About Us

Welcome to Automotive Protective Services (APS), the largest provider of undercoating services in the mid-Atlantic region. APS has been operating in Northern Virginia for over 40 years, and we boast over 51 years of combined experience providing our highly skilled services. You can find our shop on Draper Drive in Fairfax, Virginia.

You can find our shop in the heart of Fairfax City.  We service cities and towns, including McLean, Arlington, Centreville, Leesburg, Winchester, and Reston.  Over the years, we have partnered with companies like VDOT, FBI, Fairfax city schools, Ted Britt, Koons, Ourisman, Sheehy, Farrish, and Brown's.

APS is a family-owned-and-operated business with a straightforward goal—the protection and appearance of your car, truck, or commercial vehicle. We provide automotive protection services to our customers located throughout the mid-Atlantic region. We've serviced fleets from as far away as  Raleigh, North Carolina, Westminster, Maryland, Wheeling, West Virginia, and Dover, Delaware. Many of our loyal and repeat customers are your local neighborhood landscapers in towns like Gainesville, Culpepper, Great Falls, Alexandria, Rockville, Leesburg, Manassas, Falls Church, Winchester, and Richmond. Institutions like VDOT, the FBI, Fairfax city schools, Fairfax city, Northern Virginia Community College, and Housing and Urban Development have trusted us to keep their vehicles protected.

We achieve our goal of protecting our customer's vehicles with a host of products and services:

Undercoating and Rustproofing.  - Featuring the world's best corrosion resistant products - Noxudol, who backs our 10-year rust through warranty.

Automotive detailing - Directed by Hugo Castillo, our Master Detailer with over 25 years of experience. Interior or Exterior detailing, paint correction, stain removal, or even just a hand wash - we have automotive detailing packages for most budgets. Be sure to ask about our 4 stage Polymer Paint Sealant.

Automotive films department - APS has over 15 years of experience installing Window Tint, Paint Protection Film, and Vinyl Wraps. We're the only applicators in the area that do all their film work inside an enclosed paint booth. This ensures that no dust, pollen, or contaminants of any kind are trapped between the film and your car's windows or painted surfaces.

Spray-on bedliners by Line-X® feature a nationwide lifetime warranty.

Contact us to learn more about our automotive protection services.

Military and First Responders Discount: 10% (any initial service excluding packages)

Thank you for your service

Schedule Service

  • Choose the service that fits your needs
  • Day of the week and the time that fit your schedule.
  • Pay for the work when you pick up your vehicle after you've seen the work and approve of its quality.
  • We have a night drop slot and after-hours pick-up options.

We hope to see you and your vehicle soon.

Hugo Castillo

Ian ~ Owner

Ian is a Father of twin boys, Northern Virginia resident since 2000, golfer and fisherman (when time permits). Buffalo Bills Fan and lifelong car nut.
- Most desired car, 1972 Oldsmobile 442.

Matt ~ Manager

Matt grew up in Front Royal, Virginia where he was a star point guard for the Wild Cats. On days off you can find Matt hiking trails and dragging the occasional pot at the no-limit Hold'em tables of MGM's casino. During business hours you'll find Matt dispensing sage advice about how to best protect your vehicle against rust, acid rain, UV rays, bird droppings and anything else you can think of.

Hugo ~ Master Detailer

Hugo Castillo has been detailing automobiles for over 25 years. Hugo is from Peru and talks often about retirement back in his native homeland, spending time under the shade tree. Before Hugo heads back to South America he'll be infusing his talents into the paint finishes of our loyal customers who often ask for him by name.