About Franconia Gulf

Franconia Gulf is your one-stop, on-the-spot automotive service headquarters. We offer a complete line of full line automotive service, and a well-stocked convenience store, gasoline, propane and quality tires. We have serviced the Springfield, Alexandria, Rose Hill, and Kingstowne areas since 1950 under several gasoline brands. Throughout the years Franconia Gulf has provided the Springfield, Alexandria, Rose Hill, and Kingstowne, VA areas with the latest products and unprecedented service for everything needed for vehicle maintenance. We have very loyal and friendly customers that return, recommend their friends, and bring us new community members for vehicle servicing. Our customers, not the brand we represent, make Franconia Gulf what it is today.

Visit our online catalog for any tires you need, send us an email if you need questions answered, or stop in and visit us. Convey your needs to us, and we will do our best to satisfy them. We have picnic supplies including propane, ice, soft drinks and paper plates, along with quick needs for your kitchen pantry in our convenience store. We have a large inventory of scratch tickets and Virginia Lottery, along with postage stamps and limited medicinal supplies.

Take a look around our website, if you would like to see something that is not here, let us know. We want the site to be friendly to you. If you don't locate your needs, stop in and see us! We're conveniently located in Alexandria, VA., down the street from Edison High School on the opposite side of the street. From the latest and best in services required to keep your vehicle looking good and running great to tire technology, Franconia Gulf can get you back on the road quickly and at an affordable price. Stop by soon and see why so many people consider Franconia Gulf the one-stop shop for all their automotive service and tire needs.

At Franconia Gulf, our friendly and knowledgeable staff, quick and dependable service professionals, and affordable prices all come together to make driving a freshly serviced vehicle easy. Stop by and see us—you'll be glad you did.

Top Services

  • Air Conditioning Recharge
  • Alternator Replacement
  • Brake Pad and Rotor Replacement
  • Catalytic Converter Replacement
  • Scheduled Maintenance Service
  • Timing Chain Replacement
  • Transmission Fluid Services
  • Transmission Repair
  • Turbocharger Replacement
  • Water Pump Replacement

Top Vehicles Serviced

  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Honda
  • Hyundai
  • Jeep
  • Mazda
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Nissan
  • Subaru
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen

Services Offered

  • Air conditioning diagnosis
  • Air conditioning recharge
  • Alternator replacement
  • Axle shaft oil seal replacement
  • Battery replacement
  • Brake master cylinder
  • Brake pad replacement
  • Brake rotor Replacement
  • Brake shoe replacement
  • Brake system diagnosis
  • Catalytic Converter replacement
  • Check engine light diagnosis
  • Coolant system flush
  • Diagnose my vehicle
  • Drive belt replacement
  • Electrical system diagnosis
  • Engine mount replacement
  • Engine oil and filter change
  • Exhaust replacement
  • Fuel pump replacement
  • Fuel system repairs
  • HVAC blower motor
  • Hybrid battery replacement
  • Hybrid inverter assembly
  • Ignition system diagnosis
  • Minor/external transmission service
  • Muffler replacement
  • Oxygen sensor replacement
  • Radiator replacement
  • Serpentine / drive belt
  • Spark plug replacement
  • Starter replacement
  • Suspension ball joint
  • Timing Chain replacement
  • Timing belt replacement
  • Tire replacement
  • Tire rotation
  • Transmission diagnosis
  • Transmission repair
  • Turbocharger replacement
  • Valve body service
  • Water Pump replacement
  • Wheel alignment

Vehicles Serviced

  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Dodge
  • FIAT
  • Ford
  • GMC
  • Honda
  • Hyundai
  • Infiniti
  • Isuzu
  • Jaguar
  • Jeep
  • Kia
  • Land Rover
  • Lexus
  • Lincoln
  • MINI
  • Mazda
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Mercury
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Oldsmobile
  • Plymouth
  • Pontiac
  • Porsche
  • Ram
  • Saab
  • Saturn
  • Scion
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo
  • smart


    • Early drop off
    • Shuttle service
    • Wait on site
2006 Acura MDX
"Upon arrival, the manager tells me he doesn't do appointments, but can fit me in. He wasn't fully aware of the program procedures. I took the day off to get this done and schedule an early appointment so I can avoid the afternoon traffic. However, my appointment wasn't honored, nor the time frame provided to me which was 5 hours. These are the factors in which I chose to patronize Franconia Gulf. Despite being there since 0900, it was after 5 before my vehicle was finished! The manager was expecting to get paid via the code before my vehicle was even finished. I should have gotten a huge discount for the lack of customer service and the lack of time importance. If you're not concerned with timing or value your appointment, this is the place for you. As for me, appointments are used to plan out my day. This was a one and done. There won't be any return business."
"The Franconia Gulf service station is nothing short of awesome. Today was about the fifth time they saved me a lot of money by fixing the right problem, drawing on a wealth of experience to avoid fixing things that may not really need to be fixed (check engine coded to cam advance system - they say often goes away with synthetic oil and worst case the fault triggers again). Unfortunately I get a frequent customer discount, but with other places I would have bought a couple of new cars by now!"
"The people at Franconia Gulf have provided amazingly good service to me and my wife for the past 5 years. Inspections, oil changes, brake service, bumper repaired , replaced oil pump, repaired power window, and replaced tires. They have done numerous other repairs that had to be done immediately. Without exception they have helped us on short notice and everything has always been done professionally and correctly. All of the personnel have been a joy to work with from the owners down to everyone in the shop. Their quick and dedicated service has saved me untold time and undoubtedly a significant amount of money. They have made many repairs that would have cost a lot more and taken a lot longer in other shops. Owners and staff are professional and personable. It is a pleasure to do business here. We recommend this business to people everyday. Everyone who has taken our advise and done business here have come back to thank us."
"I had problems turning corners and it made loud noises in the front-end of my 2000 C70 Volvo, so I had them look at it. They diagnosed the problem as bad bushings on the lower control arms. They replaced the lower control arms, and charged less than I expected, and much less than a Volvo dealer would have. The range for this repair is from $400-$1200, they were in the mid $400. It now drives like new!"
"Went there to get the safety inspection. Had a nail in the tire. They told me they could replace it. The inspection was fine, they were friendly. I took the truck to costco for new tires, came back and got the $1 reinspect. Nice fellows. One thing though, my car did smell like smoke, they smoke a lot there and it gets into the vehicle."
"I used to come to their service shop all the time when Gerson and another mechanic worked there. They were very helpful, always honest and prompt. Recently I went there and all brand new staff. They were nice but I don't think I will come back to them ever again. I felt like they took advantage of the fact that I was a woman, by myself. Their labor and parts prices are crazy expensive. Told me I needed repairs that I didn't. They've done my oil changes for years but never again. So disappointed."
"Good gas and inspector mario was very kind and helpful I really recommend coming here for service"


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