We're More Than Just Mechanics
Import Performance opened in 2008 when owner/operator Talin Germain moved to the coast from Raleigh, NC after a long and successful career as a European auto repair specialist. His goal was to open a shop with a small, but talented team dedicated to performing the best service possible on Porsche, Mercedes, BMW, Volkswagen, Audi, Mini, and Volvo in the Wilmington, NC area.
From the beginning, our focus at Import Performance has been on quality, not quantity. This is not your typical high car-count oil and lube joint. Import Performance is a boutique auto repair facility specializing in complicated diagnosis and luxury auto repair. We believe there is a time and a place for a 30 minute oil change, but it is not here. Even for such a simple service, we rack and lift each vehicle up for a complimentary 27-point inspection. We note and estimate repairs needed at this time and try to paint a picture for customers about what they can expect in repair and maintenance in the future. While we don’t have a crystal ball, we do try to educate and prepare customers for their car’s future care and repair to the best of our ability so they can budget and plan accordingly. This attention-to-detail takes time and as such, we ask customers to reserve a complete hour for a routine oil service on their vehicle.