Continental Imports Honors, Professional Recognition, and Afffiliations
Continental Imports is proud to be the only Authorized Dinan BMW Performance facility in Florida. Dinan develops, manufactures, and markets a comprehensive line of high performance products and systems for BMW vehicles.
Continental Imports is the only North Central Florida’s Preferred Installer for LN Engineering IMS retrofit for your Porsche. In 2015, we became a preferred installer, meeting the criteria of IMS installer training, code of conduct and following the IMS Retrofit procedures specified by LN Engineering.
In 2012, Continental Imports met all criteria to become a Michelin tire dealer. Repairing the finest European vehicles in Gainesville, we want to make sure to offer the best tire for your vehicle.
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Blue Seal of Excellence
From 2009 to Present, Continental Imports has been recognized by ASE as a Blue Seal of Excellence facility. Because we strive to be the best for our customers, we can proudly verify the skills, knowledge, and accomplishments of our technicians, who are ASE certified and represent the best in customer care.
ASE is a non-profit, independent organization that has worked to improve the quality of vehicle repair and service by testing and certifying automotive professionals since 1972. For more information, please visit ASA’s Car Owner page at http://www.ase.com/Landing-Pages/Car-Owners.aspx.
Automotive Service Association (ASA)
The ASA, headquartered in Bedford, Texas, has members in all 50 states and in foreign countries. Once a month, Continental Imports meets with the ASA group of Alachua County to help guide local activities.
As a consumer, you should be aware that the ASA promotes a written Code of Ethics that Continental Imports abides by without exception. We pledge to perform high quality service at a fair and just price. As our customer, you can be assured that we are committed to the highest standards of business practice and will stand behind our service and products.
“The Automotive Service Association (ASA) advances professionalism and excellence in the automotive repair industry through education, representation and member services. Since 1951, the Automotive Service Association (ASA) has been the leading organization for owners and managers of automotive service businesses that strive to deliver excellence in service and repairs to consumers.”
Bosch is the major supplier of electrical and fuel systems for most European import vehicles. Many Japanese and some domestic vehicles use fuel and electrical components manufactured under license to Robert Bosch Corporation. Continental Imports is proud to be one of just 1650 Bosch Authorized Service Facilities in the United States. Shops carrying this designation have passed a rigorous set of criteria, which qualifies them to attend Bosch factory training and purchase special equipment which is only available through Bosch.
Bosch supplies the latest specifications, workshop bulletins, and update information to its Authorized Service Specialists. In many instances, only the local dealer and the Bosch Service Specialists have access to information needed to diagnose and repair your vehicle.
When Bosch remanufactured electrical components are installed on your vehicle, you have a one year warranty on parts and labor anywhere in the U.S., including free towing to a Bosch approved repair facility, if needed. If your vehicle has components by Bosch, an Authorized Service Center is always your best choice.
Visit the Bosch Authorized Service Map when traveling to find an approved Bosch Facility.
Motor Age Rated Top 10 Shops
Every year Motor Age Magazine reviews repairs shops from across the US and in 2012 we were excited to be rated as 1 of the 10 Top Shops! This award was given to Continental Imports after reviewing our credentials, training, technical offerings and appearance, website presence, involvement with our community and more. Please Click on the Motor Age Logo or here to read the article.
The BIMRS group is officially a non profit educational corporation. Started by a dedicated BMW technician in 1996, the original email based group merged in 2003 with a face to face offline training group started by members of the first group in around 1997. The second group was started so that members could really get to know each other. Trading technical discussions via email had built friendships that deserved the face to face familiarity that online could never complete.
The group’s purpose has always been the solving of complex technical repairs via group consultation. One member will have a car with a problem. The testing results, fault codes, and physical symptoms are related via email to all members of the group. The resulting discussion will bring in experience, professional suggestions and a true learning process for all involved and in the long run fix the cars. Continental Import's long term lead tech and information specialist was involved in the merger and the creation of the corporation and has been on the Board of Directors since 2005.
Gainesville Health and Fitness Center Savings Program
For our clients who are Gainesville locals, Continental Imports partners with the Member Savings program at the Gainesville Health and Fitness Center to offer members a 10% discount on labor, up to a maximum of $50 (note: this discount excludes any services). To obtain the discount, GHFC customers must show their GHFC membership card when dropping off their vehicle and at checkout.
2015 FIERCE Award
Continental Imports is proud to offer an industry-leading warranty: we honor all repairs we perform with a 2-year/24,000 mile parts and labor warranty.
Continental Imports now offers you the same level of professional, stress-free service for financing your vehicle repairs as we do for the rest of our service portfolio. Call us at 352.377.6604 to learn more.
Phone: (352) 377-6604
Fax: (352) 377-2218
1219 S. Main St.
Gainesville, FL 32601 USA