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Herman's Auto: serving Kingston since 1975.

Herman’s Auto has been proudly serving the Kingston, Ontario community for over 45 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 namesake 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 includes Greg and Stephen, our technicians, and Andrew, 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 and staying on top of new technology and equipment to fix your car right.

Experienced Licensed Technicians

We currently have two licensed technicians and a third-year apprentice. Together, we combine for over 45 years of knowledge and experience. Our technicians attend monthly training to broaden their knowledge of all makes and models so we can apply the newest technologies.

Certified ACDelco Automotive Repair Specialists

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 for ongoing training that enable you, our customer, to benefit from current market trends and technology.

Krown Rust Control

New and older vehicles are susceptible to rust and corrosion. To support our clients in protecting their vehicles, we recommend the friendly and knowledgeable team at Krown Rust Control. Rust proofing may not prevent every occurrence of rust but it can protect against new rust formation and significantly slow down any current rust. This simple application can add years to the life of your vehicle.

Wheel Alignment

We are happy to handle wheel alignment for you. Simply drop off your vehicle and we’ll check the steering and suspension. We then take it for alignment and have it back to you by the end of the day.

Ward’s Towing

If your vehicle will not start or is otherwise undriveable, we rely on the services of Ward’s Towing. Locally owned and operated, Ward’s Towing has been our towing partner for over 25 years. They have the know-how to safely move any vehicle, from any location.

Certified Ontario Motor Vehicle Inspections

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.

Cumulative Trade Knowledge

The International Automotive Technician's network is geared toward serious automotive professionals and offers the ability to share, learn and improve our trade knowledge. Through the network, 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.