European Car Maintenance

Specialists in European Cars & Auto Maintenance

If you own a European car like a BMW, Volkswagen, Audi, Mercedes, Land Rover, Mini, or Jaguar, you need an auto repair shop that has specialized in these cars for decades. At BA Auto, our attention to detail and high-quality service has brought in European car owners looking for an alternative to dealership repair shops. The BA Auto team of highly specialized auto technicians are experts at European cars, bringing the same level of service that has earned BA Auto a reputation as the top shop in Howard County and the surrounding communities.

Why Choose a Full-Service Auto Center?

When you choose a full-service automotive center like BA Auto Care to handle all your automotive service needs, all your vehicle service records are meticulously maintained and accessible for reference any time you have an issue with your vehicle.

Our experienced team of auto technicians knows you and your car’s history. This allows us to provide the most efficient and cost-effective service for your vehicle. When you become part of the BA Auto Care family, our primary mission is to make sure that we take care of you and your vehicles, providing the absolute best in auto repair and customer service.

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Choosing the Right Service Center to Service your European Car

European cars have some differences when it comes to maintenance & repairs, and choosing an auto service center can make all the difference to making sure your European car runs smoothly. Here are some reasons to choose BA Auto Care for your European vehicle:

  • Factory Trained Technicians with over 30 years of experience

  • We perform & check regularly for Factory recommended services & practices

  • Proven diagnostic procedures

  • Continuous Training to keep up with emerging technology

  • Latest scan tools & equipment


Managing the high cost of repairing your European car

The first 2 to 3 years of ownership usually go smoothly. Then year four comes along, and you take your dream car in for service, only to discover that the maintenance costs are much higher than expected. Often, you are presented with an entire shopping list of critical repairs that need to be completed. Welcome to the higher maintenance cost period for most European automobiles.

While the average cost of maintenance and repairs are higher on European vehicles, there are some things that may change the frequency and cost of maintaining your European car. Annual mileage and your car’s brand are two variable factors in maintenance costs. Some other common factors that lead to higher maintenance cost among European brands include:

Maintenance Frequency

Compared to other brands of cars, European cars typically require more frequent maintenance. European Cars need servicing every 5,000 to 7,500 miles compared to 7,500 to 10,000 miles for some Asian or American Car Brands.

Maintenance Cost

European cars tend to use higher quality parts or materials or specialized engineering that require a higher skilled mechanic to work on. Asian and American car brands more commonly use parts that are more affordable or interchangeable, making them easier to service.

Complexity of Repairs

Due to the quality of the parts & the specialized engineering, some additional equipment may be required to accurately diagnose & make the appropriate repairs. Asian and American cars usually have simpler designs that make it easier for mechanics to make repairs without the extra steps.

At BA Auto Care, we take the worries out of European car maintenance and repair. When we inspect your car, we create a maintenance plan that fits your budget. We prioritize the important repairs first, then notify and monitor potential issues before they become your next repair. Our technicians and service writers collaborate on the plan by prioritizing based on safety, reliability, performance and preventive care, in that order.

Frequent Questions & Concerns

  • Do I need to take my European car to a dealership for repairs?

    Dealerships have factory-trained technicians and branded parts, but they are more expensive than an independent repair shop. A reputable auto repair shop that specializes in repairing European cars can provide that same quality of repairs for your car but at a lower cost.

  • What are some common repair issues with European cars?

    Some European Models are prone to leaking oil, or problems with the electrical systems, and suspension issues due to wear & tear.

  • How can I save money on European car repairs?

    Preventative Maintenance is the best way to keep your car running smoothly and preventing huge repair bills. Shopping around and checking rates, warranties, or small DIY repairs can save money as well.

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