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Whitey's German Automotive

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(22 Reviews)

197 Shady Grove Ln, Hendersonville, NC 28792

(828) 684-0684

Today: Closed
Tomorrow: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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General Info
Whitey's is located at 6042 Asheville Hwy, Hendersonville, NC. This business specializes in Automotive Supplies, Home and Garden Retailers, Auto Repair and Service and Auto Parts. Services: Car parts, full service vw machine shop

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Christmas Day


Automobile Parts & Supplies, Machine Shops


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I have known Whitey since 1977 and he is the best at what he does. I am convinced that there is no one better at VW engine work. He is very honest and trustworthy guy who takes great pride in his work. Not many in this world left like Whitey. You can't go wrong patronizing his business.



Best of the best ,,A+++

Whitey is the most knowledgable Vw vender around!!

I am amazed he knows the small difference of each year, most people see a Vw bug or bus and assume one part fits all, you be amazed by the small but numerous changes.Whitey will sell you a economical part but will give you the option to buy quality, and not pressure you in your decision. You can't go wrong buying from Whitey. When you buy from online; the parts come wrong, dented, scratched, or very poor Quality, it's nice having Whitey around to buy Quality parts from ,by the time you pay shipping & handling and the waiting, it works out cheaper buying from a local Vw parts store! Plus if you listen you will learn something. Whitey is as unique as the cars he works on! A true treasure in the Vw Community!!!!



Whitey is the best

Whitey is the go to man for any & all things pertaining to VW's, machining, parts, etc...The man amazes me with his in depth knowledge of the air cooled engine. He always takes the time to explain the difference in quality of parts. He is a pleasure to deal with and very witty as well. Not to mention...keep it local people! German Automotive...I will definitely be back!!



Always helpful

Never dealt with a more helpful person than at whitey's. Great service and strives to keep quality parts.




This is the best vw shop around!!! Whitey knows volkswagens inside and out, I have been doing business with him since 1998 , he has always given me the right parts and the knowledge to install them correctly ! He does all of my machine work, and I buy all my motor and suspension parts from him. I have three vw's and all the parts come from German Automotive! If you are looking for a vw parts shop , German Automotive is the place to go!! Great quality parts and very reasonable priced!



best vw dealer near Asheville

Been buying from German automotive for 12 years and he's the best for parts and vw information




I've had several VWs since my high school days and well into college. Whitey has always provided me with honest advice and quality parts. I even crashed my bug in college (not my fault) and he worked with the insurance company & body shop getting them what they needed to repair my car. Whitey is a very honest and capable business owner. He is "old school" so he not only respects people, he expects respect in return and holds people accountable if they try and take advantage of him or his services. These days with the internet and big box stores taking over, it's nice to find a specialist who knows his stuff and is not afraid to show people the door if they disrespect him or his place. Long live German Automotive!




I've known and done business with Whitey Worsham since 1995. Whitey is the owner/operator of German Automotive in Fletcher North Carolina.

In all my years of dealing with Whitey he has been: Honest to the core, Very Knowledgeable about automotive machining, Extremely knowledgeable about the Volkswagen Air Cooled engine line in all variations and dependable/trustworthy to a fault.

He is a person who prides himself in giving great service to and taking care of his customers. If someone has a problem with Whitey, in my opinion/experience, they went Way Out of Their Way to cause it, because Whitey will bend over backwards trying to help and or satisfy a customer. However, as you may know from your own experience, you simply can not satisfy some people no matter what you do.

I believe Whitey opened his business in the late 1970's. Anyone who has been in business that long must be doing things right. You can't stay open for 37 + years in the same location, in a small community if you haven't taken care of your customers and provided good service.

This recommendation of Whitey as a person and German Automotive as a business shouldn't be taken lightly. I drove my first VW beetle in 1957. I have been in a Volkswagen based business since 1975. I have owned 497 Volkswagens all at the same time and currently own 93.

