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Winter Tire Savings on Cooper Tires

2018-11-28T17:52:24+00:00November 28th, 2018|News|

If you've been thinking about new tires for winter  ... the Winter promotion is here! With the purchase of a new set of 4 qualifying Cooper® tires, including the Discoverer True North™, Discoverer A/Tw™ & more, get up to a $70 prepaid card now through December 31st, 2018. When the road ahead of you appears slick and treacherous, you need a tire that’s tough on traction. C&A Automotive has a full line of Cooper winter traction tires including the Cooper Weathermaster S/T2 and the Cooper Discoverer M plus S. The Discoverer M plus S is rugged enough for SUV’s, vans and pickups. The Weathermaster S/T2 is pinned for studs for that extra traction power on hard packed snow and ice. This tire uses snow groove design technology, which provides excellent handling characteristics. We carry the complete line of these Cooper winters tires. Stop by today!

Carroll County Times article on C&A veterans giveaway

2018-11-08T20:26:19+00:00November 8th, 2018|News|

Great article today by Jennifer Turiano for the Carroll County Times about our $2,500 veterans giveaway for 2018. Nominations are open through Saturday night. “There was one fella [last year], and I don't want to give too much detail but he served and retired and he's part of the local volunteer fire department. He volunteers at the high school in the area, and right before we did this his wife had a stroke and was in a rehab facility,” Langmeade said. “He was driving — he didn’t have to, he wanted to — he was driving down there every single day to visit her, and his only vehicle needed a lot of work. He explained to me, ‘I want to be there for her when she wakes up every morning,’ and the vehicle just wasn’t reliable enough. It needed tires, brakes and exhaust.” After the work was completed, Langmeade

Veterans Day 2018

2018-11-05T17:54:05+00:00November 5th, 2018|Community, News|

Back on the Road 2018 Time for our second annual Back on the Road! Last year, over 30 nominations were submitted for South Carroll veterans who continue to serve our local community in many amazing ways. We're excited to make this an annual event. C&A is once again selecting two veterans living in the Eldersburg/Sykesville area who could use a little extra help getting or keeping their vehicle going. Whether its for travel to work, finding work or transporting their family around—we're looking to get them back on the road. The selected veterans will each receive up to $2,500 of auto repair or maintenance services at no charge. All work will be done to our high standards with our full 24 month/24,000 mile warranty—they will just see an amount due of zero. We will not advertise their names unless the veteran approves and everything can be submitted anonymously if

Back to School Car Care Clinic – 2018 Recap

2018-08-24T22:33:02+00:00August 24th, 2018|Community, News|

On Saturday, August 18th, 2018, we held our first Back to School Car Care Clinic at C&A Automotive in Eldersburg. Adam started the day with a young lady who was getting ready to hit the road for college. The vehicle was an older Honda Civic. We started by teaching Molly how to check the oil in her car. It’s a good thing, the Honda was 2 ½ quarts low on oil. This engine only holds Four quarts. Chances are if the oil was not checked before she left, the car would not of made it to school. Molly did great. We handed her 2 ½ quarts of oil and a funnel and she did the rest. Adam and Molly spoke about how her car must be using oil and the importance of pulling the dipstick every other time she gets gas. Before we were done Adam put two quarts

Back to School Car Care Clinic

2018-11-08T20:27:29+00:00August 7th, 2018|Community, News|

View the 2018 Recap & Gallery Parents & Students - Bring your student's car or truck by Saturday, August 18th at noon for our free Back to School Car Care Clinic. We'll have pizzas, drinks and a focus on car care and emergency preparedness. Many of the cars that come in with flat tires found their spare tire to be flat too. We'll show your student how to: Change their tire Check their oil Check their tire pressure Assemble a tool kit & more We'll have time to answer their questions and help them check their vehicle to make sure they have what they need to drive safe. Please RSVP so we'll know how many vehicles we'll have coming by. And share with friends - there's no charge and it's a great excuse to get together, have some lunch and talk cars! RSVP for Clinic

March 2018 Snowstorm

2018-11-08T20:27:10+00:00March 20th, 2018|Community, News|

March 2018 Snowstorm - Help Us Help the Community C&A Automotive will be open on Wednesday and the employees at C&A would like to help any of our customers in need during & after the storm. We will come to your house to help with jumpstarts, cleaning the driveway, getting your vehicles dug out or back on the road if there was a incident. If you know of an elderly neighbor who needs help, please contact us. Even if it is as simple as bring them medication or food. We are equipped with several 4x4 vehicles, plows, snow blowers and qualified people who are eager to help. If you do have to go out & have a problem, we have roadside assistance available and a tow truck ready to go. Message us on Facebook or call us during open hours at 410-795-1211 or for after hours emergencies—our snow line at

Preventing Winter Vehicle Repairs

2018-02-01T22:32:15+00:00February 1st, 2018|News|

Before and during the winter, coolant and transmission exchanges are two important vehicle maintenance services to have performed to prevent unplanned, and expensive, service work during the cold months. So far this winter we have had several vehicles come needing major repairs that could have been avoided. Two problems seem to be the most common—internal engine damage due to antifreeze freezing and transmission failure. Preventing Engine Damage from Coolant Issues Once the coolant (antifreeze) starts to freeze it expands. Since it is inside the engine, it has nowhere to expand to, so it breaks whatever is in the way. The repair could vary from a hose to a engine. The repairs bills are often in the thousands and it could have been avoided with a simple maintenance check and service. Overtime the freezing point of antifreeze rises for several different reasons. We like to see a freezing point of at

Santa’s Garage

2018-11-08T20:27:41+00:00December 20th, 2017|Community, News|

Need some help assembling gifts? Are you missing that one tool needed to finish? Just need some private space to get it done? Will an air wrench make it go faster? An extra person to hold something for 20 seconds? This Saturday, we're clearing the bays and opening the toolboxes! We'll have coffee, tools, Bing Crosby (recorded - not in person) and a couple of elves on hand to help you get it done! Free. Pop on by and use our garage to get your gifts put together for a magical Christmas morning. View Event on Facebook

Veterans Day

2018-10-31T11:19:18+00:00October 28th, 2017|Community, News|

Back on the Road 2017 C&A is selecting two veterans living in the Eldersburg/Sykesville area who could use a little extra help getting or keeping their vehicle going. Whether its for travel to work, finding work or transporting their family around—we're looking to get them back on the road. The selected veterans will each receive up to $2,500 of auto repair or maintenance services at no charge. All work will be done to our high standards with our full 24 month/24,000 mile warranty—they will just see an amount due of zero. We will not advertise their names and everything can be submitted anonymously if you prefer. We may broadly announce what work was done but not who it was for or any identifying images of the vehicles. Selections will be made Veterans Day, Friday, November 10th, 2017. We can begin work as soon as it convenient for the nominee.