About Us

More Than Just Automotive Repairs!

We Lead The Way In Industry Excellence—Serving Arlington, VA & Falls Church, VA

Tom Lapham started things off small. With just a van and a passion for mechanics, Tom began providing mobile repairs throughout the Arlington and Falls Church areas. Customers appreciated his personalized approach to car care and the convenience of having their maintenance and repairs performed in their driveway. While convenient Tom soon became so busy that he couldn’t keep up with the mobile repairs and started renting out a single bay in a local shop. His approach to mechanics was refreshing as his customers knew he was someone they could trust. In 1995 Tom opened his first Auto Stop in Arlington and the entire family joined in. We are still a family owned and operated shop with a tenured team of ASE Certified technicians. If you haven’t been in the shop, the storefront is a bit deceiving. While a seemingly small hole in the wall from the front—it extends back 184 feet. Both Auto Stops are modern shops with the most advanced tools and electronics in the industry. We pride ourselves on being a quality dealership alternative.

We Serve You And Our Global Community

Our online reviews are consistent, we provide honest auto repairs at fair prices. That has been our goal from the very beginning and will continue to be our goal for the long-haul. In addition to quality mechanics we are a proud member of our local and global community. We give back and serve in a variety of ways. We are a green automotive repair shop who recycles everything we can. This includes recycling paper, plastic, tires, aluminum, and cardboard. We also repurpose all used oil to heat our shops during the cold Virginia winters. All metal parts are sent to a local metal recycling center. We donate food, supplies, and financial resources to a variety of local and global non-profits. This includes sponsoring several local baseball teams, a mechanics trade school in Haiti, and our local homeless shelter Carpenter’s Shelter. We are the proud recipient of several ATI Humanitarian of the Year Awards. The work we do is a thank you to each and every one of our customers and our dedication to making our local and global community stronger.

How May We Serve You?

Auto Stop has two convenient locations in Arlington and Falls Church, VA. Our shops are full service so call or stop by any time you are in need of maintenance or repairs. If we need your car for the day, arrange to use a free loaner car, free shuttle, or to utilize our afterhours drop-off or pick-up.