Now more than ever it takes highly qualified technicians to keep pace with new advancements in the automotive industry.
Drake Auto features A.S.E. certified technicians with over 25 years of experience. Outfitted with up to date equipment and diagnostic tools our team will make certain your vehicle accurately gets the service it needs. Previously named, The Auto Shop, Drake Auto has been founded and independently owned by Carl Epstein for over 12 years in Sterling, VA. With the owner on site you can rest assured your vehicle will be repaired correctly. We are proud members of the Better Business Bureau and The Independent Automobile Technicians Network as well as local car clubs for European, Domestic and Asian cars. All work is guaranteed to be done to your satisfaction. Fixing cars is not rocket science. Just fix what you say you are going to fix for the price quoted and you have the recipe for success and repeat business. We look forward to seeing you at the shop.
Alternators and Starters
Brake System Repair
Computer Diagnostic and Repair
Cooling System Diagnostic and Repair
Cooling System Flush
Drivetrain Service and Repair
Electrical System Diagnosis and Repair
Emissions System Diagnostic/Repair
Engine Performance and Tune-up
Fuel Injection Diagnosis and Repair
General Repair (Aftermarket)
Headlamps and Vehicle Lighting
Heating and Air Conditioning
Muffler & Exhaust Repair
New Tire Replacement
Oil Change Facility
Scheduled Factory Maintenance
Shock and Strut Replacement
Steering and Suspension
Timing Belt Service
Tire & Brake Repair
Transmission & Clutch Repair
Transmission Fluid Service
Used Car Evaluations
Brakes and Mufflers only
Most extended Warranties accepted
Certifications & Memberships
95.8%would refer friends and family to us
Very Clean facility with nice people. My problem was that my tires are max 50 psi. I left for a long drive north of 4 hours, and the car wasn't handling well. It was only the next day that I realized that my tires were deflated to 29 psi. They are not stock tires.
I have talked with this customer. Their tires were overinflated causing premature tire ware and poor handling. This car is a Mazda Miata which is a very small car. The tires have a specific tire pressure that is written inside the drivers door. The max tire pressure is from the tire manufacturer stating the max pressure with a full load that the tire is designed to carry. This car manufacturer recognizes the max load vs the actual load this car puts on the tire and comes up with a tire pressure for this exact car. I put the tires at the manufacturer recommended tire pressure. So I am assuming if I overinflated the tire to 50 psi that the customer has put in there and they got in an accident due to the tires not performing properly then it I would have been at fault also. Interesting world we have. :)
I brought in two vehicles for an oil change. Both vehicles were immediately cared for and I was in and out within half an hour. This was so even after a mechanic noticed that I had a backup light that was out which they offered to replace for a nominal fee.
This customer must have made a mistake. I am sure he meant to give us 5 stars instead of 1. I did exactly what I said I would do and charged exactly the amount agreed upon. I told him I would have to charge the ac system in order to find out what was wrong and the cost would be 170. I did exactly that and found he has a bad ac compressor. ????
How is it my fault and why should I get one start because he has a bad part in his car? I didnt break it, I didnt make it, I,m just the guy who did right by a customer and got one star for it. I guess there are all kinds of people in the world.
Kyung is the BEST! I highly recommend her. Kyung is by far the most experienced, precision hair stylist I have ever been to. She is extremely professional, kind and really cares about her client.
Rosa makes the experience at the salon wonderful. I look forward to having a shampoo and massage like no other salon offers!! By far they are the best!!