My Dad's Automotive

(703) 457-9152
71 Verified Reviews

8:30am to 5:00pm
8:30am to 5:00pm
8:30am to 5:00pm
8:30am to 5:00pm
8:30am to 5:00pm


14158 Willard Rd
Unit #E
Chantilly, VA 20151 USA


  • Brian Mosholder, Owner
  • Established 2014
  • 2 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 1 ASE Master Auto Technician
  • 27 Years of Car Repair Experience

My Dad's Automotive Reviews


71 Verified Reviews
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by - Verified Customer April 23, 2017

Great service and fair prices. My Pilot has never felt better.

by - Verified Customer April 12, 2017

Honestly by far the best experience from start to finish for an automotive repair shop. Brian is Excellent!! Very knowledgeable, outlines only the repairs needed with a fair, comparable price, customer service is excellent as well. Very polite and follows up after repairs to ensure satisfaction. A++ Highly recommend.

by - Verified Customer March 27, 2017

I have a 2008 mazda 3. The 120,000 mile service was completed for a very fair price. When one of the headlights was found to be out, instead of just installing a new one, I was given replacement options and the staff shopped around for the best price, saving me $50!

by - Verified Customer March 23, 2017

Excellent Service.

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by - Verified Customer March 23, 2017

Honest advice and excellent work at a fair price as always.

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by - Verified Customer March 15, 2017

I always have a great experience here. I drive 40 mins just to go here because they are so friendly, knowledgeable, and do a great job explaining what is going on and what my options are.

by - Verified Customer March 15, 2017

Was very pleased with my most recent experience. Brian always does an excellent job in providing high quality automotive repair and maintenance.

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by - Verified Customer March 09, 2017

First time customer at My Dad's Automotive and I walked away very impressed. The customer service is excellent, A1. I had my rear shocks replace on my SUV, a job well done. Brian called afterwards to discuss and make sure I was happy. I've already recommended the shop to friends.

by - Verified Customer February 21, 2017

Great work and great overall customer service.

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by - Verified Customer February 19, 2017

Walked in asking if they had time for an oil change, inspection, headlight restoration, and air filter replacement. What I got was exactly that... plus great customer service. Soon as I walked in, I was greeted by an incredibly attentive and friendly receptionist. Work was done in 30-40 mins. When finished, I was shown what I might need to keep an eye on in the future... which was a lot better than simply being told a bunch vehicular jargon that I don't understand. All in all, great shop.

by - Verified Customer February 19, 2017

Personal, friendly and explained everything clearly and at a level of understanding that was good for me!! Thank you!!

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by - Verified Customer February 15, 2017

The first time I've worked with Brian, based on a recommendation from a friend. I wanted honest advice and quality service at a fair price. I received all of that. Thanks!

by - Verified Customer February 08, 2017

Great experience! My place of business brings all of our company vehicles here. I will be bringing my personal car into the shop next week for some repairs.

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by - Verified Customer February 07, 2017

The owner Brian was very respectful and explained my car problems and solutions in a way that was clear, and which included costs. He went beyond expectations all the way. He presented a long term plan for my older car that helped me make informed decisions. I will recommend him to friends and family.

by - Verified Customer February 06, 2017

Great experience with all needed repairs thoroughly explained and they did a great job of initially assessing all issues with my car so they could get it right and not suggest anything unnecessary. I'll definitely be back for future repairs.

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by - Verified Customer January 01, 2017

My truck was very well taken car of. My Dad's Automotive is great!

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by - Verified Customer December 28, 2016

I'm over joyed to have found a shop that is as professional and caring as My Dad's Automotive. I drive 45 mins and pass more than 2 dozen shops to go where I'll receive quality service.

by - Verified Customer December 28, 2016

They were great. Got tires and an alignment and they found a transmission leak that was covered by the dealer warranty.

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by - Verified Customer December 22, 2016

Brian, the owner, is very honest. He doesn't recommend unnecessary repairs.

by - Verified Customer December 18, 2016

Brian is very knowledgeable and takes the time to explain what needs to be fixed.

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by - Verified Customer December 06, 2016

I would recommend My Dads Automotive to friends and family.
Had a great experience!

by - Verified Customer November 30, 2016

Best mechanic around! Service from My Dad's Automotive is superior in all respects- both on the car and towards me! Would recommend this repair shop above all others! You simply cannot go wrong by taking your vehicle to My Dad's Automotive!!

