Import Authority Offers Auto Repair Services

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We are a 7-time winner, by people’s choice, of the Tally Award for best auto repair shop in Tallahassee. We strive to maintain that honor by offering quality, value and service on a personal level. Our techs stay up to date with the newest models by attending classes and clinics offered by the industry, and by reviewing on-line information regarding the techniques and equipment required to service today’s vehicles.

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You’ll be hard-pressed to find the same level of expertise that our auto mechanic specialists provide! We have years of experience working on import vehicles of all makes and models and can work with you to find cost-effective repair and maintenance alternatives. 

For a high-performing vehicle, trust Import Authority with your car, truck, or van. To learn more about the services we offer, please contact us by phone or send us an email. We also invite you to learn more about our dedication to you, our valued customer.

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Mon7:30AM – 5:30PM
Tue7:30AM – 5:30PM
Wed7:30AM – 5:30PM
Thu7:30AM – 5:30PM
Fri7:30AM – 4:00PM
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I absolutely love this place--the staff is super-helpful and patient, and they've always been honest with me. I don't go anywhere else for anything, from oil changes up to major repairs. Give Chip... and the crew a shot at earning your business!read more
Had problems with what I thought was the charging system on my car. They found out that was not it. It turns out the problem was the battery on my keyfob....
This will be the second time I'm writing a recommendation for this shop. They exemplify professionalism, honesty, and integrity.As a parent, living far...
When you walk in the door, there's a picture of Honest Abe. They were true to his name. When I told Chip my problem, he knew of it right away and told me about an extended warranty that Toyota... issued for my problem. Sent me to the Toyota dealership armed with that info and sure enough, there was. Toyota took my car in and fixed the problem under warranty. No charge. Chip saved me about $2800! If I ever have more work to do on my car, I'm bringing it back more
Beyond expectations! Had my car ready 2 days before promised and the price was very acceptable. Thank you so very much to everyone at your shop!
Import Authority is a fantastic auto repair shop for Tallahassee residents. I've brought my '02 Nissan XTERRA to them twice in the past year and both...
The hybrid battery in my 2011 Toyota Prius was dying. Performance was dismal, even for a Prius. Worst of all was that the gas mileage wasn’t any better than a non-hybrid. Import Authority was able to... order a factory battery for my car and installed it in about a day and a half. It’s so cool to have my old Prius back as I drive past the gas station over and over again. Thanks so much Import Authority!read more
My daughter is going to FSU and her car was making some engine noise, called most of the shops close to the university and they all decline to see the car....
Import authority is definitely the best place to go in the Tallahassee Area! They are honest, extremely knowledgeable, and super friendly. Not once have they not been upfront and honest about... services needed, and they always take time to explain in detail the issues and root causes of any troubles I have with my Nissan. They are truly great and it is no wonder why they have been in business for so long. Super honorable staff, would totally recommend 🙂read more
When my wiring harness was chewed by field mice, a new harness was not available anywhere, nationwide! My insurance wanted to "Total" my classic 2000 model Honda S2000 with only 71k miles! Chip... assured me that they could solder and heat shrink each and every wire, including the shielded wires! Their technician, Pat, worked tirelessly until that was accomplished. Chip kept me informed throughout the whole process. Furthermore, my engine was checked out thoroughly. New spark plugs and wiper blades were installed. My S2000 runs like new again! A B I G THANKS goes out to Pat and Chip for SAVING my more
I've been a customer for 25 years+. To paraphrase the great Smoky Yunick ... Import Authority is the best damned garage in town. Great people, excellent service and great friends!
These guys are honest, they are upfront with costs and make recommendations for your benefit. Their 80's themed waiting room is comfortable and clean. They helped me with my Subaru and I hope they'll... help with my brand new 2007 Tacoma when it goes more
Import Authority was recommended to me and I so very please with the service I have received. The whole staff is friendly and welcoming. They explain the services needed and will give you their... honest opinion on what services you need or do not need. They have earned my more
My daughter goes to school at FSU. We live out of state and have no experience with any of the local shops Import Authority was recommended to us by someone...
