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
I use this shop exclusively for all of our fleet vehicle needs. They are outstanding. They were able to diagnose and correct an issue on my F150 in a couple of days that had stumped three different Ford dealerships and had wasted more than two months of time combined! They also provide complimentary pick-up and drop-off for fleet vehciles which means I can keep working while they have my truck. Could not more strongly recommend these guys for your fleet vehicle needs!
I am so impressed by this business. I did not get good service at a local dealership, so went to them hoping they could get to the bottom of an issue with my car. They did, indeed, figure out what was going on and corrected it. I also wanted regular service to be done on my car, and they did that, too, giving me their findings and recommendations. I can’t thank them enough for communicating with me about everything all the way along the way, answering my questions, and making sure I underst... Read More
Caton Auto is awesome. I’ve been a client for several years. Always good repair work and reasonably priced.
In early April of this year my car started showing signs of the alternator failing. I used to take my car to local branch of a major chain, but everyone I used to deal with at that location either retired or moved on and the quality fell through the floor. A family member recommended Caton Auto Clinic, so I called and spoke to Chris about my issue. We scheduled an appointment to bring my car in, in two days. Well, I didn't make it two days. The next day on the way home from the office the po... Read More
The guys here only sell you what you absolutely need, they communicate well the whole way through, and they over deliver – all of which is rare in this industry.
Great experience. Personable staff and worked with me on the repairs. Very communicative.
Friendliest group of people! Each person I spoke to made me feel so comfortable in making auto repair decisions. They are honest and very knowledgeable people. Couldn’t imagine going anywhere else!
I live in PA and was purchasing a used sedan from a relative in MD. I contacted Caton Auto Clinic a couple of weeks in advance to schedule an appointment for a pre-purchase inspection. I had a great experience during my time at Caton Auto Clinic. The energy of the staff was exceptional. Deana has a great personality. I really appreciated the modern way I was provided with the inspection report, with photos, via a link in a text message. I was also provided a printout of the issues discovered,... Read More
I cannot express how much I appreciated (and highly recommend!) Nelson's Service Center assisting me with my car this past April! They were kind, quickly diagnosed the issue, and most importantly, they LISTENED to me. I originally brought my car into the dealer with a coolant leak but was unceremoniously brushed off and told there was nothing wrong, that "tank levels fluctuate." Despite my instance that only having an 1/8" of coolant in the tank was not due to fluctuations and reiterating th... Read More
First , I had taken the car to a Honda dealership. They could not find the problem and communication with them was very poor. Then I took it to Caton Auto.. i received prompt service and they identified exactly what was wrong after they used a dye in the air conditioning system.. I feel that they were knowledgeable and honest… I highly recommend this place.
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
Four Benefits of Getting a Tune-Up
Your vehicle needs routine maintenance and performs better with a tune-up. Experts recommend getting a tune-up about every 10,000 miles. If you’re unsure when to get a tune-up, it’s best to refer to your car’s user manual. Luckily, a professional auto repair shop will know how to cater to your car’s needs and perform a tune-up that will work best for it. Our ASE-certified technicians, Auto Clinic of Maryland, are here to provide you with excellent routine auto repair and
Does Your Car Need an Oil Change?
Your vehicle needs good oil to function properly. Without good motor oil, your car’s engine and its parts won’t be able to move properly without overheating. You can’t skip out on oil changes. Over time oil gets old and needs to be replaced. But when do you get an oil change? Our highly trained team of experienced mechanics at Auto Clinic of Maryland, located in Finksburg, Maryland, are experts at ensuring engines run as smoothly as possible. Follow this guide
Three Reasons for Fleet Repair and Management
Your business needs the best fleet of vehicles to help your business run smoothly, so it’s imperative that your vehicles are well-maintained and ready to hit the road. Vehicles are made of a multitude of components, and it can be difficult to keep track of the necessary preventative auto repair you’ll need to maintain that your fleet is always up and running. That’s why your business needs fleet repair and management from an experienced team of ASE-certified technicians who can
Why is Your Engine Overheating?
If your car’s engine overheats, you’ve probably noticed common symptoms such as steam coming from the engine, thumping noises, a burning smell, or poor acceleration. However, just knowing the symptoms is the first step. There are a few reasons your engine may need engine repair, and a certified auto technician will know exactly how to diagnose it. Below, learn the signs our ASE-certified auto mechanics at Auto Clinic of Maryland inspect and diagnose for excellent engine repair. Your car has