Auto Repair Gastonia, NC | Hart's Automotive

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
  • Aqui en Hart’s Automotive estamos para brindarle el major servicio
  • 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
  • Has 30 years of office management experience

  • Hart's Automotive

    3415 South New Hope Road
    Gastonia, NC 28056

    (704) 824-4856

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