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Making Sense of Driver Assistant Systems on Your Car

by Brian England on Mon, Nov 19, 2018

What You Need To Know

As automation in auto technology fast forwards and driver assistance systems quickly become the new normal in daily driving, understanding the basics of these systems becomes paramount.  It won’t be long before we start relying on these systems to keep us safe on the road. 2018 saw driver assistant systems filter down to all makes and models. Soon we will accept and trust these systems. 

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Topics: driving safety, driver assistance systems

Your Teen Driver’s First Car And How To Keep Them Safe On The Road

by Brian England on Tue, Oct 23, 2018

One of the major concerns we constantly hear about from our customers here at BA Auto Care is how to keep their newly licensed teen drivers safe on the road. Is there a car model or size that will ensure a safer driving experience for their son or daughter? Should the newest driver in their family drive a larger, heavier, slower car loaded with high tech safety features?

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Topics: teen drivers, first car, driving safety, teen safety, auto repair

Mobile Auto Service - The Pros and Cons

by Brian England on Mon, Sep 17, 2018

Not too long ago, I was testing a car down Berger Road when I saw a man working under a school bus! He was changing the oil on the street! This got me thinking about mobile vehicle services. Some mobile automotive services are already common, such as mobile detailing and mobile windshield and glass repair; but what about mobile mechanics?

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Topics: mobile auto service, mobile mechanics

Auto Repairs that Sound Simple Can Cost A Lot

by Brian England on Sun, Jul 22, 2018

One of the hardest things for some of our auto repair customers to understand is why their specific repair or service cost so much. An explanation of the repair may sound simple and straightforward, but the actual work required to accomplish that simple repair can be very complicated. The dilemma is, if we explain something in a way that a layperson can understand, the simple explanation can make a customer think it’s a simple job. Where possible, we like to share with a customer what’s involved in a repair, but that's not always feasible.

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Topics: auto repair shop you can trust, complex systems, costly repairs

Thoughts on Being a Neighbor to Ellicott City

by Rosalyn Williams on Tue, Jun 05, 2018

The recent flooding in Ellicott City was a stark reminder of a couple of things. First of all, that as neighbors, when some are negatively impacted, we are all negatively impacted. Secondly, it underscored the importance of planned development.

The Howard County Citizen's Association is hosting an event on Monday, June 11th at 6PM that addresses these issues. The event provides an opportunity to 1) get to know some of your neighbors better, including BA Auto Care's neighbor, Hysteria Brewing Company, 2) to learn how you can help to foster planned, responsible development via the film, :Columbia at 50 - A Bridge to the Future," and 3) to contribute to the disaster relief fund for Ellicott City -- all at the same time.

All of the proceeds from the $5 admission fee will be donated to the Ellicott City Disaster Relief Fund. Plus, attendees will receive the book, "Columbia, A Celebration" and a FREE beer -- over a $40 value for just $5.New call-to-action

As a business operating in Howard County, we make it a point to get to know our neighbors. In our current times, when so many transactions happen online, many people think that knowing the people who live or run a business near us isn't important. And then, something happens that brings us closer together. Unfortunately, it's usually a tragedy like what's happened to the Ellicott City Main Street Community. When you know the people behind the headlines, it becomes more than just a news story.

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Topics: Ellicott City, Hysteria Brewing Co., Columbia at 50 Movie, responsible development

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