Franconia Service Center
Your Friendly Neighborhood Service Center

5520 Franconia Road • Alexandria, Virginia 22310
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Phone: 703-971-4111 •  Fax: 703-971-5425

Towing Service Provided By
Double B Towing

Gas and Mart open 5:00am to 11:00pm
Service Department Hours:
Monday – Friday: 7:30am to 7:00pm
Saturday: 7:30am to 5:00pm
Appointments are Recommended
VA State and Emissions Inspections
6 days a week!
Monday – Friday: 7:30am to 6:00pm
Saturday: 7:30am to 3:00pm

Complete Auto Service & Repair Factory Scheduled Maintenance
State Safety and Emissions Inspections Quick Oil Change and Tire Rotation
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Service & Maintenance
New!!! 24 months or 25,000 mile warranty on all parts and associated labor.

Routine Maintenance Prolongs The Life And Safety Of Your Vehicle And Is Less Expensive And More Convenient Than Unscheduled Repairs While Helping To Maintain The Value Of Your Vehicle.

Franconia Service Center is your one stop shop for all your automotive service and repair needs in Fairfax County and Alexandria.

We are conveniently located at the intersection of Van Dorn Road and Franconia Road in Alexandria, Virginia.

With 3 service bays, an inspection bay, ASE certified techs & managers, ATI trained counter staff and our AAA approved facility; we are prepared to meet all of your service needs.


Why Choose Franconia Service Center?

  1. We Are Committed To Your Satisfaction

  2. We Stand Behind Our Work (Offering The Strongest Warranty In The Business).

  3. -We Guarantee Our Parts And Associated Labor For 24 Months/25,000 Miles.
    -All Adjustments Are Guaranteed For 90-Days or 3,000 Miles

  4. We Prioritize Repair Needs

  5. -Review of All Wearable Items on the Vehicle
    -Advise You on Needed Repairs
    -Proper Maintenance Schedules

  6. We Perform Pre-Purchase Inspections
    -Helps Customer Make An Informed Buying Decision.
    -Helps Prevent Buyers Remorse

Wayne Donahue, Manager
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Now at Franconia Service Center our base oil change is a synthetic blend but our prices remain the same.

Why Use Synthetic Blend Oil?

76 Super Synthetic Blend Motor Oil is a premium quality, part synthetic, API SM motor oil designed for use in passenger cars, vans, sports utility vehicles and light trucks under all operating conditions. It is formulated to provide excellent wear protection, to minimize engine sludge and varnish deposits, and to resist viscosity and high temperature thermal breakdown even in severe service. It also protects against rust, bearing corrosion and foaming. The part-synthetic formula provides an extra margin of protection at both low and high temperatures compared with conventional all-mineral motor oils.

76 Super Synthetic Blend Motor Oil is "energy conserving" for improved fuel economy, and exceeds new car warranty requirements as defined by ILSAC GF-4. In addition, it is specifically formulated to help protect and extend the service life of vehicle emissions control systems.


Appointments are recommended for oil changes, if you desire to wait, to ensure that your vehicle is returned in a timely manner and allows us to perform the courtesy check on your vehicle.


We perform visual inspections on your vehicle while it is in for maintenance or repairs. This lets our customers know the overall condition of their vehicles and allows them to make an informed decision on how/if to repair their vehicles. There are times when we recommend not repairing a vehicle because the repair costs may exceed the value of the car.


We perform mileage interval inspections on your vehicle using your owners’ manual and/or Mitchell online service guides. After checking the vehicle per your manual, we will prioritize the items we identify during the inspection.


The following services are recommended at the listed times or mileages. These recommendations are intended as preventive maintenance to extend the life of your car or light truck and help prevent unexpected breakdowns. They are based solely on time or mileage and not on visual or measurements unless specified.


When: Every 2 Years or 24,000 miles.
Why: Oxidation by-products, hose material and metallic debris accumulate in the fluid. As contaminated fluid is pumped through the system under very high pressure, it causes abrasive wear in the pump and the rack assembly, leading to premature wear, pump noise, and erratic steering.


When: Every 2 years or 24,000 miles.
Why: Oxidized fluid and oxidation residues can cause blockage of oil lines or filter screens. Deposits can also cause malfunction of delicate shift control mechanisms or even complete transmission failure.