Great work.They did an amazing job on my car. They were hands down some of the most hospitable and gracious guys I have met in a while. My phone died while there and the call was extremely important.... They gave me a place to put my phone and use it in a place to plug in my charger how many mechanics places do you know that will do that. I recommend in port authority to more
Had some much overdue maintenance performed on our '09 Camry. Clinton, Chip, and Jacob provided excellent service and updates during the repair process. They gave great explanations of what was... needed now and the work that could wait a little while. They worked well with me on the timeline that was needed for completion. Being able to drop your car off with confidence in the quality of the work and the integrity of the shop is invaluable. Our family will go nowhere else for our repair more
This business is amazing. They fixed my car extremely quick as well as for a fair price. They are extremely kind and even help explain what's wrong if...
I have a Toyota Prius which got the red triangle of death and wouldn't drive. I called Import Authority to see if they worked on Prii and this issue. They said yes and asked if I needed towing... services, which I did not. They said the car could sit with them and they'd try to squeeze it in before it'd actual allotted appointment which, was Jan 23 if I recall correctly. I got my car to them by the 13th and I got it back January 19th. Thankfully no issues and they gave me some tips on how to keep my Prius happy. Unfortunately we had to bring the car back because the windows no longer moved automatically and the clock kept changing times. We knew that the car just needed a charge more so they said to bring it back and they double check the battery. I left it again with them and shortly after, they called back and asked who replaced the 12V battery. It was the Toyota dealership in town. They said they missed it not being fully connected and everything was good! Got my car back the next day and everything has been running smoothly and normally. It was about $105 for them to run the tests and check out my car, plus reconnecting the battery. I'll definitely be back for future maintenance and recommend fellow Toyota hybrid owners to check them out!read more
Currently there are 2 vehicles parked in my garage. One is a 2006 Hummer and a 2003 Ford 150 Harley Davidson. They have over 525,000 combined miles on...
I've been going here for many years. These folks are great. Even though they are very busy, they always give helpful advice and give accurate information as to when they can get to my car, which is... very useful in planning. I've taken many old Mercedes, Honda Accord, Nissan Murano, Toyota pickup, along with other family cars. I've always been happy with their more
I was referred by a friend to Import Authority after I needed a part replaced and was also time for an oil change. Dropped it off at 8am, they called a few hours later to give an update on what they... found thus far and was done a few hours later. My car runs much better and the price for an oil change is extremely reasonable compared to others around town that try and up sell you on everything. Great more
Great service, great price. Honest employees that answer the phone, answer your questions and are incredibly knowledgable. Final cost was $1000 less than dealer quoted to replace hybrid battery... on my 2008 Prius. And they used a new OEM battery! With 270K on the original battery I'm very attached to this vehicle. I'm so happy to have been steered to their business by Dan the Volvoman. Wish I'd found them earlier!read more
I have a 2000 Subaru Outback that was overheating and these guys fixed it within the week & kept me updated with everything going on and what they were doing. Car is running amazing now & A/C is... cooler than ever! Will definitely go here againread more
My husband and I were trying to get back to Orlando with our little girl when we started hearing a flapping/knocking noise. Called the shop as we were referred by a local friend and they got us in... right away…nothing major, just a torn mud flap but I truly appreciated their kindness and honesty!!read more
I have been taking my cars to Import Authority for over 20 years. They have always known what they're doing, they have always given good advice, they have...
These folks are always reliable. They will give it to you straight up and give you advice on what is necessary service vs. not at the current time. They...
Took my van in to have an oil change. They noticed that my wiper blades were worn and coming apart, so I had them replaced. When replacing them, they also noticed that a small piece of (useless) trim... was damaging my wiper blades, so they removed that. Very happy!read more
As always, a great experience working with the folks at Import Authority. Good communication and excellent workmanship keep my 23-year old Mazda running smoothly!
