When you choose a full service automotive center and use it for all of your automotive service needs, all of your service records are available for reference any time you have an issue. The staff at our Columbia, MD automotive service center gets to know you and your car's history allowing us to provide more efficient and effective service for your vehicle. That's what we're all about -- ensuring that when you become part of the British American Auto Care family you're well taken care of and receive the absolute best in customer service.
Preventive maintenance is the most efficient and effective form of vehicle maintenance, and it's more than just regular oil changes or proactively changing the timing belt. Our services follow the manufacturers' recommendations and preserve your warranty. Find out more specifics about our recommended 3,750 mile; 5,000 mile; 7,500 mile; 15,000 mile; and 30,000 mile service, or download our schedule maintenance service chart here.
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 & more. Don't see the service you need. Call us at 410-381-2700.
As a leader and award winner in environmentally friendly practices in the region, we are proud to offer hybrid vehicle preventive maintenance service and repair including hybrid battery replacements. Additionally, we are proud to be certified in the ACDC Qualified Hybrid Shop program.
The state of Maryland requires that used cars undergo a safety inspection if you are transferring ownership to another non-immediate family member or if you are moving into Maryland from another state. We are certified to perform Maryland Safety Inspections. Find out more about what's involved in the inspection.
Proper tire care is an essential part of any vehicle preventive maintenance program and in fact, it's one of the most overlooked vehicle services. We cover it all from tire sales and repairs to wheel alignments, balancing... whatever your vehicle requires.
Since the mid-1990s, all vehicles have a system that monitors the emission system. [See OBDII] This system stores data related to the emissions, and when a car starts to pollute the system it turns on a check engine light. British American checks the codes and monitor 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. Importantly, 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.
This includes a road test as well as a check for vibrations, oil burning, transmission and clutch operation, steering, drive train, all controls including wipers/washers, dash lights heater and A/C, tires for wear and tread, body for rust, drive line, engine, brakes and suspension. Once the test has been completed, we'll give you our honest opinion regarding the condition of the vehicle so that you can make an informed decision.
Do you have an old classic that's stuck in park? Our Columbia, MD auto shop is geared up and ready to help you get your old classic back on the road.