Welcome to Kannapolis Engine parts and service!

About Us

Our History


Say something interesting about your business here. Kannapolis Engine Service was founded by my Grandpa Clyde L Poteat in 1970 in Kannapolis North Carolina, after retiring from the United States Navy for service as a Sea Bee. Paul Poteat (My Dad), Clyde's son took control of the business in the late 1980's and has helped the business grow ever since. In 2004 we began warehousing for engine parts companies to help ensure that we have just about any engine part in stock to suit all of our customers needs. Now that we are a third generation business we are making leaps and bounds bringing the business into the 21st century. Our machine shop is equipped with modern precision machines, to ensure that every engine is machined to factory specifications, so that we are confident our engines are the best in the industry. Every engine that leaves our facility have been sim-tested to ensure the engines have proper compression, oil pressure, and oil flow. Our domestic engines have a 2yr warranty, foreign engines have a 1yr warranty. 



 We have several rebuilt engines in stock for you convenience, call with your application. Customer must provide rebuildable core, or pay core charge. 



We have a complete machine shop, and offer many options for garages and back yard mechanics.


Contact Us

Better yet, see us in person!

We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.

Kannapolis Engine Service

1450 N Main St, China Grove, NC 28023

(704) 857-7416


Monday - Friday: 8am - 5:30pm

Saturday: By appointment

Sunday: Closed

Drop us a line!