Car Care Center

  • 3.8 of 5 stars
30 reviews

3435 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201, us

(703) 522-7755

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Hours
 
Specialties
Specializes in Transmission work
Specializes in Air Conditioning work
Specializes in Brakes and Mufflers
Loaners
No
Notes
 
They are always honest
3.4/5
They are competent
3.7/5
Their repair price is reasonable
3.1/5
They complete the work in a timely manner
4.6/5
They respond well when they screw something up
3.7/5
They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
3.5/5
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
4.8/5
They are always honest
3.4/5
I would use this mechanic again
N/A
I would recommend this mechanic to others
N/A
They fix the problem the first time
3.7/5
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
4.8/5
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
4.0/5
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
4.3/5
Nov 07, 2011
Apr 25, 1999
I am a medical student graduating this year from Med school. 3 years ago I bought a 1989 Honda Crx si with about 70,000 miles. I had looked long and hard for this car, but found, esp initially that I had many problems. I simult did not have much $$$ (and still dont!). Anyhow Pham's garage had been open for just over a year near me at the time. They have fixed numerous items on my vehicle. They also are willing to go out of their way to keep costs down. The whole family works there, Pham's wife and daughter often at the counter and family at multiple bays. Over the past three years I have driven out to virginia from DC to go there. They rebuilt my transmission, find used parts to keep costs down. I wont go into all the repairs for they are numerous (ie got my car to pass DC engine emmissions after initiallty failing for free!). But often I have been given free labor, or freebies thrown in without asking (ie tightening hatch latch in back, rear tail-light replacement). Anyhow I have watched there busisness succeed, and reffered many other friends there. Pham and his family are easy to form a rapport with. Pham's story is interesting. They originally are from vietnam where Pham I think was a mechanic. Coming to America he did not originally speak much english and took a job merely sweeping at a gas station, with a promise to allow him to do some repairs and learn. He quickly did well here and he moved on to a honda dealership where he became certified. after a few years here he opened his own station. I think thats the correct story, you can ask yourself. Anyhow if you go they are always comparable, usually the cheapest around. Their oil change for 14.95 is tough to beat, and they are close to the Virginia square metro stop. I have no ties to them other than appreciation. When you go tell them the future (or as of may 16th) the doctor sent you- psychiatrist to be exact!
Oct 26, 2000
i own a 1992 honda civic hatchback and i've been going to pham ever since i owned the car. my car has 146,000 miles on it and it still runs like new thanks to mr. pham. the reason i keep going there is because i have known pham ever since he worked at landmark honda so if you own a honda please dont be scared to visit him even if you just bought your new honda because i can tell you now everything he puts in is factory oem parts. well you are probably now thinking all he works on is honda well you are wrong because he works on all makes i believe he works on all cars (domestic and imports). i highly recommend pham because he is trustworthy and his prices are very reasonable.
Jan 09, 2001
I recently went to Pham's for some required maintenance (brake master cylinder and both rear brake cylinders and serpentine belt). The work was done quickly (in a day) for a very reasonable price. They did not try to sell me on any unneeded work. I have a good friend who has 18 years experience as a mechanic. He told me what had to be done and what price to expect. Pham's diagnosis was the same as that of my friend, and their price (parts and labor) were less than my friend's estimate. Pham is honest and does outstanding work. Their customer service is excellent. I will be returning there again any time my car requires repair work or maintenance.
Jan 22, 2001
Mr. Pham fixed our cv joint and exhaust system. The first time he fixed the car the cv joint still had a problem. We took it back and he was happy to fix the problem which he wasn't aware of. It turned out the new cv joint had some problems. Everything was done in a very timely manner ( A little more than 24 hours). The atmosphere is nice for a auto shop, with professional clean uniformswith, several family members helping, and the smell of incense in the office. When we had an issue with the repair the first time he immediately took the car back and said he would look at it. He was very friendly, honest and helpful. We can recomend Mr. Pham and his family to anybody who needs a good mechanic.
May 20, 2004
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I have a 1985 Toyota Corolla and have dealt with Pham's many times and they have always treated me good. Whenever i brought my car in they only recommended the repairs needed and nothing more. My car runs great now thanks to Pham's
Nov 07, 2011
Nov 07, 2011
Nov 07, 2011
Aug 04, 2003
I first heard of Pham's on this site and decided to check his crew out (especcially since I didn't want to pay the dealer for overpriced work). I thought i needed new shocks after several trips cross-country, new belts, and a possibel transmission problem. Instead, Pham's guys worked on it and said all I needed was a standard tune up w/ new belts, that the transmission was fine, and that my shocks wouldn't need changing for several more months. His front desk staff (I believe his daughter and wife) are very courteous and know just as much about the craft as the actual mechanics. They also treated my fiance just as intelligently and courtously as they did me. I wish they had longer hours, but I can trade that off for an honest and knowledgeable mechanic like Pham.

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