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About Us

Serving Families Since 1978

Glen Allen, VA mechanic working on vehicle

Virginia Automotive Services has been a family owned and operated Auto Repair Center servicing Richmond and Tri-City Areas since September 1978. As a member in Good Standing with the Better Business Bureau and an AAA Approved auto repair shop, our ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Certified Technicians are able to handle both major and minor general repairs and services on both foreign and domestic vehicles.

From a basic oil change to a complete engine or transmission replacement, the professional staff at Virginia Automotive Services can handle all auto service needs. We are also a licensed Virginia State Inspection Station.

We are able to deliver the benefits of an established Napa national entity while maintaining the personal touch of a family owned business. Parts and Labor are backed by the best warranty with up to 3-years/36,000 miles. We offer Free Shuttle Service, Free Loaner Cars, several financing options and Free Coffee for waiting customers.

The Staff at Virginia Automotive Services understands your vehicle is a major necessity, and that is why your vehicle will be tested as if it were our very own, no matter what type of repairs are needed.

But what sets Virginia Automotive Services apart from the other businesses is the compassion we feel towards people. When a van; full of girls; are trying to make their way to North Carolina for a dance competition broke down late on a Saturday afternoon; the owner and two mechanics stayed at the shop until midnight completing the repairs. They got the van back on the road and the girls came in 2nd in the competition.

With two convenient locations, Richmond and Glen Allen, Virginia Automotive Services continues to apply their theory which is “Honest, hard working efforts build loyal customers for a Lifetime.” Let us help you make the most of your hard working dollars and bring your vehicles to Virginia Automotive Services, where you are not just another vehicle; you are “Our Customer and Friend.”

Come by and see how we’ve been protecting your precious cargo since 1978.

Meet Our Team

Our team specializes in many different types of vehicles, and since they work on a wider variety of vehicles than their dealer counterparts, their overall expertise is greater, too. By working on many makes and models, our technicians can be trusted to properly diagnose challenging repairs and other issues. As automotive technology advances, our team is continually updating their education & skills.

Ed
Owner
Born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. Ed discovered his love for cars at the age of 15. He became a Mechnaic or ``automotive technician`` right out of high school. He worked in the automotive industry for 8 years before he opened Virginia Automotive Service in Richmond Virginia. He enjoys fishing and all sports as well as spending time with his family.
Terry
Service Manager
Originally from West Virginia, Terry has served more than 25 years in the Automotive Repair Industry. He graduated West Virginia University in 1985. He moved to the Richmond area in 1986. Last year, Terry brought his expertise to the customers at Virginia Automotive Service. He enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 children. Terry is also a Deacon at Kingsland Baptist Church, and a fan of all sports, especially football.
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Billy
Mechanic - State Inspector
A native of Richmond and graduate of Thomas Dale High School, Billy has been with Virginia Automotive 13 years. He started with Virginia Automotive as an apprentice while in the automotive tech program in high school. Billy is married with 2 children and is a member of Heritage Baptist Church in Chester. He enjoys going to Jujitsu with his son and boating. Billy is a Certified State of Virginia Inspector, Mechanic in Richmond VA.
Mario
Mechanic
Mario has been a mechanic with Virginia Automotive in Richmond for 9 years. Originally from El Salvador, Mario, his wife and 3 children have resided in the US for 14 years. He is a graduate of Tecnico En Inginieria Automototriz Institute. He enjoys taking his family to zoos and amusement parks and they attend St. Augustine Catholic Church together.
Ricky
Mechanic - Technician
Ricky has been with Virginia Automotive for 33 years as a mechanic in Richmond VA. His continuous car repair training, experience and drive makes him an integral part of the staff. A native of Richmond all his life, he is the brother of owner Ed Shelton and helped build the family business. Ricky is married with one child and enjoys fishing from his boat and bowling.
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Chad
Mechanic - Master Tech/State Inspector
Chad is originally from Cumberland County outside of Richmond and has been with Virginia Automotive for 5 years as a mechanic in Richmond VA. He worked 8 years as an automotive technician prior to joining Virginia Automotive and is an ASE Certified Master technician. He is married with with 2 children and enjoys going camping with them. Chad also enjoys hunting and fishing in his spare time.
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Joanne
Office Manager
Joanne has been helping to coordinate the mechanics at Virginia Automotive in Richmond VA since it started 35 years ago and worked 15 years previously with the State of Virginia Retirement System. Joanne enjoys scuba diving and riding motorcycles with her husband Max who she has been married to for 39 years. Keeping our Richmond VA mechanics organized and happy is one of her greatest skills.
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Hector
General Maintenance Mechanic
Hector was born El Salvador. He moved to the states in 1989. Hector received his permanent citizenship in 2004. Hector has worked for Virginia Automotive Service for over 11 years, helping with mechanics in Richmond VA. He enjoys all sports, travel, and spending time with his friends and family.

The Staff at Virginia Automotive Services understands your vehicle is a major necessity, and that is why your vehicle will be tested as if it were our very own, no matter what type of repairs are needed.

But what sets Virginia Automotive Services apart from the other businesses is the compassion we feel towards people. When a van; full of girls; are trying to make their way to North Carolina for a dance competition broke down late on a Saturday afternoon; the owner and two mechanics stayed at the shop until midnight completing the repairs. They got the van back on the road and the girls came in 2nd in the competition.

With two convenient locations, Richmond and Glen Allen, Virginia Automotive Services continues to apply their theory which is “Honest, hard working efforts build loyal customers for a Lifetime.” Let us help you make the most of your hard working dollars and bring your vehicles to Virginia Automotive Services, where you are not just another vehicle; you are “Our Customer and Friend.”

Come by and see how we’ve been protecting your precious cargo since 1978.

Need Help With Your Car? We’ll fix it

We specialise in repairing accident damage to vehicles. In fact, we’re the second largest accident damage repair network.

Call: (804) 743-1793

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