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7714 Lee Hwy
Falls Church, VA 22042
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8:00am to 6:00pm
8:00am to 6:00pm
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8:00am to 6:00pm
8:00am to 6:00pm
8:00am to 6:00pm
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(571) 512-3864

Auto Repair Experience

  • Steve Petrick, Manager
  • Established 1980
  • 3 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 60 Years of Car Repair Experience


Car Doctor has been serving the community of Virginia since 1980. Manager Stephen Petrick has more than 20 years of automotive industry experience and receives continual training through Bosch. He has a solid group of technicians with over 60 years of combined experience. These technicians have the tools available to perform professional repairs on your vehicle. In addition, they also conduct State Certified Emissions and Safety Inspections. To add to your convenience they offer a local shuttle car service, rental car, free WiFi internet access and early bird/after hours drop-off.


Auto Repair Experience

  • Steve Petrick, Manager
  • Established 1980
  • 3 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 60 Years of Car Repair Experience


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


  • Child Friendly
  • Coffee
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Heated Waiting Room
  • Se Habla Espanol
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shopping Nearby
  • Shuttle
  • Towing
  • Warranty Accepted
  • Wireless Internet


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

Message from the Shop

Proud Winner of the 2013 Angie's List Super Service Award.


Overall Rating

20 Verified Reviews

Customer Reviews

March 29, 2013

I trust the guy that runs the place. The repairs were done effectively.

March 29, 2013

I felt that they changed ownership. I felt the man who serviced my car was deceptive. He tried to up sell me products I did not need. He also installed spark plugs that were not recommended for my cars make and model. I had a friend who is also a mechanic look at my car and he told me I got ripped off.

March 28, 2013

They are very good, but have changed hands many times. We like them but not as much as we used to.

March 26, 2013

For Japanese manufactured cars, the Car Doctor in Merrifield, VA is the only independent shop to consider. Their staff is friendly, helpful and honest. They are eager and willing to explain all repairs and will only repair if they foresee potential problems before next servicing. We have driven our cars for 150k miles, and the Car Doctor has been the reason why we were able to attain such mileage. Of course, regular servicings are the secret to auto longevity, but we would never take our cars any other place. They will also refer out to other reputable specialized shops for say, transmission work, and we have been pleased with their referrals.

March 25, 2013

I think they are very professional. They go out of their way to do the best job for you. They are very communicative about the job they are doing and why. They are experts at what they do. They don't claim to do things they don't know how to do. They won't tell you they can fix something if they can't. They are expensive, but they are fair. I don't recommend many car shops, but these guys are great.

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March 22, 2013

I am happy with the service and the way they treat people and the quality of the service. They are nice people and friendly. They have a personal, and quality approach. Price is reasonable as well.

March 21, 2013

They are friendly and honest. They have a good reputation and I have been a customer there for a long time.

March 12, 2013

The work is done well, the prices are reasonable, and the customer service is excellent. Everything that had to be done was explained and the cost estimate was accurate.

February 28, 2013

When I go to Car Doctor, they add things I don't need.

February 26, 2013

I don't give anybody a perfect score. I have been using them for 15 years. I am taking my car there next week to get serviced.

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February 25, 2013

This is a good shop to go to for Honda service.

February 21, 2013

I have been going to the Car Doctor since I started driving (that was 30 years ago!). My parents took their Hondas before me. And although I was sad to see the management change over each time (3 times over that period), I still feel confident in the quality of service and the personal attention I have received.

February 19, 2013

They do very good work and they are honest. They pay attention to detail. They don't do unnecessary work. I have been going there for years and I think they have saved me thousands of dollars. Sometimes I go to them for a second opinion and they have also saved me money that way.

February 18, 2013

We've gone to them for 17 years and found them to be trustworthy, reliable, and fairly priced.

February 14, 2013

We have been getting our car fixed for years. They are very good and very honest. They know when they can do it and when they can't and they tell us. They're good hardworking people. Knowledgeable with excellent referrals too.

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February 08, 2013

I trust them. They were good and did what they said they were going to do. I felt comfortable with them. They were also highly recommended on Click and Clack's radio website.

February 05, 2013

They always provide excellent service. They tell you what needs to be done, what should be done, and what doesn't need to be done.

January 31, 2013

They have always been honest, with fair prices. They are thorough and if it's a job they can't do, they recommend someone. I have always been very happy with them. I feel very comfortable with their level of competency.

January 29, 2013

They serviced all of my cars for years and have done a good job. They try to start with the least expensive repairs before jumping into something that will be major.

January 21, 2013

The shop is under new management and they suggested with the last repair, some work that was really not needed. I declined the extra work. They did the work needed satisfactorily. The shop has a very different vibe under new management.

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June 13, 2014

I had an oil leak. Ended up seizing my engine. Then they charged me an arm and leg to remove my stereo. I hate to say it, but if I had been going to a dealer, the dealer would have told me about the leak. I got to find out about 5 minutes before the engine seized that the car was low on oil. Had been going to them religiously for 5 years. They should have recognized the leak any of the countless times I had been there.

Reply from Car Doctor – Car Doctor VAJune 19, 2014

I am very sorry to hear about you experience from April of 2003.We work hard every day to ensure that our customers are 100% satisfied with our service. I would love the opportunity to speak with you further about your experience so that we may continue to improve and try to prevent a situation like this in the future. Feel free to contact me at steve@cardocshop.com or call me at 703-560-8870 Thanks for taking the time to comment.

Steve Petrick
Service Manager
The Car Doctor
Falls Church, VA.

April 09, 2009

These guys have been taking care of my Toyota's for about 25 years. Charlie, the manager is a top notch mechanic and always gives a fair price. If ever a problem, take it back they make it right. Check them out they are great!

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