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by - Verified Customer November 20, 2016

I was impressed with the service, as well as the follow up. Will definitely be back.

by - Verified Customer September 02, 2016

Friendly and knowledgeable staff. The required service was done correctly and at a reasonable price. My Dad's Automotive has earned a repeat customer.

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by - Verified Customer August 26, 2016

I found Bryan to be not only knowledgeable but just a pleasure to do business with. I will take all of my repair needs for my car to Dad's Automotive.

by - Verified Customer August 19, 2016

Dedicated ,experienced mechanic with ethics that you don't find too often these days. Their repair of my Nissan Frontier made it sound and perform almost like it was new.

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by - Verified Customer August 11, 2016

Brian, the owner and mechanic is experienced, trustworthy, and honest. It is easy to work his schedule to meet mine. He examines the car and explains his recommendation...what needs to be done and future preventative measures to keep the car running safely. Finally, after all these years of owning vehicles, I found my mechanic!

by - Verified Customer August 05, 2016

Technician polite and patient.

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by - Verified Customer August 04, 2016

Top Tech.

by August 03, 2016

I waited a bit longer than expected and was hoping to get feedback on my vehicle, but did not talk to guy who worked in my car. Also, there were ants crawling all over waiting room couch.

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by - Verified Customer July 26, 2016

I have a Toyota 4Runner that needed all 4 calipers replaced. A neighbor recommended I talk to My Dad's Automotive. They were the most competitive price out of 4 shops. Also, they said they could get it done in a day. Most shops wanted to have the car for 2-3 - which is tough. The car brakes like a new one now. I'm very pleased and will return.

by - Verified Customer July 26, 2016

The service there is fast and very reliable. The service technicians are friendly and completely trustworthy: they tell you what is wrong with your car and the possible fixes and costs. Most importantly, they always charge a fair price.

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by - Verified Customer July 26, 2016

Brian was thorough and provided good explanations about work to be done.

by - Verified Customer July 15, 2016

Work done on time.

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by - Verified Customer July 15, 2016

They were very quick and very thorough at checking everything out on my car.

by - Verified Customer June 15, 2016

Great service.

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by - Verified Customer June 03, 2016

Quality repair work, done quickly and efficiently. I have already recommended My Dad's Automotive to several coworkers and friends!

by - Verified Customer June 01, 2016

Brian did a great job with installing my front breaks. I have other services that need to be taken care of this year and I plan to bring my car back to Brian's shop.

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by - Verified Customer May 31, 2016

Awesome mechanic, very unique and one of a kind. Very honest and very humane.

by - Verified Customer May 25, 2016

My van broke down and Brain was able to assess it right away. It was up and running again within 2 days. Excellent service!!! I recommend everyone go there for service. Brian is extremely knowledgeable, has fantastic costumer service, and is very trustworthy.

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by - Verified Customer May 17, 2016

My experience at My Dad's was awesome! They were extremely knowledgeable and explained everything in great detail. They also took care to save money where they could. I saved more than 70% of what the dealership quoted me for the same services. My Dad's is honest, efficient, and friendly. I will continue to use them for all my vehicles as well as recommend them to anyone in need of an excellent mechanic.

by - Verified Customer May 16, 2016

Honest and friendly.

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by - Verified Customer May 07, 2016

My Dad's does a fantastic job and does a great job keeping the customer informed.

by - Verified Customer February 08, 2016

They were nice, had good communication, and I think they do good work.

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by - Verified Customer February 02, 2016

The service was good. The price was alright. I liked the customer service interaction. He was down to earth when I was blunt.

by - Verified Customer December 31, 2015

Brian, the owner of the company, is extremely professional, extremely caring, and calls you afterwards to make sure everything is perfect.

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by - Verified Customer December 24, 2015

Excellent personal service. Highly professional. He knows what he is doing.

by - Verified Customer December 21, 2015

I have known Brian for fifteen years, and I trust him more than any mechanic I know.

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by - Verified Customer December 21, 2015

He's an honest mechanic. He tells you what needs to be done. He doesn't try to sell you an unnecessary repair or service.

by - Verified Customer December 17, 2015

Everything was perfect. My car is running great. They were very upfront. They gave me cheaper ways to to fix the car that other mechanics would not have.

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by - Verified Customer December 02, 2015

They're awesome. They're responsible. They do good work. They're reliable.

by - Verified Customer November 28, 2015

All the work was done professionally. The car works flawlessly.

