad I came here. I can honestly say I will be a costumer for a long time here. Thaks Import Connection for helping me get my volkswagon back on the road.

Pros: This place will get your car what it needs for the lowest price possible

Cons: A bit slow but worth it

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Horrible service. mechanics seemed shady and kept telling me parts were bad and still didnt fix problems.

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Horrible service. mechanics seemed shady and kept telling me parts were bad and still didnt fix problems.

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I think this establishment is not for people of color. I felt very un - welcome there. I was over looked for quite some time. I also was told over the phone to come in and they will put my car on their machine and tell me what's wrong with it ... never telling me that they would charge me.100.00 bucks. I thought it was like advance or auto zone where they would check it for free. I also observed that all the mechanics take a community breakfast together all at once and neglected their paying customers for about 45 min to an hour.

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I think this establishment is not for people of color. I felt very un - welcome there. I was over looked for quite some time. I also was told over the phone to come in and they will put my car on their machine and tell me what's wrong with it ... never telling me that they would charge me.100.00 bucks. I thought it was like advance or auto zone where they would check it for free. I also observed that all the mechanics take a community breakfast together all at once and neglected their paying customers for about 45 min to an hour.

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I am a young woman on my own and I have never felt like they were trying to overcharge me because I don't know too much about cars. They help me out free of charge for minor incidentals and never try to sell me something I don't need. I am very impressed.

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I am a young woman on my own and I have never felt like they were trying to overcharge me because I don't know too much about cars. They help me out free of charge for minor incidentals and never try to sell me something I don't need. I am very impressed.

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THIS is the mechanic that I recommend to EVERYONE I know. They are the best. We have had three import cars over the last six years and these guys have done an awesome job keeping them all running great. They have never overcharged me and are always the sweetest guys. This is the only mechanic shop that has ever earned my trust. It means a lot that they haven't ever abused it. If I have a random worry, I just phone up and they are so patient with me because they know how passionate I am about my babies!!
Customer for life!

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THIS is the mechanic that I recommend to EVERYONE I know. They are the best. We have had three import cars over the last six years and these guys have done an awesome job keeping them all running great. They have never overcharged me and are always the sweetest guys. This is the only mechanic shop that has ever earned my trust. It means a lot that they haven't ever abused it. If I have a random worry, I just phone up and they are so patient with me because they know how passionate I am about my babies!!
Customer for life!

Pros: location, pricing, service

Cons: no weekend hours

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These guys are awesome....they take the time to do a job right, and have never tried to upcharge, sell you something you don't need or charge you for a minor incidental. This is the model for running a garage!!

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These guys are awesome....they take the time to do a job right, and have never tried to upcharge, sell you something you don't need or charge you for a minor incidental. This is the model for running a garage!!

Pros: Very compettent staff.....owner is involved.

Message from Import Connection, Inc.

3 Reasons to Rely on the Professionals at Import Connection Inc.

1. WE SPECIALIZE IN IMPORT CAR REPAIRS IN CHARLOTTE, NC



When your import automobile needs repairs, you want to take it to a professional who specializes in foreign car repairs. The four-man team at Import Connection Inc. can rely on 50+ years of combined experience. This allows us to provide reliable repairs on today’s increasingly complicated import automobiles. We specialize in Volkswagen, Audi and BMW, and we also service other imports, including:



Volvo

Honda

Toyota

Nissan

Subaru



Bring your domestic cars to us for maintenance, too! Call today to schedule your appointment.

2. GET COMPREHENSIVE REPAIRS AND REGULAR MAINTENANCE SERVICES



Since 1995, we’ve provided a full range of repair and maintenance services, from tuneups and electronic diagnostics to engine replacement and air conditioning repair. Bring your import to us for factory-scheduled maintenance, too. Our parts and labor warranty is good for 12 months or 12,000 miles.



3. GET HIGH-QUALITY WORK AT A FAIR PRICE



You would much rather bring your import to a family-owned and operated business than hassling with a big dealership. Our team is made up of ASE certified master technicians, which means we do quality work whenever you bring your car to us for repair. We build long-term relationships with our customers because we want your repeat business. Call today to schedule your repairs and find out why our customers love our import auto repair shop.

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