The history of Caton’s Auto Repair starts with James and Buella Caton first moving to the Woodbridge, VA area back in 1938. It was here that the couple decided to purchase a hog farm and raise their 8 children. Being such a large family it was only a matter of time until one of the children decided to start a business of their own. It was one of the sons, John “Leo” Caton, that decided to build the first Caton auto shop on the farm in 1964. He named it Caton’s Texaco and since then the Caton name has delivered quality automotive care to the Woodbridge, VA area. Having so many siblings and a supportive community, it was bound to grow and stay a family business.
As the years passed, the Caton name grew to be affiliated with quality automotive care and in 1979, 15 years later, the name was changed to Caton’s Auto Repair.
With family in mind, Leo decided to retire and Bob Caton stepped up to the plate to keep the family business up and running. Bob Caton can be seen today running the shop with both a professional attention to detail and a kind demeanor the locals can trust. The Caton name seems to be trickling down yet another generation with it’s most recent addition in 2009. Adam Caton, the nephew of Bob, suited up to join his kin and became a mechanic and service writer at the shop.
The essence of local, homegrown trust is felt on the floors of the shop. The Caton Auto Repair shop has grown roots in the Woodbridge VA area, not only as a shop the people can depend on, but a business young entrepreneurs can look up to. Here at Caton’s Auto Repair, we recognize that we could not have gained our success without the support of our beloved community. Caton’s Auto Repair has become proud members of the Woodbridge Lions Club and the Woodbridge Kiwanis Club while also sponsoring local football teams and a Woodbridge Little League. Caton’s Auto Repair has also decided to go outside of its own community and donate monthly to the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
We appreciate being able to give our community the feeling of being secure in their vehicles. It’s why we do what we do, and why we hope to continue to do it in the future. Being a family business, we are here to help our customers as if they were our own kin. We know car trouble can be stressful at times so feel free to call us at 703-494-0732 and let us help. Whether your unsure about a strange noise or need to figure out what the issue behind your check engine light is, our knowledgeable team is prepared for the task. Come to see us today at 2605 Caton Hill Road Woodbridge, VA 22192 and get your car the service it deserves.