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by - Verified Customer November 18, 2015

He did a a good job, and he was responsive, and he was very trustworthy. His pricing was fair too.

by - Verified Customer November 11, 2015

He told me about a problem covered by the manufacturer, to get it fixed and save me money, and he provided information where the defect was for the vehicle He told me before he fixed it to pursue it with the manufacturer. Probably the defect was inherent to the manufacturer. He saved me about a thousand dollars, he said the manufacturer repaired the problem. Customer service is really friendly and very professional.

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by - Verified Customer November 11, 2015

My experience was great. Reasonable prices. They explain everything. Great service. I was in and out.

by - Verified Customer November 03, 2015

Brian is knowledgeable. Every time I take something to him, if there is nothing that needs to be done he does not try to force me to get it fixed. He looks out for his customers at the end of the day.I have taken multiple of my family's cars there and all the friends I have sent there have been highly satisfied.

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by - Verified Customer October 31, 2015

One week ago they fixed my car, satisfactory.

by - Verified Customer October 28, 2015

They are really friendly, service oriented, a smaller shop that we like.

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by October 10, 2015

The guy was fantastic. He was nice. Easy to work with.

by - Verified Customer September 25, 2015

Great service. They did everything they said they would. It was done in a timely manner. The prices are good.

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by - Verified Customer September 23, 2015

We were very happy with the service. The value we received. They're very honest and trustworthy.

by - Verified Customer September 19, 2015

I like the customer service, very prompt. Service was reliable. They're honest. I wouldn't take my car anywhere else.

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by September 10, 2015

He is reliable, he is good at what he does and the customer service is great. If he says something, he will fix it, and if it doesn't work, he will fix it again.

by - Verified Customer September 08, 2015

He is trustworthy and goes above and beyond to solve the problem, and I feel like I can trust him, he is very trustworthy, showed me what is wrong, and how he is going to fix it, and works real hard to fix the vehicle. I can trust him. He is honest and he is very clear in how he is going to fix the vehicle.

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by - Verified Customer September 02, 2015

I've gone there for years. They're honest and trustworthy. They've told me when to take the car to a dealer when it's covered by the warranty.

by - Verified Customer August 31, 2015

Professional, knowledgeable, friendly, and very flexible with our schedule. I think Brian is a great guy.

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by August 26, 2015

I say they are very courteous and knowledgeable. He walked me through the process and provided a recommendation on what they should do. Very trustworthy.

by - Verified Customer August 19, 2015

I trust them. They're good guys. You can trust them which is rare in the auto repair industry.

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RepairPal Scorecard


My Dad's Automotive has been serving the community of Chantily and the surrounding area since 2014. This RepairPal Certified shop strives to stay on top of the latest technologies and to be a leader in the local community by providing the highest level of automotive repair coupled with the best customer service. Our review of this shop revealed they are achieving this goal. Recent customers describe this team as “honest”, “professional”, “knowledgeable”, “reliable”, and “awesome”. This location features a team lead by an ASE certified Master Technician whose commitment to ongoing training and investment in tools and equipment make them capable of repairs ranging from minor and major mechanical repairs, to check engine light diagnoses 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. Early bird drop off, and a waiting area with wireless Internet are also available for your convenience.



  • AC/Heating
  • Alignment
  • Check Engine Light
  • Diagnosis
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Timing Belts
  • Tire Sales/Repair
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  • Coffee
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Free Multi-Point Safety Inspection
  • Heated Waiting Room
  • Se Habla Espanol
  • Service Guarantee
  • Wireless Internet


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Questions Answered by My Dad's Automotive
When I ask what caused the catalytic conve...
There are various reasons the "computer" is telling them it failed. I have attached a link to some basic reasons a catalytic converter can fail. Without knowing what "they" diagnosed this is the most generic reasons a catalytic converter can fail, copy and paste this link
Car can not start and even not by jump sta...
There are various reason a vehicle could not be able to be jumpstarted. It could be user error, the starter motor is not working, the equipment being used to jump start the vehicle is not in good working order, main fuse could be blown, etc... One would not know until you get the vehicle in a shop for diagnosis.
Is there 2 computers? One PCM (for the tra...
There is a PCM in the center console just forward of the shift lever. The ECM is located in the same spot, but the ECM is only in the Manual Accord.

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