Coho Automotive

11452 Robertson Drive,
Manassas, VA 20109 US
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Quality and honest BMW repair in Manassas, VA.

CoHo Auto was founded in 2012 by Chris Coulter (Co) and Dan Howell (Ho) to provide the absolute best in automotive repair services. These two industry veterans know that neither local dealerships nor independent service centers consistently deliver the quality, level of expertise, or customer service that customers demand. With over 50 years of experience in the industry, Chris and Dan set out to create a full service, customer-centric auto repair and maintenance facility that addresses these shortcomings.

We've hired the most competent and best-trained ASE-certified technicians in the business and purchased the finest diagnostic tools and equipment to ensure the work we do on your BMW is done correctly - the first time.

The extent of our services include, but are not limited to:

  • All BMW factory scheduled maintenance
  • Tire replacement, balance, repair & alignments
  • Transmission and engine repair or replacement
  • Electrical repair
  • Air conditioning services
  • Emissions & cooling system problems
  • And much more

Meet Co-owner Chris Coulter

Chris Coulter started working in the automotive industry as a general service repair technician while in college. After graduating from Longwood University in Farmville, VA with a degree in economics and business management, Chris worked as a management trainee for Merchants Tire and Auto Center. Chris had a knack for management and within eight years he was managing six stores. In 1998, Chris was hired as the general manager of Curry's Auto Service. Two years later, he became part owner and Vice President of Operations. In this capacity he helped grow the business from one small shop in Chantilly, VA into six locations throughout Northern Virginia with over $12 million dollars in revenue. Most recently, Chris served as an independent consultant to a number of high performance specialty shops in Virginia and in 2012, he co-founded CoHo Auto with Dan Howell.

Meet Co-owner Dan Howell

Dan Howell started working as an auto technician in 1988 and for the next 13 years, honed his skills by working at some of the area's top BMW, Nissan, Lexus, Acura and Audi dealerships. In this capacity, Dan became a factory-trained elite tech for each of these manufacturers and eventually became a Virginia safety inspector. In 2001, Curry's Auto Service hired him and Dan soon became one of its top performance and European car specialists. He worked at the Dulles location before becoming the first foreman at Curry's Gainesville shop. In 2012, he co-founded CoHo Auto with Chris Coulter.

Dan is active with a number of car clubs where he also serves as road course instructor. But his real passions are his wife Lynn, and their three kids Justin, Jonathon, and Irelyn. Dan also loves football as much as cars, and coaches for the Gainesville Grizzlies youth football team.


  • Great company with amazing customer service! Dan and Chris are really experienced professionals and also just a nice people ! They fixed all cars for our office, where I'm working, and all my personal cars! Thank you guys!

  • These guys are awesome! I own 4 cars, Audi, Lexus, Mini, and BMW. I will never take my car back to the dealer for service! The are also extremely knowledgeable about motorsports and are helping me build a BMW M3 track car! I highly recommend them!

    Mark S. Fairfax, VA, via Yelp on December 16, 2012
  • I've got a BMW M3 and I refuse to take my car to a dealership. In fact I generally do my own work unless I just don't have the tools to do the job. In the past I've always gone to RRT in Sterling but recently found Coho conveniently located just a few miles from my house. I called Coho on short notice on day I had off work, hoping to be able to get a troublesome bolt under the exhaust manifold replaced. Chris was able to get me in an out within hours.

    To my delight, the shop was immaculate and both Chris and technician Dan were extremely knowledgeable. They have an open and clean lobby with new chairs and a television for those who want to wait. Chris and I talked about cars and our history on the track. I felt comfortable leaving my car in their hands and I won't hesitate to bring my car back.

    Josh T. Manassas, VA, via Yelp on January 8, 2013

Awards & Affiliations

Bosch ServiceBosch Service
ASE CertifiedASE Certified
Porsche Club of AmericaPorsche Club of America
Mercedes-Benz Club of AmericaMercedes-Benz Club of America
Audi Club North AmericaAudi Club North America