First Time Customer - Very PleasedWas looking for a new repair shop to service my Toyota Prius, now that it’s off warranty and the dealership is so expensive, slow, and basically always trying to... pressure folks to spend more money - upsell additional services. A coworker of mine asked some of her friends, checking to see if anyone had a repair shop they’d recommend. A few different friends recommended a shop I hadn’t heard before - Import Authority. Deciding to give you guys a try, I made a service appointment for my Prius. As it turns out, what I worried would likely be an expensive repair, was actually something easy to resolve. Your phone call letting me know the good news was like a breath of fresh air. No attempts to fix something that wasn’t broken. No attempts to sell me additional services I didn’t ask for or need. No extra charges or fees. Just an honest explanation of what was wrong and how it was corrected. Then, I held my breath while waiting for the final cost… what? That’s it? I was very surprised, and relieved that the charges were fair and reasonable - the opposite of what occurs at the dealership. You guys are not only honest and knowledgeable experts, but you treat customers as long term friends. I’m so happy and appreciative to be one of your new customers. Thanks Import Authority!!read more
We recently moved to Tallahassee and this was my first experience using Import Authority on the recommendation of another mechanic who could not do the repairs on our Prius.I was greatly impressed... with the professional way the repairs were diagnosed and repaired. Very well run shop. The staff is very friendly and willing to discuss your repair issues and possible solutions and they gave me a reliable estimate of cost.I am very satisfied with the service and will return for future maintenance.The repairs were also done on more
They are a very reasonable and competent crew. Import Authority provides shuttle service, unlike the nearby Honda dealership. I recommend them highly.
The starter went out on our 2005 Carolla. The mechanic, Lou, did a great job, replaced the starter plus went above and beyond, checked the air conditioning vents. Cleaned them out , removed trash,... etc and the filters. Did a great job. While walking with husbands walker, the wheel fell off. The guys took the walker and reattached the wheel until we can get a new wheel. Great company, friendly and more
I've counted on Import since their inception as a business and they never let me down. No matter what my vehicle needs (or doesn't need), I can count on them to do exactly what needs to be done and... stand by their work. I drive with confidence knowing they have my automotive more
A friend and co-worker recommended I take my car here. I called and requested an estimate. They beat all competitors with their price. I took the car in and they were very professional and there was... no pressure to add services I didn't need. Great experience!!read more
This is the mechanic you are looking for! I've been a customer of Import Authority since 1999. I've used them for routine maintenance, major repair work and everything in between.They are... friendly, trustworthy and reliable. Their prices are fair and they always provide a detailed estimate for the work. I have always been pleased with their work.Today, they exceeded my expectations yet again. My newly licensed teenager got into a very minor fender bender. My husband and I suspected the damage was just cosmetic and we didn't want to take it to a body shop if we didn't really need to do so. I called Import Authority to get some advice. Clinton had us bring the car by this morning so they could put in up on the lift and check everything out. Fortunately nothing important was damaged, just a few cracks in the plastic grill. We all decided that driving around with a cracked grill might be good punishment for our teen. 😁 And... they didn't even charge us today. We would have happily paid for the peace-of-mind they provided, but they would take a cent. Great prople, great service!read more
Always happy with service and dealing with Mr Steve, Chip & Clinton. Always professional and prompt service. I will continue to use them for my Nissan and Toyota vehicles. thanks guys
I had a great experience with Import authority. They have a professional team, they were on time and quick. The price was incredibly fair and I will suggest them to all of my friends and of course... will go straight back to them if I have any other problem with my more
Outstanding service, fair price. Will definitely use them again
I've been going here for about 25 years and thru 4 cars (they've been great at keeping them in top shape and all have made many miles and gone on to other homes). Professional, friendly,... knowledgeable, always willing to go the extra mile for their customers. I've highly recommended to many more
These people are the best! Twenty plus years of Import Authority taking care of various vehicles and never a problem of any kind. They prioritize safety issues and have kept a 21 year old Acura in... good condition and going more
I scheduled a routine maintenance service check on my 2014 Lexus GX460. I dropped the car off for service and they were so friendly and welcoming. I was notified a few hours later that my SUV was... ready and they explained to me that there was absolutely nothing wrong with my SUV and that it was in good shape after they performed maintenance. When I went to pick it up the service bill was only $49 and some change. I am so grateful to this company for being honest, very timely and committed to treating their customers more
Thank you for fixing my daughter's car so quickly and being so nice. And very reasonably priced!
My FIRST 5-Star Review! Chip at Import Authority provided OUTSTANDING CUSTOMER SERVICE!! He went above and beyond what most people would have done to help me out and get me back on the road safely. I... was a woman traveling alone with a 'broken down' SUV (thanks for the oil 😉 and I appreciated his quick response. Thanks Chip!read more
These guys are awesome. They are honest, competent and always do the right thing.
