About Tysinger Automotive Family

Tysinger Automotive Family has a rich history in the Hampton area, proudly serving our customers for over fifty years.

In the 1920s, John Lloyd Tysinger ran the Economic Meat Market on Queen Street. However, his true passion was in automobiles. He took pride in being able to identify cars just by the sound of their engine. In 1926, he turned that passion into a career, opening up shop as a General Motors dealer. Tysinger eventually switched to a Chrysler dealer in 1932, becoming a Dodge and Plymouth distributor for the region. In 1964, Tysinger took a huge risk in becoming a Mercedes-Benz dealer in a blue-collar town. Naysayers tried to convince him otherwise, saying a Mercedes-Benz dealership would never be successful in Hampton. Tysinger proudly proved them wrong, becoming a very successful and well-respected business in the community. 

In 1977, upon J.L. Tysinger's death, his son Lloyd Tysinger inherited the family business with his brother, Bob. Tysinger Mercedes-Benz stayed in old Hampton until 1988, when it moved locations to make room for the Virginia Air and Space Museum. The ownership of Tysinger has since been passed to Lloyd's son, Mark Tysinger, who is the acting president of the company today. Mark continues to run Tysinger with the same values as his predecessors. He is actively involved with the dealership, putting his name on every vehicle sold and actively greeting his customers. 

At Tysinger Automotive Family, we hold true to the values and ideals on which we were founded. We're proud to offer exceptional service to our clients. 

If you're in the market for a new Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, Audi, or Smart Car, we'd be happy to help you find the car you've been looking for. Stop by our dealership in Hampton, VA today for a test drive and to visit with our highly trained sales staff. Visit us today to see why Tysinger is a better way to buy a car! 

Why Should Drivers in the Virginia Beach, Norfolk and Chesapeake Areas Choose Tysinger Automotive Family?

Of course, there are many reasons, but perhaps the most important is the incredible service we offer. From taking our time to ensure our customers have the best car buying experience when choosing a new Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, Audi or smart model, to making sure each of our clients obtain the car loan and Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, Audi, smart lease that he/she is most comfortable with, our commitment to you is unsurpassed.

From the latest selection of new Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, Audi and smart models, to our incredible variety of used cars here in Hampton, Tysinger Automotive Family likely has a model that will perfectly suit your personal style. And, of course, our friendly auto gurus are happily on hand to answer any questions you may have, as well as provide information about that model you're eyeing.

Tysinger Automotive Family provides much more than new and used vehicles, however. Current Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, Audi and smart owners love our onsite car service and maintenance center. Employing only highly trained technicians that use certified parts from the manufacturer, we make servicing your vehicle a simple, pleasant experience.

From your initial auto search online until you drive off of our lot in your new or pre-owned vehicle, Tysinger Automotive Family is excited to be your preferred auto partner. If you're interested in any of our incredible products or services, don't hesitate to contact us online or by phone, or simply swing by our convenient 2712 Magruder Blvd Hampton, Virginia location, today. We look forward to meeting you soon!


Tysinger Automotive Family

2712 Magruder Blvd
Directions Hampton, VA 23666

  • Sales: 757-865-8000
  • Service: 757-251-2778
  • Parts: 757-865-1275


  • Monday 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Tuesday 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Wednesday 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Thursday 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Friday 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Sunday Closed