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
What Our Customers Are Saying
This was service on a previous date by the Auto Clinic Inc., Had Power Steering Line from Reservoir to cooler checked because when I had taken my truck to the Ford Dealership for an oil change, and a 21 Point Inspection, they had stated that there was a possible leak in the line Power Steering Line from reservoir to cooler. The Auto Clinic stated in their service report that they noticed the return Power Steering Line from Reservoir to cooler is a little wet and showing signs of rusting (Not ... Read More
The Caton Auto Clinic are so helpful! They are true professionals with great customer service. I've been a customer for a couple of years. I've gotten everything from tires to breaks to chain belts fixed here. They are super quick and transparent about their prices.
My first interaction was to pickup a U-Haul at that location. The guys inside were so helpful that I scheduled an appointment for my inspection. They got me in right away. Their communication is great and professional. I highly recommend!
Dropped my vehicle off for a routine oil change. It has been quite some time with the lack of commute now that I work from home - I ventured to try a new local shop instead of the other drive thru chains I would normally visit. Pleasantly surprised! Everyone was very nice and professional. I really enjoyed the report card via text and online bill pay. Service turned out to be much faster than originally estimated. I'll be back in for sure!
Went here for a suspected transmission issue. Turned out to be something wrong with my car’s computer. They were super honest and transparent along the way and got me out of there for a reasonable price. I will return.
I recently moved from NY and needed the Maryland state inspection on 2 vehicles for the Tag and Title change. In person scheduling was easy and efficient. Vehicles were ready when promised and on line payment was seamless. Interaction with staff was professional yet friendly. I will use Caton Auto Clinic for any future repair work. G. Scherer Follow-up 9/15/2021 Check engine light came on just before the required emissions test, it failed. Caton Auto Clinic diagnosed the problem and did th... Read More
My brakes were pedal-to-the-floor bad so I dropped off my car here and got it back in about 24 hours all fixed. Also, left it for more repairs yesterday morning and got it back the same day. I don't normally write reviews but was really impressed by the quality, speed, and affordability of the service here. Like the people too. Would recommend. I'll definitely be back here if I ever need more repairs done--assuming I still live in the area at that time.
Several of my dashboard lights were on. Throttle needed replaced. Dashboard lights kept coming back on. It took 3 trips but they kept working the problem until it was resolved at no additional cost to me. Good job guys with a special thank you to Mike for explaining everything to me. Diane
Great staff and service. Seemed trustworthy and reliable. Although I did not get the service done here the inspection process was very good. Would return.
Always a good value, timely communication, and very professional. My family only uses Caton Auto for our automobile needs. Convenient drop off and pick-up, designed for after-hours convenience for work, but adds to contact-less safety in these uncertain times.
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
Several Things to Consider Before Driving in Weather
Just last weekend I was driving home during the ice storm and saw a car spin out which had me thinking- I wonder how many of our customers could use some helpful tips for driving in poor weather. Here are some tips that I have learned over the years:4 Wheel Drive: The 4 wheel drive system helps the car gain traction and take off by giving power to all four wheels when you press the gas. What it doesn’t do
Causes of Tire Wear and How to Increase Longevity
Not many people realize it, but vehicle tires are one of the most important aspects of an automobile. From having traction in snowy conditions to improving fuel economy, there are many benefits to having healthy tires. But with that being said, not many people realize when it’s time to get new tires, in addition to being aware of the benefits of healthy tires in the first place. Displayed below is more information regarding some common causes of tire wear and
Why we advise customers against aftermarket warranties!
So you’re at the dealership and about the purchase your vehicle. The sales staff member comes over and offers a vehicle warranty- something he or she says will fully protect you in the event that your engine, transmission, or any other large fault happens with your vehicle. What they don’t tell you is that according to consumer reports, the majority of those that purchase the warranty end up losing money on the investment. The rest of this blog is set
Winter Car Care Tips!
Winter weather is on the way and with it will come the need to drive in the snow and ice. Here at Caton Auto Clinic we have seen numerous incidents over the years and wanted to give you the following tips to help you be safe this winter:Allow plenty of time before traveling. Start your car early to allow for frost, ice, or snow to melt. Clean off any excess before driving- you are responsible for anything that flies off