Honest and friendly service. Clinton and Chip are devoted to giving you the best experience possible. They are not upsellers, nor do they try to convince you that you need something else in addition... to what you brought your car in for. The prices are fair. They are the only ones in Tallahassee I will trust with my classic more
The people here are great. Had several things that needed to be fixed on my suv. I was kept informed on sll repairs that needed attention. Will have all my auto repairs done at this place from this... day more
I can tell you they are the best in this businessTheir price is reasonableI had some estimates from other shops and their price came half of othersTrustworthy, reliable and friendlyThey are the... best 👍read more
My family has been taking our Hondas here for years, and they have always treated us well. If you are in need of a good mechanic, I highly recommend Import Authority. They are knowledgeable, honest,... and fairly more
Best shop in town. I've been coming here for years and have never been disappointed. Fair, competent, and knowledgeable.
Honest, reliable service. They go above and beyond when it comes to customer service and satisfaction.
Always top notch! Integrity is job 1!
Excellent service. I know i can trust them to do a great job.
To update a previous review:We are extremely pleased with the recent 12/2020 01/2021work done by Import Authority on above vehicle. It comprised a
My husband and I love this place! This is a locally owned shop and the owner puts a strong focus on customer service. Every time I bring my vehicle here the guys are always very knowledgeable and... friendly. I seriously couldn't be more impressed! Thank you Import Authorityread more
Fortunately I did not need repairs at this time but when I do Import Authority will have my business. I greatly appreciated how Chip took the time on the phone to help me understand the... situation. Thank you so much!read more
Great shop, they are honest, do good work and stand by their work
I didn’t think an honest mechanic existed anymore, but the team at Import Authority have renewed my spirit. Clint was amazing at keeping me in the loop during the entire process. He even sent a text... message with pictures of the completed work! The issue with my vehicle needed additional work, and Clint did as much to resolve my problem as possible, and now my 1999 Lexus is driving like new! I was quoted $275 for the service and….I almost fainted when the final cost came in at $271!!! When was the last time a mechanic’s actual cost came in UNDER the quote? And with perfect work! This is the place you can trust and quality workmanship that is a good use of your hard earned money!read more
Excellent mechanics! Warren will fix the exact problems of your vehicles. He is also very patient in explaining what the issues were. I highly recommend Import Authority!
Very fast and reliable service. Impressed with their level of support and trustworthiness.
I have had many many amazing experiences with Import Authority. They have never tried to sell me something I do not need, even when I ask them if they are...
My 1999 ForeRunner has been going to Import Authority since it was born. They did the prebuy inspection and have been doing all work to keep it alive. They have always done a great job for a fair... price. I will continue to visit Clinton and Chip until my wheels fall off, which will likely be a while since they are doing all my work. I highly recommend their service to anyone looking for a great more
Have heard good references for this shop for years and finally dropped my car with them for an A/C repair. Received a better quote from Import Authority than other mechanics for a more in-depth... repair. Courteous and quick service and most importantly, it was obvious they knew the best way to make my repair without trying to tack on more than necessary on my A/C. Other shops gave me a boilerplate price from their computer without really listening to the issue, while Clint listened and suggested what was the practical fix. Thanks!read more
I've had a succession of older cars, and Import Authority has always done a great job of keeping them running, while not helping me into bankruptcy. They're good about telling their clients what... needs to be done NOW and what can be let go until the next paycheck.Now I have a newer vehicle, and they're still providing great service. They do careful work and don't skimp on basics like tires, windshield wipers and filters.I will always send my friends to more
I have a 1993 Lexus ES300, a senior citizen. I have had all repair work done at Import Authority, and they have always done an exemplary job.But I have a larger point to make that occurred to me... after my last visit which included brakes. And this says it all. When you have major work done on your car, you are not just getting your car repaired by experienced and talented people, you are literally putting your life in their hands. I'm not advertising an insurance company, but that company's selling point sums up Import Authority: "Are you in good hands?" When I leave the Import Authority parking lot I am fully confident that my car and I have been in good hands and that we are more
Have used import authority multiple times! They were always really nice and honest with me about my car issues. So nice as an FSU student to have somewhere...
Brought my Honda S2000 here for a noise in the right rear suspension. Since I just moved to Tallahassee and no longer have a suitable workspace, I really...
Honest work! Thank you Clinton and team!
Indeed nice people nice work better than any import mechanic shop in Tallahassee for sure more than furrin auto
Hands down, best in town! I have been taking our Toyota to them for years.I had been taking my Subie to the local dealer, but they tried to blame me for...