About Camino Import Auto Service

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Pictured above left is the founder of Camino Import Auto Service, Pete Perdaems.

On the right is Bob Dallape. This photo was taken in the late 1990's in front of the office of the original location on Camino Capistrano in San Juan Capistrano.

Our History

Pete Perdaems and Joop van Breuklen emigrated from Holland to the United States in the 1960's. Both Pete and Joop trained in the automobile repair industry while growing up in Europe and worked in the auto repair industry from the time they stepped off the boat in the United States.

They decided to open their own repair facility in 1979 while Pete was working for Bert's Foreign Car Service in Santa Ana and Joop was working at Mission Viejo Imports, the local Mercedes Benz dealer (now Mercedes Benz of Laguna Niguel). After a slow start, the business thrived and when Joop started talking about retirement in 1992, Pete gave his old friend, Bob Dallape (who was working at Fletcher Jones Motorcars in Newport Beach) a call to ask if he was interested in buying Joop's half of the business. Bob became Pete's partner in January, 1993 and they worked together until Pete's retirement in July of 2007.

In October of 2007 Bob moved Camino Import Auto Service from the Camino Capistrano location to the present location on Avenida Aeropuerto in San Juan Capistrano.The primary focus of Camino Import Auto Service has always been the repair and service of Mercedes Benz and Volvo automobiles. Due to numerous requests from Mercedes and Volvo owners who also drive BMW's Camino Import Auto Service now services and repairs BMW's and now have Bradley Boelman on staff who specializes in BMW and Mercedes.

Come in and see what thousands of loyal Mercedes, BMW, and Volvo owners have already experienced!

Customer Testimonial

We have been customers of Bobs for over 15 years! Bob is honest, fairly priced, hardworking, kind, friendly, and a MASTER mechanic. He has serviced many of our cars. We would go nowhere other than to Camino Imports :0) don't waste your time searching for a good mechanic, there is only one place: Camino Imports :0)
Chana W. Huntington Beach

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