Continental Imports

1219 S. Main St.
Gainesville, FL 32601 US
4 Reviews
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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are taking the following precautions:

  • Contact-Free Service
  • Pick Up & Delivery
  • Vehicle Sanitizing

Continental Imports has been serving Gainesville, Florida since 1978 as your premier BMW specialist. We are the largest independent BMW repair facility in North Florida.

We've invested in dealer-level diagnostics, including GT1/SSS/OPS and Autologic. We also have now set up ISTA/D/P through BMW ICOM, so we are capable with 2G, 3G, and Autologic.

We also have a Virtual Test Track 500hp Clayton Dyno, Hunter roadforce balancer and tiremounting equipment, and we offer in-house alignments. DINAN Authorized Dealer. Bosch Authorized Service Center for almost 25 years. Only ASE Blue Seal shop in Alachua county. AAA approved.

Awards & Affiliations

ASE CertifiedASE Certified
Bosch ServiceBosch Service

4 Reviews

  • Irfan
    Irfan4 years ago

    Continental Imports has surpassed my expectations. I am very particular about my BMW and its performance. My car had multiple issues and Heidi (co-owner) went above and beyond my expectations for customer service. Adam, my car's service technician, has a thorough understanding of BMW vehicles and has even gone on test drives with me to determine what the issue is. Both Heidi and Darren have been nothing but professional in their interaction. I even got a DINAN stage II upgrade with them and they ironed out all the kinks in my older car. The entire staff is committed to customer service excellence which is refreshing since I have not experienced this level of service in the 3 states in which I have lived (TX, NJ, FL). I would recommend Continental Imports with any hesitation. They are experienced in performance vehicles. You will not be sorry you stopped by.

    2008 BMW 535i
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  • James Di Virgilio
    James Di Virgilio5 years ago

    Continental Imports is the best shop in Gainesville (and maybe anywhere). I feel fortunate to have them in town. I normally don't love my BMW repair shops, and have a healthy distrust for them, but at CI, it's different.They are experts, they are fair and honest, and they will take excellent care of your car. I have developed complete trust in them, as I simply drop my car off to them and let them handle it. It's a wonderful feeling. As a bonus, the owners and staff are extremely friendly and caring, and will go the extra mile to make sure that your experience is top notch.

    2003 BMW M3
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  • Charles
    Charles5 years ago

    Darren and Heidi were absolutely great to deal with. I took my new M4 to them for some Dinan upgrades. They provided me a loaner car (newer BMW 320i) while my car was being worked on. The facility was very nice and clean. I couldn't be happier with my visit and how my car now performs. Thanks again Continental Imports!

    2016 BMW Bmw M4
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  • Mike
    Mike8 years ago

    After considerable though I though I might comment:

    While Continental Imports touted as a Bosch premier shop I was disappointed to encounter the following for : service date(s) 01/11/13 invoice 203189 and 1/17/2013 invoice 203244. Shop foreman not involved. I did not authorize aftermarket power steering pump and was unnecessarily changed and charged. Alignment was not authorized but charged. Oil pan gasket was unnecssarily changed. What was found was: Oil filter stand port leaking oil, and water pump was leaking per my observation initally. They do NOT properly diagnose! Customer BEARS costs for their misdiagnosis! When I insisted they use factory parts they installed aftermarket parts.

    Reused drained engine oil. Poor craftsmanship! Mandatory hardware requirements for replacement was not carried out although they charged for hardware. I had to further spend to fix alignment issues caused bymthis shop somewhere else.

    1997 BMW 328iS
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