Repair & Diagnostic Services

When your car does have an issue, our diagnostics and repair services will get you “repaired right” and back on the road

Even with the best preventive maintenance service, automotive parts can fail when we least expect it. Our repairs cover all the major systems including:

  • Air conditioning
  • Battery services
  • Brakes
  • Check engine light diagnosis
  • Clutch
  • Computer diagnostics
  • Cooling system electrical systems
  • Emissions repairs
  • Fuel injection services
  • Radiator
  • Steering and suspension
  • Transmission
  • Wheel alignment

Don’t see the service you need? Call us at 410-381-2700.

Getting Your Repair Right the First Time

At BA Auto Care (formerly British American), we focus on delivering high quality service — getting it right for every customer — every time.  Our goal is to partner with you in caring for your automobile.

To deliver on this kind of service excellence we utilize the latest state-of-the-art equipment to ensuring top tier diagnostics and repairs. Our experienced team of certified automotive technicians perform the work on your car. Our team is constantly trained on new techniques and technology.

In addition, we have policies, procedures, checks, and balances in place to ensure that each time you schedule an automotive service with us, you are receiving the best service from start to finish.

Most importantly, we always take the time to properly diagnose the problem with your car. This avoids any “wasted, unnecessary repairs”. We run a free computer scan to make sure we recommend the diagnostic path that will get to the bottom of your vehicle’s problem as efficiently and affordably as possible.

Car Repair and Diagnostic Services:

Air Conditioning Service and Repairs

Air conditioning systems are complex, and the system can fail in many ways. If your system is not working properly, we begin by diagnosing the problem and checking several systems. Once we’ve reviewed the problem with you, the repair process can begin.

Battery Services

We offer a full line-up of automotive battery services including predictive auto battery testing, auto battery maintenance and cleaning, and battery replacement.

Brake Service and Repair

Proper maintenance of your brakes is paramount to auto safety. We do a thorough job of inspecting and repairing your brakes.

Check Engine Light Diagnosis

When you bring your car in because the check engine light is on, we hook your car up to a computer to scan for codes to determine the problem. These codes identify the system at fault, giving us a general idea of which system is causing the light to either flash or stay on.

Important: If the check engine light is flashing, stop your car as soon as it is safe to do so, and have your car towed in.

Read this check engine light blog for more information.

Clutch Services

Testing is the first step in figuring out what’s going on if you are experiencing a problem with the clutch. We offer this testing service as part of the initial assessment of the problems you may be experiencing with you clutch.

Computer Diagnostics

Each year cars become more and more complex. The mechanical systems in most of today’s cars have a computer component. We use up to date scanning tools and laptop computers to help diagnose automotive problems. Because we stay up to date on new technology, our advanced tools can exceed often what the manufacturer can do.

Electrical System Services

From electric windows to the instrument display panel and the battery, everything on your vehicle that needs or supplies electrical power is part of a complex electrical system. The more precise you are in describing the problem, the easier the problem is for us to diagnose. We have a diagnostic sheet to help diagnose your problem.

Emission & Exhaust System Services

Since the mid-1990s, all vehicles have a system that monitors the emission system called OBDII. This system stores all data related to vehicle emissions. When a car starts to pollute the system, it turns on a check engine light. BA Auto Care checks the codes and monitors data to track down the problem and recommend repairs. For vehicles manufactured before the 1990s, we use a four gas emissions analyzer and other test equipment to check out the emissions system. In addition, our services include repairs for vehicles that don’t pass the Maryland Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program (VEIP).

Read more about our emissions & exhaust services here.

Engine Repairs and Replacement

Major engine repairs or replacements are very rare for vehicles that have a regular history of preventive maintenance. However, we do perform cylinder head repairs and engine replacements.

Fuel Injection Services

It is rare that the fuel injection system needs to be serviced. Today’s fuels keep injectors clean. If a problem does arise, we can diagnose the fuel injection system to find out what needs to be repaired. Injectors can fail due to leaking or to an electrical issue. Fuel pumps and regulators can also be a problem. Some predictive services can include a fuel pump pressure check and an amperage check.

Radiator Services & Engine Cooling System Services

We service and repair all items related to the engine cooling system. This not only includes the radiator but also the water pump, electric fan sensors & wiring, hoses, heater core, intake manifold & gaskets, thermostat & housings, and belts & idlers.

If you think you might be having problems with your radiator or cooling system check out our Cooling/Overheating Diagnostic Sheet.

Steering and Suspension

Some of the common steering and suspension repairs we perform include:

  • Front and rear struts (these are suspension units that include the shock absorbing unit and spring)
  • Shock absorbers
  • Control arms and links
  • Ball joints
  • Tie rods
  • Steering rack, lines and pump
  • Steering box
  • Bearings and seals

Timing Belt

While some vehicles have timing chains that don’t need replacing as part of regular maintenance, many vehicles still have timing belts. These belts should be replaced as part of a regular preventive maintenance program. The time and mileage replacement requirements vary from make to make and engine to engine. Some common repairs that go along with the timing belt replacement include the water pump, camshaft and crankshaft seals, idlers, tensioners, and variable timing systems.

Tire Repairs

Proper tire care is an essential part of any vehicle’s preventive maintenance program and unfortunately, if often one of the most overlooked vehicle services. When your tires are inspected, make sure that your car is actually placed up on a lift to allow for a proper tire inspection. As a full service auto repair shop, BA Auto Care offers offering tire servicing, inspection, replacement and repairs.

If you need tire repair, check out this blog to find out if a repair is right or if you need a new tire.

Transmission Service and Repair

We service and repair both automatic and manual transmissions. If you think you are having a problem with your automatic transmission, be sure to download and complete our automatic transmission diagnostic form. This will help you to specify the type of problem you are experiencing as well as when it’s occurring.

Wheel Balancing & 4-Wheel Alignment

The most appropriate time to balance your wheels is after a rotation. However, we check for signs of a wheel alignment problem every time you come in for preventive maintenance service.