Woodbridge native S.T. Billingsley wanted to bring a tire and auto repair shop with a “hometown feeling” to the community. He felt that the area was missing a local tire store, which the community could trust for tires and repair service. HomeTowne Auto Repair and Tire of Woodbridge answers this need.
HomeTowne Auto Repair and Tire of Woodbridge has officially opened for business with a ribbon cutting planned next month. What was once a historic location where the first gas pumps went up for vehicles traveling on the dirt road and chicken dinners were sold for 5 cents is now a modern-day tire and auto store.
An entrepreneurial spirit, combined with hard work and dedication, propelled Billingsley to become a successful business owner with a sense of social responsibility to his community. Billingsley sums up his business philosophy this way: “We want to be known as the honest place you can send your wife and your mom, and to give back to the community what the community has given to us.” He instills this philosophy into anyone who works with him.
When he is not in the office, Billingsley can be found working as an active board member with organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club of Prince William County, the Salvation Army of Prince William, and the Woodbridge Rotary Club. Billingsley said, “I wanted to have a local business that supported local organizations that made a difference in our community”.
Next spring, the Woodbridge auto repair shop plans to offer women’s car care clinics, teaching women everyday care maintenance to empower them while behind the wheel and taking the intimidation factor out of repair. Continuing the long history of automotive services serving the Woodbridge, Lake Ridge, Dumfries, Dale City, and Montclair communities, HomeTowne Auto Repair and Tire of Woodbridge offers other services to include, but are not limited to, tires, oil changes, alignments, and brakes.
HomeTowne Auto Repair and Tire of Woodbridge is located at 15698 Richmond Highway, Woodbridge, VA 22191.