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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

Move in May

by Brian England on Tue, May 15, 2018

We are in the middle of May, have you boosted your outdoor activity level yet? 

The shift to warmer weather has many of us focused on enjoying more outdoor activities. In fact, May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month and this week is National Women's Health Week.  Getting active is a great way to give your health a boost!

If you are procrastinating on getting your outside activities in gear, a fun event that can get you moving is Bike to Work Day.  It is this Friday, May 18, 2018. If you are in Howard County, the primary event for Howard County takes place at the Whole Foods Parking lot in downtown Columbia from 7 AM to 9 AM.

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Topics: Local Health Improvement Coalition, healthy

It's Spring: Check Your Car's Air Filters & Air Conditioning

by Brian England on Thu, May 03, 2018

With the arrival of spring, we can look forward to our first hot days and lots of pollen!

So, what does this mean for your car? Well, to start, cars are great pollen collectors. In fact, if you brush up against your car, you can transfer some of that pollen right into the car with you! So, during the spring it's important to keep your car clean. Additionally, to lessen the impact of pollen, you will want to check the cabin air filter as well as the efficiency of the air conditioning.

 

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Topics: cabin air filters, car air conditioner

How Much to Replace a Headlight Bulb & Brake Light on a 2010 Mercedes?

by Brian England on Tue, Apr 24, 2018

It sounds like an easy question to answer doesn't it? In fact, when people bring their vehicle in for a headlight bulb replacement, they expect to be in and out quickly, but that's not always the case. With cars built in the last decade, a simple task like changing a headlight or brake light bulb can be much more complicated than before. Gone are the days when an auto mechanic could wander out to a vehicle in the parking lot, lift the hood, change the headlight bulb and be back in the office in five minutes!

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Topics: replacing car bulbs, onboard computer monitoring system, replacing headlights

Preventing Falls in the Auto Shop and At Home

by Brian England on Tue, Apr 10, 2018

This is the second article in a series we are producing entitled "Looking Out For You and Your Car."

At BA Auto Care we are all about prevention.  We encourage all of our customers to practice preventive maintenance on their vehicles, and we put quality control processes in place to prevent mistakes. But our prevention efforts don't stop at cars.Having a safe working environment for our employees is just as important as doing a job right the first time. For two decades, back in the shop, we have used a simple reusable 2’ by 2’ mat to soak up spills and reduce the chance of falls. We also keep our work bays clean. Not only does this "look nice," but what's more important is that it helps to prevent falls. Taking steps to ensure a safer workplace makes good business sense because it means our work force stays healthy and our workman’s compensation rates stay low. Having a staff of reliable, healthy employees means we can provide you with affordable quality automotive service and repair. 

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Topics: fall prevention, HCLHIC, Howard County, Local Health Improvement Coalition, auto shop safety

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