When: Every 2 years or 30,000 miles.
Why: Deposits that build up in the fuel induction system may cause drivability problems such as hesitation, surge, stalling, hard starting, rough idle and loss of power. Deposits that build up in the air induction system may cause rough idle, excessive exhaust emissions, loss of performance and loss of gas mileage.


When: Flush yearly
Why: When coolant is depleted of buffering ingredients it becomes extremely corrosive, literally eating holes in coolant system components, as well as clogging passageways in the radiator, which may overheat the engine and cause damage beyond repair.


When: 2 Years or 24,000 miles
Why: Flushing the brake system helps to remove deposits, debris and other contaminates that travel in the brake system and tends to fall to the lowest point in the system. This helps prolong the life of calipers, wheel cylinders and the brake master cylinder.


When: Should be checked for alignment every year, should be aligned minimum every 30,000 miles.
Why: Everyday road shock and general wear and tear can knock your alignment out of specifications. When that happens, control of the vehicle may be threatened and the tires may begin to wear unevenly and rapidly. Note: If your vehicle hits a severe bump or curb alignment should be checked.


Shuttle Service is not currently available at this location.


(Labor Rate $104 per Hour)
Oil And Filter Change (Synthetic Blend) 37.50
Tire Rotation 20.00
Rotate And Balance Tires 48.00
Tire Mount (No Low Profile Tires)


Tire Mount and Balance (No Low Profile Tires)




A/C Performance Test W/Dye

114.40 + Up

         Refrigerant Extra  
BG Coolant System Flush


Battery Service


Brake System Flush


Resurface Rotors (Slide Off Rotors)


Front Brake Service (Dependent On Parts Cost)

265.00 & Up

         W/ Ceramic Pads  
Rear Brake Drum Service 245.00 & Up
Resurface Rotors Off Car


BG Transmission Service

205.00 (Dextron)
257.30 (Syntethic)

Engine Diagnostics (Check Engine Lights & Driveability) 104.00 + Up
BG Power Steering Service


BG Induction Service


BG Throttle Plate Service


Brake Inspection


Differential Service 99.00 & Up
Differential Service (Synthetic) 155.00 & Up
Computer Re-flashing 165.00 & Up
State Inspection 16.00
Emissions Inspection 28.00

Prices May Vary Depending on Cost & Availability of Parts!
Does Not Include Taxes and Shop Supplies.
Not responsible for errors or typos on this website. Prices subject to change without notice.

Our goal is to provide our customers with great service at a fair price.
We understand that the best form of advertising is word of mouth. We pride ourselves on being able to return your vehicle to you in a timely manner, usually the same day and fixed right the first time. We will continually strive to better ourselves through continued education and also by listening to our customers' input/requests.

As a company we made a choice: you can either be the best or you can be the cheapest.
We strive to be the best! We are committed to giving our customers the excellent service that they deserve.

Our Staff

Store Manager

Wayne Donahue

Wayne has been successful in the Automotive industry for 35 years and with our company for 12 years.  Wayne is an ASE Certified service consultant, a Master technician with a great eye for teaching and managing the details of the automotive repair business. Wayne is an Air Force vet and also a motorcycle riding instructor.

Assistant Service Manager

Christopher Jenkins

Chris has been with our company for almost two years with continued growth in his Assistant Manager role.  Chris enjoys every aspect of interacting with our customers and enjoys sharing his humor both at work and home. 


Won O
Master Technician

Won has been in the automotive field for 25 years.  He is a certified ASE Master technician w/L1, State and Emissions Inspector, and  Emissions Repair Technician. Won has attended numerous dealership training classes for which he received certifications on a variety of vehicle makes and models. He has been with our company for almost two years.  Won is a perfectionist who believes in fixing it right the first time and keeping the cars clean in the process.


Brandon Clark

Brandon has been in Auto Mechanics for 7 years and with our company for 1 year. Brandon is a graduate of Wyotech Automotive school. Brandon enjoys learning about the new technology and diagnostic procedures of modern cars. He also enjoys drag racing, drag cars and old school Chevys.


Dylan Turner
General Service

Dylan has been in the business for 4 years and with our company for about a year. He continuously strives to further his knowledge by attending vendor technical classes and self study. He is a family man who enjoys 4 wheeling, hunting and fishing.


Girma Kifle

Girma has been in the business for 13 years and been an inspector with our company for 8 years.  He enjoys keeping his work place and cars clean and organized.  His Hobbies are cooking and gardening.

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