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Hightech Automotive

Honesty, Integrity, and Excellent Customer Satisfaction.

Hightech Automotive is a family-owned business established in 2007. We bring back the great fundamentals of a great repair shop. Our great approach to our customers starts right when you drop off your vehicle. Our friendly service advisor will treat you with the respect that you deserve, by writing up your concerns with any problems or maintenance you are having. Our trained technicians will find the problems and perform our complimentary 27-point inspection. Our service advisor will then call you with the estimate to repair your vehicle and any other concerns our trained technicians have found. This way you will be informed of your vehicle’s true health before you make any decisions.


While on vacation for the first time in Lake Lure, my check engine light and two other warning lights came on in my car. Not being familiar with the area, I checked online for repair options and decided to go to Hightech Auto. They were very accommodating, friendly, and took care of the problem without taking advantage of my predicament. It’s very refreshing to still see honesty in action!

Steve P.

High Tech automotive shop on Piney Ridge Rd, Super Nice!!!! Trust worthy!! You will be shocked at how nice they are. Every Time I deal with them… I think this is how you are suppose to feel after you just trusted your car to someone.

Isa K Bennick Buchanan

Stephen Cotarelo

Stephen has been working on cars as far back as 1981. He attended San Jose Vocational training in high school where he took Engine Rebuild, Transmissions, Differentials, Parts Department, and Automotive Machine Shop. He worked in independent shops while putting himself through De Anza College at night, where he took automotive and business classes. The classes were Transmissions, Brakes, Alignment, Suspension, Oscilloscope, and the strict California Emission Class, in which Stephen earned his California State Emission License.

In 1987, he married his wife Tammy. In 1990, with one daughter and another on the way, they moved to Forest City, North Carolina to raise their family. He worked for some independent repair shops and the Vick Bailey Honda dealership, where he received his awards through American Honda, Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards. He also worked for a company called Only Hondas.

His dream of opening his own shop came true in 2007 when he started Hightech Automotive. He now can take all his knowledge of vehicle repair and customer service to help his community receive excellent customer service and the best in vehicle repair.

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