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Welcome to Oakville Import
Auto Centre

Honest, Reliable Mechanic's

Serving Oakville European Imports Since 1994

Oakville Import Auto Centre

Welcome to Oakville Import Auto Centre

My name is Carlos Tipan and I started Oakville Import Auto Centre in 1994 to follow my dream of owning a European luxury vehicle repair shop. Ever since I was very young I have loved cars; especially luxury vehicles. I have been asked many times what made me want to become a mechanic. The simplest answer that I can give is that it is my passion. BMW, MERCEDES BENZ, PORSCHE, AUDI, VW, VOLVO, SAAB, JAGUAR, LAND ROVER, ASTON MARTIN, MINI, MG, ALFA ROMEO, FIAT, are what I have always considered to be works of art. They are just stunning pieces of human engineering which, as a mechanic, I get to spend all my time with them!

Furthermore, I find my profession to be very rewarding. It gives me a reason to continuously learn about all the latest technology, which is something we do by attending seminars and courses provided by different manufacturers in the industry. Even more rewarding is that I get the opportunity to meet other car enthusiasts, in and around Oakville, Burlington, and Mississauga, on a regular basis. There is something very satisfying about performing auto service on a vehicle when the customer is as pleased as I am to have the car in perfect working order.

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About Us

About Us

Oakville Import Auto Centre was founded in 1994 by experienced local technician and long-time Oakville resident Mr. Carlos Tipan. Oakville Import Auto Centre is a family owned auto repair shop based on the principles of quality service, integrity, and a profound appreciation and enthusiasm for Luxury European Imported Automobiles. Originally located at Royal Windsor and Ford Drive, we have since relocated to our current, more spacious location to better suit our client base.


We are now situated at the southwest corner of Winston Churchill and Royal Windsor Drive. With over 50 years of cumulative experience in the maintenance of European Imported Automobiles, Mr. Tipan employs his wife and son Daniel Tipan, an auto technician himself, and a team of highly skilled technicians/specialists who are committed to providing premium service to Oakville, Burlington, and Mississauga residents while keeping prices affordable.

Experienced European Auto Mechanic

If you have a European import, live in the Oakville, Burlington & Mississauga area, and find yourself needing a reliable and trustworthy auto repair shop, then make sure to give Oakville Import Auto Centre a call. Carlos, his family, and staff, will be happy to repair, service and maintain your Import vehicle; making sure that it is running perfectly.

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Why Choose Oakville Import Auto Centre

What separates Oakville Import Auto Centre from other auto mechanic service shops in Oakville, Burlington, Mississauga and the surrounding areas. What motivates us first and foremost is a driving passion for fine European automobile craftsmanship in all forms. Prospective Oakville, Burlington and Mississauga clients are encouraged to explore our website at their leisure. We also encourage them to contact our shop by phone or in person to receive a free, no-obligation consultation regarding their needs. Our mechanics will gladly address all questions and concerns and assist clients in determining the appropriate avenue concerning their luxury imported vehicle. Contact Oakville Import Auto Centre today and let us put our expertise to work for you and your automobile.


Our Services

Some of the automobile makes we service include BMW, MERCEDES BENZ, PORSCHE, AUDI, VW, VOLVO, SAAB, JAGUAR, LAND ROVER, ASTON MARTIN, MINI, FIAT. Oakville Import Auto Centre’s services include:


  • Inspections

  • Tune-Ups

  • Seasonal Services

  • Oil services

  • Manufacturer-scheduled maintenance programs

  • Installation of tires – both Summer and Winter

  • Pick-up and delivery of vehicles in surrounding areas for your convenience

  • Shuttle Services

  • Rental Vehicle Upon Request

  • Towing through a sublet dependable company

  • Computerize diagnosis and programming

  • Programming keys and recognition

  • M.O.T. Safety certification and inspection

  • Electronic brake system repairs and services

  • Exhaust repairs and replacement

  • Air conditioning diagnosis and repair

  • Fuel injection system- gas and diesel



Serving Oakville, Burlington, Mississauga

What Are Clients Say About Us


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"I have known Mr. Carlos Tipan for more than 20 years. Over this period of time Mr. Tipan and the staff of his company Oakville Import Auto Center Ltd. have serviced and repaired our family European automobiles with a very high level of service, experience and professionalism.

During this time I have observed Mr. Tipan to be a person of very high character, honesty, integrality and work ethic.

It has been a pleasure doing business with Mr. Tipan over the years. I have, and would not hesitate in the future, to recommend Mr Tipan and Oakville Import Auto Centre Ltd. to friends, and business colleagues."

— Bruce MacDonald

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"I have taken my car to Oakville Imports over the last few years for regular maintenance and service, and I must say, I have received superior service from the staff at Oakville Imports. For example, Carlos would personally call me with any decisions that were to be made on my vehicle as opposed to most mechanics that would just fix and charge me for something I didn’t need. The timely and efficient manner in which the mechanics work at Oakville Imports is what I value.

I would highly recommend Oakville Imports to any of my friends for your vehicle service needs.

Sincerely, a happy customer."

— Steve Gaul

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"My wife and I have been servicing our automobiles at Import AUto Service over the last 5 years. Carlos Tipan has been primarily responsible for the maintenance of our vehicles and has provided us with excellent service over this time.

If there is one quality that is lacking in the auto repair industry, it is trust. Carlos is an exception to this rule. We have full trust in him. When a reapair was not perfect at first (a rare event), he has spent long hours without charge to correct any dificiencies to our satisfaction.

He has been enterprising and innovative in keeping repair costs at a minimum, has always been available in emergencies (always supplying us with a replacement vehicle at a moments notice), and is able to work with us around our extremely busy and unpredictable schedules. I can strong recommend him to anyone without reservation."

— David M. MD

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"Since 2002 I have been taking my Volvo to your shop for service. As you recall, this happened after an exhaustive search for an auto centre that could fix the electrical
problem that my car encountered.

This is just a note to let you know how pleased I am with the service I have been receiving for the last 5 years.

In this day and age great customer service is often difficult to find, and I feel that it is important that it tle recognized.

Today my car is 16 years old and running well. With the help of Oakville Import Auto Centre,I have been blessed with a vehicle that I could rely on.

Thank you for your commitment to great customer service."


A. DeGuzman

— A. DeGuzman


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All information provided is for explanatory purposes only and does not constitute a legal contract between Oakville Import Auto Centre and any person or entity unless otherwise specified. Information is subject to change without prior notice. Although every reasonable effort is made to present current and accurate information, Oakville Import Auto Centre makes no guarantees of any kind. Oakville Import Auto Centre is very proud to serve the communities of Oakville, Burlington and Mississauga


We take customer privacy seriously and do not sell or give out any customer information. We do not keep a mailing list nor distribute a newsletter. Your privacy is extremely important to us. The trust placed in us by our customers is absolutely essential to our success. We understand that and do all we can to earn and protect that trust. We do not share your personal information with any outside companies nor collect any information.



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