The independent city of Portsmouth, VA, is part of the Hampton Roads metropolitan area, sitting just west of Norfolk across the Elizabeth River. Roughly 95,000 people live throughout more than 33 square miles of land in a favorable geographic location with respect to storm patterns.
Portsmouth was founded by Colonel William Crawford, a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses. It was established in 1752 and named after the town in England. Today the city maintains a number of old buildings, including the Portsmouth Courthouse, built in 1846. This historic landmark stands in the center of the Olde Towne Historic District, among one of the largest collections of historically significant homes between Alexandria and Charleston. Other points of interest include the Seaboard Coastline Building, the Hill House, Cedar Grove Cemetery and the Railroad Museum of Virginia. Portsmouth has recently undergone significant preservation and redevelopment of its downtown area.
You might spend a good amount of time behind the wheel in Portsmouth, and there’s no avoiding wear and tear on your vehicle as the miles add up. Auto repairs are inevitable, and only the most capable hands will ensure the ongoing performance of your car or truck. When it’s time for your next service or repair, you’ll benefit from a shop with comprehensive knowledge of most makes, foreign and domestic. That shop is H & M Automotive, serving the Portsmouth community since 2015. We’re conveniently located in nearby Virginia Beach, where you’ll get a pleasant experience in auto repair.