Review: King Automotive

Chantilly, VA

#1 May 18, 2009
Wow! Brought my '72 Ford pickup in for inspection. I told Wade the inside handle doesn't work on the driver's side (it's a '72!) He did the inspection and hit me on the handle! An honest man would say, "That will fail you." Not Wade, he was happy to waste my time and my money. I'll stick with Carrol's in Dahlgren, They're honest and reasonable. I wouldn't recommend King Auto to check your oil.
To be fair, there was also a crack in the mirror that he hit me on too. Still...the handle's broke Wade!
More irritated with the waste of my time than anything. I'll be getting the reinspection done elsewhere.
When confronted on his stupidity all he could do was say "Ggggget out of my shop." and cuss at me. Very proffessional Wade.

United States

#2 May 22, 2009
If you knew your car wasn't going to pass, why would you bring it in to have it inspected. Instead you should have asked him to check it over for you and let you know if there were any issues. Wade is a wonderful guy who does alot in our community. Maybe you shouldn't have been a jerk and he wouldn't have had to get nasty with you. I have dealt with him for years and he has the best attitude and is as honest as they come. And, oh by the way, the reason you see so many cars at the garages in Dahlgren isn't necessarily because they are so great it's because it's close to the base and people can drop off their cars on the way in. That doesn't mean you are getting a good deal. You might want to think twice about slandering the good name of a good guy, it might come back to bite you in the butt!!!

United States

#3 May 22, 2009
I was just reading your post on Craigslist and it's funny how you don't mention on here that you called Wade a stupid asshole first! That amazes me how much your story has changed between websites. I have been going to Wade for years and I would reccommend him to everyone I know. Your slander wont have any affect on his business because no one cares what ignorant idiots have to say!

King George, VA

#4 Jan 28, 2010
I had a female relative take a truck of mine to Wade's for inspection because I had a prior engagement and it was the last day on the old inspection. She was told it failed for bad lower ball joints. Little did he know that it wasn't her truck and that I am a mechanic myself. After checking and replacing the ball joints myself I took the truck back and told them there was absolutely nothing wrong with the old ones. I was given my sticker and I left. Point is, they thought they were pulling a fast one on a female who they thought wouldn't know any better. Wanted to charge $800 to change the ball joints themselves. Cost me $40 in parts and a little of my time.

Oh and btw, Dahlgren Garage isn't any better. They'll "lose" parts off your vehicle and when you go back a few months later, they fail you for not having those parts and offer to sell you them back. Had it happen to me.

CNS Auto is the only place I'll take my truck in KG. Keith is a very respectable guy and seems to understand that if you treat your customers well, they'll come back. That's not to say others aren't good, just couldn't say for myself.

Annapolis, MD

#5 Feb 1, 2012
I wouldn't let that idiot wade or his dipshit hick son stewert touch anything I've got but Carroll's and c&s are good shops

United States

#6 Feb 2, 2012
your name does you right NOBODY. kings is one of the best shops in the state of VA. i would let wade do heart surgery on me if i needed it . thats how good he is !!!!!

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