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Howard County and Columbia’s Best Auto Repair 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.

2020 Best of Howard Winners for Auto Repair

BA Auto Care is still the best auto repair shop in Howard County Maryland, according to the readers of Howard Magazine. After more than 53,000 votes were counted, BA Auto Care won the 2020 Best in Howard County for auto repair.
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Did your neighborhood get a visit from the BA Auto Care Courtesy Shuttle?

We may not be shuttling our customers from our shop to their homes and offices (And back again) during these COVID times. However, that hasn’t stopped us from continuing to provide convenient pickup and delivery services to you when you need us. Click on the button below to learn more about how we’ve pivoted.

Schedule Auto Repair Service

Just complete the online form below 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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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 Car Repair 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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Maintain

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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Repair

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

We wish it weren’t the case, but sometimes 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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Inspect

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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Advise

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.

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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.

Latest From Our Blog

by Brian England on April 26, 2022

With both used and new car prices soaring, here are our top 10 maintenance tips to take better care of the car you already own.

by Brian England on April 19, 2022

Part of any preventative maintenance should include the careful evaluation of your vehicles tires at least every 6 months. Tires are the most critical part of your car. They should be in excellent condition so your car steers, brakes and accelerates properly. Good tires keep you safe, so we include a comprehensive tire evaluation every time you bring your car in for preventative maintenance.

by Brian England on April 12, 2022

In 2017 I bought a Chevrolet Bolt, and it came with a very handy feature: automatic activation of the low beam whenever I encountered a car coming in the other direction. Just recently, the federal government authorized the use of a more advanced intelligent headlight lighting system. According to Bosch, one of the major developers of this new headlight system, here are the four major benefits