Capitol Hill Auto Service

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Someone had side-swiped our car overnight and needed body work and a mirror fixed. We have used Capitol Hill Auto Service before for oil changes and tire rotations but did not know they did minor body work as well. They ordered the parts after assessing it and as soon as the parts came in they had it done in just 2 days. I highly recommended the CHAS team.


After seeing an overwhelming amount of positive review for them on Yelp I decided to bring my ’13 Lexus GS here to have my sway bar end links and front axle replaced. After having them done, there was a momentary vibration coming at low speeds.

Chris and Ryan kept me in the loop about what the issues could be and in the end were able to determine that it was low transmission fluid and possibly an additive or incorrect fluid used when I had done a transmission drain and fill at another mechanic earlier in the month. I wouldn’t recommend calling their number since I was never able to get through to them. Why? Because when I went there I saw how busy they are which is a great sign. Chris is always in front of the computer replying to emails, answering customers’ questions. If not, he’s talking to customers who are coming to pick up or drop off their car.

I was praising their work to my friend yesterday after getting the car back and coincidentally he had gone to them just a little while before I did to get his tires mounted and also had great things to say about Chris and his team.

Capitol Hill Auto Services did a fantastic job getting my 8 year old, 100K mile car feeling like new again. I love my car even more now and will only trust Chris and Ryan to work on her from now on. You should too.


I took my 03 Subaru Forester to Capitol Hill Auto Service a few times, for a reappearing check engine light and when my alternator gave up the ghost. The staff were friendly, helpful, and straightforward about what repairs were needed vs. what could wait.

The prices were great, and the service was always quick. I appreciated their hours, which let me drop off my car before work instead of taking time off. I recommend them to all my friends needing repairs in DC.


Admittedly, we lived in Capitol Hill (two and a half blocks from the shop) for four years and now live just another 3/4 mile up the road in Kingman Park, so part of the appeal for us may be convenience. With that said, Capitol Hill Auto is the best mechanic I’ve experienced. They are really good at diagnosing the problem, explaining things clearly, and being direct with you up front on things cost-related. And if there is still a problem after the repair, they will make sure they get it done right. We’ve been taking our 2007 Toyota Yaris there for six years (they’ve kept it running to it’s current 296K miles) and now we take our 2014 Subaru Crosstrek there.

For the folks who complain that the owner is rude, I disagree. He’s definitely direct. And he multi-tasks a lot. And he doesn’t often have time for pleasantries. I’ve admittedly stood there for two to three minutes before until he can acknowledge me, but I’m not really tripping off that (the guy is running a successful business without admin support).

Plus, everyone is “DC rude” in this city, so that vibe is just the norm. So, if you want southern hospitality (which I appreciate as a native Texan), this might not be the place for you. But, if you are looking for a great, local shop that is super accommodating, definitely bring your car to Capitol Hill Auto Service.


We would like to extend a sincere thank you to all our customers for spending the time to write a review. We would not have been able to build a successful business with out you!

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All forms of payments are accepted.

Credit cards have a 4 % surcharge.

Address: 615 Independence Ave SE Washington, DC 20003

Phone: (202) 543-5155

Email : capitolhillauto@gmail.com