specializing in jaguar, land rover and mini cooper
315 E. Reserve St. Vancouver, WA
family owned & operated
With over 40 years of combined automotive experience, British auto repair is in our blood. Our staff are factory trained, certified technicians who use the latest computer diagnostic equipment to quickly diagnose, service, and repair faults on all models 1998 and newer.
We are dedicated to providing dealership quality workmanship without the added cost or hassle. We purchase and maintain factory diagnostic equipment and encourage the continuing education of all employees to ensure that we are furnishing superior service and value.
Our clients are our extended family; we want you to know that you always have a reliable, honest mechanic to turn to.
what makes us different?
When you service your vehicles at Kings Cross Automotive, you can expect to experience the perfect balance--combining the best aspects of both a dealership and a mom-and-pop independent repair shop.
Our clients are provided with the highest level of personalized service. All clients speak directly with our factory-trained shop foreman and, if needed, can enjoy a complimentary loaner vehicle or shuttle service. Without the added overhead costs of a franchised dealership, we are able to provide you with the best value when repairing your Jaguar, Land Rover, Mini Cooper or Rolls Royce.
If you choose to wait while your vehicle is being serviced, our customer lounge offers comfortable seating, complimentary coffee and wifi, cable TV, and a variety of current magazines. Have the little ones with you? No problem. We also have a kid's area approved by our very own Customer Relations expert, Aly.
what our clients are saying
“As a single, professional woman, it is important to me to have a mechanic who has integrity and is trustworthy. I am fortunate to have Michael Raia at Kings Cross Automotive as my mechanic. Whether it is maintenance work or a large repair job, Michael has been great to work with and his rates are reasonable. I have always been satisfied whether it is an oil change, new brakes, or a timing belt. Stop by the shop, or give Kings Cross Automotive a call, you will be glad you did!”Norinda R.
“I called Mike at Kings Cross. He was able to get me in right away. Had the rental car company pick me up at his shop, so I didn’t have to miss work. He was honest, helpful and found that I wasn’t crazy and it was actually the throttle body. He worked with my warranty company and had me up and running the next day. (more…)Tamara G.
“I had service done at Kings Cross Automotive recently on my 2013 Audi A6. They were able to get me in quickly and at a time convenient to me. The service was fast and the lounge was very comfortable with wi-fi and satellite TV. Mike is the best mechanic I have ever worked with and promptly took care of the issues I was having. I would highly recommend Kings Cross Automotive to anyone. They are first-class and 5 star!”Jeromy D.
”I will never go back to Oil Can Henry’s for my oil changes. Kings Cross has the nicest staff and the best lounge. Comfy couches, cable tv, and a Keurig make it feel like home. Oil changes are fast and inexpensive!”Megan F.
“This place is great! Quick and efficient service. Mike replaced both front lower control arms for my Range Rover, and it took just a few hours. I left my car in the morning and got it back after 2pm. The price was extremely competitive. Very satisfied and convenient location too! Five stars!!”Olga S.
“Michael is a real find for Jaguar owners. The best part is talking directly to the mechanic that is doing the work. I had major transmission problems and he did a great job solving them. The transmission is better than manufactured. He also checked the car for any other problems and then showed me the problem for myself. I would recommend Michael highly. (more…)David B
“Michael spent time before he started making sure I understood what needed to be done, and then after he was finished, spent time answering my questions. The waiting room was comfortable, and I got work done using the free wi-fi as the job was completed. I’ll be back!”David L.
“Competent, friendly service at reasonable rates. Our extended family has three RR’s and we are all joining the King’s Cross crowd.”Lou E.
“I just found the best auto repair shop for my Jaguar! I thought I would give this newer shop a try after spending tons of time and dollars at a shop in Portland. I was extremely pleased with the friendly and professional manner of Mike Raia, the owner and master mechanic, and the thorough work he did. He was able to explain clearly and concisely the issues my car was having, fix it quickly and get me back on the road in no time. And I just dropped in! (more…)Susan H.
“I haven’t been very pleased in the past with other places I’ve taken my car. That has left me skeptical about mechanics. Mike took the time to not only show me what the problem was with my car, but he showed me why there was a problem. He took the time to explain everything. I feel like I actually understand my car now. I finally have a mechanic I can trust. Awesome!”Troy F.
“Mike was a great person to work with. His past experience made him a perfect choice. His approach was thorough and informative. Would highly recommend.”James M.
“I love Kings Cross. It is a family run business and the owners are very personable and kind. They have a lot of knowledge on all types of vehicles. They’ve been very flexible with my busy schedule and are fast at what they do. I highly recommend this place.”Melissa R.
“Rover owners in the Portland Metro area have historically only had two non-dealer shops to choose from. The dealer is too costly and after the change of ownership at the best non-dealer there hasn’t really been a good option available. I’ve been to almost every Land Rover shop in the area and haven’t been wow’d. (more…)Douglas H.
“Let me just start by saying I have never before received such amazing customer service especially in the car care industry, I came in to have my 05 Jaguar inspected and serviced. Mike was very friendly, really just straight to the point and honest. (more…)Shiree G.
“Kings Cross exceeded our expectations in so many ways. The mechanic is very friendly, honest, and has really fair prices. It doesn’t stop there, however. The waiting room is really nice…it made me feel like I was at a dealership! There is wifi, tv/cable, magazines, coffee, water filter, and nice lounge chairs. (more…)Stefanie S.
“Mike is the very best at what he does. Had a new clutch put in my Mini Cooper and the service was excellent. Very happy. Would recommend Kings Cross Automotive to anyone needing quality repairs.”Eric F.
“Took my LR3 in for service. I had a lot of major regular maintenance done. All fluids changes, Transmission serviced and checked out for a winter road trip, Mike was great and very very knowledgeable and professional. His work was done on time and at a fraction of the dealer cost. I later had him work on my wife’s pride and joy a 1983 M-B 380sl.”David A.