Hart’s Automotive is a family owned and operated auto repair, maintenance service and auto body repair shop in Gastonia, NC. We have been focused on providing our customers with top quality automotive repair and collision services in Gastonia and the surrounding local communities since 1974!
At Hart’s Automotive, we are completely focused on our customers, and promise to provide reliable automotive services with attention to personalized customer care. We want each of our customers to understand the auto repair, maintenance or collision repair services they are receiving, so they understand the care and quality that our auto repair shop is founded upon.
Our ASE Certified technicians utilize state-of-the-art technology to handle auto services on all makes and models of foreign and domestic vehicles. Our collision repair specialists can handle everything from paintless dent repair to major auto body repair work. And with all of our work backed by a 12 month/12,000 mile warranty, you can be completely confident bringing your vehicle to us!
Hart’s Automotive is a member of the Better Business Bureau, and has received the coveted A+ BBB rating for more than 35 years. It’s just another way we show our dedication to being the premier auto and collision repair shop in Gastonia, NC!
Meet the Team
James E. Hart, Sr. - Founder
Graduated from Ashbrook High School in 1973
Attended Piedmont Community College
Graduated Class of 1974 – Vehicle Maintenance Auto Mechanics
ASE Certified Master Technician with C1 & B6
Spent 16 years on the Tech Board of Advisory at Gaston College
Won the Chamber Minority Business Man of the Year in 1994
Has 38 years of experience as an auto technician and owner operator
Keith M. Glenn - Technician
Graduated from Ashbrook High School in 1980
Graduated from Gaston College in 1981 – Auto Mechanics
Has 32 years experience as an auto technician
Darren L. Hart - Owner
Graduated from Ashbrook High School in 2000
Graduated from Gaston College in 2003 – AA Liberal Arts
Graduated from UNC Charlotte in 2008 – BA Mechanical Engineering
ASE Certified Master Technician
Has 10 years experience as an auto technician
Raul Tapia - Body Shop
Graduated from St. Louise High School in 1989
PPG Trained Automotive Painter
Has 11 years experience in paint and auto body technician
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Vic R. Watson - Office Manager
Graduated from South Point High School in 1970
Received “Mr. Good Citizen of the Year” in 1970 from South Point High School
Graduated from Gaston College in 1975 – Notary Public of Gaston and Anson Counties
Graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in 1974 – BA
Graduated from Anson Challenge Academy in 2006 – Master Degree in Mathematics
Received “Teach of the Year” award from Anson County Schools 2005-2006
"These guys have been keeping me on the road for years, would like to highly recommend them, and that is tough to do in this day and age. Honest ownership, quality workmanship, A+++!"
“After looking all over the county and having tried the chain shops for years, I finally came to Hart’s Automotive. They were excellent and gave the same detail to our tune-up than they would have to a much more expensive job. The car runs great and may actually be worth another 160,000 miles with these guys just around the corner!”
“They were able to diagnose, fix and return my car within an hour, 2 days before Christmas! They volunteered to take me home and then bring me back to pick up my car. They were very kind and competent.”
“Hart’s Automotive has always been great to work with.”