If anyone had or has a problem with Whitey, I can only say that if you want to be treated like a gentleman, then you must act like one.

Lynn Ernst/ Illinois




The best air cooled VW shop (and store) this side of the Mississippi I have owned air cooled VW's now for 15 years and always go there for the excellent service and knowledgeable info that he is willing to share. Always willing to order parts if needed and I NEVER had any problems with a return Highly recommended A+++




I have had 6 VW's over the years, and currently have a 1977 bug that I am in the process of restoring .Over the past three years. Whitey has gone out of his way to answer my questions,and order hard to find parts. I just can't say enough about this guy. If you have an air cooled VW this is the place to go.



Yeah, Whitey is a genuine walk...

Yeah, Whitey is a genuine walking, talking encyclopedia, when it comes to Volkswagens. Whitey, went to great lengths to determine the actual parts needed for my car. He explained, that these cars are all so old, that most of them are not close to original. Making it difficult to determine exactly what is my licensed '74 shell is running with.Whitey asked questions before throwing a part on the counter for me to purchase. I would have to say, Run, don't walk, to German Automotive, if you need VW parts.




Having owned 5 different Air Cooled and Water Cooled VWs since 1977, I have to say, go see Whitey. He has always taken the time to ask questions and explain these older vehicles have been modified so much, just because you have a 74 title, does not mean that is what you drive. His experience and knowledge of these older VWs is a fading breed. Go see Whitey for all your Volkswagen parts, he has always done right by us. Thanks, Whitey!



German Automotive is a top not...

German Automotive is a top notch VW parts and machine shop with many years of experience to back it up. Whitey is always helpful and great to deal with and gives expert advice (which you should follow for successful results). There are not many shops left like this anymore and you cannot go wrong shopping here. Whitey is an expert at deciphering old air cooled engines that have been messed with and altered many times over the years by so called mechanics (not an easy job to figure out sometimes).




Great guy to do business with, Have been his competior and his customer for 30 plus years, Whitey will go out of his way to help anyone who wants to listen, if you think you know more than him, let me say this..... Whitey has forgotten more about volkswagon than most people know .




I have been buying parts and service from German Automotive for over 20 years and have nothing but good things to say about the experience. Whitey not only sells good parts but also provides honest advice. He has always been there for me and my VW's. Great experience!




What an honest, hard working guy Whitey is !!! Never has a bad thing to say about anyone. Extremly knowlegable about anything and everything VW.

Great, great guy. Best quality parts on the market or he won't sell them. A+ rating !!




I have dealt with Whitey since 1987 and always had excellent service, parts and he always goes out of his way to offer the best solution for a fix. I have told people for years about his business. if he does not have what you are looking for he can get it quick. The best part is yes you can deal with the multitudes of mail order places in magazines or online but you cant replace the one on one personal service you get from someone near you. when you deal with mail order its always a pain if the part is not right or breaks but when you deal with someone like Whitey who goes out of his way to make it right you just cant beat that.. sadly because of the mail order too many of our local people like Whitey are fading away. do yourself a favor and deal with someone who you can trust like Whitey..

Beyond Satisfied Customer

My pride and joy is my 1972 VW Super Beetle and many many times in the past 6-7 years, I have needed parts for it. All I had to do was call Whitey at German Automotive and the part(s) I needed were readily available. Furthermore, I have thoroughly trusted Whitey in providing the correct part with tips and hints that were very valuable to me. If you are a proud VW owner, the place to shop is German Automotive where you will always receive kind and courteous service! I place my trust in Whitey when it comes to my VW! Thanks Whitey!


I have 4 vw and if I need a part they have it in hand if not he gets it fast ! he has the best of the best at a great deal !



I have been a proud owner of 4...

I have been a proud owner of 4 VW since 1979 and Whitey at German Automotive in Fletcher, NC has been my exclusive parts and machine work provider. I would recommended Whitey to anyone with a VW in need of support with parts, machine work or volkswagen advise. I still have a beetle and love my car and support from Whitey.