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About Keith

I began my career at very young age. I came from a family of mechanics, so to some extent you could say it is in my blood. I rode motorcycles as a child and began to race them, also. When you race, you have to learn how to maintain your bike. This was very intense because engines and transmissions had to be rebuilt often. There wasn’t a lot of money so I had to learn to do it myself. While learning how to repair the motorcycles, I found that I enjoyed it as much, if not more than racing itself! I became so obsessed with it that at the age of 12 I begged the guys at the local Honda shop to let me work with them. I told them that I would work for free if they would give me an opportunity. They agreed and so at twelve years old I was working on Saturdays and sometimes during the day after school, if possible. Later, I received a paying job at a local independent dealer, where I worked after school and all throughout the summer. I say worked, but to me It was never work, I was doing what I loved. At the age of 16, I received my license and was able to drive, so I took another job at a Yamaha dealership. By the age 17 I became a shop foreman at a sister Kawasaki store. At that young age I had rebuilt more engines and transmissions (probably 100 or more) than most technicians today do their whole life. Eventually, my career moved to diesels. I received factory and aftermarket training while working at an International truck dealership. The training consisted of everything from electrical diagnosis classes to antilock brake systems, hydraulic theory, engine repair and much more. This is where I began to be on the cutting edge of computer programming and electrical diagnosis. From there I moved to cars. While still in my twenties, I became part of the first class of only 17 to receive master status for Volkswagen of America in the United States and Canada. I opened D K Hardee Automotive in Fayetteville on June 4th 2007 and D K Hardee Automotive & Express in Elkin in 2018 . With little money, but a lot of drive and passion, I was able through the grace of God, to build it into what it is today. Cars are our passion and we actually love what we do. We care about the condition of your car as much as a doctor does his patients or even how Shepherd does his sheep. It’s not just work, it’s our passion!

A True Alternative to the Dealer

Looking for an affordable alternative to the high prices at your local dealership? D K Hardee Automotive can help. Supported by a team of ASE-Certified technicians who receive ongoing training in automotive technology and auto repair services, we can offer you dealership-quality knowledge and experience without dealership prices. If you’re in Fayetteville, or surrounding areas like Hope Mills, or Stedman, stop by and experience the D K Hardee Automotive difference.

Cutting-Edge Technology in Fayetteville to Keep You Moving

Our team stays current on the latest automotive technology, utilizing professional, hands-on experience working with many vehicle types. We use the most current diagnostic equipment available, allowing us to quickly uncover the problem and begin working on the solution. Combining cutting-edge technology with real-world experience, it’s our mission to get your car back on the road in less time than it takes other shops to figure out what’s wrong!

Contact Us—We're Here to Help!

We invite you to give us a call at 910-221-1831 or to take a look around our website and learn more about what we do. Read the testimonials and reviews from some of our happy customers, or find out more information on our specialties. Call or email us to inquire about how we can help with your specific automobile concern. And if you’re in the Fayetteville or Cumberland County area, feel free to stop by the shop and say hello, even if you aren’t currently in need of auto repair or maintenance services. We’d be delighted to introduce ourselves, show you around the facility, and answer any questions about our business and our services.