Potter's Precision Imports

4200 31st St. N., Bldg. F
St. Petersburg, FL 33714 US
5 Reviews
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COVID-19 Precautions

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are taking the following precautions:

  • Vehicle Sanitizing
  • By Appointment Only

The mission of Potter's Precision Imports (PPI) is to strive for continued growth in the St. Pete/Tampa Bay area by providing quality automotive repair services by a team of automobile specialists who are dedicated to the complete satisfaction of each and every member of the community that brings their vehicle to our shop for service and repair.

This will be achieved by adhering to the following principles:

Employing technical specialists that maintain high ethical standards, who are well trained, and are dedicated to a continued goal of 100% customer satisfaction.

  • Maintaining up-to-date vehicle data.
  • Employing only the best automotive diagnostic equipment available.
  • Keeping an environmentally responsible shop.
  • Ensuring a clean, safe work environment.
  • Constantly performing evaluations of our organization's goals and establishing new goals for the overall betterment of our company, staff, and the greater Tampa Bay area community.
  • Ongoing education and training for our staff.

Potter's Precision Imports will strive to improve our industry's perception with our integrity and dedication to customer service and value...

Meet Our Team

  • Tom Potter

    Owner & Master Technician

    Tom Potter, owner, is an ASE Master Technician, Mercedes-Benz Master Technician, Mercedes-Benz Master Service Advisor and until recently, one of two AMG Specialist while at Crown Euro-Cars Inc. in St. Petersburg, FL.
    After reaching Mercedes-Benz Master Service advisor, he went on to represent Crown Mercedes in many "Stars of Service Championships" where he was the southern region winner in 2009.

  • Shawn Lahmeyer

    Lead Technician

    Our lead BMW Master Level 1 Diagnostic Technician is Shawn Lahmeyer. Shawn has been a lead technician at the Bert Smith BMW dealership in St. Pete for over 10 years. He is a tremendous asset and an all-around great guy. His extensive knowledge of BMW and DINAN Motorsports is truly Amazing!


  • This is by far the best place to bring your German car. I have brought my car to PPI twice so far and have been very satisfied with the job they did. It is clearly explained what options are available for cost effectiveness and high quality. You won't be disappointed with the work here.

    Daniel N.
  • I recently read a great article in a local news publication, Paradise News, about Tom Potter's Shop, My 2005 AMG was coming due for a Schedule B service along with additional system fluids, as a frugal buyer and long time Crown customer I wanted to test the waters for this standard service. Price wise, Tom's shop was clearly the best choice, what I came to find out was the service additionally topped any of the competition. In fact it was so good I opted to replace the gas struts for my soft top partition as well, due to the price being about the same as if I did it myself. I will be a client going forward based on Tom's dedication and attention to detail. Do yourself a favor and make a call to Potter's Precision for a refreshing service experience.

    Thomas M.
  • We were extremely happy with the courteous service and fee that was provided by Potter's Precision Imports. My husband accidentally jammed his I pod underneath the cover of the cup holders. He contacted 2 other dealerships and they quoted him double the price to retrieve the I pod. I would highly recommend this company, not only for their courteous and professional service, but also for very fair fees for services rendered.

    Carmen B.

Awards & Affiliations

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5 Reviews

  • Ed Chappee
    Ed Chappee6 months ago

    My X5 had electrical issues while on vacation in St Pete - TPM Module started acting up, then had major issues with control display flashing off and on, errors saying not to drive the car. Richard at Potters took the car in and told me it would be a few days before they could look at it. Diagnosis was completed a week later (Alternator..) and repaired in full two days later. The car was spotless when I picked it up and we returned to NH with zero issues. The car is running great. Kudos and thanks to Richard and his crew at PPI. Five Stars from me!

    2012 BMW 2012 X5 3.5i
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  • Kimberly J
    Kimberly J3 years ago

    I have a 16 year old x5 that I love. I took her to Potter's Precision Imports as she had a miss. I asked that they go over the vehicle as I am getting ready to take a trip with my Granddaughter. Shawn went over every inch of the car and found several problems and potential issues. It took two days of solid work to correct them all and I am extremely grateful to him. I expected a estimate into the thousands for all that work. Incredibly Richard went through it step by step and they resolved all the issues I authorized for 1800.00. I am very happy with their service, their customer care and this is one of the only places that does not talk down to women. If you are a woman that knows nothing about cars or knows a bit this is the place for you. Everything was explained in detail to me. I cannot say enough good things about this shop. This is the only place I will take my beloved Bimmer.

    2001 BMW X5
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  • Santi X
    Santi X4 years ago

    I typically am a reviews kind of guy as oppose to actually writing one but in this case I felt compelled... I travel a lot and don't have much time to find a trustful German specialist automotive shop as I have been let down several times so in this case I went to the reviews and liked what others have experienced here but have not heard of Potter's Precision Imports, so I contacted them and realized right away that they were professional and worth a shot and had my vehicle brought in. In the end all went better than expected and I was able to talk with their mechanics and became a bit jealous that they know my BMW now better than I do... They got my situation resolved in the short time frame I had which impressed me and was able to drive it back home but more importantly I am glad to say that doing my review research has definitely paid off and they have earned my trust so I definitely will bring it in next time I am in town.

    2005 BMW 645Ci
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  • Karen Hickam
    Karen Hickam4 years ago

    Honest, trustworthy, experienced, professional, and competitively priced are a few words that come to mind when I think of Potter's Precision Imports! Peace of mind too; I know based upon the morals and values of the owner, Tom Potter, that ONLY what NEEDS to be done will be done and it will be done well and at a fair price.

    2012 BMW 528i
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  • Joe Palmeri
    Joe Palmeri6 years ago

    After having a bad experience with a major BMW dealership, I was introduced to Potter's Precision Imports. I was immediately impressed with cleanliness of the shop. I have never been to a shop where you where formally introduced to the mechanic who would be working on my vehicle. Potter's Precision Imports was able to troubleshoot and fix my vehicle, fast and at a responsible price. I will be taking my BMW to Tom and his crew at Potter's Precision Imports from now on.

    2010 BMW X5
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