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Curry's Auto Service Will Open 9th Shop in Alexandria as Part of Regional Expansion
Curry's Auto Service Will Open 9th Shop in Alexandria as Part of Regional Expansion

Curry's Auto Service, a high-end auto repair shop headquartered in Sterling, VA, will open its ninth store in November 2011 at 616 South Pickett Street in Cameron Park, Alexandria .The new store will include 6100 square feet with 8 service bays.

The opening of the Alexandria store will mark the fourth store opening within a 12 month period for Curry's Auto Service, which opened a store at Dulles Town Center on November 15, 2010 and a store in the City of Fairfax on April 4, 2011. A third store in Gaithersburg, MD, is scheduled to open in mid-August, 2011.

Already operating seven shops in Northern Virginia, Curry’s Auto Service is one of the largest independent service and repair shops in the DC area, with more than 4500 customer interactions each month at its shops in Arlington, Chantilly, Dulles, Fairfax City, Falls Church, Gainesville and Great Falls/Reston.      

Curry's Auto Service President Matt Curry says, " This location in Alexandria is in a high end, high density area which has gone through significant redevelopment and revitalization in the past ten years" Being close to Metro and downtown DC makes it convenient for our customers and they certainly appreciate that. The Alexandria location also gives us a wider geographic presence in the Northern Virginia market.”

Curry's Auto Service offers full auto service and maintenance with ASE certified technicians and Curry's state of the art equipment. Curry's also sells tires as part of the Tire Pros Network, the largest network of independent tire dealers in the US. Through the Tire Pros Network, Curry’s Auto Service offers its customers nationwide tire and automotive repair warranties, honored coast-to-coast at more than 300 Tire Pros stores and 10,000 American Car Care Centers. Curry's is also a Bosch Authorized Repair Dealer and their diagnostic and electronic service and repair expertise sets them apart from their competitors.

Curry's Certifications
Curry's technicians, who are all certified by the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), perform technical repairs and diagnostics for which many of the franchise outlets do not have the expertise. They also perform routine maintenance, such as oil changes, transmission flushes, tires and state safety and emissions inspections. Curry’s technicians can repair all makes and models, including race prep and performance modifications, and service and repair European and exotic cars.

In 2009, Curry’s Auto Service was the first auto service facility in Virginia to receive the AskPatty "female friendly facility" certification. As part of this program, Curry’s customers have access to an online community providing impartial advice to women on auto purchases, repairs and maintenance.

Curry's Awards
On March 1, 2011, Matt Curry was chosen as one of eight "Locally Grown Heroes" by the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship. He was honored at a Gala on April 27. Before its selection in 2010 by Motor Age magazine as 2010 Top Shop, Curry's Auto Services was one of three finalists across the country for Tire Review Magazine’s “2009 Top Shop Award.” Co-founder Judy Curry has been recognized by the Washington Business Journal as one of the "Women Who Mean Business" in 2008 and by Virginia Lawyer's Weekly as one of the "Influential Women of Virginia" in 2010. Curry's Chief Financial Officer Chris Holcomb has been recognized by the Washington Business Journal as 2010 CFO of the Year in the service industry and by Washington SmartCEO as one of its Smart CFOs for 2011.

About Curry's Auto

Founded by Matt and Judy Curry in 1997, Curry's Auto Service was named "2010 Top Shop" by Motor Age Magazine. In June 2010, Curry's Auto Service was chosen by the readers of Northern Virginia Magazine as "Best Auto Repair Shop" in Northern Virginia. In addition, Curry’s has received the highest AAA ratings in the country for customer satisfaction.

During the past three years, Curry's Auto Service has grown in sales and profitability with a revenue increase of 69% from 2008 to 2010. Curry’s is involved in a major expansion program, growing from four stores in 2008 to nine in 2011, with the planned Gaithersburg store opening in August and opening of the Alexandria shop October. In recognition of this growth, Curry's was named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in the U.S. last year and is on this year's list, which will be released later this month.

For more information on Curry's Auto, visit the company website at http://www.currysauto.com.