Attention Shirlington Shell Customers

We are open for business!

Out of an abundance of caution, we have implemented a daily disinfecting process for all of our common areas. Additionally specific areas of the interior of our customers cars (and keys) are being disinfected after being dropped off at our facility and before they are picked up to protect both our customer and employees. We wish everyone good health and we feel it is important to communicate that we are taking our customers and employee health, safety and well-being with the HIGHEST priority.

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Monthly Archives: August 2017

That Little Shop on the Corner - A brief story of us

That Little Shop on the Corner - A brief story of us

In a region known for its rapid growth, perhaps no neighborhood is a better model for the pace of change than the Village of Shirlington. And Shirlington Service Center has been a part of the story since nearly the beginning. Our little shop started as a Gulf station in the 1950's, back when Shirlington was a small retail center created to support the burgeoning community growing up around the new Pentagon building and related military outposts. Residents could drop their car off while dining at the local Hot Shoppes or shopping at one of the shops in the village. As the area grew, the business thrived.   In 1972, Frank Palaio was getting ready to retire and head to Florida. One of his vendors, Ray Bowes, had his eye on the shop and made Frank an offer he couldn't refuse. Frank sold the shop and Ray began his 45 year tenure as owner and operator of Shirlington Service Center.   Ray has grown this little shop into one of the foremost automotive repair fac ... read more

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