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Celebrating 45 Years of Looking Out For You and Your Car

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Howard County and Columbia’s Best Auto Repair Shop For Over 40 Years

For over 40 years, BA Auto Care (Formerly British-American Auto) has earned a reputation as Howard County’s top auto repair shop. Repairing all makes and models, foreign and domestic, for thousands of car and truck owners in Columbia, Ellicott City, Howard County, and throughout Central Maryland.

Earning a reputation for providing quality, reliable auto repair services from highly skilled, certified automotive technicians, BA Auto Care has earned the “Best In Howard County” Award for auto repair service for 25 years.

Schedule Service Appointment

Just complete the online form and we’ll call you back to finalize the details for your auto repair service. Or, if you prefer, just call us at 410-381-2700.

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Shuttle Service Running Again

Our convenient shuttle service is operational again.  The first shuttle run is at 8 am.

Pick Up & Drop Off Services

In addition to our Shuttle Service, we have three other types of appointments:

Drop Off. If you drop off your vehicle with us, we will perform your service during the course of the day. Our goal is to have all the cars serviced before the end of the day. Often, if a service is straight forward, we may complete the work in the early afternoon.

Pickup & Delivery. Pickup & Delivery happens mostly during the morning. We will bring out one of our shuttles or a loaner vehicle and leave it with you while we service your car. We will return your car before 5 pm.

While You Wait. This generally works for small services that take up to an hour and a half. Customers may choose to wait longer – especially if they are coming from a long distance away. We have actually had some customers make a day of it and bring their work with them. They tell us that they like the comfort the quiet (and the free coffee) of our waiting room!

Also, you can always contact us if you have a special request, and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Our mission is to keep your car safe and reliable on the road

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It starts with a personalized preventive maintenance program customized to the needs of your vehicle and continues through every service we perform. From regular maintenance and checkups to major engine, brake, transmission and system repairs.

Best of all, our diagnostic approach to repair means that we only do the work that your car actually needs. Providing quality service like this at affordable prices keeps our customers coming back. That’s why BA Auto Care has been the top ranked auto repair shop in Howard County for over 40 years.

Discover The BA Auto Care Difference

From MINI Coopers to Mercedes, Fords to Lincolns, Prius to Bolt EVs, we deliver high-quality car repair service for most vehicles on the road today. Plus, all our services include:

  • A 3-year/36,000 mile warranty on all major repairs
  • ASE Certified Technicians
  • Free Courtesy Shuttle
  • Automotive Service Association (ASA) Membership
  • Bosch Service Certification
  • Angie’s List & Howard County’s Best Service Awards
  • ACDC Qualified Hybrid Service Center
  • Over 3000 certified 5-star customer reviews on Demandforce and HoCoBiz
  • Preventive Maintenance

Numbers Matter. Not All Auto Repair Shops Are Created Equal

Choosing between a full-service shop, a quick lube, or maybe a tire shop? Let us help you figure out which type of shop is right for you and your car. We’re not for everyone, but we may just be the perfect car repair shop for you.

Download our services e-booklet to see what we offer or check out our e-book on choosing the right auto shop to help you decide.

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With 18 service bays and 6 certified auto mechanics, BA Auto Care is ready to schedule your car when it is convenient for you. You’ll get high-quality service every time because we:

  • Make sure your service and repairs are done efficiently and accurately by staying on top of the latest in automotive training and technology.
  • Ensure you get optimal performance, value, and safety by using the highest quality auto parts.
  • Get work done right the first time because we employ the best auto mechanics in the region and follow strict quality controls.
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Keep Your Car On the Road With Regularly Scheduled Maintenance

When it comes to your car, one of the best things you can do to ensure peace of mind and vehicle reliability is adhere to a regular maintenance schedule. At BA Auto Care, we practice predictive, preventive, and evidence-based maintenance practices to help avoid premature equipment failures and ensure you get maximum reliability. We will notify you when it’s time for your next scheduled maintenance visit or to remind you of a recommended service

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If anything goes wrong with your car, we’re ready to repair it

We wish it weren’t the case, but sometimes auto repairs are necessary. We work with you to help the repairs fit into your schedule and your budget. We even offer a payment plan through Bosch service. Plus, if something happens after hours or when you are away, we’ve got a hotline, to assist you with any problem you may be experiencing. Just call 800-283-9739.

Need a tow? Call Al’s Towing 410-740-8822

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We are a Certified Maryland Inspection Station

If you are new to the area and need a Maryland Safety Inspection, or you are considering purchasing a used car and need it checked out, we can inspect your vehicle. We are a Certified Maryland Inspection Station.

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In addition to inspection services, we can provide advice if you are considering purchasing a new car, a used car or a different type of vehicle — like moving from a traditional gas-powered car to a hybrid or an electric vehicle. We’ll even help you figure out the right oil change schedule for your driving habits.

Certifications & Awards

See Why Our Customers Love Us!

Looking out for You and the Community

The BA Auto Care Management Team’s commitment to caring doesn’t stop with its customers and employees.

Brian England, President, and Sandi Weaver, General Manager invest in and support local organizations and businesses as well as stay active as concerned citizens. Subscribe to the BA Blog to stay up-to-date on all the initiatives they support.

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