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Leveraging Computer Diagnostics at our Columbia, MD Auto Shop

Take advantage of our up-to-date computer scanning tools, and we'll help you get to the root of your problem.

Over the last 10-20 years, cars have become equipped with many computers. Nearly every mechanical system now has a computer aspect to it. These computers communicate on a network and use the same input sensors to work as an integrated system. At British American Auto Care we keep up-to-date with all the new advances by providing training and using support lines, computers, software and the very best equipment available.  Our up-to-date scan tools and laptop computers, in some cases, exceed what the manufacturers' systems can do.

A skilled auto technician uses these tools coupled with online data to diagnose these systems. To speed up the process, we recommend going to the diagnostic forms and using them to gather information on the problem you are experiencing. This can help the skilled technician zero in on the problem quickly, which will save you money.

This process allows us to efficiently address common issues. For instance, when your check engine light appears in the instrument cluster on your dashboard, this indicates that the On-Board Diagnostics - Generation II (OBD II) computer in your vehicle found a fault that could cause your emissions to exceed standards. On-Board Diagnostics - Generation II (OBD II) is a complex computer package installed on all 1996 and newer cars and light trucks.  This system is an early warning of potentially high emissions and is designed to predict both engine tailpipe and evaporative (fuel system) emissions. However, a check engine light could be the result of hundreds of different problems. Our computer diagnostic process allows for correct identification of the problem so that it can be addressed appropriately.

9 Great Reasons to Choose British American Auto Care

  1. We Stay on Top of All the Latest Technological Advances.
  2. Top Quality Care and the Safety of Your Vehicle is Our Highest Priority.
  3. 3-year/36,000 Mile Warranty on All Our Auto Repairs.
  4. We've Been Voted the Best Auto Shop in Howard County for Over 25 Years.
  5. ASE Certified Mechanics.
  6. Free Courtesy Van Shuttle.
  7. High Quality Auto Parts.
  8. We Operate in the Most Environmentally Friendly Way Possible.
  9. We Offer a No Annual Fee Roadside Assistance Service to Our Customers
Proper computer diagnostics is often the first step in performing accurate and efficient auto repairs.

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WE SERVICE THE FOLLOWING ASIAN, EUROPEAN & AMERICAN CARS:  

Acura • Audi • BMW • Buick • Cadillac • Chevrolet • Chrysler • Dodge • Fiat •  Ford • Geo • GMC • Honda • Hummer • Hybrids •Hyundai• Infiniti • Isuzu • Jaguar • Jeep / Eagle  • Kia • Land Rover • Lexus • Mazda • Mercedes • Mercury • Mini • Mitsubishi • Nissan • Plymouth • Pontiac • Saab • Saturn • Scion • Smart • Subaru • Suzuki • Tesla • Toyota • Volkswagen • Volvo