We're just off Snowden River Pkwy at 9577 Berger Rd, Columbia, MD 21046.  Call us at 1-410-381-2700

Hit a Pothole? Check Tires, Wheel Alignment, Suspension & Steering

by Brian England on Wed, Mar 18, 2015

Know what season it is?   Pothole season.

All the melting snow has left behind a wonderful gift.  POTHOLES! 

In some places around the city, it's more like driving around an obstacle course.  The important thing to remember is that sometimes potholes can do a lot of damage, so it's important to be cautious and avoid them.  It may mean driving a bit slower, but it is worth it in the long run.

If you hit a pothole and notice that your car seems to be veering off to the left or right, it's a sign that there is a problem.  Cars just don't go out of alignment by themselves.  Something has to happen to cause it, and if you hit a pothole, it's the likely culprit.

Here are some things to check should a pothole catch you by surprise.

Read More

Topics: misalignment, potholes, wheel alignment, steering, suspension problems

Think Oil Changes Every 3000 Miles Are All You Need? Better Read This

by Brian England on Wed, Jul 11, 2012

Over the past several years, there's been a lot of attention paid to getting an oil change every 3000 miles.  Lube shops that do oil changes and services are now prevalent and accepted in the industry, but is getting an oil service on your car every 3000 miles all the preventive maintenance you need?  Well, the answer is no.  It's not.  A simple check of your vehicle's service manual recommendations versus the services offered at a quick lube shop is probably all the evidence you'll need to learn that if you've limited your preventive maintenance to a quick lube oil service, then your car isn't getting the care and attention it needs.  And chances are, even if you are getting other things checked and fluids topped off at a quick oil and lube place, some pretty important safety items are likely being overlooked.

Read More

Topics: tire safety, preventive maintenance, 3000 miles, oil & filter change, brakes, road test, steering, suspension

About this blog

When it comes to auto service we believe that excellent customer service is all about information and relationships. The more you know about automotive services, the easier it is to have a good relationship with your auto shop because you understand exactly what's happening with your car. We hope this blog will help to facilitate a good relationship with your auto shop, whether it's BA Auto Care or any other shop. We're happy to provide you with great information about auto service, repairs, and a few other topics we love.

Subscribe to Blog Updates

Submit your auto service question.
Auto Repair Shops 101 Free Download

BA Auto Care has been recognized as a top automotive blog!  

BA Auto Care Awarded Top 100 Blog by Feedspot

BA Auto Care Named as Top Automotive Blog by TechRogers.com

 

BA Auto Care Awarded Top 100 Blog by Washos.com

 

Recent Posts

Because it's all about that car, 'bout that car.  No trouble.

Posts by Topic

Expand all