Auto Clinic of Maryland is a family-owned and operated business that has been providing high-quality auto repair service for over 45 years. For each and every auto repair service, our team is proud to provide fair and competitive pricing so that you get the most for your hard-earned money. We don't just provide quick auto maintenance; we also offer a comprehensive list of auto maintenance services, making us your one-stop shop for your auto maintenance needs.
We are proud of our shop's reputation for serving the Finksburg and Catonsville communities. Our auto repair service will always be tailored to your specific requirements, and our team of knowledgeable technicians will gladly answer any questions you may have. As we continue the 45-year legacy of Nelson’s Service Center, we're looking forward to continuing the high level of auto repair and service the area has come to know and expect when visiting one of our two convenient locations. We cordially invite you to come in and learn more about how our staff can help you with excellent, award-winning auto service.
Finksburg & Catonsville's Automotive Experts
Since our inception, we’ve been cultivating long-term, professional relationships with our customer base. Because any type of auto maintenance service can be inconvenient for most, we strive to make the process as easy and straightforward as possible. Our repair technicians have maintained our reputation by ensuring that each and every customer is treated equally and fairly. Few shops in our area have the qualified ASE-certified technicians and state-of-the-art tools that we have at Auto Clinic of Maryland. Our highly skilled technicians have years of experience, so you can rest assured that your vehicle is being repaired by professionals. Furthermore, we perform all of our services in-house, which helps to reduce downtime for your vehicle's auto repair.About Our Shops
Schedule Your Appointment with Auto Clinic of Maryland Today
If you're looking for a dependable auto mechanic, look no further than the Auto Clinic of Maryland. Our automotive experts have been assisting local motorists for 45 years, and we are ready to put our tools and expertise to work for you as well. We provide a comprehensive range of repairs, replacements, and installations and can work on most makes and models of vehicles. Call the best auto repair shop in Maryland to invest in your car's future. We'd be happy to answer any questions you might have and set up an appointment for your next auto repair. Call our Catonsville, Maryland shop, located at 6013 Baltimore National Pike, at or our Finksburg, Maryland shop, located at 1930 Bethel Rd, at to schedule an appointment.Schedule Now
Now Offering Replacement Keys
Lost your key? Need a spare? Don't fret - have peace of mind! Auto Clinic of Maryland has you covered! We now offer key replacement services at both our Catonsville, MD, and Finksburg, MD locations. We have invested in the latest technology and partnered with Durakey to bring the convenience of spare keys to your next service appointment! No more going to the dealership for a replacement, come to Auto Clinic of Maryland and enjoy the customer service, friendly atmosphere, and peace of mind you've grown to love while also getting a replacement key. Come see our professionals to learn more about how we can help you with your key replacement needs!
What Our Customers Are Saying
Stopped in unexpectedly because a kind samaritin flagged me down on the highway to let me know I had a flat tire. I was close to Auto Clinic of Maryland (Caron Auto), and my mother was with me and had heard good things. I entered the very comfortable waiting area and was greeted warmly. Chris S. took my car in right away and inspected all of the tires, and found a nail in my tire. They patched it for me free of charge! All of the staff was very friendly and kept me informed. I don’t live cl... Read More
We have been a client since 2017. The deliver excellent fleet service for us, even picking up our vehicles when needed.
Caton Auto Clinic is the only place we take our car. They are a family owned business and have fantastic employees. They care about your car as tho it was their own. Thanks everyone at Caton Auto Clinic!!
I like everything about dealing with Nelson's Service Center. They deliver incredible customer service. When I was recently running some errands at lunchtime, I happened to stop by to schedule my regular service check. Instead, Mike said they could take my car right away, which fit my schedule perfectly. This such a great shop to deal with!
I had an accident in November 2022. I took it to another shop that didn't even do the work!!! Caton Auto not only did a great job on the repair but when I had additional issues I took it back 2 months later and Chris was EXTREMLY instrumental in getting Geico to re-open my initial claim from November and have the addtional damage repaired under coverage. Chris was more than helpful and explained everything in detail. I LOVE Caton Auto, my car has found a home.
First experience with Auto Clinic/Caton Auto for a brake inspection for my 2019 Volvo. Work was honest and performed professionally. Same day service, great customer service. Really like the text based app with estimate and again with invoice. Both texts are followed up with personal calls for discussion or questions. So good to have a reliable honest large, fully equipped shop with a family-owned business appreciation for its customers.
Top notch customer Service!! I want to mention that I have never been in or used Caton Auto before. My day started with me going to NTB for help with the issue I had after I called the location and the Store Manager requested me to come up to the store so he can help out. Once there, not only was I treated rudely in front of my 9 yr old Daughter, I was told..."I can't help you", "I don't know how to do that", and then pretty much ignored. So, I immediately left NTB and I drove up the stre... Read More
Very honest folks, they are very transparent and will not recommend a service that they think is a waste of money. Not the cheapest place, but we will be taking our vehicles here even after we move out of the area. Fantastic communication. Deana is great.
Great customer service. Felt comfortable with everything from this place. Returning customer in the future. If you need service in the Finksburg area this is the place to have your car worked on.
Incredible customer service! Mike was amazing. Highly recommend! He provided quick service and took his time to review other details about my car and what to expect at the next visit.
Auto Clinic of Maryland
(formerly Caton Auto Clinic) was ranked top 25 in the nation in the last 4 years and won the Auto Repair Shop of the Year in Maryland in 2019.
- Caton Auto Clinic Distinguished Recognition
- 2019 WMDA Automotive Shop of the Year for Maryland
- 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 National Top 25 Shop (Multiple Years Top 12)
- 2015 Vehicles for Change Shop of The Year
- 2014 Catonsville Chamber of Commerce Retailer/ Service Provider of the Year
Professional Automotive Tips
What Brake Repairs Do You Need?
You need your brakes to function at their best performance while you drive because they’re imperative to maneuver your car. There are several parts that help your brakes function properly. Each part will need to be inspected and cared for regularly. If your brakes squeak or feel unresponsive, it’s time to get brake repair. Below, learn a few things our experienced ASE-certified mechanics from Auto Clinic of Maryland can do to help fix your brakes. Replace the brake pads. Brake
Common Signs Your Car Needs AC Repair
Driving while your air conditioning isn’t working can make driving uncomfortable, especially during the summer heat. If you notice a difference with your car’s AC, your car may be due for AC repair. Learn some early signs of when your car is due for AC repair. Our expert team of auto technicians at Auto Clinic of Maryland in Finksburg offers auto AC repair services. We’re glad to explain common signs to look out for when your car’s air conditioning may
Why Do You Need a Wheel Alignment?
Over time, your vehicle wheels will shift and cause misalignment. Sometimes it’s not noticeable until you get a flat tire or damage to the axle of your car. A wheel alignment is important for safe and smooth driving because the steering wheel interacts with your tires. Minor adjustments in a wheel alignment ensure that your tires are properly lined up and aid your car is driving straight. At Auto Clinic of Maryland in Finksburg, Maryland, our trusted team of ASE-certified
Common Engine Problems
Your engine’s performance is important Most engine problems can be easily avoided with routine maintenance and oil changes. When your engine starts to fail, several things can go wrong with your car. Our highly trained auto mechanics at Auto Clinic of Maryland are glad to diagnose and explain common engine problems your car may have and what causes them. The service engine soon light is on. If your service engine turns on, don’t ignore it. It indicates if your car