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548 E Venice | Venice, FL 34285

About Us

The Best Auto & Transmission Repair Team in Venice, FL

Providing Quality Service Since 1990


Our History


For over 23 years, we have proudly served the community of Venice. Auto repair technicians at our shop have worked with us for several years, and some even remember our beginning when our shop only had two bays. We have been in our current eight bay shop since 1994 and have dedicated our careers to the safety of each and every vehicle that we service. Due to his dedication to excellent automotive repair, our ASE Certified shop owner Jeff Hazeltine was the runner-up Napa Technician of the Year in 1995. In fact, our shop has been the longest standing Napa Auto Care Center in Sarasota County, with over 20 years of membership.

Community Involvement

At American Import Auto, we believe in giving back to the community that has contributed to the success of our business. We support Venice High School sports programs and the Venice Police Department youth drug program to help better our children and promote wellness in Venice. In addition, we raise money and sponsor runners for an annual half-marathon run for Abolition International, which is an organization that fights against human trafficking through accredidation, advocacy, education and restoration. During that time of the year, you will find a donation box at our shop to help contribute to this cause. Our shop also serves as a Toys for Tots drop off location in support of the United States Marine Corps. If you have questions on how to join us in community involvement, please give us a call at (941) 484-1340 and we’d be happy to help!

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Meet the Team


Jeff & Donna, Owners

Jeff & Donna work together to keep the business running! Jeff has 31 years of automotive experience and is an ASE Certified Master Technician as well as an ASE Advanced Level Technician. He is also EVT Certified to service emergency vehicles.


Jeff, Service Advisor

Jeff has over 15 years of experience in the automotive industry, and he enjoys working with our customers to provide the best service possible.


Mark, Fleet Supervisor

Mark has over 30 years of automotive experience, and he is an ASE Master Technician and Toyota Master Technician. He also is Hybrid Vehicle Certified and is EVT Certified for work on emergency vehicles.


Brandon, Techician

Brandon is a Certified HD Technician and has over 5 years of heavy duty truck experience. He is also certified to service emergnecy vehicles with his EVT Certification.


Mike, Technician

Mike has over 32 years of automotive experience as well as HD Truck Certification, Firetruck Certification, and EVT Certifications.


Troy, Technician

Troy has over 21 years of experience in the automotive industry. He has Police Vehicle Certification and HD Truck Brakes Certification.


Bruce, Technician

Bruce has over 42 years of experience in the automotive industry. Working on cars has been his lifelong career!


Jeff “Seven”, Technician

Jeff has over 30 years of experience in the automotive industry and enjoys working on cars as a career.


Gary, Diesel Technician

Gary specializes in working on diesel vehicles, and he has many years of experience in the automotive industry. He is an ASE Certified Master Technician and an ASE Advanced Level Technician.


Sam, Diesel Technician

Sam is one of our team members who specializes in working on diesel vehicles, and he always does a thorough job on any service!


Chance, Shop Assistant

Chance performs a variety of tasks around our shop and is always available to help when needed.