Welcome to Ben Nielsen’s 10th Street Automotive


Professionals You Can Trust


A Pleasant Repair Experience You Deserve



Phone: (202) 544-1110

518 10th St NE, Washington, DC 20002

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Our Approach…

Your car takes you from home to work, to soccer practice, music lessons, and home. It takes you on weekend trips, cross-country excursions, or just to the corner store. Don’t let your vehicle maintenance and car repair cramp your lifestyle. Bring it to Ben Nielsen’s 10th Street Automotive in Falls Church where you will receive the best customer service from repair experts in a family-owned facility.



Thorough automotive inspections for accurate diagnosis

No matter what problems you are having with your vehicle, Ben Nielsen’s 10th Street Automotive will thoroughly and completely diagnose the issues. You will be provided with a detailed repair of your vehicle’s health. We believe you get what you pay for, so you can expect our ASE-Certified technicians will accurately repair your vehicle. We repair all vehicles, both foreign and domestic, and back it by a rock-solid warranty.

Comprehensive and Honest Overviews

Once we’ve identified the car repairs required, we provide you an honest, detailed analysis of the repair process and its effect on your vehicle’s operation. No matter if the problem is small or large, we will inform you of the problem and how much of a priority it may or may not be.






Experienced and Friendly Technicians Dedicated to Quality Auto Repairs

We know auto repairs, and we know you. Having served the Falls Church area for 15 years, our staff are in touch with your specific needs and wants for your vehicle. No need to go to the dealership. Our ASE-Certified technicians have the training and expertise to quickly and affordably perform any and all car repairs you may need. From BMW 325i to Honda Pilot and Ford F350, all makes and models are diagnosed and repaired in a professional manner. If you are in business, we can service your fleet vehicles, and we specialize in service and repair for diesel trucks.

Auto Repairs Performed with Quality Parts

All our auto repairs at Ben Nielsen’s 10th Street Automotive use OEM or top-grade aftermarket parts to ensure a durable, long-lasting repair.

No-Pressure Repair Recommendations

After a thorough inspection, our highly trained staff will advise you of any car repairs so you can make an informed decision. At Ben Nielsen’s 10th Street Automotive, you are in charge of your vehicle. You tell us what you would like to proceed with and what we can help you with in the future.

Convenience and Benefits for our Customers

Customer Service

We make things easy for you! From complimentary Nielsen Now pick up and drop off to loaners on-site, it's never been more convenient to service your vehicle.

Advanced Diagnostics

As one of the only shops in the area to utilize digital inspection technology, we take pride in providing accurate, honest diagnoses, every time.

Central Location

Ben Nielsen's 10th Street Automotive is located at 518 10th St NE, Washington D.C.

Family Owned

From our family to yours, we guarantee that Ben Nielsen’s 10th Street Auto Repair holds high standards of honesty and integrity.


Everyone I dealt with was helpful, responsive, and informative. The shop was well-run and efficient. It even worked me in on a completely unexpected problem 2 days before Thanksgiving when I am sure they were completely jammed. The cost was reasonable and I could not be happier with the result. They earned themselves a new regular customer because I will be going back for all my regular service needs as well as any major difficulties with the vehicle.

– Craig M.

I always recommend your shop to friends. The work is done right, the car is ready when you said it would be every time, and your staff is really friendly and helpful. Couldn’t ask for a better experience!

– Renee

I would tell them that your work is of superb quality and your customer service is a class act. Your business has never let me down and has always been upfront about the work that needs to be done.

– Chris

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Hello, I’m Ben Nielsen and I’d like to welcome you to Ben Nielsen’s 10th Street Auto Repair. We strongly stand by our philosophy that your experience as a customer is the most important service we can offer. We believe in conducting business with the highest level of integrity and always putting our customers first. Previously known as 10th Street Auto Repair, we host many of the same professional, experienced employees; including the previous owner Bob Kuhn.

CENTRAL LOCATION and HIstoric Building

His gym on 10th and Maryland Ave., NE was, for decades, the home to a who’s who of local and national boxers like Bob Foster, Sugar Ray Leonard and Mark “Too Sharp” Johnson.

It’s very walls contained a large portion of Beltway Boxing history. The gym was so famous, it was once featured in a boxing video game. Also, the boxing scenes in the 1973 film Scorpio were filmed there.

Finley’s Gym was above an auto-repair shop, down an alley in Northeast Washington, behind a battered door, then up a flight of creaking stairs. There it was, in all its shabby simplicity, a cramped space with a makeshift ring, a few jump-ropes and punching bags where boxers practiced their sweaty trade. The walls and ceiling were layered with fight posters dating back decades. Hand-lettered signs from the proprietor, Jim Finley, made it clear that this was a place for work, not for play.

The gym stayed open until 2001. Jim Finley, owner of landmark D.C. boxing gym, dies at 84. For 41 years, Mr. Finley was the proprietor of a small boxing gym where champions were groomed.

Win with Pride, and lose with Dignity. — Jim Finley

Mr. Finley was born in Greenville, SC in 1929 and came to Washington, DC in 1943.  Mr. Finley was an amateur boxer but also took to fixing cars.  In the 1950’s, Finley’s Garage opened and, above that garage in 1960, Mr. Finley opened his gym.  The gym was opened to anyone who wanted some real hard core boxing training.  That wasn’t exclusive to pro or amateur boxers.  Chuck Brown was a frequent visitor to the gym as was Miles Davis whenever he was in town.

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