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
I've been working with JJ and Will at Auto Clinic since I took the position of Fleet manager. They are up front with scheduling, and give the vehicles a good look over for upcoming maintenance or repairs, as well as getting the original repair done in a timely manner. The pick up and drop off is a nice added convenience. Karley, their customer rep., does a nice job of showing her face to make sure that everything is up to the customers satisfaction. Keep up the great work, guys!!!
My vehicle was broke down while work delivery and had towed to here via AAA. It was late evening. I was pleased with their communication while I lived out of town. They were able get it done as promised for me to pick it up. If I get car issue in the area, I would go there again. Thanks for being professional and timely manner service.
Great mechanic shop. I'm picky about the people i let work on my car and these guys are the best. Good honest service here. Good pricing and they won't try to rip you off. You are in good hands here and the service is also great and everyone always has a positive attitude
Mike and Justin went out of their way to diagnose and successfully complete a very complicated issue. This is not the first time they have performed excellent service to our vehicles.
My car (2009 Toyota Corolla) had been acting funky for a day and a half, with the interior light 'strobing' and the headlights dimming for a split second whenever I would use my turn signals, etc. I pulled in to Nelson's on my way home to see if they could do a quick bench test on my alternator, which they were too busy at that moment to do BUT the car forced the issue in any case by refusing to start back up for me! I left it overnight and they contacted me around noon the next day to let ... Read More
Simply phenomenal service! professional, awesome work, great pricing. they picked up my car and dropped it off. I am using Nelson’s for all my vehicles and you should too!
My Jeeps alternator had died while I was driving to work on a Sunday. Next day I had it towed to Nelsons with no appointment or anything and they made time to get it fixed and back to me same day. Very professional and kind people. They definitely put their customers first
Mike and his team were great! They quickly inspected my vehicle and exceeded my expectations. Highly recommend Nelson's Service Center!
The staff is always attentive and polite and eager to please. A major issue was found during my repair but was able to be covered by the company I purchased the vehicle from. Nelson’s brought it to my attention and allowed me to avoid a very unsafe issue
Service was excellent. Great communication, great service, thorough review of all current issues and timeline for future services that will be needed under regular maintenance schedules. They're now taking care of my Maryland fleet. Thanks so much!
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