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If your wheel is hard to turn or seems to be slipping, it's time to get it checked out. Don't lose control of your vehicle.

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Free Estimate

The best way to keep your car running efficiently is to address the small problems. We provide Free Estimates on routine auto services by phone or by email.

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About Us

Herman's Auto: serving Kingston since 1975.

Herman's Auto has been proudly serving the Kingston, Ontario community for over 40 years. In 1975, we first opened up as a one-man shop on Bath Road. In November of 1979 we moved to the new location of 825 Portsmouth Avenue, where we've been ever since.

The founding father and name sake of our auto shop is Herman Overvelde. The ownership has since passed to his son, Stephen, whom you can find in the office on a daily basis. Our friendly staff include Greg, our technician, and Shane, Stephen's apprentice. From time to time you can catch Herman popping in to help out.

Up-to-Date Equipment and Technology

Back in the old days, all you needed was a set of wrenches, some ingenuity and a lot of hard work to repair a car. We recognize that there have been many changes in the industry over the years and we are committed to maintaining up-to-date knowledge, technology and equipment to fix your car right.

Experienced Licensed Technicians

We currently have two licensed technicians and a first-year apprentice with a collective knowledge base and experience of over 30 years. Our technicians attend monthly training to broaden their knowledge to include all makes and models and to ensure we can apply the newest technologies.

Cumulative Trade Knowledge

international automative technicians networkThe International Automotive Technician's network is geared towards serious automotive professionals and offers the ability to share, learn and improve our trade knowledge. In this way we continually upgrade our skills to meet the needs of your vehicle. Our customers benefit as we are able to constantly source and apply over 1.6 million years of combined automotive expertise worldwide.

Certified ACDelco Automotive Repair Specialists

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We repair your vehicle using ACDelco quality parts, such as batteries, filters, brakes, shocks and spark plugs. ACDelco's Total Service Support Program gives our professional automotive technicians, opportunities to ongoing training that enable you, our customer, to benefit from current market trends and technology.

Certified Ontario Clean Air Test and Repair Facility

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Certified Ontario Motor Vehicle Inspections

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To register a motor vehicle as safe in Ontario, you must have a safety standards certificate. Herman's Auto is an approved Motor Vehicle Inspection Station. We will inspect your vehicle and issue a certificate that verifies your vehicle is safe for the roads. Learn more about Ontario Motor Vehicle Inspections on our Resources page.

 

Preventative Maintenance

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When is it Time?

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Our Commitment to the Environment

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Family Tradition

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