Main Street Shell

9956 Main Street Fairfax, Virginia 22031
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7 am–8 pm
7 am–5 pm
(703) 726.7657

Inspection Hours:
May differ from store hours. Please call for wait times and availability.


Connected. Convenient. And comfortable. The amenities we offer are designed to keep your life running smoothly.

  • Free Loaner Cars with any service over $200
  • Free Shuttle Service
  • Free gourmet coffee and tea
  • Comfortable customer lounge with Wi-Fi
  • Extended Hours
  • Secure after hours drop off

Main Street Shell Reviews

“I have been a customer at Main Street Shell for more than 30 years. The service is great and the people are very friendly and welcoming. I couldn't recommend them more highly!”

Diane D.

"Not only are the service staff very knowledgeable and affordable but they're willing to work with you. This place has been a staple for my family in this area for the past 12 years. The shop even fix the problem that the Toyota dealership couldn't take care of.... WOW."

Justin Alexander, January 2019

"This place is fantastic. Jeff Gould (the manager) has gone above and beyond to ensure my new (used) car is safe and trouble free after a major failure (timing chain). This is one of few auto service centers left in the area that (A) has the technical expertise and equipment to fix complex problems - AND (B) is affordable, fair and honest. This is the ONLY place I take my vehicles and have done so for years. If your warranty has expired on your car, I strongly advise skipping the dealership and taking it here."

Gregory Gutt, April 2019

“Ryan did a great job, as always, assisting me with selection and purchase of new tires.”

Gail S.

“Shell Station VA Tire on Main Street is so quick and friendly. I use them for my state safety and emissions inspections. Convenient and efficient. Thank you.”

Janette S.

"The best thing about this place is how they've been able to keep their crew together for so long. I've been coming here for at least half a decade and have always been greeted by either Ryan, Jeff, or my main man Jasper. As for their work, they identify the issue when I bring it in and resolve it at a reasonable price. Can't ask for anything more. Oh, their waiting area has seats for you to sit in. This isn't a hotel. It checks the box in my book."

Joshua P., August 2018

Available Services

Shopping for tires? We carry complete lines of the best tire brands available: Bridgestone, Firestone, Goodyear, Michelin, Continental, General Tire and many more. Every new tire purchase comes with tires&—our easy installation and worry-free driving tire bundle, which includes numerous free services like Anytime Roadside Assistance, Lifetime Tire Rotations and a 60-Day Ride Guarantee. Learn more here.

If you’re not sure what’s wrong with your car, schedule an appointment today. Our trusted mechanics take care of everything from an oil change and new tires to a complete car inspection that will provide you with a better understanding of the auto repairs you may need.

Meet Our Managers

  • Photo of Jeff Gould

    Jeff Gould

    Store Manager

    Jeff grew up in Northern Virginia and attended Robinson High School. He began his career with Virginia Tire & Auto in 1981, working as a technician at Main Street Shell in Fairfax, VA. He then managed our Falls Church location for 27 years until returning to Main Street Shell. He enjoys spending time with his daughter and getting in a round of golf when he can.

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    Ben Wilson

    Chief Operating Officer

    Ben started his career at Virginia Tire & Auto in 2013 as a Call Center Associate. After that, he helped establish and manage Virginia Tire & Auto’s internal distribution and logistics as the Internal Distribution Manager. Over the next few years, Ben served as a Store Manager for our Bristow and Springfield locations and as a General Manager, overseeing 10 stores and company-wide retail operations. Ben became the COO at Virginia Tire & Auto in 2019. Ben lives in Ashburn, where he enjoys going to the gym and spending time with his wife Marggie and their daughter Madelyn.

Main Street Shell

This is the store that started it all. Main Street Shell first opened its doors in 1976 as a gas and mechanic service station. It was the first store opened by Myron Boncarosky, the founder of Virginia Tire & Auto. Sitting just outside of downtown Fairfax on 236, Main Street Shell has been providing car care to Fairfax residents for over 40 years. The manager of Main Street Shell, Jeff Gould, has been working for Virginia Tire & Auto for 33 years. Four decades and 12 stores later, Main Street Shell is still your friendly neighborhood auto repair shop.

From inspections and oil changes to brakes and engines, Main Street Shell can service any make and model of vehicle. The service staff includes three ASE Certified Mechanics and one ASE Master Mechanic, and the shop is equipped with three service bays for any automotive repair. Main Street Shell holds an ASE Blue Seal of Excellence.

Whether it’s routine maintenance, oil changes, inspections or an in-depth vehicle repair, Main Street Shell makes auto repair convenient, simple and friendly. Our staff follow our core values of being professional, genuine, attentive and forward thinking in all the service they provide. When you choose Main Street Shell, you can be sure you’re getting the very best in car care. Scheduled your next appointment for service at Main Street Shell. We’ll be ready to help you with all your car needs.


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