All staff members are selected on the merit of the special skills they contribute, and on their ability to help us give our clients a superior overall auto service experience. In order to ensure our teams stays on top of the most current parts, processes, and systems in our ever-changing industry, we support continuing education for our staff, including subsidizing their costs. This investment in our people has helped us to build and maintain a team at Continental Imports that we believe is truly unsurpassed.


About Us

At Continental Imports, our technician staff members each demonstrate and prove their individual skills by earning National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certifications. These certifications, and the skills and knowledge that enable our staff to receive them, give our customers the confidence they need that their vehicle will be repaired and maintained to its peak performance—a confidence that only an experienced, well-trained auto service crew can deliver.

The Crew

Meet The Continental Team

Meet The Crew

Our Story

The Story of Continental Imports

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Honors and Affiliations

Honors, Professional Recognition, and Affiliates

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Business Partners

Continental Imports strives to meet your every vehicle need; for those we cannot meet, we are pleased to recommend the services of our business partners. With our long history in Gainesville and our behind-the-scenes industry knowledge, we can highly endorse each of the following vendors.

Shelby’s Towing

Shelby’s Towing offers 24-hour towing service whenever you need it. If you are unable to safely drive your vehicle to our repair facility during business hours, please call our staff at Continental Imports at 352-377-6604 and we will arrange for your vehicle’s safe transportation.

If your vehicle breaks down outside of regular business hours, please call Shelby’s Towing directly at 352-331-4444 and they will see that it is towed promptly and carefully to our facility.

Hertz Car Rentals

We will always do our best to repair your vehicle as quickly as possible, but when more extensive repairs are required, we provide compact car rentals by appointment through Hertz at a discounted rate of $25 per day. Please call Continental Imports today to set up an appointment or contact our local Hertz franchise (located on North Main Street) directly at 352-376-3123.

We are fortunate to be able to recommend two excellent local collision and body work services.

Our partners at Buchholz Paint and Autobody and at GT Motorcars will both meet your needs for high-quality collision or body work.

Buchholz Paint & Autobody

2618 NE 19th Drive, Gainesville, FL 32609

GT Motorcars


33 SE 13th Road, Gainesville, FL 32601

Interstate Batteries

We use high quality Interstate Batteries for your vehicle. These batteries are warrantable at thousands of shops around the country, so you will never be far from a replacement.

Michelin Tires

For over 125 years, Michelin has been obsessed with improving mobility by providing tires that are strong, safe, and perform optimally under even the toughest conditions. Continental Imports is pleased to offer Michelin tires, to fully enhance your driving experience.

Luiqi Moly

We are pleased to offer Liqui Moly motor oils, lubricant, and additives, for the ultimate in car care. Liqui Moly’s German chemists and engineers perform cutting-edge research to deliver you the highest possible product quality every time.


Worth The Drive

For 30 years, we have been sending our cars to Continental Imports for repair and check-ups. We would never go anywhere else. This company is a trusted, valuable asset to anyone who uses their services. We moved about 8 hours NORTH of Gainesville, but we still drive down from Alabama every year for a check-up. The quality of work and the personal attention given us, surpasses all others we have ever dealt with. We have recommended Continental to others and they always come back to thank us. We have always had a satisfactory experience with Continental and the employees make us feel special and are very articulate in their work. I have never had anything but praise for their teamwork to satisfy their clients and I highly recommend them to anyone who wants their car in tip top performance. The “one-on-one” customer service you receive will give you a feeling that your vehicle is in very trusted hands. Continental Imports is  an A+ company you can trust!

- Carolyn Caldwell Mercedes C230 owner

Highly Recommended

Great food & fun ideaI have been a customer of Continental Imports since I relocated to Gainesville – over seven years, now. I have found there service to be of the highest quality. Their integrity and honesty in repairs are above reproach. The technicians at Continental Imports are very knowledgeable, and refuse to give up until the problem is solved. I own a Porsche 911 Turbo and a Mercedes S-Class, and I have them serviced exclusively at Continental Imports. I always receive my cars back in tip-top shape, clean and performing perfectly. I recommend Continental Imports to all of my friends, too!

- Frank Stagl

Would Not Go Anywhere Else

The staff at Continental Imports are professional, competent and honest. They have serviced my car for more than five years and I have consistently been pleased with the quality of their work. Continental Imports is locally owned and the staff are treated like family, so staff turnover is quite low. I like knowing who is working on my car. Staff consistently provide me with an explanation about the work that has been done on my car, often by the service technician. Darren & Heidi staff the counter in the garage while Hannelore & Lin run the office as well as helping out wherever they are needed. I am welcomed any time I stop by, even when my car isn’t being serviced. I would not go anywhere else for service on my car or automative advice!
– Kathy Keathley, Mercedes owner

Contact Us

Phone: (352) 377-6604

Fax:  (352) 377-2218

1219 S. Main St.
Gainesville, FL 32601 USA

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