• We Repair, Service and Modify All Vehicles Both Domestic & Foreign
• Free Shuttle Service within 10 Miles (Call (703) 748-1267 to Schedule)
• We Will Come Pick Up Your Vehicle… Our Office Comes to You! (Call for Details)
“I consider them friends as well as professional service associates for my motor vehicle service, as they are always welcoming to all their customers.”
– John Kazeva (Customer Reviews)
Founder & Owner - Shaun van Steÿn
I founded Arlington Motorcar Service in 1984 to put my love of automobiles to work… growing my auto repair, servicing & modification shop alongside my professional photography career.
We are dedicated to making the cars we work on run pristinely, and the drivers who bring them in happy to have chosen the shop.
I’ve been managing auto technicians for over 3 decades and I have hard-won knowledge of what makes an auto mechanic successful (and happy!)
I’ve built a terrific team here and I’d like to introduce you to the professional auto repair, servicing and modification you’ll experience at our Tysons Corner auto shop…
Samuel Taylor’s eight years of experience servicing Humvees, Bradleys, trains, and helicopters in the United States Army ingrained in him the ability to competently manage multiple assignments in fast paced environments that depend on efficiency and accuracy.
Sam is a Certified Automobile Technician by ASE (Automotive Service Excellence).
He worked on anything thrown his way during his 3 years as an infantryman at Fort Bliss in Texas and in Iraq… performing vehicle maintanence on wheeled and tracked vehicles. During his 5 years in the reserves he worked in a helicopter repair hanger performing electrical and electronics repairs.
Sam also taught classes in the Army ranging from rust prevention (a huge topic in the military), electronics and radio.
He grew up with eight siblings on a farm in Texas and began servicing his family’s vehicles long before he could legally drive. He started with simple jobs and his parents began buying him tools as his skills grew more valuable.
He’s always enjoyed 4×4 adventures and early on worked on a pit crew for “Outlaws International” – a 4×4 race through mud.
Sam enjoys the feeling of knowing that he can confidently deal with any mechanical challenge… and he loves nothing more than a good 4×4 overland adventure!
Come visit us and meet Sam. Have you served in our armed forces? Enjoy a 5% military discount for any kind of work – auto repair, servicing, maintanence, body work at our body shop or modification at our 4×4 shop…
Enjoy the Peace of Mind that Comes from Having Professionals Repair, Service and Modify Your Vehicle at Our Tysons Auto Shop Next to the Spring Hill Metro…
Everything from locating and installing a new engine (stock or upgraded) to Air Locking Differentials.
- General service
- Brakes, belts and hoses
- Routine scheduled maintenance
- We tackle jobs both simple and complex…
Schedule your reservation online using our quick and convenient reservation form…
We have an auto body shop onsite…
From a scratched bumper to a full paint job, we service all makes and models.
Both large and small auto body repair and paint jobs… our onsite auto body shop can handle it!
Experience Your Vehicle Like You've Always Dreamed of with Custom Performance Modifications...
Whatever you desire, we would love to show you that we have the skills and experience to transform your vehicle from where it is now into the ride you’ve always dreamed of!
We offer free consultations for:
- 4×4 Modification and Upgrades
- Performance Modifcation
- Overland Adventuring
Simply schedule your free consultation with our team to create an upgrade plan for your vehicle…
4×4 Upgrades and Modifications
See the Arlington Motorcar difference in action with our Past Projects Portfolio and browse over 65 4×4 modification projects we’ve performed for our happy clients.
We are proud to have been repeatedly chosen by the United States of America to modify 4x4s to be prepared for anything the road might throw at our Country’s vehicles overseas. See all of our featured USA projects here…
We’ve also worked on exports to Ghana, Thailand and other countries where the ability to tackle tough obstacles is critical… as well as dozens of projects for happy clients in the DC area and throughout the East Coast.
Custom Performance Modification
Everything from crate motors to superchargers. Turbo kits, brakes, suspension, and retro-mod frames.
In-house custom fabrication…
Welding and custom fitting designed to meet your desires.
Overland Adventuring – Enjoy the Feeling of Being Prepared for Everything the Trail Might Throw at You…
We’ve worked with Adventurers bringing their vehicles on some of the World’s most challenging offroading expeditions.
From the frigid terrain of Siberia to countries spanning 3 continents… and expeditions all across the United States.
We can help you and your 4×4 become thoroughly prepared for whatever terrain you’ll be conquering.
Jeep Wrangler Off Road Upgrade:
Why did I create Arlington Motorcar Service?
Owner Shaun van Steÿn Racing
I’ve been a racecar driver… I’ve driven on road trips all around the world… and I own several classic cars that are a blast to drive. My favorite is the “mini-moke” the British Military once dropped by parachute (featured in the video at the top of the page under my picture).
I used to race an Austin-Healey Sprite at Summit Point in the company of such characters as Paul Newman… (the guy from the salad dressing bottles for you young folks). I love cars – driving them, making them run wonderfully, and helping people enjoy driving theirs to the absolute fullest while remaining as safe as possible.
I founded Arlington Motorcar Service in a historic building in Rosslyn in 1983. In 2011 the building was torn down to make way for another high-rise and all that remains is a historical landmark sign.
We’ve relocated to Tysons Corner right next to the new Spring Hill metro station on the Silver Line. Having your car repaired, serviced or modified at Arlington Motorcar Service is convenient – just hop right on the metro after dropping your car off…
* We’ll be in touch with you to confirm your consultation. To confirm immediately give us a call at: (703) 748-1267 after filling out the quick form above.