Sampson's Automotive

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342 Compass Cir
North Kingstown, RI 02852 USA
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8:00am to 5:00pm
8:00am to 5:00pm
8:00am to 5:00pm
8:00am to 5:00pm
9:00am to 4:00pm
8:00am to 5:00pm
8:00am to 5:00pm
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(401) 426-4853
25 Verified Reviews

Auto Repair Experience

  • Brett Sampson, Owner
  • Established 2011
  • 3 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 50 Years of Car Repair Experience
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Sampson's Automotive has been serving the community of North Kingstown and the surrounding area since 2011. During this time they have developed a loyal following of satisfied customers who described this shop to us as: "knowledgeable”, “friendly”, “professional”, “helpful” and "honest". This location features a team of automotive technicians with an excellent mix of experience, ongoing training and ASE Certifications. An investment in the necessary tools and diagnostic equipment help make them capable of repairs ranging from minor and major mechanical repairs, to state smog and safety inspections, to check engine light and computer system diagnosis and repair, as well as your scheduled maintenance needs. Repairs are covered by a 12-month / 12,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind. A local shuttle service, loaner vehicles, early bird drop off, Saturday business hours, and a waiting area with wireless Internet are all available for your convenience.


Auto Repair Experience

  • Brett Sampson, Owner
  • Established 2011
  • 3 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 50 Years of Car Repair Experience


  • AC/Heating
  • Check Engine Light
  • Diagnosis
  • Muffler & Exhaust
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Smog/Emissions Testing
  • Timing Belts


  • AAA Member Discount
  • Car Pickup/Dropoff
  • Child Friendly
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Financing
  • Free Estimates
  • Free Multi-Point Safety Inspection
  • Loaner Car
  • Military Discount
  • Open Saturday
  • Open Weekends
  • Senior Discount
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shuttle
  • Warranty Accepted
  • Wireless Internet


  • NAPA

Message from the Shop

At 23 years old, Brett Sampson has already made quite a name for himself. He’s been fixing cars since he was a teenager, and with a little help from his parents, he started his own business – Sampson's Automotive – more than five years ago. He hasn’t hit the brakes since.
At 17, the driven young mechanic had graduated high school and was headed to New England Tech to pursue his automotive career. With cars and tools rapidly accumulating in his family's driveway, his parents encouraged him to rent a garage space. In September of 2009, he did just that. Brett rented an 800-square-foot space with no heat or running water, and within a year, he bought his first lift. “What started as a place where he worked on his friends' cars turned into a business,” Robin Sampson, Brett’s dad and current business manager recalls. Within two years, he had purchased two lifts and rented another 800 square feet. He was growing rapidly through word of mouth: his customer base went from friends to friends' parents to friends' neighbors. Soon enough, he was outgrowing yet another space. A few months shy of his 21st birthday, Brett moved into 10,000 square feet at his current location and increased his business substantially from the prior year. Sampson's Automotive now has seven lifts, three mechanics and a business and marketing manager working full-time. “I always knew I was going to own a business, always knew I wasn’t going to be an employee, I just wasn’t sure what the business was going to be,” Brett said, adding that although his dad taught him basic mechanical skills, most of his extensive knowledge has come from hands-on experience. “Sometimes I ask myself how I figured some of this stuff out,” Brett laughed. After many years in the business, he continues to learn new ways of doing things by “walking the walk” every day on the job. “I just do it. It feels natural to me.” Robin believes that Brett’s relationship-building and unique way of servicing his customers is what makes him so successful.

Makes We Serve

  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Dodge
  • FIAT
  • Ford
  • GMC
  • Geo
  • Honda
  • Hummer
  • Hyundai
  • Infiniti
  • Isuzu
  • Jaguar
  • Jeep
  • Kia
  • Land Rover
  • Lexus
  • Lincoln
  • Mazda
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Mercury
  • Mini
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Oldsmobile
  • Plymouth
  • Pontiac
  • Porsche
  • Ram
  • Saab
  • Saturn
  • Scion
  • Smart
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo

Overall Rating

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by - Verified Customer December 26, 2015

They were very through and professional. They explained everything in detail and in a way I could understand.

by - Verified Customer December 19, 2015

Brett is a great mechanic and provides education as well as excellent mechanic services to his clients.

by - Verified Customer December 13, 2015

Great service.

by - Verified Customer December 12, 2015

They are thorough. They explain everything. Their work is high quality.

by - Verified Customer December 02, 2015

Very detailed.

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by - Verified Customer November 28, 2015

Job done right.

by - Verified Customer November 27, 2015

We continue to be satisfied every time we visit Brett's shop.

by - Verified Customer November 08, 2015

Good service.

by - Verified Customer November 06, 2015

Brett is a great mechanic and is excellent with VW's. He explains everything and treats you well.

by - Verified Customer November 04, 2015

The service was always very professional, but I particularly liked the fact that Brett followed up with a phone call to make sure everything was OK. It demonstrated he had confidence in the work done and was ready and willing to fix anything that was not satisfactory.

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by - Verified Customer October 28, 2015

I felt I got a fair, honest price and no bs.

by - Verified Customer October 16, 2015

Friendly staff. Great prices. Very honest.

by - Verified Customer October 13, 2015

Very pleased with their work and customer service.

by - Verified Customer October 10, 2015

Very friendly and knowledgeable staff.

by - Verified Customer October 09, 2015

Brett has great attention to detail and goes the extra mile.

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by - Verified Customer October 02, 2015

You are the only car repair place I know that not only does the work but follows to make sure it is right and keeps in touch. Plus you are very thorough, that approach may cost more but it is better in the long run. I like thorough.

by - Verified Customer September 25, 2015

Brett has been extremely helpful and communicative.

by - Verified Customer September 24, 2015

Service was performed in a timely fashion, and everything was checked over for any potential problems.

by - Verified Customer September 20, 2015

Personal and quality service.

by - Verified Customer July 31, 2015

Everything went according to plan & my car is running great.

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by - Verified Customer July 31, 2015

They are a very professional and knowledgeable team providing wonderful service.

by - Verified Customer July 24, 2015

They are professional.

by - Verified Customer July 21, 2015

The crew at Sampson Automotive work hard for their customers. They're knowledgeable, fair, and friendly. I trust that they'll find, and fix any problem my car might have.

by July 16, 2015

Detailed service.

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