Northern Virginia And Maryland Repair Shops

 

Northern Virginia Independent Mechanics 

That Have Been Recommended On PPBB


Auto Sportsystems Group (ASG)
2810-F Dorr Ave
Fairfax VA 22031
703-876-2811
www.autosportsystems.com



IMA Motorsports (moved to Chantilly)
25354 Pleasent Valley Rd 

Chantilly VA 20152
703-327-9858 http://www.imamotorsport.net/


Intersport
(across from HBL)
1524 Springhill Rd Unit H. S.
McLean VA 22102
703-242-8680

I used Intersport once in 2006 and was pleased.

Taylor Chapman

22854 Bryant Court #102

Sterling, VA 20166

703-467-9130

E-mail: TchapmanRepair@gmail.com



A 2014 update added these comments from Dave.

TPC - Maryland, GT Performance - Maryland, and RRTracing - Dulles are all popular with the DE crowd

The shops below participate with the region on tech inspections for the DEs and have good reputations:

Sportscar Shop - Sterling
IMA Motorsport - Chantilly
InterSport - McLean
Autobahn - Fairfax
Chapman Auto Werks - Sterling
Auto Sportsystems Group - Fairfax

A couple of the guys from Intersport participate in DE and a lot of the folks go there.

At Speed is still around as is SSI in Joppa, MD with no negative comments.


another source/list of shops that wish to be listed as Porsche repair shops is available by state at www.pcarshops.com/near/washington-dc/


Dealers


Dealers, of course, get mixed reviews

Porsche of Arlington
3100 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202
703-684-6660

HBL aka Porsche of Tysons Corner
8598 Leesburg Pile (Rt 7)
Vienna, VA 22182
703-564-6155 

Mine has been serviced there several times in 2005-6 with good results. They only charged me once for the three times it took to get the airbag warning light but that was in large part due to the changing Porsche instructions and TSBs changing. I did feel I was treated fairly. I did wait on the service and even snuck around back to talk to the tech doing the actual work. 

Rockville Porsche
15515 Frederick Rd
Rockville, MD 20855
301-881-0900

Body Shops


First Choice
525 31st St S
Arlington VA 22202
703-836-6920

Ray Moxley and Pete Pirhalla are managers there. When I had a bad accident in my first Boxster, I asked both at PPBB and on the local Porsche board and got the same answer, go to First Choice. Good to work with, have proper Porsche frame measurement jigs, etc. They do a lot of work for the dealers in high end German cars. Fun to just walk around the impoundment yard. Ultimately they didn't do the work on my car because it was totaled but I saw enough of their work and work habits to trust them. They won't be the fastest. They won't be the cheapest. But you want it done right....go there.

Tysons Corner Colision Center aka HBL aka Porsche of Tysons Corner
8604 Leesburg Pile (Rt 7)
Vienna, VA 22182
703-790-3220


Mine was not the most pleasant experience in terms of communications. Felt I had to manage the process. I got hit in the rear and they did a nice job on rebuilding the bumper and bumper support structures. Excellent paint match. While the car was there for several weeks I wanted them to do my front bumper too, buff out some scratches, fill in some scratches, and deliver it to the repair shop for one item. Instead of that happening seamlessly, I had to go there and move it between body, repair and detailing shops myself.  I ended up bringing it back 3 times for incomplete work (in the paid for by me add-on work, not for work that was done badly).

Mile One Collision Works
11408 Old Baltimore Pike
Beltsville, MD 20705
(301) 595-0187

Recommended with detail in a message by a PPBBer with several people adding comments and anecdotes of agreement.

Euro Pro's Collision
951 N Frederick Ave
Gaithersburg, MD
Phone: 301-977-7475

Recommended by IMA 


Top Shops

Bells
Shady Grove MD
http://www.bellstrim.com/

Lim's
Tyson's Corner, VA and Chantilly, VA
http://www.limsautoupholstery.com/

Recommended as a place that can do plastic rear window replacements, top and seat upholstery. Recommended by IMA.


Bay Country Custom Van & Upholstery
1828 George Ave, Annapolis, MD 21401

Installed a glass window top on an earlier 986 and the owner was pleased per a March 2011 posting.

Wheel Refurbishment

Ye Olde Wheel Shop
6363 Washington Blvd.
Elkridge, MD 21075

(800) 526-8260, (410) 796-8400

Near BWI airport.

I used them once to refinish a curb- rash'ed 17" turbo-twist painted wheel.  Absolutely couldn't tell it wasn't brand new when I got it back. Perfect paint match.

Wandered the shop enough to know they do lots of very expensive wheels for lots of very high end cars (local pro-athlete owned, $4k per wheel stuff), not just Porsche. They came recommended by local Porsche owners.

They will remove the tire marking it's position in relation to the rim. Then do the work, then remount the tire so the whole process doesn't disturb the balance. There is an extra charge for the R&R of the tire so the cheapest way is to take in the bare rim. But then you risk the rim being damaged by the subsequent mounting of the tire by someone else. Best let them do the whole job so you get it back in perfect condition.

High End Audio

DSI - www.dsielectronics.com

9855 Washington Blvd. Suite E

Laurel, MD 20723

T: 301.490.4197 

F: 301.490.7129