Import Car Centre started in 1981 as a small two-bay garage run by our skilled and dedicated co-founders. Since that time, the Campbell Avenue garage has matured into a service centre with highly-skilled technicians that handle approximately a 1,000 import vehicles per year.
Our reputation for honest and dependable import car service and detailing keeps our Ottawa-area customers coming back, time and time again.
We offer a comprehensive menu of service and maintenance options for most import models:
Our Recommended General Maintenace Schedule
ServiceMileage IntervalTime Interval
Oil and Filter ChangeEvery 3,000 - 50003 Months
Synthetic Oil and Filter ChangeEvery 6,000-90006 Months
Tire Rotation and Check Tire PressuresEvery 10000As Required
Inspect under-hood fluid levels and top upEvery 5000As Required
Inspect steering gear, linkage and ball jointsAs Required6 Months
Inspect front and rear suspension componentsAs Required6 Months
Inspect front drive shaft bootsAs Required6 Months
Inspect exhaust systemAs Required6 Months
Inspect brake pads, rotors, drums and liningsAs Required6 Months
Inspect and adjust engine drive beltsAs Required6 Months
Inspect transmission fluid5000As Required
Inspect air filterAs Required6 Months
Replace engine coolantAs Required6 Months
Check charging system and battery load testAs Required6 Months
Marty is a proud father and Ottawa boy with over 20 years of automotive experience. At the ripe old age of 12, Marty started changing tires and performing other odd jobs for his father at Import Car Centre, and has been at it ever since. When he’s not in the garage, you’ll find Marty either at the rink or the cottage.
Eddie started as a customer in 1988 and, a year later, brought his 11 years of experience to Import Car Centre. He prides himself in finding what people want, in cars and in life. His passion extends to golf, hockey and good food & wine.
Dan found Ottawa by way of Czech Republic, Dan comes started out in the audio industry before going on to help found Import Car Centre. Dan runs on adrenalin and a passion for the industry he loves. He also enjoys fine wine, running, water sports and dabbling in the stock market.
Fran was also a customer of Import Car Centre in 1986, and was so impressed that he joined the team a year later. He's a tech support specialist with a background in home audio. Fran plays the sax and is fascinated by anything with 2+ wheels or moving parts.
Local boy Josh joined the Import team in 2000. Our 'rookie' grew up in the west end of Ottawa and would hang out at Import dreaming of Honda Preludes and Toyota Celica All Trac Turbos. Josh calls Barrhaven home with his wife and two daughters. He enjoys fishing with his girls, good food and his beloved Chicago Blackhawks.